Monday, 31 December 2012
These are: Getting married back in January to my partner of now 6.5 yrs.
I began my degree with the Open University in February and completed and passed my first module (K101) giving me a certificate in Health and Social Care.
I learned to make my own Yorkshire Puddings!!!
So I did actually achieve something this year. :D. Its all to easy to think about the bad things that happened, things that didn't go to plan or things we said we're going to do this year but didn't. Perhaps before we head off to our new years eve plans tonight we should take 5 minutest think of everything we have achieved this year and give ourselves a pat on the back.
My new years resolutions post will follow later.
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Charlie received a new bike from Santa as well as clothes books and a bucket of dinosaurs. I was lucky enough to receive a new kindle fire, which I happen to be writing this blog post on ;), and a video camera. So hopefully 2013 will have a few ' vlogs' as well as the usual blog posts. Hubby received and American food hamper (pictured top right) as well as socks and various other bits and Bob's.
Charlie did us proud though with trying to remind everyone that it was in fact Jesus' s birthday and we needed to have cake to celebrate.
I hope you all had a fab Christmas and so wish you all the happiest of new years. xxxr
Monday, 17 December 2012
|My little mischief maker!|
So this Giveaway is just a quick one, the voucher is being provided by myself and it couldn't be easier to enter!
All you have to do is either comment here with a link to your favourite storage solution or post a pic on my facebook wall of what your Toy storage looks like in your home.
See, easy, and who couldn't do without an extra £5 this time of year?
The giveaway will close at 9.30am (UK time) on Thursday 20th December.
It is open to UK residents only.
Up to 3 entries per person allowed.
The voucher will be posted 1st class on Thursday.
Good luck everyone x
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Is everyone getting into the xmas sprit....and shopping? I am, Im expecting hubby's to be delivered today infact.
I have found it sooooo hard to choose gifts this year. Even for Charlie. He asked for a bike. So santas bringing him a bike but I have bought a few other bits I think he will like ;).
Anywho, we could all do with a bit of extra cash over Christmas couldn't we? And £10 to put towards new fluff is helpful is it not?
Random.org has chosen a winner.....
Amy Louise T
If anyone knows Amy in real life or from a group please do give her a nudge and let her know. Amy please contact Tiny Nippers via email email@example.com who are looking forward to giving you your code. You have 14 days to claim your prize before it gets redrawn. Hope you enjoy spending your prize.
Have a fab weekend everybody. Do keep your eye out for more giveaways :D
Friday, 23 November 2012
Of all the crazy contraptions I have ever seen this has got to have topped them all!
This 'product' has been designed by a woman - I would say mother but Im not sure she deserves the title- because she wanted a way of being able to do her hair and make up whilst her baby fed itself near by.
For someone longing for more babies, I find it incredibly sad to read about a 'product' that takes away a crucial part of the bonding process. If you choose or have to bottle feed taking 15 mins minutes out a few times a day is surely no hardship?
I combined fed Charlie and i miss feeding cuddles ALOT. He drinks out of a cup now and has since we took his bottles away at 2. I miss the cuddles and warmth and eye contact. they grow up so so quickly :'(
It doesnt just take away from the bonding but is, from what I can see an incredible choking hazard and what about winding? And is this 'mother' actually watching the baby? Whats to stop her from jumping in the shower? popping to answer the door? running to answer the door. Something terrible could happen in those few seconds :'( It really doesn't bear thinking about.
If I get chance to find out more and follow up I will. I would live to hear your opinions for and against this thing.
Amazon of course has some fabulous Black Friday and Christmas offers. There are lots of baby and toddler toys at fab prices but theres not great deals just for the children. There are hundreds of offers for EVERYONE. Be Quick though some have time limits!!!
It's Black Friday and I'm going to post some of my favourite offers of the day!
First Up is Baba Toys with a fab 20% off Discount using code BLACKFRIDAY. If you have little ones and are stuck for idea's for Christmas your bound to find something from Baba Toys that the kids will love.
Please note that the discount code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is only available whilst stocks last. So I am assuming that means there's not much left so I would get your orders in fast. Check out the Bath time buddies at the bottom of the page for an ideal and affordable stocking filler offer.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
This year we'll probably be sticking with a chocolate calender. It's the first year that Charlie has shown any interest in all things christmassy. But chocolate ones are not the only ones on the market.......
