I have been a Milton Ambassador for a few months now and I’m absolutely loving it!
Milton have been going for years and it’s my mums favourite brand. Back in the day when my sisters, brother and I were small mum was a huge Milton fan. She used to use the liquid concentrated stuff in the blue bottles whereas now I use the tablets.
I have one of those huge 5 litre bucket sterilisers where you can just throw everything in. Plastic baby cutlery, bowls, bottles, teething rings and plastic toys as well. Furthermore it’s one of those pieces of equipment that you can’t live without once you have one!
Oh and not forgetting all those breastfeeding pump parts.
We were asked recently to try out the Little Angels nappies from Asda. Since baby girl was born 5 months ago we have tried out numerous brands of nappies. From expensive Pampers to the budget Aldi nappy. I love to see how they work and if they keep her dry and comfortable over night. Now baby girl sleeps through the night I need to make sure the nappies keep her skin dry while she sleeps for 8-10 hours.
We tested the size 3 Supreme Protection nappies from the Little Angels range for 1 week.
When my husband was a child he used to love going to Blackpool and now we have a baby hopefully we will be able to and visit there soon so he can share his experiences with her.
When Visit Blackpool asked me if they could write a guest post for my blog on how to plan a baby friendly trip to Blackpool I thought it would be a great idea, especially with the Summer Holidays coming up. So here it is below. I hope you enjoy reading it and it gives you some pointers at what to do in Blackpool
Planning a baby-friendly day out in Blackpool is easy. Honestly, there’s so much to do there. It’s a fun-packed destination that the whole family can enjoy – from the acclaimed beaches to meeting all the animals at Blackpool Zoo, here are some things that you and your young ones will love.
There are over 1,500 animals at Blackpool Zoo and loads of different activities to try out. Park the pram by an enclosure and watch the flamingos, zebras, meerkats and giraffes graze, while the kids look on in awe with their imaginations running wild.
It’s a fabulous day out with brilliant animals and loads of places to take a seat to enjoy some lunch, but keep a lookout on the free-roaming cheeky monkeys!
I was offered the chance to review the fantastic app from Kidloland which is aimed at ages 0-5 years old. I had never heard of KidloLand before so was very interested in what their app could offer a 5 month old.
My initial questions were:
- Would it be too old for a 5 month old?
- Are there lots of activities to do?
- Would it keep an older child occupied?
- What was the quality of the images like?
- Do you get your monies worth?
So the app was easily to download from the app store onto my iPhone. I was eager to see what the app was about.
I was contacted by the lovely people at WILF Books asking if they could guest post on my blog to let all you all know about their new sharing-based children’s book delivery service.
Now you all know how much I love books so I’m very happy to help. I think it’s a fantastic idea and I’m very delighted to spread the word of this service that they are offering.
|Image from WILF Books|
Don’t you hate it when you walk into a room and everyone looks up at you?
That happened to me today.
This week was my daughters first baby sensory class. At 4 1/2 months old we feel as if we have been on the waiting list forever.
I can see why now.
The class is full of the ‘mummy clique’ parents.
“The Mummy Clique”
These are all mummy’s that have been before, probably since the week their babies were born.
And yet here they are starting the classes all over again.
No wonder there is a never ending waiting list as you will never get onto the course.
Or if you do your baby will be too old for the 0-6 month class and so you start all over again with the 6-12 month classes.
The town I live in has about 23,000 residents, and this is the only baby sensory class so I feel it’s a bit unfair that the same parents keep signing up to the same blocks of classes over and over again.
Not letting others get a look in. But then this is the mummy clique. They attend all the other baby groups locally. As one mummy told me.
“We haven’t seen you around before and we get out and do some group or play everyday”
I really felt like an outsider from the moment I walked in until the very end. But my daughter really enjoys sensory stuff so I’m doing it for her.
It would have been nice to have felt more welcomed, I don’t want to join the ‘inner circle’ as that is not my type of thing.
I felt so out of place with the singing and signing as I knew nothing.
To be honest the teacher never helped as she just said we do the same song every week so you will soon catch up.
Am I being wrong in thinking that it was a new set of classes, so expected for us all to be taught from scratch?
But then I’m not in the mummy clique so everyone else just carried on. There’s me trying to watch my baby and the teacher at the same time learning all the hand signs.
I know how beneficial baby sensory classes can be for babies, so I’m determined to make the most out of these classes for my daughter.
You should have seen her face when the light show came on. Moments like that are very precious and so worth me putting up with the ‘mummy clique’.Maybe the next class will be better…