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3 Mar

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Win 3 Valentines Bibs From Funky Giraffe

17 Jan

Afternoon everyone. With valentines day fast approaching I’ve been offered the opportunity to offer readers the chance of getting their hands on some Funky Giraffe new Valentines bibs for their little ones. Two readers will be randomly drawn to win 3 bibs each so your little ones will look super funky this valentines day.

Here’s a little more about this adorable new line of dribble bibs and what Funky Giraffe are all about.

Baby accessories company Funky Giraffe have launched their latest exciting designs especially for Valentines Day! These cute baby dribble bibs start from just £2 and are the perfect gift for your loved one. Whether it be your baby’s first Valentines Day or just another excuse to make your baby look even more adorable, these bibs are a must have for Valentines Day.

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Funky Giraffe was set up in 2009 by Yasmin Drury, having worked for a major retailer she was all too aware of the cost of production and the massive mark up charged by companies. As a mum herself, she knew what she wanted for her son and set out to produce funky designs at a reasonable price.

The current range includes
Bandana bibs (also known as Baby bibs) from £1.98
Personalised bandana bibs from £4
XL bandana bibs from £3
Playsuits/rompers from £7
Burp clothes from £4
Hats from £4

I was pleasantly surprised at just how fashionable yet low cost these bibs are. The online store have lots of fantastic designs on offer plus some amazing deals like 5 bibs for £11.

Compulsory: For your chance to be one of 2 winners winning 3 valentines bibs just leave a comment telling me your plans for this very special day.

For extra entries you can do the following…. (Leave a separate comment for each)

Tweet: I want to win valentines bibs with @Clairelouise82 & @FunkyGiraffeBibs adding the URL for this post.

Follow @FunkyGiraffeBibs on twitter

Follow @Clairelouise82 on twitter

Subscribe to this blog leaving a comment telling me the email address you have subscribed with.

Pin this competition on pinterest.

One additional entry is given for each action. One comment should also be left for each action taken.

The competition will close at midnight on the 5th Feb

Two winners will be drawn at random from all the entries submitted on the 6th Feb 2013 and will be notified by either tweet or email.

Terms and conditions… Competition is open to those in the UK Only! Entries not following the rules will not be entered into the final draw. Winners have 48hrs to responded with details. Prizes will be sent directly from Funky Giraffe. Entries entered after the closing date will not be submitted into the final draw. An email or twitter I’d must be left with your comment so I can contact you if you’re lucky enough to win.

Prize 2x winners will each win 3x Valentines Bibs

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Silent Sunday

28 Oct

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Review – Baby and More

26 Apr

My Little sister quite recently helped the extended family grow a tad more when she gave birth to her beautiful baby boy “Riley” who is now just over two months old. 

Riley is absolutely adorable and growing so fast (as they tend to do). My sister is a young mum and is currently finishing off her last year of college meaning I’m able to get my mitts on my adorable nephew during the odd day throughout the week. Yes, its great being an aunty as you get to give them back and to be honest my own three children are more than enough to contend with. 

As the exciting word spread about the newest addition to the family I was contacted by the guys at Baby & More to see if Riley would like to give some of their products a try. 

Baby and More specialise in baby solutions inspired by mum’s. Stocking high quality, practical baby products that are designed to make life that little bit easier. 

The guys over at Baby & More sent us a PaciGrip and a double packet of “Lots to Say” baby soothers.

The PaciGrip is a universal soother holder meaning it can be used with lots of different brands and designs of soother and works well for the soother that doesn’t have a handle (like the “Lots to Say” baby soothers we reviewed). The PaciGrip also does a great job to grip some toys too, so its great for use in the pushchair. 

The PaciGrip comes in a number of colours and designs, Riley was sent a blue striped PaciGrip. There really is nothing extra special about this soother grip’s design but it works and works well! The strong clasp means once clipped to clothes it stays this way. The grip’s cord isn’t overly long which is great because it reassures the parent (or in this case aunty) of babies safety. I’ve seen some really long thin cords and in some cases beaded cords which just screams out disaster waiting to happen!

