Travelling With Kids: Our Stress Free Tips
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by Lucy & Sam Team
1y ago
Getting away with the family is magical, but the idea of traveling with little ones in tow can be a great source of anxiety. So whether you’re packing up the car for a weekend away or preparing to board a plane, we’ve pulled together our top tips for making the experience as stress free as possible!   1. Book in advance The earlier you book, the more options you’ll have. You’ll have more options for accommodation, travel and experiences, and likely get access to special offers and early-bird savings too. Plus, booking in advances gives you more choice when it comes to booking seats that a ..read more
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SuperLooper: The Pre-loved Baby & Toddler Clothing Rental Service
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by Lucy & Sam Team
1y ago
Jenny Barrett is the founder of SuperLooper, a pre-loved baby and childrenswear rental company on a mission to reduce waste by keeping clothing in circularity for longer. Eager to learn more about her business, we asked Jenny a few questions about how SuperLooping works, how to get involved and her tips for extending the lifecycle of our clothes.  How did SuperLooper begin? I had an organic baby and children’s clothing brand called SuperNatural Collections. As well as organic cotton I also used nature-based cotton alternatives like Modal (made from Beech trees) and bamboo. In 2017 I wante ..read more
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5 Easy Eco-Friendly Swaps For Plastic-Free July
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by Lucy & Sam Team
1y ago
Plastic-free July is a month long global movement to encourage millions of people to come together to put an end plastic pollution. The idea started in Australia in 2010 and has since helped over 250 million people to take part and change their plastic habits for good. Single-use plastics are a huge problem, and we all want cleaner streets, oceans and communities, but it can be overwhelming and tricky to know where to start. So, to kickstart the challenge we've gathered five easy plastic-free alternatives to help you start making swaps today. 1. Ditch the plastic shopping bags T ..read more
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How To Encourage Imaginative Play
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by Lucy & Sam Team
1y ago
Imaginative play is incredibly important for children, it improves their social, cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being. Through play, children and young people learn about the world around them and themselves. So, how can you encourage imaginative play?  1. Provide your child a space in the home for play It can be a room or a corner of room. 2. Provide them with props and toys You don’t need to go out and spend a lot of money. Cardboard boxes can be anything in an imaginative world - in Erik’s case a city (which you can see in the back of the photo). 3. Be your ch ..read more
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Plastic-free Gifts for an Eco-Friendly Easter
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by Lucy & Sam Team
2y ago
Easter gifting doesn't have to be wasteful. From chocolate treats to bunny themed toys, we've gathered some of the most beautiful plastic-free gifts for the whole family to help us all enjoy an eco-friendly Easter!   Plastic-free Easter Eggs from Chococo We have to start with eggs, and Chococo have just the ticket! Their Chocolate Dinosaur Studded Egg is made from smooth and creamy milk chocolate with white and dark chocolate dinosaurs and ammonites inside. The perfect treat for a fossil fan or budding paleontologist! Wrapped in 100% recyclable food-safe tissue i ..read more
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The Best Children’s Books About Recycling
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by Lucy & Sam Team
2y ago
Recycling is one of the many things we can do to protect our natural resources on planet earth.  Teaching our little ones about recycling, and how to live a greener life, is one of the best lessons we can give them to prepare them for the future.  Since its Global Recycling Day, we're sharing our favourite children's books about recycling, green heroes and living in a more environmentally friendly way.  1. Shh! We Have a Plan A beautiful book from award-winning illustrator Chris Haughton. It's all about a bunch of friends who make a plan to catch a bird, but the p ..read more
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How To Care For Your Clothes And Make Them Last Longer
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by Lucy & Sam Team
2y ago
Investing in clothes made to last is one thing, caring for them is another. The way we look after our garments impacts how well they age, and how long they will last.  Not only does proper care save time and money, but it also reduces overconsumption and extends the lifecycle of our clothes so we can wear our favourite things for longer. Read on to follow our care tips to make your outfits last as long as possible. 1. Wash less Not as easy as it sounds, especially when it comes to kids clothes, but washing garments too often damages their fibres, and in turn, decreases their lifespan.&nbs ..read more
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5 Easy Energy Saving Habits To Teach Our Kids
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by Lucy & Sam Team
2y ago
Talking to our little ones about climate change and the challenges we face can be daunting. But taking small actions, and giving them the tools to enforce good habits from a young age, can be a great way to start the conversation with them. Starting small makes lasting change easy, and showing our children how to conserve energy in the home is a great first step. Read on to see our tips. 1. Turn the tap off It’s easy to let the tap run when brushing our teeth, but something as simple as this can save up to 18 litres of water per day, per person. That’s more than 4500 litres of water each year ..read more
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Get to know: Daniella & Mila-Rose
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by Lucy & Sam Team
2y ago
Introducing our fifth and final brand ambassador pair, Daniella and Mila-Rose. This mummy and daughter duo have an Instagram feed full of sweet little outfits, styling tips and relatable parenting moments. Read on to get to know them!  Tell us about your Instagram account and what inspires you to create? My account is all about life as a mummy and of course my beautiful little Mila-Rose. I like to share experiences and things I love to my following, as well as advertise things myself and Mila-Rose truly think are great. I'm slowly building the confidence to speak more on my stories ..read more
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Get to know: Tracy & Finley
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by Lucy & Sam Team
2y ago
Dress happy, feel happy! That's the motto of our new brand ambassadors Tracy & Finley. Choosing bright, mood boosting clothing is a sure fire way to feel good, and Tracy certainly lives by that ethos. Read on to find out more about her account, life with Finley and what she loves about Lucy & Sam. Tell us a little bit about your account, what inspires you to create content? My account is a celebration of my love for colour and interesting patterns - I like to share a mixture of our colourful clothes, home, family life and exciting places we visit. How would you describe your little on ..read more
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