Monday, April 28, 2014
here), I’ve taken on another project…a “sleeve” for the stroller bag I already have. The stroller bag I have is a little dated…as it was bought when my big sister was born…33 years(!) ago. Thanks Mummy for hanging on to it for so long! Well with it’s red Scottish pattern I feel it’s time to update it…
I’ve seen there’s a trend starting with other knittable bloggers posting pictures of their knitted stroller bags. Guess RisaRosa had to get some competition sooner or later. How can you not fall in love with their bags?
Here are some of the ones I’ve come across, I just had to share their beautiful creations:
(Sorry to my International readers, these posts are in Norwegian – but they are for inspirational purposes only, please respect the copyrights attatched)
- Hestvold (with pattern – though in Norwegian)
- Mamma Solveig
This time I’m giving Drops Alaska a go (bought @Drops previous yarn sale). I’ve never knitted with this yarn before, but so far things are looking good.
Again I’ve drawn inspiration from RisaRosa, Drops and my creative self. Will post pictures as soon as I’m done.
- do you have a favorite Drops wool yarn?
- have you started knitting a stroller bag?
Monday, April 21, 2014
With my best friend Hoaneypoo just giving birth to a baby boy, I asked if she wanted the finished bag. And she was super happy with the bag.
I did my bag with a mix of cable knit and moss stitch…
- ever knit a stroller bag?
Thursday, April 10, 2014
With friends having their first baby left and right, I‘ve been asked for tips of baby must haves. These are just my tips from my experiences with BabyS…all babies are different and some things works better than others.
BabyS bottom didn’t like the “chemicals” in wet wipes, so we changed to dry wipes to use with plain tap water. Even with dry wipes there are tons to choose from…from normal priced to very cheap…
|Comment||Available also abroad…just ask for non-woven swabs||Vitus apotek have offers on this brand often: 5 for 100 NOK||Bought these 50% off,haven’t had a chance to use them yet.||Tried these at a friends house, just like the Vidi ones.|
|Approx. pricing||30 NOK||29 NOK||28 NOK||18 NOK|
|Available @||Most pharmacies||Vitus apotek||Apotek 1||Kiwi grocery stores|
All these come in 100 wipes per package and measure 10 x 10cm. Also great for using with baby oil.
The above dry wipes I used while BabyS was very sensitive to everything that come in contact with her skin. As she got more “sturdy” we changed to a more coarse dry wipe. Mostly because these were better to use when her poo was harder to wipe away.
The packages come in 250 wipes per package with a guesstimated size of 15 x 17 cm. Please note that these wipes have a more coarse surface…so not suitable for a newborns sensitive skin.
Diaper cream/ Zinc cream: After using different brands, we prefere “Dr. Greve Pharma sinksalve”. Just the right consistency for us.
Diaper cream: Bepanthen ointment by Beyer. Great for a serious rash.
Foam soaps wash out faster than regular soaps. Great when you have a impatient baby waiting.
Medela Purelan – lanolin ointment for mommy's’ soar nipples (from breast feeding). I bought the smallest tube and had more than enough for my usage.
Liquid bile soap: natural and can be used on the most delicate clothes. Worked wonders on our wool and bamboo clothes.
Clothes – for baby:
- Bodies that can be wrapped instead of pulled over the head was great for first timers like us. A newborns body sometimes feel like jelly, and placing a baby on top of the body and just wrapping around…And when your baby does a poo-volcano (poo is everywhere!…from the diaper, up the back, all the way up to the neck) it’s very relieving not having to pull the crap over baby’s head. Or like my colleagues tip, using scissors to cut of the body.
Of course what clothes to put on your baby depends on the season/weather. Always dress your baby accordingly.
- Mittens…Babies have the smallest nails and easily bruise their sensitive skin. Socks can also be used in a pinch
A while back I posted about my newfound love for Pierre Roberts wool tops. Great when nursing and keeps the chest nice and warm, at least when the temperature in Norway start dropping below 10°C.
Large gauze towels. Super absorbent and multi use. We used our to cover up when feeding, washing, wiping, as bibs, padding, blankets….pretty much everything. We bought our super cheap @Jysk, but they discontinued this line since we bought ours. I bought a new batch when I was in Singapore. I have later also found them on Ebay, just search for ‘gauze towels’ or “gauze diapers”. Just remember to check the size. Ours were pretty large, measuring a 72 x 72 cm.
Water bottles – filled and stored in the fridge. Important to replenish when breast feeding.
Some tips to start with.
- what would be you tip about?