Maternity Clothes Loan

Another pile of maternity clothes back in from being out on loan. This collection is all around size 12.

All sorted through before going out again straight away to another mama to be.

Did you know I loan out maternity clothes? Much to my husband’s dismay 😆. He goes nuts about the storage but generally I never have a the clothes hanging around at home for too long. There is always another mummy to pass them on to.

When I was pregnant with my first bean I found it really expensive kitting myself out with a whole new wardrobe. I’d only fit in some things for a month! It seemed so wasteful. So I decided to loan out the clothes I’d bought to other mums to help them out.

As time has gone on my collection has grown and grateful mums have donated more and more to my stash. I now have a size 8 bag, two large size 10 ones(one winter season and one summer) and two large size 12 ones with a few larger sizes.

Occasionally I have a little clear out of things that are looking a bit tired or have gone out of fashion but for the most part the clothes are all really well looked after.

If you or anyone you know is interested in loaning a bag just drop me a Message and I’ll add you to the list for when a set next comes back in.

Baby classes aren’t for everyone….

For some people, attending a baby group or class is either not their idea of fun or just not possible. Being unable to drive, or not having access to a car can make it difficult to get to some class and group venues too.

Not everyone feels comfortable in groups of people and it can be quite daunting to get out on your own with a new baby.

I offer 1-1 sessions in the comfort of your own home or mine. I provide all the towels and oil and information so all you need to do is relax and enjoy some lovely bonding with your baby.

We can focus on any areas of concern such as constipation, wind or congestion or I can just share with you a general routine for helping both you and your Baby to relax and hopefully aid better sleep for both of you.

The session can involve just one person and Baby (or a doll if you’re looking to learn a few strokes before Baby arrives) or can include your partner, other children or family member or group of friends.

For more information or to book a session message chilledbeansbaby@outlook.com or message me via Facebook

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Our newest little Chilled Bean

I realised that I hadn’t properly introduced my newest little Chilled Bean. Born 31st August weighing 8lb 4oz. and after much deliberation named Poppy Elizabeth Oates.

We’ve spent the last nine weeks soaking up baby cuddles, singing lullabies, sniffing sweet baby breath and stroking her fuzzy little head.

Her big sisters quite simply adore her and fight over who is going to help change her nappy or holder or sing to her.

Poppy certainly enjoys being massaged and we’ve all seen the benefits of Yoga and massage in soothing her windy tummy!

We feel soo very lucky to have her and are excited to watch her grow and flourish.

Demo session @ NCT Bumps and Babies

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I really enjoy doing demo sessions at the NCT Bumps and Babies group in Long Eaton. There are always lots of gorgeous babies to meet and often a few familiar faces which is lovely.

I attended this particular group waaay back when I was a bump with my first baby. It was lovely and welcoming and a great way to meet other parents and carers of babies of a similar age. In fact, my daughter went on to go to pre-school and now primary school with some of the little people that she met there. It made it soo much easier for her on her first few days of settling in at pre-school because she already had a little group of friends.

You don’t have to be an NCT member to attend the group and the recommended donation is only £2. The group organiser is really proactive and arranges for lots of people (like me!) to come and visit which can really help you to decide about activities to do with your baby.

So if you live locally why not drop in. 10:30-12:30 on Thursday mornings at St Johns church hall on College Street in Long Eaton, Nottingham.

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Me and my Chilled Beans Baby all ready to go!

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Mama Bean Summer Social

A few pictures from our lovely friendly social event. Thank you to everyone that came along  on the day and to our partner businesses The Bakery Cafe and Mi Tiempo for helping to make everyone feel welcome.

It was lovely to catch up with some former class members to see how the babies have gown and brilliant to meet some new little beans and their mummies too.

Lovely last classes today

Today was was the last class of my current massage and yoga courses. Its always really sad to say goodbye to all the lovely mummies and babies after spending the last 5 weeks getting to know them and watching the babies change and develop. Thankfully i’ll be seeing quite a few of you again soon on the next courses. 🙂

There have been lots of coughs, colds and tummy bugs about so we were missing a few little beans who I hope to cross paths with soon.

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Baby Massage Graduates
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Baby Yoga Graduates

Fab taggy blankets by Crafts for Tadpoles

These cute taggy blankets are made by the grandma of one of our lovely baby massage babies. She very kindly donated a set to Chilled Beans for the babies at our classes to snuggle up to. My littlest Bean has taken a liking to one of them and swiped it as her comforter for sleep time. She likes scrunching the blanket up and pressing the fluffy side of it against her face when she’s dozing off. We’ve found that the tags aren’t just great for little fingers to fiddle with but also very handy for attaching the blanket to pushchairs, car seats and highchairs.

I will definitely be ordering a few more. Thank you Crafts for Tadpoles!

My New Uniform

Obviously the babygrows and vests won’t fit me though. This is what friends and family will be receiving for birthdays, Christmas, births etc.

Thanks to Rebel Print for making them all for me.