Monthly Archives: December 2013

Prenatal Yoga Tips & Tricks

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Bet the idea of doing downward dog whilst your sporting a HUGE mama belly isn’t really for you? Well it is for some and prenatal yoga is becoming more and more popular with mums-to-be. When paired with cardio, Yoga can be a perfect way to keep your self-trim and healthy throughout those blooming 9 months. The ancient practice keeps you limber, Toned and improves circulation – all things which can go to pot when pregnant.

If like me when I was pregnant and your hormones are ruling your body right now (I was a ticking time bomb) Yoga can help you relax and keep you calm, with just some simple breathing exercises; this also comes in very handy when your in Labour !! Apparently with regular yoga practice it will help you fight the urge to tighten up when you feel pain, and show you how to relax instead. Check out Drew Barrymore attending her Prenatal yoga class earlier this week – HERE

Yoga Tips & Tricks
First Trimester

Great time to start, although I’m sure with fatigue and nausea this is the last thing on your mind, but trust me, you will reap the benefits.

• Only join a class with an instructor that is specifically trained in prenatal yoga.
• Listen to your body and don’t push it.
• Keep hydrated
• Breathe deeply and regularly as you stretch.

Second Trimester

Your joints will start to loosen up at this stage so act with caution. Be aware also that your balance will be totally off with your expanding belly so take it slow.

• Don’t hold poses for a long time
• Avoid lying on your back
• Might need to invest in some new yoga gear – Have read of my post on BUMP STYLE for some tips

Third Trimester

At this stage the chances of you becoming an elegant yoga poser are around a billion to one – unless your Gisele! So using props such as chairs and walls to support your balance would be a wise move. It would also be an idea to use blocks and straps to help you move through different poses with greater stability.

• Practice breathing techniques regularly – Important for you’re impending Labour!
• Really don’t hold poses for a long time without support
• Really don’t push yourself if you cant balance into a pose its your body telling you – you cant do that pose.

Hope your enjoyed my post on prenatal yoga, I will be following it up with a post natal post soon : )

Daniella X

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Celeb Bump Watch !!

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Spotted Drew Barry More leaving Pre-natal Yoga!

With Drew and her Husband Will Kopelman adding to their brood next year and giving their already gorgeous 21 month old Olive a baby brother or sister, Drew seems to be keeping herself and bump healthy and relaxed and was spotted over the weekend leaving Pre-Natal yoga. Covering her bump up with a festive Ho Ho Ho Jumper and Baggy Jeans she really does pull off this relaxed look.

I’ve found the EXACT Jumper that Drew is wearing and it’s by Celeb Favourite Wildfox Couture! You can find it HERE

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Also NEW LOOK have a fab pair of ‘Boyfriend style’ Maternity jeans just like the ones that Drew is wearing you can find them HERE

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Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas Daniella x x x

Just Scrumptious!!

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I know I usually only feature Maternity wear and accessories, but I thought Id test the water on Childrenswear, and what a fab way to start with this scrumptious brand Lilly & Sid!

Stocked in some of the UK’s most exclusive stores and Boutiques including Harvey Nichols & Selfridges, Lilly & Sid really is just one of those delightful brands that makes you feel like your purchasing something ultra special. From Toys to clothing Lilly & Sid really does cover all things baby.

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I’ve chosen two pieces from their fantastic collection – the Racoon Jo Top and the Reversible Hansel dungarees set! With both items, the quality and attention to detail is obvious, the thing I love most about the dungarees is the fact you have two outfits in one. With the option that the outfit can be reversed instantly creating two looks in one, this really is the Perfect choice if your out and about and don’t have a change of clothes. Just whip it inside out and no one would be none the wiser to the smeared banana on the other side 😉

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So if you’re looking for a gorgeous Christmas gift or just looking to spoil your little one Lilly & Sid is just a click away.

Merry Christmas

Daniella x

Its all about the 70 Denier!

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If like me your ankles and legs swell like a hot air balloon when pregnant, I might have just found you the perfect solution. Although I am no longer pregnant I still do suffer from terrible swollen ankles if I’m stood on my feet for long periods of time, which brings me to the product I’ve just started using. Solidea tights.

Designed for not only comfort but for style also, Solidea tights are highly effective when it comes to fighting tired legs and those dreaded spider veins. Extremely soft and available in different colours, deniers and not forgetting the fab maternity style designed to support your bump. These tights really do tick all the boxes when it comes to tights.

