Thursday 30 April 2015

Our journey back to cloth

 Whilst we were in the process of moving and living at Jon's parents I stopped using our cloth nappies, but now we are settled in the new house and Ru's room is nearly unpacked and all his stash is now out on show we have gone back to using cloth.

I love it even more now we are back in the land of the cloth and I have officially caught the fluff bug once again.

It's also much easier now he's bigger, as it was a bit fiddly when he was small.

Nothing looks cuter on chubby legs than a funky nappy!!! 

It was Real Nappy Week last week and .babipur have some great offers on cloth, so I had to buy some new ones, it would be wrong not too .....

My first Close Popins so I'm looking forward to trying it out and hoping it works well so I can use it as a nighttime nappy with the extra booster. As currently 
Still using disposables as I haven't found a nappy that hasn't leaked during the night! 

This is Ru's stash and I can see that growing! 

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Monsters Love Underpants! - Book Review

We were sent the monsterrific book - Monsters Love Underpants. Written by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort 

The boys were very excited to have this land on our doorstep, we have read most of the other panty books such as Aliens love Underpants, Aliens love Panta Claus and Dinosaurs love Underpants.

Anything to do with monsters the boys love, so when it came to reading this at bedtime they shot upstairs and got ready to listen.

You'll never look at monsters in the same way, scary don't be silly not when they dance around in underpants.

The illustrations captured them from the moment we opened the book. They are bright, vivid and sure to make your little one giggle. 

The twins found this monster the funniest one by far, they giggled themselves silly at his dropped down pants!

This book is guaranteed to be a big hit with your little ones and completely change their views on monsters!   

You can buy Monsters Love Underpants  on


Why not watch the you tube trailer with your little ones 

Youtube Trailer:

Your can also find more on ... 

Underpants Website:

Underpants Facebook: 

Simon and Schuster Twitter:

**i was sent this book in return for an honest review** 

Tuesday 28 April 2015

I'm looking for a sponsor for Britmums Live 2015

I may have left it too late, but I'm going to give it a try anyway.

I have been blogging for nearly a whole year now and feel my blog has come on in leaps and bounds. 
Going to Britmums live will give me the extra help I need to really get my blog off the ground.
I'm still a complete newbie and I'm really willing to learn so that I can make my blog more professional.

What I'm asking for: 
Two day ticket to the event that cost £98.03

What I'll be offering in return:
I'll be your “blogger on the ground” at the event 

I'll introduce you in a blogpost, either as a competition, review or just an advertisement.

I will promote you on all my social network sites ... Instagram, google+, twitter and facebook on the lead up to the event and throughout the event.

I will wear branded clothes, if wanted.

I Will have your logo printed onto my business cards.

Display your logo on my blog for a whole year.

If you feel we could work together please get in touch

Claessens'kids Kid Sleep Moon - Review


I was sent the Kid Sleep Moon by the lovely people over at Claessen'Kids to review.
The twins are good at sleeping, but they do have issues with winding down and waking up a little bit too early ...... especially in the summer when the mornings are much lighter.

What comes in the Kid Sleep Moon box? -

* One clock
* Two clock faces, one with a day and night scene and one with just a night scene so you can use that for younger babies as a nightlight.
* An instruction booklet 
* A plug. 
You can also use batteries to power the clock instead of using a plug socket.

The Kid Sleep Moon has
  • 4 choices of lullaby
  • 4 choices of alarm + silent mode
  • 4 levels of brightness
  • Full face traditional nightlight
  • Smart Sunset “go to sleep” function
  • Smart Moonset “Wake up process”
  • 3 settings nighttime/nap + weekend
  • Animated LCD screen
  • Easy setting menu

  • Setting the clock up couldn't be any easier, you set the clock with the correct time and then decide when you want the wake up alarm to go off, once you have done that it's time to pick from a choice of either 4 lullabies or 4 alarms for the wake up call. 

    If your baby is young you can use the Kid Sleep Moon as a nightlight and it comes with a spare face just for this option.

    I set the boys alarm to go off at 7am as this fits in with our weekly morning routine, for the weekend I will set it for half 7, with the aim of trying to get it to 8 though I feel I may be pushing my luck with that....Noah doesn't even sleep in till then.

    The boys picked the cockerel as their alarm call. They did end up waking up and shouting cookadooodledooooo with fits of giggles for the first few days.

         The "go to sleep" function is great, the boys really took to this and loved watching the sun go down. whilst the sun goes down it means we can read a bedtime story and then watch the sun go down and when the moon appears it plays chime bells to let you know it is now time for bed.

    The first couple of mornings they were up and out of bed before 7 but by the Wednesday they would stay in bed until they heard 'cockadoodledoo' then they would get up and start jumping around like loons!

    The twins are still getting used to the clock and I think in time it will be my silver lining to all my weekend lay ins no longe being interrupted! 

