January 28, 2015
by Mirka
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Product of the Year 2015 Awards! Win a Goody Bag worth over £180!

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Last Thursday I had a fantastic time at the Product of The Year 2015 Awards! The award ceremony was held at Number 8 Northumberland Avenue in London’s West End and highlighted winners across 43 different categories. Hosted by comedian and actor Miles Jupp and with entertainment from X Factor’s Sam Bailey, the evening was attended by some of the biggest manufacturers in the business, including Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Mars, Tesco, Asda, Unilever, Johnson & Johnsons and Britivic, and my little me too!

Product of the Year 2015

Mike Nolan, CEO at Product of the Year said: “Having trust in a product is vital for new parents who only want the very best for their little one. Consumers report that they are 86% more likely to buy a winning item and this level of confidence that the seal of approval brings is invaluable to parents. Brands understand that having the Product of the Year logo truly does set winners apart in a crowded market place, particularly when it comes to such important everyday shopping decisions.”

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Full list of 2015 Product of the Year winners across 43 categories:
Toothpaste: Aquafresh® Complete Care Toothpaste, GlaxoSmithKline
Oral Care: LISTERINE® Advanced Defence Gum Treatment, Johnson & Johnson Ltd
Skincare Products: Pro Formula Radiance Micellar Water, Tesco Stores Ltd
Facial Moisturiser: Pro Formula Q10 Anti-Age Day Cream, Tesco Stores Ltd
Beauty Products: BD Trade Secrets Dreamshine Highlighter, Tesco Stores Ltd
Hair Care: Dove® Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil, Unilever
Feminine Care Pad: Bodyform® Roll. Press. Go. Ultra Towels, SCA Hygiene Products Ltd
Feminine Care Liner: Always Dailies Folded & Wrapped Pantyliners, Procter & Gamble
Shampoo: Clairol 5 in 1 Camomile Shampoo
Dry Shampoo: Batiste Dry Shampoo, Church & Dwight UK Ltd
Women’s Hair Removal Products: Pro Formula Satin Smooth Ladies Razor, Tesco Stores Ltd
Nappies: Pampers® Active Fit, Procter & Gamble
Baby Care: Johnson’s® Baby FIRST TOUCH Range, Johnson & Johnson Ltd
Nappy Cream: Sudocrem Care & Protect, Actavis Plc
Cough & Cold Products: Benylin Chesty Cough & Cold Tablets, Johnson & Johnson Ltd
Slimming Products: Bootea 14 Day TeaTox, Eighty Twenty Ventures Ltd
General Healthcare: Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief, Johnson & Johnson Ltd
Cereal: Weetabix® Banana, Weetabix Ltd
Spreads: Bertolli with Butter, Unilever
Healthy Yogurt: Müllerlight® Greek Style Fruitopolis, Müller Dairy UK Ltd
Dessert: Mars® Variety Mix Mini Ice Cream, Mars Chocolate UK Ltd
Breakfast: Weetabix® On The Go Breakfast Drink, Weetabix Ltd
Crisps: McCoy’s® Ultimate, KP Snacks
Convenience Products: Butcher’s Selection Roast Beef in tray, Asda Stores Ltd
Food: Butcher’s Selection Chicken in bag, Asda Stores Ltd
Free From Products: Newburn Bakehouse Seeded Wraps, Warburtons Ltd
Nutritional Supplement: Benecol® Plus Yogurt Drinks, Johnson & Johnson Ltd
Bakery Products: Kingsmill Great White, Allied Bakeries
Drinks and beverages: Robinsons® SQUASH’D, Britvic Plc
Cider: Carling British Cider, Molson Coors Brewing Company
Alcoholic Drinks: Crabbie’s Fruits, Halewood International Ltd
Sauce & Seasoning: Knorr® Flavour Pots, Unilever
Kids’ Snacks: Harvest Cheweee® Cereal Bars, Halo Foods Ltd
Drinks System: SodaStream Play, SodaStream
Pet care: Felix® Sensations Crunchy Crumbles, Nestlé Purina PetCare UK
Laundry Detergents: Ariel 3 in 1 Pods, Procter & Gamble
Laundry Care & Softner: Comfort Creations Honeysuckle & Sandlewood, Unilever
Laundry Additives, Whitening & Stain Removal: DYLON® White’n’Bright™ inspired by Colour Catcher®, Spotless Punch Ltd
Household Cleaning Products: Flash Magic Eraser, Procter & Gamble
Kitchen Appliances: GoChef, JML
General Household Products: Febreze Sleep Serenity, Procter & Gamble
E-Cigarette: blu e-cigarettes, blu e-Cigs (UK)
Technology: Acer Iconia One 7, Acer
2015 Product of the Year

POTY Winners goody bagThe people have spoken and this year’s exciting Product of the Year winners are in! More than 10,000 consumers voted to determine the winners, guiding shoppers towards the best new products for 2015.

