Monday, 1 July 2013

I've Got An Ow! - A Health Journal For Children {Review and Giveaway}

There have been times I admit, that I am searching around on my desk for a scrap of paper that I have written an appointment time on for one of the kids at the doctor. Occasionally, I have been known to phone the doctor again and ask what time the appointment is! Have you ever done that?  

I have been given a very special little book called - I've Got An Ow, from Messpots. They provide fun and practical stuff, for kids' health and wellbeing. Please have a look at their gorgeous website. They do ship internationally!

It is a handy A5 size booklet. Just perfect to pop into your bag. Ring bound so that it opens flat and makes jotting down notes so much easier.

It is a health journal for children. But so much more.

The goal of this little journal is to help give you some peace of mind by enabling you to have relevant information at your fingertips and assist in monitoring your child’s health. No more of those “ummm...” moments at the doctors!

It is designed for you to record the onset of ailments, development of conditions, details of injuries, the action taken and the medical treatment received. It isn’t meant to be a full history of your child’s physical and mental development. It is there to help you gain a better overview and understanding of your child’s health.

Writing down details like symptoms, surrounding circumstances, medical history, timelines for medical or dental assistance, can prove to be invaluable. Looking back at your child’s ailments can help you find out the causes to some problems; the possible triggers for things like allergies or asthma.

When you are travelling around to different doctors and specialists, to have a quick reference record to go to with all the information at your fingertips, is so useful.

And of course when you have more than one child, things can get a bit complicated. So this is where this journal comes into its own, as a wonderful resource for parents and carers.

Filling out the record you can of course use your own words, your own style of writing. Simply make notes of your child’s symptoms and what is going on as you observe them.

I have been given a journal to review as part of this giveaway and it is already proving invaluable to me. Miss 8 has to go to the doctor tomorrow; I have entered all of the dental appointments and referrals for Miss 10 in the past and in the future. A reminder that Master 3 needs his immunisations in 6 months; I love it so much! No more searching around for scraps of paper for me.

The lovely Monique Smart from Messpots is the creator of this lovely journal and is very generously giving away two (2) of her books to my readers.

Please fill in the Rafflecopter giveaway below to have a chance to win.

Giveaway open to Australia only.

Giveaway will run from now until Wednesday 10 July, 2013 at 12 am.

All the best!



  1. Just started following your blog. I love it already ^_^ This comp looks awesome! Goodluck everyone :)

  2. Wow! What great idea! I love your blog and keeping my fingers crossed! Pop over and say hi to us over at Two Little Humans and Me ( or xoxo

  3. So glad that I found your blog and I love the set out!

  4. This is very handy for a mum. My little boy had a fever for nearly 1 week. It was terrible. Wish I could win the book. Thanks for the chance.

  5. I hope there are lots of pages in the book as we seem to have lots of "ows" lately! LOL

  6. Have just stumbled across your blog and look forward to reading more!

    As someone who's generally not very organised this book would definitely come in handy! Would help to make sure i have everything where i need it :)

  7. What a great idea!!! It would even be useful for sick "big" kids as well! I love anything that will help me efficiently organise my life!

  8. Hi Melanie,
    I am now following your blog. I love your tagline:) would love if you could pop over to and follow me back! looking forward to reading your posts!

  9. What a great way to become more organised ( and there's nothing more important to be more organised about!)

  10. Hi Melanie - I am a new follower and enjoyed reading your uplifting posts, look forward to more.
    This journal looks like such a fantastic idea, it would definitely be well used in this family (especially my daughter who has allergies and Asthma). Thanks for the chance!

  11. Hi Melanie - New follower here and enjoying reading your uplifting posts.
    This diary looks like such a fantastic idea to use with my family (especially useful for my daughter who has allergies and Asthma). Thanks for the chance!

  12. These journals looks great, very useful for forgetful mums!

  13. Great prize - would love to win!

  14. With my fading memory this is such a great idea

  15. This book woud also be great for a dad who can't remember what day of the week it is let alone all the appointments, illnesses and endless details that come with a little one

  16. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. What a wonderful idea is this journal! Would be so helpful in documenting food that my toddler in eating to see if I can find what is causing her eczema.

  18. sarahjane: Clever idea


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