The Budget Calendar
Asda. Now whilst the character themes are great and they obviously appeal to children the chocolate is just awful! We let Charlie have a Thomas the Tank Engine version last year but he was interested so I thought I'd help him eat the calender. We got to Christmas day with 15 chocolates still in it because it was just....well lets say not the nicest I have tried!! So this year we'll be steering away from this particular brand but if you are on a small budget it is and ideal calender price wise.
Thursday, 8 November 2012
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Sunday, 4 November 2012
Sunday, 28 October 2012
He is much better now which is great and meant we got to do a few things holiday. He's at an age now where he is very bossy ;) and likes to be on the go constantly.
So this week we have done his favourite activity of going to feed the ducks several times, and we also have done lots of arts and crafts but I think his favourite activity was baking and decorating cakes for nanny.
He's going to be 3 in December! I cannot believe it, the last 3 years have flown by. You'll be seeing more of him over the next few weeks as we attempt to potty train (again! Oh the joys of regression) and wean him off his beloved dummies so they are not in his mouth constantly- just bedtime. Or maybe Santa will take them away for good? Who knows!
See you soon
Little man is back at play school this week so hopefully I'll be able to get back into a routine and blog more frequently. Maybe even set up a little competition/giveaway ;) x
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
I'm not great with exams. I sat through most of my GCSE exams in silent tears. I got good grades in my coursework, as I have done in my TMA's for my current module, but exams fail me. Literally. It's been such a hard year I'm not sure how I will feel if I fail to be honest.
So if anyone want to come chat about Maslows hierarchy of needs or Bevridge etc feel free to pop by my facebook page and let me know a random fact! ;)
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Not only this but a few days after we got back hubby receives a letter from his HR department (or rather what's left of it!) summoning him to a meeting - which turned out would infact hold all members of staff from his site. They got told that the site was unprofitable. Well duh! I could have told them that 4 years ago when I worked there, the place was in desperate need of a revamp and catch up with the times, but it would appear Little Chef are as scared of change as my husband. So they feel it's easier to just rip everyone of their income and bulldoze the site , literally leaving families with no way to butter their bread.
Try as he might my hubby didn't manage to find another job before his week left at Little Chef was up. He has spent the last 8/9 years working his way up the company, doing stuff he didn't get paid for, to try to impress and be given better prospects by a company that would soon stab him in the back. He has been left a little solemn at the prospect of having to start at the bottom again after years of hard work and working 60 hour weeks that he didn't get paid for because, let's face it, Little Chef have been struggling for years and even a Celebrity (?) Chef couldn't bring them back from their pre war state.
Despite his current "depression" over his loss and despite the fact we've been left up a creek where finances are concerned, his family and I are secretly glad this has happened as he now has the opportunity to find something he loves within a company which will appreciate his efforts and willingness to work harder than most to get to the top.
So as of tomorrow he is going to be around quite a bit. So think we'll be taking the opportunity to gut the house and for me to get some extra revision done. I'll let you know what it's like having him home full time in my next blog post.
PS. This also means that TTC has had to temporarily be put on the back burner. Perhaps this is the bit that's upsetting me most ;). It was also 2 years since my last miscarraige on Wednesday which was a particularly hard day. But onwards and upwards. Wish me luck in passing my exam in the 16th October and maybe I can go back to work instead.....something to think about.....
Thursday, 20 September 2012
CJ loved meeting characters such as Barney and Fireman Sam and even had some pictures taken with them.
As for TTC. I'm currently on cycle day 24 and as of yet no +OPK. I did start temping this cycle but forgot to take it all away with me and now cannot find my thermometer. So I guess I'll have to re invest in another.
I think that's all for now. Wish I had more news but there's not much going on at the moment. :)
Ooo I lie. Little man started playgroup just before we went away and is really looking forward to going back next week. Here he is on his way to playgroup on his first day. X
Friday, 24 August 2012
I sat down in this doctors office and explained about how things have been since my miscarriage nearly two years ago and how erratic things have been- and that I was on cycle day 73 and would like something to bring on my period as we have our first (it's technically our second but we were all I'll the first time so it was ruined) family holiday together and I don't want to spend the week in bed with AF and being unable to swim!
She had a moan about my weight, didn't actually weigh me just judged me on appearance, didn't take any blood or check my blood pressure just said '' I suspect you have PCOS, if you won't go back on the pill there's nothing I can do to help you!'' so she wrote me a prescription for something that would apparently lessen the flow of my period and I left, in tears, to a very bemused mother in law who, once she had listened to what had happened looked like she was going to blow a gasket.
