A find a lot of comments every week on my sites about a new site that was just launched a few months ago, GolfNowPromoCodesq. This site is new and people want to be sure it`s worth the trouble. Well, it can help you, but it depends on what you are really looking for.
1. The Site Looks Too Simple
I visited the site a few days ago again to take a closer look and I got to tell you. It looks cheap and simple. This website was either build in a hurry or the guy behind it simple loved GolfNow services and he wanted to offer a tribute to the brand. But either way, the blog doesn`t look too professional. But again, it all depends on the user`s tastes and desires.
2. Lack of More Real GolfNow Codes
I browse the site a bit to find out how many codes it really offers. Comparing with Coupons.com or GoodSearch, it lacks of real GolfNow codes. I mean codes like the “$10 Deal Caddy” code or the “Up to 55% Off Voice” code can`t be found on this site. There are a few coupon code deals on the first page and a couple on a few other posts, but generally speaking the average user won`t find too many codes. On the other hand, you don`t need 10 GolfNow online codes to use, you just need one. So this may not be too bad after all.
3. Too GolfNow Specific?
If you are looking for genuine GolfNow promotion codes and updates released by this brand, than this site may be good for you. If instead you want codes from other brands, like RetailMeNot offers for instance, than http://www.golfnowpromocodesq.com isn`t the site for you. On other hand, the site`s name says it all. It`s specifically made for GolfNow promotional deals and news, I think.
4. Too Much Plain Text
I mention again the site`s simplicity and lack of more professional touch. I would have loved to see more pictures related to GolfNow codes and promotional deals, more videos to YouTube to help the user`s experience. Even some infographics would have been lovely to see. These are things that the user wants to see. Instead a lot of plain text for your eyes to read. You need some real patience to go through all those hundreds of letters in your quest for genuine GolfNow discount codes.
5. No Daily or At Least Weekly Updates
Another aspect that could have been improved when it comes to GolfNowPromoCodesq.com was its updates. I visited the site last month and again a few days ago, and I think I saw only one new post. Well, that`s not too great for us, users! It would have been great to see some at least weekly updates, if not daily like professional sites have. A good website that respects itself will offer fresh content every few days, but GolfNowPromoCodesq.com just isn`t one of those sites.
What`s your Opinion?
What do you think? Have you visited GolfNowPromoCodesq? Do you think it`s worth the user`s time and effort when looking for some reliable online codes? I`m not too sure about this, but it probably depends on everyone`s interests.
Visit the site and come back for a quick comment to share your experience and thoughts. We`ll love to read what you think about it!
My husband likes outdoor activities. Fortunately, I like nature as well so we make a good fit. In all my years of online shopping I`ve encounter a lot of sites that offer Cheaper Than Dirt discount codes to buy survival knives, camping gear or compasses for our family time together trips or getaway weekends, but not all of them were to my likings. DontPayFull.com is one of my favorites though. Let me tell you why!
Best CheaperThanDirt Codes Available
Most shoppers who use discount codes on a regular basis tend to think that only RetailMeNot or Coupons.com offer the best codes released by Cheaper Than Dirt. They visit those sites and if they don`t find such codes, they quit. A bit mistake if you ask me. DontPayFull have CTD code deals just as good as those popular sites, sometimes even better. So don`t be mislead by others and include this great site in your list of coupon code sites when looking for discount codes from Cheaper Than Dirt.
Some of the best CTD codes that you`ll find on DontPayFull at this moment are as follows. The list includes the name of the product discounted by the online code along with the price.
- S&W M&P15 Semi Automatic Rifle 5.56mm – $595
- Brown Bear 9mm Jacket Steel Case – $8.59
- Drager M65 Gas Mask – $19.97
- Swiss Hatchet – $14.93
- SCCY CPX-1 Semi Automatic Handhun 9mm – $275
Blue Comprehensive Titles
With this site, I can understand the whole CheaperThanDirt code deal immediately from just reading its title. All titles are displayed in bold blue and they start with the actual discount the code will offer.
Large Deal Logo
Some pretty cool features are the logos displayed in front of the codes. These logos show either the title of the CTD coupon codes, but also if the code is for a product on sale or a free gift. So let`s consider I just found the BOGO Cheaper Than Dirt discount code that will offer a discount of $50 off for a Windham Weaponry MPC Semi Automatic rifle. Just the title is sufficiently long for the user to get bored, not to mention the details in the description. With this large logo, the average user can catch a glimpse of the offer in a split of a second, and then take a more in-depth look at the entire of he considers is necessary. A pretty cool feature to use at a coupon code-related site if you ask me!
