Monday, 17 October 2011


we was kindly sent the sleepy little monkeys-baby sleep gown to review from monkey stars and I must say its quite cute
it is suitable for boys and girls and 100% cotton the size is 6-12 months
it arrived very quickly from them offering it to us.

the  BABY SLEEP GOWN makes nappy changing much easier especially at night time when you are struggling to keep your eyes open you don't have any fiddly poppers to do up (and if your anything like me you will do up the poppers wrong and have to redo them), you also don't disturb your baby as much as you do with baby grows, I think it is ideal to combine with a baby sleeping bag because it has long sleeves and because the babies feet are free they wont get too hot.

It has an envelope neck and elasticated bottom, the material is really soft.
 I washed and dried this item because I like to know how clothes wash and dry and it came out the same as it went in so washes and dries really well.
The elasticated bottom helps it not ride up your babies back as they move around in their sleep
Rhian in her baby sleep gown
its was a little too big but that is because she is not yet 6 months


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Operation Christmas child- shoe box appeal

I'm doing Operation Christmas Child

This year I am once again taking part in operation christmas child in making shoe boxes for disadvantaged children across Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. As a parent I know the joy it brings to a child and parent when they receive a Christmas present and they rip into the shiny wrapping to reveal what they have inside, not many children get to experience this joy for many different reasons,but a shoe box full of goodies can change this it can bring the widest smiles to a child who has very little.

operation Christmas child is the largest children's Christmas project in the world, and is run by the christian charity samaritans-purse they have been sending gift filled shoe boxes to disadvantaged children since 1990 and have brought joy to over 80 million children.

last year alone 500,000 people got involved and wrapped and packed around 1.12 million shoe boxes.

Girls from Swaziland

Last year we managed to fill 3 boxes and passed them onto my sons school but this year I am hoping to fill a lot more than 3 but to do this I need help if any company has any products that they would like to donate please contact me on a product list is below of things to pack in a shoe box

Brother and sister from Montenegro

Things to put in your shoe box

toys- bear, soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument,
for boys- truck, cars etc
for girls dolls clip on earings etc
educational supplies-felt pens, pens, pencil, pencil crayons, eraser, sharpener, colouring book, note pad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, stickers etc
Hygiene items- toothbrush, tooth paste, flannel, bar of soap, hair brush or comb bobbles, hair clips etc
other items- sweets( sell by date must be at least march the following year), gloves scarf hat. sun glasses, cap, bangles, necklaces

you should include 1 or more things from each catagory

please don't send

No Food

 especially chocolate - non-chocolate sweets are allowed

No medicine

 or vitamins of any kind

No war related items

 toy guns, soldiers or knives of any kind

No clothing

 other than listed above

No fragile items

 glass containers, mirrors.

No liquids

 including blow bubbles, shampoo, bubble bath, toiletry sets or aerosols.

No dangerous items

 sharp objects, scissors or razors

No novels

Nothing of a political nature

No hand-knitted stuffed toys without a CE mark

once your box is decorated you need to decide if your box will be for a male/female and what age group then you need to attach the appropriate sticker

please don't forget to include £2.50 to help with the distribution cost you can pay here then download and print the bar code place it in your shoe box and you will receive an email that will let you know where your box went to.

boxes need to be made up and ready before 18th november

mummymummymum are running a competition for people who get involved in the shoe box appeal please click on the link to find out more

once again if any company can help in any way even if it is donating shoe boxes or wrapping paper please message me on I will link your company in this bog post 

Thank you 
lets put smiles on children's faces this Christmas

shoe box appeal companies that have donated 
massive thank you 

visit their website 

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

REVIEW Munchkin bath letters and numbers

Munchkin letters and numbers review

we bought these Munchkin bath letters and numbers from ASDA for £6.99, they are suitable for ages 3+.
they stick to the bath wall or tiled surface when they are wet, it includes 26 floating letters and 10 floating numbers. The letters and numbers are made from a non toxic, soft, durable material.

my son loves playing with these and it really helps recognise letters and numbers whilst having a bath, they also still feel soft when dry unlike some I have had in the past. They are around 8cm in height and come in various colours which again helps your child learn colours whilst they play. I would recommend buying Munchkin letters and numbers

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

REVIEW Teething bling uk bangle

teething bling uk very kindly sent us one of their teething bling bangles for me and my 17 week old daughter to review.

the teething ring and organza gift bag

teething bling was created so us mums who have given up on wearing jewellery the opportunity to wear something that looks great and would fit in well on the trendy accessory stands in most high street stores, yet at the same time it’s very practical. Being a mum for the last 11 years I have plenty of broken necklaces and bracelets from the usual grabbing and pulling from one of my children sitting in a jewellery box never to be worn again, so my solution was to give up wearing pretty things, but teething bling uk have created jewellery for us that look really pretty and are safe enough for your babies. The bangle I was sent is called Jade, it is a speckled Jade colour (Ithink the name gives it away). The bangle is made out of the material that most teething toys are, their teething products are non-toxic, phthalate, BPA, PVC, latex and lead free, all pendants come with a breakaway clasp for added safety. They carry the important CE trademark which means they meet strict safety standards and teething bling went through four years of vigorous safety testing.  They are also dishwasher safe.
They have a huge range of colours in both the pendants and the bangles
The bangle is approximately 8cm and one size fits all
Rhian happily chewing on her teething bling

Bangles are £8.95 and pendants are £12.95 individually or they can be bought as a gift set for £19.95
They come in a beautiful organza bag which is available in 3 different colours
The bangle looks like a normal solid bangle but when you touch it, it has the soft feel like a teething toy. It is very easy for your baby to keep hold of, my daughter is only 17 weeks and has no trouble keeping hold of it, and it is also very light in weight. As soon as I held it out in front of her, her eyes lit up and when I placed it in her hand she happily chewed away on it. If its on my wrist she will happily sit for a while playing with it and giving the occasional taste test. I would highly recommend teething bling  and I will be buying some for myself in different colours.

Mummy2five and Rhian Recommends Teething bling uk