Costa Coffee – In Hot Water – Part 3

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

I had hoped that there would be no part 3 to this saga but sadly the message still doesn’t seem to have seeped through and disappointingly Costa Coffee seem to have decided to no longer respond to my emails advising them when I have been refused hot water for Grumpy Baby’s bottle, against their own policy. In the most recent incident, the Grumpy Family re-visited the branch that started it all at Green Bridge, Swindon. Previously the manager of this branch had been quite rude to me regarding my request for hot water, so we entered hopeful that the message […]

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Christmas Keepsake Advent Calendar Tutorial

How to make a keepsake Christmas advent calendar

  Christmas always gets my nesting instincts twitching and this year is no exception, so with a new baby and a lot of time on my hands (Granted mostly taken up with nappy changes and feedings) I wanted to make a special keepsake for Grumpy Baby and an advent calendar seemed like the perfect thing. This tutorial will guide you through how to make your own keepsake advent calendar using easy to find materials. To make the advent calendar you will need A blank balsa wood advent calendar. These are easily purchasable online, mine was purchased from eBay White mount […]

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Review: Infacol baby wind, colic and griping pain syrup

Infacol Applicator

What is Infacol? Infacol is a syrup that helps babies burp out the air they swallow while feeding by forcing all the little air bubbles to combine into bigger bubbles which are easier to dislodge. It is available on the shelf and is suitable from birth. Review There are a few things that I wish I had known before becoming a first time mum and one of them is that Infacol is amazing. I wish someone had told me to buy a bucket load as it would have saved me and Grumpy Baby a lot of stress! Every one knows […]

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Review: 1byOne Home Humidifier

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What is the 1byOne home humidifier A humidifier is used to introduce a cool mist into the air. This is particularly useful in winter when central heating can dry out the air to an uncomfortable degree. About the 1byOne home humidifier The 1byOne humidifier comes in a compact box with everything you need and extensive instructions on how it should be used. The humidifier itself is a attractive teardrop shape and comes in 4 parts. The top “hat” section can be twisted to direct the vapor flow in any direction. The central section is a water tank which provides vapor […]

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Costa – In Hot Water, bottle feeding woes (Continued)

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

If you haven’t already, you can read my previous post about Costa stores and their confused stance on providing hot water to their customers for the purpose of warming babies bottles HERE. So, following on from my most recent run in with a Costa store informing me that they can’t give me any hot water, I have received the following email from the customer service team manager in the Brand and Social department. Thank you for your email. I will be picking up with the Area Manager again today. I can confirm this information is contained in our brand standards […]

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Review: Lamaze Garden Bug Foot Finder and Wrist Rattle Baby Toy Set

Garden bugs packaging front

What is the Lamaze wrist rattle and foot finder baby toy set The Lamaze wrist rattles and foot finders are sensory toys designed to help your baby discover their hands and feet. About the Lamaze wrist rattle and foot finder baby toy set The Lamaze garden bug foot finder and wrist rattle set come in an attractive gift box. I really like how clear they’ve made the recommended age and how they’ve left the product to sell itself, as it made working out whether I wanted it very simple indeed. The set includes two wrist bands made in different colours […]

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Costa Coffee – In hot water, bottle feeding woes

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

For several years now I’ve been having a love affair with Costa Coffee. It’s not the weekend until we’ve trotted off to Costa for a hot chocolate and a latte, but just recently the relationship has turned as sour! It all started one fateful Saturday in October. We headed off for out first Costa since Grumpy Baby had been born. The branch we chose was Costa, Greenbridge in Swindon. We’d just been in the Mothercare store next door buying Grunpy Baby all manner of cute things that I couldn’t resist, and were looking forward to a nice relaxing drink and […]

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Review: Munchkin Baby In-Sight Mega Mirror

Munchkin Mirror Packaging Front

What is the Baby In-sight Mega Mirror? Baby in car mirrors are handy contraptions that attach to the headrest of your car to enable you to see your baby in his or her rear facing car seat while you drive. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs but most are simple curved mirrors with a padded frame. About the Baby In-Sight Mega Mirror The Munchkin baby in-sight mirror sits in the middle of the price range for similar products. The packaging is simple and clean but not the best design. I feel it gives the product an […]

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Well Done Tesco!

Like many mums with tiny babies I do my shopping online. My shop of choice is Tesco, just because I had awful problems using Sainsbury’s for my disabled mother. Anyway, today was the first time I’d had a dreaded damaged product. Grumpy Baby’s formula carton had a hole punched right through the side! It was at the back of the package so I can forgive the picker, who I’m sure was in a rush, for missing it but as I dialled the customer service line and negotiated the inevitable call handling system I was dreading having to haggle with the […]

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Review: The Original GroBag baby sleeping bag

Close up of the Starlight and Apple fabric design.

About the original GroBag baby sleeping bag Despite the name we are not talking about bags of dirt to grow your tomatoes in. GroBags and other baby sleeping bags are an alternative to blankets for babies and small children. They are effectively little tiny sleeping bags which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours and designs but all share the feature of neck and arm holes. About the product Today I will be reviewing two GroBags from both ends of the price spectrum. Both are size 0-6 months, 2.5 Tog (suitable for temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees C) […]

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