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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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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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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2 under 2 – Double Pushchair, Buggy Board Or Baby Wearing???

This subject has been giving me quite a few sleepless nights just lately. Trying to decide what we will do pushchair wise once baby makes her arrival and we have 2 under 2 has not been easy and even though a decision has been made, if I’m honest I’m still not 100% sure it’s the right decision! Arghhh! Why is it so confusing??

It’s so hard trying to guess what a toddler will be doing the following day let alone in a few months time, this is why I’m having such a hard time trying to decide what’s best. Currently Ava is still happy to be in her pushchair and does still nap in it if we are out and about, which is most days.

Originally we thought Ava would be sick of the pushchair by now and therefore we planned to buy a buggy board however my due date is only 7 weeks away and I can’t see Ava giving up her pushchair anytime soon. Plus she’s a bloody nightmare for running off, the longer I can keep her contained the better!

What we plan to use for 2 under 2

So with that in mind We have decided to convert our current pushchair into a double. I have the iCandy peach which can be turned into a double you just need a million adapters and a new carrycot (more about that in a separate post!) Currently a double pushchair is the best option for us, I just worry that Ava will change her mind and we will have waisted our money, fingers crossed she’s stays happy in her pushchair for the foreseeable.

The other option that I haven’t totally ruled out is baby wearing the new baby. I already have a carrier that we bought for going on holiday with Ava. Shorter journeys such as popping to the shops or library I think I will use the carrier but for longer periods of time I’m not sure, that is something we will figure out once she makes her entrance into the world!

Sorry if this is a bit rambly, and not totally useful but I just wanted to share what we are planning to do when we have 2 under 2 (eeek) I will do a full post about converting the icandy once everything arrives, And obviously update you if this was the right decision when little one is here.

If you have/had 2 under 2 I’d love to hear what you did, please leave your words of wisdom in the comments.

Amy x

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