Dettol Baby Blanket Donation

Rachel Stevens has recently become the new ambassador for the new Dettol Baby Blanket Donation 2014 a campaign which aims to improve baby and children's heath. A campaign which is encouraging parents to "keep memories not the bacteria" Thomas has a couple of baby blankets that I could just never get rid of because they hold such wonderful memories for me like a fleecy cream one with a little deer on that I got from Turkey just after I found out I was suffering with morning sickness it was one of the very first things I bought for Thomas and so I could never part with it and it is safely packed away in his baby memories box to be kept safe. There is also a little blanket my nan knit for him again something so special I couldn't part with and will keep it even when Thomas is much older.

Of course Thomas has lots of baby blankets that just don't hold sentimental value that are just sitting in a cupboard untouched. I'm sure lots of parents are the same, you get bought so many blankets when you have a baby and you never know what to do with them all! Dettol are asking for parents to donate baby blankets which will be washed with Dettol Anti Bacterial Laundry Cleanser before being re-distributed to families in need. Dettol have also pledged to donate £1 for every single blanket that is donated. 

Blankets will be collected until the end of December.  Dettol are also asking for memories of your baby blankets to be shared with @DettolBlanket #sharethememories or on Dettol’s Mission for Health Facebook page. For full details on how to get involved and donate please visit www.dettol.co.uk/donate  for the postal address for the blankets.


The Lego Movie*

Thomas is getting to the age now where he will sit still and concentrate for nearly a whole film so it is always nice to be able to snuggle up and put on a DVD together and watch it. We recently received The Lego Movie from www.suppose.com for us to watch together and have a little family movie night. So Thomas, James and I snuggled up on the settee and watched The Lego Movie, James had been wanting to watch this film too so he was also glad of the chance to watch it and use Thomas as an excuse.

I will be honest I had heard mixed reviews of this film so I didn't really know what to expect but I knew that it was a film for all ages so I was hoping it was something that James and I would like to watch just in case Thomas decided he wanted to watch it all the time.

The main character of the movie is Emmet a little Lego character who is a very ordinary little chap leading quite a boring life until he is mistaken for an extraordinary person who knows exactly how to save the world. The film follows him as he kinda blags his way through. I won't spoil the whole story though.

I actually quite enjoyed the film of course they were some quite cheesy parts like the part with that song you know the one I mean "Everything is awesome" There were some jokes that James and I had a little chuckle to so it made the film watchable to adults too. I think Thomas quite enjoyed it too as he sat and watch very quietly occasionally pointing things out to us even though he probably didn't have a clue what was going on in the film. It was still nice to watch a film together and I guess we will watch it a lot more times in the future.


Oilatum Daily Junior Lotion*

I have noticed lately Thomas's skin has started to get a lot dryer as the weather begins to change and get colder for Autum/ Winter. I always thought that eczema flared up in the warmer months when the skin sweats more but it seems for Thomas the cold weather makes his flare up I guess its the cold weather mixed with the fact we have the central heating on as that is well known for drying skin out. Last year Thomas's eczema got really bad he developed circle patches on his back, arms and even on the sides of his face and it seemed like nothing really helped. I even tried looking at his diet and cutting out foods which were known to make eczema flare up.

As the weather warmed up earlier this year his eczema calmed down and pretty much disappeared except for a some stubborn patches on his scalp but even that wasn't as bad as it was the end of the year before.

I have used quite a few Oilatum products in the past as our doctor recommend I try them on Thomas's skin as they are kind to childrens skin.I have been testing this lotion out on Thomas's skin for quite a while now as I wanted to give it a good trial before I wrote about it.

As I mentioned they are kind and gentle on babies and toddlers skin as the lotion doesn't contain any nasties. This lotion really does leave Thomas's skin feeling a lot more moisturised and hydrated and I think it is also the reason that Thomas's skin is much better than it was.  I really hope that it helps to keep to eczema at bay or at least stops it from getting as bad as it did last year. It is doing a good job so far I just hope it continues as the weather gets colder.

I would and do recommend Oilatum products to other mums who are on the look out for products for their child's dry skin and they are really affordable too because I know sometimes finding products that actually work on dry skin/ eczema can get a little expensive.


Robo Fish Review*

Robo Fish became the fastest selling toy of 2013 and won lots of awards including the coveted Dream Toy award which you hear a lot about near Christmas and as we enter the Autumn/ Winter season parents thoughts turn towards Christmas and what toys will be popular this year to treat our children to.

Thomas loves to watch fishes swimming around and he gets ever so excited, we did have a couple of fish at one point it wasn't long after we moved in to our current house but unfortunately they didn't last very long. I don't know what I do to them I just can't keep them alive!

So when Thomas was offered the chance to review a Robo fish I knew he would love it. This is my kind of pet, fun to look at fun to play with but when your child gets bored of it you can simply dry it off and put it away again. Easy peasy

We have played with Robo Fish in the bath too but Thomas wasn't too keen on that for some reason. Even though he would play with the fish and pick him up out of the bath he was a little unsure when the fish started to "swim" towards him. So for the minute we will stick to playing with the fish in a small bowl of water which Thomas enjoys.

If your child is pestering you for a pet why not try and talk them in to a Robo Fish instead for a completely hassle free pet and for under £10 each they would make a great little stocking filler because we all know that Christmas is just around the corner.
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