As i really miss being able to pop off for a manicure or haircut (heck, even popping off for a wee in peace!). A bit of relaxing and pampering is good for everyone, but it’s tricky as a mum to justify some time away from your children to indulge yourself, when there are things you could (and should) be doing with them.
However, when an email landed in my inbox recently inviting me to a spa day at the Dorchester Hotel with ASDA Little Angels, on a weekend, i literally jumped at the chance. I mean what girl could possibly say no to that?
So, last Sunday i travelled into London by train with my lovely friend Kara and after a short tube journey from Kings Cross Station to Hyde Park Corner, we made the rest of the way to the Dorchester Hotel on foot. The Dorchester is a five-star luxury hotel on Park Lane, to the east of Hyde Park and is one of the world’s most prestigious and expensive hotels. It is nothing short of spectacular, honestly, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. You’re greeted at the doors by footmen in top-hats and as soon as you step through the revolving doors into the foyer, you enter a completely different world. From its marble floors and high ceilings to its gold foil detailing and extravagant floral displays – it’s a place full of luxury, grandeur and splendour.
We were met in the foyer by Hannah from the PR team who escorted us all down to the ‘Spatisserie’ – an opulent, but intimate space that was decorated to the highest standard and featured a neutral colour palette of whites and creams, luxurious seating and beautifully soft fabrics.
We were treated to a glass of chilled champagne on arrival and presented with a luxury afternoon tea that included delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, a selection of french pastries and a choice of drinks. Before tucking into any food, we were introduced to a representative from Asda Little Angels who gave us a detailed presentation on the new and improved range of nappies.
There are 9 products in total:
ASDA LITTLE ANGELS NEWBORN
The Little Angels Newborn range is made using only the softest, most delicately protective and breathable materials. Available in sizes 0 to 3, the super soft Newborn range has a time-to-change wetness indicator, which means the yellow line turns to blue to indicate when it’s time to change your baby’s nappy. Sizes 0 to 2 have a freedom section at the naval to protect the umbilical area, which can be extra sensitive in the first few weeks. I was super impressed to hear that the smallest size is suitable for premature babies because when Riley was born in 2011, the only brand to stock nappies small enough for premature babies was Pampers. Available in sizes 0-3.
ASDA LITTLE ANGELS NEWBORN WITH DREAMSKIN
An extra delicate nappy for Newborn babies, containing Dreamskin® technology. These nappies are the first nappies to be enriched with the special Dreamskin® polymer which is clinically proven to soothe and protect skin. It helps to regulate skin temperature and helps to keep skin moisturised. These nappies feature all of the benefits of Little Angels Newborn nappies, including the time-to-change wetness indicator and Little Angels size-up guide, but offer additional skin protection for babies’ needing a little extra TLC. Available in sizes 0-3.
ASDA LITTLE ANGELS SUPREME PROTECTION
Little Angels Supreme Protection is Asda Little Angels’ softest, most absorbent nappy in the range. If you want to buy the absolute best for baby, this nappy reigns supreme. It’s the ideal nappy choice for daytime, night-time …anytime!
By night, it provides superior comfort with up to 12 hours of dryness. By day, it’s expertly designed with additional features including super stretchy sides and a super secure back elastic. To provide an extra helping hand to mums, the new frontal band design features a ‘size-up guide’ – a first to the market from Little Angels. It also features a helpful colour-coded waistband which helps you to recognise when it’s time for baby to move up a size. Available in sizes 3 – 6+
ASDA LITTLE ANGELS COMFORT DRY
Comfort Dry, is proven to be as absorbent as the leading brands with each nappy providing essential comfort and dryness at an essential, everyday low price. ASDA Little Angels Comfort Dry combines excellent quality and comfort and also features a helpful size-up guide. Available in sizes 3-6+
ASDA LITTLE ANGELS FIRST PANTS
ASDA Little Angels First Pants perform like nappies but pull up like pants, so they are perfect for helping your little one make the step up from baby nappies to grown-up pants. They’re wonderfully soft to keep your on-the-go toddler comfy – and now they have the unique Peppa Pig design! Soft, absorbent gel beads, which absorb up to 30 times their own weight, keep your toddler dry, with up to 12 hours dryness for protection day or night! The special aqua lock™ layers help keep baby’s skin dry to reduce rashes and skin irritation, the last thing your toddler wants as they begin to gain their independence. Available in sizes 4-6.
ASDA LITTLE ANGELS POTTY TRAINING PANTS
Little Angels Potty Training Pants are carefully formulated to absorb slightly slower, meaning your toddler can feel the sensation of wetness and helps them to gauge when they need to go to the toilet. They come in different fun designs for boys and girls. Available in size 6.
ASDA LITTLE ANGELS BEDTIME PANTS
ASDA Little Angels Bedtime Pants are suitable for children aged four to 12 who need a little reassurance during the day or night. Accidents happen, no matter how old we are. ASDA Bedtime Pants help to provide additional security. They pull up and down like normal underwear and feature discreet designs and flexible sides so if necessary, it can be your child’s little secret! Available in sizes M (4-7 years) and L (8-12 years).
ASDA LITTLE ANGELS BED MATS
ASDA Little Angels Bed Mats can be used for a variety of purposes. From changing on the go to through the night protection or even as a maternity mat before having your little one, these mats will protect against leaks and accidents. Super absorbent, soft and discreet for additional support, Little Angels Bed Mats will have you covered! A tip from Kara – They also come in super handy if you have a baby/child that is unwell with sickness and vomiting as they absorb much better than towels!
Bed Mats are made to the same exacting standards as the nappy range, built to absorb urine and have a plastic back sheet to prevent leaks. Soft materials provide added comfort and safeguard against little accidents in the night.
ASDA LITTLE ANGELS SWIM PANTS
Easy to put on, with tear-open sides after use on larger sizes, ASDA Little Angels Swim Pants are perfect for your little one in the pool or at the beach. The extra-small is a tab-fastening nappy, making it easier to get on to smaller swimmers when they are lying down. It is suitable for babies weight from 3- 8kg.
Both the small (6-11kg) and the medium (9-16kg) are pant-style. Each Swim Pant absorbs and contains poo without leaking or swelling, with their super soft materials providing comfort.
Spa treatments were commencing from 3.00pm, so after the talk we were all sent to the Ladies Powder Room to get into our robes. Upon heading back to the reception area, i was flagged down by one of the therapists who immediately whisked me off to a treatment room for my facial and manicure. I had a facial, which included a scalp massage and a pure collagen face mask that was deeply hydrating, lifting and plumping – it left my skin glowing and feeling A-MAZING! While the face mask was on, my lovely therapist carried out the “shape and polish” on my nails. It was incredibly relaxing and I came away feeling rejuvinated and incredibly lucky to have experienced a pamper session at The Dorchester Spa – it’s the most lavish, yet inviting place i’ve ever been too. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble and they really knew how to make you feel at ease.
And as if we hadn’t been spoiled enough, we were sent away with the most wonderful goody bags!
All i can say is thank you so much to ASDA Little Angels and Myriad PR for hosting such a fabulous event. I truly had the most amazing and relaxing day!