25 Aug 2013

Play Tray

Play Tray

The Play Tray is a soft fabric covered foam tray with removable side panels and a hole for a cup/bottle.
The fabric is wipe cleanable, so spills, sticky bits, food smears, colouring pens etc... can be easily wiped away.  The fabric is also virtually indestructible and does not rip or tear easily, so will last a good while.

Positives of the product:
Great length of lap belt, it filled easily around my niece in her buggy and sat nicely on her lap.The side pockets come off and on easily by adults, but are quite tricky for children.  Great as they can come off for cleaning but are not pulled on and off constantly.Brilliant in fast food restaurants or food places where there are no high chairs or no room to store the buggy while you use their highchair.  Being wipe clean you can place the child's food directly onto the surface as you know it is clean and is easy to clean after. Small size so fits nicely under your buggy or can be stored in a bag and hung off on the back.  It is also lightweight so you do not have to lug it about. 
The side pockets are large enough to store snacks, or to hide snacks/treats/toys while child is eating their main meal.  As above pockets are large enough to store small toys to keep child occupied between courses.

Negatives of the product:
Not brilliant for the car.  It was tricky to put around the child without getting in the way of the carseat straps.On a booster seat it trapped the seatbelt, which we felt was unsafe.Would inflict removing the child quickly should an accident occur as it restricts access to seatbelt/straps.Once its on its on, the child cannot change their mind mid-journey unless an adult is in the back with them to assist removal.The tray isn't big enough to use for drawing, the width is quite shallow even for a 2 year old.  She was a little cramped.


All in all I have mixed feelings for this product.  It is robust and can take a lot of mistreatment (chucking it under the buggy, scrubbing it with a wet wipe, accidently being squashed in the boot of the car under the shopping). 
As a 'car tray' I do not like how it affects the seatbelts, but as a buggy tray or make-shift highchair tray is is brilliant!



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23 Aug 2013

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Mag Spray

Mag-Spray

Magnesium Mineral Spray is an easy way to replace lost magnesium in your body.
Magnesium can be lost in several ways for example food processing, intensive farming, medicines and food additives.  Magnesium is present in many different foods, however as with many lifestyles and cultures it can be difficult to ensure you are getting the right amount of magnesium in your diet.

The table below indicates typical magnesium levels, based on product and portion size.

Serving Size, Common Units
Serving Size, Grams
Milligrams Magnesium
Milligrams Magnesium per Gram
% Daily Value (DV)
Halibut
3 oz.
85
91
1.07
23%
Mackerel
3 oz.
85
83
0.97
21%
Spinach, boiled
1/2 cup
90
79
0.87
20%
Bran Breakfast Cereal, ready to eat
1 oz.
28
78
2.78
19%
Almonds
1 oz.
28
75
2.68
19%
Swiss Chard
1/2 cup
175
75
0.43
19%
Cashews, dry roasted
1 oz.
28
73
2.61
18%
Pumpkin Seeds, roasted
1 oz.
28
73
2.61
18%
Quinoa, cooked
1/2 cup
92.5
59
0.64
15%
Cocoa, unsweetened
2 tbsp.
10
52
5.24
14%
Soybeans, boiled
1/2 cup
90
54
0.6
14%
Okra, boiled
1 cup
160
58
0.36
14%
Artichokes
1 whole medium
120
50
0.42
13%
Molasses
1 tbsp.
20
48
2.42
12%
Peanuts, dry roasted
1 oz.
28
49
1.75
12%
Peanut Butter
2 tbsp.
32
49
1.53
12%
Coffee, espresso
2 oz.
60
48
0.8
12%
Black-Eyed Peas (Cowpeas), boiled
1/2 cup
87.5
46
0.52
12%
Tofu
1/2 cup
126
47
0.37
12%
Buckwheat Groats (Kasha), cooked
1/2 cup
84
43
0.51
11%
Acorn squash, baked
1/2 cup
102.5
44
0.43
11%
Lima Beans, boiled
1/2 cup
94
40
0.43
10%
Whole Wheat Bread, homemade
1 slice
28
37
1.32
9%
Bacon, pan-fried
3 oz.
85
31
0.36
8%
Pork Tenderloin, broiled
3 oz.
85
31
0.36
8%

Bulgur Wheat, cooked
1/2 cup
91
29
0.32
8%
Oatmeal
1/2 cup
117
32
0.27
8%
Potatoes, boiled without skin
1 cup
156
31
0.2
8%
Navy Bean Sprouts, raw
1 oz.
28
28
1.01
7%
Salmon
3 oz.
85
26
0.31
7%
Pasta Sauce
1/2 cup
128
27
0.21
7%
Milk, 2%
1 cup
244
27
0.11
7%
Whole Wheat Bread, store bought
1 slice
28
23
0.82
6%
Spinach, raw
1 cup
30
24
0.79
6%
Whole Wheat Spaghetti
1/2 cup
70
21
0.3
6%
Parsnips, boiled
1/2 cup
78
23
0.29
6%
Chicken Breast, roasted
3 oz.
85
24
0.29
6%
Ground Beef, pan browned
3 oz.
85
24
0.28
6%
Milk Chocolate
1 oz.
28
18
0.63
4%
Broccoli, boiled
1/2 cup
78
16
0.21
4%
Parsley, raw
1 oz.
28
14
0.5
3%
Egg, fried
1 whole large
46
18
0.39
3%
Apple
1 medium
182
9
0.05
3%
Lettuce
2 leaves
34
4
0.12
1%
Coffee, from grounds
6 oz.
178
5
0.03
1%


So how can we add magnesium to our bodies without having to change our diet? Mag-Spray.

This is a very clever product, you have use it in a variety of ways. 

Sprayed directly onto your skin – this is the most common and beneficial method for applying the spray – by metering the number of sprays you can adjust the dose that your body is receiving.  One of the main benefits is that you can apply the spray directly to any aching joints or muscles.
You simply apply the spray to areas that need it, or to your arms, legs, torso and rub it in to ensure the maximum benefit is achieved.

Sprayed into your mouth
– this may seem odd, however the spray can be applied orally as part of your daily oral health routine.  Simply apply two sprays, brush and rinse.

Bath / foot soak
– you can add the magnesium oil to a foot or bath soak, or you can purchase magnesium flakes to dissolve.  The quantity of magnesium oil to use will vary on the volume of water, as a guide you may want to add 40 ml to a foot bath, and 80 ml to a shallow bath.  Remember to use hot water as this will help open your pores and aid absorption.

Massage
– by massaging the skin you are stimulating blood flow to your skin and underlying tissue, thus helping the magnesium absorb into your body.  The silky feel of magnesium oil also helps improve the massage process.

You can also use Mag-Spray to help with ailments:
Muscle aches, pains and cramps
Apply 5 sprays and massage in to the affected area to improve muscle aches, pains and cramps. May be repeated once a day if required.

Sport recovery

Apply up to 10 sprays under each arm after activity to replace magnesium lost during exercise. Improves energy and metabolism

Sleep

Apply 5 sprays under each arm before bedtime to support sleep quality and duration.

I sprayed Mag-Spray onto my inner arm to try it.  It didn't sting or hurt, there was no mark or reaction, it just tingled as it dried.
I also tried spraying it into my mouth ... never again, it tasted foul! It tastes a bit like that liquid that you paint onto your nails to stop you biting them.

So far after a few applications, I do not feel any different so I cannot really say if it works or not ??? however, it is a good product, safe to use and easily applied.