Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Bubbaroo Review!

I was very excited to discover Bubbaroo were looking for Australian bloggers to review their products, and when they offered me the Joey Swag to review I jumped at the chance!
When the box arrived Elijah was very excited to help Mummy open it:

I was sent the heavyweight Joey Swag 6-18 months in mocha which normally retails for $84.95. We have not paid that much when buying sleep suits for him before, and I may have thought twice if I had never used a Bubbaroo product knowing how hit-and-miss sleep suits can be (I should add, we have only purchased his previous winter suits as second hand - I'm a bargain hunter and love a good op-shop). In saying that, the Joey Swag is lovely quality and, after using it, I believe it's worth every cent.
One of the first things I noticed was that the swag was lovely and soft; it was also lighter than I expected, so I wasn't sure it would be warm enough. However it has kept Elijah lovely and toasty on the colder nights, as well as not overheating him on the slightly warmer ones. It fits him well around the shoulders, and the length is perfect for him as he usually has a little kick/roll around as he settles down for sleep, and sometimes gets cross if he's restricted by bedding. 
When it comes to particular features I was looking out for, the main one for me was how easy it would be to get on and off a wriggly toddler who may not actually want to go to bed. We have a few different styles already; buttons down the front, zip up the side and one with buttons and a zipper - some of them are just infuriating. I found the Joey Swag SO simple, with a two  way  zipper at the front that is very easy to get on and off or just get in to change a nappy. It also has a slot to accommodate a car seat or pram harness.


Bubbaroo has a great range of products including face washers, Joey Pouches and Blankies, a newborn pack and a super cute joey toy.  The website is lovely and has advice and guides to make choosing your product very simple. Not only safe and functional, but stylish - you won't find any gaudy designs in Bubbaroo's range. I adore the soft, natural colours that the products come in.
I would absolutely recommend the Bubbaroo Joey Swag, and will definitely be buying Elijah more from Bubbaroo.
* I was sent this product for the purpose of this review.
All views and opinions are my own. *

Monday, 26 August 2013

Another month has passed

How did that even happen!? 

This last month has been a little crazy, and I haven't gotten around to blogging aside from the occasional pic for Silent Sunday. I won't apologize, you're all used to it by now ;)

Sadly, we said goodbye to my Great Uncle Geoffrey. He was a gorgeous man, never letting the fact that he had Downs Syndrome get in the way of leading an amazing life. He will be very missed, but I'm so proud that I can say I knew him.

In other news, Elijah has changed so so much. Babbling non stop and even cracking out a "mum mum mum" for me the other day. He often sounds like he's telling a funny story and looks at you like; "do you even understand me, lady?". He has cut his bottom molars, boy that was AWFUL! His previous teething was nothing compared to that. We were almost in tears, seeing him in that much pain - to top it off, as he was teething, he broke out in a rash and got blisters around his little mouth so stopped eating for a few days. He was diagnosed with Hand Foot and Mouth disease, which has now passed. Phew!

That's a little update for you all. Sorry it's short and sweet, so much to do so little time!