Wednesday, 29 October 2014

My 1st Years - Blanket Review.

I recorded a video a little while ago, which was the first impressions once I opened the box. I immediately loved the blanket, you can tell it is amazing quality by the weightiness of it. The knit, which I've tried to capture for you in a photograph below is wonderful. It is very, very soft so is  suitable as a first blanket (and a continue to use because it gets so many compliments blanket!). The My 1st Years  blanket is part of their baby shower gift selection, the range is gorgeous and you will be able to find something to fit most budgets and tastes!

We've now used it a few times and it has kept her wonderfully warm in the pushchair, car seat and while she has been ill she has snuggled in it on me too. Her being ill also means that we have had to wash it a few times and the photos below are post wash.

The video is a little out of sync and due to being the house of tummy bug I didn't have time to record another yet so if you can bare it then please have a watch. If not all the details are below!

It's 100x100 cms -  a brilliant size

The edges are beautifully finished

The stars are embossed in the wool, not an extra layer of fabric so they won't peel off

It is thick & heavy - perfect for keeping baby snug in various conditions

The blanket is a very good cream colour, not too cream but not quote white. Lovely.

There are 8 colours of stiching to choose from (I went with Mink which is gorgeous)

The blanket comes in at an AMAZING £25 with free personalisation.

There is an option NOT to personalise too

The blue box is an extra special touch and can totally be reused as a keepsake box

This is ideal for baby showers & with Christmas coming up I'd highly recommend you check it out!

My 1st Years Social Links

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We received this blanket for review purposes. 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

My Songs Spotify App & Let It Go

I'm a bit of a Spotify addict. Every piece of tech in the house capable has Spotify installed on it. I love music and I have long playlists that I like to listen to during my day while I'm blogging or in the evening while I'm gaming.
 If I don't have any content that I want to write up then I let Eldest use Spotify on my old laptop (which she uses for work sometimes). We like very different types of music she likes 1 Direction (who I thought were the wanted this one time...), Katy Perry and a few other that I am too old to know about apparently.

  Rather than have her mess about on my playlists and risk her deleting a playlist so good that it would make me emosh out about it if it were deleted or edited she uses an app call My Songs.

 It has a bright yellow logo so she knows that is hers and can't get it confused with anything else on there.

Eldest clicks this little yellow square and now has access to a lot of kid friendly pre-made playlists.

Once you enter the app you are presented with a child friendly navigation system. I didn't have to explain anything to Eldest and she is only 7.

I think the two with great relevance to right at the moment is Halloween playlists and the Christmas ones. So once you have gone into your chose categories this is what it will look like if there is more than one playlist available.

You have the option to subscribe and share each playlist which means if you have a social little one then they can pass their favourites along to their pals OR you can pass them on to your own parenty friends when they need some tracks to keep the kids happy. 

I think it is a great alternative to the somewhat outdated CD and still give the parents a great deal of control over what they listen to. You will have to check some playlists as they do have a few tracks on there that aren't going to be for everyone like Nicki Minaj. 

With the festive season coming up this will actually be our choice over the radio or any of our CD's. 

If you need further prompting - have this track which you can find on the album My Favourite Movie Songs - 


We were given a CD of children's music in exchange for this write up, all opinions are my own. 


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