This is exactly what has happened within the UK parent blogging world since the loss of a beautiful baby girl, Matilda Mae. On February 2nd this year, Jennie Nairn suffered the most painful loss any parent can imagine, when she found her 9 month old daughter sleeping.
Since then, other mum and dad bloggers from up and down the country have come together to support Jennie, to cry with her, and to help her raise money for a very special charity.
On Saturday 11th May, the Matilda Mae Memorial Auction was launched, raising funds for The Lullaby Trust, a charity offering specialist support for bereaved families and offering expert advice on safer baby sleep.
The Matilda Mae Memorial Auction
May 11 – May 20, 2013
Since the auction went live, new items are being added to the bidding lists every day.
Bid on items NOW on the following two pages:
not sure what to bid on? Here are all of The listed items
- A Week’s Break in Penzance, Cornwall
One week’s accomodation for up to six people at a fantastic holiday flat in Penzance, Cornwall.
- Full Day Discover Package for Imagine Spa
A day of luxurious spa treatments at any spa in the Imagine Spa chain.
- Family Ticket to Thorpe Park
One ticket for a family of four to visit the UK’s “thrill capital” Thorpe Park for the day.
- Halo Lifestyle Family Photo Shoot and 16″ Canvas
A single family photo shoot with renowned lifestyle photography studios Halo, in London, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Essex and other Home Counties.
- Baby Nursery Drawstring Bag
A gorgeous handmade nursery drawstring bag made with Cath Kidston Circus Elephants fabric.
- Breastfeeding Starter Kit
Kit includes a nursing cover, breastfeeding bracelet and two tubes of Lanolin cream.
- Gummee Glove
An ingenious idea to help with teething pain.
- £20 Gift Certificate for Boobie Milk
Pick from leading nursing brands such as HOT Milk, Carriwell and many more.
- Lucy’s Locket Wall Vinyl
A handmade, entirely unique wall vinyl to add a special touch to any home.
- Faye and Lou Rainbow Muslins
Versatile cloths essential for a range of uses, made from luxuriously soft, highly absorbent muslin, staying bright in rainbow colours.
- £50 M&S Voucher
Treat yourself at the classic store.
- Two Handmade, Bespoke Shirts
Handmade, one-of-a-kind tailoring with two bespoke shirts from Finicky Shirts.
- Everything’s Covered Set by Ruby & Ginger
Never lose a precious teddy again! This set includes the Original Cosy Carseat Cover along with the Original Nappy Purse and change mat.
- Card Set from Cards By Frankie
A beautiful set of handmade cards, including birthday cards, a Christmas card, moving card, Mother’s Day card, Father’s Day card and a general card.
- Piccalilly Knotted Baby Hat
Keep your baby’s head warm and cosy with this unisex knotted hat in cowboy print, in size 3-6 months.
- Picalilly Playsuit Long-Sleeved Elephant Print in Pink
Gorgeously soft elephant print playsuit in pink, age 0-3 months.
- Baba and Boo Cloth Nappies
Pack of 5 reusable cloth nappies from trendy cloth nappy retailer Baba and Boo.
- Limited Edition Blue Mini Micro Scooter
Fun and funky limited edition blue mini micro scooter, suitable for ages 3 to 5 years old.
- Minnie Amelie Bag from Mia Tui
The perfect travel, work or baby change bag from innovative brand Mia Tui. Waterproof and child-friendly, this bag doubles up as a change bag without looking like one.
- Christening Pewter Charms
A bag of six, tiny Christening pewter tokens – an egg and eggcup, a star, a heart, a tiny button and a turtle.
- Green Cotton Trousers in Multistripe Rose
Multistripe trousers from Danish brand Green Cotton, made with organic cotton, featuring elasticated waistband and cuffs.
- Biscuit Park Puppy Soft Toy Families
Two families of Biscuit Park Puppies and two Peachtail Lambs from the Air Puppies Burford Yard range.
- Gymboree Classes
3 months of Gymboree classes in Chiswick.
- Phoenix Card Pack
A lovely selection of cards from Phoenix Trading Products, including two jotter pads and a pack of paperchains.
- Organic Zoo Moustache Sweathshirt
Taking cuteness to a whole new level, a baby sweatshirt with shoulder buttons for ease of dressing.
