My first experience of baby shopping when I was expecting Poppy was, I’m sure, very similar to other expectant parent’s out there. A stressful Saturday afternoon spent hanging around John Lewis in a state of utter confusion. It’s not like we even went in blind, I’d researched for what felt like months but when faced with walls of different products, a husband with an attention span of a hungry toddler and ridiculous crowds we only managed to come away with a changing matt. Don’t judge, it was a stressful afternoon!!
This time around I had heard whispers of an entirely different experience that might actually be enjoyable?! What? Lies, all lies!
Well, after having the pleasure of spending some time with the delightful and uber inspirational Laura Slater on a recent flying visit to London, I can tell you this heaven does exist and it’s called Eat Sleep Love Boutique.
Set up last year after the arrival of baby number two, Laura has created an oasis of calm and style for parent’s to be and new parents with everything you could possibly want for new baby and beyond.
Her product range is to die for and what’s best is that Laura’s been through it all so really knows what products work and what parents really need.
I arranged to meet Laura to have a look at her Jem+Bea changing bag range in the flesh and was secretly hoping to pick Laura’s brain on a few other items I had been umming and arring on. Thankfully Laura really listened to my requirements and was able to advise me on absolutely everything I needed. No confusion, no hassle, no feeling of being rushed, just a feeling of accomplishment by the end of my visit. This really is the way forward!
After much consideration and discussion I ended up ordering the Jem+Bea Beatrice changing bag (with personalisation, yipee!) which you may have seen in my recent changing bag post, an Angel Care baby bath support so that Poppy and new baby can bath at the same time and a Baby Bjorn Carrier one however I could have easily bought the whole shop!!
My absolute favourite items were the truly exquisite hand knitted cashmere and merino wool items from Eat Sleep Love’s own range. Seriously divine.
As I was heading straight on to a concert at the O2 I decided to have everything delivered in a few weeks but you can equally take everything away there and then if you choose.
Very soon there will soon be an online purchasing option so you can take advantage of the Eat Sleep Love loveliness wherever you are in the country. Woohoo! Watch this space!
I literally cannot wait for my goodies to arrive 🙂