Has anyone else got a toddler that is a little bit feral? Little knows how to use a spoon and fork, but most of the time prefers to just pick food up and shovel it in to her mouth. This means meal times in our house can get a bit messy!

So when I had the opportunity to try out some of the fantastic products from Messy Me , I jumped at the chance.

 

The Messy Tunic (Dusty Pink Dots £9.50)

The tunic bib is fantastic. The first thing that hit me when I opened up the packet was how well made it was. You can see the seams and edging have been sewn brilliantly and I have no doubt that it is a product made to last. The fabric is so pretty and the soft dusty pink colour is girly, without being too over the top.

I decided to put it to the test at tea time and it managed to keep my little messy one clean. It’s long enough to collect food dropped in her lap, which is where most of her food ends up some days.

Recently, we decided to do some sensory play and it was easy for her to wear and protected her clothes well. I usually use long sleeved bibs, but I found that, as long as Little’s sleeves were rolled up, the lack of arms wasn’t an issue.

The Messy Mat (Soft Grey Stars £24.00)

I never realised quite how handy a floor mat was until I tried this. Food being dropped all over the floor is a regular occurance these days. Cleaning it up isn’t so straight forward when it’s beans or something else mushy, but I just tend to get on with it and get the wipes out.

Being able to just lift up the mat and tip everything in to the bin was a revelation. I could then just wipe it clean and fold it up ready for the next meal time. No having to get down on my hands and knees and scrub the floor! Little is also a bit of a monkey for throwing her cup on the floor. We’ve tried the no spill cups and she still manages to throw them with enough force to create a splash. I love the way the mat caught all the water – a quick wipe with a towel and it was gone.

It also came in really handy for some sensory play too. I could spread out the inside of a pumpkin, without worrying that the floor would become a sticky, gungy mess. And again, I could just wipe it clean afterwards.

The mat is made from the same great wipe clean material as the tunic bib, but doesn’t have any edging sewn along the edges like the bib does. However, with the mat being laid on the floor and not strapped to a wriggly little one, this isn’t really an issue.

 

 

Overall, I’m really pleased with the products and would definitely recommend them.

Do you have a messy little one? What do you use to make sure the clean up is as easy as possible? 

 

Little Big Love

Becky xx

 

Disclaimer: Although I was sent these items in exchange for a review, my opinions are honest and based on what I have experienced.

Today I’ve hit week 24. Where has the time gone?!

I had been feeling much better over the past few weeks, apart from some ligament pain and trouble sleeping, but then at the weekend the dreaded cold struck!

Usually with a cold I’d dose up with meds and carry on with life, but with baby on board meds are a no go so dealing with a cold has been pretty grim! A couple of days off work and I am pretty much on the mend now but it’s been tough going. Baby has been wiggling around happily so he/she seems content enough in there!

Tummy is growing slowly. Honestly, it depends what I’m wearing, but I have a found a great dress in my wardrobe that makes me look nice and pregnant and would wear it everyday if I could!
Baby was the size of a Barbie doll last week and the size of an Atlantic puffin this week! Not sure how accurate the sizing is but love to see what random things will pop up next!

Image from Ovia pregnancy app

We have purchased a few things over the last few weeks. Here’s a some bits so far:

  • I had been considering cots in my last post and, although we found loads we liked, for now we have ended up with a second hand cot at £20. I plan to use some Annie Sloan Paris Grey, which is totally safe for babies, and buy a new mattress and bedding. We haven’t collected it yet but I like a good project.
  • As I’ll likely be combination feeding we decided to buy a Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine as we’d read and watched some great reviews and it was a great price in the Asda baby event.
  • I have also ordered a baby bouncer. I really wanted the M&P (think I have a bit of an obsession with them!) Starlite Swing but couldn’t justify spending so much when we have lots left to buy! So we decided to go for the M&P (surprise, surprise) Buzz Bouncer 

Nothing much else to report really. Lots more to sort, buy and organise, but we’ve got plenty of time right?!

Becky xx

 

Hello to all the new followers I seem to have accumulated over the last 2 days. If I’d have realised blogging about Lush stuff would cause such a frenzy I’d have included more along the way! 😊

For those who are new to the blog, get used to a lot of random posts. Yes some beauty will pop up, but at the moment a lot of baby related posts will also fit in the mix as it is pretty important in my life at the moment! Hope you enjoy a bit of my life and the randomness that lives inside my head! 

As its sale time and we are now officially half way through the pregnancy, me and hubby thought we would go and look at some prams! It’s such a big purchase that we want to get right, but honestly had no idea where to start. I’d love it if someone could just tell us which one to get! 

After looking in the Internet, talking to friends and stalking pram pushers in the high street to read the brand in the side of prams I liked, we had a few ideas on some we’d like to look at. 

We took a little trip to Toys R Us, Mamas and Papas and Mothercare, thinking Mamas and Papas would be a quick pit stop as weren’t bowled over by there products for the prices they charge! But we fell I love with one from their range 😍

The Armadillo Flip XT travel system. Amazing! We felt that at £720 for the bundle it was a good value sale offer for the spec. But we are total newbies so might be completely wrong! 

       
 
  
It seems so much more stylish (less alien spaceship type than some!) and better quality than others. Although I like the real, I think the navy looks a bit more classic and is hubby’s favourite too. I had originally thought I wanted a Silver Cross but the one we tried looked and felt very cheap. 

   

 
The ideal would be an Uppababy Vista and although we haven’t tried it, it seems perfect! But it stretches the budget a little too far 😬

So what to buy? We are leaning towards putting out deposit down at Mamas and Papas at the weekend unless something else pops up between now and then. 

Any recommends on great travel systems that are value for money but have great style as well? 

Anything we should definitely avoid? 

Becky xx