New Parents, New Problems, Easy Solutions with Products under £10!

Assalamu alaikum

I hope you are all well and in the highest of iman.

I just wanted to share some of the products that I’ve tried and tested and that actually worked for me this making motherhood that tad bit easier.

Motherhood indeed is a trial and error journey. Trust me there is no such thing as a perfect mother or a mother who knows it all. Hence I have thrown the terms “perfect mother or supermum” right out of my motherhood dictionary.

Do you ever get the feeling to rewind time so you can raise your first child again, start this motherhood journey from scratch. I hear you all screaming 📢 “YES!” Guess what, almost all the mothers I’ve spoken to are on the same boat.

Things changed a lot when my second child was born. I was in a more positive mindset, I felt slightly more experienced and ready to deal with whatever comes my way. Alhamdulillah since my first pregnancy or since marriage should I say, one of the most important thing my husband has taught me is to change my mentality: the way I think, be optimistic, stop worrying over things you have no control over, (I guess these are some of the things they teach in NLP courses i.e. conquering your thoughts). Until this day my husband’s advice is more or less the same, he always asks me the same question when I complain. “So what is the solution? How can we solve this issue?” Then I wear my thinking cap and get on with life 🤣🤣. This has helped me immensely with the permission of Allah.

You know you are just a Dua away from finding solutions to your problems. Never forget to seek help through what Allah has blessed you with in a Halal way.

Link to my favourite Dua book. The book that changed my life: Fortress of the Muslim

Anyway, I don’t intend to bore you readers by delving too much into my life experiences. So let’s get straight to the point. When things got tough during motherhood I sought solutions and some of the solutions were in small changes I made to the products I used. Trust me they made a huge impact especially when travelling.

These were/are some items I found extremely useful for my children. Loved the few spare minutes I was having.

1. Baby Food Dispensing BottleSpoon

My first child is 5 years old. She was a very fussy eater, I used to dread travelling, specially long journeys. Did I travel? Oh yes I did, a lot and to top it off abroad too, she was just 4 months old when I went abroad. And at times it was mentally draining. Particularly feeding her when out and about until I found this amazing product.

This one is full sillicone but the one below is plastic with a sillicone spoon attached. I love both of them, they are equally good

These were great in the car, on the plane and when out and about. I didn’t have to worry about separate spoon, or plastic containers. I used them for my daughter and my son and will use again inshaAllah if I am blessed with more children.

Squeeze Feeding Bottle

2.Baby Shower Cap

With my daughter bath time was and is still a nightmare. She hates water running down her face. She thinks she’s drowning in water 🤭. I tried a couple of products and to be Frank they were useless and some were stiff and others were too flimsy. Until I came across this basic item, very easy to use and gentle to skin.Now my kids love bath time and for me it is a chore/in my to do list.

Baby Bath Time Face Protection this is the one I have and they are very cheap so can’t go wrong with that. Try it out!

There is another type which covers the ears as well as the face. I’ll link it below

Baby Bathtime Face & Ear Protection

3. Bib That Catches All The Leftovers

I love this so much that I made sure I never forget them when out and about and even around the house. Meals times can be fun when there is less mess and less cleaning in the end.These are wipe clean, just wash with warm water and soap and will be good as new each time. The one I have is almost 5 years and looks like I bought it yesterday.

Less Mess Bib that catches everything

4. Water cup

“Give your child lots and lots of water, let them learn how to drink from a cup from six months” I’ve heard this so many times and I’ve thought to myself “really! but my child keeps spilling it all out” until I bought my daughter this cup and it’s been heavenly since then. I’ve got this same one and I preserved it carefully and I am using it for my son at the moment.

Spill proof water cup

5. Fruit Pacifier/ Feeder

I love this feeder. We got this as a gift from a friend and I just love it so much. Fruit time has become alot easier and the worry of my child choking on a piece of fruit has disappeared 🤭.

This pacifier feeder is designed to encourage natural and comfortable feeling of chewing for baby. It also soothes baby’s teething pain and massages the gums. Ideal for introducing solids.

