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Here are some links to resources that you might find useful…

childcare

Eden Nannies & Maternity specialises in the placement of experienced and qualified nannies and maternity nurses.

Cupcake is a members’ club and spa for pregnant women and new mums. It offers a comfortable, modern space at three locations in London where mums, pregnant women and their families can socialise, attend seminars or take part in fitness classes.

Like Minders specialise in babysitting, ad hoc daytime childcare, and temporary nannies. Even if you’re scrambling to find help last minute, give them a call and they will find someone for you.  All babysitters are over 21 years old, CRB checked and have passed a strict selection process. If you’re looking for a babysitter who aside form English also speaks French, Italian, Spanish or other language, they can probably help you too!

decor

Wallpaper Hangers is a London based specialist company that offers a full and professional wallpapering and decorating service. It was founded by Yair Meshoulam M.A. (Royal College of Art 1988), who takes great care and pride in his work. Yair is also a talented artist.

health

Lisa Barnwell is a pregnancy massage and prenatal massage therapist. As well as working for the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, she offers expert home pregnancy massage & early postnatal treatments including reflexology.

The Spinal Answer in Fulham, South West London, is a chiropractic clinic which offers a range of services including chiropractic pregnancy care for women before, during and after birth.

Lisa Campana is a qualified naturopath and herbalist located in Southeast London. She writes for the Channel 4 Beauty website and helps mums-to-be and babies achieve a greater sense of well-being and lifestyle balance through complementary medicine.

Penny Crowther is a nutritionist who has been featured in the national press for her work with nutrition for fertility and is the author of many nutrition articles. She practices in Putney and Harley Street.

maternity & babywear

Dress With Confidence is run by Alice Treanor, a personal stylist, image consultant and style coach. She offers a special Mum’s Package to help mums regain control over their wardrobes and feel confident and stylish again.

Lizzie Edwards is a personal style and image consultant who has created the Style Confidence Programme. She combines wardrobe, styling, shopping and colour sessions to help you discover your personal style, feel confident and look your best.

mind

Champion Coaching is led by Celia Champion, who specialises in maternity and business coaching. She offers coaching to mums returning to work and runs Balancing Baby and Business Workshops in London.

Divine Healing is Rhona Clews’ complementary therapy practice. She specialises in working with people that feel stuck, are working with health issues, have addictions or creative/financial blocks.

TickTock Coaching by Beth Follini offers life coaching to people who are struggling to answer the question whether they want to have children. Beth offers telephone coaching and face-to-face consultations if you are in London.

Barbara Minard is a counsellor and hypnotherapist based in South West London. She has a great affinity with women’s issues related to heath and relationships.

parties

Hats & Bells create homemade children’s party food that looks amazing and tastes even better. Room to Bloom had the pleasure of working with Annabel and Hatty and found they are the loveliest, easiest people to work with. They offer a free consultation to discuss themes and food choices. They then buy, prepare and create a truly memorable feast leaving you to enjoy the party.

It’s All About the Wrapper offers personalised chocolate bars – great for a child’s birthday party or christening. Vicki Moore can help with the design for orders large and small.

Tempting Cake is a boutique cake design company based in South West London. Emily Smith creates heavenly celebration cakes, cupcakes, cookies and tempting tables for all occasions including baby showers and children’s birthday parties. Yum!

Sharky & George are kids party legends! I witnessed them in action and have not seen such a buzz for a long time. Creating unique events and activities for children of all ages, Sharky & George is based entirely on the belief that being energetic and imaginative is the key to having lots of good honest fun. Apart from the Sharky & George Classic party, you can choose from unforgettable activities such as Survival, Moving Making, Cooking, Treasure Hunts, Chocolate Factory – and much more.  

photography

Catherine Mead is a luxury wedding photographer, photographing weddings across the UK and internationally. Originally a press photojournalist, her photographs have a relaxed, documentary style. She produces exquisite photo books that will be treasured forever.

David Bier Photography specialises in children’s photography and produces beautiful storybooks that chronicle family life with young children. David’s photography captures those special moments and the child’s developing personality in a natural and poetic way.

pregnancy

Babylist is a one-stop-shop where you can buy everything you need for your baby. More importantly, you’ll receive unbiased advice and find out what you don’t need. The showroom is stocked with the latest products so you can try things out to decide what you like best.

products

INKE Heiland is the designer of Tree Silhouettes and Wallpaper Wildlife made of vintage wallpaper (you can see some of them in use in the rooms on the portfolio page). You’ll find a large choice of designs on her website where you can order them directly.

Baby Beamers is the company of Danish designer Birgitte Lydum which sells Birgitte’s first invention, the Sun Snoozer. Birgitte invented this pram cover to protect her baby against the sun and make it easier for her to sleep.

web

The Little Style Book is a great style guide for mother and baby. The site includes articles, interviews, shopping guides and listings covering a great range of things: from maternity and baby wear to furniture and home accessories, plus there are loads of services to make life easier and prettier.

Bambino Goodies is the biggest baby products blog in the UK. It’s a great source to find about the latest baby accessories, baby blogs, parenting advice and super cool finds for your child’s bedroom.