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Non Spill Cup By Litecup

Are you sick of leaky drinks bottles? Or fed up with being woken in the night because you’re little one needs a drink? I’ve found the perfect solution for you! Non spill cup by Litecup – My Review

I was so exited to receive the Litecup from Gavin, the inventor of this genius little cup! I like nothing more that trying products created by parents. You know instantly that you’re on the same wavelength with regards to children and problems you incur along the parenting journey.

Our Litecup was gifted to us in exchange for an honest review. All images used were with the permission of Litecup.

Litecup – The Non Spill Cup

Litecup the non spill cup - product picture

First Impressions Of Our Non Spill Cup – ‘Awesome Mummy’

You have to be a fan of a non spill cup, especially on your bedding and carpets. Litecup don’t claim to be 100% leak free, something they are very open about. If the cup is held upside down and shaken vigourously then small drops will leak out. That said, if its going to save your bag, carpet or bedding from a flood of juice like a normal cup then in my eyes its a winner! 

Litecup has a patented non spill valve with a 360 degree drinking rim. This helps support the bottle/beaker to cup transition which I know you will have thought about somewhere along the line. 

We opened our package from Litecup and inside was the cup itself, two additional coloured tops and a spare light unit. First impressions where good and we were keen to turn the lights off and test the night light feature. I can happily report it was ‘awesome mummy’!

My son William is 3 and we especially liked how easy it was to grip and use. It was also stable when setting it down on his bedside table and on the table in his playroom.

The cap unscrews easily and the switch on the bottom was easy to turn on using a coin. The instructions included were very easy to understand.

Litecup the on spill cup easy opening

Easy To Clean & Dishwasher Safe

The cup and lid comes apart easily and all the components (minus the lite unit and strap on the Litecup Baby) are dishwasher safe and sterilisable. This is great as the amount of cups and bottles I have to hand wash is ridiculous. It also saves it going all black and gunky – you know what I’m talking about right? How many bottle with straws have you binned!?

Litecup the non spill cup internal workings

BPA & Latex Free

If you’re concerned about plastics, the Litecup meets all European and FDA guidelines for food plastics and is BPA and latex free. This is especially reassuring when you have young children.

When we took the cup for a test drive on the first night, we were both pretty excited. William had been asking for a night light for a while and although I wasn’t keen (he’d made it to 3 without one, why would he need one now) the Litecup made for a convenient compromise. 

We filled it halfway with water (best for his teeth and best only half way as we are currently toilet training) and we placed it on his bedside table. The novelty of having a night light made getting him to sleep a little more painful than usual but now we’ve used it for almost a week, he doesn’t really notice it anymore. That is, until he wants a drink in the night and voila its there and he can find it easily! Whats not to love!?!

Litecup – The Non Spill Cup – In The Dark!

Litecup the non spill cup in the dark

The Litecup Can Be Used By Adults

The nightlight can also be manually turned off if needed. This brings me to my next point. This cup can easily be used by adults. We have a family member with Parkinson’s and this cup would be very well received. The nightlight may or may not be used so its great that you can decide if you want it on or not. Its great for trembling hands and equally useful for taking medication without spilling water everywhere. Something I’ll highly recommend!

The Litecup is also great for us Mum’s too, I’ve lost count of the times I’ve rocked up to work and my drinks bottle has spilled in my bag. I have used William’s cup for the last couple of days and I am pleased to report that no handbag contents were harmed in the making of this review. 

Although we haven’t taken it on a day out yet, I can see how this would be very handy and would save on the soggy sandwiches!

Sizes And Pricing

So what sizes do they do I hear you ask. There are three sizes, the one we received for review is the Litecup Regular. It holds 330ml and is suitable for 12 months up, this is priced at £9.99. There is also the Little Litecup which holds 250ml and is suitable from 6 months up, this is priced at £9.49 Last but not least, the Litecup Baby which holds 200ml, it comes with detatchable handles and a strap and is suitable from 4 months up. This is priced at £11.99. All cups are available in 7 different colours.

