Roxi Electronic Jukebox – A Grumpy Dad Review

Review: Roxi Electronic Jukebox

Introduction Here at Grumpy Mum Reviews I always try to give the best balanced and informative reviews I can, but when Roxi asked me to review their clever electronic Jukebox, it struck me that I have someone far more qualified to review it. Enter Grumpy Dad! While my musical expertise ends at singing in the shower and occasionally poking the piano in the hope that I might have magically learnt how to play overnight. Grumpy Dad is a genuine musician (he hates it when I call him that), and a music enthusiast. He has played in a number of bands […]

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Aquaplaning: What you need to know to stay safe

What to do if your car aquaplanes

With the autumn season well and truly upon us, it’s time to put away the flipflops and sun dresses and dig out the puffy coats and wellies. But while you’re worrying about keeping your little ones warm and cold free this winter, you should take a second to consider road safety during the winter months. The MET office is predicting record rainfall in the UK this winter, which is likely to cause an increase in road traffic accidents. It’s impossible to plan for everything, but being prepared could help you deal with one of the most common wet weather driving […]

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Review: Silly Billyz Bibs+ Giveaway

Review: Silly Billyz Bibs

About Silly Billyz Silly Billyz is an online retailer specialising in a wide variety of bibs but also selling related baby products such as hooded towels, bath robes, stroller liners, and blankets. For the purpose of this review I will be reviewing the Red Heart Towel Bib, which currently retails at £5.95. My Review of Silly Billyz Bib Since Baby started weaning over 6 months ago, I have been fighting a losing battle to keep her clothes clean. It should be so easy, use a bib and the clothes stay clean. Unfortunately, this has not been my experience. Although I […]

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How to turn a cot bumper into unique bunting

How to turn a cot bumper into unique bunting

When I started to prepare Baby’s nursery one of the items I shopped for was a bedding set for her new cot, but no matter where I looked, they all included cot bumpers. While these are usually very pretty the advice from the NHS and the Lullaby Trust is not to use them. Read this Lullaby Trust article for more information https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/parents-should-remove-cot-bumpers/ In the end I settled on a bedding set which included a cot bumper, but I decided that instead of allowing it to gather dust in a draw, I would turn it into some beautiful personalised bunting for […]

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How to buy a budget wedding dress

How to buy a budget wedding dress

Weddings are expensive! When Grumpy Dad proposed in June one of my main concerns, once I stopped staring at my engagement ring, was the cost of the wedding. I knew that weddings were expensive but when I found out that the average wedding now costs £20k I just couldn’t believe it! Grumpy Dad and I don’t want to spend anything like that amount so over the next few months I will be sharing ideas and tips on how I have been keeping the cost of our wedding down to a less scary figure. This post is all about the most […]

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Growing into hobbies

Growing into hobbies

As Baby grows I’ve started to muse on what her interests will be. At the moment her main interests are following Mummy and Daddy around and making as much noise as possible. Although, she is already showing a distinct love of music, which is perhaps not surprising when you consider that her dad is a talented singer/song writer, and there are more musical instruments in our house than there are chairs! We both hope that Baby will maintain a love of music and learn an instrument as she grows older, but as she’s only 1 it may be a little […]

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What is cord blood banking and should you do it?

What is cord blood banking and should you do it?

The banking of umbilical cords and blood is a hot topic at the moment, yet when I was pregnant just a year ago I had no idea what it was about. I vaguely remember someone, possibly a midwife, asking if I would be doing it, but I received no guidance so I assumed it was along the same lines as taking home your placenta to eat. No thanks! If like me you haven’t heard of cord and blood banking before then this infographic created by Smart Cells will explain the basics of what it is and how it’s done. What […]

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Win £30 to spend at Party Bags and Supplies

After the excitement of Baby’s first birthday, things are finally getting back to normal in the grumpy household. The decorations have now been taken down, the balloons are quietly letting themselves down in a corner, and the birthday cards will soon be packed up in a keepsake box, along with all the other knickknacks and bits and bobs that I’ve been squirrelling away as memorabilia from Baby’s childhood. I imagine that by the time I’m finished I’ll have enough junk to fill a museum so she had better do something to become famous! Having never been involved in the running […]

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Review: Peachy Packages + Giveaway

Review: Peachy Packages

About Peachy Packages Peachy Packages is a subscription box designed to encourage you to take some “me” time. Each box is full of beautiful stationery, chocolate, a drink, and an assortment of relevant goodies. All of which are delivered to your door once a month. You can purchase a one off box, 3 month subscription, or 6 month subscription. Alternatively, if you don’t like surprises, you can purchase previous boxes, or a little peachy package which contains highlights from previous boxes at lower price point. For the purpose of this review I have been given June’s Peachy Package, which contained: […]

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12 things I’ve learnt in 12 months, A First Birthday Post

12 things I learnt in 12 months, A first birthday post

This weekend was Baby’s first birthday, I honestly can’t believe it! It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that she was a tiny squishy baby, and now she’s a larger, squishy, fast moving baby! People always tell you that the time goes so fast, but you never believe them until you find yourself saying the same thing. For me it seems particularly crazy as Baby has gone from not being able to crawl at all, to super crawling in the last week before her birthday and now she’s tentatively trying to pull herself up already! We decided that […]

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