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      10.08.2006 19:26
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      What is the point?

      I was just browsing through the reveiw catagories and i found this one. England in general. So i thought i would use it to express my veiws of supporting England in the world cup. ( I live in scotland)


      In the build up to the world cup and during the qualifying stages i noticed around me that people were willing England to lose every match and even when they got to the world cup there was loads of scottish people who went to the world cup to cheer the other team on! They even had songs made up and everything!


      Now i know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but i just dont see the point in supporting foreign team rather than supporting the brittish team as after all we all live in the United Kingdom! Now some of my friends and relatives that i have had this discussion with say that im not patriotic and thats why i dont mind supporting england. But that is not the case at all! I am very proud to be scottish and am proud of everything about where i come from! But i am also brittish!


      I know and every other scottish person knows that Scotland will never get to the world cup and even if they did they will never win! So why not support England?? I think the main reason that Scotlands football team is so bad is that there are not the same amount of people to choose from as there is in all the countrys who's teams are good. So why have to pick from a limited range of players where as in england there are so much more talented football players as there is more people and they also have much better sports facilites for example football training academys.


      I have absolubtely nothing against English people and i refuse to conform to the rule somwhere that says because you are scottish you should hate the english and not support the football team. The battles etc which led to the beginning of the scottish and english hating each other were so long ago! None of us were alive then! So i dont see why we cant all just get along as after all we are all human beings we just happen to stay in different places!


      I hope you all enjoyed reading my reveiw and i hope i did not offend anyone.


      Thanks for reading.xxx

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      • Pampers Care Mats / Baby Care / 46 Readings / 41 Ratings
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        Well worth a go!

        When i was at my local supermarket and seen theese mats i had never seen them before so i decided to give them a try as I like to try new products and thought I would give these a go.


        These mats are quite a good size and have a soft top layer with a waterproof backing (with a teddy print all over). They are very lightweight and easy to add a couple to your babies changing bag as an alternative changing mat.


        To begin with i used them to lay my daughter on for some "nappy off" time relaxed knowing that my carpets or bedding would not be soiled if there was any accidents! I usually just put down an old towel but the care mats would save on that little bit of extra washing as they are disposable.


        I also intend to use these when i start to potty train my daughter as not only will they be eaisier to remove and change than a waterproof sheet they will be a lot comfier to lay on for my daughter.


        I have also used theese to toilet train my puppy and beleive it or not they work just as well as the special petones even though they dont have the special scent on them and they are cheaper than the actual ones for dogs.


        But if you were going to use them a lot it could end up costing you quite a bit every time you need to replace them as they are £5.99 for a pack of 12.


        Thank you for reading my reveiw and i hope it was of use to you.xx

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        • Sports Miscellaneous / Discussion / 47 Readings / 39 Ratings
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          Very fuuny and amusing!!

          Over the past couple of weeks i have received loads of jokes and thought that i would share them with you all as they made me LOL!!


          1. There is a town in America where they make Tickle Me Elmo toys.

          The toy laughs when you tickle it under the arms.

          Well, Lena is hired at The Tickle Me Elmo factory and she reports for her first day promptly at 8:00 AM.
          The next day at 8:45 AM there is a knock at the Personnel Manager's door.

          The Foreman throws open the door and begins to rant about the new employee.
          He complains that she is incredibly slow and the whole line is backing up, putting the entire production line behind schedule.
          The Personnel Manager decides he should see this for himself, so the 2 men march down to the factory floor.
          When they get there the line is so backed up that there are Tickle Me Elmo's all over the factory floor and they're really
          beginning to pile up.
          At the end of the line stands Lena surrounded by mountains of Tickle Me Elmo's.
          She has a roll of plush red fabric and a huge bag of small marbles.
          The 2 men watch in amazement as she cuts a little piece of fabric, Wraps it around two marbles and begins to carefully sew the little
          package between Elmo's legs.
          The Personnel Manager bursts into laughter. After several minutes of hysterics he pulls himself together and approaches Lena.
          "I'm sorry," he says to her, barely able to keep a straight face, "but I think you misunderstood the instructions I gave you
          yesterday..."

          "Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles.


          2. In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where their family member lay gravely ill..

          Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber.

          "I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news,"
          he said as he surveyed the worried faces.

          "The only hope left for your loved one at
          this time is a brain transplant.
          It's an experimental procedure, very risky but it is the only hope.
          Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the brain
          yourselves.."

          The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a great length of time, someone asked, "Well, how much does a brain cost?"

          The doctor quickly responded, "$5,000 for a male brain, and $200 for a female brain."

          The moment turned awkward. Men in the room tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact with the women, but some actually smirked.

          A man unable to control his curiosity, out the question everyone wanted to ask,

          "Why is the male brain so much more?"

          The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, "It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to mark down the price of the female brains, because they've actually been used."


          3. Ethel in the Nursing Home

          Ethel was a bit of a demon in her wheelchair, and loved to charge around the nursing home, taking corners on one wheel and getting up to maximum speed on the long corridors.

          Because the poor woman was one sandwich short of a picnic the other residents tolerated her and some of them actually joined in.

          One day Ethel was speeding up one corridor when a door opened and Kooky

          Clarence stepped out with his arm outstretched. "STOP!," he shouted in a firm voice. "Have you got a license for that thing?" Ethel fished around in her handbag and pulled out a Kit Kat wrapper and held it up to him.

          "OK" he said, and away Ethel sped down the hall.

          As she took the corner near the TV lounge on one wheel, weird Harold popped out in front of her and shouted "STOP! Have you got proof of insurance?"

          Ethel dug into her handbag, pulled out a drink coaster and held it up to him. Harold nodded and said "On your way, Ma'am." As Ethel neared the final corridor, Crazy Craig stepped out in front of her, Butt- Naked, and holding his "You-Know- What" in his hand.

          "Oh, good grief," yelled Ethel, "Not that Damn Breathalyzer Test again.!!!"


          4. WATER

          It has been scientifically proven that if we drink 1 litre of water each
          day, at the end of the year we will have absorbed more than 1 kilo of
          Escherichia coli bacteria found in feces. In other words, we are
          consuming 1 kilo of poop!

          However, we do not run that risk when drinking WINE (or rum, whiskey,
          vodka, beer or other liquors) because alcohol has to go through a
          distillation process of boiling, filtering and fermenting and also
          alcohol kills the Escherichia coli bacteria.

          So ...

