Monthly Archives: October 2016

Gro Clock

Toddler Sleep Training Clock – The Gro Company Gro-Clock Review

Anybody who has ever had sleep problems with their baby or toddler is always on the look out for that must have gadget which will solve everything. An overtired parent becomes a grumpy parent, and so it’s vitally important for both yourself and those who are around you every day – be it family, friends, or colleagues – that you get the most sleep possible. A toddler sleep training clock is the kind of thing that you’re never really convinced it will work for...

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Ergo Baby Carrier

Ergo Baby Carrier – How to Stop Your Baby Crying

Before my son was born, we purchased a baby carrier. Very stupidly, I didn’t really do any research back then, and ended up purchasing a Baby Bjorn “leg dangler” carrier, which I now know to be the cause of hip development problems in some babies. When he was around 8 months old and getting too heavy for the Baby Bjorn, I decided to invest in a new carrier, and this is when I stumbled across the Ergo Baby Carrier. The Ergo Baby Carrier is ergonomically designed...

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Braun Thermoscan 7 IRT6520

Best Baby Ear Thermometer – Braun Thermoscan 7 IRT6520 Thermometer

It’s another one of those things which parents used to live without, and I have no idea how! We’ve been using what I consider to be the best baby ear thermometer since our little boy caught his first cold. There have been plenty of times when I thought he had a temperature and he didn’t, and also times when I’ve noticed him being particularly grumpy and couldn’t figure out why, only to find he had a temperature and the start of an illness. So what exactly is it...

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Tommee Tippee Steriliser Kit

Tommee Tippee Steriliser Kit – the One Size Fits All Steriliser!

Although my son was exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months, after I weaned him onto his prescription formula, we needed to upgrade our steriliser. Until then, we got by with using the two bottle travel steriliser which comes in the Tommee Tippee Breastfeeding Kit, but moving up to feeding our son four bottles per day meant that we needed a bigger steriliser like the one in the Tommee Tippee Steriliser Kit.

The Good:

  • 6 bottle capacity
  • Fits most brands of...
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Tommee Tippee Breastfeeding Kit

Tommee Tippee Breastfeeding Kit – Mum’s Night Off

When I was pregnant with my first son, I made the decision that I was going to try and breastfeed him. However, I also knew that I might need a break every now and then, and that expressing and offering a bottle would be the way I could ensure he was still exclusively breastfed. In my pre-birth purchases, I bought the inexpensive Tommee Tippee Breastfeeding Kit so that I had something to hand in the house to start my expressing attempts, knowing that I could...

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Fisher Price Shooting Stars Glow Soother in Box

Baby Projector Light Show – Fisher-Price Shooting Stars Glow Soother

When our son went into his own room and into his proper cot at five and a half months old, he wasn’t sleeping very well at all. We had a number of medical issues to deal with, including allergies and eczema, but my health visitor also suggested trying to make his sleep environment more cosy by introducing a teddy bear comforter and a baby projector light show. I looked into various baby projectors, but my attention was grabbed by the Fisher-Price Shooting Stars...

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Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine – is it Really Necessary?

Now here’s a product which receives rave reviews from customers and has won several mother and baby awards. The Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine is the gadget that formula feeding parents covet the most, and if your budget allows for it, I would definitely recommend considering purchasing it if you are planning on formula feeding your baby. But I’m here to play devil’s advocate and to highlight both sides of the argument for and against the machine, so that...

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Angelcare parent unit

Angelcare AC401 Movement and Sound Baby Monitor

If you’ve read my What is the Best Baby Monitor? guide, you have probably already noticed that I’m not a fan of all-singing-all-dancing baby monitors, however one of my best friends has the Angelcare AC401 Movement and Sound Baby Monitor, and I got to see it in action and discuss it whilst on holiday with them last week. These friends like to have the best of everything, so it came as no surprise to me when they chose one of the top brands of baby monitor, and...

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Boys and girls go potty

When to Start Potty Training Boys – is he ready?

My little boy turned two years old last week, and for the last couple of months I’ve been thinking about potty training, and when to start potty training boys in particular, considering that boys are generally a little further behind in their development than girls. There’s arguments that boys can be easier to potty train than girls, but ultimately, it’s difficult to find the answer on when to start potty training boys or girls. All of the advice suggests that...

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