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-Blogmas day 23- Ewan the dream sheep *Review*

Before I decided to move Logan into his own room, I was thinking about how I can make that transition a bit easier and less stressful for him, I had heard about Ewan the dream sheep from another mummy and some online reviews and they all praised it for helping their little ones sleep easier/better at night, so I took the plunge and bought myself one of these little sheep, well I won it on an eBay auction for £19 so I saved myself a few quid.
When I received in the post I wasn’t sure what to expect as I never really knew how big or small it was going to be but it was a decent size, Ewan was a lot rounder than id imagined but it does add to the cuteness factor! On first glance I noticed four purple legs, each one with its own soothing sound and when one is pressed a subtle red glow light emits from within Ewan the sheep, on inspection of the inside of the sheep there are 3 switches, one for volume and the other 2, I’m not yet sure what they do as I’ve not really messed around with them.
The 4 sounds are:
• heartbeat + womb
• heartbeat + vacuum cleaner
• heartbeat + harp music (This one is Logan’s favourite)
• heartbeat + rain
On Ewan’s tail there is some Velcro which you use to tie around the cot bars, to keep it from being a loose toy, this I love because Logan is very grabby and I know for a fact he would not leave it in one place had it not been for the Velcro strap on the tail.
Overall I am really impressed with Ewan’s effectiveness, I just wish it lasted longer than 20 minutes as I do have to pop back in to turn it back on if Logan wasn’t in his deep sleep state, but other than that I do really recommend it, I only wish I had bought it sooner when Logan was a newborn to help settle him and to create positive sleep associations to the sheep and not being fed/rocked/cuddled etc.

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-Blogmas Day 21- Sassybloom *unboxing & Review*

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**Disclosure: I have not been paid or reimbursed in any way to provide this review. I paid for the Sassy Bloom box myself, and all opinions are my own**

I received my November Sassybloom subscription box about 2 weeks ago now, so I am a little late on doing the review, but as most of you know it’s hard to find the time to just sit down and record a video when you have a demanding baby who’s going through a clingy/crying and fussy phase.

You can watch my unboxing video here: Sassybloom unboxing video

I heard about the Sassybloom service via Facebook and loved what it was about and wanted to get my very own box for Logan and so I emailed the company and asked if I could review one of their boxes on my blog and so the lovely Nicole at Sassybloom replied saying yes basically, and gave me a special discount off my first box to review.

What is Sassybloom? Sassy Bloom is a subscription box which you can receive monthly or as a one off box, in every box there are baby/children’s products inside. The box is suitable for pregnant mums from the 3rd trimester to baby/toddlers of two years old. Each box is tailored and has handpicked items for your child.

How much are these subscription boxes? Memberships start from as little as £23 per month (Free shipping too on every box!) You can also purchase a one-off trial box for £40. They also do sassybloom gift cards, so you can give a mummy a very special gift.

So let’s get into the review


lights

Bright Starts Safari Beats – Drum

– 2 modes, drum mode and melody mode

– three colourful lights which baby can tap

My opinion – I’ve got to say I was so surprised to see this toy in the box, and my son loves the bright colours and the flashing “disco” lights, it’s, even more fun to play with in the dark. Love this!

RRP – £14.99

spoons

Munchkin soft tip spoons (6)

– 6 bright coloured spoons

– ideal for weaning

– Soft tips gentle on baby gums

– BPA free

My Opinion – Tried these out with Logan’s desert earlier and they were actually really nice to use, they felt really good quality and Logan seemed to enjoy the colours too.

RRP – £2.49

feeder

Munchkin Fresh Food feeder

– Reduces the risk of choking

– Comes in many colours

– Simple and easy to use

My Opinion – I have done a review on another net food feeder on my blog, however, that one didn’t work very well and broke after 1 use so I will be interested to see how this one stands up.

RRP – £3.20

 

jug

Munchkin Shampoo Rinser

– Helps to keep water and soap out of eyes

– Easy grip handle

My Opinion – I’ll be honest I wouldn’t have thought this would be in a box tailored for a 6 month old just because i don’t tend to shampoo my boy’s hair (what little hair he has got) as i find its very drying and i bath him every night just because it’s part of his bathtime routine, so I’m not sure if I will use this product, maybe in the future I’ll use it, or might just be another bath toy for logan to chew on.
RRP – £4.59

brush

MAM First Toothbrush

– Round head is gentle on baby’s mouth

– Short and compact handle

– Soft bristles, perfect for babies first teeth and on gums

My Opinion – Pretty self-explanatory really, but like I mentioned in my youtube video Logan already has a couple of toothbrushes and 1000 ppm toothpaste. You can’t have too many toothbrushes, and will probably keep this one for when logan is a bit older and can brush his own teeth.