          WATER = Poop

          WINE = HEALTH

          It is better to drink wine and talk sh^t than to drink water and be full
          of sh^t.

          There is no need to thank me for this valuable information; I am doing
          it as a public service.


          5. A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on the motorway. Nothing is moving.

          Suddenly a man knocks on the window. The driver rolls down his window and asks, "What's going on?"

          "Terrorists have kidnapped 3 England Soccer Supporters.
          They're asking for a £10 million ransom. Otherwise they're going to douse them with petrol and set them on fire. We're going from car to car, taking up a collection."

          The driver asks, "How much is everyone giving, on average?"
          "About a gallon"


          6. Why Are Men Happier?

          Men Are Just Happier People-- What do you expect from such simple
          creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding
          plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack.

          You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
          You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth.

          The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another petrol station toilet because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress £2000. Tux rental-£100.

          People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.

          The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected. New shoes
          don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone
          conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks.

          A five-day holiday requires only one suitcase. You can open all your
          own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

          If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.

          Your underwear is £4.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more
          than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are
          unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its
          original colour. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.

          You only have to shave your face and neck.

          You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes
          one colour for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs
          look.

          You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice
          concerning growing a moustache..

          You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25
          minutes.

          No wonder men are happier.



          7. An Aberdonian was washed up on a beach after a terrible shipwreck.
          Only a sheep and a sheepdog were washed up with him.
          After looking around, he realised that they were stranded on a
          deserted island.
          After being there a while, he got into the habit of taking his two animal companions to the beach every evening to watch the sun set.

          One particular evening, the sky was a fiery red with beautiful cirrus
          clouds the breeze was warm and gentle - a perfect night for romance.
          As they sat there, the sheep started looking better and better to the
          lonely Aberdonian. Soon, he leaned over to the sheep and put his arm
          around it.
          But the sheepdog, ever protective of the sheep, growled fiercely until the man took his arm from around the sheep. After that, the three of
          them continued to enjoy the sunsets together, but there was no more
          cuddling.

          A few weeks passed by and, lo and behold, there was another shipwreck.
          The only survivor was a beautiful young woman, the most beautiful
          woman the man had ever seen.
          She was in a pretty bad way when he rescued her and he slowly nursed
          her back to health.

          When the young maiden was well enough, he introduced her to their
          evening beach ritual.
          It was another beautiful evening red sky, cirrus clouds, a warm and
          gentle breeze - perfect for a night of romance.

          Pretty soon, the Aberdonian started to get "those feelings" again.
          He fought the urges as long as he could, but he finally gave in and
          leaned over to the young woman, cautiously, and whispered in her ear,
          "Would you mind taking the dog for a walk".


          Hope you all enjoyed reading thees and that they amused you!

          Thanks for reading

          xxx

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          • Nokia 3220 / Mobile Phone / 42 Readings / 41 Ratings
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            29.07.2006 20:38
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            Great phone!

            As soon as i seen this phone i wanted it because of all of the great specs, but then also because of the brilliant design, lightweight function and flashing disco lights!


            What other phone does that?!?! It was a welcomed bonus to add to the other features on the phone.


            Here are a few:


            *changeable covers
            *talk 3.5 hours
            *standby 14.0 days (which is true!!)


            *Weight 86g

            My last phone was just a tad lighter; but to tell the truth it felt heavier!! This phone really doesn't weigh much at all and you can barely feel it.


            *Built in camera

            I can store around 30 images but I think it depends on how much space overall is on your phone; I have an incredible 100 text messages on my phone.
            colour screen


            *Digital zoom

            Increases the quality of the photograph, so if you've taken a picture of something far away and want the detail to remain, you don't have to worry because zoom handles that.


            *GPRS
            *Line 2 compatible
            *Photo Messaging
            *polyphonic ring tones
            *predictive text input
            *selection of games
            *tri band technology
            *vibrating alert
            *voice activated dialling
            *wap


            This phone has most of the qualities a good quality phone should have; and of all of the functions I have used I have not been disappointed.


            I would advise you to buy this phone if you are looking for something snazzy but not at too much of a price; something funky; something quick and efficient and easy. Because you most certainly won't be let down. I know I wasn't.


            Thanks for reading my reveiw.x

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            • Top Five Jokes / Discussion / 61 Readings / 53 Ratings
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              A few good laughs!

              1. A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

              "Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday."

              Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

              Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

              The frog says, "Sure . I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant,about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

              Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

              She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral."

              She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"

              (you're gonna love this)

              (its a real treat)

              ( masterpiece)


              (wait for it)


              The bank manager looks back at her and says...

              "It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a rolling Stone."

              (You're singing it, aren't you? Yeah, I know you are........)

              Never take life too seriously! Come on now, you grinned, I know you did!!!

              Have a lovely day


              2. A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus.

              She noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her.

              She immediately moved to another seat.

              This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again.
              The man seemed more amused.
              When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to
              the
              driver and he had the man arrested. The case came up in court.

              The judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for
              himself.
              The man replied, "Well your Honour, it was like this:

              When the lady got on the bus, I couldn't help but notice her condition.
              She sat under a sweets sign that said, "The Double Mint Twins are
              Coming"
              and I grinned. Then she moved and sat under a sign that said,"Logan's
              Liniment will reduce the swelling", and I had (!) to smile.

              Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, "Williams Big
              Stick Did the Trick", and I could hardly contain myself.
              BUT, your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign
              that
              said, "Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident," I just lost
              it."


              "CASE DISMISSED!!"


              3. Jack and Jill


              Jack was about to marry Jill and his father took him to one side.

              "When I married your mother, the first thing I did when we got home
              was take off my trousers," he said. "I gave them to your mother and
              told her to put them on. When she did, they were enormous on her
              and she said she couldn't possibly wear them, they were too large." I
              told her: "Of course they're too big. I wear the trousers in this family
              and I always will.!" Ever since that day, we have never had a single
              problem.

              Jack took his father's advice and as soon as he got Jill alone
              after the wedding, he did the same thing - took off his trousers, gave
              them to Jill and told her to put them on. Jill said that the trousers
              were too big and she couldn't possibly wear them. "Exactly, i wear
              the trousers in this relationship and I always will. I don't want you to
              forget that".


              Jill paused and removed her knickers and gave them to Jack.
              "Try these on," she said, so he tried them on but they were too small.
              "I can't possibly get into your knickers," said Jack.
              "Exactly,"replied Jill. "And if you don't change your f**king attitude,
              you never will.