Descriptions Highlighted Under the Deal
All Cheaper Than Dirt codes that I found on DontPayFull.com have detailed descriptions outlined under them. If you read the title but you don`t really get what the deal is all about, its description will most certainly clarify this for you. For instance the first 2 or 3 codes offer discounts of $10, but you want to know for what type of product or when that actual deal will expire. With some coupon sites you don`t really have all this info include, but with this site you have all that in the code`s description that, telling you everything you want to know about that specific deal.
Easy like 1, 2, 3!
If you found a CheaperThanDirt code deal that you like, you just click on the “Get Coupon Code” yellow button and you`ll immediately be sent to a different page where the code will be displayed. Besides the actual discount code that you need to copy/paste, that page includes a small window with the CTD`s logo, a basic description of the deal offered as well as a direct link to the brand`s site in case you want visit the site again.
Success Rates for All Codes
One of the things I really like at the DontPayFull site is the Success Rate section located at the right of each Cheaper Than Dirt discount code. There you can notice exactly how good coupon codes really are. If a code deal has a success rate of over 50%, that`s a pretty good rate for any online code, so you might as well use it. For example, the code for the S&W M&P15 Semi Automatic Rifle is at the top of the list with a success rate of 75%, so that`s pretty obvious that`s a good Cheaper Than dirt code right there.
Weaning is a big issue for mums – especially first timers. Such a huge amount of importance is attached to this milestone in your baby’s life. For the first few months it’s drilled into you by the establishment that you must not wean before six months, while on the other hand friends and relatives may be pushing you to wean earlier, luring you with the promise of a baby that ’sleeps through’ thanks to the alleged miracle properties of baby rice. When you do make the decision to begin weaning, there’s a whole host of other issues – how much to feed, and how often; introducing new flavours; ensuring your baby is getting enough nutrients, fussy eaters – the list is endless. Weaning can be a stressful time for mums and babies, and while most find what works for them within a week or two, others take longer to get the hang of it!
If your baby is reluctant to eat solids, or if your older child is a picky eater, the first thing you should do is stop worrying. The important thing to remember is that no baby ever starved itself to death, and if you keep offering food, your little one will eat enough to satisfy his or her requirements. But struggling to get your baby or toddler to eat is enough to have you tearing your hair out by day and lying awake by night (sometimes literally if he or she wakes up hungry!) so while you should never force the food issue, there are some things you can try to make mealtimes less of a battleground.
The blueprint for your child’s eating habits is sketched by those very first spoonfeeds so it’s important to make them a positive, stress free experience for both of you. Regardless of whether you start weaning early, or wait until the recommended six months, it is crucial that you wait until your baby shows signs of being ready. These include:
- Demanding milk feeds more frequently than usual.
- Seeming unsatisfied after a milk feed.
- Waking in the night after a period of sleeping through.
Babies that are ready for weaning will also be able to hold their own heads up strongly and sit well with support, they will show interest at mealtimes and may even grab for a piece of what you are eating. The natural ‘tongue thrust’ reflex that protects them against choking will also have diminished – if your baby repeatedly pushes the spoon out of his mouth then he may not be ready for solids. In these early days remember that the amount your baby eats is not important – weaning should be a relaxed and fun learning experience. If you or your baby gets stressed during a meal, just leave it and try again another time.
Encouraging your baby to eat
If you’re sure that your little one is ready for solid food, but they don’t seem keen on eating, there are a few things you can try to pique their interest.
- Start with sweet tastes. Babies – especially breastfed ones – have a natural preference for sweet tastes so things like stewed apple or pear, carrot and sweet potato are ideal first foods. If you have started weaning your baby with baby rice, you could try adding a little fruit puree to it as a gentle introduction. You can also sweeten savoury purees by adding these ingredients – try combining sweet potato with broccoli or cauliflower, or butternut squash with pear. As your baby becomes accustomed to these flavours, introduce new ones gradually – and don’t assume that all baby food should be bland. Many babies enjoy stronger flavours such as garlic (houmous is often a favourite) and even mild curry! Allowing your baby to explore a broad spectrum of tastes will make him or her less likely to be a fussy eater in future.
- Involve your baby in mealtimes. Babies learn by watching adults and older children so sitting at the table for mealtimes is an important chance for them to observe and mimic you eating. Your baby’s routine may differ from your own but wherever possible you should try to sit down together at mealtimes, even if it’s just once a day – this is a great opportunity for family time as well!
- Offer finger foods. From six months, most babies are capable of self feeding with chunky pieces of easy to manage foods and for babies that don’t like to be spoon fed, baby led weaning can be a great (albeit very messy!) option. Because babies at this age haven’t yet developed a pincer grip, it’s best to offer foods that they can hold in their fist so things like broccoli florets, well cooked sticks of carrot, pieces of banana, unsalted bread sticks, mini rice cakes etc. are ideal. You should supervise your baby closely, especially in the early days, while they are still learning how to move food around their mouth. It’s best to offer large pieces of food that your baby can nibble small bits off, rather than giving tiny pieces that they may cram into their mouth whole. You can also buy mesh feeders which allow your baby to chew or suck on soft fruits and vegetables without being able to bite pieces off, and these can be helpful as an introduction to baby led weaning. If your baby enjoys finger foods, you could try encouraging him to dip vegetable sticks etc. into a small pot of another pureé you have prepared as a way of getting more variety into his diet.
