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Lets Talk Incontinence

Bladder Leakage when you laugh, cough or sneeze? Frequent and Sudden Bathroom Urges?
Do any of these sound like you? Even if they don't now, they could still be, or they could affect someone you know.
Its reassuring to know that things like this happen to all of us, and just because it may not have happened yet, doesn't mean that's its not going to, or that there is nothing that can be done to help manage it.

Affecting far too many people, Incontinence is mainly caused by Childbirth, Menopause, Diabetes and Obesity. And in Men (yes they get it too) prostate cancer.

The main treatments are (wait for it...) Diet and Exercise, Hydration, and Kegel Exercises. Its not rocket science really, it is just something that needs to be kept on top of and the more you do it, the more you will benefit from it. Our poor bodies go through so much during our their lifetime, so making sure we look after them should be a priority. 

Tena has therefore created these super informative info-graphics to give you some tips on potential solutions and preventative measures surrounding incontinence. Here are their top 5 ways to strengthen your pelvic floor, which will help reduce the symptoms:


How to strengthen your pelvic floor

To aid with these tips, Tena has a range of liners, pads and pants. Their handy product finder helps you pick the right product to help improve your quality of life, and you can pick up a sample to "try before you buy" here. (This is for New Zealand and Australia Residents Only).

Head on over and have a read of their very informative website, its simple to understand and reassuring to know that it happens to a lot more people than we think.



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Fuelbaby bottle Review and Giveaway

Outings with kids can be so stressful. Especially making sure you have everything you need, think you may need, and backups too. I always forget something - even when I make lists, and it's usually snacks, formula, or now that I am mix feeding, a bottle 
(I know - no mom awards coming my way).

So I was super excited when Fuelbaby reached out to me to try their new - funky bottle. I'm all for quick, simple and easy ways to do things, so a bottle and container all in one was a must have. It's like a smoothie shaker/formula mixer all in one. We have been putting it through its paces - but I guess that goes with out saying when you are a boy mom!

Here's how it works (its super simple)
  • Scoop formula into Fueler (the little compartment at the botton of the bottle)
  • Press and hold bottom while fixing the agitator (the little ball shape thing) to the fueler
  • Twist and secure Fueler to the body of the bottle
  • Fill the bottle with water
  • Press to release the formula (when you are ready)
  • Shake
  • Enjoy (well your baby will enjoy it)
Things I love about this bottle:
  • Its BPA free
  • it is leak Proof (we have tried to make it leak, and it doesn't
  • It has an anti colic air flow
  • is dishwasher safe
  • is a decent size at 200ml
  • you can buy replacement parts
If there is a manufacturing issue with the bottle, you will receive a replacement within 6 months of ordering, the packaging is pretty funky too, and it comes in 3 different colours.
 


It can be used as a regular bottle once you have finished formula feeding (or if you don't formula feed), and anyone can use it - I get my 4 year old to help out sometimes, and he is now a pro and the release and shake. 

Fuelbaby really does help make my life that bit more simple. All the prep work for trips is done at home, so when the time comes for a bottle, you just press, shake and feed.

Pop over to their website and have a look around, there are some video's explaining just how it works - Fuelbaby. They are based in the USA, but offer international shipping, and it should take around 20 days to arrive.

WIN - I am giving away on Fuelbaby bottle over on Facebook, so pop on over and enter, seriously this is a fab bottle, and once you see for yourself how simple and handy it is to use, you will never look at another bottle again.




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Rosie's World - Join in the Fun with her new OE Game




Bringing kids up in today’s world is challenging, especially when it comes to the ever-evolving world of technology. I let my kids (well the one who is old enough to) watch TV, and play on devices from time to time because sometimes I need a break, need to make dinner, or just because.
Letting them do this – makes them vulnerable to so many things online, and trying to keep an eye on what they are watching or looking at can be challenging, especially when I am not in the same room. Rosie’s World has been a lifesaver for this. It’s a safe platform for kids to be on, where they can play around, learn and watch video’s (that are safe) and are all on one website.

100 Biscuit Recipe



This popped up on my news feed a few weeks ago and I saved the recipe because it looked easy!
I say 100, but its really dependent on the size you make yours, mine are about the size of a tablespoon when baked and we have gotten about 100 already, and I still have one roll of the batch in the freezer.