One Month of Blogging

It’s hard to believe it but the Grumpy Mum Reviews blog has now been live for over a month! When I started this blog, I didn’t expect it to be anything beyond something to pass the time while Grumpy Baby slept. In all honesty it hadn’t occurred to me that anyone would even read my blog, so the response I’ve received so far has been amazing. In the short time that the blog has been live, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some fantastic brands and “meet” some very talented parent bloggers. Notably Mummy In A Tutu who has […]

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Costa Coffee – In Hot Water – And another thing…

Costa Coffee in Hot Water www.grumpymum.co.uk

Read the rest of the story… Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 I never intended to write another follow up to my Costa Coffee story. In truth, I came under some quite unpleasant fire after the story, which was published in the Swindon Advertiser, made it into a comic Facebook page called “Angry People in Local Newspapers”. However, not everyone miss-understood the point of the article and several days later Barrie Hudson, also of the Swindon Advertiser published the following in his column. Save Save Save

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British Gas Hyping Up Hive

British Gas Miss-selling Article www.grumpymum.co.uk

When the Grumpy family moved into our new home a few weeks before Grumpy Baby’s arrival, things were hectic to say the least. There was an endless stream of companies to inform and DIY jobs to be done, so when British Gas offered me a free boiler service if I signed up to their HomeCare package, I jumped at the chance of ticking one more thing off my list. The next day the engineer arrived and gave my boiler a clean bill of health with two exceptions. There was a small leak on one of the valves and the thermostat […]

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Beer52 Craft Beer Club – Review Part 1

Beer 52 Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

Follow my blog with Bloglovin About the product Beer52 is the UK’s top craft beer club. When you sign up you choose to pay monthly, quarterly, 6 monthly or yearly, you then receive one box per month including the “Ferment” magazine worth £4.99, a beer snack and 8 craft beers chosen by the Beer52 experts. The Review Back in the days before Grumpy Baby came screaming into the world, there was nothing that Grumpy Dad and I enjoyed more than heading up to our local ale pub on a Friday to try whatever they happened to have on offer. We […]

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1byOne Smart Bathroom Scales – Review

Smart Bathroom Scales Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

About the product The 1byOne smart scales are the next generation of bathroom scales. They provide not only a weight measurement but also data on body water, body fat, bone mass, BMI, visceral fat, BMR, and muscle mass, all sent direct to your smart device, where you can view the data as charts or lists. The scales come with their own easy to use app for IOS and Android and a full colour easy to read instruction manual. They can support up to 10 users on the same or different smart devices, are powered by 4AAA batteries and can measure […]

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Mamas & Papas Essential Baby Changing Mat – Review

Baby Changing Mat Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

About the product The Mamas and Papas Essentials Baby Changing Mat is a thick double sided changing mattress which comes in a variety of patterns suitable for girls or boys. It has two side “buffers” which provide some anti-roll protection in very young babies and a puffed up pillow section to give older babies a more comfortable head support. The mattress is 70cm long by 45cm wide and approximately 5cm thick. It fits all Mamas and Papas baby changing stations and is wipe clean. My Review Baby changing mats seem like a really easy thing to buy, after all, they’re […]

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Costa Coffee – In Hot Water – The Final Chapter!

Costa Coffee in Hot Water www.grumpymum.co.uk

  This is the final post regarding my experience of Costa Coffee and their head offices inability to get the message across to their stores that staff are allowed to provide hot water to mums wanting to warm their baby’s milk. There are still a lot of branches of Costa where staff have not been made aware of the company policy, however I hope that this is about to change. The local Swindon newspaper, The Swindon Evening Advertiser, has run an article today based on this blog and featuring a quite awful photo of yours truly. I have to admit […]

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Festive Christmas Sleep Suits – Pack of 3 – Review

Christmas Sleep Suit Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

About the product The three festive sleepsuits comprise of one gingerbread print sleep suit and one Christmas print sleep suit both with poppers down the front and bother legs, and one reindeer applique sleep suit with poppers down the front and one leg. They are 100% cotton, machine washable and come in sizes from “Tiny Baby” up to 3 years. Review Christmas is coming, so I thought it was time for some Christmassy reviews! My first task was getting Grumpy Baby in the Christmas spirit! I purchased the festive sleepsuits for Baby as I’m a self confessed Christmas nut and […]

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Costa Coffee – In Hot Water – Part 4

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 12 days after emailing Costa Coffee once again about being refused hot water to warm my baby milk and I finally received a response from them. “I have raised this matter again with the Area Manager, she has confirmed she has spoken to the Manager Greenbridge store, she has also requested that they send another communication to all stores in this area via internal methods. She does have 230 team members in her region so we can only assume the team members had […]

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To Pacify or Not To Pacify

To pacify or not to pacify, that is the question! I’ve always been dead set against dummies. They’re horrible dirty things covered in baby spit and germs. While pregnant, whenever anyone asked me if I intended to use them, I’d shudder and say “No Way!” while visions of a mother picking a dummy up off the floor and popping it in their own mouth to clean it swam through my head making me feel a little queezy. Just the thought of it was vile as far as I was concerned. I didn’t even want one in the house, so when […]

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