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Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump
Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump
Offered by Activecare Online
Price: 20.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 3 April 2013
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Only breast pump I have ever bought, after reading all the excellent reviews, and I would buy it again in a second! You even get spare parts with it in case the small/delicate parts wear out with time or get lost, although I have not needed them so far and doubt I will for a long time. Really easy to assemble, disassemble and wash, works really well with no leaks and no squeaks, excellent vacuum, and I have used with or without the silicone comfort cushion, although I find it better with.

Remember to read all the instructions if you are a "first time pumper", it takes practice!

Only drawback is that it doesn't come with teats, but you could buy these separately for a standard bottle size. All our feeding bottles & teats are wide neck, so we just transfer the milk for feeding and use these ones for storage, especially as we would never heat up a full 5oz bottle in case baby's not that hungry!

Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt/Nursing Tank - Black - Small
Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt/Nursing Tank - Black - Small
Offered by Undercover Mama
Price: 19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Only One Complaint, 3 April 2013
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Attaches to your favourite bra, easy access, etc. etc. like the description says.
Good sizing, I am an 8-10 and the size small is about right for the moment, although as I get nearer to size 8 it is getting looser.
Nice material, smooth & soft, and long enough to tuck into jeans to keep your back warm.

If not tucked into to jeans, I find it tends to ride up, despite being so long.
The main problem I have with this nursing tank though, is that because it attaches to your bra at the nursing clips and is not attached at the back at all, and the back often rides down below your bra, so wearing it as a stand-alone top in the summer doesn't look too great from behind.

However, it is still an excellent nursing top if you aren't too bothered about this, or for wearing underneath another top, hence 4 stars.

Bamboo Nursing Vest-Black-10/12
Bamboo Nursing Vest-Black-10/12

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Room for improvement - a bit flimsy., 3 April 2013
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It's SUPER-SOFT bamboo!
Long enough to tuck into jeans to keep your back warm.
Would make great sleepwear.

Although people seems to complain that these tops are too small for their sizing, I found the 10-12 to be enormous on me. Really loose around the belly (which for some might be a plus?) and the shelf bra really loose and unsupportive as well. (For reference I am on the small side of a size 10 and cup B/C). Luckily my boobs are small enough not to need too much support, so in this aspect I could have gotten away with it, but even though bigger boobs would fill it out better, I still doubt it would offer enough support except as sleepwear. Also because it was too big, I found the neckline scooped down too far falling below the shelf bra and top of the "peep-holes" which looks rather ridiculous and indecent!
Also, which is a BIG factor for me and nobody ever seems to mention in reviews, the "peep-holes" (circular cut-outs in the shelf bra for breastfeeding) are really big, revealing your entire breast. There is only the most minimal stretch of material that sits above your breast (1cm at most), with no discreet flap of material covering the top of your boob. So not at all discreet for public feeding.

The Naked Ride Home
The Naked Ride Home
Price: 5.32

4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album, 8 May 2008
This review is from: The Naked Ride Home (Audio CD)
1. Buy a copy of this CD
2. Insert CD into CD Player
3. Remove insert from CD case
4. Press play
5. Read the lyrics as you listen!

If there's one thing I will say about Jackson Browne's music, it's that before casting judgement on any of his songs or albums, you really have to have read the lyrics as you listen at least for the first time through. The lyrics are what make his music what it is, and really do deserve at least as much attention and contemplation, if not more, than the tunes themselves. That's not to say that the tunes aren't great as well of course, with those laid-back rocky tones that seem to be Jackson Browne's signature, but they really do mean so much more if you know the lyrics!

With the possible exceptions of "For Taking the Trouble" and "Never Stop", (hence 4 stars) all the songs on this album are A*+! An altogether awesome album, highly recommended! :o)


3.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Little Device, 22 Feb 2008
This product is a wonderful idea if you're fed up with clicky cassette-mp3 converters. Simply plug it into your cigarette lighter, tune it to a blank frequency on the radio (and tune the radio to the same frequency), plug your mp3 player into it via the headphones socket, and you're away. It is even adjustable to fit most sizes of mp3 player, and it comes with a usb socket and standard charging cable, as well as the iPod charging system.

