As our Founder, Frankie is newly pregnant, you’ll notice our Mum’s the Word section is more active than ever! Fabulous for the fellow expat new Mummies, or Mama’s to be of Dubai. Frankie has recently written up a list of her new finds, a Wishlist if you will. Let us know if you have anything else to add, or highly recommend, we would love to hear from you in the Comments section below!
Mummyista is a Dubai based maternity & nursing brand with the most fun, and fabulous swimwear! Frankie recently wore the ‘SUNS OUT BUMPS OUT’ swimsuit in Bali, and loved it! As it’s often all about the gram (who are we kidding!), this is the perfect pregnancy announcement swimsuit, and only 205AED. Use code SSxMummyista when shopping for an extra 10% discount! There’s also an additional treat of mini Coco Butter essentials in each delivery which is just adorable, a true brand from one Mum to another. We love the thoughtful touch!
Alys & James
Handmade in Dubai, and the creation of two Dubai-based Mamas, Alys & James are the cutest teething jewellery & accessories for our littlies. BPA and toxic free silicone and natural wood, this is our kind of brand, with a very reasonable starting price point from 60AED. Frankie has two teething necklaces already and her little one isn’t even here yet!
Mamas Box is literally the perfect Baby Shower present either from you, to you (yes, we’re giving permission for that to be a thing, you are doing all the hard work of growing a small human after all), or from loved ones, or a bestie! Mamas Box is the Mummies must-have equivalent to Glambox, a monthly subscription of curated Mummy treats! A box curated of all Mama-to-be’s needs. Frankie loved this!! Her box include a baby grow, pregnancy massage oil, the cutest t-shirt for Mama, and so much more! Baby Shower gifts can often be a challenge, this does the job for you, and delivers within 3-5 days. Club together with some family members or girlfriends for a 3-12 month subscription and take the first box with you to the Baby Shower event. Done! Each box is different, and handpicked with love and care to cater for your pregnant friend. So cute.
Frankie has just signed up for Hypnobirthing in September with the lovely Love Parenting UAE team. As you may have seen in a previous post, Mummy contributor Jade Chilton had a fantastic experience, and Frankie would like much of the same! Join Frankie and the Love Parenting team now for the month long course. Full details as follows, starting September 10th (also from the 17th, 24th & October 1st):
Programme for couples preparing for a calm, confident and in control birth. Learn basic birthing physiology, how to deeply relax, let go of fear and connect with your natural birthing instincts. Also, great programme for birth partners to learn tools and techniques to be able to support mothers more effectively during pregnancy and birth. Programme ran by Ana Piera.
4 week set of HypnoBirthing Classes
Wednesday evenings 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Babies & Beyond
2,200 AED per couple
Price includes all materials: workbook, mp3’s, music, birth videos & continuous support until baby is born.
For more details check out websites:
Frankie will be filming the full experience, and can’t wait to share this with you! Keep an eye out in October!
Sprii.com, in all it’s entirety is a Mum-to-be’s haven. An absolute one-stop-shop for all pregnancy, and Mummy needs. We’re talking everything from pregnancy pillow, to Nespresso machine (new Mum’s must), to nappies, to Babyzen Yo-yo. Sprii has everything, all in one place! Hurrah!
Mamas & Papas Personal Shopping
Calling all new Mummies to be! This is a must! Completely complimentary, with no huge amount of pressure to spend, Frankie tried this experience last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the education having felt a little overwhelmed with buying the big things i.e. the buggy. “Do we shop in the UK, do we shop online, where will we get the best deal”, some of the thoughts running through an expat new Mama’s head. The Mamas & Papas experience gave her some ease, and she ended up leaving with the the Mamas & Papas Flip XT buggy (which she loves!! Light, yet sturdy, and can literally be flipped for easy manoeuvring, in the denim (black seems too hot for Dubai), and brown leather, super stylish!) including newborn insert, and Cybex carseat that clips into the buggy, all within a fantastic bundle deal. Successful shopping trip we think! Book now via https://www.mamasandpapas.ae/personal-shopping/
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