Aldi’s mamia fabric conditioner *review*

On my weekly outing out of the house without my kids (now I have 2 I enjoy the food shop,anything for a bit of peace and quiet) I spied this in the baby event.

I’ve never seen this one in there before so its definatly new. 

I dont tend to buy fabric conditioner from Aldi’s as I feel it doesn’t leave my clothes smelling lovely I usually go for asda own brand or lenor if its on offer. 

Why not give it a whirl I throught so I did. Heres what I found.

The price:

We all know that Aldi’s is cheap as chips and thats why its so popular. Since becoming a stay at home mum we have had to switch supermarkets.I was a total sainsburys girl before but just couldn’t afford it on one wage . Anyway back to the conditioner its a very affordable £1.50 which isnt too bad for a big bottle (40 washes) 

The smell

The scent in the actual bottle was very overpowering. Surpsringly I could smell the conditioner once the washing was on the go. There was also a faint scent when putting the wet clothes on the line. Sadly thats where it ends I could hardly smell it when the clothes were dry. The conditioner is aimed for small babies so this may be why there is a big absence of scent. 

The softness

I dont think this conditioner made the clothes any softer.

Overall I would buy this product again but only if I couldnt get my normal brand I dont think this would be a first choice for me. 
*I was not sent this product for review all opinions are honest ones and my own*

 

Tiny love Gymini baby bouncer *review*

As most of you already know Kai is the baby brother of Maximus (not gladiator Maximus but my offspring Maximus).

We didn’t really need to get many new bits and bobs because we had already purchased them all for the first born. It really sucks sometimes being the youngest.

Originally we had the comfort and harmony bouncer from Mothercare but found it really didn’t cut the mustard this time round. I think probably because Max didn’t spend as much time in a bouncer out of harms way as Kai does which was why it was fine the first time round.

Max in the chair first time around

Kai never looked comfortable in it his head always seemed to fall to one side. So we decided to treat him to new digs.

We wanted a chair that was affordable and comfortable. We came across the Tiny Love bouncer on Amazon. I remembered a friend of mine had the same one so we took the plunge.

The Tiny Love bouncer was perfect for the following reasons:

It was very affordable, we paid £41.00 I think but it’s currently £46.00 which is still cheaper than some of the other models on the market.

It was comfortable. Kai absolutely loves it. It comes with the standard vibrate function which all babies seem to love. The seat also has two positions upright and recline making it perfect to use from birth

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Kai just chilling in his chair

The music is played via the crab and this can be removed from the chair if required.

The fabric is lovely and colorful. It was also quite padded.

The arms on the side move in and out so as baby grows the chair grows with him.

The arms also come with extra hoops so you can hang your own toys if you so wish.

The cons of the bouncer –

There isnt a great selection of music and it is very repetitive. Babies love repetition mummys not so much

The vibrate function literally eats batteries.

All in all the bouncer is very good, it more than meets our requirements. I absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a quality bouncer for there baby.

*I was not sent the Tiny love Gymini bouncer for review. All opinions are my own*

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Angelcare bath seat *review*

When Max was born we used a traditional baby bath to begin with. I don’t know about you but I found this to be a bit of a nightmare. It was so hard to hold the baby as well as give him a wash there just wernt enough hands. The throught of bathing him on my own made me come out in a deep sweat. I just didn’t know how I would manage it.

When I stumbled upon the Angel Care bath seat I honestly couldnt believe my luck. It was perfect just what we needed. The solution to arkward newborn bathing a complete hands free bath seat that we could actually use in the bath.

The base of the seat is made from a soft silicone type of materal (the prooer name is TPE material) ehich molds nicely to the shape of babys bum and back. It also soaks up the warmth from the water so baby doesnt feel cold.

The seat has a rubbery edging so it kind of sticks to the bottom of the bath (which is a godsend you really dont want the chair toppling ever). It has a max line in case your unsure how high to run the bath and comes with a hoop and a hook to stick it to the wall meaning storage isnt a problem.

The seat can be used from birth up to 6 months which is much longer thsn a baby bath. At 6 months Max was sitting up so we just put in him the bath without a seat.

You can buy the Angelcare bath seat from a lot of retailers now (including Mothercare). We purchased ours from Amazon it was £25.00 if I remember correctly. The price is a little steep but we got a lot of use out of it. We’re using it again for baby number 2 so def getting our moneys worth.

I used it to keep Kai close while bathing Max.
I would absloutley recomend this seat. It’s  perfect for making life a bit easier.

*please note I was not sent the seat or paid to review this item. All opinions are my own *

According to Max it makes a pretty good seat as well.

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