So this leaves me with quite a jumbled mass of 'well have I got PCOS? Do I need tests? medication? Scans?.' so now I wait for Monday to roll round to make an appointment with my usual doctor. Because, although he's a bloke, I think he will listen and arrange a few tests to find out if this is true.
In the meantime I'm trying to find out as much info as I can. If anyone has any info on PCOS that they'd like to share with me please feel free to leave a comment below.
Love and huggles
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Currently writing my final essay for K101, then that just leaves lots of revision and the 3 hours painstaking exam. The end is in sight!
Our family holiday is just over 2 weeks away now. Very excited. It's going to be sooo good to get away from here, just us 3, for a few days!
Anyhoo I'll let you all know what the doctor said tomorrow!
Chow for now xxx
Sunday, 12 August 2012
Anyway, I've decided to book myself in with a doctor ASAP. I'm fed up with my cycles now, my cycles so far this year have been 52,53,55 and so far cycle 4 has been 62 days long and have had cramps now for over 2 weeks so lord knows what's going on! Next month it will be 2 years since I lost my last baby and last year I only had 6 cycles and this year looks to be much the same. Something's not right. Time to face the music. I will be seeing a different doctor than usual though as my usual GP just says its my weight, which of course it may well be, but I want a second opinion. Wish me look. I'll be ringing first thing tomorrow so I'll let you know when my appointment is etc. speak soon x
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
I have not been around now for sometime. I have been rather unwell suffering with depression but I have had lots of help and am now almost back on top form and getting back to my normal routines. One thing I want more than anything, as you know, is another addition to our family. However I currently have a BMI of 45 and so my desires for another baby are more a distant dream for now. On the plus side though I rejoined slimming world 5 weeks ago to help get some of this weight shifted. It's been rather slow going, I'm the first to admit that the last 2-3 weeks especially I have not given the diet my all. But you can read more about my weightloss journey here if you would like.
It's also with a heavy heart I write about another mummy blogger being rather poorly. Poor Multiple Mummy is currently in hospital and I just wanted to Say she is in my thoughts and I hope she gets well really soon.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Monday, 4 June 2012
A few weeks back a lovely friend of mine sent me a handful of perfume samples to cheer me up! I have been using them. Thinking Oh these are lovely. Bet they are expensive, can't really ask her for more samples can I that's a bit sad, Don't really have a spare £30 lying around for perfume right now but how I wish I could stretch to something for hubby for Fathers day.
Well I emailed her telling him his favourite and did she have anything that may smell similar and how much would it be! I nearly fell ff my seat when she said that she DID have something that may smell similar and it was only £11.99 for a bottle.
I went on to email her and ask about what it was exactly that she sold. She went on to tell me about FM and everything they did and sold etc etc and asked if I would like join her team. I ummed and arrrd for Days. But on Sunday I went and took the plunge.
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Now here's the deal. I want to do something exclusively for my lovely blog members. Yes guys this offer coming up is Just for YOU and YOUR friends ONLY!!
To be entered into our draw for our a Gorgeous bottle of Bath Salts (RRP £6.80) in either Verbena, Peach, Cherry Blossom or Vanilla simply pop over to my new page and 'Like' it and 'share' one of my current offers 'publicly' (so i can see you've done it :D) and then pop back and comment below to let me know you've done it. Each 'like' and 'share' will get you 5 entries. Entries will close at midnight on the 29th June 2012 and I will do the Draw the next day!
This is open to UK mainland residents only. Please leave some way of contacting you!
Remember this is for Broody News readers only! So like the page and share a post but shhhhhh. xx
*update* I realised this morning not everyone has a bath! So if you win and would prefer a shower gel instead let me know :) x
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
And right to squeal I was:
|Contents of the box.|
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Where trying for a baby is concerned things seem a little more relaxed and Mr M certainly seems a little more 'up for it' this cycle.
Conversations about trying have slowed down almost to a holt and I try not to say anything unless he brings it up. Which he does.....ocassionaly.
I use this APP on my iPod called My Monthly Cycles which I have been using this year to help me keep track since my cycles can vary in length but this month it's really come in handy.
