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Yummy Mummy Christmas Giveaway

Yummy Mummy Christmas Giveaway

If you are a general manager of chaos, the CEO of your family enterprise, a chauffeur, facilities manager, a mediator, psychologist, master chef, events manager, nurse and a marketing director, then this is the giveaway for you.

I have a hamper worth €300 to giveaway to one lucky mum as a reward to say THANK YOU for all the hours you work each day that sometimes may make you feel unpaid, unnoticed and unappreciated.

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The hamper includes the following…

Cocoa Brown gift set

2 x Dream Dots

€25 Totes Amaz Bags voucher

A Present For My mum book

€25 Love 2 Shop voucher

John Frieda Luxurious Volume complete hair regime

2 x WaterWipes sensitive make-up removal

Real Techniques your eyes/enhanced starter set

Impress press-on manicure nails

Kiss Gel Fantasy nails

Nuxe face and eye hydrating mask

Beverly Hills Formula perfect white toothpaste

Burt’s Bee lip shine

Wet n Wild bronzer

P20 Sun Protection

Seba Med Liquid face & body wash

Mavala nail treatments

BarryM lip gloss

Eylure brow stencils

To top off all of these amazing treats the lucky winner will also receive this beautiful large winter bouquet worth €54 delivered direct from FlowerStore.ie (delivery within Ireland only).

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I would love to be able to give one of these hampers to each and every one of you because lets face it WE ALL DESERVE IT!!

You can enter the #yummymummygiveaway by following this link: a Rafflecopter giveaway

GOODLUCK!!!


T&C’s

The giveaway is open to Ireland and UK residents only.
Competition closes 18th of December at 6pm.
Winner will be announced on 18th of December at 9pm.
Winner must claim within 24hr or an alternative will be chosen.
The flower bouquet will be dispatched separately and can only be delivered within Ireland.

Lush FUN Blue Bedtime Bath bar – Review

During a recent visit to Lush Henry Street, I came across a fantastic multi-purpose soft bath product for children and adults. The Lush Fun range is a bubble bar, body wash, solid shampoo and even for play. My four-year old hates getting her hair washed, it can be somewhat of an exaggerated and traumatic ordeal, now with this Play-Doh like substance bath-time has changed forever. (more…)

Mum and Baby Yoga – Babatots Review

What is Yoga

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Yoga is a technique of exercising your mind and body through relaxation, mediation, controlled breathing methods and stretching.

What is Babatots?

Babatots is a service providing courses in mum and baby yoga, pregnancy yoga, baby massage, antenatal breast feeding classes, antenatal positive birth classes and is also a lactation/breastfeeding consultancy.

Helena Brady the founder of Babatots has a passion for helping mums achieve the best experience in pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting. With this Helena decided to provide a professional and experienced service to families with a list of qualifications including a degree in Nursing, including a postgraduate diploma in Public Health Nursing and in Mental Health.

Benefits of Yoga for Mum

Practicing yoga can help you recover and restore your body after child birth. It is the ideal postpartum exercise to get back in shape physically, strengthening pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.

Yoga teaches self-discipline, physically, mentally and spiritually.

It is great way to meeting new friends and mums alike.

You get to spend precious one-on-one time with your baby.

Benefits of Yoga for Baby

Yoga aids bonding and social interaction.

It can help to soothes baby, it can promote better and deeper sleep.

It can help alleviate wind, colic and constipation.

Babies bodily systems are stimulated, including the digestive and nervous systems.

Review

When Helena from Babatots invited me along, although very interested I could only picture myself twisting Frankie into funny positions, breathless and attempting impossible poses.

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Helena took a very relaxed approach, with calming and soothing music. Each hour long class commenced with some simple breathing exercises. We would unwinding in meditation learning how to control our breathing.

Class followed with some simple stretches bending babies’ knee into their chest, crossing their arms over, stretching, stimulating and helping to improving their muscle development. We played, we sang and we had special one-on-one bonding time with baby. My yogi-bear loved the stretches, he still does, he chuckles every time.

Then we moved onto some of the funny positions I mentioned earlier. I did feel a little silly when we started the poses at my first class. One of the women on my course clearly did gymnastics, she twisted and posed to perfection. I was a breathless octopus (hands and legs everywhere) struggling to keep my posture and hold me ten-tonne baby correctly. Helena was brilliant at direction. She wanted us to feel comfortable and she helped anyone struggling with a pose.

There’s no alphabet to yoga but by class three if there was, I would have been able to spell yoga with my poses. I had great confidence once I became comfortable with holding my koala bear all thanks to Helena.

Each class ended with a relaxation exercise. Helena would have us falling asleep at her feet, unwinding in a trance. After each class Frankie would have a peaceful deep sleep and he would always be in fantastic humour upon wakening.