Fruit Feeder

6. Milton Sterilising Tablets

Sterilising all of baby’s bottles, cups, spoons and plates was another annoying chore for me until I discovered the Milton Sterilising Tablets and Solution. I trust it and it does the job. One satisfied mother!
Milton sterilizing fluid allows you to sterilize in just 15 minutes. It is Hygienic for baby and home. It is harmless. Utensils are safe for your baby to use immediately.

Here is the link to the Milton Tablets

I also use the fluid version of this as well. They are both equally good.

Here is the link for the Milton Sterilising Fluid

7. Car neck safety

We all love to have a peaceful car journey and for that we need the kids to sleep. It was a nightmare when my daughter started sitting on the passenger seat and fell asleep with her beck hanging. She was over the moon to finally be able to sit at the front and could see everything. Long journeys became a nightmare for me. 🙄That’s when my husband and I looked for solutions and found a great product. It was a game changer. Phew!

Child Car Sleep Aid this is the one I use for my daughter, no complaints whatsoever. I simply love it as it allows me to relax whilst she’s having a nap during long journeys.

I will link another one which is practically does the same job as the one above but you have colour options.

Sleep Aid Colour options

Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies


Yep I said cookies. It was a tough cookie. It literally was tough to bake perfect cookies and I have come a long way in my baking Journey.

I have tried this recipe three times so far and here’s how they turned out each time:
1st time: perfect shape, perfect taste but I left it in the oven a bit longer than I should have and cookies started to harden as soon as I took them out.
2nd time: I made them with my younger sister at mum’s house and turned out better than first attempt- perfect shape, perfect taste and baking time was just right and cookies were softer till the last one

3rd time: well it was another story I over mixed it which caused the gluten in the flour to toughen resulting in cakier mix.
4th time : InshaAllah one day and hoping to get it just right and yummy iA…
Never give up guys. Practice makes perfect.


for 25 to 30 cookies

½ cup granulated sugar (100 g)

¾ cup brown sugar, packed (165 g)

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup unsalted butter, melted (115 g)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour (155 g)

½ teaspoon baking soda

4 oz milk or semi-sweet chocolate chunks(110 g)

4 oz dark chocolate chunk, or your preference (110 g)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, salt, and butter until a paste forms with no lumps.
  2. Whisk in the egg and vanilla, beating until light ribbons fall off the whisk and remain for a short while before falling back into the mixture.
  3. Sift in the flour and baking soda, then fold the mixture with a spatula (Be careful not to overmix, which would cause the gluten in the flour to toughen resulting in cakier cookies).
  4. Fold in the chocolate chunks, then chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense toffee-like flavor and deeper color, chill the dough overnight. The longer the dough rests, the more complex its flavor will be.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Scoop the dough with an ice-cream scoop onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving at least 4 inches (10 cm) of space between cookies and 2 inches (5 cm) of space from the edges of the pan so that the cookies can spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges have started to barely brown.
  8. Cool completely before serving.
  9. Enjoy!

Burj Khalifa Dubai

Another iconic place not to miss if you ever visit Dubai.

Burj Khalifa. It is the World’s tallest Tower. It is a 828-meter skyscraper with viewing deck, restaurant, hotel and offices.

It is next to Dubai mall and Dubai dancing fountain. To be honest when I first saw it from afar I thought it was over rated and the hype over it was a bit too much but as we went near and in it all that changed. I couldn’t believe I was in front of it and got excited and also shattered at the end of a long day in the heat 😆. Despite all the walking, I loved it and enjoyed it. It was a beautiful experience and it is not everyday that you get to live like a tourist lol. As a tourist enjoy as much as you are able to physically and financially of course (my husband’s moto) 😁. Alhamdulillah for all the blessings in our lives.

Trip to Cornwall

We stayed at a fantastic four bedroom holiday home. Trust me pictures match the reality, and the property was absolutely wonderful.

Tamarind was the name of the property with views over Whitsand Bay and the English Channel.

Did I mention how much I love beautiful scenery, sea view is one of my most favourite. Pictures come out stunning MashaAllah TabarakAllah

Rather large pineapple 🤗

Property was beautiful inside and out

Lands End Cornwall

Lands End is one of Britain’s most famous landmarks. Whether you just want to see spectacular coastal views or walk the cliff tops to see how the Land meets the sea, you will find a moment of serenity. Enjoy the gushing waves hitting the cliffs causing it to erode slowly and all your eyes could see is shimmering blue watet under bright blue skies. It is a place to visit.

