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Potty training the Baba+Boo way! Potty training pants review.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

I have to admit that I was absolutely dreading toilet training, all the puddles and dashing to the nearest toilet were more than a little scary.

To help us along, the lovely Baba+Boo sent Liv some bumble bee and ladybird training pants - how cute is the little stinger?!

As well as being appealing to children, these lovely cotton pants have a hidden three layer system in the gusset and a terry lining a waterproof lining below that.

 The point of these pants is the child can feel and learn from the wetness without leaving a puddle on the floor and creating a washing pile the size of Snowdonia! There is enough absorption to hold a small wee but  it is important to remember that they are not a nappy.

We would definitely recommend these, the designs are very cute but they are also functional. They gave Liv and I that extra little peace of mind on our first few trips out of the house, she is even wearing them for bed and they have worked brilliantly.

She can now recognise if she is starting to wee is able to stop herself and hold it until we can get her to the toilet. Wearing these means we just pop one pair in the wash and pop the other pair on instead of having to change her pyjamas and all of her bedding.

These pants are £5.95 each come in a number of different designs and two sizes:

18 to 24 months - waist 43cm & legs 26cm and 2 to 3 years - waist 47cm  & legs 29cm.

Baba+Boo advise to check the measurements before ordering as they know all little ones are different shapes and sizes.

You can view the whole range of Baba+Boo products at www.babaandboo.com

Disclaimer - we were sent two pairs of training pants for the purpose of the review, however all opinion is my own.

Valentines goodies from Asda.

Friday, 14 February 2014

We have been sent some lovely little Valentines treats from Asda.

We received some heart themed bubbles, some super cute Love Heart tea lights and an I LOVE YOU toast stamp.

We made Daddy some lovely Valentines toast this morning with the I love you stamp, how cute? I can see this being used a lot.

So far I have managed to resist lighting the Love Heart candles as they are just so cute but I think I might light them tonight.

Liv also learnt to blow bubbles for the first time but unfortunately wont let me take a photograph, she goes all shy and stops!

Have you Guys had or given anything nice today?

I have been baking!

Monday, 10 February 2014

Yes me, BAKING!
Do you like the look of this Chocolate Orange "cup" cake? It tasted delicious too.
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It is sticky and gooey and easy peasy to make (it has to be for me!)
I started off making a simple microwavable sponge with:
  • 2oz self rising flour
  • 2oz low fat spread
  • 2oz caster sugar
  • 1 egg
I mixed it all together in a bowl until it was smooth then spooned it equally between two quite big cappuccino cups.
I then popped it into the microwave for 2 minutes. How easy?
While the sponge mix was cooking I added the bag of chocolate orange icing sugar to some butter and milk as instructed on the packaging, although as I wanted it to be quite runny I kept adding splashes of milk until it was the right consistency. I also added a few spoons of caster sugar as it was a little bitter tasting although the flavours were absolutely lovely.
Lastly I grated some, white, milk and dark chocolate on the top and placed onto a saucer with a teaspoon, voila!
It tasted delicious even if I do say so myself.
Perfect for Valentines dessert, and it can be made in advance and chilled which is always a bonus.
You can view the full range at www.sugarandcrumbs.co.uk
Disclaimer - I was sent some Sugar and Crumbs icing sugar for the purpose of the review, however all wording, photography and opinion is my own.