Saturday, October 11, 2008

Shopping for Baby

Yesterday, Kitem, Mr. Garden and I want out for another big day of shopping for baby. Over the last few weeks my only concern had been the cot and the dresser and last weekend, I've put this behind me finally making my mind up on a gorgeous set from The White Company.

Yesterday, was shopping for the stroller and the car seat, presents from the proud Pepie and Memie. We had spotted the perfect set many months ago, a sports' model with suspensions which will be ideal for long strolls and mountain hiking, compatible with the latest model of safety for the car seat and its secure base which happens to be compatible with my car. So all is perfect and perfectly easy to use, with all sorts of comfort options for baby.
Pepie & Memie by the Thames river in Staines, where the large Mamas & Papas store (my favourite!) is.
After finding the stroller, we browsed the rest of the shop for Newborn-sized pyjamas. Above, a cute little mouse climbing to the stars, and a very cute Elephant - called Peanut from the Once Upon a Time collection.
Here with Memie, aka Kitem, on the way to lunch, after the long two-hour shopping in Mamas & Papas, we were famished. We are blessed with a fantastic weather this week, I love Autumns like this.
Quite important things we were looking for included the dreampods (sleeping bag) for winter, because I find them safer and more convenient than bedsheets, plus it gives baby that snugg feeling while giving it lots of space to kick its little legs (how cute!!!!!). Oh yeah, and with Halloween around the corner, we found this cute little story book Pumpkin Soup.
Other items from the Once Upon A Time set we bought include the Newborn pyjama, the changing mat, the dreampod and of course Memie bought that perfect little Doudou (Doux in French means soft so doudou could translate to 'Softy')

I now have most of the items off my list, my boss promised me some vouchers if I could strike a deal on USB Drives with anyone of my clients by year-end, I am so close but I have not received any order, I'll give myself one more month to close the deal and then I can use the vouchers to buy the outstanding bathing and feeding equipment, in spite of planning to breastfeed, I still want everything for feeding, so that Daddy can feed the little one and bond with his baby right from the start. I have it all sorted really, hours of research on the internet and studying catalogues do that - never been so well prepared for my studies before :P. The bedroom will be delivered middle of next month, so I will post pictures when I receive them and I requested to collect the stroller and changing table end of November, no point having it too early.


Kitem said...

And it was so fun baby shopping, I loved it, the shop attendant, the shopping, the shop, the weather, the late lunch, everyhing was perfect, what a nice day we had. And now take it easy, talk to the little one while patiently waiting for her to see her beautiful mama ans sweet daddy.

Jeannie said...

Wow! Lots of shopping - I don't believe I was anywhere near as prepared for any of my kids like you are. How exciting - I'm amazed at the stuff out there now - haven't heard of most of it. It's a different world.

tshsmom said...

Just make sure that you don't buy any "tagless" clothing for baby! The "tagless tags" are made from chemicals that cause horrific skin lesions on the babies.

tweetey30 said...

I will have my suprises out in the mail sometime too next week or the week after.. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time with them and the shopping. The girls are going to there Grandma's house today. Boy am I going to miss them..

Helene said...

Thanks all of you lovelies. I'm sure the little darling enjoys and appreciates all your love and recommendations as much as I do.

TSHMom, I'll be sure to check some of the clothes I have, but most of them come from reputable shops, thanks for the tip though.

Jeannie, you have no idea the amount of information available on the internet nowadays, I do realise how lucky this is, to be able to see my baby and know early on that everything will be alright and be able to plan everything so I've got nothing to worry about when the time comes... It's fantastic

Tweetey, I can't wait to receive the little cardi and blanky set. It looks so lovely.

And Kitem, well you get to be the memie, so that's perfect enough.

SME said...

Such cute things...I love the little elephant.

lisenn said...

Rhoooo ! C'est trop mimi !

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