Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been busy testing the latest car seat from Britax, the dual-position seat called DUALFIX, due to my role as a Britax Mumbassador.
Little Sis has been very comfortable in her new car seat, the colour compliments her fab Britax Affinity perfectly. This is a very padded seat so it’s perhaps no surprise Little Sis is more than happy to go out in the car!
The carseat is suitable from birth and grows with your child. It offers rearward or forward facing and rotates to make it easier getting little ones in and out of the car. Little Sis is so tall for her age that we’ve been using the seat facing forward. I think her favourite feature is the ISOFIX system as it gives her a little platform to rest her legs on!
Safety is the most important thing and the ISOFIX system allows direct connection to the car’s ISOFIX anchorage points for a simple and safe installation. There are lots of other great features which include:
5-point safety harness with one-pull adjustment
Multiple recline positions
Quick-remove washable cover
It’s suitable for children up to 18kg or four years of age which means Big Brother is already too heavy and tall for the seat (at only 3 and a half!) but I know we’ll be getting lots of use out of it with Little Sis.
We all need a helping hand from time to time, and the greetings cards specialist Hallmark is taking the opportunity to thank those caring and considerate people who are there when we need them the most.
That includes professional caregivers, who are dedicated to making other people’s lives better, but we want to show appreciation for the unsung heroes too. Whether it’s your generous parents that are always happy to babysit your little ones, a friend that offers to run your errands, or one of your own thoughtful children who makes your life more comfortable, we want to say ‘thank you’ for your compassion – because you really are wonderful!
No two mums are ever completely the same, which although is a thing to celebrate, it can make buying Mother’s Day gifts a little tricky! That’s why we’d like to share with you our gift ideas for some of the different types of mums that will make them feel extra special, without blowing your Mother’s Day gift budget.
The Green-Fingered Mum
If your mum’s biggest passion is her garden, just head to your nearest garden centre to pick out some colourful plants to add to her flower patch. It’s the Mother’s Day present that she can enjoy year after year! To really make the plants pop, present them to her in a beautiful pot or hanging basket, or splash out and give her some snazzy new gardening tools too.
The Craft-Loving Mum
Is your mum an avid artist, or could she never get enough of crafting? This Mother’s Day, fuel her hobby habit with a selection of supplies that will help her to improve on her favourite crafts, or learn something new. Even better, why not check around her local area for classes in an activity like screen printing or bookbinding – you might just introduce her to her new favourite pastime, and she’ll enjoy it even more if you go along with her for a Mother’s Day gift you can both enjoy.
The Healthy Mum
Perhaps you have a mum that’s in love with all things organic, or can’t get enough of her workout classes. If this is the case, she might love a great new pair of yoga pants, a hamper of healthy treats like fruit teas or natural beauty products, or even an exciting cooking experience gift such as a sushi making workshop as a unique Mother’s Day treat.
The Homebody Mum
Some mums just love to make their house look perfect, and they’re sure to love a wonderful new trinket for their home like the simple yet stylish Transomnia Hanging Slate Heart, available to buy online from the greetings card specialist Hallmark. In fact, they have a fantastic range of mothers day gifts to buy online that includes Yankee Candles to make your mum’s home smell delicious, and photo frames and even coasters she can customise with her favourite photos. What’s more you can order them all online, and when you spend £8 you’ll receive 20% off, meaning it couldn’t be easier to make your mum’s day one to remember!