Mothercare is now online!

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Did you know that you can shop online from mothercare in Kuwait! I was shopping there with King the other day and one of the employees handed me a pamphlet about their online shopping site!
Congratulations to all the mummies and mummies to be in Kuwait! Now you can get what you want from your couch 🙂
Thank you alshayaa!!

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Baby Bumpers, the controversy.

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Tara is the most fidgety baby you’d ever meet. Even when she sleeps she would literally roll around 360 degrees in her crib. This made me worry about her bumping her head while she roams around there. I woke up a couple of times and saw her arm stuck between the posts and on another occasion her leg.
While I was pregnant I’ve read a lot on crib bumpers’ safety and decided against them. But know I’m kinda rethinking my decision and I guess I need some advice.

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I found these breathable crib bumpers online and they’re supposed to be safer than the normal ones. These are made of mesh that allow are to flow in if your baby’s head presses against them.
So I’m kinda in a dilemma now. Should I use a bumper? If yes, should I go with the breathable ones? Or should I just stick with a bumper less crib and pray that my baby is more careful in her sleep?
Please share your wisdom.
Xox

Mustela Baby Products <3

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I know babies have sensitive skin but I think princess T inherited the extra sensitivity from me 😦 since she’s been born her skins’ been prone to dryness and red spots. I experimented with a lot of baby products and even attempted to use my facial moisturizer on her (which actually helped). After many trials and errors I finally came across the best solution for her. Mustela baby products. The cream is thick but gets absorbed quickly so there is no stickiness and I saw the results after just 2 days. Her skin is much softer and smoother and all the redness and irritability disappeared (thank god!). The skin fresher was also quite nice, I spray some on her neck before we go out and it kinda acts like liquid powder.
The only downside of the products, as Tara’s godmother pointed out, is that they don’t have that “baby smell”. They’re actually fragrant free. I think that we only really get “baby smell” when we use Johnson products which I’m highly against! They’re too commercial and not like they used to be. They irritated my baby’s skin way too much.
Anyone who knows any good baby products please please share!
Xox

Lunch at Ubon

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After nagging Rashed a fellow colleague at Uni who’s one of the owners of the new soon to be hottest place in town Ubon Thai, on their opening date, he was kind enough to invite me and King over to try their food. King and I love Thai food and we always wondered why we didn’t have any Thai restaurants in Kuwait. Our favorite is Busaba in London which we go to like a thousand times whenever we’re in London.
As soon as I walked into the place it was so obvious that it was designed by Rashed and his partner Dawoud that are both Architects. The place is so well designed it just makes u feel so comfortable.
We sat down and chatted with Rashed then we were ready to dig in!

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We started of with their Jumbo shrimps, banana-leaf chicken and fresh salad.

King LOVED the jumbo shrimps, and for a person that doesn’t like shrimps a lot, I also loved it!
The banana-leaf chicken on the other hand was heaven in my mouth! And the whole experience of unwrapping them and dipping them in the sauce added more fun to my taste buds!

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King had their Tom Yum soup and he thought it was the best he ever had! I only took a sip of it and it burnt my tongue cause he ordered it super spicy so I didn’t really form an opinion :p

Now the reason why King and I love Thai food!! The curries!!! *YUM*

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We had the green chicken curry and red meat curry with jasmine and garlic rice.
Compared to Busaba, this is even better! So fragrant, so fresh and so flavorful! It really made us very happy!

I had to force myself to stop eating so I could leave some room for dessert and I’m so glad I did.

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We had fried bananas with a honey dip and Thai iced coffee. The fried bananas were so light and their texture was the right mix of crispy and tender. The iced coffee is another story! I think as soon as the open I would be passing there every morning for it.

Ubon is located in Kuwait City and set to open soon, Rashed please hurry up or I’ll be demanding another visit :p
Follow them on twitter @ubonkw to find out exactly when they open.

Chai Al Dhaha at The Sadu House

I passed by The Sadu House for Chai Al Dhaha with my sister today and I must say that I’m so proud to have such a beautiful place that still hold and preserves our heritage. The Sadu house had a lot of interesting things as well as interesting people. We met the very pretty and very sweet Bibi Al Sabah the chair member of the Sadu House and she was kind enough to take us around and explain to us what they do.

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We saw textiles and clothing items done by both the traditional inhouse weavers and Ms Nuha Al Mansour

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Furniture and household items that are traditional with a modern spirit.

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And at last I met the beautiful Ms Samah Oueslati which I heard so much about from my sister. She is even more kind and sweet than I imagined and so inspiring. She even signed her book “Why I choose Kuwait” for Tara!

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Her book is available at That Al Salasil in Avenues, The Sadu House and also at Breakfast and Brunch. I encourage everyone to read it as it will remind us all just how great Kuwait is.
Thank you Sadu House for the wonderful day at make sure you visit them every Monday for Chai Al Dhaha!

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