    The go to sleep function has worked amazingly! 
    Now they know once the sun has gone it is sleepy time and everything is quiet and there isn't the usual mad five minutes jumping on the beds. 

    If you fancy purchasing a Kids Sleep Moon.... 
    Check out Claessen'sKids website here

    You can also buy the Kids Sleep Moon on Amazon here

    claessen'kids are also on facebook here - 
    Family Fever

    * we were sent the Kids Sleep Moon for free in return for an honest review *

    Wordless Wednesday - on a Tuesday!

    This week I have mostly been taking pictures of Ru!
    We've gone back to cloth after our break. The house is in order and all his nappies are out of boxes!


    Monday 27 April 2015

    Ru bear turned one!!!

    My gorgeous little man turned one! Can you believe it? 
    Nor can I.

    He woke up extra early so I took him back to bed with me and he slept till 8!
    Once we all came downstairs, the twins spotted the pressies and decided it was their birthday and weren't impressed that it was Rupert's and the presents were all for his.

    We didn't go mad buying him presents, as he doesn't need for much.

    We bought him A fire engine from the early learning centre, some Gruffalo pjs from sainsbury's and some poco nido shoes from daisy chain boutique. 

    We had a drive around the island 

    and then spent the rest of the afternoon in the garden enjoying the sun.

    As a birthday dinner I made the boys a homemade curry.

    Sunday was tea party day.
    We had my parents, Jon's parents, my aunt and uncle and my cousins and our neighbours from across the road round to celebrate with us. 

    I didn't take too many photos as it was rather mad with lots of people in the house.
    The kids all loved having my cousins here. Rupert had great fun and received lots of lovely presents.

    I still can't believe he's one!!!

    A few Ru bear stats

    He is now walking!
    He's just learnt to wave goodbye / hello.
    He loves me singing 'row row row your boat'.
    He is sleeping all through the night in his cot in his own room :( 
    Occasionally he'll co sleep with me if he's too unsettled.
    We still babywear - he's never had a pushchair and now I think he would just be a bit freaked out by one.
    We still use cloth nappies.
    He can fit into 18-24 month clothing.
    He is very funny, his personality just shines out of him.

    Thursday 23 April 2015

    Save the Children's new campaign ..... Den Day

    Jon came home last night and excitedly told me he'd signed the boys and us up to Save the Children's new campaign #DenDay. 

    Once he told me all about it, I thought what a brilliant idea and wanted to share it will all of you.

    Everyone loves building dens kids and ever big kids! You can tune in with your child's imagination and teach them as you build! 

    Whilst you're  having fun you can also be raising money for such a worthy cause!

    So why not join in the fun, here's all the info you'll need..... 


    Build a better world with Save the Children’s most fun campaign to date

    Save the Children is launching Den Day, a super-fun family fundraiser which invites the British public to pick a date between 29th May and 6thJune to unleash their imaginations and build their ultimate den.   Den Day gives everybody an opportunity to get creative for a good cause; by getting sponsored to spend a day or night in their den, families can raise money to help Save the Children build better lives for children around the world.


    Taking part is easy, whether you pile up cushions and create a bed-sheet teepee, transform the sitting room into a huge den, or a cardboard box into the entrance to a magical world, your imagination is the only limit.  Kids and grown-ups can sign up at to get a free kit packed with ideas and tips to plan a magical experience! 


    Den Day aims to highlight the issues faced by children around the world who don’t have a safe place to sleep or play. In 2014, Save the Children responded to 84 emergencies in 47 countries – delivering life-saving food, water, healthcare, education and shelter to over 5 million people. The money raised by Den Day could help provide the vital aid children and their families need next time a devastating emergency hits.


    Vicky Fallon, UK Head of Fundraising Campaigns at Save the Children, said: “Millions of children around the world don’t have a safe place to sleep; they might not have a bed, blankets or even a roof to sleep under. By building a dream den and raising money, you can help give children around the world a safe, warm place to dream.”


    Don’t forget to share photos of your dream den using #DenDay 

    If you want to join in Families can sign up now on denday.organd get a super Den Day kit, with advice on how to make an awesome den in their own home. 

    About Save the Children:

    Save the Children works in more than 120 countries. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. 

    Facebook: /savethechildrenuk

    Twitter: @savechildrenuk #DenDay 

    Top five holiday destination for a 7 year old...

    Noah was telling me all the places he wants to go on holiday and it made think, that would be a great blogpost!!

    His number one is probably the same as many many kids worldwide .....

    1. Disney world 

    2. New York (he's got a strange thing for New York at the moment, so much so I've had to buy him a New York landscape canvas for his bedroom 

    3. Legoland Windsor..... Every Lego fan's dream! 

    4. Bluestone ... As he liked it so much when we went a few weeks ago 

    5. Italy, as that's where his best friend goes on holiday and apparently you can get beaver whistles there 😳

    If your child could pick where they went on holiday, where would it be? 
    Let's Talk Mommy