The Litecup – The Non Spill Cup

litecup the non spill cup sizing and pricing

I have to say that I think the pricing is fair. The cups seem very hardwearing. The baby one especially seems to have been very well thought out with the handles and strap with clip. This will last well into the toddler years so a good investment. I would also have to say that the 330ml Litecup Regular is a good investment too, it can be used right from 12 months to adults. I am quite happy to use it, although a pink lid would have gone down a treat, lol! 🙂

If you’re tempted to find out more, do check out they’re website. Its packed with information. It also includes YouTube Instruction videos should you get stuck when your cup arrives.

I Highly Recommend The Litecup

Overall,  I’m really pleased with the LiteCup and highly recommend it to all parents and carers. The non spill feature is a great reassurance and the night light is a game changer!

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The Ultimate List Of Christmas Gift Guides 2018

It has to be said I’m not crazy about Christmas shopping. I’m more of a last minute Amazon Prime kinda person. That being said, I do love a good look in the shops for inspiration. Early. On a weekday morning. Not on a weekend in December! With that in mind I have compiled The Ultimate List Of Christmas Gift Guides 2018

The Ultimate List Of Christmas Gift Guides 2018 is to help you navigate the current offerings without even having to leave your sofa.  I’ve sorted it into relevant categories so you can skip to the section you most need. These are fab guides with recognition going to all the contributors, thank you for sharing x

Please note a few of these guides are sponsored posts and may contain affiliate links with them. These links are not associated with Working Mum Cambridge. Open each link by clicking the list name.

Christmas Gift Guides For Mums/Ladies

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Mums – Tantrums to Smiles

Luxury Christmas Gift Guide For Her – Scandi Mummy

Stocking Filler Gift Ideas For The Ladies – The Strawberry Fountain

Gifts For Women – Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

Christmas Gift Guide For Her 2018 – Even Angels Fall

The Best Women’s Christmas Gift Guide 2018 – Freddies Mummy UK

A ‘Mum’s Special’ Christmas Gift Guide 2018 – Tales from Mamaville

Christmas Gift Guides For Dad/Gents

Christmas Gift Ideas For The Men In Your Life – The Strawberry Fountain

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Dad – Tantrums to Smiles

Gifts For Men – Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

Christmas Gift Guide For Him 2018 – Even Angels Fall

14 Christmas Gift Ideas For Men Who Have Everything – Freddies Mummy UK

Five Fab Gifts For The Fella Who Has Everything – Mummy’s Little Monkey

Christmas Gift Guides For Adults

Adult Christmas Gift Ideas – Rachel Bustin

The Ultimate Rose Gold Christmas Gift Guide – Casa Costello

Gin Lover Christmas Gift Guide 2018 – Soph Obsessed

Frido Kahlo Gift Guide – Attachment Mumma

Christmas Gift Guide 2018 For Couples – All About A Mummy

Best Planners and Journals Gift Guide – The Money Whisperer

Christmas Gift Guides For Tweens & Teens

Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids 6 And Over – Tantrums to Smiles

Christmas Gift Guide for Inbetweener Girls 2018 – Mummy of 5 Miracles

Christmas Gift Guide: Unique Presents For Teens – Home and Horizon

20 Christmas Gift Ideas For Teen Boys – Liberty On The Lighter Side

20 Affordable Quality Christmas Gifts For Teen Girls – Liberty On The Lighter Side

30 Of The Best Christmas Gifts for 9 Year Old Boys – Freddies Mummy UK

Epic Fortnite Gifts For Kids – 25 Gift Ideas For Fortnite Lovers – Curious and Geeks

20 Fortnite Christmas Gift Ideas – Mrs Mulled Wine

Best Gift Ideas For 9 Year Old Boys – Midwife & Life

Toys & Games To Teach Coding – The Money Whiperer

Christmas Gift Guides For Children

Christmas Gift Guide: For Children 2018 – Treasure Every Moment

Christmas Gift Guide For Kids Under 6 – Tantrums to Smiles

Christmas Gift Ideas For Primary School Children – The Strawberry Fountain

The Best Minecraft Gifts For Kids – Someone’s Mum

Gifts For Kids – Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids – Daddy Poppins

