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New review arriving next month!!

Hi everyone, sorry it’s been pretty quiet, having recently been diagnosed with Elhers Danlos Syndrome and having 2 knee operations and a shoulder dislocation have kept me from doing any reviews. For anyone who doesn’t know Elhers Danlos Syndrome is a multi systemic, degenerative connective tissue disorder, I won’t go into much detail here, but if your interested to know more, have a research or just drop me a comment and I’ll message you back 🙂
Dannii

A Mummy’s Honest Review Founder

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Lunette Menstrual Cup

So my review today is of the Lunette Menstrual Cup. These were first around in 1930, but recently they’ve made a comeback! Now for me these are amazing! I love my menstrual cup! It’s been a couple of months since I’ve received mine, and I’ve had 2 periods so it’s had a good test of how well it works 🙂

Month One! (February 2017)

So I got the tell tale signs I was about to start my period, so followed the instructions of how to sterilise it for the first time (it says to boil it for 20 minutes) so off I go downstairs to boil my cup. Once it’s been boiled I leave it to cool which doesn’t take too long and then pop upstairs to the bathroom, fold it in half and pop it in. 

Now I have to admit, I’m a pad girl, only recently did I start using tampons because I’ve never found tampons comfortable, so inserting the Lunette Cup felt weird to say the least, but once it was in and had been in for a couple of hours, I didn’t even notice it! I go about my daily routine with no issues, now usually with my period I’m light for the first couple of days and then have a couple of heavy days, now this is where I could have done with the larger cup (I will definitely be investing in the larger one) as I did leak, although not a lot, I hadn’t quite got the timing of emptying it before it got too full. But apart from the one leak incident, my period was much more comfortable and less of a faff.

Month Two! (March 2017)

Now month two was an interesting time to have a period, as I had just had a mpfl (medial patellofemoral ligament) reconstruction on my right knee. So just getting around was a challenge in itself, trying to insert when you can’t really bend your leg very well…. well here’s where I’m glad I’m extra flexible! For the first 2 days I didn’t dare try and insert incase I twisted my knee the wrong way, so I stuck with my reusable pads, but because I couldn’t get round easily, I spent those two days mostly sat with my leg up…. causing much frustration and discomfort…. so with a dose of painkillers and relaxing as best I could, I inserted the cup and instantly felt sweet relief from the pads. The rest of my period was spent just sitting around while resting my leg. 

Sterilising the cup is super easy, I use a tiny bit of bleach diluted with lots of hot water, leave till the waters cooled and then let it air dry and pop it back in it’s gorgeous little storage bag 🙂

So I give the Lunette menstrual cup 10/10 because I do really love my cup, I’m just gutted I didn’t discover them sooner! 
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A mummy’s honest review founder

Dannii xx

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New reviews coming soon!

So I have some new reviews coming soon, the next one is going to be another interesting review as it’s a review of the Lunette Menstrual Cup 
See you in the next one!

A Mummy’s Honest Review Founder 

Dannii 🙂

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Slumbersac’s Sleeping Bag with feet! 

So recently I’ve been trying to get Elena to sleep in her own bed with her being almost 4…. we only had one problem….. she would kick the covers off in the middle of the night and get cold, ultimately ending up back in with me….. its like sleeping with an octopus….. she wriggles and moves around all night *rolls eyes* so we first tried a grobag, but she would wake up having gotten tangled in it and I’d end up taking it off in the middle of the night and she’d end up in with me again.

I then started researching how to keep her warm in the middle of the night when she would kick the covers off. This is when I came across the company slumbersac…. now they do sleeping bags like the grobags but they also do a sleeping bag with feet. Aha I thought…. we might be onto something here…. so I ordered one just to try.

First I ordered a sleeveless one in 12-18 months old because of Elena being small it fit her perfectly. So night one we tried it and it worked beautifully until 4am when her arms got cold and she ended up in with me, albeit in her sleeping bag. So a couple of days later I ordered a second one with sleeve’s in what they call their winter weight which is around 3.5 tog, the original one I bought was just the standard tog of 2-2.5 tog. So night 3…. new sleeping bag, slightly bigger size of 18-24 months a pair of socks and off to bed we went…. well for the first time in a long time, she slept peacefully in her own bed till 6am! She was toasty warm when I took her out for bath time (she insisted on keeping it on for breakfast…. can’t complain) unfortunately after a couple of washes the zip gave out, some of the teeth had come off the bottom of the zip resulting in the zip splitting. Thankfully for that night, magic grandad managed to get the zip back together till the morning, when I emailed slumbersac’s customer services’ who were absolutly fabulous and immediately sent out a replacement which arrived the next day.

Elena is rather attached to her new sleeping bag’s and want’s to be in them as much as possible, she’s just so cuddly first thing on a morning 🙂

So I’m giving the slumberac’s sleeping bag with feet 9.5/10 losing half a point for the zip breaking

Here’s Elena’s personalised sleeping bags and a a photo of her in her sleeveless one 🙂

Thanks for reading

A Mummy’s Honest Review Founder

Dannii 🙂

 

 

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*Warning for those who are squeamish* Cloth Sanitary Pad’s from TCS-ECO

Hey Everyone!

Sorry we’ve been quiet, we’ve been really busy recently and I’ve been so rubbish keeping on top of the blog!

So CSP or Mummy Fluff are fab! I personally love them, they’re easy to look after, super comfortable and a lot nicer than the disposable version!

Now CSP is definitely not for you if your squeamish/grossed out easily because you do need to wash them, it is sooo easy to do though. They look identical to disposable pads and come in all shapes and sizes. You can get liners to heavy absorbency in a range of colours. I bought some from the lovely Kerry-Anne at TCS-ECO, her pads are so well made and have lovely stitching on them so you can easily identify the absorbency on them. You use them exactly how you would disposables (I would recommend using tight knickers so they don’t move around)

Washing your CSP…. washing them is soo easy, you soak them in cold water, rinse them out till the water runs clear and then pop them in the wash with your normal wash! easy as that 🙂

Comfort wise, they are much more comfortable than their disposable counterparts! because they’re made from cloth, they’re like sitting on a cloud, rather than sitting on uncomfortable plastic.

I’m giving these 10/10 as I think they’re fab!

A Mummy’s Honest Review Founder

Dannii 🙂

 

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Lenovo Tab 2 A7 8GB Wifi-tablet Purple

The latest thing I’ve just bought for the lovely, funny, bossy little munchkin is a lenovo tablet, this is to hopefully stop her from stealing the ipads and phones from me and the grandparents and aunty Sophie… we’ve had it for around 3 weeks now and she still steals the ipads and phones but not as often as she used to, I loaded it with toddler friendly games and popped a memory card in it so if needs be we can add even more games when she gets older.

This little tablet isn’t the best spec but it’s perfect for a toddler 🙂 she loves it and has her favourite apps in the hotbar… YouTube kids and Netflix 🙈🙈🙈 but it allows me to get on with things around the house while she is entertained 🙂 I can set timers so she’s not on for too long.

It’s very robust, being only 3 Elena has dropped the tablet quite a few times, flung it in a paddy (which thankfully are very rare) and it’s not got a scratch or dent on it 🙂

I give the Lenovo Tab 2 A7 8GB Wifi-tablet in purple 10/10 as it’s been brilliant for her, so simple to use and she can navigate round it a breeze

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This is little madam currently in the kitchen with snacks watching YouTube kids 🙂

Come back again soon for some more reviews 🙂

A Mummy’s Honest Review Founder

Dannii xx