I don’t know about anybody else but my children have always been and still are snack monsters.
I’m surprised it was not one of their first words.
Having my first two children with twelve months and one day apart had its challenges and things like trips to the supermarket, waiting in the doctors surgery or a plane trip home to see my family was tough work , so I always had to plan activities and snacks in advance.
Id love to say I only made them homemade snacks in advance but I never had the time and sometimes fresh fruit just didn’t cut it!
This is where Organix came to the rescue.
Anybody that knows me knows that I always had a full stock of snacks in its very own bag, wherever I went.
Fast forward almost thirteen years and I now have a 13 year old, twelve year old and a two year old. Megan and Sophie grew up on Organix carrot crisps, gingerbread men and raisins and they are now almost both teenagers and perfectly healthy.
Organix helped make me not feel guilty for giving them snacks from a packet as I always knew they were full of goodness and had a ‘no junk promise’ – a stamp of reassurance on all their foods. (always organic, nothing unnecessary, setting standards to remove “the junk” from all children’s food.)
So here I am with a toddler again all these years later and I’m buying them again which I think really says a lot about their snacks.
Organix kindly sent us some of their new seed bites range which we were really excited to try and we have not been disappointed.
They have three delicious flavours to choose from
-Banana and cocoa fruit seed bites
-Coconut and cocoa fruit seed bites
-Coco fruit seed bites
They are made from dried fruits (dates and prunes) sunflower seeds and are flavoured from cocoa powder, banana and coconut. They all have a soft chewy texture and come in individual bite size pieces .
I just love that they contain natural sugars and nutrious ingredients so they get a big thumbs up from us and what a great way to get your children to eat seeds!
They are an ideal snack, in individual little bags to pack for out and about or even to enjoy at home
Dr Frankie Phillips, Nutrition Advisor to Organix, says: “Toddlers need the extra nutrients healthy snacking can provide. For good healthy snacking, variety, a mix of sweet and savouryflavours and a balance of different foods are all important. So offer your little one lots of shapes, tastes and textures to help expand the repertoire of foods they eat, and this will also help ensure they’re getting a range of nutrients.”
They cost 75p for a 20g pack, specially portion packed for toddlers. They be widely available in supermarkets now.
We were very kindly sent some award winning earth friendly nappies and wipes from Kit & kin to give an honest review of them.
My first impressions when I opened the box was the beautiful packaging. I thought they looked so clean and fresh. The packaging is also so informative
I then opened the packet and pulled out the cutest fox nappy ever! I have to say the look of the actually nappy is just adorable and would be perfect for photo shoots as nappies never look that great in a photo.
The nappy felt so soft on the outside and the inside. I immediately noticed that it felt thicker and so I compared it to a supermarket own brand nappy I had and it was but not in a chunky way just that the supermarket nappy looked, very thin in comparison so I was interested to see what the absorbency was like. The waist is super stretchy unlike other nappies I have tried and as I have three children of my own, ranging from 13 years old to two years old and also worked in childcare for many years, (yes you can imagine how many nappies I have changed) and also how many brands I have used too. The moisture barrier cuff is also just as stretchy but also the material is really sturdy so I am imagining it will hold up a lot better and prevent leakages.
So let’s put them to the test!
I showed Isabella who is two years old the nappy and she loved the fox design, they also come in a panda/bear and tiger design. So she was enthusiastic to put it on which always helps as I usually have to chase her to get her nappy on.
We have a size 5 nappy and I usually have to put her in a six in most other brands so I was really surprised how much room there was and I think this is down to how stretchy they are. I actually compared the supermarket nappy in a size six to the Kit & kin size five nappy and they are the exact same size. The fit of the nappy is amazing and you can see how it adjusts to her body. There were no gaps anywhere but is also not too tight anywhere. I can see as she runs around and bends up and down how flexible the nappy is. This is great for Isabella as she is super active.
Time for a change, well after a week of using the nappies I can safely say they do not just look good. We have not had one leak and they hold so much. They lasted all night and one thing I am so impressed with is how in every other nappy I have tried they leave marks on her where they have obviously been rubbing against her skin. These nappies have not left one mark and I think this shows how well they are designed.
All three of my children have had eczema so we had to ensure we changed them more often as sitting in a wet nappy really aggravated their skin and also caused nappy rash. These nappies contain fewer chemicals than standard nappies and the fluff pulp used is chlorine-free and harvested from sustainably managed forests. So this is not only good for the environment but also good for babies delicate skin.
During our week of testing we had one of many poo explosions as Isabella is dairy intolerant and does not always cope with too much fructose either. We obviously try to avoid as much as possible but sometimes we miss something and after a few too many strawberries on our trip to the beach, we had an explosion. I was relieved that the nappy held everything in! This is so important to me in a nappy, as you can imagine the embarrassing situations we have been in when out and about. I would give these nappies a five star review and highly recommend them. They fit great, hold everything in, last all night, are so cute and I love how great they are for the environment. I was shocked to read that an average nappy takes up to 400 years to biodegrade! Thats longer than I will live and it really made me think about how I should be doing more to protect our world for my children, grandchildren and so on. Using these nappies makes me feel a lot better as almost every element of a Kit & Kin nappy and its packaging, will biodegrade within 3 to 6 years. How amazing is that. Such an unbelievable difference.
I think these nappies are a great alternative for first time parents that intend to use reusable nappies but want to wait till the first few months of madness pass and also for people using reusable nappies that do not want to have to carry wet or soiled nappies around when out and about.
They are also available at Boots, Tesco and Ocado.
You can buy the nappies and wipes from www.kitandkin.com and they have a subscribe and save service with free delivery and a 25% saving each month. How amazing to not have to run out of nappies (which I do) or have to carry them around the shops with a baby or toddler. You can cancel at any time or add more to your order.
There is currently a 25% off code on their website too if you want to order a pack to try.
The Kit & Kin wipes smell so nice and two of my friends commented on how lovely they smelt. It must be the aloe vera, cucumber and chamomile extract.
They are also bigger than some other wipes I compared them to and have a great texture. They are hypoallergenic, fragrance free and dermatologically approved so fantastic for sensitive skin with all their botanical ingredients. They are also medical grade and contain no petrochemicals chlorine or harsh chemicals and this makes me feel happy to wipe Isabellas face, hands and body with them.
The wipes are also 100% biodegradable so again, earth friendly!
I also asked my sister in-law who was visiting with her children to try them, she said.
“I just love these ‘Kit and Kin’ fox nappies. They are super absorbent and I really liked the stretchy waist band to allow for movement with my energetic toddler. Not only do I find these nappies really high quality but the are just adorable to look at too.”