Lands End

How can one not be awe struck by such perfect and magnificent beauty. And even more so of the one who created it SubhanAllah. Allah Al Khaliq – Allah the Creator

أَلَا لَهُ الْخَلْقُ وَالْأَمْرُ تَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Surely, His is the Creation and Commandment. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)!

[Surah Al-Araf, Verse 54]

Dubai Dancing Fountain

If you ever visit Dubai the dancing fountain is a must visit. Captivating water dance.
Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. At over 900 ft in length – equivalent to over two football pitches – The Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies. The fountain has a unique design comprising five circles of varying sizes and two arcs, and features powerful water nozzles that shoot water up to impressive heights.

It is right next to Burj Khalifa tower

Snowdonia Wales

Sea sides and mountains are some of the cravings my mind encounters at times in respect to nature. Hence we went to fulfil this mountain filled dream whilst being almost 6 months pregnant. I guess one of my pregnancy cravings, trust me I am getting this often during this second pregnancy. Just the other day I was craving to be in Dubai lol😂.

As we emerged into Snowdonia with breathtakingly spectacular views of the sea to our right and mountains on the left and in front of us as far as the eye can see.

One thing crossed my mind, there can only be one supreme being behind these magnificent creation SubhanAllah.

Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 164:
إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَالْفُلْكِ الَّتِي تَجْرِي فِي الْبَحْرِ بِمَا يَنفَعُ النَّاسَ وَمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مِن مَّاءٍ فَأَحْيَا بِهِ الْأَرْضَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهَا وَبَثَّ فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ دَابَّةٍ وَتَصْرِيفِ الرِّيَاحِ وَالسَّحَابِ الْمُسَخَّرِ بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ

Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, and the ships which sail through the sea with that which is of use to mankind, and the water (rain) which Allah sends down from the sky and makes the earth alive therewith after its death, and the moving (living) creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein, and in the veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky and the earth, are indeed Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs, etc.) for people of understanding.


Below is a picture of Zip World, Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda

Exhilarating zip ride soaring 500ft above the vivid blue of the quarry lake at 100 miles. It is the longest and fastest zip wire in the world. I didn’t go on it obviously but watching people go on it brought shivers down my spine. I was praying they all reach the other end safely.  😉

Pictures don’t do justice to nature’s beauty like the naked eye.

Beautiful view from top of Mount Snowdon

This is a beautiful lake which can be seen ones you reach the peak of mount Snowdon via steam train. Beautiful view but freezing weather and breathlessness due to high altitude, had it been summer time, it may have been slightly bearable, with clear blue skies and more breathtakingly beautiful views.

Desert Safari Dubai

Regardless of whether you are feeling adventurous or not, you must not miss the Desert Safari. Absolutely brilliant, adventurous, thrilling and fun experience.

You will enjoy dune bashing, it is a very rough ride in the desert, dinner and entertainment. I must admit though I only enjoyed safari itself due to entertainments having music and after dinner they had belly dancing, which of course we didn’t stay for lol. You can choose to leave early straight after dinner or stay in the tent without watching the entertainment.

Garden Glow Dubai

If you ever visit Dubai don’t miss this place out, especially if you have kids,they would love it so much and wouldn’t want to leave, a bit like being in a fairy tale world. Its been put together with over one million energh saving LED lights.

Tickets are reasonably priced and well worth it, you get more than what you paid for unlike here 😉. Lots to see I got so tired and couldn’t cover the entire place. Unfortunately, most of the outdoor tourist attractions are only open during Dubai winter season, its still hot during the day time but it is their winter lol. I said to my husband Dubai winter is like our British summer 🤣 .

Ice park is another section within Garden Glow

Lovely, cute glowing Sheap

My daughtet is fascinated about Dinosaurs and I don’t even know how she was introduced to it in the first place. Anyhow she loved the almost realistic dinos ( not that we’ve seen a real one ever lol)

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