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Review – Mumkind: healthy Mum, happy baby

A few weeks ago Rob from Mumkind sent over some products from their range for me to try.

MumkindMumkind describe themselves as s a “new pregnancy nutrition brand designed specifically for mums-to-be and busy new super mums.”  Mumkinds’ website describes their mission as:

“Created by experts in the field of pregnancy nutrition and with support from midwives, Mumkind offers a new and simple way to make sure you are including a range of nutrients in your daily diet.  We all know its important to try and eat a healthy, balanced diet, but including Mumkind products will help you to ‘top up’ what you are already eating, because getting everything you and your baby need is not always easy.  All the products are carefully formulated to help provide nutrients where there is a tendency to fall short.”  Read the Mumkind story here.

They have a number of testimonials from happy customers and supporting comments from Dr Emma Derbyshire, a nutritionalist, and Dot Parry, an experienced midwife.

The Mumkind range includes:

prod1 Ginger Me Baby LozengesGinger Me Baby Lozenges -  Ginger & Chamomile lozenges, designed to help with the nausea and soothe and calm.  The lozenges are wrapped in clear wrappers and you are able to reuse the tub as it is microwavable and freezer proof safe.

  • Available in Sainsuburys.  Ginger & Chamomile lozenges 48g tub –  £3.49

 

prod3 Water Our Way   Water Enhancer Water Our Way – Water Enhancer - Similar to a squash or cordial, but apparently with no calories or carbs (the products use sweetener instead of sugar) the cordial contains Mumkinds’ blend of B vitamins to help reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Water Our Way helps you drink more water, keeps you hydrated and our blend of B vitamins helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Available soon on Amazon.  Mixed berry flavour water Enhancer 30ml (10 drinks) £2.99 

 

prod2 Bump to Baby Nutrition Bars‘Bump to Baby Enhanced Bars’ –  bar with 25% recommended daily allowance of all the nutrients that are essential during pregnancy (and only half the calories of a chocolate bar).

  • Available online – flavours – red berry & yogurt and Chocolate – £1.99.  (Currently out of stock apparently)

 

prod4 Night Night Baby Bedtime drink‘Night Night Baby Bedtime Drink’.  a hot drink with Mumkinds’ blend of key nutrients, each mug has 25% of all the recommended daily allowance of the essential vitamins, minerals needed during pregnancy. In Vanilla & Red Berry or Vanilla & Belgian Chocolate.Luxurious vanilla hot drink

  • Available online – flavours – hint of red berries and hint of Belgian chocolate – £6.99.  350g (14 drinks) (Currently out of stock also)

What did I think of the Mumkind products?

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Mumkind very generously provided me with the Ginger Me Baby Lozenges and the Water Our Way drink enhancer.

I really liked both of the products.  The lozenges had a mild and very pleasant taste.  The ginger was not overwhelming and for someone who is not keen on chamomile, I could not detect chamomile at all to be honest.  I’m not suffering from morning sickness at the moment so can’t comment on the effectiveness in that regard.  But as a sufferer during all my three pregnancies I think the lozenges would have been very nice to suck on when the nausea was at its worse.

If your not a fan of the artificial sweetener flavour then you may want to give the drink enhancer a miss.  But if this does not bother you then the little bottles are handy to pop in your bag and contain enough of the potent cordial to flavour up a number of bottles or glasses of water.  I thought these were a great idea and handy for after pregnancy as well.

All in all I was impressed and would recommend.  The only minus I can see is the price; they are not exactly cheap.  But if you are planning on taking supplements anyway during or after pregnancy then as an alternative I think the prices are on a par.

The other point I would make is i think they are products to be enjoyed in moderation, not to be consumed constantly throughout the day….

If you go over to the Mumkind website now you can also win tickets to the 2014 Olympia Baby Show in London!

And a note to Rob at Mumkind – it would be nice to have the ingredients list for each product on your website. [Update - Rob has let me know that he is working on this as I type!]

 

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18 unequivocal signs you’re the parent of a toddler

Very funny post from Mumsnet…

 

18 unequivocal signs you’re the parent of a toddler

Dizzily thrilled if you get a post-7am lie-in? Prone to asking your colleagues if they’ve been to the loo before you head out to a meeting? If any of the following seem wearily familiar to you, then you must be the parent of a toddler

Do your pregnant friends know what they’re letting themselves in for? Could they benefit from a few expert tips? Why not let ‘em know about Bumpfest, Mumsnet’s first ever baby event; it will be packed full of info on what to expect from birth and your baby’s first months – plus food, (non-alcoholic) drink and goodies! Grab a ticket here (plus find out more about our group discount offer…).  

