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Home Zone 5 Pack of Vacuum Storage Space Saver Medium Bags New ( Bag Size 60cms * 50 cms )
Home Zone 5 Pack of Vacuum Storage Space Saver Medium Bags New ( Bag Size 60cms * 50 cms )
Offered by SJS Trading
Price: £14.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish, 13 Oct. 2011
These bags keep loosing the vacuum and break easily, worst thing I've got from Amazon in a long while. The seal is fiddly as well. A waste of money and time.

Chicco Fun Teething Rattle Giraffe
Chicco Fun Teething Rattle Giraffe

3.0 out of 5 stars great toy, 13 Oct. 2011
This was a great toy, was first surprised about how hard the plastic was for a teething toy, wouldn't make this the only teething item. But my baby liked it and chewed on it a lot and also likes the sounds it makes. Don't put it in the steriliser though!

Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads (60 Pieces)
Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads (60 Pieces)
Offered by Activecare Online
Price: £6.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Best ones I've tried, and I've tested a good few!, 13 Oct. 2011
These are by far the superior pads I've used. Have tried Tommy Tippee, Mothercare's and Sainsbury's and they weren't close to the quality of Lansinoh. The shape, the way it fastens with a sticky strip at the back and the fact that they don't crumble up or decide to move to somewhere else in your clothing, as the other brands did is an obvious advantage. They have never leaked either and I'm on my eight month of using them.

The only thing is that I wouldn't use them over night as at least for me it meant blocked milk ducts, and you need to give your skin some time to breathe. But this may just be that they are too efficient.

Spectra 3 Electric Breast Pump
Spectra 3 Electric Breast Pump
Offered by Ana Wiz Ltd
Price: £69.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to assemble and use, 19 May 2011
I've not used any other pumps so cannot compare but the single pump is working fine. Since I'm only occasionally expressing I only tend to get about 30oz out but that may just be my anatomy rather than the pump. It definitely helps to use warm compresses and despite it being a little tricky, more seems to come out if the baby is feeding on the other side at the same time.
It's easy to assemble and use though and looks discreet, e.g we can have the box bit out on the kitchen table without embarrassing any fussy visitors...

One thing I didn't think about was the bottles it supports, it comes with a quite slim bottle, the wide bottle attachment fits our 'thinkbaby' bottles somewhat ok but the tommy tippee ones are still to big. Obviously you can get around this by expressing in to the provided bottle and then pour into another one when you're finished or using freezer bags, but thought I'd mention.
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Grandparents Journal
Grandparents Journal
by Ryland Peters & Small
Edition: Stationery
Price: £14.85

62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit marriage/ nuclear family focused..., 11 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Grandparents Journal (Stationery)
We got 2 of these, one for my partner's parents and one for my mum. It works well if the grandparents in question are still married/following the nuclear family standard and for the religiously inclined as half the questions seem geared to relatives wedding days, the grandparents wedding day, clothes/expectations etc. Also, some questions are very biased, such as assuming you bake cakes with a woman and go to the park or play sports with a man, something my mum cannot really relate to as she both played sports and baked cakes, which most people probably do... I ended up writing my own questions about what she has done in life such as career, travels etc as this book seem to think marriges are the only important thing to aspire to. The book is otherwise nicely laid out and if you have a traditional family with uncomplicated family trees this would be a good purchase.

Journal for Baby's First Year
Journal for Baby's First Year
by Eric Carle
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not as thorough as you'd wish for, 11 Mar. 2011
it has a lovely design, which was the reason I bought it (there's way too many blue and pink items out there) but it has plenty lacking in the kind of questions/fields/statements that you're asked to fill in. Ended up giving it away and got another one in the end.

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4.0 out of 5 stars 2 out of 3 are great, 11 Mar. 2011
I liked these for our little girl but as always when it comes to packs with more than one design there always seem to be one that is less nice. The stripy one and the one with different smaller dinosaurs are great, buttons up the legs and front. The green one has a lame cheeky-o-saur tagline and only two buttons up at the one shoulder making it harder to dress your baby. Overall really liked these though. Would have been even better if they'd had the end of the arm with an extra end bit so the arm could extend to an optional scratch mitt when needed.

Baby to Five: An Early Years Journal
Baby to Five: An Early Years Journal
by Various
Edition: Diary

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book with the majority of things you'd like to remember..., 11 Mar. 2011
I like this book because it is pretty all rounded, and has a longer section for the first year and then talks about birthdays and have standard pages for the following four years. It does assume on a couple of pages that both mum and dad are available to share the birth story etc but is a lovely memory in all for later on. I actually bought two different kinds of these books as I was a bit concerned that the pictures in this was a bit frilly but ended up keeping this as it had far better fields for baby's first moments and memories. It's also relieving to have a book that isn't ridiculously pink or blue.

Dreams in a Time of War
Dreams in a Time of War
by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great and fascinating account of childhood in Kenya at end of colonialism, 31 Jan. 2011
Bought this book after reading the author's 'Wizard of the Crow', which is a brilliant book. Obviously a work of fiction and an account of Wa Thiong'o's childhood are bound to be very different kind of books; whereas Wizard of the Crow brilliantly criticizes an African dictatorship with humour and a great literary style full of twists and imagination, this autobiographical account seems like a very honest account of a boy growing up with a hunger for education and nicely ties in the historical events taking place, not only in Kenya and surrounding African countries towards the end of colonialism, but also with the distant events happening in the rest of the world and fits them in together with other key events in the author's upbringing.

Worth a read.

66Fit Gym Ball With Pump & Dvd - Silver, 65 cm
66Fit Gym Ball With Pump & Dvd - Silver, 65 cm

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ball seems smaller than the 65cm one at the gym, but very good otherwise, 31 Jan. 2011
Easy to pump up and no plastic residue on the ball (other Amazon balls from different brands have that as a negative). The only negative is that the ball seems slightly smaller than the fitness ball at my maternity class that I based the purchase on.
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