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Mothercare Greenwich: New store celebrates with #Welcometotheclub launch event

NOTE: Mothercare Greenwich store has now closed down permanently. Please check online for your nearest Mothercare store.

At the beginning of November to launch the new opening of the Mothercare Greenwich store which is based over at the Brocklebank retail park in Charlton (near to the Wickes Charlton store for you locals), the big parenting brand partnered with a team of top parenting experts, including Zoe De Pass of @DressLikeaMum, to host an exciting interactive evening, offering honest advice and tips to expectant parents.

It was a brilliant event and a shame as I wasn’t able to make it because everyone looked like they had loads of fun! Those who attended received personal shopping experiences, exclusive discounts on top of the special workshops and talks hosted by parenting experts.

The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Mothercare Greenwich Parenting Event
Photo by @Dresslikeamum / Instagram

Hosts from the night…

Zoe De Pass – trendy mummy, influencer and fashion blogger
Zoe is known for her fantastic taste in mum-friendly attire that is super stylish. I love looking at her instagram page for style inspo. At the event she spoke about how maternity style can be done without compromise. The mother of two and fashion blogger is on a mission to challenge misconceptions of dressing like a mum. Zoe also introduced her picks from Mothercare’s capsule collection, THE EDIT, which includes trend-led separates and dresses that can be mixed and matched to offer fashionable yet comfortable solutions to dressing during pregnancy and nursing. It’s great that there’s now a wide range of stylish maternity wear to choose from.

Beth Kitt – midwife and parenting book author
New parent myths like baby brain were dispelled by midwife and author Beth Kitt. Curious parents-to-be could ask as many questions about parenting and parenthood to their heart’s content. With years of experience in midwifery, Beth shared her invaluable tips on pregnancy and surviving the first few weeks with a new baby. She is the author of the book, ‘The Bump to Baby Chapter’.

Liz Day – parenting consultant
Liz talked about the ultimate hospital bag checklist to prepare expectant parents for labour, birth and the first few hours with a newborn. From nursing bras and birthing plans, to headphones for labour playlists, and cotton nightwear to stay cool. This is one talk that I would highly recommend to all new parents. When I was a first time mum, I never got the chance to attend these kind of events (I’d always missed them ironically) but my BabyCentre forum helped me out a lot! A lot of the mums on there were 2nd time mums so they gave me a great insight on what’s essential to bring and what’s not too important.

The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Mothercare Greenwich #welcometotheclub Launch Event
Zoe shows us one of her fave picks / Photo by Mothercare


The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Mothercare Greenwich #welcometotheclub Launch Event
Photo by Mothercare

So as you can see, attendees were treated to a night filled with fabulous people and information. With the event being a great turnout, Mothercare Greenwich has already lined up their next store event. On Sunday 10th December (10:30am-12:30pm) they will be hosting their Expectant Parent event – you can reserve your free space at Mothercare Greenwich here.

The Expectant Parent Event will be running from December 3-10 2017 at Mothercare stores around the UK. You can find your nearest participating store in the link at the bottom of this post. It’s a free event but you have to reserve your space. The event will include car safety and car seat fitting advice, the latest sleep safety advice (very important as sometimes this changes year to year following new research), pushchair and pram choices, and even baby and child first aid however this is at selected stores only.

On their website, you can also join their MyMothercare club to get email notifications of when they have new events, invitations to exclusive events, special discounts including money off-vouchers, be the first to know about their sales and much more. I’m a part of the MyMothercare club and I love it.

(featured image – photo credit: James Graham/Linkedin)

For more info about the brand’s expectant parent event and your nearest participating store:

Kids: My Mothercare Wishlist

Back to my online shopping again and this time, I’ve decided to check out the Mothercare website. I’ve been getting so many promotional emails from the company about new sale items and special offers I thought I would check it out and make myself a little wishlist of their cute little toys for LO.

The Greenwich Mummy | My Mothercare Wishlist

My Mothercare Wishlist
  1. Mothercare Little Beep Beep Cotbed Duvet and Pillowcase Set, £24.99
  2. ELC My First Sand and Water Table, £25.00
  3. Ladybird Baby Touch Moo Moo Tab Book, £7.99
  4. ELC Wooden London Bus, £20.00
  5. Personalised Storybook- ‘My Name Is…’£19.99

Okay, so the duvet set isn’t a toy but I found it so cute I had to add it into the wishlist. It’s also a very good price – I’ve only got little fleece and cellular blankets for LO and I’m looking to get him a proper duvet now so will need bedding for it and found this the perfect one for him. He loves cars. 🙂

We don’t have any outdoor space apart from a balcony and it’s so bare. I still need to purchase a bistro dining set and would love to get something fun for LO and thought about the sand & water table and thought it would be cool for him to use out there. I know it could get a bit messy so I think I’ll need to get a waterproof mat to put underneath so that any sand and water spillages can be easily cleaned up.

I’ve never purchased any wooden toys for LO and thought it would be a good time to start getting him one now and what better than this super-cute push-along bus with actual wooden characters to put on to the bus! So cute! He will definitely enjoy the bus as we saw one when we went to the London Transport Museum and he couldn’t stop playing with it. With the books, I found the touch and feel animal book really cute and the personalised story book would make a cute present for young children. It’s not got great reviews so it may be trial and error with this one. There’s many other companies that specialise in personalised books etc but I guess it’s more convenient to just get everything under one roof. Mothercare have currently put on an online 3-for-2 promotion on children’s books.

Have you bought anything from Mothercare lately or know if any other special offers? Share your comments below. 🙂

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