Sunday, 20 April 2014

Infacol - Colic Help


When you are expecting a baby there are things that you don't think about, especially if its your first baby. There are things that you probably don't really know much about and for me it was Colic.

Colic is the medical term for excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed. It is a common yet poorly understood condition, affecting up to one in five babies.

Colic usually begins within the first few weeks of life but often stops by the time the baby is four months old, and by six months at the latest.

In most cases, the intense crying occurs in the late afternoon or evening and usually lasts for several hours. You may also notice that your baby's face becomes flushed, and they may clench their fists, draw their knees up to their tummy, or arch their back.

If your baby has colic, they may appear to be in distress. However, the crying outbursts are not harmful and your baby will continue to feed and gain weight normally. There is no clear evidence that colic has any long-term effects on a baby’s health.

Infacol has just launched Colic Help, an innovative website created to help desperate mums and dads 24/7 get to grips with the challenges of infant colic.



I found the website very easy to use, I think it will be very useful for worried parents and it will give them peace of mind. Having a baby with colic is very hard work, you worry so much that there is more to it than just colic, to have something like this where you can turn to at any time of the day or night is very helpful.

To the right of the video there is a place where you can type your own questions to get an answer or you can select one from the list of options. All of these have a video answer and should help. If you cant find your answer there is also an option for you to email your question. 

Silent Sunday



Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Montagne Jeunesse



I have been finding that recently I seem to have little to no time for myself, I don't make time for myself and its something that I really should be doing. The kids are bedded by about 7.30pm and once I have done the housework there is a little window of time that I have decided is going to be for me to have a bath and relax or sit and chill out with a magazine whilst pampering my face with a lovely face mask from Montagne jeunesse.

Its been a very long time since I have made time for me and its been an even longer time since I have used face mask. I remember it being a messy kind of job and one that seemed to take me a lot of effort. 

I was sent this fab little gift bag with a selection of face masks, body smoothie and foot cooler.


Now it was time for me to decide which face mask I would try first, it took me a while as they all looked like they would smell amazing. I decided to go with one of the new ones from the range which is a Brazilian Mud Fabric Masque. Ooh I read it again, a fabric masque?! Does this  mean that it is going to be an easy application I asked myself? The answer was yes, I was delighted!


I went through to the bathroom so I could see if I was putting it on to the right area. It was so easy to apply and the smell was lovely, very fresh and fruity.

I went and lay on the sofa whilst browsing the internet for 15 minutes and it was then time to take the masque off and rinse my face. Already I could feel my face was smoother and it felt so refreshing. I actually even felt like I had relaxed a little, even it was only for 15 minutes. This has really benefited my skin and its something that I am going to be making a regular thing of. It is a simple way of making sure you remember about you, and have a little time for just you.

This masque is just one of many from the new range, I cannot wait to try another.

Montagne Jeunesse was founded in 1985, they strongly believe that all of their products should be made with minimum processing, , using pure and natural ingredients derived from plant and mineral sources.

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Ravensburger Ringo Flamingo



When I hear the name Ravensburger I like most other people automatically think puzzles, however we have this board game called Ringo Flamingo to review made by Ravensburger.


The boys were desperate to play this game and I honestly wasn't sure how good it would be. We have had games before that looked brilliant and turned out to be a little boring, but we do love a board game. Once we took the game out and got it set up we were ready to start. I read the rules which seemed pretty simple and off we went.


I am pleased to say that we found Ringo Flamingo to be a really fun game, when Dad got involved the chaos started but we all had such a giggle and I found it such a great way to spend an evening before the kids go to bed, family time is so important.

To play the game you flip your lifebuoys and save the flamingos! Get ready to save the flamingos from the snapping crocodiles lurking in the water! The player who can flip the most lifebuoys over the flamingos wins!

I also love how neatly all the bits pack away into the box when you are finished.


This game is suitable for children from ages 5+ and it is for 2 - 4 players. This is a game that I would most definitely recommend, its one that the kids can play on a miserable day on their own if you have things you need to get done (but I would recommend that you play it too as its great fun!).

