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Elf on the Shelf….

This post is Christmas related ….. 

Have you heard of Elf on the Shelf? 

Okay… to me it’s a very American tradition. The Elf which arrives on the 1st December every year. The Elf is sent by Father Christmas to come and keep a eye out on your child and make sure they are being good so they can stay on the nice list.

Every family seems to do things differently. 

Last year (2015) we had Buddy the naughty Elf to visit. Oh he was a pickle he ate all the chocolates out the sweet box, he swung from the light shades and he even knocked over the Christmas tree amongst other things. 

Bear and Bells favourite thing last year was their pants and knickers on the Christmas tree! 

Some families have a nice Elf come to stay. They do really helpful and kind things. They leave notes to say thank you for having me, bring some thing of the children’s favourite things, leave the chocolate box untouched, do the ironing and the hoovering. 

I’m hoping the nice Elf comes this year.

The Elf goes Christmas eve morning so he can help santa prepare for the long night he has ahead of him… He leaves  nice breakfast and a Christmas eve box which has new pj’s, dvd, hot chocolate and a snack.

Will you be having a visit from A Elf this year? I hope we do…..  

Posted in Cleaning, handy tips, Home made, Kent Family, Local life, love, parent blogger, pbloggeruk, review, thoughtfullness

**Review post** Method cleaning products

I’m sick to death with the amount of chemicals in cleaning products.

I thought I would try a product called Method. There products are not tested on animals, the bottles they use are made from old bottles and their  Nontoxic cleaners are also biodegradable. 

I am trying out the Method multi-surface spray in French lavender and the Method lemon mint hand wash. 

My kitchen and bathroom are usually spotless, but I left the cleaning for  day, well it was Sunday after all, a day of rest! 

So here we go… 

The top is before and the bottom is after. I needed very little to get this clean, it sprayed on in a fine mist unlike other cleaning products which come out as a big lump. It was very easy to just wipe over and I had no rubbing to do for this. 

Bathtub, is it just me or do children end up making the bath go black! I live in the bathroom cleaning and scrubbing, but yet again it was so easy to clean using the Method multi-surface cleaning spray, just spray and wipe! 

I am already in love with this product did I say it smells so nice? 

I hate wearing rubber gloves and some veining products are very harsh on the skin (but suppose it severs me right for not wearing gloves) Method is gentle on your hands. 

So after all that cleaning it’s best to wash my hands with Method hand-wash. It smells amazing too! And it’s so gentle on my skin, and my skin is very sensitive, I haven’t come up in a rash and my hands smell so nice.

Would I buy Method products again? Oh yes! They are great for the envioment, not tested on animals and they smell totally amazing!!! 

Now of to have a look at their website again. Which I have to say is very user friendly. 
Disclaimer: I was not approached by method to review, I have written this review by myself and they are my own thoughts and opinions. 

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What do you need for baby…. Changing bag essential’s

When your pregnant there are so many do’s and don’ts. 

From what you can eat, drink and more important what you should have for baby. 

I am going to do a few “what do you need for baby..” blogs. These are what I found really useful for me. I understand everyone is different and each child is different also.

Let’s start with newborn to six months.

My essentials for this age are:

*Nappies and Wipes

*Nappy cream

*Dummy (Bear didn’t have one but Bell did sometimes) 

*spare muslin (I usually took two with Bell Reflux babies!)

*one set of clothes (a quick trip) or two or three if out all day.

*Nappy cream 

*Bottles and milk. (Obviously if you are breastfeeding be proud and ignore the silly comments the 5% of people make. By law you can feed your child anywhere exempt being in a swimming pool!) 

6 months to 18/22 months.

Okay basically the same as above but you will be able to hopefully reduce the mount of clothes you take with you.

This is weaning stage so don’t forget to pack a drink of water, a spoon,a bib and maybe a bowl too! 

From 18 months plus some children start to potty train. I always suggest waiting until they are ready not you as it will 100% reduce the amount of accidents they have. 

When packing for a child who is toilet training always pack more knickers/pants and trousers than you need, they will come in handy. A great invention I found with Bell was a potty called potete potty. It folds down and easy to carry, it also turns into a toilet seat too! 

Don’t forget to pack the snacks and the drink too! 
There are so many different types of changing bags around now. I’ve had too many But I love Pink lining changing bags I have a little obsession with them. Now Bell needs less I have a little changing bag which is ideal as it fits my phone, keys, wipes and a change of clothes.