- L’asticot Blue Fish Short Romper Suit
Swedish designed L’asticot short romper suit in blue fish print, for ages 18-24 months.
- Nuby Teether Toy Set
Nuby Teether Toy Sets, suitable from 4 months +, Bugaloop Teether, Twisty Bugz Teether, Icy Bite Keys.
- Nuby Monster Teething Set
A Nuby Monster Feeding Set suitable for age 6-12 month+, including a no spill cup, bowl, plate, snack keeper and cutlery set.
- Nuby Flower Child Feeding Set
Nuby Flower child feeding set, suitable for 6-12 months+, including no spill cup, bowl, plate, snack keeper and cutlery set.
- Nuby Bath Toy Bundle
Nubybath toy bundle including shampoo rinse cup, bath letters and numbers, bath time net, octopus floating bath toy, tub time turtle, squid the squirter and splish splash stacking cup.
- £25 Voucher for Boom, Bump and Baby
£25 voucher to spend in www.bloombumpandbaby.co.uk.
- Throw or Blanket
A throw, baby or child blanket, or pet blanket, from your choice of pattern in the Dragon Knitwear catalogue at time of winning.
- Bubbaroo Joey Toy
Cute soft toy from Australian brand Bubbaroo.
- Little Shrimp Playsuit
A soft and cosy Little Shrimp playsuit featuring poppy print body, contrasting ditsy floral sleeves and polka cuffs, with popper fastenings for ease of changing, in size 3-6 months.
- Medella Harmony Breast Pump
Included in your pack will be a Calma and Breastcare set, worth £55.
- Picalilly Muslin Swaddle Mooncrater
Beautiful organic cotton muslin from Picalilly. The soft breathable fabric and size of 120cm x 120cm make it perfect for swaddling.
- Snoop Pushchair
The Direct2Mum Snoop is the company’s first own branded product. With an adjustable seat, sun canopy, free foot-muff and raincover, it’s a bargain item. It’s lightweight enough for holidays and folds up easily.
- Bravado Bodysilk Seamless Bra
For sheer comfort, the Bravado Bodysilk Seamless Bra is an essential nursing tank, worth £65.
- Haven Sent Baby Blanket
Beautifully soft candy spot blanket in pink, with embroided “Sweet Dreams” delicately stitched for stunning extra detail.
- Pack of Baby Cups
Help your little one learn to drink from a cup with a pack of two cups from BabyCup.co.uk.
- Bundle of Clothes Plasters
Clothes Plasters® are beautifully embroidered iron-on fabric patches. The timeless and charming designs make these a great clothing accessory, jazzing up plain clothes, bags and even shoes.
- Selection of Barefoot Books
This precious book bundle from Indy publishers Barefoot Books includes the following books: Star Seeker, The Gift, Welcome to the World, The Whole World and Up Up Up.
- Cosatto Pip Rocker
Pip is a happy hug of a rocker. A layer of squidgy softness sits on a sturdy curvy base with a clever seven position recline.
- Safe Dreams Hoppy
Made from specially designed 3D airmesh with an outer surface of 100% organic cotton, this cuddly soft toy is suitable from birth.
- Holo – the Lilo with a Hole
The holo is an inflatable airbed with a hole in the middle, developed for use in pregnancy to enable women to lie on their tummies.
- Cuddledry Apron Towel
A unique hooded apron towel making bath time safe and tantrum-free.
- Buggy Tug Trio
A trio of handy items from Buggy Tug, for a safer, easier life with little ones.
- Ewan the Sleep Sheep
Winner of Gift of the Year 2011, Ewan the Sleep Sheep is the perfect companion for baby sleep times.
- Babasac by Mama Scarf
Either keep the extra layers in the Babasac to use as a 2.5 tog sleeping bag, or unfasten each layer (using the zip and velcro) to use as a 1.0 tog bag.
- Snoodie by Mama Scarf
A stylish and practical dribble bib.
- £40 Voucher from A Mama’s Touch
Specialising in baby massage and baby massage products, this voucher can be used on products at amamastouch.co.uk
- Unisex Baby Clothes Bundle
Cream, white and lemon baby clothing made from 100% super soft cotton.
- Kiddy Evolution Car Seat
The Kiddy Evolution Pro Group 0+ infant carrier with premature inlay for optional extra.
