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October 2015

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Magic Sleep Suit Review

The lovely people at www.magicsleepsuit.com sent me one of their Magic Sleep Suits for Little S to try out. The timing was perfect! We had just moved him from his moses basket and his swaddle wraps were now far too small. He looked so lost in the huge cot and his sleep became a lot more broken. Where had my sleepy baby gone! My first was a terrible sleeper so you an image my excitement when this newest man slept!!

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When I opened the post with the help of the 3 year old who thinks every letter is for him, we immediately tried it on S for size, big brother was rolling around the floor laughing calling him a baby astronaut!! Picture below!

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What is the Magic Sleep Suit – brilliant name for it! The woman behind the product is Maureen mother of four, pediatric physical therapist and founder of the Baby Merlin Company, a family owned and operated company. Maureen’s educational background includes a B.A. in Biology from the University of Delaware and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University. It was her first child’s lack of sleep which prompted the development of the Magic Sleep Suit.

According to Maureen, the Magic Sleepsuit is designed to be introduced at approximately three months of age when most babies are growing out of swaddling, transitioning into larger more spacious cribs from smaller sleep environments. It is recommended that babies transition out of the Magic Sleepsuit once they are able to roll over in it, since this is typically a sign that they are ready for more movement in their sleep, and the Magic Sleepsuit is specifically designed for the back sleeping position.

The purpose of the sleep suit is to muffle twitches and startle-type movements that can wake them prematurely, instead keeping them cosy and secure making it easier to go to sleep on their own or fall back asleep if woken.

We began using this product as the weather started to get colder too, which was ideal as it really keeps the baby nice and toasty and no need for blankets.

I love this product, Little S like most babies loves to be cuddled up tight and he was not impressed at all with the cot. The third night after using this he was back to my sleepy content baby. Prior to this, once he was moved to the cot, he would put his comforter over his face or up against his cheek and I was so worried about leaving him unattended in the room. To get him to sleep he had to have lots of bits around him snuggling him up, I would take them away once he was asleep but if he woke during the night we had to do the same routine over again.

Using the Magic Sleep Suit gave me such peace of mind that he is kept warm and im not concerned he is pulling blankets or his comforter up over his face. It meant he could self settle him back to sleep if he woke up.  It is ideal for these cold winter nights too. As I have mentioned before we travel a bit between Dublin and Donegal and with something like the Magic Sleep suit it provides continuity for sleeping for the little man, he can drift off to sleep seamlessly in either location which for me is a mega plus.

I showed it to one of the girls at baby massage and she was going off to buy one after the class as she thought that it would be a huge benefit to her little girl who suffers bad with eczema and wont keep the mittens on night time, she believes the suit will let her have her hands free which she wants but not enable her to reach up and scratch her face. Fingers crossed it helps her too.

Overall, I love this products, the concept, the story behind the brand but most of all it does work. The Magic Sleep Suit is now available in Ireland and the UK from Amazon. Further information the product avaialable here

If you decide to get one – do let me know what you think.

Take Care

Mamma F
Ps – I am trying to convince Maureen to make me an adult version!

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A sneak peak at Aldi’s upcoming toy event – 29 October!

With the C word fast approaching, I was delighted to see the Aldi toy event is coming back. It’s in stores nationwide on Thursady 29 October. From previous experience, get there early and know what you want as it tends to sell out quite quickly.  The wooden toys are particuarly good quality and have become a firm favourite in the Mamma Fairy house.

 

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The Mamma Fairy’s list

  • 2-in-1 Pop-Up Target Goal €19.99- no explanation needed, for the budding footballers! I have one in my house!!

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  • Large Wooden Kitchen – €39.99. this is available in Pink or Red. Do note though that the accessories are sold separately and self assembly is required.
  • Wooden Toys – €10.99. Classic sets in handy storage tubs. We love wooden toys in The Mamma Fairy house – choices include Wooden Railway, Fruit and Vegetables, Fishing Game, Construction Blocks, Port Facility or Threading Game. (see above pic for some of the selection available)
  • Wooden Jigsaws – €8.99 each. -Choose from Frozen, Paw Patrol, Mickey Mouse or Cars

Also part of the event are craft items, which are really useful stocking fillers, im after the:

  • Craft Cases – €5.99 – Full of arty tools, selection includes Poster Painting Set, Superset Poster Paint or Superset Finger Paint

For the teeny man in my house, one the following is on the list.

