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Parenting Win

19 Nov

Hi folks,

The last 13 month since seems to have flown by & Ted just seems to be hitting all of those first milestone so quickly. I sometimes wish I could just slow down time. Ted is very much a toddler now. He’s no longer my 8lb 4oz newborn baby. He started walking at 10month which still just totally blows me away, Seth walked at just turned 11month old & I thought that was super early.

When Seth made the transition from Bottle to Cup for his water… I remember it taking a little while for him to get used to it. However, with Ted, he has taken to it so well. So much so, that I didn’t even actually introduce him to a cup. He literally just picked up Seth’s 360 Cup one day & started to drink from it lol. So… after hearing this, the lovely folk at Nuby HQ sent Ted his very own 360 cups.

Ted started with the lovely Nuby Wonder Mini 360 Cup. These cups are fab, as they have the little handles on them, so they’re easy for little fingers to be able to grab hold of. I really didn’t have to try with this cup, in introducing it to Ted. He literally just picked it straight up & began using it. He grasped the ‘sucking’ technique so easily.

The 360 cups are super easy to clean too, as every single part comes apart for cleaning. They also come with a lid too, so they’re great for popping in your bag for on the go. You can also buy the replacement inner valve too.

The natural next step from this cup, is to move onto the maxi 360 cup with no handles.

This has been a piece of cake for Ted. He loves his ‘big boy’ cup. I think he feels more like his big brother when he’s using it. He has taken to it so well. These cups are suitable from 6 month. We have bypassed the traditional sippy cups really with Ted, & I think it’s better. This way, he is learning how to drink from more of a proper cup.

Another lovely product we’ve been using is the 3D Silicone Bib.

These bibs are fab! Well let’s face it… anything that cuts down on laundry is a lifesaver in my eyes. These bibs are so durable. And they wipe down so easily… & did I mention that they’re dishwasher safe too!!! The bib has a ‘catch all’ feature which catches all of those pesky flyaway foodie bits. And, while on the go, it easily rolls up to go back into your bag.

The silicone is soft & flexible with an adjustable fastening on the back for around the neck, making this a comfy bib for your little one to wear at mealtimes. It’s not stiff or ‘scratchy’ at all.

Nuby make some gorgeous bath time toys. Seth & Ted have both been having fun playing with the Astronaut Foam Mirror Set. It’s a cute toy as it clings & sticks to the side of the bath & on the tiles. And with the lovely mirror feature, they can see themselves, which Ted always thinks is great fun. Ted has chomped on this bath toy lots & it’s still in perfect condition. Durability is a must in our house lol.

With a Nuby product, you always know that you’re going to get good value for money & good quality products. Perfect for those little stocking fillers!

Thank you as always for reading & I hope you’ve found this review useful!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative posts – I have received gifting &/or compensation for featuring some of these items, but all opinions are my own.

Essentials to Make Life Simple

12 Aug

Hi folks,

I can’t believe we’re almost half way through August & the ‘Back to School’ countdown has begun! Seth is so super excited to get back to PreSchool… he asks every day if his teachers are back from their holidays yet bless him lol.

So… along with the usual new uniform & school shoes… he has his trusty favourite backpack!

Seth simply adores his Trendz Robot Backpack from Nuby. It’s the perfect size for our little people. It also has a detachable rein on it too. There’s also side pockets either side, the perfect size for a matching drinks bottle.

The new stainless steel Robo Cups are perfect for School… they keep drinks cool for up to 10hrs! They’re also very durable… Seth has dropped his on concrete several times & it’s left no marks or dints!

Ted is a BIG fan of the Stainless Steel Food jar… perfect for dinners on the go! The contents will stay warm for 5 hours & cool for 7 hrs! Perfect for when you’ve arranged those all important playdates!!!

And where would we be without those all important Catch All Wipeable Bibs!?

In fact… they’re almost good enough to eat lol.

Weaning can be such a tedious time. I have been a lot more relaxed about weaning this time around. When I was weaning Seth I was super stressed all of the time about finger foods. With Ted, everything has just felt more relaxed & laid back. Everything is so much easier though when you have good quality products thats you can trust!

