When an exciting email dropped into our inbox inviting us along to the Asda Little Angels blogger event, at The Dorchester Hotel no less, I think I took less than a second to decide whether to go or not. I didn’t even check the calendar! I knew whatever else was on could wait. Luckily that date was actually free in the diary and also happened to be a bank holiday so we decided to make a night of it and stay over.
We booked an Airbnb – if you’ve not considered that before, definitely do. It is so much better than staying in a hotel with kids. It’s like a home from home service allowing you to book whole apartments, rooms etc, just whatever suits your needs.
The event started at 2pm, so I hopped on the tube around 1.30 to travel the 20 minutes from our Airbnb, in North London, to Hyde Park Corner.
Two tubes, and a small walk, later I had arrived outside the beautiful Dorchester hotel.
We were greeted by the lovely PR team and taken down to the spa. Now let me tell you, I have been to many a spa in my time but the Dorchester spa is something else. It’s not just down to the way it looks or the quality of the products, food, drinks etc, it’s mainly down to how utterly friendly everyone is. The staff were unbelievable. Genuinely lovely, friendly, chatty people who made it very clear they wanted you to enjoy your stay as much as possible.
We had a beautiful room set up in the spatisserie and were greeted with a, very welcome, glass of champagne. I savoured every drop! The afternoon tea was stunning and every item was explained in detail by our lovely waitress. Every time we helped ourselves to a little plate, the selection would get topped up. Some serious service right there.
Asda provided a really great presentation about their Little Angels range. I learnt a lot about the range, and nappies in general, that I hadn’t fully appreciated before. When we shopped at Asda I used to buy Pampers nappies just because Little I was newborn, and my first baby, so I just copied what everyone else was doing around about me. When a new Aldi opened up in our area, closer to us than Asda, we switched our shopping purely out of geographical ease and, on recommendation from friends, tried their range of nappies and haven’t looked back since. I am having a bit of a rethink after the wonderful presentation from Little Angels. It was a really good, interactive, well put together presentation that provided a lot of useful information for us bloggers.
We were taken through each product offered in their Little Angels nappy range and I was blown away by the choice!
Newborn – the Little Angel’s newborn nappies are really soft and snuggly. The smallest sizes come completely plain, without any ink printing on them. They have wetness indicators as well to help you tell when is best to change your baby (very helpful in the early days when you have NO idea what you are doing!). In the smallest sizes there is also umbilical cord protection, where there is a bit cut out of the nappy to prevent irritation. Available in sizes 0-3.
Newborn with Dreamskin – these have all the same great features as the Little Angels newborn nappies but with added Dreamskin technology. This technology is often featured in clothes etc but this is the first time it’s been added to a nappy. And let me tell you, these are SUPER soft. Crazy soft. We’ve got a pack to try out with the new baba later in the year, so will let you know how we got on. Available in sizes 0-3.
Comfort Dry – these are Little Angel’s bestselling product and it’s easy to see why. They have been proven to be as absorbent as the leading brand in independent laboratory tests done in 2015. Comfort Dry nappies provide up to 12 hours of dryness, which is great for overnight nappy wearing. They are really soft and have gently elasticated leg cuffs to help prevent leaks. Available in sizes 3-6+.
Supreme Protection – these nappies are the top dog of the Little Angels range. If you’re looking to buy the best of the best for your baby, then these are for you. They are Little Angel’s softest, most absorbent nappy ever. They really are ridiculously soft and we’re looking forward to trying them out. Available in sizes 3-6+.
The Little Angels nappies also have a handy size guide on them so you can tell if your baby might be ready for the next size up.
First Pants – these are great for when you’re baby is moving around and lot more and exploring. They have the absorbency of a nappy but the fit of a pair of pull up pants for added convenience. The absorbing gel beads inside hold up to thirty times their weight so you can have complete confidence in them. Definitely a good first step on the journey to grown up pants! Available in sizes 4-6.
Potty Training Pants – these come in 2 designs – boy and girl – and are designed to help your little one on their potty training journey. The pants have a special balance in the core which allows kids to feel the sensation of being wet but doesn’t compromise on leak protection. Available in size 6.
Bedtime Pants and Mats – the bedtime pants are suitable up to the age of 12 and are decorated with a much more subtle design to suit more grown up kids. They are super absorbent for complete night time protection and have a comfortable fit. The bed mats are also designed plain for discretion. They provide protection for any leaks in the night. Another blogger also pointed out that they are great for protecting beds through vomiting bugs etc – top tip! Available in sizes 4-7 and 8-12 years.
Swim Nappies – these start in an XS small, nappy style (as opposed to pant) size for the littlest of swimmers to help ensure a secure, comfortable fit. The rest of the sizes are in a pant style, felt really absorbant and looked like they would be easy to get on and off in those dreaded swimming pool changing rooms! Available in sizes XS, S, M.
Another couple exciting things about Little Angels, which I had no idea about, is that they have the Mumsnet Approved badge of honour and they are associated with Tommy’s charity. Great work by the Little Angels team.
There were about ten of us there which was a nice, intimate group. It meant you could have a good chat and get to know people properly. I had a really nice time with Jodie from Life with Pink Princesses and Gill from A Baby On Board. Such lovely, fun, friendly bloggers to be around. All our treatments were at different times so we came and went, but it was a great atmosphere.
I opted for a facial and a file, shape and polish on my toes. The therapist who did my facial was the same amount of weeks pregnant as me (but with twins, bless her) so we had a right good chat about all things pregnancy. It was so relaxed and was honestly one of the best facials I’ve ever had. The products were amazing, smelt really good and I even had some steam therapy at one point. The collagen mask was a real treat and has left my skin feeling ridiculously soft and ‘glowy’ ever since. I didn’t wear makeup that night (don’t worry I didn’t leave the apartment!) and friends who came round were commenting about the ‘glow’. Happy days. The file shape and polish was done in the same room as the facial and I got to stay in the heated, comfy bed so that was another treat. I got a lovely pale shade of Blue to match my shellac manicure. The Dorchester use Essie and OPI, which are both really great nail products.
As if we hadn’t been spoiled enough, on our way out we were gifted some cute Little Angels goody bags which had all sorts of lovely bits in them. Little I was rather obsessed with the newborn ‘dream skin’ nappies and kept shouting ‘MINE’ at them. I’ve had to hide them already to stop her putting all her dollies and teddies in them, *laughing face emoji*. We were also gifted some lovely nspa bits and some fizzy rose too – perfect for a pamper night.
Even The Dorchester got in on the goody bag action and gifted us some beauty products that I am very excited to try out after that amazing facial. They know their beauty products!
Thank you Asda and thank you to the Myriad PR team that put the whole event together. It was such a fabulous afternoon and just what this busy mama needed.
As I mentioned before, I was using the Aldi Mamia nappies but have now agreed with Asda to do a month’s trial of the Little Angels range to see how we get on. I’ll be sharing the complete, honest truth about what we think of the nappies and whether we would recommend them to friends. Stay tuned for that!
Also stay tuned for a blog post all about our mini Bank Holiday get away to London.
In the meantime, here is the vlog!
Do you have any experience of using Asda’s Little Angels nappy range?
*We were invited to the event free of charge but were not paid to write this post