On Saturday it dawned on me that Ovulation wasn't far away and as I had ran out of OPKs (ovulation predictor kit) I needed a way of telling Mr M that we needed to up our game without causing him to him to think 'oh no, I have an exhausting week of pressure ahead of me'. So on Saturday (last week not yesterday) I simply said to him "it's Orange week next week", I had the app open on the homepage, he took it off me, nodded and so the past week we've been 'active' without the usual pressures!
As of today we're in the 2 week wait! So do wish us luck. Obviously I will keep you updated. Feel free to share you TTC journeys with us below if you have something to share you feel may help all those trying for long awaited babies all over the world :)
Friday, 11 May 2012
Drying time- Airier - 14 hours/overnight
By radiator - 10 hours tops.
Line Drying - Not tested.
Absorbency- Great after just 1 wash. I used with 1 bamboo booster and no problems at all. Doesn't require lots of pre washing saving lots of pennies.
Pooplosion containment - brilliant. I used this with a Bambino Mio paper liner and it was really easy to deal with the mess when C was a little under the weather.
Fit - I actually can't fault it at the moment. For older toddlers I am going to say its perfect. I look forward to trying it out on an infant hopefully in the not to distant future!
Have you entered the Bambino Mio Big One five competition celebrating their 15th Birthday? Well get over to their Facebook page and join in the prizes are AMAZING!
|Pic of prizes for the big 15 comp on Bambino Mio Facebook page!|
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Well it all went to pot after the first day when C spent a week in and out of Hospital with suspected Norovirus. Ugh. Anyway, somewhere in the last couple of weeks I have managed to lose 2.5lbs without trying. I only weighed myself to see if I had crept up to 21 stone yet but, thank the lord, I haven't! Yet.
I do still weigh in at a very hefty/unhealthy 20st 6.5lbs though/ 9 stone over weight and feeling it. I figured if I could just tweak a few things about my diet then maybe this could continue and maybe I could finally start looking forward to a bit more positivity in my life. A baby? Maybe the confidence to go back to work? Make new friends? We'll see. Getting a little ahead of myself now.
My biggest issue is my inability to make new eating habits a part of my lifestyle. Especially when i am having a down day and struggling to keep C entertained as Suger, caffeine and fizzy drinks helps me through to the end of the day.
I have figured out though that both my figure and my mental health would benefit from some light, frequent, exercise so I am making a pledge that 3 times a week i go for a walk, on my own so I'm not stopping every few steps to deal with a tantrum or 3 - this isn't constructive exercise. Not the kind I need anyway. I need something to get my heart rate up. Pounding the pavement is quite literally what I need. This I shall start tomorrow. Lord give me the strength and energy to get through Day 1 ;)
Monday, 30 April 2012
|Keeping it Old School!|
Well I am taking the plunge and joining in Mummy from the Heart 's quest to spread the positivity around.
As my TTC journey continues on into month 20 I find myself often consumed by the negativity and sadness I come across during this time that I forget to look at all the R2BC around me. Although I join in and act as happy as I can around my family so they don't have to know the heartache I feel inside everyday, I don't really take everything in. C has made so many acomplishments lately and they are kinda just passing me by. This has got to STOP!
So my reasons for being cheerful during this week are
- I handed in my second essay for my Uni course, I felt great and got to enjoy my 23rd birthday without an essay hanging over my head!
- C's speach is just amazing now. We can have proper conversations and he just cracks us up.
- Mr M and Ireached the 3 months married milestone. It's flown by. Won't be long before we have been married a year :D
Thursday, 26 April 2012
This month I have invested in a branded ovulation test kit that I had recommend to me by a friend. It's in some hope that it will be easier to read and hopefully give us a better indication to ovulation.
Neither Mr M nor I have any known fertility issues, we have after all conceived naturally together 4 times, it just doesn't always end in a healthy baby apart from C who was born Dec 09.
The only thing that doctors seem to think is holding us back is our weight. We are both overweight. Neither of us smoke or drink EVER and have no other health issues that could effect our fertility so it must just be the one to many Chinese's we've Eaten over the years!
This month we're cutting back on the sat fats, using what I hope is a more reliable ovulation predictor kit, taking our supplements and notching up a gear on the exercise!
My heart goes out to couples who go through the heartache of being told they cannot conceive naturally with each other for whatever reason. I have friends who have gone through IVF and other means of conceiving their much wanted babies. It's an emotional roller coaster on a whole other level to the one I go through each cycle, despite my previous losses.
Good look to everyone trying to conceive during infertility week and here after. I hope you get your much wanted babies soon.