              4. A priest was being honoured at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the
              Parish.
              A leading local politician and member of the congregation was
              Chosen to make the presentation and give a little speech at the dinner.
              He was delayed, so the priest decided to say his own few words while they
              Waited

              “I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here.

              I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person
              Who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and,
              When questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it.

              He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, had an
              Affair with his boss's wife, taken illegal drugs,and gave VD to his
              Sister.

              I was appalled. But as the days went on I knew that my people were not all
              Like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people.".....

              Just as the priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late.

              He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk.

              "I'll never forget the first day our parish priest arrived," said the politician.

              "In fact, I had the honour of being the first one to go to him in Confession."


              Moral: DON'T EVER BE LATE.


              5. In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where their
              Family member lay gravely ill.
              Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber.

              "I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news," he said as he surveyed the worried
              Faces.

              "The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant.
              It's an experimental procedure, very risky, but it is the only hope.
              Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the brain
              Yourselves."

              The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a great
              Length of time, someone asked, "Well, how much does a brain cost?"

              The doctor quickly responded, "£5,000 for a male brain, and £200 for a
              Female brain."
              The moment turned awkward. Men in the room tried not to smile, avoiding eye
              Contact with the women, but some actually smirked.

              A man unable to control his curiosity, blurted out the question everyone
              Wanted to ask -

              Why is the male brain so much more?"

              The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire
              Group -

              "It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to mark down the price of
              The female brains, because they've actually been used."



              Hope you all enjoyed reading these jokes and had a few laughs along the way!!


              Thanks for reading xxx

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                20.07.2006 16:14
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                A sound investment.

                When i purchased my claire de lune moses basket the sales assistant who sold me it was trying to get me to buy the stand with it. I point blank refused as i thought that she was just trying to take advantage of the fact that i was there to spend money!


                Then when i took it to show my mum she loved it just as much as i did! Even when i told her how much i had spent on it she instead of giving me into bother for spendin so much money told me that it was worth every penny! Then she asked what kind of stand i got for it!


                So i told her that the sales assistant had tried to get me to buy the stand but i refused as i thought she was trying to make me buy something i didnt really need! But my mum assured me that i would need one! So the next day i went back to the shop feeling like a bit of a fool and purchased the stand! Luckily the shop assistant from the previous day who had sold me the moses basket wasnt there! As if she had been i would have been extremely embarrased!!


                So i took it home and put it away with my moses basket and everything else! And waited for the arrival of my little baby! I was so excited thinking about having my new baby that i forgot about all the pains of labour as i was planning on having an epidural so i wasnt expecting any pain!


                But eventually when the labour did come it only lasted for 5 & a half hours and by the time i got to hospital there was no time for an epidural so i had no pain releif! (apart from gas and air) So afterwards i was really sore! My lower back was in agony with all the pushing and pretty much the rest of my body just ached for about 2 weeks afterwards.


                When i got to the ward with my baby i quickly realised the importance of having a stand for my moses basket! As i tried to bath my daughter with the bed at its normal height and i couldnt do it as when i was bending over it really hurt! So the midwife came and showed me how to adjust the height of the bed! If it wasnt for that adjustable bed i dont know how i would have coped!!


                So when we got home the next day i was dying to get all my things out and set them up for her! The first thing that we got out was her moses basket so we could have somewhere to lay her down while we got everything sorted out! The stand was amazing! Without it i wouldnt have been able to pick her up as bending down after giving birth is really painful!


                ~~~~~~Details of the stand~~~~~~~~


                It has a solid wooden frame which folds out and a plastic support ring hooks over it and goes all the way round to keep the moses basket nice and secure.


                You need to be careful when buying a stand for your moses basket as one size does not fit all! There are many different sizes of moses baskets out there so there are many different sizes of stands!! So unless you purchase the 2 things together i would highly recommened that before you go out to get a stand make sure and write down the dimensions for your moses basket so that you are sure to get the correct one for you. I have also written a reveiw on the moses basket its self so have a look and you will see the dimensions for the basket there.


                I would definately say that a stand for your moses basket is a must have item as it prevents you from straining your back and makes it easier for you to tend to your baby without being in pain from bending over. Also another reason for having a stand is that if your baby is on the floor in the moses basket it could be quite cold.


                I would definately recomend this product to you all.


                Thanks for reading my reveiw and i hope that it has been useful for you!.


                xx

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                  11.07.2006 22:28
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                  A great buy!!!

                  When i first found out i was pregnant i started making lists straight away of everything i needed to get! And things that i didnt need but just wanted!!!


                  From my childhood i remember not really having much and my friends always having the latest stuff and really nice bedrooms filled with really nice things! But my mum and Dad when they were together didnt have much money. So when they split up and me my mum and sister moved out we had even less money and i didnt have a room of my own never mind nice things to put in it!


                  So right from the start before my baby was born i wanted the best for it! Id go without just so i could buy the things i wanted for the new baby. Every week i put money by and slowly but surely it mounted up until i had quite a bit. So i decided to go on a shopping spree!


                  The first thing i neede to get was a moses basket. I had been told by many family and friends that they can be quite expensive so i decided to shop around. I trawled round my local town centre for hours going round all the baby shops! I had to stop for a drink and something to eat every hour and a half but i had so much fun!


                  The first one i found was amazing! It looked sooo beautiful and expensive too! So i looked at the price and it was expensive!!! £90!!! I was shopping on a bit of a budjet so that was way too expensive for me!!


                  I was gutted! It was the one i wanted and i knew it from the moment i seen it and anything else just wasnt going to compare to it! So i had 3 more shops to go to so hopefully there would be one that went someway to compare to the other one i seen.


                  An hour later i had been to 2 of the shops looking at everything including moses baskets and hadnt found a thing! I was so upset! I didnt think i was ever going to find anything i liked!


                  I foned my partner in tears! Wailing and complaining that i was never going to find anything i liked and that the babys bedroom was going to end up looking horrible! I told him i had one shop left to go to then i was coming home so to make me feel better he told me that he would give me the extra £45 so i could afford it! I was over the moon! I felt like i had never been happier!


                  So i made my way to the last shop. Even though i could go back to the first shop and just get the one i wanted i decided to go and have a look anyway. When i got there i couldnt beleive my eyes!!! It was the same moses basket that i had seen in the first shop but it was half the price!!!


                  Only £40 i couldnt beleive my luck! Stuff like that never happens to me!!!


                  So i asked the sales assistant if the price on it was right and she said yes they were having a sale at the moment!!! I couldnt have been happier! So i bought it straight away!!!