- The Fairy Caretaker Baby Book
The first series in The Forever Fairies series explaining baby loss to children aged 2-7 years old.
- After Finley Book
After Finley is Mel Scott’s own story of life after loss, helpful for both parents and professionals.
- The Expectant Dad’s Handbook
A useful tool for all expectant dads.
- Clotted Cream Mary Janes
A baby keepsake with a difference – clotted cream mary janes with crochet flowers and cath kidston button detail donated by Baby will love it.
- Sitting Pretty Cashmere Decorative Heart Shaped Cushion
Beautiful cushion in cream with detailed owl applique and pretty button detail.
- Set of 3 Jemima Puddle-Duck Bibs
Set of three Jemima Puddle-Duck bibs based on the classic Beatrix Potter character.
- Set of 3 Peter Rabbit Bibs
Set of three Peter Rabbit bibs based on the classic Beatrix Potter character.
- Twisted Twee Baby Vest
One of the most cult 1980s films lives on with these Dirty Dancing inspired babyvests from Twisted Twee. Each long-sleeved babyvest is made from organic cotton, with envelope neckline and poppers underneath.
- Poca Nido Suede Soled Baby Shoes
Superb pre-walking shoes designed by Poca Nido, beautifully crafted in cotton and suede.
- Crochet Bear Baby Beanie Hat
A crochet bear animal beanie hat in size 0-2 years.
- Crochet Panda Child’s Beanie Hat
A crochet panda animal beanie hat in size 2-8 years.
- Crochet Frog Adult’s Beanie Hat
A crochet frog animal beanie hat in adult size.
- Original Snoozeshade with Pink Trim
Award winning sunshade and portable blackout blind for buggies and prams.
- Pinky Pig from Skibz
Portable space hopper with a difference – full of fun and very bouncy!
- Hand-knitted Crochet Blanket
A handmade baby or child’s crochet blanket, made by Fluffed Kitty.
- Mama Scarf
Invented by a breastfeeding mum for other breastfeeding mums – help maintain eye contact and reduce baby distraction with a Mama Scarf.
- Juicy Couture Handbag and Voucher
A fabulous Juicy Couture handbag worth £176, plus a £25 Zulily gift voucher.
- Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner
A book stuffed with 200 quick, easy and healthy recipes for your baby.
- Powakaddy Twinline 3 Manual Golf Cart
A manual push / pull goft cart from Powakaddy in white.
- Mister Maker Costume and Craft Pack
Let your little ones dress up like their favourite CBeebies character and craft like him too! Also contains a signed postcard and badge.
- Vanchi Fleetwood Designer Change Bag
A classical design for a neutral, functional and stylish option for today’s fashion conscious parent.
- New Stork Times Baby Massage Download
A professionally produced full-length video to recreate the baby massage class in the comfort of your own home.
- Nuby Teether Toy Set
Suitable from 4 months+. Set includes: Bugaloop Teether, Twisty Bugz Teether, Icy Bite Keys.
- 2 Gro Bags and a Gro Egg
Keep your little ones cosy with a Bubbles Travel Grobag 6-18mths 1.0 tog , Sleepy Circus Grobag 6-18 mths 2.5 tog and a Gro-egg.
- 2 Gro Bags and a Gro Egg
- Kurio 10 4GB, Wi-Fi, 10 inch – Blue
A Kurio tablet with 4GB storage, Wi-Fi and a 10 inch screen, in blue.
- Babasling of Your Choice
A convenient and comfortable way to carry your baby.
- Roary the Racing Car Loader and Transporter Set
For hours of fun, the Roary the Racing Car set will create hours of entertainment!
- Fifi and the Flowertots ‘Tumble Tot Fifi’
A cute and cuddly toy for Fifi fans.
- Patch Bear Brown
This huggable toy was made to be your child’s friend!
- Kitty Hobo Leather Handbag
A classic one handle leather hobo bag with a wide padded strap for extra comfort.
- Baby Pink Heart Gift Set
A cute pink heart gift set, including a sleepsuit, hat, Betty Cat toy and keepsake gift box, suitable for age 6-12 month.
- Blue Stars Gift Set
Baby blue stars gift set, inlcuding a sleepsuit, hat, Alf Bear toy and keepsake gift box, suitable for age 6-12 month.
