The greatest gift is giving

For those of you who have not read Eveline’s blog post simply titled please will be unaware that her sister in law gave birth prematurely to twin boys Jenson and Lewis,  Jenson was born at 2 lbs 10. His brother Lewis followed less than 30 minutes later at 2 lbs 6.  Both were so tiny, they were taken away to be put in incubators. Mum was too ill to go and see them.

In Eveline’s post she  asked “If you would like to send my sweet future sister-in-law a card, letting her know that you are thinking of her boys, please contact me through Twitter, the Ning site or my email address ( ukeveline @ blueyonder dot co dot uk) and I will give you the address to send your card to.”

Having read Eveline’s post I was immediately taken back to when my girls were in NICU and I recall with perfect clarity the array of overwhelming emotions.  I recall seeing babies much smaller than my girls and I remember just how difficult it was seeing those tiny babies dressed in nothing more than a hat and a nappy.  You see twenty plus years ago there wasn’t anywhere that stocked premature baby clothes.

I contact Eveline and requested her address so that I could send an early Christmas present to Jenson and Lewis.  I am delighted that the outfits have finally been delivered.

Christmas gift for two premature baby boys

I regularly send premature baby clothes to several UK neonatal intensive care units, however it was wonderful to be able to help an individual family.

This Christmas the greatest gift I will have received is the gift of giving, there’s no feeling like it.

If you or a family member is looking to buy a gift for a premature baby then please visit our on line store Prem2Pram


UK Hand Crafted For Baby

Showcasing the best hand made baby gifts the UK has to offer.    Wave goodbye to dull mass produced baby products and say hello to unique and stylish hand crafted baby gifts that reflect your own individual style.  If you would like to purchase or find out more about a particular product just click on the image and it will take you direct to the artists website.

Babies personalised canvas picturesOriginal artwork These stunning hand painted personalised canvas name pictures are by the artist Kate Garrett of Devon.  Each picture is unique and designed to your own specification. Be it a watercolour or canvas each one is totally unique and will no doubt become a treasured keepsake of your little ones tender years.


Baby nursery decorationStunning hand painted wall murals by Louise of London make the ideal gift for a child’s bedroom or a baby’s nursery.  Be sure to visit the mural gallery and check out those murals in progress, it’s a fascinating process and well worth a look.


Hand Crafted For Mother and Baby

Continuing on the hand crafted baby gifts theme we are showcasing the best hand made baby products Blighty  has to offer.   So wave goodbye to dull mass produced baby products and say hello to unique and stylish hand made baby gifts that reflect your own individual style.

Baby bootiesThese gorgeous baby booties have been hand crochet in merino aran yarn by Sue of Nottinghamshire. They feature Celtic Sheepskin soles for added warmth.  A drawstring keeps them securely on fidgety little feet and adds extra detail to the design. The neutral colour makes them suitable for boys or girls , so an ideal new baby shower gift.


Newborn baby clothes

Embellished baygroThis cute embellished newborn babygro is by Prem2Pram of Lancashire it comes appliquéd with the letter S and a cute cowgirl hat.  A truly unique gift for a newborn baby girl.  S is  Sugar and spice and all things nice, because that’s  what little girls are made of.  The letter is could also represent baby’s name as S is also for Sue.


Amigurumi Horse ToyThis adorable hand crocheted pony Arabella is by jarg0n of Rotherham, she’s a prize specimen judging by the rosettes on her bridle. with a glint in her eye and a swish of her tail she’s off galloping through the meadow. Arabella stands 12 hands high (cm)/(5 inch) and is 30cm/12 inch from her nose to the tip of her tail.


Nappy cakesThis delightful twin nappy cake is by TLC Nappy Cakes of  Essex, nappy cakes are the perfect gift for anyone celebrating the birth of a new born baby.  TLC nappy cakes are available for single or multiple births.  TLC is offer Premature baby cakes, so no mums need ever feel left out.  TLC Nappy Cakes are based on the design of a tiered cake, made and filled with baby essentials including:- nappies, sleepsuits, bibs, hats and various other hidden treasures.