                  ~~~~~The moses basket details~~~~~
                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                  the dimensions of the basket are as follows

                  74cm x 27cm which is plenty of room for your little angel.


                  The actual basket itself is made of wicker which is a durable and lightweight at the same time. The cover on the moses basket is beautiful!


                  Its Ivory in colour which makes it look really lush and expensive! It is a sort of bodraie anglais material which comes off so that you can wash it. (and beleive me you will need to!) It also comes with a hood that you can pull up to sheild the baby from light when you are trying to get them off to sleep. As well ther is a plush duvet cover that you can place over baby if you have them in winter but otherwise you will not need it as i had my baby daughter in the summer and it was far too hot to use it! But i did put it on a couple of times just to take some pictures as it looked beautiful all together.


                  It also comes with a mattress which is a bonus because most of them dont come with matteresses and you have to buy them as an extra which is an expense you can do without!!


                  Unfortunately it didnt come with a stand. I had to buy it seperate and im glad i did as there is no way just after having a baby you can bend right down to the floor to pick your baby out the basket.


                  The stand costs around £15 but it is well worth it!


                  You may be able to get a stand chjeaper but u will need to make sure that it will fit as some of them are different sizes and will not fit all moses baskets. So make sure you have the measurements with you when you go to purchase the stand.


                  This moses basket will do your baby until around 6 mnths old and by then they will be able to sleep in their big cots. But if you have a large baby then you may need to move them sooner as there is a weight limit of around 5-6 kg.


                  I hope you have found this reveiw useful.


                  Thanks for reading and good luck to all you parents and parents to be thinking of purchasing this moses basket!


                  xxx

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                  • Morning Sickness / Parenting Issue / 62 Readings / 55 Ratings
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                    The worst thing about being pregnant!!!

                    Well first of all if any of you dnt like reading about detailed morning sickness look away now!!! (just joking its nt really that bad!!!)


                    Many of my friends who have had children were not that bothered with morning sickness but wen i found out i was pregnant the sickness started as soon as i looked at the positive pregnancy test!!!!!!


                    I actually think that morning sickness is partly phsycological!!! I found out i was pregnant when i was about 6 weeks gone and i was completely fine until i found out then the morning sickness started straight away!


                    At first i was only sick in the morning when i woke up and then i was fine for the rest of the day. Then a week passed and i was starting to feel ill all day still only being sick in the morning though. Abnd then within another week passing i was bein sick during the night sometimes! And being sick all through the day! It was awful! I have always hated being sick ever since i was wee everytime ive been sick it makes me cry!! So this for me was hell!! Im so glad i wasnt working as there is no way i would have been able to work through my pregnancy! I couldnt get out of bed most days never mind get up first thing in the morning get ready and go to work!!! I would have been a total mess!! Besides the fact i permenantly looked like my face was a bit green!!!! Not very attractive i can tell you! I used to get people looking at me in the street because i looked so ill!


                    Wen i was hungry only the one thing i had in my head would satisfy my hunger and nothing else! It was a total nightmare for my partner as he got sent out loads of times each day at all hours for food for me as even though there was plenty of food in the house all i would eat was what took my fancy at that moment!!!


                    But i went through a stage of about 4 weeks where anytime i made myself somthing to eat i would take a few bites of it and have to run through to the loo to be sick!! It was awful! I was so hungry but i couldnt keep anything down long enough to satisfy my hunger!


                    It got so bad i went to the doctors and they done tests on me to see if it was somthing bad that was causing me to be so ill all the time. But thak god they all came back ok! So it wasnt anything wrong with me it was just the normal pregnancy hormones making me ill!


                    My midwife and anyone else i spoke to kept telling me "dont worry your morning sickness will only last till your about 12 weeks" Well needless to say that it didnt! It kept going! Before i knew it i was 20 weeks gone and still being sick all the time!! As my pregnancy got further on it got worse! It got so bad that even smelling somthing i didnt like would make me sick! I was once out for dinner with the family and had to run to the toilet halfway through the meal and was in the toilet for half an hour and by the time i came back out my dinner was cold! Not that i could have faced eating it anyway!


                    I tried everything to help stop it! Eating dry biscuits before i went to bed, like digestives, rich tea biscuits. And then my mum suggested eating ginger nuts as ginger is supposed to help take away the sickness feeling. But after a couple of days of eatin them i couldnt do it anymore! I was still being sick in the morning and if anything it was worse not better!!! When i was being sick all i could taste was ginger nuts and it was burning my throat! So that was that i had tried everything that had been reccomended to me and nothing was making it any better or stopping it! I eventually jus resigned myself to suffering it!


                    Then i had terrible stomach pains which was making me be sick! So we called doctors on call and when the doctor came out he felt my stomachand told me that i was just constipated and advised me to drink lots of fresh orange juice as that would ease my bowels into working again! His words not mine!!


                    So thats what i did! Drank over a litre of orange juice a day and it did help! It completely stopped the stomach pains and got my bowels on the move again!! ( sorry!) But it made my morning sickness a nightmare as the orange juice coming back up wasnt th most pleasant of experiences! But i had to keep drinking it as there was no way that i could suffer the terrible stomach pains again!!!


                    But within a couple of weeks the morning sickness had gone!!! It was amazin! I still to this day think that it was the orange juice that stopped it!! But on the down side i used to really like orange juice but now after having to drink it so much when i was pregnant i now cant stand it!!! Even the very smell of it makes me feel like being sick!


                    Also another thing that makes me feel sick now is the smell of cocoa butter moisturiser! I was using that all the time while i had morning sickness and now it is minging to me!!! The last time i smelt it was just a few days after i had my daughter and it actually made me sick!!! It was awful!!


                    Well i hope that you have found my reveiw informative and interesting!! And nt too disgusting!!!


                    If any of you reading this are having to endure morning sickness at the moment then i kno exactly how you are feeling and dont worry it wont last forever!


                    Thanks for reading my reveiw.


                    xxx

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                      Best perfume ive had in years!!!

                      Tommy Hilfiger is a name, which nearly everyone will recognise, a very successful clothes designer who also produces some very popular fragrances for men and women. The adverts for his products often appear in glossy magazines, and feature very attractive young men and women, which give the designer a youthful and refreshing karma about his work.


                      However the question always is whether Hilfiger’s products are of a high quality or whether they are just hyped up to be?


