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My Picture Photobook Review and Giveaway

Our journey with William has been an interesting one, to say the least. Born at just 32 weeks, weighing 4lb 2oz and having to spend the first few weeks of his life in NICU was emotional, overwhelming and a huge learning curve. When he was allowed home it was the most amazing moment for all of us as a family, especially as it was just before Christmas and Jake’s birthday. However, I really don’t want to look back at his journey with sadness, instead, I want to celebrate how far he’s come and how lucky we are to have him here home with us. I love photos and was originally thinking about creating an album but when My-picture.co.uk asked me to review one of their photobooks it couldn’t have come at a better time!  Continue reading “My Picture Photobook Review and Giveaway”

mini first aid Berkshire review

Mini First Aid Berkshire Review

First aid training for babies and children was something I had always wanted to do but with the arrival of Jake and the whirlwind of becoming a first time Mother it meant it became one of those things I just kept (naughtily) putting off. Then when William arrived 8 weeks early, it seemed to be the only thing I could think about. My perspective on child emergency care had vastly changed and when he was allowed to come home with us after 3 weeks in NICU, I was extremely nervous that something would happen and I wouldn’t know what to do. The hospital were amazing and provided us with basic CPR and choking knowledge before his discharge but I felt that I needed more in-depth training which would cover other possible accidents or medical situations, so when Alison from Mini First Aid Berkshire got in touch about attending one of her 2 hour classes, I jumped at the chance. Continue reading “Mini First Aid Berkshire Review”

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Perfect Toys for Your Mini-Adventurers: A Wicked Uncle Review

Getting out and about is one of the things we love to do as a family. Jake has always been energetic and never one for staying still so we have had to discover plenty of ways to keep him both physically and mentally busy. As with all children, Jake goes through phases of what he likes but right now he is very much into anything with army print and involves role-playing. Having already heard of Wicked Uncle and knowing how vast their range of children’s toys is, I was very happy to be asked to review some items of my choice. Continue reading “Perfect Toys for Your Mini-Adventurers: A Wicked Uncle Review”

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“Say Hello” Tummy Time Discovery Toy Review

Development for William may come at different stages due to his prematurity but one thing I am very positive about doing is providing plenty of sensory stimulation for him. As he has now been out for 19 weeks, his little mind wants to do so much more than his body can manage as he should only really be 11 weeks old. He has become frustrated with laying on the floor, he loves to have something to help him up and he adores watching toys, looking at bright colours and being interacted with. I remember how much my first son hated tummy time but to help us out, my cousin loaned us her tummy time cushion. It was such a useful baby product in aiding Jake in his movement so when Baby Sensory contacted us to review their “Say Hello” Tummy Time Discovery Toy I knew it would be a hit with William. Continue reading ““Say Hello” Tummy Time Discovery Toy Review”

itty bittys review

Itty Bittys Review and Giveaway!

Itty Bittys are a fun plush toy by Hallmark which take on some of the best-known characters, in teeny tiny form. As the collection has started to grow, Hallmark got in touch to ask if Jake would like to review his choice of characters. With a large range including Disney, Star Wars, Snoopy, Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, just to name a few, he jumped at the chance to choose some and as soon as he spotted the Marvel range he was over the moon! Continue reading “Itty Bittys Review and Giveaway!”

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Review: VonHaus Lawnmower and Grass Trimmer from Domu

Gardening for me has become a hobby that I love and with each year that we live here, I am even more determined to perfect ours. Unfortunately, our gardening tools are starting to fail us and we’ve been living with a secondhand lawnmower that has the handle taped together in a desperate attempt to save it for a little longer and a grass trimmer that gave up the ghost years ago– leaving me to trim all the border edges with garden scissors… yep, its a tedious job but the perfectionist in me just cannot leave it! Continue reading “Review: VonHaus Lawnmower and Grass Trimmer from Domu”

teething solutions with amber pumpkin

Review: Teething Solutions with Amber Pumpkin

Teething has to be one of the worst parts of having a baby. It can begin from the moment they are born and last for three years, what other development stage lasts that long?! With the experience of having an early teether the first time around, I knew I would have my work cut out for me the second time around too. Four years have passed since Jake went through it all so I knew the teething remedy world would have moved on since then. So, I have been prepared. I have stocked up on the usual medicinal remedies and have been keeping my eye on the newest teether aids coming onto the market. And I was right, William is also an early teether, Continue reading “Review: Teething Solutions with Amber Pumpkin”