Fed is best – Why I chose to bottle feed my baby over breast feeding

Why I chose bottle feeding over breast feeding

“You don’t know her circumstances, maybe she couldn’t breast feed” “Maybe she can’t breast feed for medical reasons” “Some women just can’t breast feed” “You should have breast fed, then you wouldn’t have to carry so much stuff”   These are all things that have been said to me or about me over the past 5 months since Baby was born. You see, I chose to bottle feed from Birth. Yes, you read that right, I chose to bottle feed. There were no extenuating circumstances, I didn’t fail at breast feeding and my boobs work just fine, thanks for asking. […]

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Review: Hero Matcha Japanese Green Tea Powder

Hero Matcha Ceremonial Grade Japanese Green Tea Powder Review

About Hero Matcha Japanese Green Tea Powder Hero Matcha is a ceremonial grade green tea powder which is grown in Japan and packed in the UK. The tea powder is made from the full green tea leaf, which is ground into an extremely fine powder. Because of the way matcha is made, it has been proven to have around 3 times the antioxidants of regular green tea, it is also vegans. The green tea powder comes packed in foil, with its own metal tea caddy to keep the powder fresh and dry. My Review I find oriental culture absolutely fascinating […]

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52lb in 52 weeks – Week #3

52lb in 52 weeks weight loss challenge

Welcome to week 3 of my 52lb in 52 weeks weight loss challenge! I would like to tell you that after my dodgy start to the year I bucked my ideas up and had a fantastic week where I followed my diet meticulously and lost lots of weight… Unfortunately this would be a shameless lie! What actually happened was that I woke up on Monday with a miserable cold, a poorly Grumpy Dad and a very grumpy teething Baby. As becoming a duvet diver was not an option, I had to ignore the sniffles and the general feelings of retchedness  […]

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Ecocamel Orbit Shower Head Review

About the product The Ecocamel Orbit is an energy saving shower head attachment which can be used with all shower types. The shower head creates a vortex within the unusual hoop shaped wand, increasing the water pressure while reducing the amount of water used. The Orbit also has an integrated water softener to combat hard water which can cause limescale and dry skin. My Review When I was asked to review the Ecocamel Orbit shower head I was intrigued. With 4 and a bit of us in the house there are lights, appliances and electricals sucking up power at all […]

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What kind of sick person are you?

What kind of sick person are you?

As I sit in my bed surrounded by tissues and cold medicine, I have realised that coughs and colds break the population up into one of three categories. These categories are are easily defined as follows:   The Duvet Diver This category is usually reserved for men (sorry) and people in their early 20’s or younger. On waking with a slight sniffle which may or may not turn into a full blown cold, they immediately decide that they must take at least a week off to recover. After calling work with a Oscar winning performance of “I’m so ill I […]

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Cosatto Giggle 2 Travel System Review

Cosatto Giggle 2 Travel System Review

About the product The Cosatto Giggle 2 is a three wheeled travel system which can be purchased in a number of unusual designs and bright colours. The standard package includes the following: One three wheeled pram chassis with two large solid removable back wheels, one swivel front wheel which can be locked into place, one mid sized shopping basket, and a height adjustable handle. One good sized carry cot with bumper bar, rain hood, quilted cot cover and mattress. One pram seat which can be attached either forward or backward facing at a variety of inclines. The pram seat has […]

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52lb in 52weeks week #2

52lb in 52weeks dieting blog www.grumpymum.co.uk

Well it’s the start of week 2 of my 52 week challenge and I think this week past week could best be described as, could do better. If I’m honest my diet has been absolutely appalling! I’d like to say that I tried my best and just fell off the wagon, but that would also be a lie. I didn’t try my best and on a couple of occasions I even found myself comfort eating. I think there has been two major factors in my failure to stick to a diet this week. Firstly, there’s just too much junk food […]

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10 things I did differently than planned with Baby

10 things I did differently than planed with Baby www.grumpymum.co.uk

Back before Grumpy Baby entered the world I had some very definite ideas about how I would raise her and what I would and wouldn’t do. I’d read all the books and thought I knew everything! Once Baby arrived I like many, many mums before me, had to learn that the reality of having a baby is very different from the black and white teachings of the baby books. So here are a few of the things that I have done completely differently than planned. 1.Dummys Before Baby was born: I’ve written an entire post on this HERE, but in […]

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VonShef Electronic Egg Boiler Review

VonShef egg boiler review www.grumpymum.co.uk

About the product The VonShef electronic egg boiler is a small electric kitchen appliance specifically designed to perfectly boil eggs every time. The boiler base has a plastic outer shell with a single on/off button and a heat plate, the lid is brush steel with a plastic handle. In addition to the boiler, the box contains instructions, a egg rack, a poaching bowl and a measuring cup. The egg boiler is designed to boil up to 7 eggs at a time or poach one egg, by heating a small quantity of water to create steam which is then trapped under […]

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Baby Wings Pacifier / Dummy Clips Review

Baby Wings Pacifier Clip Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

About the product The Baby Wings pacifier clips are specially designed tethers which prevents your babies dummy from being dropped on the floor or lost. The clips come in a pack of 3 and the design includes a strong woven ribbon with a unisex pattern, a thick braided loop to fasten the dummy and a heavy duty, springless, rounded clip to tether the dummy. My Review When I was asked to test the Baby Wings dummy clips I had only just purchased a similar product at a comparative price, so I was very interested to see how they held up […]

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