                      Hilfiger, who originated from New York started his flourishing career in 1969, he opened a clothes store, with apparently only 20 pairs of jeans. Whether this is true or another hyped rags to riches story is a different matter. The fact that Hilfiger and his products are extremely popular, has won him many awards including the GQ Magazine designer of the year award and the very prestigious CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award.


                      The fragrances produced by Hilfiger for women include Tommy Jeans and Tommy Girl. Both which are very popular, probably due to the diverse and large amount of advertising which they receive. Tommy girl is quoted by the designer to be worn by “the American Beauty”.


                      The fragrance in question is Tommy Girl. I received the perfume and a body lotion as a gift for my birthday last year. The presentation of the perfume is very simple but affective. The set I received arrived in sturdy padded cardboard box covered in a bright red, smooth, silk like material. On the front panel of the box the material is covered in white stars with the logo of the designer on the front. The design of the box oozes the American spirit, which is what also gives the perfume an exciting edge. On opening the box, after being hit by smell, I discovered a 50ml glass bottle of the fragrance and a 100ml plastic tube of the soothing body lotion.


                      The cologne bottle itself is very simple, it has a plastic silver coloured lid, which has Tommy Hilfiger inscribed in it, which also does the glass bottle. As I lifted the lid the smell hit me. It was a cool and refreshing smell with a hint of citrus. I applied the perfume to my neck and wrists; the smell was very strong, but not unpleasant. So far I was very impressed and hoped the strength of the smell would suggest that the fragrance would last for a reasonable amount of time. After around an hour I myself could not smell the perfume anymore, however someone commented on the fragrance I was wearing, describing it as a “citrus” aroma. However the fragrance did change very dramatically when applied to skin, the sweetness of the perfume really emerged. I suggest if you want to purchase Tommy Girl, to spray it on your body to really allow the fragrance to develop.


                      Obviously, being a member of dooyoo, I was not going to let my opinion be set until I tried out certain tests on the perfume. I decided I would test how long the perfume did last during the day. As the perfume is very strong I applied two sprays on my neck and one on each wrist, if I would have applied much more, Im sure the smell would have been so strong that I probably would have fainted! As I left my room, I noticed how the aroma had circulated around my bedroom. I was very surprised at the results of Tommy Girl. Throughout the day I could still catch a whiff of the perfume and didn’t need to reapply. Even at the end of the day I could still smell a slight aroma on my body. I have also used the perfume on an evening out, and again people commented on how refreshing the perfume smelt. I feel the fragrance is suitable for evening and daywear.


                      After being very impressed with perfume I thought it was time to test out the body lotion that I also received in the box set. The packaging of the lotion is again very simple, a crisp white plastic tube with Tommy Girl written in sliver print, with the red, white and blue Tommy Hilfiger logo. On the back of the lotion is suggests usage instructions. “Apply generously to body and hands after bath, shower or anytime. Smoothes skin and leaves it hydrated, soothed and scented with the Tommy Girl fragrance” Sounds very good I thought! So I instantly flipped open the lid, however I was not impressed with the smell that hit me. It was nothing like the perfume and had a terrible artificial plastic like after smell. However I thought that may just be the packaging and squeezed the lotion onto my hands. The lotion itself is very thick, which I like as it makes it easier to rub into hands. I was then hit with that terrible smell again, and as I started rubbing the lotion into my hands, I was tempted to wash it off!! The smell of the lotion is not pleasant whatsoever. It smells almost like a very cheap imitation of Tommy Girl! It was only the quality of the lotion, which I was impressed at. It did leave my hands incredibly soft and smooth and relieved the slight dryness I had. I didn’t want to slate the lotion straight away as I thought the smell may develop as time passed on my skin. The fragrance lasted a few hours on my hands, which I thought was very impressive. However I would have liked the fragrance to be more pleasant! The strange smell seemed to linger on and didn’t really become any better. I was not really impressed with the hand and body lotion.


                      The box set that I received as a gift was £30, which is fairly good value for money, for a designer perfume. I am very impressed with the perfume in the set and use it very regularly. Even now people comment on the fresh, zingy fragrance.


                      I would recommend the perfume to anyone, although I feel it is aimed at a younger audience the smell itself is universal, especially if you would like to become the “American beauty” The body lotion I am not impressed with and haven’t used it very often as I really cannot stand the smell. I was surprised at the smell as I imagined it to be more like Tommy Girl and not like a piece of plastic!!


                      Go on try Tommy Girl and turn yourself into an independent American (or English) beauty!


                      Hope this was useful!!


                      Thanks for reading

                      xx

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                        Great toy!!

                        This is a great interactive durable toy by fisher price, which encourages baby to stand , move and dance. It costs around £37-£40, Baby can sit or stand whilst playing with the bandstand.


                        My daughters great gran bought her this for christmas and she loves it!!


                        ======Setting up======


                        This is fairly easy to fix together, a Philips screw driver is needed, there is the dance mat and base which you attach to the legs, and the band centre clips on the top of the stand, the horns attach on the left hand side next to the keyboard and the guitar attaches to the right hand side, the monkey was a little tough to fit into his dancing slot.
                        It also has a height adjustment, but it would have been better it this could have adjusted a little bit higher, as Aimee tends to lean over when playing on the bandstand.


                        ======Operating the bandstand======


                        You switch the bandstand on by the button which is under the main music centre this is also the volume control with the options of high and low volume.

                        The battery compartment is underneath the band centre. Three C batteries are included but these aren't really that good as they are cheap batteries, you really do need some good brand batteries to make the bandstand work to its full potential. And for them to last any length of time!!


                        ========Modes of play========


                        There is a knob to the left of the bandstand which you can select the mode of play, there are three modes which are:

                        1) Song mode: this plays complete songs while the monkey does his moving and grooving. play any of the instruments to hear a solo from any of them.

                        2) Build a song mode: this is where baby can make up his own songs by playing the individual instruments on the bandstand. When baby moves about on the mat some of a song plays as monkey dances along with the flashing lights. Baby can play the keyboard, hit the drum, slide the guitar or move the horns and add the instrument to the song.

                        3) Solo mode When baby moves about on the mat a a lively beat plays and the monkey starts dancing along with the beat and flashing lights, baby can play any of the instruments and whichever instrument he plays he will hear a solo from that individual instrument.


                        =====Four colourful instruments to help with=====
                        hand and eye coordination.

                        1) The drum which is centred underneath the monkey, this flashes in coordination with the music and can also be tapped and bashed by baby.