Happy humping ;)
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
By the time C was about 14 months old we decided we should take the sides off his cot bed and try him in that - even if he just stayed there for a couple of hours in the evening so we could have a bit of 'couple' time again it would be a bonus. IT WORKED!!
We took his cot into his room (It had been up against our bed for many months with one side off up until this point so that Mr M could sleep with us if he wanted to), we took the other side off and pushed it us against the wall. We put a little Ikea sofa up against the head of his bed so that I could sit with him until he fell asleep. It didn't take long for him to get used to it. In fact we cracked it on the first night. I basically read him a story, a Disney one if I remember rightly, and he went off to sleep. Until this day 99% f the time this is where he sleeps from 7pm until 10-11pm when I take him into bed with me. Some night we have several waking in that time, sometimes we have none. Either way reading him to sleep has worked wonders for us and given Mr M and i a bit of time back to ourselves.
At first I started with Disney books but after a while they got boring. and turning the page whilst holding a book and a light one handed (C holds my hand to fall asleep. Always has done, I'm like his own human comforter.) is a little tricky so i decided to progress onto longer books with more than 6 words to a page. This has worked wonders for us. I have read to him the entire works of Roald Dahl and recently read to him the first Harry Potter book. All went down a storm. Until a couple of nights ago when I started to read to him Mr Stink by David Walliams. It is awful. I think so, C definitely thinks so and I'm not sure Mr M thinks much of it either since C has played up so much since I started reading it we simply haven't seen each other the last couple of night.
David Walliams is no writer, not for children's books at least. The inconsistent storyline, the boring language with it's occasional 'big word' thrown in for good measure make for a dull and frustrating read. Do not be disillusioned by the fact he has been lucky enough to rope in Quentin Blake - David is No Roald Dahl. Not by a long shot. Normally C finds story time soothing and is asleep within 20 minutes. Not last night the night before over an hour of him bouncing on the bed cross legged asking to go back downstairs, I gave up and went back to to reading the Harry Potter we had already finished the night before - 10 minutes later he was fast asleep. Last night Over an hour and a half after bedtime he was still bouncing cross legged on the bed, saying ''no more story now'' and Mr M took over with Harry Potter, again 10 minutes later it was asleep.
I have no idea what it is about the book he doesn't like! He's two so it's not like he can tell me just yet but I think it has a lot to do with the stopping and starting. I find myself having to retrace my steps and reading back a page because there just does not seem to be any logical plot developing. There's no excitement, just drivel. It's downright boring and not a pleasure to read at all. In fact I even begrudge paying the measly £4 I did for it!
I sincerely wish David Walliams all the luck in the world of becoming a successful children's writer if that's what he wants to do. His name is the only thing selling these books though. They do not compare to the working of Roald Dahl or J.K Rowling and I despise the fact that The Times have compared these books to those of a great writer such as Roald Dahl. I have to question if the person who quoted so had even read these books? Who knows.
Whoever said money can't buy you everything was lying. It can, it can get you books published when they have no place on the shelves next to those who really know how to relax and inspire children before bed or any other time of the day. Thankfully our next copy of Harry potter has arrived today and I thoroughly look forward to reading something that flows and helps get C off to sleep whilst keeping me entertained. Good Luck David, I think your going to need it!
Last week we received our Gas and Electricity statement for the last 12 months. I nearly fainted to see that each month every month for the last year we have spent just over £50 a month on each. £1,234.80 for both combined. Now
I expect, realistically, that this isn't THAT much but for a family of 3 on a tight budget it is quite alot! I know that I use my tumble dryer far to much, have the heating when I feel like it and am just generally a bit slack on trying to keep costs down.
I am now making it my mission to cut this bill by about £250 across the next year. By this time next year I would like to see that we have topped up our meters with less than £1000. It's a big jump. But I think if I am clever I can do it! So lots of things I need to try out.
- I already use energy saving light bulbs. We just need to keep the light off when we don't need them.
- Use the tumble dryer ALOT less.
- Stop doing washing in the evening. I often do a load in the evening. It washes and I'm so wrapped up in uni work or watching the soaps (I know, terrible person) I often forget to take it out to dry. This usually means me re-washing it in the morning wasting electricity, water and detergents.
- I do the same with the kettle. I switch it on, get distracted and often forget I ever wanted a hot drink.
- Showering quicker. May have to consider shaving my legs the old fashioned towel on the floor/sink with water - kind of way. I expect over the course of the year this will save a bit on Electricity, gas and water as it will cut down my showering time by a minute or two.
