Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Baby Sensory Nappy Balm - Review

Baby Sensory is a fantastic company with some gorgeous products, however their Nappy Balm Cleanse & Protect really should be in the spotlight. Baby Sensory sent me a tub to try on Molly and it couldn't of come at a better time!

Molly has 2 new teeth, so you know what that means right? Begins with 'T' and ends in 'eething'. Yup, teething is an absolute pain in the backside. And that's just for us, think about the pain the little pickles must be in. I have been pretty blessed when it comes to nappy rashes, Molly hasn't really suffered. But boy did I get a shock one morning, when I got a very grumpy and rosy-cheeked baby out of her cot and changed her nappy. Bright red and looked blistered. On close inspection, they weren't blisters but it was so sore that certain areas looked worse than the rest.

Me being me...I panicked! Good old mum had a look and confirmed ' a normal nappy rash'. Wowsers, it looked so severe, and every time I went near the area Molly got very upset. So perfect opportunity to review a nappy balm right?! right!
I caked on the silky smooth balm ( it's not thick and gooey, unlike some nappy creams) and I loved that it was odorless and clear in colour. I used it at every nappy change and I kid you not, the rash was a lot less angry looking the next day!
I was genuinely very surprised as I thought it might take a few days, but voila bye bye nappy rash and hello happy Molly and Mummy!!

There are 5 key ingredients:

  • Sunflower Seed Oil - Moisturises the skin and provides a protective barrier that resists infection
  • Castor Oil - Cleans and softens broken or rough skin and improves acne
  • Olive Oil - Promotes elasticity and disrupts the harmful effects of environmental pollutants that damage the skin
  • Cocoa Butter - Acts as an antiseptic agent to protect skin from eczema and rashes
  • Beeswax - has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, skin-softening and elasticity enhancing properties. The beeswax is harvested in Perthshire, Scotland.
The one downside to the product is the packaging. If I saw this in a shop, I would not be drawn to it at all, which is a shame as it really is a fab product. So if your little one has a bad nappy rash, please go to Baby Sensory to purchase for £5.99!


Monday, 29 August 2011

Peekaboo Comp - WINNER


Well done, you have won yourself a gorgeous Peekaboo Sock Pet called Dreamy.

Dreamy will be with you shortly.

There will be more competitions soon, so do keep following!

Thank you to all who entered and good luck for next time.

That's all folks!


Monday, 22 August 2011

Hello, It's me again......

So it looks like I got caught up in the whirlwind of reviewing and forgot to do what I love best: talking utter crap.
So what's happened in my glorious world? Well, I have gone and lost ALL my baby weight and some....I am now 8 stone. Yes really! Alright, alright not quite. 9 stone 3. I have been reunited with my cheekbones and bid a fond farewell to two of my chins. Just left with the 1 now. Phew!

Unfortunately in the last week, I may have been reacquainted with maybe a couple of pounds though. It's been BBQ after BBQ and meals out. Why? ITS MY BIRTHDAY. Well it was. Yes your late with the present. Just pop it in the post and all will be forgiven.

I am not old, far from it, but er, when did i become 28? I am officially in my late twenties. I'm far too immature to be seen as a proper 'grown up' now. But I had a lovely birthday and even managed a night with the besties. But being the sensible mummy I am now, I ended up drinking water for the latter part of the evening - meet my new phobia 'Hungover Mum'. I .. just... can't... do... it. I am very well known for having epic hangovers, in bed all day, throwing up every drop of vodka and Subway consumed the night before. Miss Cox has seen this on far too many occasions. But I just cannot do it anymore. The thought of getting up at 7 to feed Molly (bottle, don't worry!) is enough to turn anyone from drink!

Speaking of Molly, she is now 6 months old! WOW! Where the hell did that go? She is absolutely adorable (no I am not just biased, she actually is!) and is definitely showing her personality. She may look like her daddy, but she has all my traits. She jumps out of her skin at the tiniest of noises, I am a huge scaredy cat, she is a little bit of a diva....likes to be walked around, won't open her mouth if she decides she doesn't like what I am feeding her, and likes to scream at the top of her voice....and I mean unbelievable howling, in M&S Cafe. To the point where I have to make a swift exit, I cannot bear the looks of all the other customers who have nothing better to do than scowl at parents with crying babies. GOD FORBID!

She also has her 2 bottom teeth now. So, so cute. This where I am glad I am not breastfeeding.
She likes to bounce, a lot. She's attempting to sit up on her own, but still looking a lot like a Weeble, and she blows raspberry's at me. Cheeky girl!

So, it's all going on. I bet your all thinking 'stick to the reviews' right? I actually feel like I have just therapy, getting that all off my chest. I also feel that Molly is stealing a little bit of mummy's limelight, so here is mummy on her 28th birthday night out:

Oh, alright. Here is Molly too...

She actually makes my heart melt.

So long my faithfuls.


