When Toby and I were at The Baby Show in London Olympia last month, we got chatting to the lovely Joie team who were running a cafe (with great coffee) at the show as well as exhibiting their products. We've got the Joie Illusion Travel Cot so are familiar with the brand and cannot speak highly enough of the travel cot, which Toby sleeps superbly well in. I told them that I was after a pushchair which folded nice and compact in order to make life easier when we're on public transport and travelling in the UK and abroad. Joie suggested their brand new, sleek and modern Chrome Plus and have very kindly sent us one to try. I'll be blogging and vlogging as we take it out and about to different places, but here is a quick introduction and our initial thoughts.
As those of you who read my blog regularly will know, I breastfed Toby for 3 months then combination fed for a further month before he absolutely did not want to breastfeed any more. I'd have loved to have fed him for longer, but his reflux and colic led to him being the most unsettled baby I've ever known and, emotionally, I needed a break sometimes in order to be a good Mummy to him during his times of pain and discomfort.
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may remember the pregnancy photo shoot we had done when I was 30 weeks pregnant. We absolutely loved the photographs that the very lovely and talented Kathryn from Kat's Eyes Photography took, so we didn't hesitate in going back to her for some family shots with Toby. I really wish we'd done it when Toby was still a tiny squidgy newborn, but with reflux causing absolute havoc, he was such an unsettled little boy that I think it would have been too stressful. So, with our 9 1/2 week old baby (yes, it's taken me a further 10 weeks to do this post, I'm sorry *Bad Blogger*) we drove over to Kathryn's house and spent some time posing. Here are our favourites:
- Toby's Christmas Wish List
- The Importance of Family
- Toby at Four Months Old
- Accepting a Lack of Sleep