Here’s a little list of some of our new found favourite products:

This has made independent drinking so easy for Ted. He has taken to this cup so well. It’s great for little sips of water during meal times. I think I may start introducing a 360 cup.

I love these little bowls. They’re perfect for food storage too when you’ve been making baby food. Also, for feeding when you’re out & about, it’s great being able to pop the lid on to avoid any food spillages in your bag.

This is great for finger foods. It grips fantastically to smooth surfaces, such as your highchair table/tray.

This is such a cute little bowl. The lovely soft texture feel is great for little hands. All of the edges are smooth etc… & I just love that you can stick it down too. It’s that first step toward self feeding.

These lovely spoons have been developed to help with self feeding. The shape & design is perfect for little chubby hands to grip. They also have choke protection guards to reduce gagging and choking.

Such a perfect first cutlery set. Ted hasn’t gotten round to using these ones yet, but once he’s hit the 12 month mile stone… I’m sure he’ll be using them.

I used these fantastic lolly makers with Seth. So you can be assured that they’re long lasting. Ted adores his homemade fruity ice lollies. They’re perfect for sore teething gums. The clever design catches any stray drips & the handle itself is perfect for little hands to grip. They come with a lovely little freezer tray too.

If you head over to the Nuby Website, you can get free delivery when you spend £15 or more & there’s also some Back To School bargains.

We simply adore all of our Nuby products. I love anything that will make day to day life that little bit easier!

We’ve not got long left now of the Summer Holidays… so let’s hope that this weather of ours picks up!

Thanks so much as always for reading!!!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative posts – I have received gifting &/or compensation for featuring some of these items, but all opinions are my own.

Growing Up So Fast

22 May

Hi folks,

Where does the time go? I feel like it was only last week I was announcing I was pregnant with Seth… & now he’s 2yrs old! When everyone told me the time would fly by once I had children, I didn’t quite believe it. I’m almost scared to blink in case I miss something.

Seth is growing & developing so fast. Every day he seems to be doing something new.

From day one with weaning Seth he’s always been included at mealtime. We always sit down altogether. At first he was in a high chair. But as he’s getting bigger – he doesn’t want the high chair… he wants to sit on a ‘big boy chair’ at the table. This is where the fantastic Nuby Travel Booster Seat has been such a game changer.

This fab seat straps to most dining chairs – we have high backed ones & it fits no problem. There is also a harness so you can clip your little one in safely. Seth loves it as it gives him that extra little bit of height to reach the dining table. He’s loved being able to have breakfast, dinner & tea like a big boy on a regular chair.

Seth literally has the BEST morning hair lol… I love his curls.

We’ve not just been using it at mealtimes though, it’s been great for ‘Arty Time’ too.

The booster seat is so super lightweight & really easy to fit to a seat. It has an adjustable 3 point harness & safety straps – giving you the peace of mind that your little one is safe & secure. The other really good thing is that the covering is waterproof & so easy to wipe clean – coz let’s face it… those little ones do tend to get a tad messy at times. The seat can then convert really easily into a bag with a shoulder strap. There’s also a mesh pocket ideal for storage… this can be used for anything you may need on the go such as spoons, bib etc…

We’re off on holiday next week & you’d better believe that we shall be taking this with us.

What can I say – this item is fab! I wished I’d known about it sooner. I will most definitely be using this again when baby number 2 arrives.

For more info on the product & for buying… head on over to the Nuby website. Don’t forget that it’s free delivery on all orders over £15. The travel booster seat is only £19.99… so there’s your free delivery right there!

Thanks so much as always for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Festive Travels with Our Nuby Buddies

4 Jan

Hi folks,

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous Christmas.

We’ve had such a lovely Christmas. We started our festive fun with a gorgeous holiday at Center Parcs.

Everything was so snowy & sparkly there. Seth adored it. He even smiled when he met Santa, which has been the first time this Christmas that has happened lol. We’ve had many a tear with every other Santa that he’s met lol.

Not long before we went away, Seth received a gorgeous bundle of Nuby goodies to try out.

Thirsty Kids Flip It Cup

Catch All Bib

Keepeez Cup Holder Strap

Suregrip Bowl

Bath Floaties

Thirsty Kids Flip It Cup

Seth has found this super easy to drink from. There’s a lovely rubber grip around the middle & it’s slightly tapered in which makes it easy for chubby little hands to grab hold of. It’s also really good for on the go. You can carry it in your handbag with no worry of spillages! Fantastic!

