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Heading to the slopes with a seven month old!

Its that time of year again and were heading to our favourite range of mountains, the French Alps. Yes we’re off to Courchevel!

This year, with baby Nico in toll, we decided to drive! I thought it would either be the first or last time the we do it but actually it was fine. Nico was such a good boy and didn’t really complain at all. we kept to his routine with feeding and stopped every two hours for a stretch and nappy change. The whole journey took around 14 hours but went super quick.

Travelling light is not something that Nicky & I do well, so with a baby added to the mix our luggage was quite excessive, (thank god for the roof box!). The hotel that we stayed in (Fahrenheit Seven) kindly put a travel cot in the room where we could just lay Nico’s Sleepyhead. For him it has been like sleeping home from home. Its so brilliant that you can just pack it in a bag and take it with you. It just helps little ones get the best night sleep ever as they are in familiar surroundings. The Sleepyhead is the complete pod sleeping system from 0-36 months. It can used for bed-sharing, bed transitioning, as a crib reducer (thats what we use it for most now), tummy time and lounging. Its lightweight and has numerous handles so really versatile to take anywhere. It really does make the baby feel safe and secure especially after swaddling. You start with the Sleepyhead Deluxe + and move onto the Sleepyhead Grand from nine months. Its probably one of the best items that we have for Nico, has made such difference to him sleeping well in his big cot and the fact that you can travel with it so easily is such a bonus. An absolute must have!

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Nico all cosy in his sleepyhead in the travel cot!

To view the range of gorgeous patterned covers click here . You can buy from John Lewis and they start from £117. Check out the Sleepyhead instagram page @sleepyheadofsweden

 

Another life saver on the slopes has been the Yoomi – the revolutionary self heating bottle. It the fasted warming system in the world! The Yoomi bottle warms to a perfect temperature in just 60 seconds, preserves all of the essential nutrients of the milk, is perfect for night feeds when your baby is young and life changing for on the go!!

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The Yoomi sitting proudly on our table at lunch!

The amazing Yoomi features:

  • warms feed in 60 seconds
  • breastmilk temperature every time
  • portable, ideal for feeding on-the-go or at night
  • naturally shaped teat for easy latch-on
  • unique 6 anti-colic vent system for less colic
  • rechargeable warmer x 300
  • compatible with 700-1200 watt microwaves
  • 100% BPA free
  • all yoomi parts interchangeable across the range

To buy your Yoomi system & bottles click here.

What do I wear when I ski……? As fashion is hugely important in my life I want to make sure that I look the part on the slopes as well as off. That’s why my first point of call is always Winternational.co.uk. From slopes to aprés, they have it all. One of my favourite brands is Goldbergh. The fit is always just perfect and they have the most beautiful designs. This year I added a pair of bright yellow ski pants to my collection, I want to be seen on the slopes after all! As always they sculpt like a pair of gloves and are super comfy.

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Matching yellow cashmere with my Pippa ski pants. Made from 4-way stretch Schoeller fabric they are breathable, water repellant, warm and totally stretchy! Honestly the best fitting ski pants I have ever worn. I also have the Goldbergh Paris Skinny  ski pants with stirrups, another great pair that are so comfortable.

Priced around the £250 mark, Goldbergh ski pants are the way to go! Click here to go directly to International to buy.

Winternational also have a huge range of luxury ski jackets. Sticking with Goldbergh, I like this Mina Downfilled jacket in soft gold. This would look amazing with black or beige ski pants. Belted at the west to give you shape, this jacket is super stylish as timeless. A gorgeous piece that you’ll have for years to come on the slopes!

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Click here to buy this stunning jacket for £420. You will not see these luxurious designs in your average ski store so make sure you buy now!

Whether you’re going this season or planning for next year be sure to check out Winternational.co.uk before you go!  The snow has been amazing this year so Nicky & I may see if we can catch another cheeky weekend at the end of the season!

This year we stayed in a hotel rather than renting a chalet. We chose Farenheit Seven in Courchevel 1650. I was pleasantly surprised to see the affordable rates at a hotel that looked very stylish, not to mention being situated in Courchevel. The decor is fun, hip, vintage with olive greens, turquoise and mustard hues. It’s very relaxed and has a nice home from home feel.  At the bottom of the slopes, seconds from the main lift, you couldn’t ask for a better location too.

We had a triple room to give us some more room with Nico and it was very spacious. The bar and restaurant were very nice too serving great drinks and impressive menus.

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Hotel Bar

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Le Zinc – Terrace Bar & Restaurant

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Bedroom

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Bathroom

We would definitely recommend this hotel for friends, couples or families and would love to return ourselves!

Today has been a bit of a white out which has given me time to blog! I’m hoping for a nice sunny day tomorrow so I can get back out there and show off my outfit a bit more!!

Take care lovelies and speaks soon!

Big love,

Kelly xx

@kellysimpkin

@kellysworldofficial

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