Thursday, 26 November 2009

New addition to the WADs Xplory Family

Our love for the Stokke Xplory continues to grow and a new addition to the WADs Xplory Family this week....is our Forest Cream Accessory Kit & Footmuff.

I got them from www.lullabys.co.uk and I can not explain how good the service here was. I rang up to place my order, you can also order online, and the lady was lovely. The next morning the set was with me...now that really is amazing service for you.

LULLABYS don't only do Stokke merchandise they do everything baby and mum related, pretty much! If any of you are doing up a nursery or a childs bedroom you really must go and see their Teamson range of furniture here how cute are the butterfly chairs and bookcase.....my next things on the list :)

So anyway I'm sure you all want to see a picture of the Forest Cream in action? here you go:


Monday, 16 November 2009

The Cries of Colic

I have been meaning to do a post about Colic for a while now. Baby Belle suffered badly with Colic from 3/4 weeks of age and it was a very difficult hurdle. It is easy to forget how hard it was now that she is 7 months old but the same can be said about labour. It would be around the same time everyday, 4pm until 9:30pm, her little legs would pull up to her chest and she would scream in pain. It was heartbreaking seeing her like that, especially as she was such a happy baby when not in pain and hardly ever cried.

The absolute best advice I can give (and it's not really what you want to hear) is to sit it out, it will get better in time, generally around 3 months of age.  But I am one to talk, I tried everything when BB was suffering.

So for anyone out there in the same situation right now here are the things we tried.

-Infacol - Didn't help, even our doctor said it's a big con.
-Gripe Water - Worked for a day then lost it's effect but it is all natural so the best of the bunch.
-Colief - didn't work, another money maker and con.
-Dr Brown Bottles - These get the thumbs up, especially if you have a sucky baby.

The things I highly recommend however are:

-Baby Massage - Brilliant. Do half circles in a backwards C shape on your babies tummy. I would do this and BB would pass wind after 20 or so repetitions :) Also gently raise legs up to chest and do cycle motions with both legs.

-Tiger in the Tree:
Now this was THE BEST thing and I'm not sure what we would have done without it. BB would be screaming in pain and the moment we did this she would stop, and even fall asleep like it. But be warned you are in for some arm aching days.

I can't really describe Tiger in the Tree (other than what the title implies) so there's a picture for you. You can do Tiger in the Tree sitting down or standing up, or whilst on your laptop like my hubby :)


-Tummy Sleeping - Another thing which really helped was sleeping BB on her tummy, much to the midwifes disgrace. BB has always slept on her tummy and she could lift her head from just a few weeks old. Sleeping on her tummy obviously put pressure on it and helped with the pains.  She would also love sleeping on pillows or cushions, again I think the pressure helped. Her cushion sleeping became quite a BB trademark.

Everyone said wait until she is 3 months old and it will be a lot better and guess what..it was, she just grew out of it, her little system just needed to mature, the colic was gone.

So hang on in there. Try the medicines if you need to but if I was to do it all again I wouldn't. Take breaks and get your partner/family/friends to help. Do Tiger in the Tree though, it is a God send!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

My Weekend & The Stokke Xplory


Life has been pretty crazy recently, hence the lack of blog posts. Baby Belle is 7 Months old and that time has just flown. She makes me smile everyday and she is just the cutest thing ever (I am biased of course), I almost want to go wake her up right now for a cuddle!

As anyone who follows me on Twitter will know I have been looking to buy a Stokke Xplory stroller for a week or two. I had never really heard of them before until @mummytips @omgmummy and @soph4soph mentioned them and raved about how good they were.

So Hubby, Baby Belle & I went off on Saturday (with a bit of arm twisting) to try it out...it was instant love :) and so we got it. By the time we got home it was very late as we had made a day of it and gone out for lunch etc, so I didn't have a chance to take it out the box.

I love Sunday mornings as I get a lie in and hubby came upstairs and woke me with this Watch Video on youtube here

or here...

He is sooo crazy! :)

Hubby's friend was staying with us for the weekend so they both said they would go to Cambridge for the day with Baby Belle and road test the Xplory. He came back that evening with a churpy smiley baby, some flowers for me, a cute love book (bless him) and soo many good things to say about the Xplory...men raving about a pushchair? I kid you not! That must prove its worth right!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

A Mummys Poem

Here is a little poem I got from my lovely mum (Grams) today (not one of hers but so nice nevertheless) I had to share it with you:

I hope that my child, looking back on today
Will remember a mother who had time to play
Because children grow up while your'e not looking,
There are years ahead for cleaning and cooking.
So quiet now cobwebs, dust go to sleep.
I'm nursing my baby and babies don't keep.
TZCYGZ4RM2D7

Monday, 2 November 2009

Simple Human

I know there are a lot of companies at the moment contacting us mummy bloggers to review products but I just had to take this company up on their offer when they emailed me and said I could pick ANYTHING from their website. Seeing as I have only ever done one review I thought it about time I did another. Also their products have been featured in House, Desperate Housewives, Lost and Ugly Betty, all of which I am a fan of (but especially House)!

simplehuman do Luxury Housewares and their products are stunning, check them out at http://www.simplehuman.co.uk/. I had a look on their website and chose the deluxe rectangular recycler. This particular model retails at £124.99 and although it sounds like a lot of money, for what is essentially a bin, read on to see why I 100% think it is worth every penny.


We recycle whatever we can in our household and before we got this we had a seperate bin for recycling and one for general waste, well this combines the two and looks super stylish too. Before I say anymore here are some pics of it in our kitchen:




Doesn't it go nicely with our Granite StarGalaxy tiling :)





Why I think it is worth the money:
  • fingerprint-proof finish on stainless steel - This really works, we tried to get fingerprints on it but they just don't show up!
  • silent, slow close lid - Great so small children don't get fingers trapped, the lid closes so slowly.
  • Super easy to empty - You can just pull out the inserts or bag.
  • 10 year warranty
  • Looks lovely!

Also you don't have to use the recycle part for recycling you could use it for food waste instead, if you compost. Also they do free delivery for anything over £49 which is great value for such a heavy item.

Because I have only good things to say I feel I'm not telling the truth but I really have nothing negative to say about this. Simplehuman sell bin liners to fit the bin too and they are not much more expensive then average bin liners but if you like to bargain hunt like me then you can still use your own run of the mill ones, they will fit, not perfectly but well enough.

They also sent me this twin soap dispenser which retails at £49.99 and again I can't fault it.

It fits in a bottle of shampoo easily and loads of bodywash or soap, whatever you want! And you can control how much you want out.

There is also a hook on the side for a razor, it is super easy to put up and apparently rust resistant. And again, as with all their items, don't they look lush! I will definitely be buying more from their range!

simplehuman also have a blog http://blog.simplehuman.com