                        2) There is a light up piano with five keys that flash in coordination to the music and baby can also play the keys.

                        3) It has a set of three horns that can be pushed and pulled.

                        4) A guitar with a lever that baby can slide up and down to give the effect that the baby is playing the guitar .


                        =====The fun begins=====

                        There is a colourful interactive dance mat with a picture of the dancing monkey, hand and footprints which change the tune when baby dances or moves. It has Seven Caribbean calypso style tunes which really are lively and gets my daughter grooving quite merrily. I recognise two of the tunes, one is head, shoulders, knees and toes, the other is if your happy and you know it.

                        There is a handle that Aimee pulls herself up with and holds onto whilst she goes into a wild frenzy, bopping up and down, wiggling her bum and shaking her head like a goodun to the music, she really is hilarious to watch.

                        There is the groovy gyrating dancing monkey which Aimee has attacked from time to time, it makes a loud rattling noise when he stops the monkey from moving, it did stop working once due to Aimee pulling at him but my partner fixed it quite easily.

                        ======Keeping clean======

                        Cleaning the bandstand is fairly easy, the mat has a tough wipe clean surface which you can clean with a soft cloth water and a mild non abrasive cleaner, gently wipe the rest of the bandstand with a damp cloth, making sure that it isn't too wet.

                        Do not immerse the dancin bandstand in water.


                        =====Storing=====

                        Room is needed to put this as it doesn't fold down and it is rather bulky, apart from that is really is an enjoyable and exciting toy for baby and a great joy and entertainment for the parents to watch whilst your little ones move to the groove.


                        Manufacturers recommended age is 6 months plus


                        I hope you enjoyed the read and found it helpful!

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                          easy to apply

                          The sun is out, the sky is blue, and the kids are loving the freedom of the garden after the long wet winter. But are they safe?

                          "In the UK there are 65,000 cases of skin cancer each year, with 2,000 proving fatal, and numbers are said to be rising faster than for any other form of cancer. Part of the reason is thought to be due to our changing lifestyles, for example more people are sunbathing and taking more holidays in sunnier climates, increasing their exposure to harmful UV rays." Quote from the BUPA web site.

                          The sun gives off two harmful rays. The first is UVA, which causes skin ageing. It is also thought that UVA increases the risk of malignant melanoma (the most dangerous form of skin cancer). The second is UVB. This is the ray that causes sunburn. (UV stands for Ultra Violet).

                          It is important that we all use a suncream, but how do you choose which one?

                          Suncream with a SPF (sun protection factor) is the way to guard against burning. The SPF is measured by the amount of time the skin with sunscreen on will take to burn, when compared to skin without the suncream. E.g. A cream with an SPF of 30 means that it takes 30 times longer to burn.

                          So, that’s the UVB rays covered, but you need to remember that it is the UVA that causes cancer.

                          My daughter loves the sun, and I’ve always been lucky in that my daughter loves to wear hats.


                          Whilst walking around Boots one day, looking for suncream, I spotted Nivea Childrens Sun Spray, with an SPF of 30 and a UVA protection 3 (out of 4). The blue bottle caught my eye, with a cartoon child on the front. It claims that the cream is coloured, but the colour disappears when the cream is rubbed in. It is also water resistant, although you do have to reapply after swimming. At £9.99 for 200ml it is really expensive, but under the circumstances, it had to be worth a try. It is difficult to find suncreams with both UVA & UVB protection. When you get a high SPF, they seem to forget about the UVB protection, so this is pretty good.


                          This bottle has a pump, so the liquid squirts onto you child’s skin. It comes out green, which my son was fascinated by. Instead of trying to rub it off, he wanted to see the green liquid disappear! It rubs in quickly and easily, which is great, as it doesn’t take long to apply over his whole body. I also found the shape of the bottle quite handy as my hands didn’t slip down the bottle. The cream has a nice, light smell to it, not at all overpowering, which I was quite pleased about, as some sun creams seem to attract the wasps etc.


                          It also didn’t take much cream to cover his body. About 2 squirts for each arm, 3 for each leg. 1 squirt seems to cover his face and tips of ears. This does mean that a bottle will last quite a while. I reckon this bottle should last me at least the summer.


                          As with any sun cream I have tried, the sand will still stick to it! It is best to apply the cream at least 15 minutes before letting your little treasure loose on the beach, or in the sand pit. I guess you can’t have it all ways. Also, you need to apply it prior to putting their clothes on if possible, as being water resistant it is very difficult to wash out those lovely green spots. If you do get it on your child’s clothes, if you wipe it off with a damp cloth straight away, it will generally come out.

                          My daughter hasn’t had any reaction to this cream, and lets me apply it without argument. she has spent ages out in the sun without burning, although she has got some colour to her skin – not sure that is a good thing, but at least there is no sign of redness. I should point out that I don’t always reapply this as often as I should, which is probably why she does have a little bit of a tan, but I do try to keep her out of the midday sun anyway.


                          The bottle is a nice size. It fits easily into my handbag.


                          I would recommend that this should be reapplied every couple of hours. In the heat, when your child is sweaty (something my daughter suffers terribly from), they will sweat off the cream. It also needs reapplying after swimming.


                          Other things to remember when a child is in the sun, is that they must wear a hat, and have plenty to drink. It is dehydration that causes sun stroke. You also need to use protection every day during the summer, even when the sun is not shining. It is amazing how strong the sun can be, even through the clouds.


                          I would highly recommend this product for all children. I have even used it myself as I have very fair skin. I like the smell, and I don’t have any fuss when putting it on my daughter.


                          Hope you found this helpful.


                          Thanks for reading


                          x

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                          • Breville Lightning Kettle / Kettle / 54 Readings / 46 Ratings
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                            06.06.2006 17:50
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                            Looks like it is going to take off!

                            Making a kettle sound interesting and exciting is a pretty tall order – at the end of the day a kettle is just a kettle, a means to an end to get a cuppa, right? Wrong! The Breville Lightning Kettle is more exciting than your average fairground ride – its got the lot- flashing lights, eerie lighting effects, visual effects…oh and you can use it to make drinks too, which is more than you could say for the Ghost Train! How much excitement do you want for £38.50? …


                            I wasn’t desperately in need of a new kettle, I must admit, my old one was still functional, but then I saw my friends new kettle – the Breville Lightning and I was sold – ITS GOT FLASHING LIGHTS!!