RRP – £3.50

 

 

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My Son Logan modelling the Personalized Bib 

– Super soft quality

– 100% Cotton

– Personalised for that special touch

My Opinion – What can I say, I love the fact that the bib has got his name on, and now everyone we meet will know how special and amazing my son is ❤

RRP– Unsure

 

My overall opinion on the Sassybloom Box: Overall I absolutely am made up with this box, considering it was my first time ever using this subscription service, I saw all the wonderful items other mummies and their babies received and I just knew I wanted a piece of that sassy cake, so yes I am happy with this box, there were a couple of items which I was a tad disappointed with, one being the shampoo rinser, just because I could just buy a normal jug and it do the same thing but other than that it’s all fab quality stuff and I would definitely reccomend this service if you have any children aged newborn to 2 years.

If you enjoyed this review and would like to get your hands on your very own Sassybloom box, then you can use my referral code MTOLOGAN, you can earn £10 off your first box.

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-Blogmas day 20- Asda Little Angles Nappies *Review*

I was using Aldi mamia nappies from when Logan was newborn and they were great, but as he moved up into bigger sizes we noticed a lot of leaking nappies especially at those 3am wake up calls!

So I then moved him onto pampers baby dry nappies which I had no leaking with but as they were more expensive I couldn’t keep buying these especially in bulk so I needed an alternative, and since I buy my pampers nappies from Asda anyway I noticed that they did their own range which were the Little Angels and there was a fantastic offer on which was 3 packs for £10, yes £10 which was an absolute bargain, and they weren’t small packs either there are like 48 nappies in each pack, so I decided to give these ones a go, you can check that deal out here if you like; Little Angles Nappies.

My first impressions where great actually the design on the nappy is pretty cute, but I would just like to say I would like to say maybe a cute little tiger or raccoon instead of an elephant or maybe every pack of nappies has different designs that way you can mix and match designs that you like.

When trying them on Logan for the first time they felt really spacious but actually there was an indicator on the nappies which told you when it was time to move them up to the next size which I thought was super neat and useful, I’ve not seen any nappies with that design feature before, so that’s a plus. I’m happy to say that we haven’t had one accident or leaky explosion and I definitely intend on using these nappies from now on, and for the price you can’t argue with that, and now they have their Christmas range of little angles out so look out for my super cute Instagram post of Logan in a Santa clause nappy, and apparently they even have a range of Pepper pig “first pants” by the little angles brand too, which i will definitely be purchasing on Friday as they look so adorable.

So overall I am super pleased with these little angels nappies and in fact I adore the little angles bedtime lavender bubble bath too, so much cheaper than the Johnsons bedtime bath as well, but does exact same thing.

Let me know which nappies you use for your little ones, are they good? What nappies don’t you like and why?

Thanks for reading, and hope you enjoyed my review.

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-Blogmas Day 4- Hauck Shopper Shop N Drive Travel System Review

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I thought i would take this opportunity to write a review on my much loved Hauck pram which i am having to sell as I’ve just bought Logan a new pram for Christmas, only because i wanted a parent facing pram, and i miss being able to see Logan when out and about, other than that its a brilliant first time pram.

I just wanted to say that this pram has done a fab job at being a travel system, it is really easy to attach the car seat especially when Logan was a newborn, its really effortless to fold down and fit into the boot, its also a very nice, smooth pram to move around with front swivel / lockable wheels.

My favourite thing about the Hauck pram has to be the 2 cup holders on the handle bar, as its so useful for putting my drink or logans bottle/snacks/tissues, anything you want really, its definitely a great all rounder, now Logan is in the pushchair part  he loves being able sit upright and see the world passing by.

I also really like how easy the pram is to steer and assemble, especially for getting it in and out of the boot. Another great feature especially because we don’t drive, it has a huge shopping basket beneath the pram as evidenced the picture (Slideshow above ^) .

The best thing about this pram is that the manufacturer of the Hauck series is in Wrexham, where i live so it feels great to have supported a local business, i know the brand isn’t well known and not an expensive brand like Silver Cross or Cossatto but it is an awesome pram in my eyes and you won’t be dissapointed.

So if you’re looking for a travel system that is comfortable, easy to assemble and steer around then this is the pram for you, it comes in a variety of different colours and styles so just google Hauck and you won’t be dissapointed.

“It’s a good all rounder for the first time parent” – Robert Jones (Fiance and loving daddy to Logan)

“Such a great pram, so easy to fold down and get in the boot” – Julia Jones (My lovely mother, nanny to Logan)

Keep ssmiling 😄 ~mummytologan