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We usually use Tesco Nappy bags however while shopping in Asda I needed to get some more and as the little angel nappy sacks were the only ones available I decided to buy them.
Firstly I was a little bit miffed with the price and the amount of bags you get. They were around £1.50 for 75 bags whereas the Tesco ones I usually buy are quite a bit under £1 and you get 300! I suppose when looking at them you can see why they are that bit more expensive. The packaging has a white plastic lid that flips up and down. This helps pull one sack out a time which is better as with others I usually end up with ten coming out! The bags themselves are also bigger and thicker which is good espesially now I have a toddler and his nappies are bigger as sometime the bag has ripped while I have been putting them in. This hasn't happened with Asdas. However I just cant justify spending that much more on something I throw away!
They do have a nice smell to them almost talc like! Which really disguises the smell of any poo nappies you put in them.
However even though they are good I personally will carry on using the Tesco ones!
I bought this for myself as I usually use Johnson's products on my son and daughter, but there too expensive to use on myself all of the time as well.
I bought this as it was next to all the other baby products and looked pretty in its pale pink bottle. It was also only £1 for a 500ml bottle which I thought was a really good bargain.
It comes with a flip lid which I was pleased to say flipped up and down nice and easy even when my hands were a little bit slippy from the cream.
The cream itself had a very mild floral fragrance which smelt quit sweet which I liked, it was also a good thickness as most of the creams seem to be to runny and pour out the bottle too quick, however this doesn't. It rubs into the skin really easily and is absorbed quickly meaning you can get dressed straight away without feeling stick as this cream leaves no greasiness on your skin.
After your skin has the very mild scent and is also lovely and soft.
I have even used this on my children's skin and am pleased to say that it is also very mild and sensitive to there skin and so doesn't cause any rashes or dry out the skin which is great.
When my little boy stopped waking in the nights for feeds it meant I no longer needed to change his nappy. However the problem with this was that after an 11-12 hour sleep my little boy would normally wake up damp as his nappy had started to leak. Because of this I wanted to find a nappy which was more absorbent.
I found these pampers baby dry nappies in Tescos and cost over £6 for the carry pack. A little more expensive but I trusted it would be worth it if it gave my boy a more comfortable nights sleep. I also trusted that they would work well as I have used pampers nappies before and they have been good.
The packet is green and so stand out on the shelves, It also has the sizes on the front which also includes the weight of the baby it can be used on which are nice and clear so you know which one to get for your baby. The sizes also overlap slightly so there will always be a perfect sized nappy that will snuggly fit your baby.
The nappies themselves have animal pictures on the front so they look quite nice. They are also quite slim and very soft, which is great as they are more comfortable for my little boy to wear at night. I was worried they maybe huge! They have the adjustable sides, which you stick further or closer together to get the right fit for your baby. These fit really snug and stay in place stopping any leaks. They also have the double 'elasticated' protection around the legs to help stop any leaks.
The first night I used these I was impressed that my little boy wasn't wet. When I removed his nappy I was impressed with how much it actually held for something that started off so thin! It had almost doubled in size and was heavy but my baby was dry!
Since then I have carried on using these at night and have had no leaks so far! So for me these are brilliant!
We usually use sudocrem for nappy rash, however after using some cheaper wipes it gave my son terrible nappy rash and would scream whenever we tried to change his bum and sudocrem just didn't seem to be doing the job. This was when I noticed Bepanthen on the shelves at Tesco's. I had heard of the name and so picked it up as it was specially designed for nappy rash I decided to buy it. I have to admit it was quite expensive at just under £5 for a tube, however I just wanted to ease my boys discomfort!
As you squeeze it out you'll notice that it is slightly oily, however it rubs into the skin really well and it must have provided instance relief to my boy as he didn't mind me applying it. This cream is medicated so it helps with nappy rash even more then just barrier creams.
I found within a day of using this cream that the nappy rash was clearing up really well and the redness went down. Within a couple of days it was totally gone.
Even though this cream is expensive I was pleased that you don't need to use a lot as a little goes a long way.
We have since kept this for the 'emergency' cases of nappy rash rather then a day to day cream.
Overall I would recommend this as it really helped sooth my boys nappy rash.
While shopping in Asda I noticed the little angels talc sat next to the Johnson's talc and I decided I would give it a go as it was around £1.30 and so I thought it seemed like quite a good price, as we use loads of the stuff!
It comes in a white bottle which seems typical of all talcs out there and it slightly curves in the centre making it easier to hold. It also has the twist cap which exposes holes to shake the powder out.
The powder is white and I have to say it isn't quite as soft to the touch as the Johnson's talc is. However the smell is just as divine as it just smells so clean and fresh!
It sprinkles well out of the bottle, and was pleased it didn't just pour out.
The only problem I found with this is that you need to be bone dry to use it, as otherwise it doesn't rub into the skin well and forms a paste. This is slightly annoying as I like to use it on my children just to get rid of any damp on them after I had dried them to stop any friction on them when getting them dressed. The Johnson's did this well but not little angels!