                            DOES MY BUM LOOK BIG IN THIS? …


                            The first thing you notice about the Lightning is the size of it – it’s a big kettle holding 1.7 litres with a large bottom, which sits on a base plate. It looks attractive and feels weighty enough to be substantial without being too heavy. The handle has a rubber grip which all adds to the feelings of ‘kettle euphoria’ that this little beauty gives you.


                            It is made in a white plastic finish. A stainless steel version has just been launched but it is a different shape (it doesn’t have such a big bum!) and whereas the white version looks new and different the stainless steel version is very’ ordinary’ looking.


                            LETS TAKE A LOOK THROUGH THE BLOB SHAPED WINDOW…


                            On the front of the kettle is a window through which you can see the water boiling. This is tinted blue so unlike some of the other brands of clear boil kettles (the ones where you can watch your water boiling) this one never looks ‘dirtied’ by limescale even if like me you live in a very limescaly (I know that’s not a word but I think it should be and I think people living in very hard water areas would agree!!).
                            The window is blob shaped like a ghost (the stainless steel version is obviously aimed at more grown up kettle purchases because the window is a very sensible tear drop shape!) When the kettle is boiling the window lights up which is very effective in the dark (if like me you are easily amused that is!)


                            HUBBLE BUBBLE…


                            But looks aren’t everything of course – there wouldn’t be much point in a fabulous looking kettle that was no good at boiling water. I’d only heard of Breville before in reference to sandwich toasters…could they cut it in the cutthroat world of kettle manufacture?

                            It does boil very quickly even when it’s filled to its 8 cup capacity (although we must have large cups in our house because when I tried to be economical and only boil the right amount of water as indicated on the measure on the side of the kettle I didn’t have enough water!!) It has a 3kw Rapid Boil element (I don’t know or even really care what that exactly means but any kettle anoraks out there will no doubt be impressed!)

                            There is a water filter too which is easy to remove for cleaning.

                            The thing that sets this kettle apart though from all the other jug kettles on the market is the Keepwarm System that means you will always have hot water on hand.


                            NOW FOR THE SCIENCE BIT


                            This is the sort of science I like - its simple!!
                            The kettle sits on a hot plate that can be activated at any time during or after the initial boiling process to keep water hot so there is no need to re-boil the kettle if you need a cuppa in a hurry (Hooray!)
                            As the promotional blurb that comes with the kettle proudly announces this makes it idea for commercial breaks in the middle of your favourite TV programmes or ‘busy breakfasts’ (or in my case just sheer laziness!)
                            When the hot plate is activated a row of red lights around the bottom of the base flash so you can’t activate it by mistake and not realise. The flashing lights are one of my favourite bits!

                            You might have guessed by now I really like this kettle. It may be sad to get so excited about a kettle but this one is well worth the money. At £38.50 it certainly isn’t the cheapest model on the market but I think its well worth the money. It’s available from Argos or all electrical retailers.
                            The stainless steel version is £49.50 – unless you are really into stainless steel I’d say the white model is far better.
                            There is also a toaster available in the Lightning range but that doesn’t have quite the same level of exciting gimmicks as the kettle so I can’t get too enthusiastic about it I’m afraid!

                            Buy yourself a Lightning kettle at let off some steam!

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                              Snuggly and warm

                              I love these towels (hooded towels)!


                              They are perfect for little ones. I started using them with my first baby, Aimee last year, but now she has outgrown them at a year old!! How quickly they grow!


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                              About the towels
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                              These towels are like a normal towel with a hood on the corner.

                              You put the hood over the babys head when you get them out of the bath, to stop their heads getting cold. You then wrap the rest of the towel around the baby, and rub them dry.

                              You can dry the babies head whilst the towel is still wrapped round them, so the baby doesn't get cold.

                              Once i have dried Aimee off with the towel, i open the towel out and put the talc on. This stops you from getting talc every where, and stops you from getting it in their hair. This is great, especially if your little one, likes to help you, like Aimee does.


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                              Safety
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                              You need to have a good grip of the baby when toy get them out of the bath, as it can be a bit hard to get them into the towel, as they are very slippy, and you may need a hand for the towel.


                              If you feel unsure about this, then it might be an idea, to have the towel on the changing mate on the floor, before you put the baby in the bath. Then you can get them out and wrap them in the towel on the floor.


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                              Styles
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                              You can get these in different styles and designs, ranging from plain ones, to animals, characters, and their favarite super heros. You can also, from certain places, get then personalised. This is usually done using embroidery, as this is washable.


                              There are different types of towel, depending on your childs age. You can get the normal hooded one, as i described above, or you can get a poncho style. This slips over their head like a dress, with the hood on the top. It covers the whole of their body. This i find is better for the older children.



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                              sizes
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                              The towels can come in different sizes. I find some of them are rather small, and only last the baby a few months. Aimee has a smaller one. She is now 12 months, and it is getting to small to wrap around him. The mesurements for these ones are 35inches across, and 37 inches down. But i think i might have shrunk it.


                              Mothercares normal hooded towels, are about 20 inches across, and 43 inches down, Which i don't think is big enough.
                              I would say that these would last up to a year max.


                              You can get them larger, from other places, which I would say are from 6mnths to 2 years.


                              The Pontho ones, are for around 2-7 years, and average at 45 x 25 inches.


                              So you can find one out there for most ages. But shop around and check the sizes before you buy.


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                              Material
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                              Most of these towels are 100 % cotton. But the ones with the designs on, don't seem as soft and fluffy as the plain ones. So they are not as obsorbant. Which makes drying the baby in a hurry harder.


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                              Washing
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                              All the washing labels on mine, say 40 degrees. But some of them say not to tumble dry. If you don't tumble dry them, they don't come out so soft, so you may want to use more fabric conditoner. But be warned, fabric conditoner, makes them less absorbant!


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                              Where can i buy them?
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                              You can buy them in mothercare, woolworths, adams, boots, wilkinsons and many more places. you can also buy them on ebay. But if you want specially designed or personalised ones, you may have to look on line.


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                              These can be quite expensive. Mothercare have them for £17.00 for 2. But you can find them cheaper in places like wilkinsons. Who do them for around £5.00.


                              Thank you for reading my review, i really appreciate it.


                              Hope it has been of some use to you all!


                              xxxx

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                                Best parenting magazine ive ever bought!

                                Practical Parenting is a magazine for parent's and parent's-to-be. It comes out monthly and will cost you £2.40 - £2.50 which is a good price to pay.


