Win Tickets to the Pregnancy and Baby Fair

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The Pregnancy and Baby Fair is the largest consumer exhibition for the nursery and baby market in Ireland and they will be at RDS Simmonscourt this Saturday & Sunday from 10-6.

The Early Learning Centre will have their very own playzone. Really Grand Events will be entertaining babies, wobblers and toddlers. There will be expert advice from Ireland’s leading professionals in midwifery and parenting and lots of bargains and some freebies along the way too.

Some of the exhibitors include Nessa Robinson Photography, Mummycooks.ie, Mothercare, Turtle Tots, SuperValu, Adams Cloud, Clevamama and Baby Elegance.

I have two pairs of tickets to GIVEAWAY to My Little Babog readers. For your chance to win a pair of tickets comment below or like and comment on the giveaway post on Facebook.

Competition closes tomorrow evening. Both winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter at 9pm. Tickets can be collected from the box office at the fair.

Claudi & Fin Review

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Claudi & Fin lollies were developed by two mumpreneurs, Lucy Woodhouse and Meriel Kehoe. They both shared a love for healthy food but struggled to find a natural ice lolly with wholesome ingredients, so they set about making their own at their kitchen table. After months of taste testing they perfected the recipe for their first product – a naturally delicious frozen lolly made with Greek style yoghurt, real fruit and vitamins, sweetly naming it after their children, Claudia and Fin.

aboutus_imageWe recently received some yummy Claudi & Fin lollies to review and we tucked in straight away. I LOVED the creamy texture, a refreshing change and a healthier alternative especially now during our mini heatwave and the fact I’m currently pregnant and the heartburn is atrocious. Kayla loved the strawberry flavoured lolly (yah more mango for me), she also made me giggle when she said they tasted just like frozen yogurts.

IMG_20150408_123307 (2)Claudi & Fin lollies come in two delicious flavours – Mango and Strawberry with real fruit puree, whole milk, Greek style yogurt containing calcium, potassium and zinc and 30% of your child’s recommended daily intake of Vitamin D.

If you’re looking to put a healthier spin on snack time this summer Claudi & Fin ice-lollies can be found in your local Super Valu and Centra stores in a pack of 4 for €3.50.

I received a generous amount of Claudi & Fin lollies for reviewing purposes. I basically emptied my freezer to make room after the first taste test because I did not want to share them with friends and family. All opinion as always are my own and Kayla’s of course.

Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew Review

We recently received a twinkle twinkle Neckerchew to review from Cheeky Chompers, a colourful reversible bib with a textured silicon integrated teether. Basically it’s a super-safe to chew, cleverly designed dribble bib with an effective attached teething triangle that’s free from phthalates and BPA. The teething bibs also come in colourful attractive reversible designs in a variety of colours. (more…)

Wholefoods Ireland Mum & Baby Hamper Winner

I recently hosted a fantastic giveaway to win a mum and baby hamper valued at €130 full of natural products including some of my favourites like Sootha, Teetha and Child’s Farm from Wholefoods Ireland.

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The giveaway is now closed and the lucky winner is Julie McDonnell. Congratulations! Please email mylittlebabog@gmail.com with your contact details!!

Thank you to each and everyone of you who entered. I have another giveaway running to win a three month supply of WaterWipes and will have lots more in the coming weeks.

Win a 3 Months Supply of WaterWipes

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Nothing in the world is as delicate or as precious as your baby’s skin, right? That’s why when Frankie was born I chose WaterWipes. As kind as cotton wool and water they are much more convenient especially for mums on the go.

Frankie has never had a nappy rash and I believe this is because I have never exposed his bum to chemicals found in most high street wipes that can leave bums sore and irritated especially during the dreading teething months.

WaterWipes are the ONLY wipes in the world that are as gentle on your baby’s skin as pure water.  The only ingredients used are 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract… and that’s it.

I have a three months supply of WaterWipes to giveaway to one of my lucky readers.

To Enter:

LIKE My Little Babog on Facebook

LIKE WaterWipes on Facebook

and finally COMMENT below

Goodluck!

Competition closes Sunday 5th of April and is only open to residents in Ireland. Part of this competition is hosted on Facebook but is not endorsed by Facebook. All opinions are my own.

