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Everyone has a different experience of parenting and motherhood and there is no right or wrong path. The hotMaMa diaries is a place to read stories from other mothers and even share your own!

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  1. Last Post Dates

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    Christmas shopping has ramped up in the last couple of weeks, I'm posting our your orders as usual throughout December.  If you're ordering something you'd like before Christmas then have a look at the last post dates below.  Please note these are guidelines, once I've passed on your order to Royal Mail I can't control the speed of delivery and it is possible there may still be some delays (Royal Mail has been particularly overwhelmed this year).  I always appreciate all of your support, regardless of the time of year so if you are thinking of buying something as a gift then please order earlier to make sure your parcel is with you in good time.  

    hotMaMa breastfeeding clothes - Christmas post dates

  2. Brand Reps

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    hotMaMa breastfeeding clothes


    Would you like to join our family? 

    hotMaMa is a small family business but we're looking to add to our team! We would love breastfeeding mums just like yout to become brand reps who can work with us from now until January 31st 2023 ðŸŒˆ

    What you'll get
    🌟A substantial personal discount code, perfect if you're looking to buy for yourself or get started with your Christmas shopping!
    🌟A discount code for you to pass on to friends and family

    What we need from you
    🌟 A genuine love for our products, particularly our range of breastfeeding clothes
    🌟A willingness to support us and engage with us on social media (by liking and/or commenting on our posts)
    🌟To take clear photographs of yourself wearing our products and share these on your social media regularly
    🌟To allow us to use your photos for our website, social media and marketing

    Drop us an email to [email protected]
    Let us know your social media handles and why you'd like to work with us.  The number of followers you have is not important, we want to work with people who are genuinely interested in supporting a small family business and can take good quality photos. 

    Applications will close on Friday the 4th November and successful applicants will be contacted and announced shortly after.

    Public accounts only
    Brand Reps and discount codes will run to the end of January 2023
    Please only apply if you are not already an ambassador or rep for a similar companies
    Entries must be 18 years of age or older.

  3. Support a small business

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    Supporting a small business - hotMaMa breastfeeding clothes

    When was the last time you shopped small? 

    Well, if you're reading this then perhaps it wasn't so long ago. Whether it was an online purchase or a vising a local bricks and mortar store supporting any small business makes a big difference to the person behind the brand. Since becoming a mum I'verealised just how many small businesses are run by mums just like me, building mini business empires from their kitchen table, juggling parenting and business in between nap times and school runs. But supporting a small business doesn't just mean parting with your hard earned pennies and pounds, there are loads of different ways to support small business that matter just as much: 


    1. Tell your friends and family about the business 

    Original old school way to spread the word about a business before the days of social media is just to tell those around you about it. If you love it then chances are they will too! 

    2. Like their posts on social media 

    How long do you spend each day scrolling through content on social media? You probably read lots of great content from brands you love. Don't forget to like their posts so that future posts from the brand will stay visible to you...if you don't regularly interact with a small business (through likes, comments or saving posts) you'll find algorithms of social media will stop showing you posts from them and small businesses often end up finding that their posts just aren't getting seen by their audience, a quick like will make sure you stay in the loop with their brand. 

    3. Comment on their posts 

    A simple comment can really make someone's day. A lot of small business owners feel nervous about putting themselves out there on social media, putting their face and their work on show for the world to see and possibly judge is incredibly daunting. A simple comment can offer amazing words of encouragement the person behind the brand sometimes needs to keep at it! 

    4. Get tagging 

    Have a photo of a product you've bought? If you're uploading it to social media anyway why not tag the brand in to them know you love it? This isn't just great for the brand but for their other customers too. I know with clothing people love to see a top or a dress on people with different colouring and body shapes. It's also a lovely way for you to help generate brand trust for new customers, they see you like and trust this brand so it can encourage them to take the plunge and buy too! 

    5. Say thanks 

    You know that feeling you get when someone gives you a compliment on something you've worked really hard on? It makes your day, you smile from inside to out. A quick comment on social media or a private email can feel amazing for a little business – It makes my day when people take the time to drop a quick note of thanks! 

    6. Subscribe to their newsletter 

    Small businesses rarely bombard you with emails (unlike so many massive chains!) If they’re anything like me I just don’t have the time to send out endless emails, but when I do it’s something important I really want you to know about and genuinely think you’ll want to know about like a new product, sale or special offer.   

