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January 2012 archive

PosturePlast A Review and Giveaway

 

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Any mum knows that being pregnant and then those early days with your baby is physically demanding. During pregnancy your body’s gravity naturally shifts and then once your little bundle arrives there is no end to the lifting and bending that you have to do, never mind carrying the car seat and pushing the pram.

All this can be summed up under the term ‘posture’ and it can have an impact on the health and happiness of your back. One in five people will visit their GP at some point this year with a bad back but if you’re pregnant or a new mum ,then pain relief can be hard to come by. However a natural, new product developed by an osteopath could well bring the relief you are looking for and prevent additional trips to see the doctor.

PosturePlast is a new drug-free product for lower back pain. An X-shaped adhesive support, PosturePlast encompasses flexible struts to help keep the wearer’s back in its ‘safe-zone’. It works to gently hold your back in the correct posture, which in turn can alleviate back pain and give uninterrupted healing time. PosturePlast gets to work straight away by giving active support when sitting, standing or lifting.

 

I received a couple of PosturePlast to try out.

I don’t normally suffer from back pain however I had a really painful back while I was ill recently and tried the PosturePlast I found it a little had to put on myself so my husband put it on for me, at first it felt weird but seemed to make my back feel better as it made me sit better.

The only down side to the PosturePlast is that when you take it off it is like a plaster so you need to do it quickly.

I would recommend these to people who suffer from back pain especially in pregnancy.

We have Five packs containing Four PosturePlast samples to give away to The Scrummy Mummy readers, worth £14.40 each.

Just leave me a comment below telling me that you would like to be entered.

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This giveaway closes 15th Feb 2012 at midnight

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GumiGem Review and Giveaway

I received this gorgeous Noel GumiGem to review just before Christmas.

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Ellie is 15 months now and has a really annoying habit of pulling my necklace and my jumper to chomp on when I am giving her a cuddle.

My GumiGem is my saviour as Ellie is now chomping on the pendant rather than my necklace and I know it is safe.

Me being me had to see what it felt like on my teeth and I have to admit it is a really nice feeling and doesn’t have a taste which put me at ease, although when I wear perfume I am conscious of not putting it on my neck.

GumiGems are a great product for babies who are teething and also for toddlers alike and even Caitlyn likes playing with it when I am wearing it.

We have a Noel GumiGem to giveaway.

Just leave me a comment below to enter.

The giveaway will end 7th Feb 2012 at midnight

Winner Helen Forrest

Ski Wear from Aldi

I am a keen skier and have skied every year except for those when pregnant, since I was 13 (now 27).

I have to be honest and say that although I am a complete convert to ALDI i’m not sure that if I saw the ski products in ALDI that I would give them a go. But as a willing reviewer at The Scrummy Mummy I gotta do what I gotta do.

I tried and tested the following.

Ski Socks – £3.99 per 2 pack

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Aldi says-

Keep your feet warm and dry with these purpose-designed ski socks, which will help to protect your feet when skiing. With ankle and foot arch supports and a comfort rib top, they are just what your feet need. Available in a pack of two in ladies’ sizes 4-8½ in pink and grey or purple and grey and in men’s sizes 6-11 in black, grey and red or black, blue and red.

I say-

Very comfortable with additional support around the arch of the foot and padding on the shin. The padding proves invaluable as your shins really do get the brunt of pressure exerted on your legs during skiing.

Ladies’ Ski Jacket – £24.99 each

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Aldi says-

Lined with fleece for extra warmth and made with breathable fabric, this jacket is every woman’s skiing dream. Complete with an internal pocket for mobile phone and MP3 player, a fixed hood and a snow belt with anti-slip tape, this will help you negotiate those tricky ski slopes. Available in purple and white in sizes S-L to match the Ladies’ Salopettes.

I say-

I liked this jacket I tried it out in the great British weather and it stood up to the chill. I tried it with just a long sleeve t-shirt underneath and I stayed nice and warm. I was sent a size small which was a bit too tight for me to wear comfortable with any more that one layer. I am currently a size 10-12 and so I would not recommend this size to any one that lingers between these two sizes. Definitely go for a medium. Also if you intend on buying the jacket for skiing don’t forget that layers make warmth rather than one bulky jumper so make sure there is enough room for you to put on additional layers if it gets really cold.

