Thursday, 17 July 2014

Maya Breastfeeding Dress Review

Milk & Mummy
Fashion & Breastfeeding - two words I never thought I would use in the same sentence. 

Dexter is now 6 months old and breastfeeding is still going strong but ever since he was born I haven't really worn any flattering clothes. I have always associated breastfeeding with comfort and clothes that make accessing your boobs easy - which usually involve non flattering tops and sweat pants. To be honest the last thing I thought about after giving birth was my fashion sense but after a few weeks went by and my once HUGE tummy slowly deflated I started to get my confidence back and was frankly a bit sick of feeling frumpy.

Queue Milk & Mummy  you may be thinking who on earth are Milk & Mummy well let me tell you. Emma, the founder of the company knows oh too well how something little like wearing nice clothes can make you feel good on the inside as well as looking fabulous on the outside. As a new mum herself she can relate to all us breastfeeding mammas which is a huge bonus. You can always tell if a product has been made by someone who has a need for it, so much care and attention to detail has gone into the range of products available. Milk & Mummy are still a very young company only established in 2012 but have such an exciting range of products, I couldn't wait to try them out!

After browsing through the website I decided to try out the Maya Breastfeeding Dress in inky blue currently retailing at £49.00. The dress is also available in a lovely vibrant orange colour called Watermelon but I wasn't sure if this would clash with my hair colour so I played safe. The dress arrived within a matter of days by recorded delivery which I prefer over other methods.

I was super excited when I opened up the dress, I couldn't wait to try it on and wore it that day! I wasn't too sure where the access site was when looking at the images online but that wasn't a problem at all as on the website there is a section detailing where to find it. There are also instructions on the packaging showing the empire line access point. 
The colour is lovely and hasn't faded even after a number of washes (Dexter is still possetting somewhat and always seems to get it down mummy's cleavage). The material was a lot heavier than I was expecting but the quality is is obvious. Made from 95% Organic cotton and 5% Spandex you can really feel how well made the dress is. I've still got a bit of a 'Mummy Tummy' and I'm happy to report Maya doesn't make me look 6 months pregnant like a lot of maxi dresses do. It doesn't cling to your wobbly bits, instead it glides over and hangs beautifully. On initial inspection the only thing I wasn't happy about was that the elastic that holds the access site in place is white and I had to keep tucking it under, I think if this was blue it wouldn't have been so much of a problem. 

When it came to feeding I had no problems at all, the empire line access works really well and is very discreet. Unless you were to stand above and peer down you wouldn't be able to tell I was breastfeeding. Dexter was able to access the breast without any problems. I have had so many compliments whilst wearing the dress especially at my Slimming World group, some of the members are pregnant and love the dress that much, I gave them leaflets and they have since been on the website and made quite large purchases. Since the dress arrived I have worn it a few times out and about. The photo above was taken in Bala where a friend and I had taken Dexter our for the day. The sun was scorching but I was nice and cool in the dress. I have also worn it to a funeral so it really can be worn anywhere and for any occasion. 

Overall I am very pleased with the dress and have found it extremely comfortable, the only little thing I would like to see changed is the colour of the elasticated band under the empire line access. I will definitely be purchasing other items from Milk & Mummy and I have already been recommending them to all of my friends. 

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

The Lovely Book For Wonderful Women - Review

A couple of months ago I was very kindly sent a copy of Lehla Eldridge's "The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women". It is an illustrated book to inspire happiness.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Family Photo Friday #9

You may remember that I recently posted about Dexter meeting his Great Grandma & Grandad from my Husbands side, if you missed it then you can catch it here. This week Dexter's Great Grandmother (Nanny) and Great Grandfather (Pappa) drove over from their home in Spain to visit. Dexter met his Nanny back in January when he was just a week old but unfortunately it was just a flying visit and we didn't get a four generations photo. This time however I was armed with my camera when we went up to my Mum & Dad's for a BBQ. 

From left to right there's Mummy, Grandad, Dexter and Nanny

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Dexter James 6 Months Old

Dear Dexter,

Two days ago was your half birthday! You're a whole 6 months old and I can't quite believe how fast it has gone. When I wrote about my pregnancy updates I used to say how fast it was going but that's nothing compared to recent months. This past year seems to have flown by and so much has changed.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Pure Chimp Super Cream Review

A couple of months ago I was very kindly given the opportunity to review some Pure Chimp super cream. Now I know what you're thinking - Pure Chimp - sounds like it should be used by primates (in other words men) ha ha but funnily enough it isn't just targeted at men but a cream for everyone from the age of 3+. The reason for the name is simple - the product is simply not tested on animals and is 100% natural.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Another Milestone.........

Unfortunately I haven't been able to write much recently for various reasons, sadly we recently had a bereavement in the family and another member is really unwell so this post is well overdue. So what's new?