There can be nothing more annoying for an exhausted new mum than finally getting to sleep only to be woken up by someone else’s snoring (or indeed their own)! This week we reviewed the Good Night Anti Snore Ring and you could win one of your own.
While Mr MilkChic is a dream in so many respects (Happy Father’s Day, darling…), his sleep noises can be deafening, so when I was offered the chance to trial the Good Night Anti Snoring Ring, I jumped at the chance. I was a little nervous of mentioning my commitment to the man himself, but it turns out his snoring even wakes him up and he had it out of the packaging before I could even photograph it!
In a recent clinical trial, this ring gave a measurable reduction in volume and amount of snoring in 85% of the people tested so we were keen to see whether it really did anything in the real world.
What is it?
The Anti Snore ring is a rather innocuous silver coloured ring with a little gap in one side.
On the inside of the ring, two small nubs are designed to stimulate acupressure points.
How do you use it?
The instructions say to wear the ring on your little finger with the gap at the top and the acupressure points at the sides.
Put it on about 30 minutes before you go to bed and the theory says you should have a peaceful night.
Does it work?
Well, yes. Yes it does! It’s not a complete silencer (you may still wish to consider a pillow or judiciously placed elbow for that), but it definitely makes it bearable. There was one night midweek when, having quickly got used to the gentler honeybee like snooze, I was rudely awakened by ear-shattering snorts of a whole other kind. Feeling the pain rather more keenly than usual, I kicked Mr awake to ask what was going on, only to discover he’d forgotten to wear the little silver dream machine. He has of course worn it religiously every night since and you’ll be pleased to hear that the bruises are now fading.
I have a Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring worth £29.99 to give away to one lucky reader.
Terms & Conditions:
The winner will be chosen at random from all entries received by 1st July 2015. The prize is 1 x Good Night Anti Snoring Ring in the size of the winner’s choice. No cash alternative is available. Winners will be contacted by e-mail. If we do not successfully make contact within 14 days, an alternative winner may be chosen. Please note that all entries will be validated and those which do not meet the entry requirements will be disqualified.
World Breastfeeding Week is 1st-8th August 2012 and to celebrate, MilkChic has teamed up with lots of breastfeeding friendly retailers to give nursing mums a treat. Today, Crave Maternity are giving away a gorgeous dress, that will stretch from the first weeks of pregnancy right through until you finish breastfeeding!
Pregnancy is a great excuse to shop, but if money is tight it’s hard to justify buying a whole new wardrobe for less than 9 months wear. You can reduce the guilt, and the strain on your purse-strings by picking breastfeeding friendly items that you can continue to wear in the months after baby is born*.
*I am acutely aware that if pregnant me had read that last sentence, I would have been horrified… wear maternity clothes? For MONTHS after I give birth??! But you will… so they might as well be nice.
Sod’s law also dictates that you will need to attend a christening, wedding, or similarly dressy event within 8 weeks of your baby’s birth. If you are breastfeeding, you will then need to buy a flattering, breastfeeding-friendly outfit for a body you haven’t yet adjusted to and which will helpfully continue to shape shift hourly, and you’ll need to find it with a squealing newborn in tow. MilkChic is obviously the destination website for this kind of dilemma… but having a versatile dress in your wardrobe that will cover the crossover from pregnancy to new mum is a godsend – you might even get to wear it a few times before maternity leave too!
Crave Maternity are giving away the French Navy Panel Nursing / Maternity Dress worth Â£75, pictured above to one lucky winner. The dress is made of soft, stretchy jersey and includes a panel just over the belly which allows for nursing, making it a great investment piece.
To enter the giveaway, visit the Crave Maternity website and then leave a comment below telling me what your favourite item is from their range.
For a bonus entry, share this giveaway on Facebook, or tweet the following on Twitter:
I want to win a @CraveMaternity #maternity & #breastfeeding dress with @MilkChic http://milkchic.co.uk/59453 #WorldBreastfeedingWeek
Crave have lots more breastfeeding friendly maternity styles. This is what I would choose!
This Taupe Tea Dress is stylish, easy to throw on and will work for day or evening – just change accessories to completely change your look. The stretchy crossover front will give nursing access, while the flattering shape will skim the wobbly bits.
After baby is born, a nursing vest like the Amoralia Shapewear Nursing Chemise will give you extra body confidence
You can also get 20% off at Crave Maternity with code: NEWMUM until 31st August 2012. You can find some more breastfeeding friendly Crave designs here.
Giveaway Terms & Conditions: Entries restricted to UK & Ireland only. Closing date: 13th August 2012, 23:59. Winners will be chosen at random from entrants and announced at http://www.milkchic.co.uk. No cash alternative. If initial winner cannot be contacted after 7 days, we reserve the right to draw an alternative.
We had a lovely day yesterday making hand puppets out of rubber gloves, all inspired by the Dettol competition at Mumsnet. You can win a professional puppet show in your own home just by making a puppet out of a rubber glove and sending them a picture.
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