                                I have the june edition is the most up to date one out at the moment. The front cover has a picture of a mum holding a baby, and the cover stories that are including which are:-



                                - 10 steps to an easier labour

                                - Why your baby keeps waking

                                - Soothe Exema

                                - What to wear this summer

                                - Tried and tested - car seats, night lights, baby food & changing stations

                                - Dr Tanya Byron "my golden rules for tantrums"


                                As you can see the articles cover everything from babies to toddlers.


                                Most months they give away free gifts on the front of the magazine. Some of them have been a plastic cutlery set and a changing mat. When i subscribed i got a cuddle toy, a tompee tippe cup and a bath toy.


                                The magazine is set in to different sections to make it easier to read. The first part is You and your pregnancy, then it is you and your baby, then you and your family and then lots more which includes letters, news, subscribing to the magazine, freebies to win and what is coming up in next months edition of the magazine.


                                I find the Baby and Child section most useful at the moment as my daughter has jus turned 1 and the difficulties with feeding and tantrums have started already!


                                There are quite a few advertisements, but they are all related to babies and toddlers which is good.


                                I have been getting this magazine for 3 months now, and do find that you will find the same sort of things in each edition, like the week by week of pregnancy. Though I have to admit I love reading this part as it brings back all the memories of my pregnancy!


                                The magazine is all in colour with the front page being glossy. All the information and articles are really easy to understand, so parents-to-be will find it a good magazine to read. The magazine has 129 pages to browse through, and the articles are very interesting to read.


                                At the back there is a section called Classifieds, where you will find addresses and website addresses for everything realated to children and babies like nursery items, clothing, holidays and more. This is very useful as it gives you idea's as where to look for what you need.


                                Experts write in this magazine and these include Health Visitors, Family GP, Community Midwife, Psychologist and a few others as well. This makes all the information that you are reading reliable.


                                I have a subscription to this magazine which i got while at the baby show at the secc in glasgow. It only cost me £9.99 for a 6 month subscription! Which i have to say was a special offer at the baby show. A 6 month subscription normally will cost you £12.84 which gives you a saving of 20%. And most of the time they have special offers on with the subscription that you get a free gift when you subscribe. In this months magazine it is a box of lego duplo which is worth £14.99.


                                The main reason I decided to subscribe to this magazine was for the free gift with it! I am glad now that I did buy it as it has been a fountain of knowledge to me!


                                I highly recommend this magazine to parents-to-be and parents!!!


                                I hope this reveiw has helped you make a decision on buying this magazine.


                                Thanx for reading xxxx

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                                • Huggies Little Swimmers / Baby Care / 46 Readings / 44 Ratings
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                                  HUGGIES LITTLE SWIMMERS
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                                  I've been using Huggies Little Swimmers for almost a year now,just after my daughter (Aimee) had her first lot of injections and I think they are great, if you have never heard of Huggies little swimmers and would like to know what I think of them please carry on reading....


                                  DESCRIPTION
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                                  Huggies Little Swimmers are a disposable swim pant which comes in 10, 11 or 12 swimmers per package.
                                  The packaging is really small, small enough to fit into a swimming bag or a suitcase easily and the swimmers themself's are around the same size of a regular nappy and they are really light.



                                  COLOUR
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                                  Huggies Little Swimmers are unisex disposable swim pants,which I find quite useful, just incase the shop sells out of pink one's and my little girl has to go swimming in pink swimming pants.


                                  You can choose from a variety of designs and colours including blue, green,pink and purple.



                                  DESIGN
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                                  The design of Huggies little swimmers nappies really are cute,they are brightly coloured with a design of shovels, footprints, suns, buckets and stars, Aimee's Huggies swimmers at the moment have a Disney theme with The Little Mermaid and Flounder on them, the ones which she had before was Finding Nemo which where really cute.


                                  Huggies little swimmers look a lot like training pant or a pull up nappies and are around the same size but just a lot slimmer. They have stretchy sides,which I think is great because they are easily to pull up and down, the stretchy sides are even brightly coloured as well.



                                  THE MATERIAL
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                                  Huggies Little Swimmers Disposable Swim Pants are made with a strong outside covering material that will not tear, Aimee has tried to pull her swimmers apart but didn't work.


                                  They have a very stretchy waistband as well as very stretchy sides to ensure a comfortable fit. The waistband and sides are a soft material so they don't irritate the skin.
                                  The stretchy elastic around the leg openings( this is what they call the "Leak Guards") are really soft too, these are designed to keep the contents from leaking into the pool.


                                  The sides easily rip apart, I've never had a problem with tearing the sides before, they also make it easier to change Aimee, as it is not easy to pull a wet swim pant up and down over chunky legs.
                                  I just simply tear the side panels when he needs to be changed, the best way is to tear one side, slide it off the other leg, as long as they haven’t filled their nappy.



                                  These swimmers don't use the same absorbent gel material that regular disposable nappies do. This is what keeps them from swelling up in the water like regular disposable nappies.


                                  WRONG WAY ROUND
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                                  To help parents to know which is the front and which is the back of the swimmers, there is an orange little stamp that has the Huggies Little Swimmers logo and size on it.( this goe's on the BACK just incase you didn't know ).


                                  Aimee wears them under her swimming suit although I have seen other children wearing theirs as they are with no trunks on.


                                  SIZE DOES MATTER
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                                  Huggies Little Swimmers disposable swim-pants can be purchased in three different sizes:


                                  SMALL~These will fit toddlers from 16 to 26 pounds. There are 12 disposable swim pants each small pack.


                                  MEDIUM~ These will fit toddlers from 24 to 34 pounds.There are 11 disposable swim-pants found in each medium pack.


                                  LARGE ~ These will fit toddlers over 32 pounds. There are 10 disposable swim-pants found in each large package.


                                  Huggies little swimmers are swim-pants and they do not do the job of a regular nappy. They are not as absorbent as your regular disposable nappies,so if your planning on having your child in them for any length of time, be prepared to change them. The longest Aimee has had one is around about an hour.




                                  WHERE TO BUY & COST
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                                  I bought Huggies Little swimmers out of Boots for £3.99, but have bought them out of:

                                  Tesco's ~ £4.99. These where Nemo swimmers (Disney ones are more expensive).

                                  Asda ~ £4.97. These where Winnie the Pooh ones.



                                  WHAT DO WE THINK ABOUT THEM
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                                  I take Huggies Little Swimmers to use when taking Harrison swimming all the time, they are not expensive, they perform really well & they are really easy to put on and take off.
                                  I would recommend them to any parent.

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