He’ll Never Be a SAHD

So the other half is home for the next week, he is resting, having had successful knee surgery last week.  He normally works Monday to Saturday and arrives home shortly before bedtime. Most days he appears home while I’m stressing over dinner, dirty floors, tantrums, teething and/or piles of laundry. Huffing and puffing about the hoover being out four times or trying to explain why Frankie had food in his hair AGAIN.

This week I discovered he will never be a stay at home dad, ever and appreciates everything I actually do. While laid on the sofa resting he got to observe my daily routine while trying to run a business at the same time. And guess what he thinks I’m superwoman!!

Here is how he (I mean we) got on…

‘But you’ve just fed him.’

‘Is he serious? You’ve just hoovered’

‘You can never have clean clothes with kids, can ya?’

‘Where’s them magic crystal sachets

‘At what age do they sit there and watch a movie?’

‘He’s taking the piss outta me, I’ve just changed his nappy.’

‘I’m going back to work!’

‘You’re taking him with you, aren’t ya’

‘Can we make some sort of beer helmet kinda thing? Yea no one where he can be connected to his bottle at all times’

‘Can you not just put your food in your mouth and leave it there? Look at this mess!’

‘Third time these floors have been cleaned, this is ridiculous.’

‘Leave Tinkerbell (our dog) alone, she’s cleaning the floor!’

‘There are crumbs in his hair!’

‘Is it bedtime yet?’

‘Kayla I’ll give you a fiver if you clean that mess (Kayla was on the ball and asked for the fiver up front).’

‘Frankie ah-ah… I said noooh… awh he never listens to me’

‘He’s not having broccoli. No way! The hoover will be out for the fourth time, not a hope!’

‘Your mother spent ages cooking that, so you will eat it!’

‘I’m definitely going back to work tomorrow.’

‘Hoover, food, hoover, food, wreck the house, change clothes, hoover, food and do it all again tomorrow.’

and finally…

‘Oh NO! This time next year there’s going to be three of them, we’re f**ked!’

He won’t be so quick to question why he’s getting a hambo for his dinner next time!

Mum & Baby Hamper Giveaway

I have a fantastic mum and baby hamper worth €130 to giveaway from Wholefoods Ireland, the largest and longest supplier of natural products and healthcare to health stores and pharmacies nationwide!

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Inside the hamper you will find some of my favourite natural products including Teetha, Sootha, Humphrey’s Corner Bubble Bath, Child’s Farm Hair and Body Wash, Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Soap & Body Balm, Dr. Bronners All in One Peppermint Soap and All in One Orange Soap, B.O.N Oil, Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune Defence, Faith in Nature Body Lotion & Face & Body Exfoliator, Aphrodite Natural Soap Bars and last but not least TerraNova’s new range of Super Shakes – Intense Greens!

To enter this fabulous giveaway

LIKE My Little Babog on Facebook

LIKE Wholefoods Wholesale on Facebook

and finally COMMENT below.

Goodluck!

Competition closes Tuesday 31st and is only open to residents in Ireland. Part of this competition is hosted on Facebook but is not endorsed by Facebook. All opinions are my own.

Anatomy Scan and Gender Reveal

Today we had our early anatomy scan, the ‘big’ scan most pregnant women have at 20-21 weeks because our sonographer found increased nuchal translucency at our ten week scan. While we accepted our babies increased risk of Down Syndrome, it was still a long stressful seven weeks waiting to find out our babies faith.

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Today we got fantastic news. Our early anatomy today was very reassuring, with no structural abnormalities and all fetal anatomy was visual and appeared normal. We even got to see our little baby in 4d. One of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen.

We were also very naughty at our scan today, we couldn’t resist temptation and we found out the sex of our baby. Kayla has wanted a little sister forever. Looks like she won’t have to wait long either…

Teetha Teething Granules Review

Frankie has all the symptoms, the barrels of drool, sensitive and swollen gums and he is very irritable. His little cheeks are all flushed and bright red. He refuses food, bites, and chews everyone and anything. So a new tooth is no longer a milestone to celebrate. My poor little dude is currently cutting his seventh tooth. (more…)