1. You automatically get excited and start pointing out the nee-naw whenever you hear a siren. Even to your workmates.

2. Waking up at 7.30 seems like a lie-in.

3. You are disappointed and apologetic when the level crossing is open and no trains are coming.

Click through here to Mumsnet to read the rest.  Very funny!

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A Healthy Happy Lunch Today For The Kids.

Slices of healthy, toasted wholemeal/granary loaf with ham and cheese, cucumber side and milk to drink.

healthy lunch for kids

healthy lunch for kids

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A Healthy School Lunch!

healthy school lunch

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Mum Paints Amazing Pictures On Her Kids Lunch Napkins – Every Day!

Wow, check out these amazing drawings by Nina Levy.  Here she explains what she does…

I’ve been drawing on napkins daily for my two sons’ lunch boxes since 2006. The napkins are drawn mostly with “art markers” and a few paint markers. Over nine hundred of the school lunchbox napkins are posted on my blog “Daily Napkins”.

I haven’t missed a school or summer camp day yet, so I have had plenty of opportunity for practice to participate in the TUACA napkin art competition. My fixation with lions (the TUACA bottle features two lions) was fortunate to win the grand prize.

See all her amazing napkin artwork on her blog here.

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10 Things Mothers Need To Teach Their Daughters

Babygirl and Mamasim

Babygirl and Mamasim

Here is a lovely post from Heather of It’s a lovely life.  Make sure you click on the link to go through to the post on her site to read the rest…..

Childhood goes by so quickly

When my first daughter was born I remember the long, sleepless nights and practically everyone telling me to enjoy it because she will be grown before I know it. Now that she is 14, I totally get it. It really does go by way too quickly. Now that I have three daughters I understand how limited our time together is and before long they will be off conquering the world! Here are 10 things mothers need to teach their daughters. Although I say mothers, I really mean parents. These lessons empower our daughters to be bold, strong and the best that they can be!

1. Value yourself  – you are priceless. Know that you are important. No one else can replace you. When you value yourself, you will recognize when someone does not value you or show you respect. If someone doesn’t know your value, don’t give them your time.

Read the rest of the post here….

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REVIEW – MAX FACTOR COLOUR CORRECTOR CC STICKS

New Make Up Review!

MAX FACTOR COLOUR CORRECTOR CC STICKS

If you would like to read a great review on the new Max Factor Colour Corrector Sticks, please click here to be taken through to the post on my sister makeup site.

 

MAX FACTOR COLOUR CORRECTOR CC STICKS

MAX FACTOR COLOUR CORRECTOR CC STICKS

 

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10 Dads Give Their Experiences: Finding Out She’s Pregnant

Touching reads……

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Hope you enjoyed!

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4 Ways To Simplify Your Life – Life As A Mum

Here are some things I have been working on lately to help me with my busy life.  I never have enough time so here are 5 things I am doing to rectify the situation!Harassed-Mum-post-image2

Simplify Your Life Number 1 – Create Systems

Work on and work out the best way of doing something; the best system for getting something done.  Whether it be ironing his shirts (because there is no way your ironing anything else in the house!) or cleaning the bathrooms.  Ask yourself – what is the easiest and most effective way of getting this done?  Once you have the answer always use this system.

Simplify Your Life Number 2 – Do It The Night Before

When the kids are finally in bed all I want to do is sit down, drink my cup of tea and catch up on Facebook and Bloglovin.  However, I have learnt that if I just spend 10 minutes making the kids lunch and packing their bags for school the next day before I sit down, it makes a hell of a difference to my mornings.  Try it.  What things can you do the night before so that you can avoid being stressed in the mornings?

Simplify Your Life Number 3 – Create A Schedule

This can be as simple as knowing you have to be up at 6.05am (ouch) and out the door by 8.10am.  Or as complex as scheduling each task in 10 minute slots. Whatever it is understand that you have a finite amount of time and a prescribed number of tasks that have to completed at any time.  To avoid meltdown, do yourself a favour and know when and how long you should be taking for each of these tasks.

Simplify Your Life Number 4 – De Clutter

Get rid of it.  My husband accuses me of being the world’s worst hoarder (i am so NOT babe!)  But life with hubby and 3 kids means that we just accumulate stuff.  Lots and lots of stuff.  Take the time to do a regular (or even every now and then!) de-clutter.  All the stuff that you don’t need, won’t use and is just taking up room and making your house look messy, throw in the bin or the recycling or sell on ebay.  You will feel much better.  You can breathe in your house.  And have people over now.

Tell me how you are simplifying your life?

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The Best Quote About Children

Lady Bird Johnson, former U.S. first lady

 

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”

 

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