  • Sound Board Books €4.99 each. Choices are Noisy Vehicles, Fire Engine, Police Car, Noisy Farm, The Pretty Princess or Here Comes Santa. We love our books in the Mamma Fairy house and for little man the nosier the better.

If you go in for nothing else – I urge you to get one of Aldi’s My First ReadyBed®. We have one and its ideal, its an all-in-one pillow, mattress and duvet. Its really handy for visits to either of the Granny Fairy houses’ and really portable, crucial for us as we travel a bit and with 2 kids in tow space in the car is at a premuim! It comes with in a few options including; In The Night Garden, Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine, Sofia the First or Doc McStuffins. Great value at €29.99.

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The above is just a small selection of whats available, more details will be available on the Aldi website.

Do let me know if you purchased any of the above.

 

Take Care

~Mamma F

 

 

Mamma Reviews

Mamma Fairy Monthly Favourites – September

A little later than anticipated, but here is a new feature on The Mamma Fairy Blog.  Each month I will be talking about my monthly favourites. It’s very easy to get so consumed in life with kids that you can forget about Mamma. I am no beauty expert or beauty blogger but what I do like is products, which are pampering, or save me time or are simply just a nice treat for busy Mamma’s.

My September products are three products which I use daily when running (quite literally) out the door to make 9.30 playschool.

 

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1 – Bio Derma BB Cream

I just love coverage this cream gives, I use the light version and the coverage is perfect for my tired 30 something year old skin! I have used a good few different ones over the years but I find the coverage can be hit and miss but this one isn’t. For night-time (and those are rare nights!) I use it under my foundation to give a good base and prolong the wear from it.

 

2 – MeMeMe Boho Balm

This is pretty genius its duo product for use on lips and cheeks. It’s a light tint for lips and coverage is good on cheeks. It’s a coral and a taupe colour. It smells lovely too. Because of its size, its very hand-bag friendly and lasts very well on cheeks especially.

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3- L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes

I just love long lashes, which I unfortunately wasn’t blessed with. I just hate falsies on me so I am always on the lookout for a good mascara. This I love, makes my lashes look really long and full and the colour is intense.

 

Well, there you have it, The Mamma Fairy September favourites. None of the above are expensive, very pocket friendly and readily available in pharmacies nationwide. Any question at all, please let me know.

Take Care

~Mamma F

Baba Reviews

Booky Wooky Review

 

One of the perks of being a blogger is meeting and dealing some lovely people, one such couple are Melanie and Ross.  Together they run the website www.bookywooky.ie.  I absolutely love the name and as the name suggests,  they supply books.  However not just any book, personalised books you create yourself.  There is a gallery of different types of products to choose from and a very handy You Tube video with tips and tricks if you need any assistance.  There is also a cool on line chat facility if you have queries.
I am totally useless when it comes to printing or doing anything with photos of the boys! However I was delighted to get the opportunity to try out and review www.bookywooky.ie.  I used the animal fun template and created my own masterpiece of photos of my little men.  It didn’t take me long at all, the online editor is really institutive, essential for the likes of me!!

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The finished product was a fabulous quality hard book. My 3 year old just loves looking a the photos of himself and his brother so the durability has been put through its paces, so far its still in perfect condition.
The books costs €25 plus P&P, it may seem a little pricey but the ease of use and finished quality is fantastic.  In my own view, well worth it.  We have it only a few weeks and its no exaggeration when I say it has been well loved by the 3 year old.  We have vowed now to create a BookWooky after each family holiday to treasure the memories, otherwise the photos will end up on phone, laptops etc for a lifetime.

Click here for wesbite.

Take care

~Mamma F