A pram, a problem, a fix…

So you may have read about our problems with the Mothercare Xpedior pram we bought for our precious baby. It hurt her so obviously we no longer wished to/could use it so we complained to Mothercare. After a bit of chasing back and forth, and three 60 mile round trips to our “local” store we eventually got rid of the pram (which is a pity because it was pretty) and ordered a replacement (to the detriment of our pocket).
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Mothercare Xpedior – problems rearing their heads


The Xpedior car seat caused this welt on 22 week old’s knee (she is only on 9th percentile of weight so only small) after just a 10 minute journey.

Back in February I wrote a review on the Mothercare Xpedior where we liked the pram and gave it a fairly positive review – we like it but have learned that it takes time to really know how much you will like a pram and now I will tell you why! Continue reading

Ten top tips for camping with a baby

Originally posted on Tenting in Scotland:

Camping with a baby may sound like something you would never want to try doing and if you do then it sounds like it should be hard work but it doesn’t have to be.
We have been camping a couple of times now with our baby who is now 19 weeks and have found it to be no more stressful than camping without a baby.
Here are our top 10 things to think about with the baby.


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Vango Airbeam Genesis 500

Originally posted on Tenting in Scotland:


When walking into a camping shop to browse tents I did not expect to be blown away by a method of erecting a tent but I was when I was introduced to the Vango Airbeam Genesis 500.

Pitching a tent has always been about poles so imagine how interested we were to hear that one particular tent in the showroom was inflatable!

We had not planned to buy a tent but after hearing it was inflatable (we love gadgets and gizmos so this was very appealing to us) and that it can be erected in 5 minutes we were sold. Okay so 5 minutes is maybe a bit of a push but it isn’t too far off that (maybe 10-15 minutes up and ready to sleep in).

The great thing about this tent is that it can be erected, quickly, with only one person so this saves on arguments. The…

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