Catch All Bib

We love these wipe down bibs. They were fantastic for while we were away on holiday. Whilst you’re away you really don’t want to be washing fabric bibs. So these bibs are ideal. They’re waterproof too, so clothing won’t get soggy underneath lol. Simply wipe down with a damp cloth & a little anti bacterial washing up liquid & hey presto! I just pop on the radiator for a wee while to dry out.

Keepeez Cup Holder Strap

This was our favourite product in our bundle of goodies! It’s literally the best product you’ll ever buy!!! This Strap will fit around your favourite Nuby cup & then it’ll clip to high chairs, buggy’s, car seats, etc… no more launching of cups that you have to chase down the street! It’s fantastic. I’ve been using it a lot for out & about & when we eat out. You can keep that cup safe & secure. No more runaway items! Someone even asked us where we’d bought it from while we were on holiday. See… everyone wants a Keepeez!

Suregrip Bowl

We’ve always been a fan of the Suregrip products from Nuby. They’re great for weaning little ones. If it’s on a smooth flat surface, then they shouldn’t be able to pick it up or throw it on the floor. So they’re a great way of allowing them to feed themselves from their own bowls & plates. They wash really easily too.

Bath Floaties

Seth adores these bath toys! They’re lovely, with really smooth edges so no worries of sharp bits. They float in the bath as well as squirt water. I think I’m going to have to invest in a waterproof mac for bath time lol.

We use Nuby products every single day. If you’re looking for ‘useful’ gifts to buy little ones – these products are perfect. They’re having a fantastic sale on right now if you want to check out their website. They also offer free delivery on all orders over £15! Amazing!

Nuby products come in an array of colours & designs… so I’m sure you’ll find something to suit all personalities 🙂

Stay tuned for a ‘catch up’ blog post coming soon with all of my new year resolutions & plans for 2018!

Thanks so much as always for reading… I really do appreciate the continued support 🙂

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx


Foodie Fun with the Must-Have Highchair!

31 Jul

Hi folks,

So… you know what it’s like when you get too giddy & throw yourself into impulse buys without thinking first. Well… that’s what we did with our high chair purchase. Not long after Seth was born… so waaaaay before he was ready for weaning, we immediately went out to buy a highchair. I think we were just too giddy about being new parents & couldn’t help but have this need to buy then & there. The highchair we bought was the Cosatto Noodle Supa in the C Rex design. Now… this wasn’t a really bad highchair… but… we didn’t really do our research. We went for pretty & funky over function & usability. Once Seth was at weaning age… I did start to pick quite a few holes in the functionality of this highchair & there was lots I would’ve changed about it. Always always always do your research! I wish I’d had our new highchair from the beginning…

We’ve been having lots of fun with our new highchair from Joie. We have the new Multiply 6in1 Highchair. This highchair is the only thing you’ll need for weaning/meal times… here’s why…

  • 6 modes including baby mode highchair, traditional highchair, booster, portable booster, toddler chair and play table
  • 5 height adjustments
  • Seat and frame fold compactly and stand when folded
  • Extra large tray with one-hand release
  • 4 position adjustable tray with cupholder
  • Full coverage dishwasher safe tray insert doubles as a placemat
  • Clever tray storage on back legs
  • 3 position seat recline
  • Removable, washable, soft infant insert
  • Removable, wipeable seat pad
  • 3 position height adjustable footrest
  • Integrated wheels on front legs
  • SoftTouch, 5-point harness

The removable tray is a Godsend. Seth is 16 month & we’re trying very hard now with plates, bowls & cutlery… but sometimes the plates end up on the floor. So the removable tray is ideal for when they’re still not fully using a bowl or a plate. The fact it is dishwasher safe too is just fantastic.

The straps also remove really easy for cleaning & soaking. A high chair that is easy to clean is an absolute must. I’ve found this chair extremely user friendly. I use the chair in our dining room & our lounge, which means I am moving it around the house a lot – it’s really light & easy to move. Even with my back problem, I have found it super easy to lift & manouvre. The wheels on the front are fab!

