Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine
Spring Issue 2012
Actress Tamzin Outhwaite, star of EastEnders and Hotel Babylon, reveals her favourite items since having her daughter Florence, now aged three.
Starlight Swing. This battery-powered swing rocked gently whilst playing music and delivering a light show for Florence, giving me time to get on with sterilising bottles or changing the sheets! It is padded and snugly – and was a life saver.
Baby Einstein books and DVDs. These are amazing. Florence was mesmerised from a very early age. The Colours and Senses DVD was our favourite.
Cashmere baby grows.
We never would have splashed out ourselves on cashmere for Florence, but we were bought two as a present and wow it was so soft. I loved cuddling her whilst she was wearing it.
The gingerbread blanket. This has become a favourite in our house since birth. We took it everywhere and now Florence uses it to wrap up her dollies and teddies. It still looks and smells the same as the day it was bought.
Baby Bjorn. This was great for dad and daughter time (Tamzin is married to actor Tom Ellis). Tom used this to escort Florence round until she was about a year old. Facing out towards the world, whilst feeling snug next to dad was a great way to travel.
Baby snug. This is a seat that a baby can eat in as soon as they can sit up. It is so stable and portable, it’s perfect. No need for a heavy high chair, just a flat, stable surface to place it on. Great piece of kit!
Tamzin has just been appointed ambassador of the new Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, London which opens at the end of this year. It still needs to raise funds to complete the building so please go to parktheatre.co.uk to see how you can support it.