  4. Summer collection - Breastfeeding clothes for your summer wardrobe!

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    breastfeeding clothes - summer collection
    I'm usually really organised when it comes to planning, designing and getting the ball rolling on production when it comes to new products. This year I've ended up leaving things a bit later, I'm not really sure why really perhaps it's that with covid restrictions lifting this year we've been able to take some more much needed quality family time? Or perhaps I'm just becoming a bit more laid back! Coupled with that along with a more complex process with initial samples going back and forth between myself and my manufacturer several times it's taken longer than usual to get new summer collection on the website. But a long last it's here! Some items are available in the full size range, some are very limited edition and in limited sizes but there are some gorgeous additions for your breastfeeding wardrobe!
    Breastfeeding occasion wear
    Dress up for a special occasion be it a wedding, christening or day at the races or dress down for every day wear! Our zip access ruffle breastfeeding dresses make stylish breastfeeding easy. 
    • Zip access for breastfeeding carefully concealed under the front ruffle, you'll wear this dress long after you finish feeding!
    • Lightweight fabric, perfect for summer

    • Adjustable straps
    • Machine washable polyester

    • Midi length (approximately 112cm from shoulder seam to hem)

    Black Breastfeeding Maxi 1
    Blue maxi Breastfeeding Dress
    Add a splash of colour to your breastfeeding wardrobe with our two sunshine inspired newbies. You can't fail to feel happy and summmery when wearing these!
    Orange Leopard T-Shirt
    Orange Leopard Breastfeeding Top
    • Short sleeved breastfeeding and nursing top
    • Bright leopard print 
    • Easy empire line access for breastfeeding without leaving you feeling exposed. 
    • V-Style underlayer for breastfeeding access
    • Soft fabric with a lots of stretch.
    • Machine washable
    • 95% polyester 5% Elastane



    Sunshine Yellow Breastfeeding Vest

    Yellow Breastfeeding Vest


    Our basic nursing vest is back in a bright colour perfect for summer.  Our vests are much loved by mums and are a must have for your breastfeeding wardrobe: Perfect for a simple classic look or wearing with your pre pregnancy wardrobe to make breastfeeding easy and discrete! 

    • Classic vest style in a bright summery colour

    • Fitted yet stretchy

    • Easy empire line access for breastfeeding without leaving you feeling exposed

    • Vest style underlayer to be pulled down to feed
    • Machine washable

    • Length appriximately 74cm depending on size, see size guide below

    • 95% Cotton 5% Elastane



    Black Breastfeeding T-shirt


    Breastfeeding T-shirt


    • Short sleeved breastfeeding and nursing top
    • Classic black colour
    • Easy zip access for breastfeeding. hidden within the garment seam
    • Machine washable
    • 95% cotton 5% Elastane


  5. One breastfeeding vest, four looks

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    Breastfeeding vest
    Vests are such a staple in any wardrobe, regardless of whether you're breastfeeding. We've taken a classic black breastfeeding vest and shown you four different ways you can wear it - day or night!
    #1 Casual 
    Perfect for baby and toddler groups out black vest and jeans combo makes for a failsafe casual style that's breastfeeding friendly. Thrown on some trainers and a silicone fiddle necklace for a splash of colour and you're good to go. Add a chunky knit for winter and it makes an all year round breastfeeding wardrobe staple.
    Breastfeeding vest - styling idea 1
    #2 Dressed Up
    Special occasion? KIT day at work? Date night? 
    A staple classic like a black vest is easy to dress up with smart trousers, heels and a statement bag but still makes last minute breastfeeds or pumping on the go possible. If you're baby free you can even ditch the nappy bag in favour of a swanky handbag and statement earrings. 
    Breastfeeding vest - style idea 2
    #3 Workout
    Perfect for workouts like yoga pair your vest with jogging bottoms. Perfect even when you've finished feeding!
    Breastfeeding vest - styling idea 3
    #4 Pyjamas
    Who says your breastfeeding vest is just for daytime? Your vests make great pyjamas and give you a little extra warmth on the chest during night feeds (eyemask optional!)
    Breastfeeding vest - styling idea 4, breastfeeding pyjamas