We’ve Had A Baby Boy!

We’ve recently mentioned a few times recently that we were expecting our third child. 

Three under five we must be insane!!!

Well on Thursday the 19th October this little one made his entrance into this world and we both can’t imagine life without him already. 

As with our previous two he was born via Caesarean Section and like Leo this one was planned due to the risks to Keighley following previous sections.  

Both baby and mum are doing well and baby has slotted into life in our household extremely well. 

Now what’s this little ones name I hear you ask???

Well he has a very traditional name, we are traditional name sort of people with Oliver and Leonard (Leo) having previously made the cut.

May we introduce George Henry. 

The 5 things I didn’t know about ASDA’s little angel nappies…

On Sunday, I was lucky enough to be invited for afternoon tea and a spa day at the Dorchester Hotel by Asda’s little angels. The whole day was amazing and although very shy I got to meet lots of other mummy blogger’s and had a truly wonderful day, one I hope to repeat one day.

 

As lovely as it all was, the main reason for attending was to find out more about ASDA’s little angel nappy range. As a mum of two and having had countless experience with other babies I didn’t think there was much they could tell me about nappies which I didn’t already know! But I was surprised to learn some new information which will not only help me but hopefully means I can pass on some knowledge to others, seeing as I often see these questions asked in many of the baby forums I read.

The 5 things I didn’t know about Asda nappies…
1, ASDA will exchange nappies for bigger/smaller sizes.
one of the questions I think every mum will ask or struggles with, is what size nappies to buy for their unborn baby? Sizing in nappies can often be confusing using both numbers and weight. Asda new born nappies come in 3 sizes’ 0,1,2 and each size has the weight range the best way is to go by the weight range. Once the baby is born s/he will be weighed and this will give you a better idea of what size to buy until then its recommend buying a few packs of each size and exchange any you don’t need. (Be aware size 0 is for premature babies)
2, ASDA deliver their nappies.
Ok so technically I did know this but it’s not occurred to me before now, how convenient this is when your stuck at home with a new born or if you don’t drive and struggle getting the nappies home on the bus. once the baby has been born and you know their weight you can order nappies from your hospital bed to be delivered once your home. What could be simpler?
3, Asda nappies are not only designed to look pretty!
There is a reason ASDA have a colour section on the front of all their nappies, it’s another way to check the sizing and fit of the nappy. Useful when you have not had your baby weighed for a while. The tags should stick within the coloured area for the best fit. Not only do they look pretty they state they have Super soft – feather-like softness which I can confirm after feeling them for myself.

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4, Poo explosion
Sorry if you’re a first-time mum and have not heard of a poo explosion before but it’s something every mum dreads! a Poo explosion happens because nappies are not holding the poo within the nappy areas allowing it to travel out of the leg hole or up their backs. But Hopefully with the support of ASDA nappies you will never know the dread that comes with a poo explosion because they have been working hard to make them a thing of the past! ASDA little angel nappies have been designed with an elasticated back and leg holes helping to contain the poo without causing discomfort to the little angel in your life.

5, The all-time consuming question what does the + symbol mean on nappies
I have read a number of debates on social media and baby forums about the meaning behind the + symbol on nappies, some argue that it means the nappy is bigger in size ( like half a size up) others say it’s because the nappy has more absorbency.
The correct answer is…both answers are right! Although the main purpose of the + symbol is that they offer more absorbency, they also can accommodate a bigger weight range meaning they are slightly bigger than the normal range.

I hope you found the above information as useful as I did!
If you need any more convincing to give Little Angels nappy a try they have been given the Mumsnet Approval!
Check out more information on their webpage https://babyclub.asda.com/brands/littleangels/Nappies-and-Pants/Comfort-and-protect

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ASDA have kindly gifted us not only some of their new born nappies but some other great items from their Little angel range so check back once the baby has arrived for my honest review 😊

 

written by Keighley Miles

WaterWipes Review

Like most parents we have a favourite brands for things, Bottles, nappies and wet wipes to name just a few. So when the lovely people at WaterWipes contacted us to try their Wipes I did so with a little hesitation. 

We’ve always used Huggies Pure Wipes since Oliver had an allergic reaction to another brand we haven’t strayed since. However my wife and I had heard good things about WaterWipes but just never given them ago due to our fear of the unknown really. 

