Tips for car journeys with children

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The October half term is finally here or at least approaching depending where you live. This means it's time for jumping in the car and going on fun family adventures. We may not drive but we have family coming over and will be heading off out with them spending time together.

Before planning your adventures it's important to check your Toyota or other vehicle to make sure everything is working ok. You can find spare parts for the japanese car brand Toyota easily with BESTpartstore.co.uk

 Once your car is ready then all you need to think about is how to keep your child/ren entertained for the journeys you have planned. 



Below are some handy tips for car journeys with children:

Know your route/where to stop 
This is important as it will get you there quicker if you know the way but also it's a good idea to know where the nearest service stations are and plan to stop every hour. 

Time it well
If your child still naps than it's perfect time to travel. If you travel in the evening there is a chance they will drop off and you can transfer them straight to bed. Just make sure you pop them in your pjs before you set off. 

Always carry snacks and drinks 
Seriously it's important as it keeps them quite for awhile. Opt for easy to eat snacks that aren't messy or sticky. Pack loads too as kids will always want more and the cost of snacks at service stations are ridiculously expensive.

Keep things handy
Wipes and tissues are an essential along with spare clothing for any accidents or sickness. If you have a child that is still in nappies keep them close by too.

Screentime
If going on a long journey a tablet device such as the kindle fire for kids will be a lifesaver, as they are preloaded with games and videos. Another option if your child doesn't have a tablet device then buying a portable DVD player is another option so children can watch their favourite shows.

CDs
Popping a kid friendly CD on really helps pass the time, especially if you love a good sing along.

I spy
A great game for keeping children of all ages entertained. With younger children you can just point out what you can see such as animals in a field,  diggers, river, caravans etc.


Review

Results of using the Silk'n Infinity

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For a good while now I've been using the Silk'n Infinity laser hair removal device as a way to permanently remove body hair. In my first post I explained how the device works. Just to recape a little The typical treatment plan is as follows:
Treatments 1-4  plan 2 weeks apart 
Treatments 5-7  plan 4 weeks apart
Treatments  8 + treat as needed.

I also shared an update on how the device works and what it feels like to use. I also shared that I was definitely noticing a difference after the 4th use.


Excess body hair and also the fact my body hair grows quicker due to having PCOS has always made me feel self conscious and so sharing the photos in this post is already making me cringe. Luckily though I've had good results with the Silk'n Infinity as you will see.

Before I go into the results I first of all want to recape on how the Silk'n Infinity actually works.

Silk'n build on the world-renowned HPL technology with Galvanic Energy and Optical Energy. These energies combine to give you a more efficient hair removal solution. Working together with 5 different energy levels, they open the skin pores and allow the light to reach the hair follicles without pain, irritation or ingrown hairs.


The results:

I'll start with underarm hair. I tend to shave my under arms alot more often than my legs usually every few days. For the purpose of my review I chose to leave shaving for  a week. 

The first photo shows the hair growth over a week befre I started using the Silk'n Infinity. In the second photo I left shaving my underarms for a week to show you the difference in growth. This was taken just before I shaved and done my 6th treatment. 



Onto my legs I left shaving my legs for 2 weeks and the first photo shows how much hair my legs had prior to shaving and using the Silk'n Infinity. The second photo again is after 2 weeks of not shaving and taken just before I shaved and did my 6th treatment. 

As you can see the hair growth has certainly slowed down. As I've said I usually shave my under arms every few days but I can now get away with leaving a few more days.

As for shaving my legs I use to shave once a week and now instead I'm shaving every two weeks.  

The typical full hair growth cycle may take 18 to 24 months. Because of this I'm going to definitely keep continuing using the Silk'n Infinity. It's 4 weeks until I do the 7th treatment and after that further treatments are as and when needed.
Advice:
- Make sure you read the instructions and use on shaved, clean and dry skin.

- Avoid any areas that have cuts, moles, Mark's or tattoos

- If it's your first time having laser treatment definitely start with the lowest intensity and build up to what is comfortable.

- Stick to the advised treatment plan for beat results.



Silk'n Infinity hair removal device is available at Currentbody for £229

* I've been gifted the Silk'n Infinity in exchange for trialling and reviewing. However all thoughts and opinions expressed are our own

Autism

I wont Grieve for my autistic son & Never Will

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Earlier this year after quite a wait, tests and assessments Blake got an autistic diagnosis.
We were not surprised at all and had thought he was autistic and would have been more surprised if he wasn't.



Enter the world of groups and pages on Facebook as a way of getting advice surrounding autisim and one thing that struck me is that alot of people have asked if we have grieved? Grieved for what? It turns out some of these people believe that once you have an autistic diagnosis you can grieve. I apparently should be grieving for the child he could've been and grieve for the life we had dreamed for him.



I wont be grieving because of my son being autistic and never will. Blake is Blake he is perfect how he is. What would bring me to my knees would be a life without him in it. Blake has always been who he is and to us a diagnosis doesn't change anything for us apart being able to get the help and support he needs in place.



Blake didn't suddenly change overnight because we got a diagnosis. He is still a boy who loves trains, pj masks and chocolate chip cookies. He still is a fussy eater and very strong willed and we get hard days some which make me grab the wine bottle but no I wont be grieving.