According to my GP, one of the vitamins that kids in the UK lack the most is vitamin D. No surprise there seeing as vitamin D is obtained through exposure to sunlight and here in the UK we hardly get any. Though you can also obtain the needed level of vitamin D through other things like oily fish, eggs and and fortified fat spread this isn’t always easy. Earlier in the year, my daughter was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiently and was prescribed supplements which she had to take for six months. Since it ran out, I have been worried about her level of vitamin D and was happy to hear about Natures Aid vitamin D3 drops.
With no added sugar, artificial colours or flavouring, Natures Aid Vitamin D3 drop was designed for babies and children.
How To Use:
For Infants and children aged 1 month to 5 years old: Take 0.5ml daily 1-2 times daily. Place drops onto mothers nipple or a pacifier and allow baby to suck for 30 seconds or mix with formula, juice or food.
Not suitable for infants consuming 500ml or more of formula milk a day and infants under 1 month of age unless under medical supervision.
The Vitamin D3 drops is really easy to use. It comes with a tube dropper which make measuring the right amount easy. My daughter is not keen on the taste so I mix with with juice or put it in her cereal.
For more information on the supplement, please visit Natures Aid
I was sent this 50ml bottle of Natures Aid Vitamin D3 drops for the purpose of the review. Read my disclaimer here.
I don’t now about you but one of the things I look forward to during the festive season is the food. Its like an all you can eat buffet that lasts for days if not weeks. I love grabbing a box of chocolate and sitting by the TV with the family.
1. Carluccio’s Christmas Festive Hamper ( £65.00 ) is jam packed with classic Italian foods like ragu, wheat pasta and even a bottle of prosecco.
2. Green and Black Connoisseur Collection has such a wide range to chose from and even comes with a tasting wheel which tells you which chocolate is great paired with something else.
3.Cadbury Roses ( £9.19 ) is one of the many chocolates I enjoy during the festive period. I personally like going through the tin and eating my favourites till what’s left is the flavour no one wants.
4. Black Vanilla have brought out 6 very festive flavour this season. They are Mince pie gelato, Turkey and cranberry gelato, Mulled wine sorbetto, Brandy Butter Gelato, Panettone Gelato and a Christmas Pudding flavour. The Mulled wine flavour does sound very tempting.
5. Fabulously Fox’s assorted biscuit tin and a cup of tea = perfection. My favourite is the Chunkie Cookie, then the Viennesse, then the… Ok ill stop.
6. We all know about Moonpig.com. But did you know they do even more cool stuff like this Personalised Beer selection with Tankard ( £20.00 )
7.Another great gift from Moonpig.com, a personalised Christmas hamper with a bottle of wine, cheddar cheese, fruit cake and more.
8. Some mouth watering Chutneys from English Provender.
9. Shared these Thornton Christmas model ( £10.00 ) chocolate with my daughter last year and she loved them. Can’t wait to have them again this year.
10. Butler’s Christmas Chocolate collection is comes with a selection of 12 alcohol free chocolate truffles, pralines and many other flavours.
Over the years, buying christmas presents for your loved ones has become some what easier. There is such a wide range to choose from for any age group. To kick off this year’s gift idea posts I have rounded up some of the best tablets available. From the ever so popular Apple iPads to the brand new money saving Tesco Hudl.
Tesco Hudl — The brand new Tesco Hudl is available in a vast range of colours and allows you to stream videos straight to a TV using a Micro HDMI to HDMI cable.size…7″ battery life…9 Hours price…£119.00 or £60 using Tesco Clubcard Boost.
Apple iPad— Apple are the leaders when it comes to talets. They have the iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad 1,2 or 3 which can all do a range of things. size…5.3″ battery life…Prices start from £249 for the iPad mini.
Sony Xperia tablet Z— One of 2013 most popular tablet. It is the thinnest and lightest Android tablet available. size 10.1 inch…battery life…up to 10 hours…price…£299
Google Nexus 10— If you love all thing Google then the nexus 10 is the one to get. Like a laptop, it allows you to create a multi users. So every one has their own space. size 10″…battery life up to 9 hours… price £319
Lenovo Yoga 8— The coolest thing about this tablet is that it has an expandable memory so you don’t have to stick to the 16GB it comes with. size 8″…battery life…up to 18 hours price…£199 for wifi only or £229 for 3G.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2— Not sure whether to get a tablet or a laptop? Then the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is the ideal choice. It even comes with Microsoft Office suite. size…10.6″ battery life…up to 8 hours price…£359 for 32GB
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0— Like the Lenovo tablet, this one also has an expandable memory. What stands out about the Samsung Galaxy note is the S Pen as note everyone want to use their fingers. size…8″ battery life… up to 8 hours price…£299
I have reached that stage in my pregnancy where every and I mean EVERYTHING annoys me. Hubby forgets to lift the toilet seat again ARGHH. Not having the decency to offer me a seat on public transport even more ARGHH. I’d like to blame my quick annoyance on the fact that I am having a lot sleepless nights and cannot overlook irritating things anymore. I forgot how annoying people the things people say/do to you during pregnancy can be. Below is a list of just some of the things I’ve experienced so far.