- £10 Voucher for The Dogs Doodahs
Enjoy £10 worth of personalised gifts and cards from The Dogs Doodahs.
- Maternity Nightie and Gown
Gorgeous maternity nightie and gown from Melba Maternity.
- Guided Tour and Wine for Two
Treat yourself with a guided tour and wine for two at the famous Chapel Down vineyard in Kent.
- Silver Butterfly Ring
Make a statement with a beautifully unique silver butterfly ring.
- £50 Little Sunflowers Kids Voucher
Dress your little one in style with a £50 voucher for Little Sunflowers.
- Two Back-Up Plus Hard Drives
The Backup Plus drive is an ultra-portable external hard drive, and the world’s first drive to back-up your social media photos from Facebook and Flickr.
- Rosie’s Kitchen Chocolates
Enjoy handmade luxury in the form of a box of cake truffle sweets from Rosie’s Kitchen.
- Emma Bridgewater Tins
A set of 3 stackable ‘Black Toast’ Emma Bridgewater cake tins with a bright purple interior.
- Blue Picnic Box Set
A mini tea set perfect for a teddy bears’ picnic! Retro pink spot print on the inside, and floral gingham on the outside, with a metal clasp to keep your tea set safe.
- Personalised Wall Hanging
Make a statement with this “I love you to the moon and back” personalised wall hanging – a perfect new baby present or gift for someone you love.
- Lilliputiens Liz Rose Playmat
Lilliputiens rose play mat in the shape of a flower – use as a play mat for babies and a cushion or decoration as your little one gets older.
- £50 Gift Voucher for Fingerprint Jewellery
Skillfully crafted by hand, Fingerprint Jewellery use your own unique prints to design and create a piece that is truly special.
- Merino Beanie Hat and Newborn Gown
A beautiful small rosebud merino wool beanie hat and matching newborn all in one from Born Gifted.
- Personalised Rocket & Rose Top
Design your own top with the fabulous Rocket & Rose – with your choice of sleeve length, colour and print.
- Blue Personalised Pocket Photo Album
A gorgeous satiny blue hardbacked pocket photo album that can be personalised with any name of up to 6 letters on the cover.
- Pink Personalised Pocket Photo Album
A gorgeous satiny pink hardbacked pocket photo album that can be personalised with any name of up to 6 letters on the cover.
- Mr Happy Babygro
Fun and funky Mr Happy Babygro in size 0-6 months.
- Bruce Lee Babygro
Retro Bruce Lee Babygro in size 6-12 months.
- £25 Gift Voucher for Livi and Luca
With brightly coloured leathers, bold designs and whimsical modern touches, shoes from Livi and Luca perfectly capture the playful essence of childhood.
- Slugs and Snails Tights
A set of five fun, practical and soft boys’ tights from Slugs and Snails.
- Rainbow Gold Star Mobile
A cute butter flying rainbow gold star mobile to brighten any nursery.
- North Star Necklace
A stunning piece of unique jewellery from All At Sea.
- John Lewis Star Blanket
A beautifully cosy blanket in light blue, royal blue or navy.
- Mini Manchester United Football Signed by David Beckham
Up for grabs is this exclusive mini Mancheter United football signed by none other than David Beckham!
- Emergency Care for Babies Course – Kent
Two places on an Emergency Care for Babies and Toddlers course running in Ashford, Kent. The course covers CPR for babies and toddlers, choking, bleeding, fibrile convulsions and burns.
- Portrait Session at Paul Barsby Photography
An exclusive portrait session in a studio in Tunbridge Wells.
- Nail Art Kit
A fantastic nail art kit including everything you need to have the most stylish nails around!
- Blue Tildo Balance Bike
A lovely first push along bike in a natural wood and painted blue colour.
- Pink Tildo Balance Bike
A lovely first push along bike in a natural wood and painted pink colour.
- Toddle Bike
Your chance to bid on one of two fantastic Toddle Bikes – widely accepted by cyclists and the cycling media as being the best first step towards independent riding.
- £150 Coombe Mill Voucher
Save £150 on a break to the renowned Coombe Mill Farm.
- 2 Sets of Tickets to Classical Babies
2 pairs of tickets to the famous Classical Babies Concert – live chamber music in a relaxed and informal environment for parents and babies.
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