Friday, 26 April 2013

Modern Mummy Loves....

This week I have been:

Saying hello to Evie Pie's first two teeth! Experimenting with green juice ice lollies {recipes coming soon!} Playing with the girls in the garden and enjoying the sunshine Having lots of picnics for dinner ♥ Exploring Haslemere on our Micro Scooters ♥ Rearranging Daisy's room to make space for some new toys ♥ Selling the girls' old baby clothes & toys at a Nearly New SaleDaydreaming about redecorating our bathroom ♥ Pinning frantically on my Wedding Board as the big day gets closer!  

Of course I've also been constantly on the look out for hot new products too ~ and here are my finds of the week:

liltube



This is the best iPhone app I've come across in a long time. Daisy is forever watching videos on YouTube on my phone and we've had a couple of instances where she's started off watching an episode of Ben & Holly and ended up watching some new music video that I'd rather she didn't, thanks to the YouTube recommendation engine. 

This app is tailored to play only the videos that us parents find suitable for our sproglets. By signing in to your regular YouTube account you can create a special playlist of videos you are happy for them to watch and then leave them to it, safe in the knowledge they won't be able to see anything you haven't pre-approved.

The app is super easy to navigate around and a password is required in order to change any settings so you really are in charge.

The app is available from the iTunes store (here) for just £1.49.
Check out the LilTube website here for more information, and find them on Twitter here too.

This app works with iPhones and iPod touches running on iOS5+.


OXO Tots



The lovely people at OXO Tots sent us some products from their baby & toddler range this week which was perfect timing as we've just started weaning Evie. We have already amassed quite a collection of OXO products as we also used them when weaning Daisy and over the past couple of years they have proved to be really hard wearing as we are still using them now! The thing I love most about OXO is that their products are really attractive - they are all a super modern design and are made using bright and bold colours.

We were sent the OXO Tot Sippy Cup Set, a Flippy Snack Cup and a set of bowls, all in raspberry, which was an instant hit with Daisy. My favourite of the three items has to be the cup - which grows with your child and is suitable from 6 months plus.

The 200ml sippy cup is a perfect first cup for babies transitioning from bottles - and beyond. Its soft, non-slip handles are removeable for when baby's grasp develops and, when the time is right, the sippy cup lid can be replaced with the training cup lid, which has an insert with perforations around the perimeter to control the flow of liquid when it is tilted and minimises spillages. Last but by no means least the training cup converts into a regular cup!

The snack cup is a genius idea. It is so handy for snacking on the go as the flaps stop your nibbles from falling out if the cup is dropped (or thrown!). It also has a handle which makes it easy for littlies to hold. We are already fans of the OXO bowl set as we have them in green and orange! The smaller size is ideal for taking out and about with you and the larger we use for storing leftovers in the fridge at home.

All three get a big thumbs up from us.


Birchbox



This is my Mama find of the week and I am GOBSMACKED that I've not heard of it until now. If you are a beauty junkie like me and just LOVE treating yourself and trying new products then this is most definitely for you.

Birchbox is a luxury monthly subscription service which is perfect for the time strapped Modern Mummy. At just £10.00 plus P&P per month, it allows you to discover new brands and beauty products by delivering a beautifully wrapped and presented giftbox to your door.

Birchbox already has a dedicated following in the U.S. and with a curated selection of beauty and lifestyle treats, including makeup, skincare, haircare and lifestyle extras from brands such as Fresh, KMS, Tea Pigs, Laura Mercier, Kiehl's, Benefit, Stila and Yves Saint Laurent, it's easy to see why! 


I hope you enjoyed reading about my finds of the week! What products have you discovered or reviewed recently? Why not link up below so that others can read all about them!

Linkys are a great way of discovering new blogs and making new friends and hopefully this one will introduce people to new products available on the market too. You can link up as many posts as you'd like - help yourself to the Modern Mummy Loves badge and join in! xoxox


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3 comments:

  1. Those OXO baby products look fab and as for that Birchbox, wow - may have to have a look into it!

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  2. I have added a couple this week .Thanks for the linky .Going to read all the reviews now :)

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  3. I got given a Birch Box today - so excited by it!! xx

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