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In the UK new parents are overwhelmed with choice when it comes to products to buy for your baby.
Parenting on a budget can be tricky and as a new Mumma I have favoured products which evolve with my daughter as she grows.
Today, I wanted to share with you some other MAM products that we have been loving over the Summer.
Teething and all the troubles it brings can leave both baby and parent feeling frustrated. We recently went on our first family holiday and I was convinced that Bubba was teething in the run up to it. Luckily, I packed Bob the turtle, a MAM teether friend, to ease Bubba’s pain whilst away. As well as being a brilliant teether, Bob is also a developmental toy with different textures, colours and shapes to stimulate baby’s senses. We’ve also enjoyed using the MAM cooler teether (especially in this heat) as well as the MAM bite and brush teether and I always carry one in my baby changing bag for those unpredictable moments.
Top tip: To keep cool in the heat supervise your baby while they play in a container filled with water – place their favourite teething toys in with them!
Once those pearly whites begin to show it’s time to introduce a toothbrush and the MAM learn to brush set has been a brilliant addition to our bathtime routine. The extra long handle allows both baby and parent to hold the brush together which has been a great help.
When it comes to our preferred baby bottles we have always trusted MAM. Initially, we used the MAM easy start anti-colic self sterilising bottles to give my daughter expressed breastmilk before moving on to the MAM easy active bottles when she got older and could drink more.
Since my daughter began teething we have used the MAM trainer bottles which are brilliant as they are all inter-changeable depending on your needs. This is also cost effective which, as a bargain hunter, is a big positive for me!
We began using the small MAM starter cup which allowed Bubba to hold the handles herself and take a drink when she wanted to. She quickly enjoyed the independence this gave her and it was lovely to see her gaining this new skill. The bottle and design is super sweet too!
Over time and as more teeth appeared, the gummy teats naturally took a bit of a beating. It soon became apparent that it was time to try the MAM fun to drink cup instead which features a firm spout able to withstand those sharp new teeth. We were able to attach the handles from the trainer cup to the fun to drink cup which made for a smooth transition. Of course, moving from a gummy teat to a firm spout takes a bit of getting used to but I was surprised at how quickly Bubba adapted to the change.
Babies can be fiercely independent and determined to practise the new skills they’ve learnt themselves. One milestone we have recently reached is trying to drink from a cup and we have enjoyed lots of smiles and spills in the sunny weather.
I would recommend MAM products to new parents because they are designed with baby in mind as well as offering ease of use. The self sterilising bottles are brilliant in the early newborn days and the interchangeable nature of their trainer cups are perfect when weaning from bottle to cup. We also like the wide range of colours and designs available.
Bubba and I are looking forward to the next development stage and we are sure that there will be other MAM products to help us on our journey.
Many thanks to MAM Baby UK for kindly sending us the products mentioned in this review free of charge. However, all opinions expressed in this blog post remain our own.
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