For more information on Solidea tights or to purchase a pair please visit www.daylong.co.uk

You can find the ones I tried and tested HERE

Daniella X

p.s You can recieve up to 20% OFF all compression hosiery by entering ‘ChristmasWithDaylong’ into the Checkout process. Happy shopping : )  

Kate Winslet & Ned RocknRoll Welcome A Baby Boy.

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Kate Winslet and new husband Ned RocknRoll welcomed a bouncing baby boy into the world on Saturday weighing a whopping 9 pounds. Kate who chose an NHS hospital over a luxury suite at a private hospital is said to be ‘doing great’ and I’m sure is relishing in motherhood. Congratulations to you both : )

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Love Maternity, Love Milk.

I think I have found the answers to all your maternity wear prayers!! Love Milk is an exciting – almost newish brand all the way from Sweden. Founded by Helena Henning in 2010, this brand really does more or less cover all things maternity wear! From Dresses to nightwear and even to bamboo breast pads (more on those later) BIG FAN!! It’s easy to find something from the fabulous collection, as there really does seem to be something for everyone who’s expecting or nursing; Love milk works with your individual style without breaking the bank all whilst keeping eco-friendly.

“Love Milk focuses on sustainable, easy and colourful living. But, most importantly, we want to help making nursing easier and let all mothers feel beautiful.” Helena Henning, founder of Love Milk

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For my review on Love milk, I chose the Matilda Night dress in midnight (comes in other colours) and the  bamboo breast pads, and I must say I’m far from disappointed! The Matilda nightdress, is made from this unbelievable soft organic cotton jersey, it is literally so soft you will struggle to take it off. Decorated with beautiful lace on the bust, and a elasticated seam just under, this item not only fits your ever changing body but could quite easily be worn as a summer dress. The night/day dress is great both during pregnancy and after, with it working beautifully for breastfeeding.

And now onto my favorite item, the milk leak proof nursing pads! If like me, when nursing you find yourself going through endless amounts of costly breast pads, these silky soft, fluffy fleece pads and not forgetting washable breast pads from Love milk are the greatest thing EVER.

Im not the only person who is raving about the Love Milk nursing pads, Love milk have recently been awarded with a Silver in the Mother & Baby awards 2014 for Breastfeeding Bra/top or accessory. SEE BELOW.

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Made from a Bamboo/Cotton/Polyester mix the pads stay dry on the outside with up to 30ml of milk leakage, so no embarrassing stains on your clothes if used correctly. They are soft on your breast but at the same time firm enough to stay in shape.

Bamboo is a true super material. The plant is both naturally antibacterial and antifungal, and is grown without using pesticides. Bamboo textiles absorb liquid 3-4 times faster than cotton, dries quickly and stays warm, even when wet. Due to its great qualities bamboo stays fresh and odour free. Its soft fibres make bamboo perfect for sensitive skin.

Daniella X

EXCLUSIVE

For a whopping 30% off all Sleepwear and Nursing Pads for Bump and Me followers please enter ‘BUMPANDME’ in the checkout process. This offer is until Christmas day only !! Happy Shopping 🙂

LOVE MILK – Check it out HERE

Frocks for the bump !

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With the Christmas festivities just around the corner looking for that perfect party dress can become a little bit of a headache when your sporting a Bump the size of an over pumped basket ball, so where do you start? Well I’m here to share a little secret with you and its called Tiffany Rose. I’ve just stumbled across this fabulous luxury maternity label, not only is Tiffany Rose as a brand both stylish and glamorous; it will also make you look and feel fantastic and its all down to their amazing designed dresses suited for every occasion.

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With a celeb following including Caprice, Lucy-Jo Hudson and Holly Willoughby to name a few Tiffany rose is becoming a maternity stylist favourite. So with my bump well and truly deflated, my friend Daisy has been a wonderful model for me for the best selling Rosa dress in Mocha. See Below.

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The delicate sheer lace on the bust along with the satin ribbon creates a focal point between bump and bust and is incredibly flattering. The Mocha colour is wonderful alternative to your standard LBD for the upcoming party season. Teamed with some killer sparkly heels and a pretty clutch, you are sure going to be a sensational knock out at any Christmas party.

As a company Tiffany Rose is fantastic to deal with, excellent customer service, on time deliveries, amazing dresses and not mention the beautiful packaging the dresses arrive in. : )

The Rosa dress also comes in Maxi and Vintage blush you can find the Rosa dress HERE

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Merry Christmas party season ☺