Pendant/necklace with lock of baby hair This unique baby keepsake 925 sterling silver pendant/necklace is by Shpangle of  Leicestershire.  Pendant measures 25mm x 18mm and a lock of  your baby’s  hair is sealed with resin onto a sterling silver pendant backing. The pendant is hung from a sterling silver chain, the back of the pendant can be engraved with baby’s name and date of birth. This pendant would make a lovely gift for Mothers day.  Shpangle also offers smaller sized silver pendants, earrings and even rings suitable for containing a lock of hair.

Hand Crafted With Love

This is our second post showcasing UK Artisans hand crafted baby products.  If you would like to purchase or find out more about a particular product just click on the image and it will take you direct to that product.

Hand crafted toy basketAn adorable and practice hand crafted toy basket by Kryshees of Sheffield.  This bright fun soft fabric basket will house an assortment of toys / nursery items and will generally brighten any kids room or nursery.  Available in a variety of colours and themes to suit your individual needs.


Personalised Baby BeddingThis cute polar bear print cot set by Prem2Pram of Lancashire consists of 1 x duvet cover and 1 x pillowcase made from 100% cotton. Both the duvet cover and the pillowcase come personalised with your baby’s name, making a truly unique gift that will one day become a treasured keepsake and a reminder of your baby’s tender years.


Personalised towels by Jane HamertonMade from the softest Egyptian cotton these luxurious baby towels by Jane Hamerton of Suffolk are meticulously hand sewn and personalised with your baby’s name, making them a unique present to welcome a new baby into the world.


Baby's Taggy Square. These gorgeous Taggy Squares are hand made by Raggedy Doodle of Essex.  Each Taggy is made using a selection of  vibrant textured fabrics in a variety of  colours.  Each square measures approximately 10 inches with 4 lengths of co-ordinating ribbon securely fastened (stitched five times!) to each side.

The Transition From Cot To Bed

Making the transition from a cot to a single bed can be difficult for young children who feel safe and secure in their familiar cot so it is important to make the transition as enjoyable as possible.

Ideally you should aim to keep your little one in a cot for as long as possible, however generally by the age of 3 years, most toddlers will have moved from a cot to a single bed.  If your little one persists in attempting to climb out of their cot then it’s time to move to a single bed.

How well your toddler adjusts to the new sleeping arrangements will depend on their nature and temperament.  Some find the change easy while others take a long time to adjust to sleeping in a bed.  You can help your toddler cope with moving from his cot to a bed by making the bed inviting and fun.  Let your little one choose his own bedding, this will help him recognise the bed as his own little sanctuary.

Single bedding for Boys

Don’t rush the situation, if possible have the bed made up with the chosen bedding weeks before the initial move and encourage him to sit on the bed during story time.  The more inviting the bed appears the more likely the transition will be an easy one for both you and your toddler.

Hand crafted for baby

Here in the UK we have a wealth of talented artisans and today we are showcasing a selection of unique handmade baby products.  If you would like to purchase / know more about a particular product just click on the image and it will take you direct to that product.

baby boys greeting cardThis gorgeous handmade baby boys greeting card is by Ballderdash & Bunting of Somerset and can be personalised with your baby’s name, have your baby’s name spelt out in large letters or boy/girl/twins in large letters and their names in small text.


greeting cards for preemie babiesThese adorable premature baby greetings made exclusively for Prem2Pram by Cards & Candles For All Occasions of Stoke-on-Trent, the text on the front of the card reads “Congratulations on your little miracle, arrived earlier than planned”.


Claire's teddy bear hatThis delightful cream ear flap teddy bear hat is from Booties by Dannie of Essex and would make a truly unique baby shower gift, or would make a great addition to your professional photography studio. It’s an ideal hat for those precious newborn photos.


wall art for your baby's nursery

For the little princess in your life a painting of an open storybook by 1st Unique Gifts of Cheshire.  Each painting can be personalised with your baby’s name, wording can be changed to suit your individual needs. A truly unique baby gift that will quickly become a  treasured keepsake.

Baby Bib Bonanza

Baby bibs just got a whole lot more stylish with a variety of embroidery designs. Our embroidery bibs will last long after the design on a printed bib has faded into oblivion.

That’s the good news; now for the incredible news; each one of the baby bibs pictured below is included in this weeks special offers.

Today’s economy means you need to watch every penny, so it is good to know that you can afford to treat your baby to a stylish bib and still grab a bargain in the process.

Baby bibs

Yet more baby bibs

Yet more embroidered baby bibs

To see our full range of embroidered baby bibs please visit our main website.

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