Friday, 20 April 2012
Such a busy week for all cloth nappy businesses this week! Lots of sharing with friends and spreading the word of how easy it can be to get started and use cloth nappies saving you lot's of pennies and hopefully the environment in the long run.
Did you grab any bargains this week? Lots of fluffy post being hidden from husbands I presume? Oh yes I am amongst you aswell don't you worry I can keep a secret ;)
Anyway........There were ALOT of entries and for some reason I decided to write out a list of numbers and write everyones name next to them.........I think next time I may type it. Ouchies.
The winner of the gorgeous snap in in a colour of your choice is..............
Well done to you :D. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know we sent you to choose your snap in and of course let them know your postal address.
There are still lots f nappy offers going on so do not despair. The Snap ins are currently 20% off so visit www.tinynippers.co.uk and take advantage now!
Monday, 16 April 2012
This week is Real Nappy Week and Tiny Nippers have Kindly said we can give away another Snap In in YOUR choice of colour (So long as that colour is still in stock).
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer this simple question:
Tiny Nippers have just launched a brand new range of affordable pocket nappies which we helped them name. What is the name of this new range?
You can find the answer by reading our previous blog post or popping over to the Tiny Nippers Facebook page and having a little nosey!
You can also gain extra entries by following this blog, liking our Facebook page, tweeting us @BroodyNews and also by sharing this competition on your Facebook page or by tweeting it. Each of these will give you one extra entry.
Please comment leaving your answer and letting us know what 'extras' you did. You do not need a google account to do this you can do this anonymously but please do leave a name!
The Competition will close on Friday the 20th of April and drawn using random.org as soon after 7pm as possible.
Don't miss out on all the lovely offers that Tiny Nippers have to offer During Real Nappy Week including 20% off snap in nappies and other nappies starting from £3.50! As well as gorgeous accessories.
Please Note although Tiny Nippers Post all ver the world this competition is open to UK residents ONLY
Sunday, 15 April 2012
It's the week in the year when starting out in cloth or adding to your stash becomes even more affordable. Everywhere you can get cloth nappies has discounts and giveaways in this week dedicated to the fluff!
We will be hosting our own giveaway courtesy of the wonderful owners of Tiny Nippers, we will be giving away. 1 of their wonderfully fluffy snap in nappies. Also available with 20% off during #RNW2012.
This week has already seen the launch of Tiny Nippers 'tabbies' range (which we gave a little help in choosing) and I for one will be keeping an eye on their Facebook page to see what other discounts and possible giveaways they might have up their sleeve!
Keep popping back so you don't miss out in our giveaway!
Happy fluffy shopping :D
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
We got off to quite a slow start as C decided to poop in his new Grovia minutes after having it on the first few times of wear. I took this as a seal of approval.
The Hybrid is made of of a Shell and interchangeable inserts which snap in and out allowing you to use the shell for more than one change so long as it isn't wet or soiled. Here is the inside of a Grovia:-
This fit my 27 month old really well despite him having just gone over the other end of the weight range! This really impressed me along with it's ability to cope with anything including having tomato soup spilt on it during lunch - thankfully it washed right out. It has a lovely fit around the legs and also goes down really small so there's a chance you could use these in hospital straight after having your baby using the compostable bio liners you can also get to use in the shells - yes Grovia have seriously thought of EVERYTHING when making these. Right down to having laundry tabs on the aplix range.
Key Tests: Washing - Wash at 40 for Shells and 40 or 60 degrees for the soakers
Drying time- Airer - Shells 60-90 minutes Soakers Overnight/ 16-18 hours
By radiator - (Soakers) Overnight/ 12-14 hours
Line Drying -(Soakers) Out in sunshine for appx 8 hours. Tumble Drying - 50- 70 mins on low with 10 mins on high at start.
Absorbency- Excellent. Once washed to full absorbancy they had no trouble with 3 hours
Pooplosion containment - Excellent.
Fit - Great fit on C. Tall 27 month old with smallish waist and chunky thighs.
This gorgeous Nappy was given to us to test by Flush and Wash Nappies who are excellent. They have a great range of nappies all tried and tested by their very own little boy and great customer service. Cannot fault them (I have gone on to purchase from them since they gave me a Grovia to test). You can find out more about Flush and Wash and Grovia by visiting their website or finding them on Facebook.