Zimpli Kids Gelli Baff

Zimpli Kids Gelli Baff

The lovely people over at Zimpli Kids sent me some samples of some of their products to try. Gelli Baff “Lava”, “Slime” and “Snowballs”. This is something 00Steve had bought for some of Ra-Ra’s friends for their birthdays recently and we wanted to try it for our own little cherubs so it was perfect timing really. Read more

Mooncup – Menstrual Cup

Mooncup - Menstrual Cup

I have been trialling the Mooncup for three months as recommended by Mooncup themselves to fully be able to appreciate the product. Now some of this has got to be with not having to run to the shops to buy sanitary products but also the money you will save oh and the planet since you aren’t dumping more waste into landfills. Read more

Marlen Ultra Max Deep Review

Marlen ultra max deep product review

Whilst at ASCN I spotted the Marlen stand and wasn’t sure what they did or anything but what is the point of not going over when something wonderful could be waiting once I go to talk to them! Marlen have a range of ostomy appliances and I have been very keen to find a deep convex that I can use when my stoma retracts more and becomes sore which happens every so often. I spoke to Rik who said they have a deep convex and I filled in my details and off I went! Read more

What do Ostomates Deem as Accessories?

What do Ostomates deem as Accessories?

We have all heard about ostomates suffering changes to their prescriptions or items being no longer available to them. I did a survey earlier in the year in which ostomates around the country said whether they were affected and what they deemed as accessories as from what I saw in the groups it tended to be the things healthcare professionals that aren’t stoma care nurses deemed as essential to good stoma care. Read more

Product Review – Peak Medical Ileomate

Product Review Peak Medical

Have you ever heard of Peak Medical? Maybe not but their beginnings are a bit different to the other companies as they were started by a Urologist *EDIT* Peak Medical was founded by a Urology Nurse. I heard about them when I was at a stoma open day and I met Terry the company rep for my area. He was lovely and spent a good chunk of time cuddling Baby Button but who wouldn’t right? Read more

Product Review: Sunshine Boxes

sunshine stationery gift boxes

We have all seen the different variants of subscription boxes that are out there nowadays, but this one caught my eye on Instagram. I can’t remember which account sent me that way exactly but I started following the account and looked at the website and really like the idea and look of the Sunshine Stationery gift boxes. Read more

Product Review: Convatec Natura Mouldable Bags

Convatec Natura Mouldable Bags

I signed up to the Convatec patient information service called me+ and a lady rang me up to see if I had received everything okay; which I had done. She told me about a new appliance that peaked my interest a base plate that you don’t cut…you mould to the shape of your stoma, this post is where I talk about the pro’s and con’s of the product. Read more

Telling A Child About Ostomies

telling your child about ostomies

Can be a hard subject to broach whether it is for yourself or the child. I recently have had a few parents message me and ask me a bazillion questions which is totally fine and exactly what I’m here for! I have personally been through what it is like telling or let’s be real here trying to tell a toddler what a stoma was and why mummy was having it. Read more