Review – Twilight Ladybug Star Projector

Ava has had a ceiling projector nightlight since birth which has been great however since she has moved into a ‘big girl’ bed I wanted to get her a nightlight that was a little more grown up. Her projector unfortunately broke last week so I’ve been on the lookout for a new one. When findagift.co.uk got in touch about reviewing a Cloud B twilight ladybug star projector it could not of come at a better time!

We received the twilight ladybug star projector really quickly and it was well packaged. I barely had chance to get it out of the box before Ava ran off cuddling it, the soft toy part feels really soft and the projector on the whole seems well made. I showed Ava how to turn the light on and she loved pressing the buttons herself to change the colours.

Twilight ladybug star projector

The twilight ladybug star projector transforms walls and ceilings by projecting 8 real star constellations around the room, there is a guide included so you and your little one can have fun spotting them all. I love this function as it means it will appeal to Ava even as she gets older.

You can choose to have the ladybug on Auto shut off mode, colour changing mode or choose between soothing red, blue or green. We have been using the auto shut off function which turns the projection off after 45 minutes. Most auto night lights I’ve found shut off after 15 mins, not many little ones will be asleep after 15 minutes so I love the fact this stays on longer. The buttons are easy to use too if your little one needs some extra comfort should they wake up in the night.

The twilight ladybug projector measures 27 cm x 28 cm x 19 cm, It’s actually bigger than I expected, just perfect for Ava to cuddle. It is powered by 3 x AAA batteries which are included, always a bonus!

This would make a cute present for children or a thoughtful baby shower gift for a mummy to be. Ava absolutely loves her ‘bird’ as she calls it, it is a permanent addition to our bedtime routine and will be for the foreseeable future.

You can buy your Cloud B twilight ladybug star projector from www.findmeagift.co.uk priced at £24.99 currently.

Amy x

 

*We were sent this item in exchange for an honest review, all words and opinions are my own. 

 

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I’ve decided to start joining in with Donna from What the redhead said living arrows project. The idea is to share a picture every week that celebrates childhood.

“YOU ARE THE BOWS FROM WHICH YOUR CHILDREN AS LIVING ARROWS ARE SENT FORTH”

BY KAHLIL GIBRAN

This past week has been a bit of a write off and I have to say I’m glad to see the back of it! We did manage to head up to our local forestry commission for some full on Autumn fun. We found all the leaves!

 

Hope you all have a lovely week

Amy x

 

 

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Poundland Halloween Haul 2017

Poundland have got some spookily awesome Halloween items in at the minute, especially if you are having a Halloween party. Ava is a bit too little still this year to fully grasp Halloween so we won’t be having a party but I still plan to decorate the house and head out on some Halloween adventures near to us. I picked up a few bits so I thought I would do a little Poundland Halloween haul to show you all what I got.

Poundland Halloween Haul 2017

 

Trick or Treat party bags, chocolate lollies and eyeballs, Maoam stripes and Halloween bubbles.

We don’t get many trick or treaters around by us and last year the ones we did get were quite little. This year I’ve decided to fill these little party bags with treats for anyone that comes to the house.

Glitter Halloween Banner, cobwebs and colour changing spider

Poundland Halloween haul

I bought the light up spider to use in some Halloween Sensory play with Ava. I thought the Halloween banner was a really nice touch without being too scary and you can’t have enough fake cobwebs when it comes to decorating for Halloween can you?

Pumpkin tea light holders

I absolutely love these, they look so good and definitely don’t look like they were bought in Poundland!

Peppa Pig sticker pack

I was going to do Ava a little Halloween box with treats in but I think she’s a bit young this year plus I’m a mean mummy and don’t really give her chocolate or sweets yet. She loves stickers and Peppa Pig so I thought this would be the perfect little treat for her, I might even save her one of those chocolate lollies, it is Halloween after all.

I have been watching so many Poundland Halloween Haul vlogs on YouTube, I can’t believe how much amazing stuff Poundland have in store at the minute, it’s definitely worth checking out. All the items I bought were £1.

