Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Every now and again I get forced and dragged [usually by mummy N] to try something new for our babies to enjoy. This time it was Monkey Music...those who know me will know that before Baby I was not one of these people who joined in sing songs, or who got up and danced like a loon. However after a strong talking to from mummy N who said "It's not about you C, it's about the babies, they are the ones who will enjoy it and benefit, there will be a time when they will say 'aw mum you're embarassing me' until that point just get on with it and stop moaning." [she's very scary is our mummy N] I now join in on sing songs, get up moved around like a looney and generally have some silly fun... and so back to Monkey Music, mummy N sent me the link, I signed up for a free session and went along. The room was well set up with rugs in circle, & the leader was lovely. The session has a backing track and the leader sings along, using props and encourages parent to follow doing actions with baby. Some of the songs are well known others I got the impression were created for monkey music. The songs are fun and cheery and cover basic topics. The props were well used and kept babies busy. Baby J especially liked his mini rain maker [I've since now invested in one to keep him amused] I enjoyed the session, but wish there was a lyric book or lyrics projected on the wall for new parents to follow. I'm not sure if I'd be willing to pay a lot for each session but if they were fairly low price I may be willing to pay for the odd session to give baby variety every now and again see the link below for details
Imagine reading a book and being able to rub the spine which releases a delicate armoa to help bring the book to life? Sounds pretty good huh? That's exactly what you get with Smellessence books. When I saw a few tweets with information about books which smell I was intrigued, as someone who has a nose for all things smelly I was keen to give them a whirl, and lucky for me the slummy mummies were sent a couple to review.... welcome Coco the Chocolate Fairy, and Bella the Blueberry Fairy
Imagine the situation, there was I happily cruising along with Baby J in his wheels, and I come to a busy road....I look both ways [I know the green cross code] and when nothing is coming I begin to cross the road...half way across I can feel something sticking in the wheel....I push on...and just about manage to get up on to the pavement.....I look down to see what's caught in the wheel and see nothing stopping it moving....how odd... I go to move on and still feel the tension of something catching in the wheel, so I drop down to my knees and inspect the wheel and see that the bar holding the wheel in place has worked its way out... so I push it in and carry on my merry way...all of 5 paces till I feel it again, I push it in again and carry on my way....all of 4 paces, I push it in again and move on....2 paces, every time I move the bar works its way out, I get back on all fours and check the wheel again and see the washer or metal thing [technical terminology was never my strong point] which holds the bar in places has gone and there was nothing to stop the bar from coming out, which would result in the wheel coming off. Not what any parent would want, and most certainly not what I want at all! NOT A HAPPY SLUMMY MUMMY! Hubby and I saved for ages to be able to afford a Babystyle Oyster, and with the price paid you'd think you were buying a decent travel system, one that would last for years. The last thing I would expect would be for the wheel to drop off. It brings tears to my eyes thinking of the what if's, imagine if it had of come off when I crossed that busy road, what would of happened? It's unbearable to think of it. After pushing the bar in every few steps, I realised that it was going to be a nightmare, and so used the local route bus to get close to home and walked very, very slowly! I then rang the retailer where I got it and after tears and tantrums was told they would help, and a replacement wheel was promptly ordered. I also tweeted Babystyle which was a waste of time....I guess once you've made the purchase they really don't care at all..... BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Every now and again we get sent some delighful products to review, and the box for of goodies from Cussons was no exception, here is what we thought.... Ultra Mild Baby Shampoo