Do you know what are you having? The word what in this question is so annoying. “What?” Is it a thing?
You still haven’t had the baby yet? Yes, I am still pregnant. At 38 weeks, no one wants this baby out of here more than I do.
“You look so tired”. Yes and so so do but you don’t have a bun in the oven is my reply to people who say this to me. Obviously not to their face.
“Its par for the course” – This was what my GP told me when I told him I keep throwing up to the stage of throwing up blood.
“Is it a boy or a girl?”. Why does it matter to you a stranger standing next to me at the bus stop.
Stare at my belly. I didn’t swallow a ball. Its a baby so quit staring me!
You look so young. How old is young though? I don’t look 11,15 or 18 so please tell me how do I look so young?
Point at my belly. The only time this is acceptable is when a four year old does it. As I experience this every time I drop my daughter of at school. But when an adult does it… Oh I just wanna punch them
Touch my belly or another part of my body.- Look, I don’t know you AND I don’t know where your hands have been so please refrain from touching me.
“You ought to loose weight you know “- This was said to be a couple of weeks efter having my first child by my husband’s uncle. How RUDE!!. Till this day when I think about it I get so upset.
Ever wanted to track your peas from the farm to your freezer? Well, now you can thanks to Birds Eye’s new Facebook App. The new traceable packaging is being introduced to all the brand’s Petit Pois range allowing consumers to track the origin of their peas using unique code that should be inputted in the app.
The app was launched to celebrate Birds Eye’s heritage of over 65 years of growing peas. As well as tracing the origin of your peas, the app showcases a video of the process used in growing peas.
For more information or to try out the app, visit Birds Eye Facebook.
I found out I was pregnant quite early on this time. I think I was about 5 weeks into it actually. After having my first child I became one of those people. Period an hour late and I fret about being pregnant.
I went to the clinic with the thought if I’m not pregnant, please book me in for an updated contraception because what I have is just not suitable for me any more. Long story short the nurse done a test and voila I’m pregnant. My instant reaction was tears. As well as a million thoughts going through my head. How will I being up another child. What will people say. I just wasn’t ready to have another one. ( I bet you are thinking should have kept your legs close shouldn’t you. Well, I couldn’t agree more.)
Upon finding out, the next thing to do was obvious. Inform the father…. and my family ( the part I dreaded the most). Because of the reaction I received about my first pregnancy, I feared for the worst. But it was nothing like that. I was congratulated and support. This really shocked, but pleased me.
However, it still didn’t/hasn’t changed how I feel. I feel like I succeeded with my first child out of shear to luck and that this time round I will fail as a mother. I fear that my whole life will change once again. ( I am extremely scared of change ). The pregnancy itself hasn’t be easy. I have been nauseous all through. Been throwing up blood. On iron tablets.
Now at 37 weeks pregnant, I am excited to meet the new addition to my family and I am sort of ready to be a mum again and I know my four year old is extremely excited to be a big sister!
A couple of weeks ago, I went down to see the Spring Summer collection from jewellery brands Bouton and Buckley London ( See Here ). They are now offering a chance for one of my readers to win a piece worth up to £150 from the collection. To enter:
Simply tweet your favourite piece of jewellery (worth upto £150 ) from http://www.bouton.co.uk to
@mybouton using #mybouton + @joyfuljoyous for a chance to win it.
If something from Buckley Jewellery catches you your same as above Tweet your favourite piece of jewellery (worth upto £150 ) from http://www.buckleylondon.com to
@BuckleyJeweller using #buckleylondon + @joyfuljoyous for a chance to win it.
Closes next Monday 25th November 2013
For all my beauty lovers out there, tomorrow, the Telegraph are releasing their new beauty box which contains seven, yes seven full sized products worth £100 for just £15! I dont want to keep banging on about this but Christmas is near and this would make a great present for a loved one with breaking the bank.That’s if you don’t get it for yourself.
- Elemis SOS Emergency Cream (15ml) £19.40
- OPI Nail Lacquer (15ml), worth £11.50
- Bellapierre Black Mineral Mascara (9ml, full size), worth £19.99
- Calvin Klein Créme Lipstick- Flutter (3.5g,full size), worth £14.00
- Joico K-Pak Shampoo to repair hair (300ml) worth £14.00
- Pecksniff’s Hand and Body Lotion with Orange, Mandarin, Geranium and Cedarwood (250ml), worth £12.00
- Pecksniff’s Shower and Bath Gel with Orange, Mandarin, Geranium and Cedarwood (250ml, worth £12.00
Full details on how to get yours will be in tomorrow’s copy ( Saturday 16th November ) of The Telegraph. Click here to find out more