Amy x

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34 Week Pregnancy Update Third Trimester

I find it hard to believe that this is my 34 week pregnancy update. I feel like I say this all the time but I honestly can’t believe how quick this pregnancy is going! Having a toddler to look after at the same time, I barely get chance to remember that I’m pregnant. I felt when I was pregnant with Ava that time had pretty much come to a standstill, definitely no chance of that happening this time, life with a toddler does not slow down just because you are growing another human.

Being pregnant and looking after a toddler has not been easy. When I was pregnant with Ava I could take myself off to bed if I needed too, anyone with a toddler will tell you that the closest you will come to resting now is lying down on the floor being climbed all over whilst that annoying pink pig plays on repeat! It does mean I haven’t had time to dwell on feeling rubbish or fed up of being pregnant though, silver linings and all that!

34 week pregnancy update

How am I feeling?

I am generally not doing too bad, I am noticing my SPD is coming back but its manageable, I mainly ache at the end of the day. With Ava I had terrible SPD right from the beginning so I feel incredibly lucky to have got this far without being in too much pain.

I have definitely developed a bit of a waddle now and I’m getting a bit impatient to meet this little one. Turning over in bed and bending down takes quite a lot of time and effort, I’ve reached the point now where if something drops on the floor, its staying there. Oh and I need help getting out of the bath, sexy!

There’s still an awful lot to do before little miss arrives and I’m struggling to find time to do anything, my hospital bag isn’t packed, her clothes haven’t been washed and there are still a few baby essentials I need to buy. I really need to sort my shit out and get cracking don’t I?

We have bought all the bits needed to convert my iCandy into a double so at least she has some wheels, no bottles to drink out of or wearable clothes but she has wheels! We have been undecided on transport for baby girl for a while now. You can read my ramblings on that here.

Midwife appointments and Scans

Since my 2nd Trimester update I have had my 30 and 34 week growth scans, little one is cooking away nicely and thankfully there are no concerns on her growth. I also had my Gestational Diabetes test which came back clear too.

I have finally been given the go ahead to give birth at the same Midwife led unit I had Ava at. Being told I can go there feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I have been so stressed just lately not knowing where I would be giving birth so to finally have a plan in place feels amazing. If you haven’t read my previous updates, I got put under consultant care because my BMI was 0.5 over the cut off for normal care. Being able to go midwife led has been hanging on the outcome of the growth scans and the health of my pregnancy. Thankfully everything has been pretty textbook book so they have agreed to let me go midwife led. Now all I need to do is make sure madam comes on time!

Cravings

Ice give me all the Ice! Every pregnancy I have craved Ice, I feel like an addict routing through my freezer at all times of the day trying to get my ice fix, I’ve even considered buying one of those kids slushie makers. Tesco’s Ice lolly sales will be through the roof for this time of year!

Whats next?

I have an appointment with my midwife next week to do my birth plan, I will do a proper post on that in the next few days as well as a whats in my hospital bag (when I get around to packing it)

I have been booked in for another growth scan at 38 weeks just as a precaution, all these scans are a bit of a pain in the bum but at least I have the reassurance that everything is OK in there.

Bump Shots

34 week pregnancy update

30 Weeks, baby is lying sideways making me look massive!

34 Weeks, baby is head down which is why my bump looks smaller.

 

Amy x

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Living Arrows {42/52} 2017

I’ve decided to start joining in with Donna from What the redhead said living arrows project. The idea is to share a picture every week that celebrates childhood.

“YOU ARE THE BOWS FROM WHICH YOUR CHILDREN AS LIVING ARROWS ARE SENT FORTH”

BY KAHLIL GIBRAN

 

Wednesday was one of those rare parenting days where your toddler actually does as they are told for 95% of the time and doesn’t act like something possessed. We didn’t have anything planned other than a trip into town to do a few errands, one of which being booking dentist appointments. Ava ended up having her very first dentist appointment there and then, she sat nicely on the chair and let the dentist look at her teeth…WTF? I can neither get her to sit nicely on a chair nor can I get my fingers anywhere near her mouth!

 

We then walked round to our local park and had a lovely time feeding the ducks, looking at the animals and playing. Best of all there were no tantrums!

 

Everywhere is so pretty and colourful at the moment. I love it!

I hope everyone has a lovely week!

Amy x

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