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Our favourite Bricks & Mortar Baby Shops in Edinburgh and East Lothian

We seems to be in period where more and more small shops are appearing and thriving, despite gloomy outlooks for the bigger high street stores. At Yummikeys we love to buy and support local. Here are our favourite local bricks and mortar shops - we hope you enjoy them too. We'll be giving you our favourite online businesses very soon too and of course our top experience gifts. Edinburgh Wooden Toys  Newly opened and based in the beautiful New Town, this is Edinburgh’s first seller of solely plastic free toys - combining a wonderfully unusual range of toys and gifts, often local, a play area and a even a wooden toys playgroup across the city.    Independent Zebra  Independent Zebra is a curated marketplace in Stockbridge...

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A Guide to a Plastic Free, Eco Friendly Christmas 🌲

Christmas is all about giving and spreading love for most of us. But it can also be an expensive time of over consumption and wastage. Every year I try to cut it back a bit but in the light of some hard hitting documentaries recently on plastic use and the state of the environment, we're going to have a bigger push this year.  I've come up with 10 principles to cut down the wastage of christmas but not the fun:  1. Reduce the number of gifts bought - ways to do this include: secret Santa, setting price limits, one gift limit from Father Christmas, want - need - wear - read is also popular. 2. Experience gifts - theatre, memberships,...

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A high intensity 7 minute workout for busy mums

There comes a time in your life where you stop and realise that time is really flying. You get stuck in your routines and time just keep passing. But what happened to those moments where you could just sit, reflect, relax, literally not use your brain for list-ticking for just a moment? You’re probably going to say you can’t remember when was the last time. Self-care needs to be taken seriously. However, self-care clashes with all that’s to be expended of being mum. When you become a mother, ALL expectations for caring for your baby become heightened. You’re judged by the world on how you live your day to day. You’re expected to go back to work, run your business,...

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Top 5 Homemade Garden Toys

Top 5 Homemade Garden Toys   We’ve had one hell of a summer this year so I’ve made the most of it and been out and about with the little one as much as we can. She loves a park but we finally have a garden and now that the weather is starting to turn, I’d rather stay closer to home in case we need to dash out of the rain. However, as its the first time we’ve had outdoor space our garden barely has grass, never mind anything as existing as a playground so I had my work cut out creating a child friendly area without it being a clutter of plastic toys.   I’m going to share with...

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