Review: Baby Wings Bibs + Giveaway

Review: Baby Wings Bibs

I’m a big fan of Baby Wings dummy clips and have raved about them on several occasions, but now Baby Wings have moved into the mucky world of baby bibs and the question is, do their bibs live up to the same high standards? Read my review of Baby Wings dummy clips About the bibs Baby Wings silicone bibs come in a pack of two including a blue bib decorated with the Baby Wings duck and a green bib decorated with a cartoon alien. The bibs are flexible and wipe clean, with a large food pocket and a button style […]

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Review: Nuk Annabel Karmel food pots and spoons + Giveaway

Nuk Annabel Karmel spoon and pot review

About the Nuk Annabel Karmel stackable food pots and spoons The Nuk Annabel Karmel food pots come in a set of 6 including 3 different sizes, green is small, orange is medium, and purple is large. Each pot comes with a lid which can also be attached to the bottom of the pot to give it better stability. The pots are all marked with measurements to help you control portion size and are suitable for freezing, microwave and dishwasher safe. The Nuke Annabel Karmel spoons come in a set of 5 including 2 colours, orange and green. The spoon trough […]

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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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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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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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Costa Coffee – In Hot Water – Part 4

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

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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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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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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