The PaciGrip is durable, non-toxic and thankfully washable. Priced at £2.99 it wont break the bank either. 

The “Something to Say” Soothers by BooginHead are super cute. Each displays a cute word or phase and these come in a whole variety of colours. Best of all these are BPA, PVA and Phthalate FREE. Teats are Orthodontic Silicone and are designed for babies 3+ (note, Riley has some suck on him hence the reason his using these already). 

Myself and my sister loved these, we received a packet of blue and red soothers one with the word “HI” and the other with the cute phase “Volume Control”

These are currently on special for £4.95 as opposed to the original price of £5.50

These worked great with the PaciGrip too, check out Riley modelling them below.

Disclaimer: This is a review post, however all opinions are that of my own and 100% honest. We were not paid for this review but received the product to try in-order to share our opinions. 

Silent Sunday

26 Feb

Ajo Bebe changing bag candy

29 Oct

This week we see the Little helpers go from three to four, when the lovely Nikki from, ‘A cat, a mouse and a bumblebee’ sent me a beautiful Ajo Bebe travel wipes case to review.

A cat, a mouse and a bumblebee is an online store specialising in high end children’s and baby products.

Nikki the owner stocks some beautiful items that are available no place else in the UK, she even hosts a number of celebrity favourites. 

The Ajo Bebe travel wipes case is a lush addition to any changing bag and will have mothers asking you,

“Excuse me, but where did you get that from”

Oh… Yes, this pretty little case happens to be a great tool for a conversation starter, believe me, it’s happened to me twice so far! There was last week when I was asked in the doctors reception waiting area (yes, during that week from hell when all three children were ill) then there was the time a fellow mummy asked me where I got my Ajo Bebe travel wipes case while at the the under five’s play park. You can’t blame these mummy’s for asking as it is lovely! 

“Ok, Ok, I hear you, it is just a wipes case!”

 But surly us mummy’s deserve a pretty one, after all wet wipes are our ultimate travelling companion. With a 22m old I can’t afford to leave these essentials at home! Yes, its pretty sad that I’ve enjoyed whipping out my cute little travel case every time Harley gets sticky fingers, a runny noise or chocolate covered chops, but so what… it’s nice to have something nice, isn’t it? It beats pulling out a pain old pack of Huggies that’s for sure!

 The green and aqua blue, almost art deco design finished with white lace trimming is the perfect design for a girlie girl who likes something other than “Pink” !

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Priced at £19.99 it’s a pretty cool addition to any mummy’s Christmas wish list. You could even consider buying it for that “special mum to be” as a baby shower gift (trust me, it beats your standard baby-grow).

There are plenty of beautiful children’s & baby items to be found over at ‘A cat, a mouse and a bumblebee’ from cool bumblebee backpacks to gorgeous baby blankets. This is a site worth visiting, even if you will want everything you set your eyes on, I did!

Nikki owner of ‘A cat a mouse, and a bumblebee’ is currently looks for party planners to join her team! Check out the site then contact Nikki for more information via the contact page. 

Ajo Bebe Travel wipes case from A cat, a mouse and a bumblebee

Cost £19.99

Click HERE to buy or have a browses at some truly lush pieces .

Yippydada the coolest changing bag around

9 Oct

Oh my goodness check this baby out!

What you see before you is no ordinary bag, Oh… No!

Would you believe it if I told you that this stunner of a bag, is actually a Yippydada Lynx baby changing bag?

 Well, it is!

 I saw this changing bag on a fellow blog and fell head over heels in love with it and this was before I knew its intended use.

Now you may ask why I need one now Harley is 22 months (two short months off his 2nd Birthday) but in actual fact I have discovered I need one more than ever.

 Harley is wearing pull ups, at times he wears his tiny little underpants so we require a change of clothes when out and about in case of accidents. His also still using a bottle as he always has a bottle of cows milk at lunchtime whether we are at home or not as well as one at bedtime and when he wakes. We also keep his trainer cup to hand with his fruit juice in (that or a couple of cartons of innocents) Then there’s all them other bits and pieces like wipes , etc.

