Mam multiple product review

I have been sent 4 products by Mam to review.

They are:

1.Mam Dummy– This was great as it stays in longer as there’s nothing for baby to grab hold of to pull out as there is with most dummies.It’s an orthodontic shaped teat so doesn’t affect tooth growth.It is 60% thinner and 3 times softer than the average Dummy on the market.  It also has large ventilation holes to allow air to circulate and therefore create less/no irritation to the skin.  The Dummy comes with it’s own “Mam Perfect box” which can be used to sterilise the Dummy in the microwave -just add water,insert the Dummy and microwave for 3 minutes.My son took to this Dummy quickly and it looks like I’ll soon have to get him some spares.He has been teething whilst using this Dummy and as a result has a tendency to chomp on his Dummies,as yet this one has not broken or been chewed through.

2.Mam Baby Bottle-This bottle was great for my 6 month old son as it has handles he can hold.He has just turned 7 months and is at the age where he so desperately want to become a bit more independent and having the handles to hold onto has helped this.The seal around the teat was really good,unlike some of  the bottles I have been using by a brand I used for years that decided to change everything.In my opinion if something’s not broke,don’t fix it.I hate fiddling about with a separate insert in my bottles.The Mam bottles are easier to use,a great shape and look stylish. The bottle is free from BPA,has a variable flow teat and also includes a soft spout.

3.Mam Sports Bottle-Non-spill. For my 2 year old son,this has been great-he’s not quite ready to use a cup,we’ve tried but he doesn’t like to sit still when he’s drinking. This sports bottle is great as it’s hard wearing,unlike some sports I’ve bought in the past.It has been put through its paces in the dishwasher,dragged around the garden,been to the park,had his bedtime milk in it so I could see how easy it was to clean.It passed every test with flying colours it comes apart easily and even has a seal which can be taken off to ensure a deep clean.

4.Mam teether– My 6 month old son has recently cut his 4th tooth,this one was a big front,top tooth and we had a bit more whingeing despite his Teething necklace.  The teether design is great as being circular he can hold onto it easily.He manages to put it into his mouth and have a good gnaw as he needs it. The Teether can be placed in the fridge for 1 hour so the cold will help soothe tender gums,my little one loves this.

In my honest opinion I have found all these products strong,sturdy and good value for money.

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace

As anyone with or who has experience of a teething baby is aware,it is not a pleasant,happy time.Out of my 5 children,my 3 boys have really struggled every time they got another new tooth.You name it I’ve tried it-gels,painkiller syrups,teething rings,teething necklace-made from a chewable material.The Amber teething necklace  is different as it works by the amber releasing minerals (Succinic acid) into the skin which in turn help settle a teething baby by acting as a natural anagaesic.There are knots between each bead so the beads don’t scatter if the necklace was to break and the necklace I bought for Ethan has a screw clasp to secure,which is also made of Amber.An added bonus is that the necklace looks lovely on.I have also seen mentions of them helping children that suffer with Autism and ADHD.If this is true,why have we not heard more about it.I am very much a mum who will give anything a go if I think it will help my child,regardless of how crazy it sounds.My eldest son has Eczema and other allergy related conditions(Asthma and Hayfever aswell as other allergies),we have found that traditional treatments that we receive via prescription do tend to work best,however they don’t cure anything,just help make things more tollerable.In the beginning though I tried Goats milk creams,Aloe Vera gels-they all seemed to help initially but only for the short-term.It is only Ethan’s second day of using his Amber necklace but already I have seen a much happier baby already.Let’s hope this continues to be the case.

Update-Day 4

Today is Ethan’s 4th day using his lovely necklace.I have to admit to forgetting to put it on him until this afternoon.Although it is recommended to remove the necklace at night I don’t feel he has benefited from the full effect today as he has hardly worn it.I would still say that he has been more content,even though he is definitely cutting a tooth and has awful nappy rash.

This post is a personal  recommendation of a product  I have bought.

Real nappies (reuseable) V’s disposable nappies

I have been given the opportunity to trial “Real” nappies with my two youngest children.I am a fan of disposables and hadn’t ever seriously considered reusable nappies before.I do like the idea of reusable nappies but the time factor puts me off,as well as the washing of the Poohy nappy factor if I’m really honest.I’m not going to mention any brands until I have given the nappies a good trial and had a chance to evaluate them fully.Any hints,tips or general advice concerning how best to use reusable nappies would be greatly appreciated.Wish me luck.

Baby show and similar events

I’d love to try to organise and/or work alongside a company to arrange some sort of Baby/family event nearer to where I live.The closest big City is Southampton.I know it’s only an hour or so from London but feel it could be something worth looking into.I have no idea where to start so any information would be greatly received.