A Bit About WaterWipes

Taken from the WaterWipes website

WaterWipes are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract. WaterWipes are the only wipe in the UK to be approved by Allergy UK. 

The Review


We were sent four packs of the large pack of wipes (60s) and four 10 wipe carry packs. 

The carry packs are fantastic as I can slip them in my baby bag with a couple of nappies, snacks, water and a change of clothes for Leo and off we go without having to carry around a normal size pack of wipes. I say this because one of the first things we noticed was that these wipes weighed more then the Huggies wipes, considering that the wipes are 99.9% Water that isn’t surprising when you stop to think about it. 

Being that these wipes were mainly water I was also worried that they wouldn’t have the ‘cleaning power’ so to speak. Well I was proven wrong. They cleaned better then Huggies and also because they have the 0.01% fruit extract they also left a subtle smell that wasn’t what I had just cleaned up. 

One of the things that we also use wipes for, probably like most parents, is to clean up your child after they have eaten, whatever it is they’ve eaten, and these wipes were fantastic. They cleaned no problem and were moist enough that they kept the boys faces moist as well. 

To be honest I can’t find anything bad to say about the product, they are fantastic. 

My only complaint, now that I’m a covert to WaterWipes after how fantastic they were during our test is the cost. They are on average £1.50 more expensive for an individual pack when we compared them to our usually Huggies wipes. However I will definitely be buying them when they are on offer in the future. 

What’s In My Man Bag? 


I’ve been a Stay At Home Dad for just over four weeks now and in that time I’ve seen various posts on what a Dad puts in the Baby Bag or as some call it the Man Bag! 

So what do I pack for myself, Oliver and Leo when we head out and about? 

If I go back to when Oliver was first born almost 4 years ago I literally packed everything including the kitchen sink, much to my wife’s annoyance! 

I have however over the years realised there are things I don’t or won’t need, such as 10 Nappies for example. It’s been a steep learning curve but it is one that has also taken place more in the last four weeks then in the last four years. 

Now when I pack the bag I pack what I think we need for two boys and a daddy on a day out. 

Here’s what I usually pack: 

  • Three Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Spare Pants and Trousers
  • Drinks Bottles
  • Snacks (Fruit or a Barney Bear)
  • Spare Dummy

And that is it. 

If I know we are going to pop into a shop I will also throw in a canvas carrier bag. 

I’ve learnt that you really don’t need anything else unless it’s a full day out, even then though I don’t tend to pack much more. 

What do you pack in yours? 

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Pampers Baby Dry Nappy Review

The lovely people at Pampers sent us a pack of their new Baby Dry nappies to try out and we Love them! 


 The first few mornings when I had forgotten we were trying the new nappies I thought that Leo had gone thru the night without weeing. There was no “baggy” nappy in sight. 

The nappies have 3 Absorbing Channels to help distribute the wetness so it no longer bunches up in the middle such a simple idea but one that really does make a difference. 

They also come with flexible sides for a more comfortable fit, as well as all the other great benefits you get with Pampers. 

The only con is I normally judge when a nappy change is needed when I see the start of a “baggy” nappy and because you don’t get this I have to remember to change regularly Lol. 

I would highly recommend these nappies especially if some one was having problems with nappies leaking over night. 
Written by Keighley Miles 

Potty Talk.

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Now I have often thought that potty training to one of those things that is always omnipresent in a babies life, in that you know it’s going to happen at some point and you a pretty much guaranteed accidents when you do get there. It’s also the thing about being a father I’ve dreaded mainly because I’m not there all the time with work and a course I’m doing. I dread it because my wife will have a routine with him and I want to work to that routine and am always worried that I won’t manage it. 

For us Oliver has been giving signs of being ready since January but because of the birth of Leo and then the endless appointments we haven’t been able to pursue it as we’d like. However this Friday just gone Oliver decided he was going to ditch the nappy for good, pull ups included.  We have had a couple of accidents but nothing major and we can’t believe it.  We did manage to persuade him to wear nappies at night but the one I changed this morning was dry after 7 hours in it.

We are looking forward to seeing how Oliver adjusts to life out of the nappy but he seems to be adjusting just fine at the moment.

The next challenge we be ditching the muslins and dummies but that is for another time.

I have included some links on tips for potty training and also for a free pull ups sample and dry nights sample

Potty Training Tips from Parents.com

Potty Training Tips from Baby centre

Huggies Pull Ups Free Samples

Dry Nites Free Samples