Get set……

There is a totally unmissable competition launchingat 9.30a.m. on Wednesday 25th August on the Petit Poppet facebook page.

This competition will require you to employ some detective skills and some imagination…

There will be one lucky winner who will receive a staggering prize which will be worth a minimum of £100!

Make sure you are ready and waiting for the details on Wednesday and be sure to invite all of your friends in the meantime!

Good luck!


August 22, 2010. Tags: , , . baby sling, exciting, Petit Poppet. Leave a comment.

Femmecup – a Review

Let’s start at the beginning.  What is Femmecup?  Simply put, it is a reusable sanitary product designed to be worn internally.  It is made from silicone and collects menstrual fluids rather than absorbs.  Grossed out?  Good.  You’re about where I was when I first heard about it.

When I took over Nappy Days, I was reluctant to take Femmecup with me.  The very idea of a reusable sanitary product made me shudder if I’m honest and I was extremely cynical about it.  I thought it seemed like a faff to have to remove it and empty it out and about and didn’t see how it could work at night.  So what’s a girl to do?  of course I tried it.

I’d like to say at this point that I didn’t want to review this after just one month so I am writing this review after the third month of use.

So when Aunt Flo (AF) arrived and I had made the decision to use the Femmecup I was filled with a feeling of dread.  I was terrified of not being able to put it in properly or of it leaking everywhere horribly.   Anyway, off I trotted with instructions in hand.  Seemed simple enough and the cup was much smaller than I expected once out of the box which reassured me somewhat.  I followed instructions and was back on track in a snap surprised at how easy that part had been.

I will admit that even at this stage I was still dubious.  I was concerned about mess mainly.  Mess at all stages, taking it out (would it spill?), leaking, cleaning, reinserting etc etc.

Eight hours later (yes eight hours!) I remembered I was wearing it and thought I should probably empty it and start again.  I was surprised to find that I’d had not a single leak in that time.  But more than that, I usually suffer with pretty miserable cramping and for some reason, since using the Femmecup, I’d experienced very little hence the forgetting about it.

So on to night time.  I went to bed feeling anxious about moving around too much – the mess again…  When I woke in the morning I rushed to the bathroom fearing the worst and found… nothing!  So by this point it’s official, I am in love with the Femmecup.

Month two, I figured I was an old pro and was for the first time in as long as I can remember NOT dreading the dreaded AF arriving.  A few days before I sterilised my Femmecup and popped it into its little drawstring bag and started carrying it around with me.  On first signs I started wearing it and again it was great.  I noticed the first time I put it in this month that it wasn’t positioned properly and I had to start again but it was easily rectified and month two passed without event.

Month three… see month two.

In conclusion, I can honestly say that I am a convert and I never thought I would be.  I took them on because I was told they were a good seller and as with everything else I retail, I felt I couldn’t sell it not knowing about it.  I’m so very pleased I took the plunge and am just left with the question… why didn’t I discover this sooner?

If you are a sceptic even after reading this, drop me an email at and if you’re willing to give a review I will supply you with a Femmecup of your own at a special 20% discounted rate*!

*Only first five people to email will qualify and must be willing to provide review for blog post/website use (can be anonymous)

August 11, 2010. Tags: , , . Review. 3 comments.