Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Baby Sebamed

I was very lucky to be offered some Baby Sebamed to review, I was sent some Diaper rash cream, baby wash, childrens shampoo, baby bubble bath and baby lotion.
My children and me all suffer from exzema so we allways have to be careful what products we use, But Baby Sebamed is made for delicate skin and I have to say it hasnt brought up any of our exzema ( yes I have tried it on myself too).

Not only is it great for sensitive skin but it also has the nicest smell I have even smelt in a baby product.
There baby wash, childrens shampoo and baby bubble bath is 100% soap free and a no tear formula so you know it wont hurt your little ones eyes should you get a bit in there, All baby sebamed has a PH of 5.5 which is ideal for healthy skin.

The baby lotion has left my childrens skin lovely and soft and the Diaper rash cream has been a great help for us recently as my youngest really suffers from nappy rash when shes teething and since we have had the cream she has been teething lots but im happy to say she has no nappy rash now.

If you would like to find out more about Sebamed you can do from here and they don't only do baby products so you may find something else just right for you.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Hallmark, Recordable Artwork

When I herd Hallmark were after people to review the recordable artwork I jumped at the chance, My 6 year old loves to paint even the most random of things.
The Recordable artwork kit includes 6 washable paints, a brush and of course the canvas and frame.

My daughter was very excited to get started on this so we slid the canvas out of the frame to save any paint getting on it and I set her up with some water and the paints and brush, When she was finished we had to wait a couple of hours for the paint to dry so we could place the canvas back into the frame, Once that was done my daughter said she wanted to give the picture to her dad, So before she did I got her to record a message, Her message was Daddy I love you.
Its really simple to record a message all you need to do is flip the switch under the battery cover and the press and hold the record button and speak into the microphone, Once the message is recorded you release the record button and flip the switch back into the locked position. To hear the message there is a little button at the bottom of the frame that you press.

To find out more about Hallmark and all there other products they sell you can visit there facebook page here and also there website here

Friday, 14 September 2012

Proud mummy moment

My son is not very good at talking at the moment, I've been trying for a long time to get him talking more and more but it was never working.
But since the children have been back at school my son has been going to preschool 5 mornings a week and I really think its been helping him.

What I think has helped a lot is that the teachers at preschool have been devoting lots of time on him, due to his speech and eye problems.
Well whats made me so proud was today I managed to get him to count to 5 he has never done this before and only knew the word two, As I was in shock over this I got him to do it again and then I got him to do it to my parents and husband both times he did it so that was 4 new words he has learnt today, Well thats what I thought at the time little did I know 30 or so mins later he would say another new word.

He was throwing a bouncy ball around and he shouted high after all these new words I couldn't let them go with out a treat so I let him have a few sweets before bed time.

On top of his new words he also learnt to put some words together as well, When he lost his ball he was looking under the coffee table, I asked him where his ball was and he said down there.

This is real progress on his talking and I really feel so proud of him, I just hope this is the start of new things to come.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Nothing but respect for Vision express

Today we went to get our sons glasses sorted with his new perscription, While we was there we asked if they could fix our daughters too as she had fallen off her scooter over the summer holidays and had bent the frames a bit, When the lady herd us telling our daughter to be careful with them in future as they are her only pair the lady said she will sort out a second pair for free for her as her perscription is very strong and she can't go without glasses.

So the lady sorted a pair of frames for our daughter and found a pair for our sons new glasses, while she was filling out all the forms she saw that the NHS voucher wouldn't cover the cost of the glasses and lenses and it would have left us with a bill of £90, Really not what we want when he might only have them glasses for 3 months, So the lady told us to come back Tuesday when another staff member should be able to sort it out so we don't have to pay a penny.

This really shocked me as I'm sure if we went to some other glasses company they would have just made us pay the money, For this I am so greatful to them and know that I will never swap companies and continue using them even for my glasses I am now going to go there.

Bizzybee Moisturising Gloves

When I wash up I have to be careful what washing up liquid I use as I get a really bad rash on my arms, I tried normal washing up gloves but they also irritated my skin, So when I was given the chance to try out Bizzybee's moisturising gloves I couldn't wait to give them a try to see if I could finally help my arms.

When they arrived I was very eager to find some thing to wash up, I put the gloves on and couldn't believe how nice they felt on my skin, There moisturising gloves are latex-free with luxury lining and suitable for sensitive skin, I can tell you they are really kind to your skin, I have had no issues since using them and when I take them off my hands feel so much softer, Even my husband has had a go with them and he has also noticed the difference in his skin.
These gloves are by far the best I have tried and I will definately be buying more as I know by using these we can save money and just get the one bottle of washing up liquid instead of the two we normaly buy.

If you want to try some of Bizzybee's products you can find them available in these places Amazon, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury's, selected Waitrose stores, Tesco, Wilkinson

Silent Sunday

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Back to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Well on Wednesday my son had another check up at Great ormond street, It was ment to be to confirm his right eye was stronger than his left before they went on to operate, But when he was there the doctor took a look at his eyes with out drops in so he could see our sons pupils and how they were on a normal day, Only for them to ask if its ok for them to take medical photos of his eyes as they have never seen anything like his eyes.

