Our Day Trip to IKEA with Mamia at Aldi

Living in a rural part of the county of Cumbria, we can only dream of the day an Ikea store opens within a reasonable distance.  Our nearest Ikea store is in Gateshead – a mere two hours drive away!  I know, I know, you’re thinking – a day trip to Ikea?  Really?  That’s the best she can do?!  Well, yes.  Yes, it is.  Because, you see, lately I’ve been really poorly and haven’t been able to get out anywhere really interesting – but Ikea is a big deal to us.

Mamia Aldi

Mamia Aldi

A few weeks ago, we started to introduce solids into Q’s diet as he had reached six months old and was starting to show signs of being ‘ready’.  Since then, I’ve found it difficult to fit in a trip out to somewhere any real distance away.  To help us with this, we were sent a lovely hamper full of goodies from the Mamia range at Aldi.  It included a range of pureed fruit and vegetable pouches, fruit pots, rice cakes and juice as well as a voucher to purchase some Mamia nappies and wipes.

Mamia Aldi

Mamia Aldi

Mamia Aldi

I packed the changing bag full of wipes, a drink and an apple and pear fruit pot for Q and we set off!  Unfortunately, the nappies just don’t work well for us as they cause Q’s bum to get a bit sore, but every baby is different and I’ve heard many others love them.

We arrived at Ikea just at lunch time, so we headed into the store and made a beeline for the restaurant!  Their popular Antilop high chairs were dotted around the dining area so we sat Q into one and we were set.  Q is so enjoying food now, it’s such an exciting time for him.  He’s starting to pick up his juice cup to take a drink of water by himself!  We gave him about half the pot, as I feel they’re quite big portions for a small tummy, and he really enjoyed it.

Mamia Aldi

Mamia Aldi

I always think you should try whatever you’re feeding your baby yourself – would you give your baby something you wouldn’t eat yourself?  Of course, I wouldn’t choose to eat puree at every meal, but I do make sure I taste them.  The Mamia products have all been really tasty and do taste of the ingredients on the packet.  And a bonus, the pureed food is 100% organic!

Mamia Aldi

After we’d finished lunch, we walked back to the beginning of the store and made our way around with the little paper tape measure, shopping list and a mini pencil.  We’ve just ordered a new suite for our living room and so our visit to Ikea was to plan, and potentially buy, any new furniture to revamp our most-used space.  Q was so good all the way around, happy for most of the time in his pushchair.

Disclosure: This post is an entry for BritMums #MamiaDaysOut Linky Challenge, sponsored by Aldi Mamia.

4 thoughts on “Our Day Trip to IKEA with Mamia at Aldi

  1. I love a trip to Ikea! We always come back with loads of random things though. We have used the Aldi nappies before and never had any problems, they are definately worth trying.

  2. Q looks like he has grown so much and was eating that purée with gusto! I think we’re getting an Aldi soon and that will be fab as A still eats the rice cakes. We go for a day out to IKEA too- it’s about an hour each way for us though so not as bad as your journey x

  3. Looks like it was a fun day out! And I agree, you should always taste the baby’s food also to see if it’s good, I’ve tasted some really good and not so good ones!

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