Neev Spencer’s All Things Motherhood: Babymooning

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Welcome to the Neev Spencer column. Each month, DJ and presenter Neev shares her latest adventures in motherhood. First up, Neev talks babymoons and brings us her top picks from the worlds of beauty and baby.

Hi there, welcome to my new online column! I hope you’re enjoying this glorious time of year. I have just returned from a week’s babymoon in Tenerife which was absolute pure bliss.  

We stayed at the family-friendly Luxury Ritz Carlton Resort and I wish I could turn back time and do it all over again. Our last family break just the 3 of us was so memorable.

As I go into my 7th month of pregnancy I’m relishing in the time I have with my daughter Genevieve, I feel everything is going to change soon and I’m trying to make sure I give her as much of my time as I can.

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Genevieve enjoying the sun in Tenerife.

A few things really got us through our travels this month. The Silver Cross Jet lightweight buggy was great for the airports & sleepy toddler moments. It easily folds into aircraft overhead locker cabin size so takes away that hassle of trying to check in the buggy or wait for it to be placed in the hold.

The heat is really messing with my body at the moment, I found using cooling gels and non-tight maternity wear so helpful.  I loved the Asos Maternity range for all my posey babymoon shots and Tiffany Rose for the dinner time dress-ups and stylish day wear.

Toddler fashion wise M & Co do the cutest summer wear and it’s really affordable. For something a bit more special Rachel Riley has the dreamiest dresses for little girls.

Convenience is everything for me right now so our new Toyota Magenta Aygo town car has been a total godsend for all the local nursery trips and supermarkets runs. With the new car arriving I decided to change my little girl’s car seat so her old one could be put aside for the new baby.

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Toyota Aygo

After much research I went for a Mothercare Exclusive,  the Joie Every Stage 123 fx. It’s always important with something like car safety to go to a renowned brand like Mothercare that have rated the various seats so you can really investigate what suits your needs.  

That pesky pregnancy insomnia and evening achiness has now kicked in. I’m going to up my weekly pregnancy yoga at Yoga West with Rebecca Tieken to try and relieve my body and mind of some of these new stresses.  

In the meantime, however, the Bloom & Blossom Night Time Ritual Trio has been working wonders. Taking a lukewarm bath before bed and using the products have definitely helped me and bump ease off into a better slumber.

I’ve also been using their Toddler range as Genevieve has started experiencing nightmares for the first time. I love their Roald Dahl range for kids and our new bedtime ritual of ‘banishing bad dreams’ with the help of their ‘magic’ Dream Catchers Pillow Spray is really working!

Neev’s Top Picks

Bloom & Blossom Night Time Ritual

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My new night time routine! I take a lukewarm bath before bed then use Bloom and Blossom Night-Time Ritual Trio. It has definitely helped me and bump to ease into a better slumber.

Sleep Night-Time Ritual Trio, £24, bloomandblossom.com

Silver Cross Jet Stroller 

silvercross-jet-strollerSilver Cross Jet Stroller, £225. Buy now from John Lewis.

Joie Every Stage

Every Stage FX car seatJoie Every Stage Car Seat, £240. Buy now from Mothercare.

Rachel Riley Dresses for Girls

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Flamingo Jersey Dress, £45. rachelriley.co.uk 

See you next month and in the meantime check out my mid-morning radio show on KissFM. Follow me @neevofficial on Instagram and Twitter, too!

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