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- App Review: Little Fox Music Box I can't tell you how happy I am when a really high quality app makes its way onto the App Store. Little Fox Music box is one such app. Apart from being beautifully illustrated, the interactive content is appealing to toddlers and the included songs are catchy and fun.
- Review: Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor From the moment Sprogzilla was born, I have worried (as many mums do I'm sure) about SIDS. I complied with all the professional advice to lower the risk - breastfeeding, putting him to sleep on his back, not smoking etc. Still, I wanted something to give me further peace of mind by alerting me if he stopped breathing during the night and so I discovered this popular movement monitor from Angelcare.
- Review: Baby Jogger Summit XC If you've read earlier entries in this blog, you may know that I have a bit of a buggy addiction. In February 2011, I found my Holy Grail everyday pushchair, the Stokke Xplory. However, it sadly isn't suitable for solid off-road use. After being disappointed with the iCandy Apple and the Maxi-Cosi Mura, I finally stumbled across the Baby Jogger Summit XC. Here's my extensive review of this little-known pushchair.
- Review: Beaming Baby Eco & Organic Essentials My not-so-short review of Beaming Baby nappies, wipes, bubble bath and baby lotion!
- Review: Beaming Baby Organic Wipes Beaming Baby is a company offering several organic toiletry products in their own range as well as some popular branded eco ones. The product blurb sounded good, so I decided to give their wipes a try and I've been using them for a good 6+ months now.
- Review: BeSafe Izi Combi X3 A premium infant/toddler car seat enabling your child to rear-face for up to four years.
- Review: Budget Organic Baby Skin Care Due to having very sensitive skin, I've avoided using any mainstream skin/hair care products with their unpleasant chemical cocktails for nearly three years now. I'm continuing to do the same for my son and would like to offer a few product suggestions so you can do the same without breaking the bank.
- Review: Fisher Price Bounce & Spin Zebra We bought this for Sprogzilla's first birthday having had our eye on it for some time and impatiently awaiting the time he would be old enough to use it.
- Review: Fisher Price Soothe 'N' Glow Seahorse Sprogzilla has always been a poor sleeper and we have tried many different things to improve this. One such purchase was this seahorse, certainly worth a try for just over tenner from Toys R Us.
- Review: Handy iPhone & iPad Apps For Mums Since I received an iPhone for my birthday last year, I've had a whale of a time downloading all sorts of apps. This continued with the iPad I got for Christmas and I now have a stash of favourites for both gadgets. This list suggests a few favourites that I personally can't live without.
- Review: iCandy Apple My first pushchair, the iCandy Apple, released circa 2007. Find out why I initially loved this pushchair but ultimately switched to another thanks to some annoying issues and iCandy's rather draconian sales policies.
- Review: Little Green Sheep Being a particularly paranoid mummy when it comes to SIDS, I've been looking into every possible preventative measure I can find. One interesting theory is that the chemicals used in mattress manufacture can be a contributing factor, to alleviate this possible risk some parents wrap their existing mattresses in a non-toxic cover, while others buy an organic, chemical-free mattress.
- Review: Little Green Sheep Organic Mattresses LGS is one of my favourite companies to buy from and I've ordered tonnes of stuff from them over the last year, much of which I'll be reviewing here at some point. They sell an eclectic range of organic goods including clothes, bedding and gifts, but their flagship products are a range of luxury organic wool, cotton, latex and coconut fibre mattresses.
- Review: Little Green Sheep Organic Wool Duvet & Pillow If you've looked at my earlier reviews, you'll know I'm a bit of a fan of LGS products and the company as a whole. So when I pondered buying some proper grown-up bedding for Sprogzilla, it's no surprise they were my first port of call.
- Review: Mothercare Cotton Sleepsuits It might seem a bit odd reviewing plain old sleepsuits, but Sprogzilla has been wearing these for about a year now and I just had to share my experience.
- Review: My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow Yesterday, I mentioned this pillow as part of my Flashback Friday post and realised it's highly worthy of a review. I had never heard of it until I was browsing around my local secondhand baby shop and saw one for the bargain price of six quid! Not bad considering they sell for more than £40 new!
- Review: Outlook Travel Comfy Wool Pushchair Liner I love to review items which don't seem to have much coverage online and this is a particularly good example. I googled extensively for user photos and opinions, but didn't really find anything of help. I felt rather frustrated doing my research because certain details regarding the Travel Comfy are confusing.
- Review: Red Castle COCOONaBABY Nest I came across the COCOONaBABY while looking specifically for sleep solutions for colicky/reflux babies. I was immediately struck by how comfortable and snug it looked while still allowing a baby to be placed in the safest sleep position.
- Review: Stokke Xplory Evo V3 Well, I've had this pushchair for a few months now and finally feel ready to give it the detailed review it deserves. And boy, I think this is the longest post I've ever written!
- Review: The Peepee Teepee ..... for the sprinkling wee-wee. There's no denying the creators came up with a hilariously apt name for this product. But does it actually do the job or is it just a gimmick?
- Review: Troll Bedside Cosleeper Cot Sprogzilla slept during his early months in a lovely cosleeper crib made by Troll. We were very sad when he outgrew it, so were thrilled to find that Troll make a full-size cot version. Though we already had a cotbed for him, we decided to invest in one as I found it too cramped having him directly in bed with me and he likes to cosleep at least half the night.