Storage-wise this highchair is really good. The tray comes off with one hand release & clips straight on to the back via a cross bar on the legs. Then you can fold in the chair via two release buttons so it’s more slimline to either stand upright in a large cupboard, utility room or to either tuck to onesie in your dining room. It’s extremely easy to use. In fact… one thing that I did forget to mention is that I put the whole thing together when it first arrived. I literally took it out of the box… read the instructions… & popped it all together! I NEVER build anything. I’m just not good at it. But this is so user friendly – that even I could do it!

I’m going to be reviewing this item over & over again, as… it grows with Seth!!! So… when we start using it as a separate table & chair – expect another review! The amazing thing is that we’ll be able to use it for snacks, meals & activities too. It’s such a good investment! Especially when you take into consideration that you can take the seat part off the frame & use as a travel high chair. Amazing!!!

We can also safely say that the comfort aspect of this highchair is top notch… since Seth even likes to fall asleep in it.

Thank you so much for reading & I hope you’ve found this review useful!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Nuby Goodies 

6 Jun

Hi folks

As you all know, we’ve just been on holiday… we had such an amazing time. But I shall fill you all in about our lovely little vacation in a separate blog post. 

So, just before we went away we received a gorgeous little package of lovely goodies from Nuby UK

In our pack we received:

So… let’s begin…

Lock n Roll Bib 

OMG… this bib is quite frankly amazing. We tend to dine out a lot & the one thing that can be a bit of a pain is what bib to use. Seth’s bibs get so utterly covered in food, that I tend to buy him disposable ones for when we eat out. Quite simply as I don’t want a dirty bib rolling around in my handbag smearing food all over. This bib is a total game changer! It’s a catch all bib so it’s fab for catching all of that food debris. It’s also easy to wipe clean with a baby wipe. Then… get this… it rolls into a little rubber case keeping all of the nasty foodie bits encased!!! So you can pop straight into your handbag with no worry of foodie splatters leaving disgusting crusty bits in your fave handbag! I’m so unbelievably pleased with this product!

360 Insulated Maxi No Spill Cup 

This is the must have Cup of the summer. This cup is for 12m+. It’s great for the transition from sippy cup to open cup drinking. The fab design makes it non spill. Seth loves this cup. He even takes it to Music Bugs with him.

This cup is insulated to keep drinks cooler in the summer. I have to say that it defo works. I take this cup out with us when we’re out & about, with Seth’s water in it & it’s always nice & cool. It comes with a little lid too that you can pop on for when it’s in your handbag.

SureGrip Plate 

The SureGrip range is fab for developing those all important table manners. I don’t know about your little ones, but if I give Seth a plate he just throws it within minutes. So the Suregrip plate is great. It sticks so well to Seth’s Cosatto Supa Noodle High Chair tray. It’s such an easy safe way to teach him to eat from a plate rather than just his tray. This plate washes so well too. Seth hasn’t been able to pull this plate off his tray yet… so we’re doing well!

Garden Fresh Fruitsicles

Fruitsicles are for making your own ice lollies at home. Cleverly designed for little hands and they even catch drips. I made some yummy fruit purée ice lollies. Hopefully they’ll help Seth when he has sore gums from those pesky teeth he’s sprouting.

You can see from the pics below just how much Seth loves them. He was even trying to drink every last drop from the drip catcher. I made banana, apple & blueberry purée lollies. Deffinitely a big hit on those sore teething gums. 


Squirters Bathtime Vehicles 

Seth adores bath time playtime. These little squidgy cars are a fantastic addition to his bath toys.

With them being made from squidgy plastic – they’re great for biting. Seth has used these as a fun teether whilst in the bath. Not only do they squirt water, but thy squeak & float too. Fantastic little bath time toys that are great for developing hand eye coordination. 

So there you have it… that’s our latest little Nuby bundle of goodies. Don’t forget that you get free shipping on all orders over £15 from Nuby. Utterly amazing! 

Thanks so much for reading & I hope you found this post useful 🙂

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Developing, Learning and Having Fun!

30 Jan

Hi folks,

We recently received our latest bundle of goodies from Nuby. The folk at Nuby HQ are fab at always choosing such a perfect selection for us. We’ve had so much fun trying our lovely new products. 

