[enthält Werbung] It has been three years since I entered Sara and Tom’s kids’s idea retailer for the primary time and the world of kids’s furnishings and equipment instantly solid a spell over me. The consequence is just not solely a ardour for fairly kids’s issues, but in addition an exquisite friendship.
They’ve each believed in me since I began running a blog in 2016. We supported one another and grew collectively. Time to pay tribute to this connection once more. I’m happy to current you with a house story with many photos from your property, a lot of kids’s room inspo and an interview with a non-public look behind the scenes.
Expensive Sara, in December 2018 you gave beginning to your second son. Two months earlier than the anticipated due date and after you needed to spend a couple of weeks in hospital with a placenta praevia. How was it for you?
It was a really exhausting time for us. I already knew mendacity down from my first being pregnant, I did not assume that was that unhealthy. This time I used to be on the College Hospital in Zurich and subsequently at all times had loads of guests. So the time flew by. The toddler was lastly born within the 32nd week of being pregnant by emergency caesarean part. Happily, he was wholesome from the beginning. Nonetheless, he needed to keep within the TMC untimely child ward for 5 weeks.
It was simply earlier than Christmas – a really particular time. I might have beloved to go to the Christmas market or the Singing Christmas Tree with our three-year-old and bake cookies with him. However sadly that was not potential then. My husband needed to take over my “mother job”. We had been additionally capable of enhance childcare within the daycare middle and with the day care household. My mother and father took care of our canine.
The My Snowflake workforce confirmed their full dedication, I used to be extraordinarily comfortable about that! As a result of November and December are at all times very robust months for us. I’m a really optimistic particular person, I look forward and shortly neglect the “tough occasions”.
A 12 months in the past I used to be allowed to take an image of your huge one and that’s quite small at 10 sq. meters. Do your boys share a nursery? How do you set two kids in there?
The toddler is at present sleeping in our bed room in a Bermbach mattress. I instantly fell in love with this rattan mattress once I found it on the honest. As quickly because it not matches in there, we’ll change the mattress for the mini + child mattress from Oliver Furnishings and depart it within the room for a sure time.
I believe once we are round two years outdated, our toddler will be capable of share a bunk mattress along with his huge brother. The Mini + mattress by Oliver Furnishings could be transformed right into a bunk mattress, which is smaller and extra compact than a typical mattress. As well as, an extended fall guard could be hooked up to the decrease mattress.
The Mini + is just not as excessive as a traditional bunk mattress. That is significantly helpful when the age distinction between the siblings is quite small and the older little one is just not but “huge” sufficient to sleep on a traditional bunk mattress above. The proper mattress for babies’s rooms!
In the intervening time we’re nonetheless utilizing it within the loft mattress model with a curtain and play mattress. For the reason that mattress is really helpful for kids as much as 9 years of age, we’ll most likely be capable of accommodate each kids within the babies’s room for a couple of extra years. After that we might have to maneuver once more. We are going to see.
What are your absolute child musthaves?
I like to hold my kids and that is why I discover a sling very sensible. As a result of bodily proximity, it conveys safety. Oh and my boys are and had been spit kids … So I am unable to do with out swaddles.
Then there may be our play arch, which we now have been utilizing on daily basis since we had been infants round three months outdated. The picket play arch by Loullou is easy and exquisite to have a look at and our toddler can get pleasure from it so nicely. If you’d like, you may change the equipment on it. The trailers can be found from totally different producers.
Our toddler has been sleeping in a child nest since beginning. It offers him a sure limitation and safety, as he’s used to from the intestine. The newborn nest lies within the mattress at night time and within the hanging cradle in the course of the day or on the ground within the dwelling space. I at all times take it with me once we journey to my mother and father or in-laws. So he has his regular little mattress.
Because the proprietor of a kids’s idea retailer, is not it tempting to at all times take the most recent kids’s objects house with you?
Everybody at all times thinks that we solely have the most recent and loads of it at house. However I am a minimalist and, so to talk, I actually solely attempt to take with me what nonetheless matches within the kids’s room and is required. I stand behind each single product in our vary and select all the pieces with loads of love and care. However I want to solely have a small and advantageous choice of them at house.
How lengthy do you permit your self a child break? And the way do you arrange yourselves if you work within the retailer once more?
As a self-employed particular person, you by no means actually cease working. In the intervening time I’m already engaged on my cellular phone loads and as quickly because the toddler is asleep I open the laptop computer. However I additionally get pleasure from it. As a result of My Snowflake is my third child, so to talk! From August / September I will likely be working within the retailer once more for 2 days, then the toddler will come to daycare.
The older one stays within the day care middle and visits the non-public kindergarten there for 3 full days from the summer time. So I’ve my two boys in the identical place. We shut our store each Monday. Which means that we are able to get pleasure from at the present time to the total as a household till we begin faculty and typically drive away spontaneously in our VW bus.
What’s new at My Snowflake?
In February – do not ask me how we managed to try this on the aspect – we opened our second store in Zurich. Just some meters from the present store in Greencity in Zurich Leimbach. Within the new store we concentrate on strollers, automobile seats and all the pieces associated to equipment.
Many discover it extremely tough to decide on the appropriate stroller or little one seat. Security, performance and design are a very powerful factors with these merchandise. We’ve got specialised in chosen manufacturers and are comfortable to supply skilled and advisory help to parents-to-be.
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