Monday, 22 September 2014

Review: Spilly Spoon, The Non-spill Medicine Spoon

With the change in the weather and with all the children back at school, this can only mean one thing: everyone has a cold! In our house at the moment Oscar has a stinking cold and Greg has a sore throat. I am hoping I don't catch it off them as being pregnant I can't take anything to feel better. Oscar has been taking medicine for the last couple of days, especially before bedtime. Oscar being four has just started in reception and all the children seem to have the sniffles. Also he has become a 'big boy' and now wants to do everything himself. This before caused such a mess as he wanted to give himself his medicine and he used to end up with Calpol down his front or on my kitchen floor.

We were sent a Spilly Spoon a couple of weeks ago and it has had quite a bit of use with the back to school bugs being passed around! Oscar instantly liked the Spilly Spoon as it looks like a caterpillar. I also thought this design would be great when trying to distract babies when trying to administer them medicine. You pour the medicine into the spoon to the required dose amount you need. There is indicators of ml on the spoon itself. You then lay the spoon on a flat surface and it balances on the caterpillar legs and then your child can give them self the medicine with no mess at all! The Spilly Spoon is fun and easy to use and easy to rinse out afterwards. It is dishwasher and steriliser safe with no BPA's. 




The Spilly Spoon is designed by a Mummy for Mummy's to help what can sometimes be a traumatic task for smaller babies or a messy task for toddlers and children and turn it into a fun experience! This is a really great product and we will be using this from now on when Oscar needs medicine.




Disclaimer: We were sent the Spilly Spoon to review, however all opinions are honest and my own.



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Friday, 19 September 2014

Sudocrem Care & Protect Baby Changing Room Campaign


Shopping with a baby can be stressful and according to a recent survey by Sudocrem 50% of new mums avoid shopping because of poor changing and feeding facilities. Lack of adequate facilities could account for the 68%of Mums who now purchase more goods online than offline, and result in women feeling isolated in the first 12 months after giving birth. I know when Oscar was a baby I always found it easier to shop online, although we were lucky that in our local shopping centre 'Intu Watford' the John Lewis had a really clean, large baby changing room with a discrete feeding area too.

To champion the benefits of good facilities, Sudocrem Care & Protect and TV and radio presenter Katy Hill have launched a campaign to encourage retailers and restaurants to improve what they have on offer and they’re asking parents to vote for the best in the “Baby Changing Room Awards”. Based on last year’s award winner, John Lewis in Reading, it might be easy access combined with spacious, clean and comfortable facilities or it could be something more quirky, like the addition of a sofa and a TV.  

“It’s vital that parents have access to good baby changing facilities when they’re out and about with their baby. With two kids of my own, I know it’s the little things that count and facilities, which have been developed with parents in mind, are right up there with the coffee!” Says Katy Hill, TV and Radio Presenter and mother of two.

Sudocrem Care & Protect has also been developed with the practical considerations of parents in mind together with the needs of delicate infant skin. The unique nappy rash ointment acts as a barrier to protect delicate skin against the chemicals found in urine and poo. It conditions the skin with Vitamin E and pro Vitamin B5 which helps to protect the skin and keep it soft, healthy and moisturised. Finally a protective barrier guards against infection. You can get 50p off your next purchase by downloading the voucher HERE.


Not only does this changing bag essential provide triple protection against the cause of nappy rash but it is also comes with a hinged flip-top lid which gives quick, mess-free access to the ointment using just one hand; a must when nappy changing demands speed and efficiency!

If you would like to nominate a changing room for the award, then let Sudocrem know which baby changing room, why you want to nominate them and preferably a photo on Facebook, on the Sudocrem website social hub or by emailing babychangingroomawards@satellitepr.com. Entries will be judged by Katy Hill, expert midwife Nikki Khan and Sudocrem.

Sudocrem Care & Protect baby changing mats will be given to all shortlisted baby changing rooms and the winning baby changing rooms will receive a special certificate and use of the Sudocrem Care & Protect Baby Changing Room logo. Everyone who nominates their favourite changing facilities will also be entered in to a prize draw for the chance to win one of several prizes, including a short break at Knoll House, Britain’s original family friendly hotel*. So make sure you enter to be in with a chance to with this amazing short break. I know I will!

The closing date for entries is 31st of October and the winner will be announced on the 3rd of November. Good Luck!


Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Sudocrem.


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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

#welovebeebies

To my surprise there are so many different maternity and baby products on the market since I was pregnant with Oscar five years ago. This has sometimes made making decisions of what to buy quite difficult. If you are the same as me and don't know where to begin I suggest having a look at Beebies Baby Store, they really are your one stop shop for everything baby. They literally have everything from baby showers to feeding and bathing products. Again baby showers were not in fashion when I was pregnant with Oscar and I am having one with the lovely Mum's from Oscar's school which is very exciting!

Another reason for me writing this post is I have applied to become a Beebies Baby Store ambassador #welovebeebies and have been asked to see what my favourite product is on their site. My favourite and it is on my pregnancy purchasing list is the Poddle Pod. The Poddle Pod is a a snuggle nest that comes in 0-6 months and Toddle 6 months+ and gives both parents and babies reassurance when baby is not in your arms. You can pick from different fabrics and patterns and they look fab! The pods are also great for use when changing your baby, play time, tummy time and for those moments when you have to pop to the loo or answer the door. 

Poddle pod





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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Review: Christmas Letter From Santa Claus from myletterfromsantaclaus.com

With Christmas only 99 days away it will soon be upon us. I love Christmas and love doing little things to make it as special and as magical as possible for Oscar. I always have a letter delivered from Santa Claus and the 'fairies' bring our Christmas tree over night so he wakes up on the 1st December to a massive surprise!

This year I will be getting his letter from myletterfromsantaclaus.com who make the most magical letters for your children. I have kindly been sent one to review before hand, obviously keeping it hidden from Oscar and then we will be sent one for him in the post in December.



You can choose from four different types of letters starting from only £2.69. We choose the premium letter and it comes in a gorgeous personalised red envelope sealed with a snowflake traditional wax seal. In side there is a personalised letter as you fill in bit's about your child when ordering the letter like their best friend, an achievement and where you live. There is also a personalised Santa Claus nice list certificate and a Santa stop here sign for your child to colour in. The letter is printed on high quality paper and looks very authentic. I think the letters are fantastic and can't wait to see Oscar's face when he opens his own one in December. He will be so proud to get a certificate that he is on Santa's nice list! I think that is a really nice extra little touch.




Disclaimer: We were sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are completely honest and my own.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Review: Orchard Toy's New Baby Lotto

Last week we were kindly sent the New Baby Lotto game from Orchard Toys to review and help prepare Oscar for his new arrival. The New Baby Lotto is suitable from ages 2+ and up to four people can play the game together. Oscar loves the lotto game as we have the Old MacDonald lotto and the game is easy for Oscar to understand and be able to play properly. All you have to do is find and match the lotto cards to the pictures on your game card.


We took it to Great Nanny's and she played it with Oscar and he asked her what each individual card was and why the baby would need all those things. He is so excited for his new baby brother or sister to come and keeps asking pretty much every day if it can come out yet!



The New Baby Lotto is a really great game and we have had lots of fun playing it. I would defiantly recommend buying it if you are expecting a baby and want to prepare your child/children for the new arrival. Going through all the different cards made Oscar feel really grown up as we told him all the helpful things he can do to help us with the baby. He has told us he is going to be the best big brother in the World and I don't doubt that for a second!


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