 Now I’ll be honest here, if you put your hand In my handbag there’s no promising you’re ever see it again, Its like the lost world in there! Seriously I carry so much stuff I’m surprised I don’t capsize.

 It’s a total pain having to carry the changing bag as well as my own handbag, the changing bag we have isn’t a beautiful sight, more an eye sore. I’ve looked for one that can possibly manage all mine and Harley’s things so I don’t have to lob two bags around when we go out but haven’t had any lucky whatsoever.

 Well, in till now of course.

 This bag is so nice it doesn’t even resemble a changing bag, more like a bang on trend  handbag.

 Delivery of my Lynx changing bag from Yippydada was next day I was shocked how quickly it arrived via Royal mail.

 This bag was even nicer than it was in the images on their website. The animal print material that makes up most of the bag had a velvety texture to it and it’s really soft. 

 The edging, straps and sides of the bag are faux brown leather but real good quality.

The style is bang on trend and is guaranteed to turn heads and create a little bag envy. However despite its ultra sleekness it’s totally practical and of course being a changing bag it meets all the sort after requirements mums expect from a changing bag but with some added WOW.

You have two small pockets at the front of the bag (ideal place for them little bits you need to get at fast such a dummies etc). There is a zip pocket on the outer back of the bag which is nice and roomy. I’ve actually used this compartment to store my small purse as it feels relatively secure when the bag is over my shoulder and under my arm as the pocket is against my body making it harder to access by those with sticky fingers. 

On opening the bag there was a few more pleasant surprises. First I discovered the matching leopard print potable changing mat that when unfolded is a great size to lay over the top of any public baby changing facilities (my pet hate, especially the dirty ones)! 

I also uncovered a lovely matching bottle holder that will keep bottles at a desired temperature. I couldn’t leave home without one of these when all three of my children were newborns, they are a god send for busy mums on the go! However I’m also finding use for this, as mentioned Harley still likes an afternoon bottle of warm milk and will not give up till he gets one!

Next I found a waterproof zip pouch which I found great for storing anything wet, example… Harley wet underpants (yes, it’s early days). This would be great for storing sterile teats, dummies , etc., for the baby a little younger.

Lastly you get a long extendable strap that can be clipped onto the bag and then hung over the handles of your child’s pram/pushchair.

These guys have thought of everything!

The inside of the bag is a pink water proof material with lots of pockets to keep yours and your little ones, “Can’t leave home without essentials”. It’s extremely roomy and has an inside zip pocket that is reasonably deep, a great place to put your purse, mobile or even both. I would normally worry about placing my mobile in Harley’s changing bag just incase it gets wet somehow (maybe through contact with wet wipes or a leaky bottle even). You haven’t got that worry with this bag as its inside lining is totally water proof and the zip pocket keeps this from happening.

Visiting my mother yesterday my younger sister who is almost 18 flew at me demanding to know where I had got my beautiful bag! Her jaw needed scrapping off the floor when I announced it was a changing bag. She then stated she didn’t care who would know?

I then got asked by a fellow mum or two down at my daughters school, where I got my bag from. Again shock showed in their stunned faces when I told them the bags intended use.

This shock was short lived and replaced soon after with excitement and me handing over the website address.

It seems like Yippydada have really hit the nail on the head with this one!

If you think my Yippydada bag is lush check out the others on their site. There really is something for everyone.

The Lynx Yippydada Lynx changing bag is priced at £55. OK, this isn’t the cheapest changing bag on the market but it sure is the prettiest I’ve seen in like FOREVER! 

Think about it! There are plenty of changing bags that are not half as nice as this one which cost the same and sometimes even more!

 Anyhow like I said there is really no need to use a handbag alongside this changing bag. How much is a handbag these days?

Anyway, don’t panic because Yippydada have been kind enough to pass on an exclusive offer to my readers.

25% off any of the Yippydada range for a limited time only. 

Just use this code Yippy25% when placing your order over at the Yippydada website.

So, what are you waiting for? 

Go on take a peek or check these guys out on twitter & facebook

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