We then headed off to Boots so I could carry out my Shoppertunity™ for Social Fabric. I was firstly required to browse for products that I wanted to buy using the Boots.com mobile site before going in store to shop. If you have a QR reader it's simple to access the mobile site by scanning the QR code displayed on the laptop/pc screen, alternatively the mobile site can be accessed directly by entering boots.com into your mobile phone browser, without having to download an app beforehand.I browsed using my mobile phone the previous evening and located the items that I needed to make a Nappy Cake for the arrival of my stepdaughter's baby, due next month. Two of the items that I needed were out of stock online so I had my fingers crossed that they would be available in store. I wasn't too impressed by the advertising banner at the bottom of the screen as it was easily clicked by mistake as I scrolled down the page. Apart from that, it was easy to navigate around the various departments or search for specific items using the search box.
As it was still early on Saturday morning I used the mobile site to check the store opening times before we arrived. Thankfully it opened at 8.30 and we arrived shortly afterwards, around 8.45am. By this time the weather had warmed up a few degrees, the sun was shining and the sky was the bluest I have seen it in a long time.
You can see how we got on with our shop by visiting my Boots Shopping Experience Google+ Album
How to make a Nappy Cake
you will need from Boots :
1 pack of 25 Newborn (size 1) Nappies
3 Muslin squares
1 300ml Bottle of baby wash
3 pairs of baby socks
In addition you will need :
Cake board (optional)
Position 6 rolled nappies around a bottle of baby wash and secure with a larger elastic band
Position 12 more rolled nappies around the first 6 and secure with a larger elastic band, or ribbon or string, and stand on a cake board if you're using one
For the second layer secure the remaining 7 nappies in the same way that you did with the first 6, around the bottle and then remove the nappies carefully
Open one of the muslin squares out and refold it lengthways to fit around the outside of the bottom layer of nappies, tucking it underneath and folding over the top
Loosely roll a second muslin square around the top of the bottle
Sit the second layer of nappies on the first and wrap the third muslin square around in the same way as you did with the first
Roll each sock up individually, with the roll over top on the outside and position around the rolled up muslin
Secure each layer with ribbon and a strip of tape
Finish off by wrapping in cellophane - you can find out how to make a cellophane gift bag in a previous post of mine here.
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