In our latest bundle we recieved:

Seth has had so much fun with this toy. I have to say though… it’s me who has been building him & Seth likes to pull him apart. We have some Nuby stacking rings which are plastic, but the build a buddy is a nice change as it’s plush. The ball attached is squeaky too… so Seth just loves squeaking that at every opportunity. The colours & textures are lovely. Seth spends ages turning the shapes around in his hands & feeling the different materials. You can see the little cogs turning in his head as he’s taking it all in. We all know that baby learn from touch, colour etc… this is such a lovely little toy for that fun sensory experience.

Seth loves bath time, especially with all of his bath toys floating around. The Octopus Hoopla is a lovely bath toy. Unlike a lot of floating duck toys etc…, there isn’t actually any holes in this. So there’s no risk of it filling up with water then having to dry it out etc… You get 3 rings with it that you can throw to try & get them on the tentacles, or like Seth, you could just throw them at mammy & daddy 🙂 endless fun! lol.

I LOVE this plate!!! This plate really doesn’t budge once you’ve stuck it down on your highchair tray. We have the Cosatto Supa Noodle high chair & this plate sticks so well. There’s no risk of Seth picking it up & throwing it on the floor. Just simply fab! This is a must have for weaning.

We haven’t started cutlery training as such yet… but… I do give Seth the spoons to hold & explore during lunch times. He’s only 10 month so he isn’t really eating his food with them – he’s still using his hands. But I’ve used the spoons for yogurts & he seems to like them & he’s had fun holding them & playing with them.

This beaker has been an utter Godsend. Seth just has not wanted to drink water from anything other than a bottle for what seems like forever. He just does not like the hard plastic feel of a sippy cup. But this beaker has a silicon spout. So it’s somewhere between a sippy cup & a bottle. Seth literally took to it straight away! It’s also non-spill. It’s a fantastic size too for when you’re out & about. I don’t know what we’d do without this beaker. Seth can pick it up himself as it’s easy to hold with the shape of it. He can also drop it on the floor with no risk of spilling everywhere. Utterly fab product & such an amazing price too!

I have embedded the links to these products within the titles if you’d like more info or if you want to purchase. When buying from the Nuby website you get free delivery on all orders over £15!!! How fab is that!?

Nuby have so many specially tailored products for all ages right from birth. If you’re a parent looking for that must have product, or if you’re simply looking for that perfect gift… head on over to the Nuby website for some inspiration.

Thank you as always for reading & I hope you’ve found my review helpful.

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx



I’m a Nuby Blogger!

21 Nov

Hi folks ✨

I’m so excited to be working with Nuby! For anyone who hasn’t heard of Nuby – they were originally founded in the 1970s. They design & distribute a wide range of products from toys to soothers to breast pumps. They’re constantly researching to bring you the best quality & design to make life as a parent or a child, the most simple, exciting & vibrant it can be. 

So, as a brand rep I shall be reviewing Nuby products on a regular basis. The products will be a variety of what you can currently buy on the market. Seth has totally agreed to help me with my reviews 🙂

Above is a picture of our most recent Nuby goodies. As a Mammy, when I’m out shopping for things for Seth… I look for good quality, lots of colour & above all: safety. I don’t like anything flimsy or with sharp edges. Nuby are a brand that you never have to worry about. Everything is so well made & beautiful. 

The items Seth got stuck into straight away was the Splish Splash Stacking Cups & the Stacking Rings

Seth’s now at the age (8 month) where bathtime is fun & not something to scream about lol. He loved playing with the cups… well he loved knocking them over & then using them to throw water at me… well… he was happy! 

The Stacking Rings have also been a huge hit! Not only can you play with them but they also double up as a teether apparently lol. 

I began weaning Seth at 4 month old, just on purées etc… but now we’ve progressed onto more textured foods & finger foods. I have to say that the Nuby suction plate has been utterly fantastic, as well as the wipe down bib!

The clever design of the plate means it sticks to the tray of the high chair. I love it… no more flying plates! 

We’ve also been trying out our new 360° Cup! Such a fab non-spill design to help the transition from bottle to cup. 

