‘Get the World Ready’ – new campaign by Dettol



I remember very clearly the days leading up to the arrival of H, I spent a good deal of time cleaning the most random of places in the house (places he would never even go!) just in case he got any dirt on him!

The first journey in the car I remember like it was yesterday not over 4 years ago, we were travelling from our big hospital to our local hospital for me to have one more nights stay after my C-section, after spending what seemed like hours working out how the car seat straps worked we clicked our precious bundle into the car seat base, I painfully managed to squeeze myself into the passenger seat and started on the 20 min journey to the other hospital.  After about 2 minutes my husband pulled over and I went to sit in the back, just to check H was breathing!!!


This was H at 3 days old, yes he was a very big boy!!!

With the arrival of H came my need to have to clean everything, Dettol anti-bacterial Cleansing Surface wipes were a must, as was the spray, I think once you become a mum you see a whole new plethora of bugs and germs that you never really noticed before.

When they start to crawl a whole new world of germs awaits, why is it that every baby always seems to find the one piece of chewed up spat up food and decide that it is a delicacy that must be tasted!  Crawling on the floor, hands in mouth it was a constant battle against germs wherever we went!  I always carry hand sanitizer even now and wipes so if we needed to use changing rooms that had been left in not such a good state then I could at least give it a wipe down and feel confident everything was clean.

Once H went to nursery it really upped the stakes in bringing every bug home, I seriously have never felt so ill in all my life as everything H got I got!, 5 bouts of tonsillitis in 3 months was really draining, again the hand sanitizer was always never far from me.

Dettol have launched a new campaign about getting the world ready for your new arrival.  Part of this campaign is some really good advice which I have detailed below:

No matter how clean your home is, it’s essential to take extra care when you’re preparing for the arrival of a new-born or have a toddler keen to explore.   Adopting these simple hygiene habits will ensure that your home is hygienically clean and safe for your little one:


Healthier Surfaces

  • Nurseries should be kept free of harmful germs, especially in the first few weeks.  Don’t forget it’s not just the changing mat and cot that can harbour germs but also frequently touched areas like the door handles and light switches.  Dettol Anti-bacterial Surface Cleanser has no taint, no odour and no bleach and is suitable for use in baby contact areas.


Germ Free on the Go  

  • From that first night in the hospital to the first trip out,  keep car seats, highchairs and all your baby equipment germ free with Dettol Anti-bacterial Cleansing Surface Wipes which kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and are great for hard to reach surfaces and on the go.



  • Keeping your hands clean, before and after handling your little one, is really important to make sure germs don’t spread. If you’re feeding, changing, or perhaps handling food or pets, try our Dettol No-Touch Hand Wash System. It automatically dispenses anti-bacterial Hand Wash, after you place your hands under the nozzle to help prevent the spread of germs.


Added Laundry Protection

  • It’s not just re-used baby clothes and bedding that can harbour germs, new ones can too! While washing at low temperatures is kind to baby’s clothes, it doesn’t offer protection against bacteria which can survive below 60˚C. Use our unique Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser alongside your normal detergent and softener to guarantee hygienic cleaning, even at temperatures as low as 15˚C.

They have also released some lovely videos which follow some new mums on their way through pregnancy through to the arrival of their gorgeous little ones.


So why don’t you share your memories of getting the world ready for your baby #gettheworldready http://www.dettol.co.uk

This is a collaborative post with the videos provided by Dettol


Mini Weekend Box – Review plus code for a free box

H is obsessed with arts and crafts in our house, ask him what does he want to do and I guarantee arts and crafts will be the reply.

Now if you are like me and looking for inspiration (no matter how I try I am not crafty) then the weekend box is for you.

Weekend Box Club started out in April 2013 by Andy to deliver inspirational, creative activities to busy families, all boxes come with free delivery and fit through the letterbox so no having to run to the Post Office to collect a parcel if you are out, also they are actually addressed to your little one which causes great excitement in our household as H loves to receive post!

All Weekend Boxes are themed around topical events such as Mother’s Day, Easter etc and activities fit into one of four categories:

  • Something to make (arts and crafts)
  • Something to bake (cooking activities)
  • Something to explore (sensory exploration activities)
  • Something Green (something to plant or up-cycle)

Opening the box is very exciting as you don’t know what you will be receiving.

We received the Mini Weekend Box which costs £4.95 including free delivery.


Mini Weekend Boxes arrive fortnightly and can be paused at any point, they contain two activities with all the bits you need for the task.


We had a bird mask to make which H had great fun doing, I was only involved in cutting out the eyes in the card.


The End Result


The other activity was to plant some seeds for our own rainforest which is currently growing!

The Weekend Box is really a great idea and very good for fun for all ages of children including adults!

If any of my readers would like to try their first weekend box free then please go onto the Weekend Box website and enter the Promo Code REBECCA204.


Disclaimer –  I was given a Mini Weekend Box free to review but all opinions and words are my own




Snapfish – Valentines Day Gift Review – plan ahead for Mothers Day

When I was contacted by Snapfish regarding reviewing their Valentines Day personalised gifts it was a yes please from me.

I have used Snapfish in the past and it really is such an easy process ordering some gorgeous personalised gifts, things you really cannot buy in the high street and that will save memories for years to come.

There is such a huge choice of gifts and there is something for everybody, be it personalised wall art, mugs, keyrings, cushions, coasters the choice is very big and it has something for everybody’s budget.

The process to upload photos is so simple and quick and you can create albums so you can refer back to them for future orders.

I chose to do a wooden panel photo of our wedding day as we had no photos on display in the house, the cost for my panel was £17.99 and the end result was simply stunning, I am really pleased with how it looks and the quality and my husband was very happy to receive it as a gift.

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Apologies for the poor quality of picture!

I also ordered a little layflat photo book for £5.99 which has many gorgeous pictures of H.


These are fantastic little books and really great presents to give to family and friends, makes a complete change to having a photo album that gets forgotten on a shelf somewhere.

So why not take a look at the  Snapfish website now and plan some wonderful personalised gifts for Mothers Day, I can highly recommend all of the products.



Disclaimer – I was given a credit to spend on the Snapfish website but all opinions and words are my own


THE CLASS – Book Review and giveaway


Here we are again with a book review, I was very lucky myself to get quite a few books for Christmas and was very pleased to see H be excited to get books not only for Christmas but also for his birthday in early January, I see my book worm status is rubbing off on him!!

We were asked to review The Class written by Eleanor Levenson by Fisherton Press, this book is ideal in a whole number of ways for H as it is introducing him to a school class and with September ever looming and him starting school this is very relevant.

It is an easy to read book based around twenty six children all with different names starting with the letters of the alphabet.


It follows the children through the school day to see what they get up to.

This book not only gives an introduction to the class environment but also helps with learning the alphabet, with good illustrations and a happy feel it is a great book to begin the transition to starting school and learning to read and write, H and I would highly recommend it.

One of my lucky readers can win their own copy of The Class by entering the Rafflecopter competition below:

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Disclaimer – I was given a copy of The Class to review, all opinions and words are my own