My Mummy's World

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Bliss Buggy Push Sponsored By Bliss

For the third year running Britax are pleased to announce they are sponsoring the Bliss Buggy Push. This year's main event will be taking place on 13th June at Hyde Park, London. This is a family friendly 5km jog or walk in aid of Bliss, a UK charity providing support and care for premature and sick babies. Miffy will also be making an appearance to celebrate her 60th birthday. 
You can look for your local buggy push event or even organise your own by heading to Bliss Buggy Push for all information.

Britax, the leader in child mobility who enable family freedom, is proud to announce it will once again be sponsoring the Bliss Buggy Push, a series of family-friendly 5km buggy walks or runs across the UK, designed to help raise money for Bliss, the special care baby charity.

This is the third year that Britax will sponsor the charity initiative, and following the success of last year’s 40 events, organisers say the 2015 fundraiser has the potential to be the biggest one yet.Bliss is once again encouraging people across the country to organise a Buggy Push at a park near them to raise money to help premature and sick babies as well as their families. One in every nine babies is born premature or sick - that is around 80,000 babies every year.

Partnering with Miffy, the iconic children’s character, the headline London Buggy Push is taking place on 13 June to celebrate Miffy’s 60th birthday. Alongside sponsorship of the event, Britax will also be offering families the chance to win one of its stylish and award winning Britax Affinity pushchairs.  The three highest fundraisers who take part in the main events at either London, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh will be able to select a light-weight Affinity in their preferred choice of colour and take home the matching Cosytoes and Changing Bag - the perfect prize for any mums on the go looking to make a fashion statement.

Amy Voller, Brand Director EMEA from Britax comments, “As a brand devoted to helping families find their freedom, we are delighted to once again be working with Bliss. Through this partnership we can not only encourage parents to get out and about with their little ones, we can also raise awareness for a fantastic cause that is very close to our hearts. We are behind every single family that choses to take part – best of luck!”

Please Note: I am sharing this information with you as I'm a Britax Mumbassador.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Week 33.

Ok, I haven't done this in a while, its been a little chaotic here as we've had to move to temporary accommodation the pregnancy has just flown a little. 
I finally finish work tomorrow although my maternity leave doesn't officially begin until the end of June, I cannot wait for the break. Jack will finish nursery this week also so it will be nice to spend some quality time with just him. 

As for the pregnancy, it has gone a little quickly with all the stress of moving from our home, to temporarily living with my Nan until our house is built June/July time. Baby is having lots of episodes of being crazy and then quiet but all seems well. Baby had hiccups for the first time this last week also, well maybe not the first but the first I've felt and it was lovely - I never experienced it with Jack. 
From my last update my bump has really grown, well it has been over a month ago. 

This week baby is measuring around 44cm and weighing in around 3-4lbs. In the last few weeks baby is likely to put on around half a lb a week. Babies bones are continuing to harden, except for the skull which remains soft and pliable to be born safely. Babies immune system is now fully developed with the antibodies they need. 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Henry Vacuum Toy Review

Jack loves housework, I'm not even sure where he gets that from. He especially loves to sweep the floor and vacuuming - perfect! So when we were offered the opportunity to review Henry the vacuum- kids version I jumped at the chance. 

This little version of Henry has been specifically designed to be like the real Henry in every single way there are lots of little details to this mini Henry to match big Henry. Theres a three part hose, which has clear tubing. There is also pretend 'On/Off' switches in red and green to match the real Vacuum however these don't actually work, the real On/Off switch is located to the back of the vacuum. Henry is placed on wheels and moves around just like the real thing, even having the inner compartments too. You can unclip the top part and this then allows you to take Henry apart and keep everything inside along with the dustpan and brush which also comes included in the box. 

Henry the vacuum does have sound, which can become annoying when your child is vacuuming for ages. Henry does actually pick up small particles of dust and dirt, and there is a small section on the back near the On/Off switch where you can empty this. 
All kids love role-playing games, and this is the perfect little accessory to use. He moves and sounds just like the real thing so really fits in with role-playing and taking it up a level. Jack has really enjoyed playing with it. 
There are many toys within the Cadson Little Helper range which can be used for roleplay. 

Please Note: We received this toy free of charge, however this does not influence any views expressed within this review. 

Friday, 15 May 2015

Memory Foam Mattress Topper Review.

A little while a go I was contacted and asked if I would like to review a memory foam mattress topper from Mattress Next Day. Now whilst my mattress is ok, I've only recently had a new one, my mums isn't, but with the house move and everything else, we just don't have the spare cash at the moment.
Mum has never really liked the idea of a memory foam mattress - neither did I at first. The adverts on the television make it seem your lying within the same position for the whole evening. I thought it would be a good way to prove to mum they are actually ok to sleep on, you can still move around. 

So onto the mattress, it arrived on the chosen day for delivery, which would be next day if purchased online in time and you live in England, Wales and Southern Scotland. It arrived rolled upto into a small package, which makes for easy transport. When we took it out of the packaging and placed it onto the bed it took a little time to even out. The topper simply sits on top of your current mattress and then you place a bottom sheet over it. 