We received this game for the purpose of the review, all wording and opinions are my own.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Micro Scooters Balance Bike Review and Giveaway



When I was a little girl one of my most favourite things to do was being outside playing on my bike. I can always remember trying to go my bike all by myself without the use of stabilisers. It was very tricky and I didn't have the confidence to just do it, I was worried I would fall. One day my mum had been out hanging out the washing and I was busy practicing peddling my bike, when at last I could do it! I was so excited to show my mum.

I think that being able to go a bike is one of the most important skills our little ones can learn. Its one of the most fun things to do when your a kid and it all comes down to confidence, balance and co-ordination.

This is where the Micro Scooter Balance bike comes into it. I feel that the balance bike is going to help little E become more confident when it comes to going a peddle bike on her own, it will also teach her how to balance the bike whilst she starts out on a bigger bicycle.

We have received this fab little balance bike to review



Of course we chose pink...


This balance bike has been extremely well made and it is of excellent quality, you can tell this just by looking at it. Amazingly it doesn't take much building either. It was a case of putting the seat on and then the handle bars, even I could do it!

Suitable for children aged 2 years plus, the Micro G-Bike Plus is a great first bike and is aimed at helping the very youngest toddlers get off to a flying start. Providing a safe lightweight bike that can teach young children easily the balance associated with biking and scooting. Watch them gain confidence as they sit astride the bike pushing it along and learning to balance whilst free-wheeling.

The frame of the Micro G-Bike Plus is made from light-weight aluminum, making it approximately half the weight of comparable models so it can be easily carried or put on the back of a pram.

It also ensures it is more durable and robust than most other balance bikes on the market. A perfect balance of cool Swiss design with a parents-eye to practicality – the hall-mark of all Micro kids’ products – the Micro G-Bike Plus includes an adjustable, sleek black seat and coordinating handle bars. And, with safety always a key feature of the Micro brand, the Micro G-Bike Plus comes with extra large, 200mm wheels to ensure that it is both super stable and easily manoeuvrable. 


Little E is 2 and a half years old and as you can see this bike fits her perfectly and when she grows we will be able to move the seat up so she can still sit comfortably on the bike. 

This comes in five lovely colours and retails at £99.95. I feel that this is a good price for it as it will last your child until they are 5 years old and I would definitely say its wells worth the money.

Now here is your chance to win one of these for yourself. All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. Good Luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

We received this product in exchange for a review. All opinions are honest and my own.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Scooters for Schools


I think that this is a great idea and I thought I would share it with you too just in case you hadn't heard about it. 

Over the past 4 years micro scooters have supported in excess of 250 schools, and donated over £10,000 to schools’ fundraising activities across England, Scotland and Wales.

They hope to do much better in 2014 with Scooters for Schools 

HOW IT WORKS

scooters for schools


  • Secure funds for your school all year round
  • Choose between receiving money or scooters for your school
  • There is no limit on how much or how many scooters you can redeem.
  • We provide free promotional material to help you garner support from your school


SIGN ME UP…

Register your school to take part in the scheme -
Click here to register for Scooters for Schools

You will need your school’s URN code, which can be found here.

You will receive an email within 48 hours to confirm submission to the scheme.

When this has happened you can encourage parents/grandparents/teachers/the caretaker! to visit the website www.micro-scooters.co.uk

Every purchase made with your school’s URN will count towards claiming back money or scooters for your school….
We will keep your running total and advise you every quarter on how much is due back to you.



LETS TALK NUMBERS

Your school will receive 10% back with every order placed that quotes your school’s unique reference code (URN).

If one parent orders a Maxi Micro scooter for £124, your school will receive £12.40 back. You can see how easy and quickly your school can earn money or scooters.

ALREADY REGISTERED? 

We have a huge list of practical ways to get the scheme promoted at school.  From free downloadable posters, newsletter templates, social media strategies and much more!