There are baby changing bags and then there are Yummy mummy changing bags! These are like the Ferrari of changing bags. They are expensive but what you get is a stylish bag that looks a little bit different from everything else and you will probably have a unique product that your friends won’t have. (more…)
Bottle warmers are one of those things that look a bit of a gimick. Something that other people own and that you dont really need. Well get that idea out of your head right now. These devices are a great time saver. No need to boil the kettle and wait around for the water to go cold, a bottle warmer will heat the water around the bottle, staying warm.
So what do these convienient time savers do? Its simple, they heat up water and you place the bottle in it. The water heats the milk in the bottle. They work exactly as the boiling water in the jug trick except without the need for a kettle.
What are the advantages to a bottle warmer and are they the best way to warm a bottle?
Hopefully you are convinced that the best option is to go out and buy one immediately! But which one, should you choose? Well the decision is yours but to make it easier we have chosen three of the most popular, see bottle warmer reviews below:
So there you have it, a review if three of the best baby milk warmers. Now all you have to do is decide if you actually need one!
Angelcare sell two things in the UK, nappy bin systems, baby monitors and bath support systems. Their products are rebnowned for the quality of build and functions that they build into their ranges.
We have reviewed two of their top selling baby monitors below to try and give you an idea of what you get when you buy something from Angelcare.
The 401 is one of their most popular movement and sound monitors. Not only does it look stylish, it also has an under mattress monitor and in room temperature gauge. Th AC401 also has a re-assurance ticking noise that ensures that you know the monitor is still working while baby sleeps silently.
The first thing you notice about the Angelcare 401 is the clarity of the sound. Its like listening to baby in the same room. Battery power is conserved by shutting off the sound transmission when absolutely no sound is detected. The transmitter re-activates on the slightest noise.
The system consists of two units, the baby monitor and the parent unit. The parent unit is portable and will last for a full 8 hours without a re-charge. There is an alarm that sounds when you are out of range but the baby unit will transmit up to 250m so it is unlikely you will ever hear it!
The temperature in the babies room can be viewed on the clear LCD display on the parent unit.
A fantastic baby monitor with more than enough features for any parent.
If you feel you need to go one step further than listening to baby and want to watch them as well then the AC1100 is the model for you. This unit is three monitors in one piece of kit. It combines video, movement and audio sensing to give you total peace of mind.
The baby unit is similar in appearance to the model above but it has the inclusion of a full colour camera. The HD camera can be zoomed and panned from the parent unit.
As with all Angelcare units the sound quality is exceptional and the range is around 250m. The parent unit is a portable unit that has around 8hours operatin on a full charge. A great feature of the parent unit is the talk back function. This allows you to chat to your baby and calm them down if you hear them stir.
The AC1100 has the same re-assurance tick system and the same under mattress sensor as the AC401.
Our advise is, if you can afford it then the Angelcare AC1100 is fantastic, but it is expensive. If you can live without a video link then the AC401 is a fantastic baby monitor at a quarter of the price!
Choosing your car seat is both important and difficult. On the one hand your baby needs to be safe but on the other hand, everybody has a budget. How do you choose your car seat and what are all these groups about?
Car seat groups and weights
What makes car seat shopping even more confusing is that they are split into groups. What are these car seat groups? See the table below.
||Approximate Age of Child
||Birth to 13 kg (29 lb)
||Birth to 12 months
||Birth to 18 kg (40 lb)
||Birth to around 4 years
||9 kg to 18 kg (20-40 lb)
||9 months to around 4 years
||9 kg to 36 kg (20-79 lb)
||9 months to around 12 years
||15 kg to 36 kg (33-79 lb)
||4 years to 12 years|
For more info about choosing your car seat you could check out the Which guide.
As a new born you will be looking at group 0 car seats but a lot of them stretch across a couple different groups. There are lots of car seats on the market so which one do you choose? Well below we have chosen ten of the best new born car seats currently available. These were chosen because of their popularity, usability, size and price.
Fisherprice safe voyage
Group 0/1, up to 18kg
The safe voyage car seat from fisherprice can be converted from rear to front facing. It has a removable, washable cover and has deep sides for impact protection. The seat itself can be reclined without having to remove from the vehicle.
Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix Car Seat
Group 0+, up to 13kg
Maxi-cosi is perhaps one of the better known car seat manufacturers. The cabriofix car seat is a compact unit that fits perfectly onto the maxi-cosi base unit. You can use the unit on its own but this setup allows you to carry around a much smaller car seat than other brands and still maintain the same safety and protection. The cabriofix car seat is available in lots of colours and patterns.
Graco Logico S HP
Group 0+, up to 13kg
Graco is another huge manufacturer of baby products. The logico S HP is a reclining car seat with a 2 position canopy and 3 position harness. it is lightweight and small in construction and has a five point harness to hold baby safely in position. it has a recliner indicator and side impact protection.
Graco Junior Baby
Group 0+, up to 13kg
The Graco range of car seats is phenomenal! This is a budget car seat that offers some great benefits. If you already have a graco push chair and a base then this unit will slot onto either of them with ease. It has side impact protection and a three point harness. The canopy is adjustable and the cover is machine washable.
Group 0+, up to 13kg
The pebble is one of maxi-cosi’s best selling car seats. It comes in a number of different colours and when used with the maxi cosi base offers a very easy to use product. A major feature of the pebble is the harness which is one of the easiest to install on the market. The pebble includes a support pillow and headhugger for younger babies.
Even though we have listed these here, don’t take our word for it. Get out there and have a play with them. Another important point to note is that not all car seats will fit in all cars, its important to check with measurements. We would also suggest that you try and actually install the car seat in your vehicle before you buy, this sounds ridiculous but a lot of stores will let you do this.
Us humans are weird at times. We stroll around the planet thinking we own the place making up ridiculous links between happenings. Below are some weird pregnancy myths that people actually believe about having a baby.
OK some of them may be true but a lot of them just seem to ridiculous for people to even believe!