This is a photo we have taken of his eyes, Not sure if you can see that well in this photo but his right pupil is not in the center and his left one is very miss shapen.

After my son had a photo of his eyes taken he had his drops put in and then once they worked his eyes checked again, At this point we was expecting to be told the full details of the operation they was going to do, But instead they have now said due to his eyes being so unique they would like to try a few other things to see if that helps before going ahead and operating.
A few things that was mentioned was giving him eye drops everyday to open his pupils to try and help improve his vision that way, They are really pushing for this one so I think next time he goes back in 3 months time he will be given drops, Another thing they wanted to try is contacts but both me and my husband know we will not be able to put them in and take them out everyday so instead for the time being our son has a knew perscription for a different type of lense to see if they help.

I will be keeping my fingers crossed as I would really love for his eyes to be fixed with out an operation.

Dizolve, Non-bio washing sheet with concentrated cleaning power

Being in a family of 5 and a cloth nappy user as you can imagine I do lots of washing every week, I have no end of different things in my cupboard just for my washing, So being given the chance to review some Dizolve was great as each pack has 20 washes in yet its so small it takes up no space at all.

I was sent some fresh linen scent and some Lavender scent (Lavender is also a 2 in 1)Its hard for me to decide what one smells the best as they both smell really nice.

I did my first load of washing using the 2 in 1 lavender scented sheet and as soon as I opened my washing machine door I could smell the fresh scent, As I was hanging the washing out I was looking to see if I could see any sign of any left over sheet but none was found, I was very impressed with this as in the past I have found left over powder in my draw or parts of tablets left in my washing.

My next wash was with the fresh linen and I have to say I even tried this on my cloth nappies which I am very particular on how I wash them but as the first wash I did come out great I had a feeling of trust, After my nappies had finished washing I got them out and was very impressed with how clean they were using Dizolve.

My only down side with Disolve is not many shops stock them but I'm sure over time that wont be a problem should you want to buy some you can do from there online shop here and you can also buy them from these stores selected Waitrose (both Fresh Linen & Lavender), Selected Sainsbury's (just Fresh Linen), selected Morissons (just Fresh Linen).

Friday, 7 September 2012

Vanish removes stains 1st time, Yeah right

Why do I fall for these things, Oh thats right the adds make out they really do work, Well heres whats happend, My daughter spilt tomatoe sauce on her school top at dinner time so right away I treated the stain Like vanish say on there packaging and put it in for wash.

Fast forward 1 hour 30 mins out comes the top and whats looking at me but a nice tomatoe sauce stain, This vanish cost me nearly £10 I feel robbed I can certainly say I will never be buying that again, Not only have I waisted nearly £10 but I now have to go out and buy my daughter a new school top and maybe a bib to.

The one day she doesn't get changed out of her school clothes and this happens well lesson learnt never buy vanish just because it says removes stains first time.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Great Ormond Street Hospital, GOSH Charity

As its only two days away from my sons next visit to Great Ormond street hospital, I really wanted to help give something back to them for all they are doing for my son, As most of my readers will be aware he will be having an operation on his eyes. I'm happy that its Great Ormond street hospital that will be doing it as most of you proberly already know how great a hospital it is for children.

Since my son has been under there care I have donated money and brought a really nice charity hoody from them, They have always been a charity I have given money to in the past but now they are looking after my son I want to do more, Which is where this post comes in.

Great Ormond Street Hospital provides inspirational and world-class care to hundreds of children every day. But they need to raise over £50 million every year to help keep the magic alive.

Here are a few points on how fundraising can help the hospital-

A few ways your fundraising could help
Amazing things happen at Great Ormond Street Hospital every day and the money raised by people like you and your friends and family is crucial in helping us continue with this great work.
·£25 could pay for five special masks to help newborn babies breathe.
·£100 could help pay for two week’s accommodation for parents to stay close by.
·£500 could help pay for a new play room in the hospital’s redeveloped site.
·£1,288 could pay for a recliner chair for a parent to rest by their child’s bedside

To find out more about how your donation will make a difference and to take a virtual tour of the hospital watch there short film Building a brighter future

Now after reading all this should you wish to donate(even a little amount will help)you can do so here
They also have a shop where you can buy GOSH charity gifts and you can find that here

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Make-A-Wish Foundation, Remember May

I'm a big sucker for anything that helps sick children, So I was more than happy to help promote Make-A-Wish.

Back in the summer of 2010 Make-A-Wish UK granted the wish of five year old May who was fighting a rare cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma – she wished to be a princess for the day. Sadly May passed away just a couple of months after her wish, two years ago today, on 31st August 2010.

May’s family have been involved with Make-A-Wish ever since, raising as much money as they can to ensure that other families going through the same awful experience can have their wish. May’s Dad, Neil, has made this short video and would like as many people as possible to watch it and support Make-A-Wish:

It's only a minute or so long, so please watch the video if you have a moment to spare. And if you could share it with as many people as you can it would mean so much to Neil and his family. If you are able to make a donation too, to help grant a wish to another child like May, you can ‘Remember May’ at