- Don’t wait til your baby is starving. You should try to offer solids before a breast or bottle feed but if your baby is ravenous she is likely to refuse a spoon feed in favour of the ‘instant gratification’ a milk feed offers. Time spoon feeds so they happen when baby is just beginning to get hungry, and then follow up with a milk feed if necessary. Also, remember that teething can have a major impact on your baby’s willingness to eat – if her mouth is hurting she won’t want you shoving a spoon in there! Offering baby paracetamol shortly before a meal might help but if not, let the solid foods slide for a day or two until she’s feeling better.
Babies who have been encouraged to try lots of different flavours are less likely to grow into fussy eaters, but even the best eaters go through fussy phases when they hit toddlerhood – this often has as much to do with asserting their independence as it does with appetites and preferences! Every parent has days when they feel like their toddler has barely eaten anything but at this age it’s better to look at the bigger picture of what your toddler eats over a couple of days. Some days they will be ravenous and eat everything in sight, other days they’ll pick and fuss over their food, but if you average this out you’ll probably find that they’re getting plenty! Again, they key is to try and relax – if you force the issue you’re more likely to create a lasting problem with mealtimes.
To make mealtimes easier for you AND your toddler:
- Keep portions small. A typical toddler portion will be around a quarter to half the size of an adult portion. If you put too much food on the plate, your child is more likely to feel overwhelmed and less likely to finish the meal, but if you serve a smaller amount and they finish it, they will benefit from lots of praise – and they can always ask for more!
- Make food manageable. Cut it into bite sized pieces or chunks that are easy to pick up, and choose utensils carefully too – wide, shallow spoons and deep-sided bowls make it easier for toddlers to feed themselves, which they generally love to do!
- Presentation, presentation, presentation! You can make food more appealing to your fussy child with just a little attention to detail – home made pizzas can be made into funny faces, for example – I know one clever mummy who cuts sausages into octopus shapes and lets them ’swim’ in a sea of baked beans! Even something simple like using a pastry cutter to make sandwiches more interesting can work wonders.
- Offer healthy snacks. Toddlers cannot consume large quantities of food at a single sitting so snacks are an important part of their diet and energy intake. Snacks should be offered roughly midway between meals and you should try to choose foodstuffs that are healthy and release energy slowly – raisins, fruit crisps, breadsticks with houmous, a banana, crackers and cheese or a small pot of berries all make great, nutritious snacks. Sweets, crisps etc. are fine as an occasional treat but try to offer them after meals rather than between, and always encourage good oral hygiene.
- Introduce new foods one at a time. Serving them alongside foods your child likes will also help. Encourage your child to taste the food but don’t force them and don’t lose your temper if they won’t try, just leave it til another day. And if your child doesn’t like a food first time, don’t give up! Sometimes it can take up to 10 attempts before a child will accept a new food and their likes and dislikes change over time.
- Don’t hurry your child and never force them to eat. Up to the age of three most toddlers will need some help with feeding but don’t shovel food into your child’s mouth if she doesn’t want it. If nothing is eaten after a reasonable amount of time, take the food away without comment and try again with a healthy snack later.
- Sing their praises! Never underestimate the power of praise in motivating little people – whether it’s a round of applause for clearing their plate, a sticker for behaving nicely at the table or a special pudding as a reward, ‘carrot’ usually works better than ’stick’ when it comes to persuading toddlers to eat well.
The advice in this article is intended only as a guide – if you have concerns about your child’s diet and nutrition you should raise them with your GP or health visitor. And if you’ve survived a picky eater, why not post your tips in the comments section below so that other mums can benefit from your wisdom?
Following one of my previous posts about the lack of pretty, practical maternity lingerie available for bigger busted mums-to-be, I came across UK brand, Emily Lingerie and was very excited when the company agreed to let me road test one of their gorgeous bras.
I received the ‘English Garden‘ underwired maternity bra in size 34F. The bra features black satin fabric with a vintage-inspired floral print, delicate lace edging and a pretty bow embellishment to the front centre. The cups are cotton lined for comfort whilst the bra features ’soft’ lightweight underwires and six back fastenings to accommodate your changing shape during pregnancy.
When the bra first arrived I was won over straight away by the design – it looks and feels luxurious and just like ‘real’ lingerie, unlike many of the matronly maternity bras available to bigger breasted pregnant women. The matching French knickers make this a gorgeous, sexy set.
