Category: Reviews

Non-Medicated Teething Solutions

When your baby reaches the milestone of cutting their first tooth it’s certainly an exciting time. Although to get there you endure sleepless nights and some frantic ordeals trying to soothe your baby. Baby endures some awful, sometimes very painful, swollen and inflamed gums – not forgetting the barrels of drool they produce.  (more…)

MikaB Teething Jewellery Review

Mika B Teething Necklace

The Company
Mikab teething jewellery is a family business. Inspired by their own daughter Marlenka, Dominika and her husband Szymon set up their business. The jewellery was created ‘for mums with babies in mind’.

The Products
In vibrant colors you will find teething bangles suitable from birth at a very reasonable €9.50. Pendant necklaces costing €12.50 in various different shapes and sixteen beautiful ribboned necklaces, my personal favorite at €16.50 a piece.
Made of non-toxic, food grade silicone. It is the same kind of silicon you will find in baby soothers and baby bottle nipples. They come with a breakaway clasp for extra safety and comfort. Mikab teething jewellery complies with very rigorous EN71 toys safety standard. Dominika recommends you throw it away if you see any signs of damage or wear and tear. Also it’s recommended that MikaB teething pendants and necklaces are not toys so never leave them baby unattended with it. All teething jewellery can be washed with soap and warm water.

The Review
I received my modern and on trend purple ribboned necklace almost seven weeks ago now and as Frankie was so small, we have only been able to use it more recently. He just woke up one day and started chewing his little hands. Perfect timing to get my new purple teething charm to work.

At first I thought the big silicone beads were quiet large and he may struggle to munch and chew on them. I was proven wrong straight away, he was absolutely loving it. Pulling and tugging, chewing to his hearts content.
I will try anything to help Frankie get through his teething pains and prefer natural remedies unless absolutely necessary. He looks so violent when chewing on the necklace, almost abusing it, its so funny to watch. It’s also quick entertainment when out and about. It will entertain baby whilst out having a coffee with friends.

I’m now a huge fan of Mikab teething jewellery and recommend their jewellery to anyone with a little teething monster. For more information on these products visit www.mikabteethingjewellery.ie.

*This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. Opinions are my own.

UV-Buddy Bracelet Review

UV-Buddy.com

UV-Buddy.com is a small family run business based in the United Kingdom. Husband and wife James and Gemma decided to act on their concerns of prolonged exposure in the sun and the very harmful effects that ultraviolet light can have on your skin. They then decided to produce accessories that would help raise awareness and provide people with guidance to stay safe in the sun.

The Product
All of the products featured on UV-Buddy.com are state of the art color changing beads. Each of the beads have different pigments that change color and depending on the pigment added to each bead, colors will vary under UV light. Each bead works 50,000 times before the pigment is lost and will no longer respond to ultraviolet light.
UV-Buddy have a great range of products at very reasonable prices. School bag charms, phone accessories, bracelets, necklaces and more. There is something to suit everyone who would like to be aware of when to protect their skin.

What Are UV Rays?
UVA rays can cause premature aging and wrinkling of your skin. UVA rays can contribute to more serious skin conditions and skin cancer, such as melanoma. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer and  is believed to be also associated with severe UVB sunburns.  And finally UVC rays are the most dangerous, but luckily these rays are blocked by the ozone layer and as very rarely reach the earth.

The Review
I received two colorful UV-Buddy bracelets over a month ago, one for myself and one Kayla. Kayla’s has a very cute teddy bear on hers and both had a UV-Buddy charm.

We popped our bracelets on and excitingly headed for the back garden when suddenly our bracelets started to glow. Confused as it was a very cloudy day, I though maybe there not working properly. I then read the information leaflet that came along with the bracelet and I was astonished to find out ultraviolet light can still shine through the clouds.

Previous to receiving our bracelets, only if it had been sunny or there has been a good weather prediction, I would lather Kayla up in factor 50 before getting dressed. Like some mammies, if it’s raining, cloudy or windy you wouldn’t expect the UV rays to be strong so I wouldn’t bother.
So then I decided to leave my bracelet on the window ledge at night and as crazy as it sounds some days it glowed and others a little dimmer of light shined from it, proving the ultraviolet light could damage her skin if I didn’t protect it.

We now have a routine before breakfast to check our bracelets before getting dressed so we can decide how we will protect our skin from the harmful UV rays that day. These bracelets should be in every school, creche and home. It’s so important that we teach our children to protect their skin at a very vulnerable age. I would recommend UV-Buddy to EVERYONE!

I received two uv-buddies for reviewing purposes, all opinions as always are my own!

Artist Carla Daly illustration review

I love this beautiful ‘Irish Jig Gig’ family illustration by Irish artist Carla Daly that we received for Frankie’s room.

Personalized with Frankie’s birth date, time, weight, hospital and family names. The photo really doesn’t do it justice, the colours are so bright and fun. The illustration measures 30 x 40 cm, it’s perfect for framing.

Carla’s really colourful illustrations are unique and perfect for a birth keepsake or Christening gift.  All illustrations and gifts are very reasonably priced and are available in loads of different themes with free post and packaging.

Check out www.gifts4baby.ie for more info.

**Disclaimer: I was giving this product for reviewing purposes only. This does not affect my honest opinion.