However when you are dry it rubs into the skin really well and your left with a lovely smell all day and your skin feeling very fresh!
With trying to save money I decided to try Asdas Little angels bedtime bubble bath as we usually use the Johnson's version. However at seeing the bigger bottle at almost half the price I thought It'd be worth giving it a go.
The bottle is clear and so you can see the bubble bath inside which is helpful as at least you know how much of it you have left. It has a flip top which is easy to pop up and down.
The bubble bath it self is purple and very thin. I found it poured really quickly out of the bottle and you also needed to use quite a lot to get some bubbled into your bath! Not only this but I found that the smell of this bubble bath was quite strong of lavender rather then mild like the Johnson's one I normally use for my children.
The bubble bath says it is tear free and I believe this as my son and daughter love splashing in the bath and even though the water was constantly going in there eyes there was no moaning!
Overall I wouldn't buy this again as although its cheaper and is a bigger bottle I found I used it a lot quicker then Johnson's as you need so much to create bubbles. However I will say my children did seem quite relaxed after there bath, but I will be sticking to Johnson's instead.
I was bought a variety of baby things when I had my baby boy and one of these things were these mothercare bath towel. I was bought the plain white ones and consisted of a pack of two.
The towels themselves are smaller then a usual bath towel and the corner of it makes up the hood this is lined inside. They are also really soft and quite thick which was really nice.
I found them to be perfect when bathing my son as a baby as it meant straight out of the bath I could put him in the towel. The hood covered his head and the rest wrapped around his body so it kept him snug and stopped him from getting cold. I was pleased that the towels were thick as this meant they were really absorbent and so dried my son quickly. My son looked really comfortable when wrapped all in it.
I have since used them for my baby daughter was born and even though I have owned the towels for over two years they still look just as good as new so I am really pleased with how well they have washed.
The only problem with them I would find is that by the time both my babies were 6-7 months old the towels were too small to wrap around them as snuggly as they had once done and so they have now had to use our normal bath towels.
Overall though they are really good quality towels and I would recommend them.
With the recession going on we really wanted to try and cut back on some of the things we were using and so we decided to try the value range wipes while shopping at Asda.
To look at they are nothing special a very simple and basic packet however how the pack looks doesn't really matter. In the centre is the sticky label that covers the hole to access the wipes. And this is the first problem. Within a few times of opening the packet this lost its stickiness and so the top few wipes would dry out.
The wipes themselves are also quite small and thin and so there not the best for cleaning a very messy bum! It seems you have to use a lot more then you would with any other wipes. They are also too wet and so I found after using them, My little boys bum was still really wet and needed to be dried after as I was worried just putting a nappy straight on would give him a rash.
After only a few days of using these wipes my boy was left with a sore bum and so I had to stop using them. I carried on using the rest to remove my make up and even I found them to dry out my skin and left it feeling sore.
Overall I wouldn't recommend these, even though they are very cheap so is the quality.
Now my toddler is that bit older his skin seems to have become less sensitive to different wipes and so now we can use a variety of different ones. As we had used a variety of johnson's products I felt happy in buying these wipes and that even though they aren't a 'sensitive' wipe I trusted that they would still be kind to my sons skin.
The wipes packet has the normal sticky label in the middle that covers the hole to access the wipes. I was pleased that this kept the its stickiness and so the wipes were kept nice and moist all the time.
The wipes themselves were a good size and were also of a good thickness. The wipes were also wet enough to remove any mess off your child yet not so wet that they leave your child dripping!
Not only this but my son has also never got a rash from using these!
The only disadvantage I could find with these wipes is that when the pack is full you can never pull one from the pack at a time you always end up with a string of them!
I would recommend these wipes as they are such good quality. I usually get mine from Tesco's for around £2 although you will be able to get them from most supermarkets and also I have seen them in poundland for £1, BARGAIN!
When I had my baby boy my friends had put together a hamper for me of all things baby. One of the things in there was this Boots baby bubble bath.
The bottle is transparent and I liked this as it meant that you could see how much of it you had left. It also has indentations either side which is great as it makes holding the bottle nice and easy.
The actual liquid is quite runny so be careful not to pour too much out as you really don't need a lot of this at all to create a lot of bubbles. I found that this had a very fresh smell and really liked it, it just smelt so clean! The bubble bath is also tears free which is great as my little boy loves to splash and so he ends up with it in his eyes all the time but his never complained!
After using this my son's skin always feels much more softer and the smell lingers on him which I love.
I would definitely recommend this as not only is it a great product but its a really good price. I have since bought this and paid under £2 which I think is a bargain as you don't need to use to much of it and so it lasts quite a while.
My son suffers quite badly with sensitive skin and so when using wipes on his bum or face we have to be careful what we use. I have used cheaper brands and these always bring out a red rash. So when I noticed that pampers had got a sensitive range of wipes I thought I would give them a go.
They come in a white pack which looks more natural and so emphasises the fact that these wipes are sensitive. I paid £2.50 for these wipes which is quite expensive especially as you only get 54 and in all the other pampers packs you get 64.
The pack has the normal peel back label in the centre which exposes a hole in the middle to pull the wipes out. I was quite impressed that this kept its stickiness and so the wipes the stayed moist.
The wipes themselves are a good size however I found them to be a bit dry on the top and the wipes got wetter as you got nearer the bottom. This was annoying especially on the first few of the pack its hard to feel as though you have cleaned your baby properly.
The wipes didn't have much of a smell and I suppose this is because they are sensitive and so aren't perfumed. I am pleased to say that the wipes were brilliant with my son and while using them my son never suffered with a rash!
So I would recommend these for those babies with sensitive skin but if your child doesn't then I would buy wipes in the other pampers range.
My little boy is now 2 and he seemed to go from being bald to suddenly having a head full of blonde curly hair. His hair is a nightmare though as it always seems to be knotted and can barely get my fingers through it never mind a brush!
I was just buying our normal baby shampoo when I noticed this de-tangling conditioner sitting next to it. Its in a bright pink bottle so quite hard to miss! As it was Johnson's and I am a fan of all of their products I thought I would try it and see if it helped my little boy and his curly mane! It was also only around £2, which for the size of the bottle I thought was quite good!
When I got it home and tried it the first thing I noticed was that the conditioner is runny, very runny! The first time I squeezed a bit into my hand it it ran everywhere, so be warned. It does though have a lovely smell to it. It has the mild Johnson smell that everyone knows and love and then an almost floral scent as well. I only applied a tiny bit to my sons hair, and even as I applied it I could almost feel it smoothing out the knots!
It washed out nice and easy which I also liked as my son isn't a fan of me pouring water over his head so the quicker it can be rinsed the better!
Afterwards i gave his hair and brush and found then it brushed really easily which was great. Even when his hair was dry and I ran my fingers through it, I could definitely feel a softness to it and the tangles were much less. It also had the faint smell of the conditioner and left his blonde curls lovely and bouncy.
Overall I would recommend this for those children who have knotty hair!
Now that my little boy is two and gets a bit more dirty when running around playing I thought I would start by getting him to clean his hands during the day rather then just using baby wipes.
I wanted a soap that would be kind to his skin and I found Johnson's soap. As it was this particular brand I had no hesitation in buying it as all of their products are designed to be kind to delicate skin.
It came in a 4 pack of soap and was pleased to see that each bar came individually wrapped, this helped keep the bar fresh and clean.
The actual soap itself is very smooth and white, as soon as its taken out of the packet you get the lovely mild smell of baby powder! The soap when wet bubbles up really well and glides easily across the skin although it can get a little slippery for tiny hands such as my toddlers, but he finds it funny with it keep popping out of his hands.
It seems to keep my boys hands lovely and soft and it doesn't dry them out at all like I think most soaps would do, in fact it feels as though it moisturises them. I also use this soap occasinaly and I aso love how it makes your skin feel after use.
I would recommend this soap even though for 4 bars it can be a bit pricey at almost £3!
This was bought as a present for our son on his first birthday, and as soon as my son saw it he loved it.
Its quite a long fish which is brightly coloured orange with white stripes. It has a very cute smiling face and has two fins that stick out the side. Its back fin is also the handle. It has two holes on its side where it lets in water and then some smaller holes around the fish's mouth which is where it pours the water back out.
It is quite a heavy toy, but my one year old could quite happily pick it up, I am not sure if a 6 month may struggle though and the box says it is suitable for a 6 month old. I would be careful as a couple of times my little boy has swung it round and clonked himself on the head and has caused a few tears!
The fish also plays a few different tunes you can either just press the button on the side to make it play the songs or it will play them as the water is poured out my son loves doing that. It also has a red led type thing on the side which flashes as it plays its songs, my son is usually intrigued by this!
What is slightly annoying about this product is that it got mouldy very quick. I dry all our bath toys once there finished with, however this gathered mould in places that I couldn't completely dry, for instance in all the little crevices and especially around the place where you put the battery in. This made the toy look quite grubby!
However it has gave my son loads of fun in the bath so for that I would recommend it.
I wanted some bath toys for my toddler and baby girl as they both love being in the water but don't have much to keep them amused in there.
I found these rubber ducks in the Early learning centre sale and were £3 although I have seen them before in the shop before for around £6, personally I think for there full price they are a bit expensive but they are regularly in there sales and then I think they are well worth it.
The ducks are quite a good size, not too small but not so big that your child cant hold them. Both my children who are two and 9 months have no problem in holding them. They are also brightly coloured which is nice as most are just plain yellow but these ones really catch there attention.
The ducks float on the water unless you squeeze them and fill them up with water because of the hole at the bottom then they sink. My son loves doing this. He also finds it fun to try and squeeze the water back out of the ducks!
They are made of quite a tough plastic which is good news as both my children are a fan of chewing these ducks but luckily no damaged has occurred.
Overall I would recommend these especially if you can get them in the sale.