Friday, 23 November 2012

Mumma and selfish as you get!!!

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 Black Friday/ Christmas Offers

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!!!

Baba Me Black Friday/Christmas Offer.

Here's Some Offers Not To Be Missed!

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

Countdown to Christmas....Advent Calendars

          I loved advent Calendar when I was a child. I would be luck if mine actually made it to Christmas with a little sister intent on eating everyone's! So glad she's grown out of that!

         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

Ahhhh Kinnerton. The provider of Advent Calenders for the most modest of Budgets available in a variety of character themes for just £1.50. This one in particular I spotted in 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.

The Cadbury Advent Calender
This is a very modest pricing of just £2, available in most supermarkets
including Sainbury's. Cadbury's makes amazing milk chocolate in my opinion.  I love their calenders and It is the one I usually go for.
Yes even at 23 I still have an advent Calender. What can I say I love Christmas. It's my favourite time of the year. And Cadbury's, for me, makes it! I love that Santa is usually the main feature and I love that the chocolate is as amazing as it always is. And the plastic tray inside can be used to make painted Christmas decorations or you own christmassy chocolate treats., this year I'll be keeping  mine to use for crafty things to do with Charlie next year.
Slightly More Cash......?  
Thornton's! Who doesn't love Thornton's?  Well I do, but given our current mission to pay off our debt and conceive another baby hubby said no to a personalised Thorn tons Calender this year but maybe next? Who knows? This particular one pictured was £5.99 when I originally sore it however i can no longer see it on their site but they may have it instore? They have others starting at £3.99. If nothing else you know alot of love has gone into making this chocolate. Thornton;s love what they do!

I wish I had enough cash for......!
I wish wish wish I had enough cash for this particular Advent Calendar. It's the ultimate in luxury way to countdown to Christmas...In my opinion. It's the Liz Earle 24 Days of Christmas Calendar. *Drools*. If only. If you do happen to have £100 lying around and fancy treating yourself or a loved one I highly recommend Liz Earle products. There are lots of Gift ideas on their website and it is one of the nicest skincare ranges I had the privilege of using.....when I worked full time ;). My mum usually gets me a mini kit for Christmas and I spend most of the day sniffing the Instant Boost Skin Tonic. Of all the natural products I have tried Liz Earle comes out on top!. Maybe one day I'll do a blog post just about these gorgeous products.   

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Tiny Nippers £10 Voucher Giveaway

 Tiny Nipper £10 Voucher Giveaway
       It's been a while since I hosted a giveaway. Life has been so busy this year with Charlie being 2 and finding his legs and voice properly ;) and starting to study for my degree I haven't had much time to do reviews and giveaways. I do have some things which i have been asked to review however they all require me to either be pregnant. (I have been sent 2 different brands of 'gender prediction' tests to review for example. One I was sent when i was last pregnant but was unable to do it for obvious reasons :(. Very much looking forward to reviewing them but I need to actually be pregnant first!)
      So in the meantime I sought to find a giveaway I know most of my readers would like and Tiny Nippers sprang to mind. They agreed and even doubled the voucher value I hinted for :O. So kind.
      A little bit of background. Tiny Nippers have been around for almost two year now. I started purchasing cloth nappies from them pretty much right from the start. At a time when my son was very young and cloth nappies scared me a bit and the thought of paying £15 for one cloth nappy that might not work Tiny Nippers allowed me to create a stash of cloth nappies without breaking the bank and also came in much funkier prints than the nappies everyone seemed to be paying 3 times as much for. ( The shorthand for the brand I am talking about is BG, you may or may not know what I am on about!)
     Tiny Nippers have moved on alot since I originally started buying from them. They have gone on to create their very own  Snap In and Aplix ranges. I love both. I loved snap in's for the car for Charlie and although I never got to try the Aplix on him the quality of them is amazing and I have very high hopes for them. I have 2 froggies and a white one of the Aplix and I cannot wait to try them out. They also stock Newborn nappies and boosters and wetbags - literally everything you'll need to get started or bulk out your stash.
    Tiny Nippers is ran by a lovely couple. I find them very approachable and their customer service is awesome compared to some other similar companies I have tried to buy from in the past. I highly recommend Tiny Nippers for your Cloth nappying needs, now, shall we get on with the giveaway?
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is:
 'Follow' this blog! Then comment below to say you have done this.

'Like' Broody News Facebook Page. Then comment below to say you have done this.

'Like' Tiny Nippers Facebook Page. Then comment below to say you have done this.

'Share' This competition on your facebook wall. (it helps if it is set to public so i can see it!) And then comment below to say you have done this.

You can do one or all of the above. Each one you do gets you 1 entry into the draw apart from sharing which gets you 3 (so long as I am able to verify this of course). Please make sure your name is in each comment below. Each name will be given a number which will then be put into to choose the lucky recipient of the £10 voucher.
Good Luck Everyone!
Terms and Conditions.
Entries will close at 7pm Friday 30th November. The voucher is valid for orders over £10 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. The £10 excludes p&p. You may put the vouchers towards anything you like on the site so long as your basket total before postage is £10 or above. The winner will be asked to contact Tiny Nippers directly to be given there voucher which will be in the form of a code emailed to the lucky recipient. If you decide you want to give the voucher as a gift you must discuss this with Tiny Nippers directly. The £10 code can only be used once.