Friday, 12 August 2011

Prince Lionheart bebePod - Review

So we have all heard of the Bumbo.....but just like (in my eyes) Pink is the new Black....or like Protein are the new Carbs, the bebePod by Prince Lionheart is definitely the new Bumbo, and BETTER!

So, say hello to my little fwend:

I think we can all agree that the design is fab. Funky, unique and I love the white 'resting' pod in the middle. Perfect to pop naughty little fingers on instead of going in her mouth and then getting her food everywhere - mummy is struggling with the whole messy food time!

I don't really want to be comparing this to the Bumbo, but it's hard not to when they are similar products and similar design. I found the bebePod to be softer and much squidgier, I am not sure if it actually is but it seems deeper, as Molly sits more comfortably in the bebePod, I found in the Bumbo she slumped to the side. I also find that when I get her out of the bebePod, she slides out easily, I was always have to deal with stuck bottom in the Bumbo.

Weaning Molly, this has been such a godsend. She is comfortable, and also for extra security, you strap it onto a chair, although of course I recommend staying with baby AT ALL TIMES!

TEAM bebePod!!

Please check out Prince Lionheart's other products. They are such a diamond company. All the elements of a family-run, fully established company, but at the forefront of innovative and modern designs. Their website has even made it's way onto my Favourite that is something!!


Monday, 8 August 2011

Peekaboo Review and Giveaway!

Peekaboo is an online shop like no other. Their gifts are unique, fresh and funky. and their products stand out a mile.

What are they?

The founder created the most gorgeous gifts called Peekaboo Pets and Sock Dolls. Each pet is made with their own unique and individual character with the clever use of textiles and stitches. What I love about them is that they are bright and would definitely capture a child's eye.
I have to include their mission statement which is found on their website as it so beautifully put and completely sums up Peekaboo:
"We believe that children should feel special and unique - and purely for this reason we have created Peekaboo Pets and created a poem for each Peekaboo Pet, which can include any child's name".

Everything about Peekaboo is so personal and I feel there is something very special about toys which are made with such great care and detail - something to treasure forever.
Here are some of my favourite Peekaboo Pets and Sock Dolls:



There are so so many to choose from, please go and have a look at their website: Peekaboo

Now, the lovely lovelies at Peekaboo have decided to give one of my fave Peekaboo Sock Dolls to you, my fabulous readers.

For the chance to win this gorgeous Sock Doll Cat

All you need to do is:

  • Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect
  • Follow me on twitter and tweet 'I'm following @DollysDayDreams to win @peekaboo2006 sock cat' with link to comp
  • Follow me on Facebook and write on wall ' I want to win Peekaboo sock cat'.
  • Most importantly, comment below with a name for the cat
Competition closes on the 29th August at 7pm......GOOD LUCK

Fancy increasing your chances of winning? Head on over to Peekaboo's very own blog here, and enter to win Lola, a beautiful Peekaboo Pet!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Maxi-Cosi Elea - Review!

When I had Molly, I bought the Maxi-Cosi car seat. I thought it was a brand that could be trusted plus it looked very comfy. Molly loves it, and 9 times out of 10 she is asleep in it - I do get slight baby envy, as I would LOVE to be carried around in a seat, that I could just have a little snooze in. These babies just don't know their born. Actually they don't!

Aaaaanyway. I was pretty chuffed when those dear old Maxi-Cosi people asked if I could review a pushchair. Couple of weeks later, a huge box arrived on my doorstop. The Elea had landed.

I have a bit of a phobia when it comes to new, shiny things that need piecing together, these hands were not made for DIY jobbies. BUT. A BIG BIG BUT......I cannot get over how easy the Elea is to use and and quick to get to grips with.

All it takes is a simple push of a red button.

So the base of the pushchair goes from this:

To this:

Literally by holding the handle bar, as soon as the red button is released, giving a slight pull, the base is pulled out into the correct position.
For the first week or so, we used the Maxi-Cosi Pebble car seat with the base as Molly was still small. To use the car seat, there are two adapters which slot into the side of the base. The car seat is then slotted on top. *You can face the car seat towards you or the outside.

As you can see, the tray underneath has loads of room for storage too!!

More recently, we have been using the pushchair for Molly. She's a nosy little cupcake and loves having a nose at whats going on around her, just like her wonderful mummy!

Again, the pushchair seat is incredibly easy to fit on. Literally slot it onto the base, easy peasy. The adapters are not needed for the pushchair chair.

The pushchair chair slotting onto the slots on base

There is also a safety bar which goes across, which I pop some of her buggy toys on:

And for the winter months, a very cosy 'cosy-toes'.

Molly looks so comfy in her pushchair, and I genuinely think it is a great product. It folds up very easily, and fits into my boot with ease. My other pushchair literally had Range Rover wheels, which I had to take off every time it went back into the boot!
You also have the option of tilting the chair back and forwards depending on if they are awake or snoozing, just a simple lever situated at the back of the chair.


Big thank you to Dorel Ltd and Maxi-Cosi for selecting me to review the Elea.

Thumbs up from me and the little one.
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