I feel a bit harsh giving this product only 3 stars, as it is a very good device, but there are a few niggles that I feel could have been designed better. The first is that when the device is plugged in to the cigarette lighter socket, and has the mp3 player resting in it it becomes very heavy, putting strain on the cig socket, and sometimes jumping/falling out, especially along bumpy roads or if you brake suddenly. Also, because it is so heavy it is impossible to use this device in conjunction with the multiple cig socket that comes with it, although the multiple cig socket device may come in useful for other, lighter appliances. The second thing I find annoying is that where the 3.5mm jack lead and the usb cable both can be completely removed when not in use, the iPod cable is permanently attached and cannot be removed. I don't own an iPod, so for me this is quite frustrating, because it's one extra cable hanging down, looking messy and completely useless. Thirdly, the usb charging cable supplied with it was far too short to reach from the socket on the FM transmitter to the socket on my mp3 player. I think it assumes that all charging sockets are going to be on the base of the mp3 player, whereas mine is on the side. This was not too much of a problem as it simply meant I had to use the cable that came with my mp3 player in the car instead, although unfortunately this one is far too long and looks even messier! Another slightly irritating factor is that to turn it on each time, you have to hold the button in for a massive 5 seconds. On the plus side, it does remember whichever radio frequency it was last tuned to, so you do not have to retune that each time.

Overall though, this is a fantastic little device, and I certainly wouldn't switch back to using a cassette tape converter. Despite it's deficiencies in certain aspects of the design, I would still highly recommend this FM transmitter, especially as it is such a good price.

TS-1000 Travel Speaker
TS-1000 Travel Speaker

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good Budget Speakers, with room for improvement., 25 Oct 2006
Overall I have given these speakers three and a half to four stars.

The idea behind them is certainly well thought out, and they are louder than your average laptop speakers, and less tinny. Great for listening to music or watching a DVD with mates. I have not tried them with an iPod or Discman, but presumeably they're just as good for mutual listening in this case too.

As for power, there are 3 options:

* Battery Power (3 x AA Batteries) -Supplied

* USB Cable for laptops -Also Supplied

* Mains Adapter -NOT Supplied

There are however a couple of design flaws which makes me feel there is definite room for improvement. Firstly, the fact that although the USB power cable is 2ft (60cm) long, the actual jack lead is only 10ins (26cm), which means the positioning of the speakers is very limited and restricted, particularly if you are using them for a laptop.

My second complaint is with the USB/mains adapter option. The end that plugs into the actual speakers plugs in behind the hinge, so where the speakers open fully when it is not plugged in (ie. when it is battery operated), when it is powered by USB or Mains the speakers don't unfold fully. It is nothing major, only a centimetre's worth of restriction, but still a little annoying. This can be lived with fairly easily, but for the first problem of the short jack lead I would seriously suggest getting some kind of extension, if you find it as restricting as I do. I am looking into doing this myself.

Other than that they are nifty little speakers, and fold up into a reasonable size and shape for portability. They also come with a soft plastic-leather carry case to protect from dust etc. There are two controls: power OFF/ON (with LED) and a volume control. There is no bass boost, but presumeably iPods and Walkmans have this function anyway.

Price: 4.99

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Albumn by a Fantastic Artist!, 4 Oct 2004
This review is from: Voyage (Audio CD)
Christy Moore's music is generally fantastic, and Voyage is a much recommended album. This is probably the album to go for if you are new to Christy Moore's music, it is fairly upbeat (all save the last track) but listening carefully to the tracks there are often hidden meanings and melancholy stories to learn from them, as is often the case with true folk music.

"Mystic Lipstick" is an excelent track to start the CD'll find yourself bouncing along with the lively beat in no time...but listen is not such a happy tale as it first appears. The middle tracks are all terrific as well and the CD ends with a very haunting, melancholy track "Middle of the Island".

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