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SIGG – The only way to drink water!

1 Mar

Little man (aka A boy with Aspergers) is a real fuss pot when it comes to eating & drinking, mainly as a result of his impaired senses. One thing little man particularly cannot tolerate, is that of warm water/juice that lacks freshness or leaves an after taste. This does pose problems as he therefore doesn’t drink as much throughout the day particularly during school hours. It’s bad enough that 99% of the time he arrives home with an untouched lunch bag, but when his drink remains untouched you begin to worry about dehydration.

Thankfully, I recently discovered SIGG and have started working with them here on the blog. I was keen to discover if this renowned company with a long and unique history of success could possibly help me solve the problem.

SIGG, who was founded in Switzerland, specialise in reusable aluminium water bottles. What’s more, SIGG’s brilliantly designed water bottles are 100% recyclable, therefore helping to significantly contribute to reducing the global carbon footprint.

The high-performing SIGG EcoCare liner located within the bottle ensures that water retains maximum freshness. Given that Little man has very sensitive taste buds, the SIGG bottle is perfect as the EcoCare liner ensures water (juice if preferred) tastes clean and refreshing and most importantly, contains no metallic after taste (something that can send Little man into sensory meltdown mode)!

We were sent the ideal SIGG for Little man! The SIGGNATURE BLACK 0.6L bottle which sports a classic black and red design.

The bottle was of an ideal size, fitting in the Little mans backpack with ease. What’s really great is how well these bottles are made, they’re surprisingly light in weight, therefore not weighing down his backpack, and importantly the bottle does not leak whatsoever, removing the worry of wet mushy sandwiches and damp homework. Sadly, Little man left the bottle at school during half term. He attends a special school for children with autism and aspergers, which is some miles away from home. This means he is collected by taxi (LEA funded) each morning, it therefore wasn’t a case of being able to shoot down the school and collect it myself. However, the fact it was out his bag, at least showed he was drinking from it. I did worry that given the bottle had been stood in the class room an entire week it would end up smelling damp! Though I need not had worried, it washed up fine and the fact it was almost empty showed that little man had been using it, as I hoped he would.

He now takes the bottle to school, in his bag, everyday! He has either water or fresh sugar-free juice and now always drinks it. SIGG has now become an essential part of Little mans school bag, he doesn’t leave home without it!

There are loads of fantastic SIGG bottles to choose from, all in various sizes, colours and designs, with new designs launching every few years. There is also a fabulous kids range with character bottles such as  the loveable Hello Kitty and the awesome Hot Wheels, as well as a line of limited edition bottles. What’s more two of the designs now form a permanent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City… How cool is that!

It’s fair to say that as well as SIGG being a totally productive product, doing exactly what it claims to do in the most impressive way, SIGG are also fast becoming a bit of a fashion accessory too (what with the likes of Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher owning one, they just have to be)!

So… It’s not just hikers & sports personals that use SIGG, but A List celebrities and Little men (just like my Little man)!

Checkout the SIGG online shop for the full product range and pricing, by clicking Here

The SIGG Facebook page is definitely worth a like, what with a string of awesome competitions being added on a regular basis, plus any need to know updates on some of the coolest new designs to launch, it’s not to be sniffed at!

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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