Saturday, 19 March 2011

Earth Friendly Baby Competition and TePe MiniT Review

Our bed time routine has been made a little more pleasant of recent weeks thanks to the arrival of some new bath time bubbles / hair and body wash from Earth Friendly Baby

We were sent the Earth Friendly Baby Organic Mandarin Shampoo and Body Wash. It smells gorgeous and I really liked it as it instantly lathered up when you put it on the girls hair, it also washed out easily and didn't irritate their eyes. Pop Princess has really long hair and it left her hair shining and in lovely condition. Rock Baby's is still growing but she smelt like a lovely mandarin after her bath!It promises to leave your baby smelling sweet and smiling and it certainly fulfilled these promises. The Shampoo / Body wash is priced at 3.99 for a 250ml bottle and is available at selected Waitrose Stores and good baby and health stores.

We were also lucky enough to be sent some new toothbrushes from TePe MiniT by Molar Ltd all of which are British Dental Health Foundation approved. Rock Baby has not long started having her teeth brushed and Pop Princess is pretty good at brushing her own, obviously supervised and with a little extra help scrubbing them from me!

We had a yellow and pink toothbrush, they have long handles a bit like weaning spoons, which I found brilliant as it is a lot easier to clean Rock Baby's teeth with them, the bristles are also soft and as a first toothbrush I think its probably one of the best I have tried. Pop Princess wanted the yellow one, which had a little teddy design on it, she has a tendency to chew on hers so its looking a little worst for wear now but she is 3 and so it probably isn't as suitable for her as it is Rock Baby. I would thoroughly recommend them as a first tooth brush though. They are good value to at only £1.99 and available from all leading pharmacies.

Competition Time!

If you would like to win some Earth Friendly Baby products, we have 3 chances to win the shampoo and Body Wash:

Go to the Earth Friendly Facebook Page and Like it
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Cut and Paste 'I want to win the Earth Friendly Goodies' in the comments box below

Competition to open to UK entrants Only
Winners will be drawn using random selector
Competition closes on 27th March

A Woofing Fantastic Time at DFS Crufts

Last Sunday I was invited to attend DFS Crufts as a VIP Mum along with my hubby, the girls and my dad and step mum.

We had a brilliant time, a big thank you to the lovely Maria and Holly who organised a stress free and very enjoyable family day out.

We arrived about 11am and had time to walk around the many different stalls, and various dog displays that were happening, Pop Princess had her face painted at the Samsung Stand, whilst Rock Baby was happy to take it all in from the comfort of the buggy! She was also thrilled when a very friendly golden retreiver came and said hello!

I was in my element looking at literally every breed of dog you could think of, many of which I had never heard of before. The breeders were very friendly and willing to answer any questions, we made a bee line for the Griffon Bruxellois Stand as 'Finnie', our 'other' baby is the same breed. It turns out the lady running the stand knew the breeder who we got Finnie from and was actually her mentor.

We knew it may happen and it did and we all fell in love with one little dog, the smooth red haired Griffon which was just like Finnie. She was amazing and she is going to have a litter this summer, so we took details and plan to stay in touch as we would love another addition to the family!

Just before lunch we headed over to the press room, where we met the other lovely bloggers and their families which included Roz from Kin Hodgkins, Fi from Childcare is Fun, Liz from Me and My Shadow and Maria from Mummy's Busy World.

It was so nice to meet some other bloggers in person as you tweet and email all the time and so its great to put a name to a face. We met Holly the head of marketing for The Kennel Club who was so lovely and then we were all taken for lunch which was scrummy and by the time that was finished it was starting to get a bit late.

The queue was already starting to grow for Best In Show and the girls were starting to get grouchy but we wanted to see the arena so we tried to entertain them whilst waiting (thank god for child friendly Apps on the iPhone!). When we got in we had brilliant seats and Pop Princess loved the agility show and the music she was so excited and even Rock Baby joined in for a bit of clapping!

by 6.30 we had to leave as it had been a long but brilliant day for them. DFS Crufts is a great show if you are dog mad like me, it does get very busy though and you need to keep eyes everywhere in case your toddler goes wandering, thankfully we had grandparents on hand to help us with the girls! It was a shame the main shows were in the evening so we couldn't stay so not really great timing for those with really young children like ours. It didn't matter though as we all had a really enjoyable day out and we would definitely go again.

We also recieved a free goody bag crammed with dog treats and toys which Finnie was very grateful for!, key rings, pens, books and leaflets. Thanks so much to The Kennel Club for inviting us!