According to the good old Daily Mail, the average mother ends up with a mere 17 minutes to herself a day and a frazzled 51 per cent of mums regularly go whole weeks without even a single minute relaxing on their own!
I’m very fortunate in that I have a self-employed, hands-on husband that does the lions share of the housework and is around the home a whole lot more than most dads, but child-free time is still rather elusive! So when ASDA Little Angels got in touch to ask if I’d like to join them for a spa day at Oulton Hall in Leeds I jumped at the chance!
The event started at 2pm and after two leisurely train journeys and a short trip in a taxi, I arrived at gorgeous Oulton Hall.
We were treated to a glass of champagne on arrival by the lovely PR team and settled down in the beautiful Repton Lounge ready to find out all about the Little Angels range.
For the past 5 years, I’ve been buying a leading brand of nappies and never even thought to try other brands out, as I always presumed they were superior, so I was intrigued to see if the presentation would change my mind. (Spoiler – it totally did and since the presentation, I’ve become a total convert and now don’t buy anything else!)
The presentation was brilliant; thorough, informative and interactive and at the end of it I was honestly blown away by the Little Angels brand. Not only are the nappies super soft to touch (we took part in a blind feel test and they were so much softer than the leading nappy brand which really surprised me), they also have a whole host of other brilliant features which I’ll detail below. In addition their range is vast and they are the only nappy brand that encompasses the whole spectrum of your nappy needs from birth through to bedtime pants going up to age 12.
Furthermore, in a recent Mother and Baby Magazine survey, Little Angels not only out-performed Pampers and Aldi Mamia in all categories, ranking highest in terms of value for money (they are priced at £3.75 per pack, or £10 for three packs which is brilliant value), overall quality and absorbency, they were also voted the preferred nappy brand.
The extensive ASDA Little Angels range includes the following:
ASDA Little Angels Newborn //
Available in sizes 0 to 3, the super soft Newborn range nappies come completely plain, without any ink printing on them. They have a time-to-change wetness indicator (the yellow line turns to blue indicating when it’s time to change your baby’s nappy) and sizes 0 to 2 have a cutaway section at the naval to protect the umbilical cord, keeping it clean and comfortable in those first few weeks. They also feature a handy size-up guide which helps show you when your baby is ready for the next size up, so no more second guessing!
Available in sizes 0 to 3, these nappies feature all of the benefits of the Little Angels Newborn nappies above, including the time-to-change wetness indicator and the Little Angels size-up guide, but they also offer enhanced skin protection through the addition of Dreamskin® technology. These nappies are the first nappies to be enriched with the special Dreamskin® polymer which is clinically proven to soothe and protect skin. This polymer helps to regulate skin temperature and also helps to keep skin moisturised, making them ideal for newborn skin.
ASDA Little Angels Supreme Protection //
Available in sizes 3 to 6+, Little Angels Supreme Protection nappies are ASDA’s softest, most absorbent nappy and the ones I swear by for Phoebe. They provide superior comfort with up to 12 hours of dryness at night and by day, the super stretchy sides and secure elasticated back help prevent leaks and are ideal for active little ones that are always on the go .
ASDA Little Angels Comfort Dry //
Available in sizes 3 to 6+, ASDA Little Angels Comfort Dry are their biggest selling nappy and are proven to be as absorbent as the leading brands, with each nappy providing essential comfort and dryness at a very reasonable price. I also really like the fact that, like on the majority of ASDA Little Angels nappies, it’s easy to distinguish between the front and the back of the nappy by looking at the design. The fronts all feature the faces of animals and the backs feature the animals from behind.
ASDA Little Angels First Pants //
Available in sizes 4 to 6, ASDA Little Angels First Pants perform like nappies but pull up like pants, so they are perfect for helping your little one make the step up from baby nappies to grown-up pants. They’re wonderfully soft to keep your on-the-go toddler comfortable and they contain soft, absorbent gel beads, which absorb up to 30 times their own weight, keeping your toddler dry, with up to 12 hours dryness for protection day or night! They also have special aqua lock™ layers that help keep your little ones skin dry to reduce rashes and skin irritation, which is the last thing your toddler wants as they begin to gain their independence. They have super stretchy side panels as well as quick-release seams to make changing time a breeze and ASDA have just paired up with Peppa Pig to make the first pants that little bit more exciting!
ASDA Little Angels Potty Training Pants //
Available in size 6, the Little Angels Potty Training Pants are carefully formulated to absorb slightly slower so your toddler can feel when they are wet and learn when they need to go to the toilet, whilst still protecting against leaks. They are available in different designs for boys and girls (see above right).
ASDA Little Angels Bedtime Pants //
Available in sizes M (4-7 years) and L (8-12 years) the ASDA Little Angels Bedtime Pants are suitable for children aged four to twelve who need a little reassurance during the night (or day). They pull up and down like normal underwear and feature discreet designs and flexible sides.
ASDA Little Angels Bed Mats //
ASDA Little Angels Bed Mats are made to the same exacting standards as the nappy range and are designed to protect your little one’s bed against accidents in the night. Featuring a plastic backed sheet, they are highly absorbent, soft and discreet. They can also be used for a whole host of other purposes including changing on-the-go, as a maternity mat and they also come in super handy when your child is poorly as they absorb so much better than a towel.
ASDA Little Angels Swim Pants //
Available in sizes XS, S and M, the ASDA Little Angels Swim Pants are super soft and secure for confidence in the water. The XS (3-8kg) is a tab-fastening nappy, making it easier to get on to smaller swimmers when they are lying down and both the small (6-11kg) and the medium (9-16kg) are pant style with quick release seams.
After finding out all about the Little Angels range we were then treated to a delicious afternoon tea before heading off to the Spa to make full use of their facilities. Charlotte from Write Like No-one’s Watching and I had a jolly old time lounging around in our robes and slippers making full use of the pool-side loungers and relaxation room before being whisked away for our massages and pedicures.
After our treatments we headed back to the Repton Lounge to say our goodbyes to the PR team and were kindly gifted a goody bag each filled with Little Angels nappies suitable for our little ones.
It was so lovely to fully relax and have a good old natter with the other bloggers at the event, but I was also really thankful to learn all about the Little Angels brand as I am now a total convert. Bearing in mind that you’ll change your little one 4500 times, on average, during their time in nappies, I just wish that I’d been aware of the brand nearly 5 years ago; I could have saved myself a fortune!!
A huge thank you to Myriad PR and ASDA Little Angels for inviting me, I had a wonderful day.