Poor attempts at taking a selfie with Thomas and Daniel!
Sorry I have not been around much lately. My blogging mojo took a nosedive and I have really been struggling finding the energy to write posts. I have forgotten to take photos on some days so have broken my project 365 in my third year. I will still keep doing weekly posts however there may not be a photo for every day of every week. Here is a brief look at our last month in the photos below.
I will be back in the next couple of days with another post and exciting giveaway!
A few weeks ago, we had the time of our lives at Coombe Mill. It was our first holiday as a family of four and although it did not really feel like a ‘holiday’ as I used to know them (lying on a beach LOL!), it was amazing making memories together as a family. Fiona, Nick and their children have created an unforgettable amazing place and we can wait to go back again next year! The rest of this post is very photo heavy as I cannot put into words how much fun we had so I will mostly let the photos do the talking:
On our first full day on the farm, we saw Sally the pig give birth to her 11 piglets
We enjoyed finding eggs every day and then eating them for a late breakfast when we got back to our lodge
When I first had Thomas, we tried a variety of different nappies to see which were best for us. We wanted quick absorption of liquids, no leakage and a comfortable fit. After intensive testing, we discovered that Thomas got nappy rash in most brands apart from Pampers as the others did not soak the urine up quick enough. We have not looked back since. Thomas has been Pampers every day up until two months ago when we potty trained him. Daniel has been in Pampers since the day he was born too and I have not tried another nappy on him as I know Pampers are the best for us.
I knew Pampers nappies were good but I did not know how good until I took the #Britainsdriestnappy test. We were sent a pack of Active Fit nappies in size 3 + to review and do the test with. To do the test, I had to:
Pour 150ml (equivalent to 3 baby wee’s) of water onto the nappy in the middle where the baby bottom usually is
Wait 1 minute and 30 seconds
Then put a piece of kitchen roll on top and press gently. No wetness should appear on the kitchen roll. The nappy should have absorbed it all.
I then cut the nappy in half with scissors so I could see all the micro pearls inside that had absorbed the water.
I have always been impressed with Pampers and are now even more impressed than what I was before since seeing how the nappies actually work. I have about another two years worth of nappy purchasing ahead of me before Daniel is potty trained and I know I will keep on buying Pampers until that point.
Disclosure: I was sent a pack of nappies for the purposes of this test and review. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
Over the last few months, Thomas and Daniel (mostly Daniel!) have been testing out a range of Fisher Price newborn to toddler products. We received the Sit Me Up Seat (pictured above), the Kick N Play Piano Gym and the Rainforest Friends Newborn to Toddler Rocker. Our first impressions were that the range was brightly coloured, easy to set up and seemed to have both children interested as soon we put them up. Here are more detailed reviews relating to each product.
Sit Me Up Seat
We were very impressed with this seat. It folds fold for easy storage and transportation to grandparents for example. There are two toys attached tv at are interchangeable with other Fisher Products (the Piano Play Gym is one example). Daniel loves sitting in this seat and quite enjoys playing with the toys. Thomas likes this seat too and keeps asking to sit in it despite being too big for it!