Christmas Gift Guide For Children – Even Angels Fall

Our Top 12 Christmas Gifts 2018 – Pickle & Poppet

Present Ideas for Pre-School Children This Christmas – Popitha

Christmas Gifts For Children 2018 Part 1 – Soph Obesessed

Christmas Gifts For Children 2018 Part 2 – Soph Obsessed

Christmas Gift Ideas For Babies – Twins, Tantrums & Cold Coffee

The Ultimate 2018 Christmas Gift Guide For Children – Rice Cakes and Raisins

The Best STEM Toys Gift Guide – The Money Whisperer

Christmas 2018 Gift Guide For Kids – Tales From Mammaville

Christmas Gift Guides For The Whole Family

Christmas Gift Guide 2018 – Cup of Toast

Christmas 2018 – Everything You Need Here – Just Average Jen

2018 Christmas Gift Guide For Pets – Katy Kicker

Christmas Gift Guides For Food And Drink

Christmas Food & Drinks Guide – Mummy and the Chunks

2018 Christmas Gift Guide For Food & Drink Lovers – Katy Kicker

The Best Vegan Cookbooks – Cook Veggielicious

Christmas Gift Guide – Food & Drink – Even Angels Fall

Christmas Gift Guides For Healthy/Green Living

Christmas Gifts For Mums Who Run – Plutonium Sox

The Green Gift Guide: Eco-friendly, Ethical and Indie Brands  – Captain Bobcat

Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Gift Guide – Attachment Mummy

Healthy Christmas Gift Guide For Health and Wellness Lovers – Healthy Vix

Christmas Gift Guides Supporting Small Businesses

UK Small Business Gift Guide – The Parent Game

Welsh Slate Gift Guide – Becster

I hope you have enjoyed browsing The Ultimate List Of Christmas Gift Guides 2018. They have certainly given me a few new ideas this year!

The Ultimate List Of Christmas Gift Guides 2018

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Dyson Hairdryer Review with video

Dyson Hairdryer Review

Ever fancied a Dyson Hairdryer? I know I have but the price tag always makes me gasp! Here is my video Dyson hairdryer review.

I was lucky enough to get this on loan from a good friend of mine. If it had been mine I’m not sure I would have parted with it so she’s brave for that!

Dyson hairdryer review

The hairdryer itself is pretty robust, its a nice weight and you know its good quality just by the feel. Dyson has a good name for itself anyway. We have other Dyson products at home so I knew the Dyson Hairdryer would be just as good.

I just can’t quite get over the cost of £300 and they haven’t really reduced in price from when they first came to market. That’s as much as one of their vacuum cleaners. Is that a little insane?

If its time saving you’re after and lets face it time is always of the essence, getting you and the children out the door before work is always manic, then it may be of interest and the price tag might not even come into it. It reduced my hair drying time by a least five minutes. My friend said that it reduced her hair drying time from nearly an hour down to just 17 minutes!

Its quite noisy so if you think its going to be like the Dyson fan then think again, it may stir your sleeping child. 

So enough of the waffle, here’s the video. I’d love to know what you think and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more reviews coming up!

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Dyson Hairdryer Review

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Mud & Bloom Subscription Box for Kids – July

”Inspiring your kids to connect with the outdoors, Mud & Bloom delivers fun and educational nature and gardening activities through your letter box each month” I was so happy when asked to review the July Mud & Bloom Subscription Box for Kids.

We were gifted the subscription box in exchange for an honest blog review. There’s a 15% discount code at the bottom of this post for you too!

The monthly subscription box is aimed at 3-8 year olds  and includes four seasonal activities; gardening, one nature craft, instructions, nature news and a quiz. The children learn about seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall.