 "The Essential high density memory foam mattress topper is 2.5cm deep, and works to improve the comfort offered by your current mattress to help improve your night's sleep. 
2.5cm Memory Foam Mattress Topper is available as foam only (no cover) and will perfectly slot neatly between your mattress and your bottom sheet, offering a layer of additional comfort. 
The 2.5cm memory foam mattress topper uses your body temperature to mould to your body shape whilst you sleep, to ensure the perfect position for your body. The resulting pressure relief helps reduce tossing and turning for an improved night's sleep." Essentials V40 1 Topper.

I was keen to see if this would give my mum an improved night sleep, and luckily it did. She isn't the best of sleepers - especially not on her old mattress which isn't comfy. The topper makes the mattress seem more supportive and obviously more comfy then just the mattress alone. It quickly bounces back into shape, and doesn't leave lots of imprints of your position. 
I am highly impressed with the quality of this topper and for the difference it has made to get a comfortable nights sleep. At the time of writing this review the mattress topper is currently on sale at just £29.99 for a double topper, with the usual price being just £59.99 it also comes in a single and kingsize. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a topper or anyone who needs a new mattress but cannot afford one at the moment, even just to add a little lease of life to your current mattress. 

Please Note: I received this product free of charge for the purpose of this review, however this has not influenced my decision in any way. 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

New Baby Lotto - Orchard Toys Review

We are quite big fans of Orchard Toys, Jack has quite a selection coming along both at home and at his grandparents. With a baby on the way I was delighted when I was given the opportunity to review their new game 'New Baby Lotto'. I've been looking at different ways in which I can include Jack within the pregnancy and prepare him for the new baby so this was perfect. 

 New Baby Lotto is designed to help parents prepare their child for the arrival of a new baby. It's aimed at children two upwards and the aim of the game is to simply find and match the items in your picture. Each piece of the board game is bright and colourful and gives different images of things needed with a new baby. Jack likes asking what each item is for and then repeating it when he sees it again. 

Each player receives a game board and the pieces are spread out face down on a surface. Each player then takes it in turn to choose a piece and see if it matches the images on their board. To be the winner of the game each player simply has to match all the pieces of their board game. 

Jack has been playing this game both at home and at his grandparents house and has had lots of fun playing it. I would definitely recommend this game to others who are expecting a baby and would like to prepare their child for a new arrival. It's aimed at younger children but a perfect way to include them, it's priced at £9.50 which I think is ideal. 

Please Note: We received this game free of charge, however this does not influence any views expressed within this review. 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Dreaming of a long haul holiday

Jack has been on two holidays abroad, both to the same place, once when he was just 5 weeks old and once last week. These holidays have only been across to Europe but I keep thinking about taking him somewhere further afield, although now it would be in tow with two children

One place I've always wanted to take my children is Florida to Disney, yes I know everyone goes there but it is such a lovely holiday. There are other places in which I would love to go, more exotic places such as the Caribbean but for now I'll be dreaming. 

When I was younger my parents saved really hard to take me to Florida, but I think I went at the wrong kind of age. I was 13 at the time but still thoroughly enjoyed it. I would love for my children to have the whole Disney experience. I would also love to explore other parts of America, there's plenty to see and do there.

The only thing that scares me about booking a holiday somewhere a bit further afield is travelling with the children on a plane. Ok, well at the moment just Jack, but when his sibling comes along, how would I cope with two to entertain.

So here are some tips on long haul travel with children:
- Book your child a seat of their own, long haul you will be glad of a little extra space.
- Whilst waiting for a flight, let your children have some time to run about and let off some steam.
- Get them something new, even just a colouring book and wrap it as a present, the excitement keeps them interested for longer says AAUBlog
- Pack plenty of snacks 
- Keep it simple don't pack too much for on the plane says Mummy2Monkeys a colouring book, ipad with apps on or a few simple books is plenty.

There are plenty of other tips available around and you could always visit eShores for a good place for information and advice on long haul travel. 

Now I can go back off to dream of these holidays and save some pennies to put them into action.

Where would you really like to travel too?
Also, do you have any additional travel tips?

This post is in collaboration with eShores

Monday, 13 April 2015

Week 28.

What an eventful week Week 27 turned out to be. I intended to update regular as I had some time off work but I still didn't manage it. I'm now officially on the final stretch and in the third trimester. 

Well I've mentioned it was eventful, I ended up in delivery suite in the middle of the week as baby decided she didn't want to move, all the time I was there she still didn't move but heartbeat was checked and all fine. When we got home on the evening she did move maybe she was having a lazy day. Movements from baby are becoming a lot more regular, with regular patterns occurring. Others are now able to feel and see babies movements.

Bump popped a little more this last couple of weeks, and I'm beginning to see the growth but baby seems to hide a little at work and I'm still just managing to fit within my work uniform tops. 

This week baby is measuring around 38cm and weighing in around 2.5lbs. Baby can now open her eyes and turn her head in towards the uterus if she notices a continuous bright light. Shes getting used to blinking and now has eyelashes.