• Flat lay of eco by naty products from nappy to body wash for review post

    Eco by Naty Nappies – Baby and Toddler Review

    We started off using cloth nappies full time but lack of sleep and a baby who required multiple changes led us to disposables at night. During my rather over-the-top cloth nappy research, I came across Eco by Naty nappies but was unsure about its eco-credentials and effectiveness. However, with every trip down the baby aisle, my eyes were always drawn to their attractive packaging, willing me to give them a try! I recently got the chance to do just that so here’s how the baby and toddler got on! Baby and Todder vs Naty Nappies Fit They fit perfectly around the legs and waist on both Baby J and Toddler…

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    Tidy Tot with Our Messy Tot: Review

    Feeding babies is messy! And that’s without throwing baby-led weaning into the mix – which I did! When offered the chance to review the tidy tot kit, I instantly jumped at it. I just had to find out whether it lived up to the claimed expectations. What’s a Tidy Tot It’s a tray and bib combo that aims to keep the food mess away from high chair crevices, most of your child and the floor. The tray surrounds the child and the sleeved bib attaches to it via velcro. This means there isn’t a gap between the chair and the child. Sounds good so far! So we put it to…

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    Lush Sleepy Review – Baby and M-I-L’s Verdict

    Little one was still waking up every 2 hours at night when I returned to work after maternity leave. Let’s just say I had a few lunchtime naps in the breastfeeding room (I was pumping twice a day). I got into work one morning (a couple of months after I’d started) and a colleague excitedly told me about an article claiming that Lush Sleepy Lotion had worked wonders for a toddler. Until now, I didn’t realise how obvious my sleep deprivation was as she offered to go get me some immediately as apparently it was starting to sell out. I wasn’t convinced but I was open to trying *almost* anything…

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    Canva Android App is Here

    I am ecstatic that the Canva android app is finally here. The website has been crucial to me but I needed something that I could with on the go. A phone app for designing graphics is a must as finding time to sit at a PC is tricky with a toddler.  The free apps I’ve tried so far do not get the end result I want without a lot of effort.  So you can imagine my excitement when the pop up appeared informing me of the impending arrival of an android app. The Good You can create quick designs on-the-go with more than 60,000 templates to choose from covering social…

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    Cloth Nappy Review – GroVia ONE

    I asked the ladies in my phone to recommend an easy night nappy as changing 2-parters in the middle night whilst barely awake, was not going well. They all said: GroVia ONE. So I bought a preloved one to try when a good deal came up. I paid more than I usually do for preloved nappies so I was curious to see what made it so expensive. I wasn’t disappointed. The material is lovely, thick yet soft and it just screams quality even with the plain blue one I got. I imagine the awesome prints they come in would look even more lush. Overview GroVia One is a one-size nappy that should fit…