The subscription boxes are created by qualified teachers and support the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Steiner and Montessori education.

Anja is the business mastermind behind Mud & Bloom. Mum of 2, Anja has a passion for gardening and the great outdoors. What better idea for your own company!

 

Our Mud and Bloom Subscription Box Review

 

Mud & Bloom Subscription Box

 

I told William there was a special suprise coming from the postman so when it arrived we were ready and eager to start planting!

We sat together and opened up the box, it was nice because we had no idea what was going to be in it (besides a gardening theme obvs), it was like Christmas!  William opened the box and was very intrigued with its contents. We got all the cards out and had a look at all the pictures, then we looked at all the items in the box and I explained what everything was. William is only just three and can get bored quite easily but he sat patiently while we looked at everything and seemed very interested.

I decided we should perhaps break things down into smaller sessions as opposed to doing it all at once, given William’s attention span! We decided to plant the lettuce and radish seeds first.

The instructions are very clear and being a novice gardener myself, I needed them!

 

Mud & Bloom Subscription Box

 

We planted them using an egg box as per the instructions (eggs were put in a pot to free up the said box but needs must)! William gave them a water and then we left them on the window sill in the kitchen in a sunny spot. We then sat and read through all of the cards, pointing out different thing along the way. We are lucky to have a lovely back garden but all of the crafts can be done inside and the seeds can be grown on the window sill, you don’t even need a garden. These boxes actually prove that you don’t need any outside space to take part in the monthly subscription, it can all be done on a window sill!

 

Mud & Bloom Subscription Box
Mud & Bloom Subscription Box
Mud & Bloom Subscription Box
Mud & Bloom Subscription Box

 

One week later they were already sprouting, I was so suprised! We left them a further week and then planted them out in the garden in a large tub. William can now see them in the garden when he’s playing which encourages him to look after them and water them. They seem to be coming along nicely.

 

Mud & Bloom Subscription box

 

Next we decided to make the vase for some lovely roses I’d just bought. It was a lovely sunny day again so we both sat on the trampoline and got all the bits a pieces out. The tape is really lovely and I’ve snaffled the rolls for my crafty box! The tape was a little tricky so I wrapped that round the jar. William’s eyes lit up when he saw all the beads and buttons in the little envelope. We emptied them all out and William began gluing them onto the jar. I am a little bit of a perfectionist so I had to stop myself from jumping in and arranging them in neat lines, this was William’s subscription box after all, ha ha!

The glue dried amazingly quickly and we were able to see the finished results pretty soon. Another great thing with this box, instant gratification and for a three year old, that’s important.

We haven’t managed to do the nature paint brushes yet as we’ve not had time to collect things. Its great that you can do bits at different times though, it spreads out the fun even more during the month.

 

Mud & Bloom Subscription box

Mud & Bloom Subscription box

Mud & Bloom Subscription box

 

So what do we think to this Mud & Bloom Subscription Box?

We think its awesome! I really like the fact that there are lots of different things included, you don’t have to do them all at the same time and the contents are really good value for money, £7.95 is very reasonable and this includes free postage. Seeds these days can be expensive so just to have those are worth it. The craft side of it is great and we really enjoyed sitting down and doing this together.

The cards are very lovely quality and can be kept to form a library of sorts if you were to subscribe each month. They are good to refer back to, not just for William but for me too. Especially in the July box, there is a list of tree types. a question bound to come up at some point in the future!

The boxes can be ordered individually or as a sibling box which gives you enough in one box for two children. You can also purchase them as gifts so you prepay for 3, 6, or 12 months. I thought this was a great idea for Grandparents, something different that the kids can enjoy all year. We’ve added it to our Christmas List!

To order/subscribe, head over to www.mudandbloom.com

As a valued reader, you can receive 15% off your first order, until 5th September by quoting WORKINGMUMCAMBRIDGE at checkout. This can be applied to the single or sibling boxes.

 

July Subscription Box Review

 

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