I found the bra extremely comfortable to wear and it was also very supportive. The fit was good and corresponded well to that of my other lingerie, although I found the back size slightly big – not enough to affect the fit of the bra but if you are a borderline back size I would recommend you opt for the smaller size. The cup size was spot on and the bra gave me a nice shape under clothing, although on a purely personal note I would have liked some light foam padding of the cups for an even smoother silhouette under close fitting tops. The underwire was perfectly comfortable and did not rub or dig in at all – it’s difficult to say whether it will remain comfortable as my pregnancy progresses but with the flexibility of the wire and the extra back fastenings I am confident I will be able to adjust the fit for comfort well into the final weeks.
A personal bugbear of mine with maternity bras is the fact that many have high necklines which are visible under scoop or v-neck tops but this bra has a plunging style that in no way restricts the type of clothing you can wear, while the straps are not too wide and also pretty enough to be on show if required. Priced at £33 this bra is by no means cheap but is definitely the best I have come across so far and a real investment piece that will see you through pregnancy and beyond – I know I’ll wear mine again after breastfeeding has finished but before my breasts have returned to their normal size.
The ‘English Garden’ style is one of two underwired maternity bras offered by Emily, and they also have a selection of beautiful soft cup maternity bras in addition to a number of wired and non-wired nursing bras. I will definitely be purchasing additional items from the range, and I was very excited to hear from an insider at Emily that a white version of the ‘Paris’ bra is currently in the making, as is a range of ‘basic’ bras in black, white and nude! And if you fancy adding some of this gorgeous lingerie to your maternity/nursing wardrobe, you’ll be delighted to hear that we have an exclusive 20% discount to offer for MumUnplugged readers – simply enter code MUMMY10 at the Emily checkout to receive your discount!
One of the best things about breastfeeding is that you don’t need loads of kit to do it – in fact all you really need is a pair of boobs and a hungry baby! But there are a few things that are really useful for a breastfeeding mum, and one of those things is a breastfeeding support cushion. A feeding pillow can significantly help mothers when breastfeeding. It can help reduce the tension that builds up in the back, neck and shoulders of mothers during feeding; relieve the pressure on the mother’s tummy during feeding with its circular shape, and provide secure support for babies whilst they suck.
Chicco have recently launched US bestselling breastfeeding cushion, ‘Boppy‘ in the UK and when they offered me the opportunity to review the product I jumped at the chance to find out why it’s become such a firm favourite with our breastfeeding counterparts across the pond!
The Boppy pillow was designed by a mum in America 20 years ago and in that time it has gone on to become the undisputed market leader. Over a million are sold each year and are used in over a quarter of all US homes. It has won numerous awards including being voted ‘Best Product of the Year’ by American Baby.
The Boppy is designed to create an ergonomic ‘nest’ shape and its ‘Miracle Middle’ adapts to the contours of each individual mum’s body for a snug, comfy fit whilst feeding. The exclusive fibre padding used in each pillow means it keeps it shape and for practicality, the pillow and slipcover are machine washable at 30˚and can also be tumble dried.
The first thing I noticed about Boppy was that the product is quite heavy and the filling quite dense, which I initially thought might be a negative point. However when it came to actually using the product I soon realised that this is exactly the thing that makes it so great! The pillow really does ‘hug’ around you and feels very secure, while the fact that the filling is so firm means your baby is positioned at exactly the right height for feeding – no need to support pillow or baby with your arm. I gave the product a ‘dummy run’ with my two-year-old even though we are no longer feeding and I can confidently say it would support even his weight easily. I used a much floppier breastfeeding pillow when he was small and although it did help with positioning, it didn’t give me the level of hands free support that Boppy does – this product would have been a godsend in those early days when we were struggling to perfect the latch.
Despite its weight/density, the pillow itself is quite compact and the packaging doubles up as a handy waterproof carry case that would be handy for travel. The slipcover is well made and pleasantly soft; it fastens with a concealed zip for comfort and safety and is available in five cute designs to suit all tastes. I really liked the fact that the entire pillow can be machine washed and dried without losing its shape because as we all know newborns can be messy little creatures!
The Boppy is also extremely versatile for growing babies and as well as being used as a feeding pillow it can be used as a nest for small babies to lie in, a support for use during ‘tummy time’ and a safety net for little ones who are just learning to sit up! Again I thought this was a major plus as the product isn’t cheap and the multiple functions mean it offers better value for money – although I would still buy it even if it had no alternative uses. I would definitely recommend this product to anybody who is planning to breastfeed their baby.
Sold exclusively through Mothercare in the UK, Boppy prices start at £39.99 for the ‘Bare Naked’ pillow without slipcover, through to £49.99 for the pillow plus one of five cute cotton slipcovers or £59.99 for the pillow plus a velour slipcover. Extra slipcovers are also available. For further information visit the Boppy website or tel: 028 2587 8300.