How I Protected Sensitive Skin When Washing Baby Clothes

How I Protected Sensitive Skin When Washing Baby Clothes

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How I Protected Sensitive Skin When Washing Baby Clothes

When you are pregnant or a new mum you have lots to think about. Nappies, creams, dummies, bottles, it can all get a bit confusing. When I was pregnant and longing for my baby to arrive I remember washing all the new clothes and folding them neatly, arranging them in the wardrobe and getting excited for the impending arrival. It’s important that these precious new things are washed carefully to protect delicate baby skin. Here’s how I protected sensitive skin when washing baby clothes.

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Firstly, you need a good non-bio, like Persil, and a very gentle fabric conditioner, like Comfort Pure. These products are specially designed to be gentle and Persil non-bio contains no enzymes which protects skin while the Comfort Pure softens fibres in fabrics so that they are soft and gentle against your baby, they also have the British Skin Foundation Stamp of approval which shows they have been independently reviewed to ensure they meet the needs of sensitive skin. I bought my products from Asda, who are currently selling special packs of Persil (25wash) and Comfort Pure (42wash). Persil non-bio and Comfort Pure work with the Baby Charity Tommy’s to support the important work they do in research into pregnancy, miscarriage, still birth and prematurity. They aim to raise £100,000 to support Tommy’s #Mums4Tommys. This is so important, especially for that newborn skin, the softest, delicate skin.

Tommy’s is a charity that personally I have supported since I had C. I think becoming a parent makes you more aware of anything related to pregnancy and children. I count myself as exceedingly blessed to have two healthy children. I had two healthy pregnancies.

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I know that this isn’t the case for so many women. One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, around 60,000 babies are born prematurely every year and there are over 4000 still births. They are truly devastating statistics. Such loss changes lives. Tommy’s works tirelessly to find out why these things happen, what can be done to stop them and in developing new tests to help identify at-risk women and pregnancies.

In the past few years, very sadly, I know many people who’ve experienced miscarriage, prematurity and still birth. It is truly sobering to know just how many lives are affected by these events. It’s not just the parents, but wider families and friends who mourn the loss. I will say that the feeling of utter helplessness you experience as a friend is palpable. I don’t think I’ve ever felt as useless. What is so surprising about this subject is that most people you speak to have some experience of baby loss. It’s sad to know that in this day and age there is still so much loss. I hope that Tommy’s continue to research and learn about why they happen so that they can help stop it in the future.

I’m really pleased to see Persil and Comfort Pure supporting this amazing cause, I think it’s a great pairing!

If you want to buy the special packs of Persil (25wash) and Comfort Pure (42wash) they are in stores now, you can also donate directly to Tommy’s by visiting their website. Please show your support in any way you can to help Tommy’s in their amazing work.

Comfort Creations Fabric Conditioner

Comfort Creations Fabric Conditioner

I have a bit of a thing for fabric conditioner. Don’t judge me. Ever since my washing machine broke a few years ago and I had to use a laundrette for a while I realised that the world of fabric conditioners is a fragrant place to be. I love my clothes to smell great and I find a good fabric conditioner can make your clothes smell good even if they’ve been in the wardrobe a bit.

The new Comfort Creations Fabric Conditioner smells divine.Comfort have linked with top international perfume houses Firmenich and  International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) to produce 3 new fragrances.

We were sent the Honeysuckle and Sandlewood Comfort Creations Fabric Conditioner which is an oriental fragrance which smells of vanilla and frangipani which personally I think smells heavenly. I love getting into bed when the sheets have been freshly washed with this one. It is very relaxing!

Comfort Creations Fabric Conditioner

They also do an Indian Rose and Musk and a Snapdragon and Patchouli. I have added those to my list to try when the Honeysuckle and Sandlewood Comfort Creations Fabric Conditioner runs out! The 33 wash bottles have an RPP of £3.30 but currently Asda have them on offer at just £2.00 so grab some quickly!

 

 

Sunday Morning Nature Walk with Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

Sunday Morning Nature Walk with Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

In a bid to increase the kids walking capacity in the run up to our trip to Disneyland Paris soon we are trying to encourage them to walk as much as possible. Therefore this week we took a Sunday morning nature walk with our Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. We were sent the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom to review as it’s a new camera phone that has a particularly impressive sounding camera, 20.7MP and 10x optical zoom has to make your inner camera geek perk up and listen doesn’t it?

We decided that one of the best ways to put any camera to the test is to take nature shots. It allows you to show colours, textures and to see nature in all it’s glory. From our little corner of Suburbia we are really lucky to have access to great cities but also be able to walk straight out of our front door and less than five minutes in any direction we can be in fields or woods. It’s a great place to live and as well as the beautiful nature we have livestock and parks that keep the kids happy. I wouldn’t want to live somewhere more urban than this. I love suburbia!

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is big. That’s the first real thing I can tell you. It’s substantially bigger than any camera phone I’ve had before and it’s heavy too but I’m willing to forgive the size if I don’t have to carry a separate camera too! It is nice to hold, the shape fits perfectly into my palm and makes me feel safe in the knowledge I won’t drop it, which can only be a good thing. I haven’t used Android before and it has taken me some time to get used to the operating system and how to get the best from both the phone and the camera but now it’s getting easier and I’m finding it straightforward. There are things I miss about my iPhone but no where near as many things as I expected. I could be heading towards Android conversion!

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Our walk unearthed snails, ‘fairies’ and flowers, all of which photographed well with the Samsung Galaxy Kzoom. I like how easy it is to zoom in and the clarity it provides in the photos. The colour of the bottom snail shell is perfect, it looks stunning!

 

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Further on the walk we were thrilled to see this pony with her foal, they were beautiful together and we stood and cooed over them for a while and I managed to grab a couple of lovely shots of them. We were surprised to see blackberries looking almost ready for picking, they normally don’t look so good until later in the year but these are starting to look tasty already in the sunshine! The black post box is on the gate to a lovely house, I love that they have this box for their mail. It would make every letter even junk mail that bit more exciting if you had to open your own post box to get it I think.

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Of course no walk is complete without a trip to the playground! It might not be fancy but a roundabout and a swing provide a few minutes of enjoyment (even Daddy Ramblings joined in the fun, that’s him on the swing in the background!)

Samsung has launched ‘100 Days of Family’ – a campaign to celebrate the diversity of the modern British family life by inviting 50 families from across the country to tell their unique stories through the lens of the Galaxy K zoom. It’s quite amazing to see such a broad range of families and the things they get up to. We love scrolling through our mobiles looking at photos taken over a few months to see how many great things we’ve got up to and how many amazing memories we’ve captured. Sometimes you need that reminder of how much fun you’ve had and it always gives me inspiration to think of the next great activity to try too!

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a great solution to my issue of not wanting to carry a phone and a camera because the camera is good quality but also very versatile so I won’t feel like I’ve missed out by not taking a ‘proper’ camera with me. Since the walk I’ve also been practicing with the camera at home and C thinks the best way to do that is to take lots of Lego shots, here are a couple for you to judge!

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Finally, my favourite thing about the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is it’s abilty to take good shots of the children. Recently, I’ve found that it’s near impossible to get them to look directly at the camera but I’ve found I’m getting more and more shots of them face on which is so nice!

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We were gifted a Samsung Galaxy K Zoom for the purposes of this review

 

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