Product of the Year is world’s largest consumer-voted annual awards and covers everything from tasty snacks, health and beauty goodies and baby care through to household cleaning products, pet food and even breakthrough technology. The awards celebrate the most innovative new products on the market and are chosen by people just like you, for you.

How to enter?

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To celebrate this year’s winners, I am giving away the above goody bag to 1 lucky All Baby Advice reader packed with over £180 worth of the winning products! You will get to try out the new products including Mars Variety Mix Mini Ice Cream, Dove® Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil, Newburn Bakehouse Seeded Wraps, Bootea 14-day Teatox and much more.

Look out for the distinctive red logo in shops now to see which products have been voted Product of the Year 2015, and enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!

UK entries only!

Good luck!

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January 26, 2015
by Mirka
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Helping Mothers with HIV in Kenya #lastingchange

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£30 can support one pregnant women living with HIV in Kenya through her pregnancy and baby’s first six months #lastingchange

I would like to support Team Honk, who are again doing an amazing job for Comic Relief! This set of Social Postcards are all from the Mothers2Mothers project in Kisumu, Kenya. This organisation receive from Comic Relief, to mentor mothers living with HIV to be healthy and happy and to give their children the best possible chance in life.

HIV in Kenya/Project Background

Kenya has the fourth-largest HIV epidemic in the world. An estimated 1.6 million people are living with HIV and 1.1 million children have been orphaned after losing one or both parents to the disease.

Thanks to Comic Relief funding, Mothers2Mothers is helping pregnant women living with HIV to access the life-saving health services they need to prevent mother-to-child transmission. The project is targeting Nyanza province where prevalence of the disease is almost three times higher than the national average.

Women often discover they are HIV positive during ante-natal care and mentoring helps them to come to terms with this, to deal with the side effects on antiretroviral drugs, to eat well and to deliver babies with the best chance of being HIV negative. Women also learn to breastfeed safely, and to avoid stigma.

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The transmission of the HIV virus from mother to baby is being prevented through mentoring projects in Kenya #lastingchange

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Beatrice: “I thought I’d never have children due to HIV. Then I received mentoring through pregnancy and along came Gary #lastingchangeA-social-postcard-16
While formula can prevent HIV transmission, it isn’t always feasible or safe due to price, water supply and cultural stigma. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding while taking HIV antiretroviral drugs. Mentoring enables women to breastfeed safely #lastingchange
A-social-postcard1Mentor Mothers are trained to support other women with HIV, to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to their babies #lastingchange

You can show your support by sharing these on your blog and your social media channels as well as sharing my post! Thank you!

Share the Joy linky at bodfortea.co.uk

January 25, 2015
by Mirka
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Puss in Boots on Netflix #StreamTeam

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THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS
 on Netflix from January 16!

His name is legendary, his adventures and swordsmanship are renowned – just don’t distract him with a ball of yarn.

He is Puss in Boots, and this January, he embarks on incredible new adventures in his unforgettably singular style in DreamWorks Animation’s THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS, an all-new Netflix original TV series. The first five 22-minute episodes was available to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France to watch instantly beginning Friday, Jan. 16.

THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS finds the world’s most famous feline fortune-hunter in the hidden city of San Lorenzo, a mythical land that is invisible to the outside world thanks to a magical spell that protects its quirky inhabitants – not to mention its wondrous treasure. When Puss in Boots accidentally breaks the spell, he must do more than fight off an endless legion of invaders and marauders … he must become a legend.

With a sweeping, epic visual flair and extraordinary quests in each episode, THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS combines adventure and comedy with the quick-witted, nimble-footed style that is as synonymous with its hero as his namesake boots.

boots_s1_012_hIts voice cast is led by Eric Bauza (The Book of Life, Turbo FAST) as Puss in Boots, along with Jayma Mays (Glee, Getting On), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live, Doc McStuffins), Joshua Rush (Mr. Peabody & Sherman). Throughout the series’ first season, recurring and guest-starring voices will include Emmy® Award-winning actor John Leguizamo (Chef, Ice Age), Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn), Maria Bamford (The Legend of Korra, Adventure Time), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Robbie Rist (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Brady Bunch) and Jim Cummings (Shrek, Winnie the Pooh).

In addition to the five episodes of THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS that premiered on Jan. 16, new episodes will debut throughout the coming year. THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS is the latest in a rapidly expanding list of original series that DreamWorks Animation is creating for Netflix. The DreamWorks Animation lineup on Netflix also includes Turbo FAST and All Hail King Julien and soon will grow to encompass a brand-new season of DreamWorks Dragons and the adventure-laden DinoTrux.