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I’ve now been practicing yoga three months effectively and I feel great. My bodily posture has improved immensely. When we are having a bad day or if I get anxious I practice my breathing exercises and it really helps me regain control. I loved playing and having that special one-on-one bonding time with Frankie, all while exercising.

I really enjoyed the course of mum and baby yoga with Babatots and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to shift some pregnancy weight, meet some new friends or anyone looking for some precious and productive one-on-one time with baby.

Babatots have a host of classes around Dublin in everything from bump to baby at various times, you can check them out HERE. They also have a regularly updated Facebook page with informative shared content that you can also check that out HERE.

**Disclaimer: I received a free course of mum and baby yoga for reviewing purposes only. This does not affect my honest opinion.

Organix Goodies Selection Box – Giveaway

Competition now closed!

Are you looking for a healthy alternative for the little babógs this Christmas? Your toddler will love the Organix Goodies selection box full of tasty and organic snacks. Thanks to their No Junk Promise you can rest assured they contain no unnecessary artificial ingredients.

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The selection box is suitable for children over the age of 12 months and inside your little ones can create their own pop up winter farm scene. The Organix Goodies Selection Box is available for a limited time only this Christmas and includes five yummy and delicious treats.

Contents

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1 x Blackcurrant & Apple Fruit Stars

1 x Raspberry & Apple Fruit Moos

1 x Raspberry & Apple Soft Oaty Bar

1 x Mini Gingerbread Men

1 x Alphabet Biscuits

The Organix Goodies Christmas selection box is €3.76 and available from Organix, Boot UK and Asda.


I have THREE Organix Goodies selections boxes to GIVEAWAY!!

organix goodies

To enter COMMENT below and tell me what your toddler or child’s favourite snack is.

Giveaway closes the 5th of December at 6pm. Winner will be contacted directly and announced on the My Little Babog Facebook page.

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

Looking to get in touch? Email me at mylittlebabog@gmail.com or find me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

I’m happy to work with you on sponsored posts and collaborations but it must be a 100% fit with my blog. I will not work with any formula companies or promote baby products that contain nasties. I am happy to review related products and host regular competitions but I cannot guarantee they will be shared on my social media channels. Also, I do not publish sponsored follow links or allow guest content and please please please do not ask me not to declare a sponsored post, that’s shady and will be completely ignored.

To request my media kit, a review, enquire about a giveaway or just to have a chat don’t hesitate in popping me an email. I promise I won’t bite. One of my kids might, though…

And please remember I have four small kiddies that will always come first so please be patient I will get back to you!

My Left Foot

So I have pretty much had the worst luck ever, which is strange considering everyone around me says I’m the luckiest person they know. I’m the one who wins every raffle I enter and the Bingo jackpots, although I’ve yet to win the Lotto. I went and broke my foot four weeks after giving birth to my baby boy, Frankie. So now I have a seven-week-old baby boy, a demanding four-year-old daughter Kayla, and NO LEFT FOOT! And no, it didn’t happen on my first night out since having Frankie (it’s going be almost 12 months before I can wear six-inch heels and hit the pub again since becoming pregnant). In actual fact, I was having a water fight. A mother of two can still have fun!

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About

My Little Babog is a multi-award winning Irish parenting and family travel blog. I’m Kellie, a serial coffee drinker, a professional cake eater, a cloth nappy enthusiast and mammy to Kayla, Frankie, Kadie, and Kenzie. I’m on an amazing journey, winging it all the way. Here you will find my parenting fails and honest tales.

My eldest is Kayla. She can be found making YouTube tutorials on my phone with her Lottie Dolls or searching for fairies in the garden. She likes climbing tree’s, unicorns, snails, my makeup and love to read. I spend my day’s bargaining, bribing and counting to three with this one. Kayla’s daddy and I are separated and we both co-parent.

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Frankie is my koala bear, I cannot piss in peace with this one. We don’t practice attachment parenting but he can be mostly found on my back, hip or leg. He likes anything to do with Dinosaurs, the great outdoors and custard creams. I’ve recently just shipped him off to preschool and it’s bleeding deadly!

And Kadie, she made a dramatic entrance into this crazy world in August 2015 with an unexpected home birth. She potty trained at twenty months old, she eats like a horse and loves terrorizing her big brother and her Care Bear. She’s the feisty one, she’s hypermobile, looks almost two years older than she should and drives me to the brink of insanity on a daily basis.

And finally Kenzie, the latest addition, born July ’16. She’s a cloth nappy wearer, I’m STILL breastfeeding her and she’s never slept a night in a cot. There are only ten months between Kadie and Kenzie, Irish twins. I must be mad. I am mad.

And then there’s Joe, my partner. He’s a plasterer and his favourite days of the week are Monday to Saturday when he’s at work. He also loves when the kids asleep in their own beds.

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