Silent Sunday

Choosing a name for your child

This is a subject every parent has at least some experience of.How do people choose a name for their child? Before I had my eldest son(now 11 ) titanic was a big film,as a result he is called Jack(Would have been Kayla if he’d have been a girl), along with many more boys than I ever expected.Jack was the most popular boys name for a long time,before and after my son was born.When I had my 2nd child,she was originally going to be called Jade but I went off that name so asked my son,who was 2 at the time to think of some names-he chose Amy,I now have a beautiful 8-year-old daughter called Amy(She would have been Thomas if she was a boy).My 3rd child is Faith,a name I will always love and it really suits her,she has dark Red/Auburn hair and has a magnetic personality to match.We decided upon that name after reading it in a baby name book,it was set out alphabetically and was the first name that both my husband and I liked. My 4th child is Dylan(Had he been a girl he would have been called Lexie),the name we chose for Faith had she been a boy and our youngest is Ethan.(He’d have been called Destiny had he been a girl)All except for my eldest have middle names and Faith has 2 middle names.I like names that can’t be shortened as I am Nicola but have always been known as Nick or Nicki.Even Faith gets called Faithy though and Amy gets called Ames.Each of my children have nicknames which I have given them when they were tiny.We have Pickle,Pickalily,Poopsters,Doodle bug and Spud.How have you chosen names and do you have nicknames for your children? I’d love to know.

Blog networking sites in the Uk

British Mummy Bloggers http://britishmummybloggers.ning.com/ or BMB as they are often known are a great source of information and support for mum’s that are new to blogging.Once you register you have access to all other members blogs aswell as information on opportunities to work with companies.Another site I have just registered with is babyworld  http://www.babyworld.co.uk/  .To register I had to submit a product review and give my blog url as well as information about my children’s ages.I have already received notification of a product which I am going to be reviewing which I am quite excited about.Watch this space.I have just linked a Facebook page to my blog and my personal profile and hope to keep my blog readers updated with the blog this way.I’m hoping to do a competition soon to draw more fans. As a newbie blogger I am still looking for more opportunities to connect with other bloggers and companies but after only 14 days as a blogger I am very happy with my achievements so far.If anyone knows of any more sites that would be useful feel free to comment,as always I love receiving comments and feedback.

This post is in connection with a Buzzseed post I read here  http://ladaisi.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog.html/

Teething Bling

Lovely colour

I was excited to hear I was going to be sent a Teething Bling necklace  for my first review.I was immediately struck by what a great yet simple idea it was. When I received this through the post to review I was immediately impressed with how well it was presented. The necklace came in a lovely Organza draw string bag  with a business card and pen.  When I took it out however I was disappointed by the fastener ,I understand it’s purpose is to come apart easily,however I feel it lets the overall look of the product down a bit.  I loved the colour and shape of the Pendant and have worn it out of the house a couple of times.It is similar to jewellery I have worn in the past.My eldest son broke my favourite gold chain when he was little and as a result I haven’t often wore necklaces when I have had young children around..I had a couple strange looks when gave it to my baby to put in his mouth though. That is until I explained the purpose.

I have 5 children and over the years I have tried so many different teething products. My youngest son is 5 months old and during our trial period he cut his second bottom tooth.He had a good chew a couple of times but only if I held it for him,he showed more interest in the cord than the pendant initially.After a few times with mummy holding the pendant while he had a good gnaw,he got the hang of it and it did seem to offer immediate comfort.I love the fact that it can go in the dishwasher,was slightly concerned the colour might fade or come out onto other items-it didn’t though.I felt a different shape might make it easier for him to hold .They do sell bracelets to match which I am considering buying.The main benefit of the necklace is that you can wear something pretty and at the same time help your child cope with the pain often associated with teething.The downside was the fastener.The price is very reasonable for a multi-use product . Plenty of potential to expand a great idea.All in all I loved the product and have already recommended it to other mums in my area.I’d give the product 9/10.A great idea but still needs a little work to make it perfect.To find out more about Teething Bling check out their website at :http://www.smartmumuk.com/

This review is purely my own words and opinion.I have not been paid or influenced by anyone or told what to say.

Summary of my week

Teething solutions

My youngest son Ethan has recently cut his first tooth at just 5 months old.After a grumpy few weeks he seems relieved,however I can see a second tooth under the gum right next to his tiny,shiny new tooth.I just wonder which products people have found work best for them.With my eldest I used bickipegs,teething granules and teething gel,all which helped a bit but seemed to lack the magic solution I had hoped for.My 8 and almost 4 year old daughters didnt seem to suffer badly with teething and didnt need teething related products.My 2 year old son on the other hand had an awful time and we had many sleepless nights and unsettled days,the pattern seems to be repeating itself with Ethan.So far we have used teething gels and teething granules and I am willing to try anything to find a product that will ease his pain.I do find teething granules settle them but I dont find the effect lasts for long,the same goes for teething gels.Currently he is sleeping at night but this varies.I have definately found my boys to have more problems cutting teeth than my girls.What have you all tried?

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