This week I'm taking part in a cloth nappy challenge in partnership with Emma's Diary and Bambino Mio. Although we're no strangers to cloth in this house, we have become a bit more reliant on disposables for bedtime and naptime. So my challenge for the week is to keep Elle in cloth all of the time- and try to get my "cloth mojo" back. Because with two in diapers, I haven't been feeling quite as enthusiastic about cloth nappies. But Bambino Mio sent us 3 of their hot-off-the-presses new MioSolo nappy to try. I'll give a full-on review once we get through the week, but so far we're quite happy with them. You can see how much Elle enjoys her Mio Solo in Parma Violet!
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
This is why I so enthusiastically accepted an offer from Emma's Diary to review the Vicks CoolMist Humidifier. I had heard great things about it, and had seen it around the shops, but I had hemmed and hawed over whether or not to buy one. After trying it, I not only wish I had gotten my hands on one earlier, I'm actually considering buying one for each bedroom in the house.
When the CoolMist Humidifier arrived, we had actually just returned from a trip to the doctor's office (we should get some kind of frequent flier miles for the amount of time we spend there), and Iwan had just been diagnosed with a chest infection. So, pretty much perfect timing. Once we had followed the preparations directions provided, we set the humidifier up in Iwan's room. It actually looked quite smart and sleek, not at all obtrusive. Not that style really matters too much to the comfort of a sick child, but I definitely noticed and appreciated it.
The CoolMist Humidifier was simple to set up, and intuitive to operate. My husband was in charge of keeping the water tank topped up, and he definitely appreciated how easy this was to do without splashing or dripping water everywhere. The humidifier can be used with or without the Vicks VapoPads, which release the signature menthol scent to provide a comforting night's sleep. I'm certain this helped Iwan sleep more easily while he was getting over his illness, and so allowed us to sleep better as well.
Also, both of my children suffer from mild eczema, and I found that running the CoolMist Humidifier in their rooms at night really helped us to combat this problem. I'm sure it also helped a bit with my husband's snoring when we tried it in our room- so you can see our need to have one in every room of the house!
All in all, this is a great product. Initially, I thought the price tag was a little steep, but I've come to see that it's definitely worth it. We have been using ours every night for over a month now and have not encountered a single problem. Definitely a worthwhile investment for any family.
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The Vicks CoolMist Humidifier was provided to me free of charge. My opionion as expressed in this review is my own and based on my experiences using the humidifier with my family for several weeks.
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Elle's hair is suddenly much longer on the sides than on top. It makes her look a bit like Benjamin Franklin. It's hard to get a good pic that shows this, because her hair is so fine and light, but really, it's kind of uncanny. I'm super tempted to pose her with a pair of bifocals and a kite. Or maybe set up a printing press in her nursery. I ran this by her, and this was her reaction: