Vax Blade 2 Max Review

A few weeks ago we were sent the Vax Blade Max 2 for review, I've been giving it a good try out and am reporting back what I think of it. I've given all the elements of the cordless vacuum the once over and I have to say I love it. The fact its cordless is a massive bonus or me and I can run around the house with it and not worry about tripping over the wires. The vacuum when fully charged has a run time of 45 minutes, which is plenty of time to do my whole 3-bed house, with time to spare.
As well as the vacuum, Vax kindly sent us the cordless pro kit to complement the vacuum and give us all round cleaning action. With 1 husband, 4 kids and a dog to clean up after I need all of the help, I can possibly get. I unboxed this on my Youtube channel so you can get a closer look and see a demo of the machine in action.

The Vax Blade 2 Max has almost 3 times more suction power than any cordless vacuum Vax have ever produced, the Vax Blade 2 Max 40V is proven to clean carpets better than the UK’s top 10 cordless vacuums! A bold claim, but after testing it out I have to agree!! It offers the cleaning performance of the best-corded uprights but in a sleek, lightweight design. The specially designed floorhead complements the powerful brushless motor, ensuring optimal pick up on all floor surfaces. It literally glides from hard floor to carpeted surfaces. 
The unique twin helix brushbar technology is optimised and designed to work at 4200RPM to maximise pick up performance. This is paired with the Vax core processor that monitors power up to 1000 times a second, helping to give you the best performance possible on both carpet and hard floor. You can feel the power as soon as you switch it on when you use the boost function it's on another level! I use the boost on my rug, as it gives me real deep down cleaning, it looked brand new once vacuumed. If you watch the video above you will see the dirt and dust it picked up.
The Vax Blade 2 Max's new Brushless DC Motor is designed to maximise cleaning efficiency and performance. The 40V maintains constant high pick-up performance even when the battery is low. Most vacuums lose power as the battery is low, this gives you power and performance right till the end. You would think with all the power and performance it would be heavy but in actual fact, it's really comfortable to hold. Its a really versatile vacuum, you can use it with the included stick attachment or remove that and use with just the brush head, which is perfect for cleaning the stairs.
The pro toolkit is the perfect addition for all around cleaning, the kit costs £50 but if you buy the Blade direct with Vax at the moment you get it free. The attachments all click onto the blade unit, you can combine the flexi and stretch as one and use to clean up high. My favourite is the textile tool, its perfect for cleaning my fabric sofa, my Mum loves the dust tool for doing the skirting boards!! 

The Vax Blade 2 Max is an impressive vacuum, combined with the pro toolkit I can clean every nook and cranny of my house. You can buy it directly from the Vax Website priced at £249, it comes with the pro toolkit at the moment too.
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The Leaky Bowel Puzzle

The issues with Miss S's bowel have been long-running, even as a baby she had trouble. We have been through every type of medication possible to quick or slow down the process. At the age of 10 Miss S still, has to wear nappies due to the constant flow that comes out of her, she can and will go to the toilet for a wee and can hold it really well. This is massively frustrating for her and us and she so wants to go to the toilet independently.

Our doctors have tried everything they can think of and the last part of this puzzle was for  Miss S to go into hospital for a manual clear out. The doctors have always maintained that Miss S's issue was down to constipation and overflow, I have always disagreed with this. But as part of a treatment plan, they wanted us to go down this route to eliminate the possible cause.
We were admitted to the hospital and told we would be there for up to 2 weeks and she would be given clean-prep every day till we saw some action. They initially wanted to give her the clean prep via a nasal gastric tube. Again I knew this wouldn't happen, shes is too sensory to allow anyone close enough to thread a tube down her nose. The staff were amazing with her though but the nasal tube failed. This meant that she would have to drink 2 litres of clean prep each day. She isn't a big drinker so drinking 2 litres in a day for her is a challenge, when you factor in that clean prep smells like cat wee, we had a dilemma. We watered it down with blackcurrant and amazingly she drank it! We took in her cup from home which has a straw, this held 400ml so that broke the 2 litres down into 5 cups a day. The play specialist who worked with lots during our 10-day stay made her a sticker chart. Every time she finished a cup she got a sticker, every time she got 5 stickers she got to have a dig around un the play specialists prize cupboard. The carrot and stick approach works wonders with Miss S, she loves a prize.
During our 10 day stay and 2 litres of clean-prep every day we saw little success, we had one big explosion the whole time. So not the result her doctors hoped for, but the result I was adamant we would get! Following this, we were sent back to the Children's Hospital for a bowel transit study, where she will take some tablets and then have X-rays to see where they end up! I'm a bit behind in sharing this story, we were in hospital in August!! We have now also done the transit study and find out the results on December 19th so I will share an update soon.

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