Tag: Pregnancy

My Top 6 iPhone Apps

I have a lot of apps on my phone, I love a good app, don’t we all? Apart from the usual social media apps, there are other apps that just make my life that bit easier so I’ve done a list of my top 6 iphone apps!

top 6 six favourite iphone apps

Google Photos

I recently found out about this app and seriously love it. It safely stores all my phone pics meaning I can delete them off my phone and free up memory. Best thing is I can still access all my pics from the app. It also has an awesome search function. For example, say you wanted to find a pic of your dog, just type in dog and it will find all pics of dogs that you have.

My only one fault with this app is it doesn’t keep your photos in the photo albums on your phone. Now, apparently it does have that feature on Android but they are still working on it with iPhone I heard.

Clue

I’ve been using this for years now and it’s great for tracking your period and seeing patterns in your bodies behaviour due to PMS. They have options for sleep, energy levels, mood, pain, weight and so much more. The layout is great, really easy to use and see at a glance where you’re at in your cycle. There’s a huge list of contraceptions from the pill to the patch so you can set up reminders. It would also be good if you’re trying to conceive as it allows you to input your body temp, discharge etc. You can also set it up on your partner’s phone and they can see where you’re at in your cycle and give them tips to help you i.e know when it’s time to bring home chocolate 😛

Squareready

This is what I use to give my Instagram photos a nice white border. You can use square, horizontal or vertical photos in this app so you don’t have to crop a perfectly good picture. This is a quick glance of my feed – Follow me @glitter_mama_

TescoMy kids

seem to go through food like there is no tomorrow, I really can’t keep the house stocked with enough bread, fruit and vegetables. That’s where my Tesco shopping app comes to the rescue. As I think of things we need I add them to my basket throughout the day or over a few days. Then I usually opt for the click and collect option as it’s free and 5 mins around the corner from me. It saves me having to deal with tantrums and crap being thrown in the trolly with kids! The app is also great because you can see all the offers in one place. I’ve often ordered a tiny shop for €10 to collect the next day because I have seen good offers. We still do a weekly shop in Lidl/Aldi but this is great for tiding me over and getting bargains and branded stuff that you can only get in the likes of Tesco. I also rack up a ton of clubcard points for Christmas! Winning.

AliExpress

I’m always browsing this site for bits, it’s so addictive but everything is so cheap so I don’t feel like I’m breaking the bank. Things can take weeks to arrive sometimes 2 weeks sometimes 6. It’s always a welcome surprize either way. I get a lot of baby bits and gadgets off it, have ordered fidget spinners and cubes to have spare for the kids.

Canon Connect

I’m starting to use my Canon camera that I got for Christmas and I love it so much. My last camera was a cheap digital one from years ago and I’m so surprised how much technology has changed. I can connect my Canonn camera to my phone via wi-fi or some technical thing. I press a button on the camera, open up the canon connect app on my phone and voila, I can instantly download any pic onto my phone (hello Instagram). The app also allows you to delete pictures on the camera. There’s other stuff you can do too like see the live image via your phone so I’m guessing that would be handy for youtube to get the angle right. Really impressed with my new camera and the app.

So, they are all my latest faves, hope you find a new app or two to download. Also if you already use any of them and find them as handy as I do comment below!

Chicco Urban Stroller – Review

As a Chicco Tested for Happiness blogger we will be trying out some Chicco products here at GlitterMama HQ. We were sent the Chicco Urban Stroller to give our honest thoughts a couple of months ago so here is how we got on.

Chicco Urban Stroller

Glitterbaba and I have been using the Chicco Urban Stroller for walks to the school and back etc. You get the base and the seat which can be foward or rear facing but we’ve so far only used it as a bassinet. See, the main part can be switched from bassinet to rear facing seat very easily all while still attached. You just press the two buttons at the side to bring it forward. Then you can adjust how far your child is laid back with the strap underneath and adjust the leg rest with another two buttons. Easy peasy!

As a bassinet it’s great but although you get a cover to line the seat with to make baby more comfortable I find you still need a thick blanket to make it more soft for their little bodies and head. I love though that I can adjust how flat she is laying especially if I want her head to be slightly raised so she can see more on our walks, some babies hate lying completely flat so this is great to be able to do with a bassinet. Some days when in t eh house I put the back rest a good bit up and put a cushion under her bum and legs and she loves sitting there watching me make dinner etc.

There is a huge basket underneath which is great for when we pop to the shops but it can be a squeeze to get shopping in and and out of the basket while the seat is a bassinet but I imagine it will be easier when glitterbaba is old enough to have the seat converted as tehre will be more space over the top of the basket.

Other pros are the wheels can be locked, removable bumper bar, the handle bar is adjustable and you can buy colour packs for it which contain a hood, seat liner= and a foot muff. I got a cream coloured one, would have loved to see what it would look like with a pop of pink though! 🙂

Cons are that it is quite bulky, I don’t mind that for walks but it’s quite big for a boot, well bigger than what I’m used to.

I was also given the travel system ie the car seat to go with it but being very honest guys it has a lot of flaws as a travel system. Unlike a lot of buggys that you can attach the car seat straight into, with the Chicco one you need to attach another attachment before you can pop the seat in which lets face takes up more space in the boot and is just a hassle and if you forget that extra part (which has happend) you can’t use the buggy at all with the seat. A

Also the auto fix base I found strange as I thought the point was that you just pop the seat in and out. With the Chicco one it does pop in easily but you also have to bring the shoulder belt around the back of the car seat which is fine…except that it clicks back meaning next time I have to unbuckle the whole auto fix base so I can pull the shoulder strap around. So it just made no sense to me and seemed to defeat the purpose of it being auto fix. The base also made the car seat very forward facing which for a newborn baby is not good.

Overall as travel system I would not recommend it to anyone but I do really like it as stroller by itself for it’s convenience of being able to switch between a bassinet and toddler seat all from the one attachment and make adjustments to the beck and foot rest even as a bassinet. It’s also wide and roomy so your baby/toddler will have lots of space to stretch and move 🙂 The colour packs are handy too so you can change the colour if you decide to have another baby 😉 I’m really looking forward to using this seat as a forward/rear facing seat when glitterbaba is a bit older.

I hope this review helps, and if you have any questions for me about the product please don’t hesitate to ask. I’d also love to hear your thoughts esp if you have this stroller? Yaz x