A great starter jacket as you don’t want to spend a lot on your first ski trip in case you don’t go ever again!

Technical Ski Gloves – £4.99 per pair

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Aldi says-

These adult ski gloves for men and women will give your hands the protection they need when you are battling the elements on the slopes. These gloves are waterproof, windproof and breathable with a suregrip palm and Thinsulate lining. Available in assorted styles, including ladies’ Mitts, you can pick up a pair of ladies’ S-L or men’s S-XL.

I say-

These gloves were comfy and performed well in the British weather. However as i have been unable to try them out in the snow I can’t say much more than that. MY experience up to now is that cheap gloves fail when in very cold and wet weather when skiing. So if there is someone out there who has tried them out and can give an honest review please leave a comment.

Win a £50 Voucher from Experience Days

We are currently working on a Valentines Gift Guide, however we have a great giveaway by the fabulous people from Experience Days to win a £50 voucher to use against one of their experiences.

There are so many experiences to choose from that just choosing one is hard.

I know that Gizmodad would love to receive an Aston Martin Extended Thrill and pretend to be James Bond.

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I would love to receive a Champagne Sunrise Balloon Flight for 2, I have always dreamed of this and would be a lovely surprise (hint hint!!)

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So for your chance to win the £50 voucher, leave me a comment telling me which experience you would choose.

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This giveaway closes 31st Jan 2012 at midnight

Winner is Clair….congratulations. Please contact sian[@]thescrummymummy.co.uk

My week #1

I have been looking round other blogs and have been inspired to keep a log of what I have been up to each week so I can keep a nice little log of what we got up to each week. For Christmas Gizmodad got me a camera so I will be putting lots of photos on the Blog (only thing is I need to charge it as I took far too many pictures over the festivities)

This week Caitlyn had her lunch at playschool for the first time. I tried to make her lunches fun so that she would eat her lunch and I was successful as each day she came back with an empty lunch box.

Ellie and I went to the local soft play centre as Nana Cez got Ellie, Caitlyn and Toby annual passes so we will be spending a few hours there each week.

I have been surprised this week at how much Ellie is trying to speak her favourite words are yoghurt and chocolate!

I got weighed at my slimming class and lost 2lbs so was happy with that.

We have a new reviewer on board The Scrummy Mummy this week so look out for her reviews.

It was Gizmodad’s birthday this week so Nana Cez looked after the girls for the night while Gizmodad and I went to the cinema and had a bite to eat.

Today I cooked a roast dinner for 9 and it was lush.

Next week I promise there will be photos as I am charging my camera tonight.

Organic Monkey Review

We were sent Cheeky Monkey Organic Cheek Rub Oil and Rock the Cradle Organic Cradle Cap Oil to try out from the Organic Monkey range.

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We have tried lots of remedies for the relief of of teething especially when Ellie was cutting 5 teeth all at the same time. Her cheeks look so red as though they were on fire!

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The claims

‘Cheeky Monkey’ Organic Cheek Rub Oil for Teething £7.50 (30ml)-made up of a soothing blend of organic ingredients combining Arnica, Sweet Almond, Olive and Sunflower oils with organic Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Spearmint essential oils to help calm and relieve.

We have had great success with the oil as it really calms Ellie’s skin and seems to make it look less angry. Ellie also really enjoys having the oil rubbed on her cheeks and I love the smell.

We would really recommend the cheek rub.

Ellie also has suffered from cradle cap since she was a newborn.

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We have tried lots of remedies including using Olive oil but I have found that most cradle cap remedies have an unpleasant smell which led me to picking it!

Ellie enjoyed having the oil rubbed into her scalp and it seemed to make her sleep better as she was relaxed from the head massage.

We loved Rock the Cradle and would recommend it to our friends.

Both of the oils are £7.50 and can be purchased at http://www.organicmonkey.co.uk