Orders over £15 come with FREE delivery on the Nuby website!!! Utterly perfect for buying those last minute Christmas gifts! Also, when your first order arrives you’ll be treated to a 25% off your next order voucher! Now… we all love coupon! 

Stay tuned for more Nuby news! 

Thanks for reading ✨

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Weaning, Decluttering and Wildlife

3 Aug

Hi folks ✨

I really need to get my blogger head back on & get blogging more regularly again. I just seem to be mega busy lately… But it’s all good… Lots of exciting things in the pipeline! 

So… My hubster has a new job!!! I’m so incredibly proud & excited for him! He works so hard & really deserves this ✨ That’s the first bit of good news for the Summer. The next lot shall follow shortly… Hopefully!

As I mentioned in a previous post – I’ve started to wean Seth. He’s now 20wks old… Can you believe that!? 20wks into my pregnancy & I felt like I’d been pregnant a year! 20wks since he was born & it’s literally flown by. He’s loving his food. I’ve started him with puréed vegetables. The only things he’s tried that he didn’t like was banana & then cauliflower. Although, on Monday I made up a batch of sweet potato & cauliflower… Sneaky! He seems to be loving all the new flavours. He’s also really not struggled with eating from a spoon at all. In fact, when I put him in his high chair he gets so excited. Well… Apart from when he’s yawning like in the pic above lol. 

Each morning he has a little porridge then each teatime he has some puréed veggies. To start with, I tried some Ella’s Kitchen veg pouches, just to gauge what he liked & so I could get an idea of what kind of consistency to make. If you’re not already signed up, then you need to sign up with Bounty & Cow & Gate. Both provide a r ally great FREE weaning pack. Full of advice, tips, recipes, coupons & freebies! My top tips for weaning:

  • Oilcloth Bib
  • Hand blender
  • Small freezer pots
  • Take your time 

Seth has taken to food so well. I only hope when the consistency becomes more chunky he’s as accepting as he was with the purée. Has it helped with his sleeping? Well, Seth has been sleeping right through the night since he was 8wks old. He’ll sleep anything from 7 to 10hrs per night. So it’s hard to tell really. He has moved into his cot in his own room though. I was so gutted. But he’s outgrown his SnüzPod. I cried for the first 2 nights, but he’s taken to it so well. I’d say that has improved his sleep a little. In his SnüzPodhed shuffle around a bit if he heard me or Graham moving around. Whereas now he has no interruptions.

I’ve been on a huge declutter this week. I’m a very tidy organised person… But sometimes I can become a bit lazy & start shoving things in cupboards instead of tidying properly. I opened my handbag wardrobe the other day & was almost flattened by a ton of bags! (Slight exaggeration) So… I decided to be brutal… Any bag that hasn’t been used in the last 12 month is for the chop. So far, I’ve sold 5 bags. I have another on eBay, along with a purse too. What am I planning to do with the money!? Well of course I’ll be buying another handbag lol. I tend to buy designer handbags, then when I stop using them I sell them. Then buy a new one. To me it’s like recycling. Although I do have bags that I’ll never part with… Bags that will forever be a classic. So I’ve whittled my collection down to 7 hand bags, 4 clutch bags & 3 purses. I simply love a declutter! So, watch this space for my next hand bag purchase lol. I was thinking Mulberry, but then as a good friend pointed out – there are a lot around at the moment along with a huge amount of fakes. Which is true… So I’m thinking a nice Vivienne Westwood Tote or another Gucci. I’m such a handbag pervert lol. 

As a family, we’ve been so busy lately. Every weekend seems to have been filled with engagements. This weekend though… We have a free weekend! We’ve decided to have a little family outing to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park. It’s one of those places that we’ve always wanted to visit, but never quite gotten around to. I’m so excited. I’ve even been planning what to pack in our picnic lol. I just love a list & an excuse to organise. I love an outing. I can’t wait to show Seth all of the cute furry animals 💙
That in a wee nutshell is what I’ve been up too. I know I say it all of the time – but I am going to make a massive effort with my blogging from now on to make it more regular again! I’ve also got a blog post in the pipeline all about York & the best places to drink sparkles ✨

Once again… Thanks so much for reading & for all of the lovely messages I receive 💙

 Don’t forget to check my website out 💕

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx