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      17.07.2012 22:44
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      Peace of mind it gives is priceless

      This has been one of the best purchases for us, and ours is now over a year old and still going strong.

      Due to personal reasons, we decided from the offset we needed more than just a one way monitor. I had seen this in the Asda baby event, came home and did some research on it, and when I went back it had been reduced to £20. Seemed silly not to at least try it.

      The sensor mat is very sensitive indeed - sometimes the green flicker light (the one that shows you movement) is activated even when there is no baby in the cot - for example when we would walk past the cot.

      My baby stopped breathing 3 times within 2 weeks when very young, and this product was literally a life saver. The alarm is very piercing, and sounds after 20 seconds of not detecting movement. The base unit also sends out an alarm which is also a brilliant feature - for us when we have visited family, we only need the base unit if we are all sleeping in the same room.

      This mat has been used in the moses basket, a travel cot, and regular cot - and worked fine for us in all. It does say that it isn't recommended past a certain age (I think it said 12 months, but don't quote me on that), but we have it in our room, turned down, and the green light reassuringly flashes at me during the night to let me know everything is all ok in there.

      The receiver can be battery or mains operated, but do get some good batteries! The range is pretty good too, we can go into the garage and still have piece of mind (about 15 metres away from patio door)

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    • Dr Stuart's Slim Plus Tea / Tea / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      17.07.2012 22:22
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      If not responsible for weight loss, a fab cuppa!

      I stumbled across this tea in the speciality aisle in the supermarket and the £1.99 price tag seemed quite appealing! I'm not a huge fan of fruit teas, so I was pleased to have found a tea that was more "herby."

      Each individually wrapped tea bag contains fennel, linden leaves, dandelion root, corn silk, galangal root, green oat and a natural orange flavour. I must admit though, I can only taste the fennel - I am actually surprised that there is orange in there as I can't taste it at all.

      If I'm totally honest, I'm not sure if it is wholly responsible for my weight loss - I'm still losing baby weight, I've just returned to work, I'm more active as baby is more active - so I wouldn't like to say it's the tea that's helping. But what I will say is that it makes a fab cuppa tea! It says to allow 4-5 minutes of steeping time, and use one tea bag per cup, but I often top it up with hot water throughout the morning and it's absolutely fine taste wise.

      I'm going abroad soon and am definitley chucking a box in my luggage!

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    • Pampers / Baby Care / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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      17.07.2012 22:05

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      great product, keep moisture away from skin

      When my baby was first born, we used a different brand nappy purely because they had a bit cut out for the umbilical cord and we stayed with them for a few months. My friends all were using Pampers so I waited for the baby event at Asda and bought a couple of boxes to see.

      I was a bit dubious at first, but only because of how slim they were, but I guess nappy technology has advanced since my sister had her kids! There were a few leaky incidents, but to be honest, I think it was more down to explosive bowels rather than a rubbish nappy - I don't think much would have contained that....

      Now my baby is over a year old and very active crawling, climbing, cruising and rolling around, I am very impressed with how the nappy moves and stays snug. The padding wicks away moisture pretty impressively, my baby hasn't ever had any problems with nappy rash or a sore bum.

      I would recommend these nappies.

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      17.07.2012 21:43

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      worth the money

      My daughter enjoyed bouncing around in her door bouncer from a very early age, and when i visited my friend's house, she had one of these jumperoos. I put her in, and she absolutely loved it! I think it must have been the following day we purchased one!

      Firstly, although the price seems a little steep, my littlie has been using it consistently for about 7 months now, and is showing no signs of getting bored with it. It has the 3 height adjustments and we still have one to go after she has outgrown this "level." So price wise, it has certainly been worth that initial outlay.

      The activity centre itself is pretty user friendly for tots, including button pushing, teether, rattles and spinney wheels. It also has the swivel seat in the middle that allows them to spin around and play with all the bits and bobs.

      My only criticism is that it took a fair bit of patience and time to set it up - we struggled to fit a couple of the activity items, and getting the seat on took a bit of gentle persuasion to say the least!

      However, a brill piece of kit. Very pleased with it

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    • Johnson's Baby Wipes / Nappies & Wipes / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      16.07.2012 22:56
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      won't go back to other brands now

      I have been using a supermarket's own brand for months, but decided to go for these after seeing them on offer - was very impressed.

      They are much thicker than the other wipes, and actually seemed to clean rather than smear!!! Where I may have used many wipes before, I now only need to use a few. They smell nice (which, let's face it, is always gonna be a bonus at the business end!) and don't leave any sign of rash or soreness.

      What I have noticed is that little 'un lets us wipe her face and hands after a meal now, whereas before she would be very fussy and upset. I wonder if the other ones were stinging her poor skin.

      So, these wipes not only get my seal of approval, but that of the service user too! and you can't argue with that! Johnson's wipes all the way for us now.

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      • Samsung UE55ES6300 / LCD TV / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        16.07.2012 22:45
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        a smart tv indeed!

        A great product we are pleased we waited for. I think if we would have bought a similar tv a year ago, it would have been out of date. The picture is amazing quality, very sharp, very "natural" - didn't realise quite how rubbish the old tv's picture was! The 3D left me a bit underwhelmed to begin with as the action didn't come out of the screen as I'd expected (didn't have 3D on this model showing in the showroom), everything seemed more vibrant at the back of the picture. But having rented some 3D blu-rays, I can honestly say my opinion has changed - 3D is how I imagined it should be. The glasses are a bit strange however, i don't like that they don't cover all of your eye - they seem to be quite small in the viewing area - you have to move your head, not just your eyes. And because they don't cover the whole of the eye, you do get some "flicker" around your periphial vision. This aspect is probably the worst thing about the product. Other glasses I have seen seem to be much bigger and more comfortable. I do struggle to watch a whole film with the glasses on as they do feel awkward - but I don't wear glasses normally.

        The smart aspect is pretty cool. The menu is easy to navigate, for example within a few minutes we were on netflix (shame their films are rubbish!!!), youtube and facebook. The facebook page needs some work as you hope for the same home page that you are used to, but it's not, and it takes a bit of patience to scroll and view, or write in. Being a non-techie, this could be down to other things that I have no idea about! I haven't explored much beyond the basic "apps" though due to time.

        I have a HTC desire phone and was able to download the remote app which allows me to control the tv from my phone - this is a great idea as we have to hide the remote from the toddler, but can still change channel without tears and tantrums as the remote stays tucked away. Even better is the fact that if my dear husband is watching the tv with the volume right up downstairs, I can turn it down with my phone from the bed upstairs, and get some peaceful kip - now that is priceless!!

        My husband has a Samsung phone and Samsung tablet, and he too can control the tv function from them. It's great that he can film using his phone, then straight away we can watch it on the big screen.

        This is just purely an aesthetic thing, but I like that the frame around the screen is slim - the look of the TV with the blu-ray and surround sound look very smart indeed - the only problem we have is trying to find a tv unit that does it all some justice!

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      • Cadbury Chocolate Digestives / Snacks / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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        16.07.2012 22:18

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        disappointing

        The purple packet promises so much; the distinctive digestive crunch cries out, and the chocolatey charm that is Cadbury's combine to achieve....well, not very much really! I found the biscuits much drier than normal, even my fav cup of tea could not quite quench the thirst. You want the chocolate to be reminiscent of Cadbury's usual trademark creaminess, but - in my opinion - there just isn't enough to tantalise the taste buds. You do lose the point that it is Cadbury's chocolate covering the crumbly base as there's too much biscuit - take note Cadburys - we want (nay, need!) more chocolate! My husband bought these as they were on offer in our local shop, but I definitely wouldn't buy them at full price. I think the marriage of these two super powers has not worked on this occasion, which is a shame considering both do so well on their own.

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