We have had a lovely and less drenched bathtime thanks to the cuddledry towel. Dadda McCann has saved himself from being soaked by Fizz’s splashes and the plush fabric makes it more comfortable for her to leave the bath into its soft cuddle. View Post

I was offered the chance to trial a Miele Hybrid hoover for three weeks recently. Of course being a bit of a clean freak (well a bit less now with Mini Mc). I jumped at the chance.

The hoover is sleek in black and silver and comes with a range of attachments but what makes this hoover that bit different is that it has a battery pack inside so once charged you won’t be tripping over leads, it is more portable to use to clean out the car or in my case I even tried it out on my balcony to get rid of the cobwebs.

The hoover itself is easy to use and you can increase/decrease the suction on it. This was great for us as we have started to give Mini Mc finger foods which often get thrown all over. The suction increase was also great for picking up cat hair and I managed to clean my sofa of all fluff.

The only problem I can forsee anyone having is the weight of the hoover. This is its only downside and of course this is probably down to the battery pack.

The Miele Hybrid has an RRP of £499. It is available in most electrical and appliance stores such as Comet and Curries, or via the online Miele store: http://www.miele.co.uk/store/vacuum-cleaners/ or even visiting one of the specialist Miele centres. Full details can be found here: http://www.miele.co.uk/wheretobuy/

This week we recieved a MAM weaning kit which I’ll be reviewing along with my twitter and reviewer friend Luke. View Post

Last night I read that not a lot of parents blog about the bonding experience with baby. View Post

1) The baby always calls the shots. You might like to think little one can be put into a routine; fact is they’ll only do what they want when they want. They choose when you eat, sleep, bathe….everything you want to do is dependent on them.

2) You won’t start to feel remotely like a human being until six months (five months if you’re lucky). This is when newborn becomes a baby and when you start getting some elements of your life back!

3) No matter how house-proud you once were your living room will look like a fairground.

4) Breastfeeding is hard work. It does get easier around 6, 10, 12 and 20 weeks.

5) You need to have ‘you’ time. Make sure you have time to yourself. Ask a friend to come over so you can have an uninterrupted bath or you and your partner can ‘reconnect’. The first few times away from baby are hard, you will feel guilty but you are not bad for wanting time for yourself! If you have no one to look after baby Activity Centres were made so you can eat a full meal or drink a hot cuppa. Invest!