I love taking the boys swimming, I think it’s great for them and it’s good for me! However, trying to change everyone is often a nightmare, and while I’m sorting the eldest out, I often discover the youngest sat on the changing room floor which with the best will in the world is not the cleanest place to sit!
Huggies have created an ingenious little mat, which is handy to pack into your swim bag, it looks cute and unfolds easily! It’s made of a neoprene type fabric, and has a rubberised back so it grips to the floor even when wet.
Even when wet, the mat folds back up easily, and doesn’t drip water so it’s easy to take along in your swim bag! It dries easily and is machine washable so can be kept really clean! On my last trip to the supermarket I noticed they were for sale next to the Little Swimmers, and I have to say I would happily recommend this as a great way to make taking your little one swimming as you can safely pop them on the mat while you get yourself changed or even just while you find their clothes!
Thanks to Huggies for sending us a Hygiene Mat, we’re impressed! Huggies Hygiene Mats are available in two designs from all good stores now!
Ms G x
I’m so excited that I may burst, so before I do I have to share my news! I’m going to BritMums Live 2012!
I’m delighted to be sponsored by Huggies, I used Huggies nappies and wipes with Boo and now E, so it’s a brand I feel is really appropriate to be working with!
I remember laughing when I was handed a leaflet telling me that I needed to pack cotton wool and a tub to hold water in my hospital bag, were they so out of date that they’d not heard of wet wipes? It was only when I pointed this out to my midwife that she explained the benefits of cotton wool and water! Anyone who has had a newborn baby will know that handling them is often a struggle (particularly if it is your first!) without struggling to hold cotton wool and a tub of water! Huggies have come up with an ingenious product, which combines the ease of a wet wipe with the delicacy of cotton wool Huggies Cotton Sheets!
Well, both my boys are passed the newborn stage, but Elvis suffers from quite sensitive skin, so I was quite keen to see how we got on! The sheets come in a handy roll, they are easy to handle and you can pull one sheet from the roll even one handed! The sheets are embossed with little bears and paw prints – very cute! As soon as you touch a sheet you become aware how incredibly soft they are, the size of a wet wipe but er..dry! With a little water they effectively cleaned up after a dirty nappy incident, no fear of the sheet breaking and in fact I was impressed with how effectively it absorbed.
Today I found myself using them dry to clean Elvis’ face up after lunch, he was quite happy to let his face be wiped so it obviously felt very soft against his face! Shh, don’t tell anyone but I also used a sheet to take my make up off last night! Would I recommend them? Yes! Most definitely! I think we’ll be using them in conjunction with wet wipes, and if we decide to add another Goriami to the family at some point I’d definitely use the cotton sheets for the newborn days!
Thanks to Huggies for sending us some Cotton Sheets to sample!
Back in May I was lucky enough to get the chance to take Elvis swimming with Huggies Little Swimmers and meet the lovely Lisa Scott-Lee from the band Steps. Huggies Little Swimmers are ideal for making swimming with your baby as easy as can be!
I asked Lisa a few questions to help all us Mum’s gain some extra confidence from her experiences taking her children swimming this is what she had to say:
Do you have one top tip for looking stylish while with the children in the pool?
I think it’s important to find a style of swimming costume or bikini that suits your figure. The swimbuddy.co.uk website offers some great style tips and advice from style guru John Scott on the best fits for mums of different shapes and sizes. I think if you feel comfortable in the water, you will be relaxed your baby will enjoy the experience. Remember other mums are in exactly the same boat as you. What do you think the main benefits of baby swimming are?
I love swimming with my family. It’s a good chance to meet and share tips with other parents and not only is it a great form of exercise for the whole family, it’s also a lovely opportunity to spend time with your baby or children.
What are your baby swimming bag essentials?
Just the usual bits, swimming towels, Huggies Little Swimmers, changes of clothes and a tracksuit for me to change into once the babies are all washed, dried and changed.
Grab yourself a money-off coupon for Little Swimmers, and take your little one swimming today! It’s great exercise and relaxation for them and you, Elvis always has a great nap after swimming, allowing me a quiet coffee!