Pull-Up Nappies – An Honest Review

As soon as our daughter started showing the signs of readiness for potty training, (mainly whipping off her nappy thirty seconds after it was placed upon her person, before repeatedly saying ‘poo’) we invested in some Pull-Up Nappies.

Bobbi, like her sister before her, got the hang of it relatively early (they were both around 20 months old).

In some ways, this is a great thing. In others – not so much.

We opted to make the switch from traditional nappies as Bobbi thought it was great fun to remove her undercrackers at every possible opportunity, tugging at them until they ripped – rendering them entirely useless.

This was very frustrating – as the alligator death roll usually performed during the nappy donning process made things considerably more difficult – going through the ordeal of it, only to see the blasted thing laying disguared on the floor two minutes later was really starting to boil my urine.

So there you have it – we switched.

Straight away life was easier – I could slip the Pull-Up Nappies on her as she was running away from me and she could pull them up-down-up-down as she pleased.

The downside to Pull-Up Nappies, is that finding a size to fit is nigh on impossible. If they’re snug they won’t survive the riggorous and constant yo-yoing, and if they’re loose they’ll fall down every two minutes.

If you’re out for any length of time and your little cherub wees in them – they will become heavy and fall down.

Nappies

It’s a pain not being able to pop one on without having to fart about with trousers/leggings/tights – putting on a pair of Pull-Ups does become a naked from the waist down affair which is more time consuming.

They make it really easy for your little poppet to copy the dog…this is not a good thing…

Pull-Up Nappies

And finaly – I’m fairly lucky in that it’s been a good two weeks since I’ve had to deal with an in-nappy-turd – the first couple that actually did grace the Pull-Up Nappies simply flopped out and splatted on the floor.

There must be some kind of special trick that I’m just missing with this? They literally roll out and present themselves on your living room floor – leaving you (if you’re anything like me) with a wriggly, turd covered little demon who wants to break free, run away and create a dirty protest – and a dirty tramp, opportunist puppy who (if you’re not lightening fast) will dive in and eat your precious little ones latest creation faster than you can say ‘Aw shit’.

Disclaimer – I gained absolutely nothing by writing this – it’s just the fun ramblings and observations of me as a mother.

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Childs Farm – Review

Childs Farm is an award winning British brand that uses natural ingredients and essential oils to produce mild, kind and absolutely delicious smelling toiletries that care for the skin and hair of newborns, babies and children.

I was sent some products to review from Child’s Farm and wanted to share my thoughts with you all – These are all suitable for sensitive skin which was my main criteria because of mine and Nina’s eczema. I’ve had it since I was a child and Nina (4) has started getting a small patch on her face so I’m trying my hardest to manage it for her.

We were sent so many lovely products to try and here’s what we think of them all..

Moisturiser

This award-winning moisturiser can be used all over the body for fresh-smelling, soft and hydrated skin. It contains grapefruit and organic tea tree oil, it works like magic on grown-ups too – I love it myself and the girls smell and feel AMAZING post slathering.

Hair and Body Wash

This fabulous smelling hair and body wash contains argan oil, which is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. It can be used all over body and hair to cut through grime and dirt, and to leave skin moisturised and smooth. It’s excellent for children with sensitive and eczema prone skin.

3 in 1 Swim

Their award-winning 3-in-1 swim is a shampoo, conditioner and body wash all in one. Use after swimming to thoroughly clean off chlorine and come up smelling of strawberry and organic mint. Especially formulated to protect and moisturise young skin and hair. This product from Childs Farm makes it easier to pack light I’d you’re going away too – which is essential when you’re packing for four (+) people and a dog!

Baby Wipes

I love these as they’re just wet enough – some wipes I’ve tried are far too wet! These are dermatologist and paediatrician approved as being suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin – they’re even gentle enough for use on newborn skin.

Wipes

Again, these are suitable for newborns and upwards. Dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin. I bung these in my handbag as I always end up needing them when we’re out and about.

The girls love all of these products and they are the most important judges.

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Lottie Dolls – A Review

I was recently sent a Lottie Doll to review and I love it and everything it stands for.

As the Mother of two young girls, I often find myself worrying about them being insecure and trying to live up to the – let’s face it, entirely unrealistic and for most, unachievable ‘beauty ideals’ that women aspire to these days – my girls are currently aged two and four – they are funny, smart, strong, caring and beautiful – I want them to grow up knowing this and believing in themselves.

I want them to feel confident enough to reach for the stars and know that they can achieve anything they put their minds to.

They have loads of dolls and play with them often – a lot of them are the same though – completely out of proportion, they were clearly modelled on aliens who are seven feet tall (and five feet of that is all leg), high insteps and tiny waists – loads of make up and boobs.

Do I want my daughter’s at the age they are, to aspire to be like them?

Absolutely not.

The Lottie Dolls are different. They’re designed in part by children and their bodies are based on the proportions of a nine year old child, which I feel is so much more suitable than having them look like a playboy bunny!

These dolls are super cute and dressed appropriately too – compared to other dolls who look like they’re ready for a night out in a club drinking cocktails.

Another thing I love about Lottie Dolls is that the creators understand how precious childhood is, they want to help us to protect their innocence for as long as possible. To help them develope a healthy imagination and a love for exploring and feel empowered to be themselves.

The dolls are dressed in comfortable, bright clothes that our kids would wear and enourage outdoor play like fishing, body boarding and puddle jumping –

We love this Muddy Puddles doll – it’s one of this girls’ favourite things to do.

It’s no wonder they’re award winning dolls!

Which one will you choose?

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Three Times in My Life When I’ve Needed Money Fast

We’ve all been there – some more often than most, when you’re a week away from pay day and something (or in my case, everything electrical) decides to inconveniently stop functioning.

This happened to us while I was on maternity leave with our youngest daughter – I’m talking fridge, TV, washing machine and oven IN THE SAME WEEK.

I was naturally ever grateful for statutory maternity pay – we are much better provided for than some, I know – but unless you have actual, real-life savings to fall back on, this sort of thing can be a massive worry.

Being in the rubbish financial situation we were, we had to find cash fast, and in the absence of a money tree growing in the garden, we had to borrow it.

Our loan was a life line – with a young baby and a drastically reduced income, we couldn’t have survived without it!

Other situations that could be diffused by quick cash include…

Vet Bills

We have a Whippet Cross puppy – I have dubbed them ‘The kangaroo of the dog world’. As he’s still quite young, we still run the risk of him bolting and running blindly into an on-coming car – we have obviously insured him for this reason, but a loan would help in the interim – If I had to find the cash upfront, without the help of Quick loans online in the UK, we wouldn’t be able to manage!

Garage Bills

Again, with two young children and only one and a half incomes, we try to keep the costs down, so our cars are ancient and held together with string and pre-chewed gum – they could die at any time.

Redundancy

This could happen to any of us, at any time, these loans can telling help bridge a gap if the proverbial hits the fan!

Bad Credit

If you’re looking for a small, short term loan I can guarantee you’re not alone!

The first question you should ask when considering any form of bad credit loan is: “Can I afford to repay my borrowing in full and on time?”

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