It’s Friday and it’s #your6essentials time! We’re getting to know Lyndsey, the wonderful woman behind the latest brand to join our collection of essentials, @mosleylondon and mother to her gorgeous 3 month old little lady.
1. Your pregnancy essential?
Cowshed Utterly Gorgeous Stretch Mark Balm – I ended up getting stretch marks with my daughter Maisy but near the end of pregnancy I came across a cream that I wish I’d used from the start. A friend gave it to me at my baby shower and I absolutely loved it. I think I was Cowshed’s best customer that year!
2. Your motherhood essential?
My daughter loves a dummy. I know there is so much opinion over this little piece of plastic but she loves it and I carry it everywhere.
3. Essential piece of advice?
I had an elective c-section and I ended up bottle feeding my baby. I use dummies and I already started weaning my four month old onto solids. Pretty much everything I just said is not the norm but it’s my journey and it’s what works for me and my daughter. There is no right or wrong.
4. Your handbag essential?
Lip balm. I’ve given up on fancy makeup.
5. Your Spring/Summer essential?
A good comfortable sandal and a pedicure.
6. Top tip for travelling with children?
Ok, this is a subject I know very well. By the time my daughter was three months old, we had travelled to Ireland, France and Italy. All with Ryanair. My tips are completely relating to budget travel as a solo parent traveling with a tiny baby.
1) Always book fast track through security
2) If flying with Ryanair, definitely pay for the premium option and select priority boarding and 20kg cabin bag
3) Top seat tip, you will be restricted on where you can sit on a plane when traveling with a baby. You’re legally only allowed to sit by a window. 3F is the BEST seat on Ryanair when flying with a baby. Lots of leg room and although they did not intentionally design this, on all Ryanair planes there is a little pouch next to seat 3F which I usually use to hold a muslin, bottle, dummy etc.
4) To avoid your baby from getting sore ears and crying throughout the flight, make sure to feed them on ascent and descent so that there little ears will adjust to the pressure.