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For everyday travel
For growing families
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Created for a life in motion
Engineered to rise with your child from birth to 12 years
Developed for slumber and play wherever you go
Combine Coast, our strong and durable pushchair designed for everyday strolls, with a Simplicity Plus infant carrier & base
Add an award-winning Dream i-Size Infant Carrier & Base with your Coast pushchair, designed for everyday strolls
Everything you need with your Wave pram including Dream i-Size infant carrier & base, changing bag, footmuff, phone holder and snack tray
Turn your Wave pram into a Travel System with an award-winning Dream i-Size infant carrier
Everything you need with your Reef pram including a First Bed Folding Carrycot, Dream i-Size infant carrier, changing bag, footmuff, phone holder and snack tray
Add a First Bed Folding Carrycot and an award-winning Dream i-Size infant carrier on to your Reef pram
Everything you need with your Dune pram including a First Bed Folding Carrycot, Dream i-Size infant carrier, changing bag, footmuff, phone holder and snack tray
Add a First Bed Folding Carrycot and an award-winning Dream i-Size infant carrier on to your Dune pram
Everything you need with your Dune pram including a Compact Folding Carrycot, Dream i-Size infant carrier, changing bag, footmuff, phone holder and snack tray
Combine your Dune pram with a Compact Folding Carrycot and an award-winning Dream i-Size infant carrier
For compact travel
For families on the go
For everyday strolls
For everyday comfort
Awarded the safest infant carrier for your newborn by ADAC, when used with the Dream i-Size base
The only 360° rotating car seat you need, suitable from birth to approx. 12 years
The multi-stage car seat, growing with your child from 15 months to approx. 12 years of age
Our high-back booster seat from 4 to 12 years old, approved to the latest R129/03 safety standard
Simple and beautiful, the Bromley nursery furniture collection offers the perfect canvas for creatin...
Create the best nursery for your little one to nap, play and grow with the Bromley Oak 3-piece nurse...
Create a sense of calm with our 3-piece Alnmouth nursery set with a washed oak finish. The multi-sta...
For traditional style in your little one's nursery, choose the Nostalgia furniture collection. Craft...
Becoming a parent is one of life's biggest changes!
You go from being autonomous, just looking after yourself with free time for interests and hobbies to spending hours feeding and trying to make your little one sleep, washing endless laundry, cooking for your kids, helping them play, taking them to activities - the routine is relentless! Often as parents we’re the last people to take a break and consider our needs. As the saying goes, “you can’t pour from an empty cup” so we need to ensure we have enough in the tank before giving energy to others.
Be sure to keep well hydrated throughout the day to keep energy levels up.
Here are some of my top tips:
Don’t let hunger strike!
There are flash points in each day where it’s often completely busy for a couple of hours. You're madly dashing around when you realise it’s been hours since you’ve eaten and you're about to keel over with hunger. This also does nothing positive for mood and energy levels. Many evenings I’ve been literally crying on the sofa and a quick piece of toast has sorted me out immediately. The same goes for fluids - keep well hydrated throughout the day to keep energy levels up.
Yes, there are lots of moments when we just want to grab all the biscuits, and that’s fine sometimes, but maybe just not every day. Sugar provides a quick hit but will also leave you crashing shortly afterwards, plus it’s really addictive, so once you’re in the cycle it can be hard to stop. Have some slow release and refreshing snacks ready to grab throughout the day. Ideas include: apple slices with nut butter, hummus and veggies, oat cakes, natural yoghurt with berries, handfuls of raw nuts, rye bread with nut butter/roast chicken/ham, banana, berry and almond butter smoothie, energy balls, wholegrain no sugar bars, eg Squirrel Sisters, Deliciously Ella.
Don’t worry if you can’t fit in a whole workout, but do try to find a little pocket in each day where you can move for 15 minutes. Your body and mind will thank you for it. It could be a short workout on youtube, a brisk walk, a stretch sequence - whatever floats your boat and gives you energy.
Have slow release snacks, such as energy balls, ready to grab throughout the day.
Schedule it in
If you do want to make time for a longer workout by yourself, work with your partner at the beginning of the week to schedule a time. It’s not selfish to want and need to take time for yourself, and movement can be such a beneficial thing to do in that time. If we don’t schedule time in, it’s likely we’d go days without having a moment to ourselves which can quickly build up into stress.
Rather than take on all the same jobs each day, it’s quite a good idea to mix it up. This might involve one person doing the children's bath and story and the other one prepping dinner. It gives both of you a chance to do things your own way with the kids and the other one a bit of space, even if it is just tidying up the mess of the day and ordering a takeaway. Get the tunes or podcast on while you do it (or just relish the silence) and then have a catch up with your partner when all the chores are completed.
It's a really good idea to keep a bit of a journal just to reflect on the day. Try writing three words that represent positive moments in your day - they can be really simple, for example ‘clean hair, delicious lunch, no arguments after school’ and then one thing you’d prefer to let go of. Writing them down will help you build gratitude for all you've completed and give you a bit of closure on anything less enjoyable. You might notice patterns, or perhaps that things are never as bad as you thought they’d be. It always helps relaxation and acceptance if you can reflect on and then release thoughts from your brain before bed.
Parenting can be really stressful, so remember you have to look after yourself so that you’re able to give energy when your little ones most need you.
MAMAWELL founder Rosie Stockley is a pre and post-natal exercise specialist who understands first-hand the changes the body goes through in childbirth. Alongside caring for her daughters, her vision is to empower women to use their bodies to give them strength and energy through pregnancy and childbirth. In the postpartum period, Rosie educates women on the changes their bodies have gone through, how to safely exercise, and encourage them to find confidence and balance in this mentally and physically challenging time.