Category: Reviews

PJ Mask Magazine Review: Powerful Fun for Little Heroes

If you have a pre schooler and you haven’t heard of PJ Mask, where have you been? PJ Mask has been a firm favourite in our house for a long time now. Finlay loves following Catboy, Owlette and Gekko on their adventures. I thought I was in the know with this trio, but apparently not when Finlay corrected me for pronouncing Gekko wrong the other day, my bad! Anyway, Finlay was thrilled when we were given the opportunity to review the new PJ Mask Magazine which hit the shops this month!

 

PJ Mask Magazine Review: Powerful Fun for Little Heroes

 

I have to admit, I’m not usually a fan of children’s magazines. Usually I give them a wide berth when we go to shops. I just find that most of these magazines are so expensive, filled with tat, get read for 2 minutes and then end up in a crumpled heap. There’s usually better things I’d rather spend my non existent pennies on!… Read More

Baby GUND: ‘Jungle Friends’ Monkey Toy Review

GUND: Jungle Friends Monkey Toy Review

 

Everybody loves a gorgeous, soft baby toy. I was lucky enough to be asked by GUND to review a couple of items from their new 2017 ‘Jungle Friends‘ range, and boy do GUND do gorgeous, soft baby toys!

GUND –  is America’s most prestigious soft toy company with a heritage that reaches back to 1898. Famous for creating the world’s most huggable soft bears and animals. GUND create quality products with unparalleled huggability and have launched an exclusive range of plush baby toys and activity sets. The items within the new ‘Jungle Friends’ range are certainly no exception.

I was sent:

 

Monkey Rattle: The Monkey Rattle is priced at £6.95 and is made from special heathered fabric. This gives the rattle a really beautiful hue to it’s appearence. The fabric is also very soft and inviting to touch. Inside, the stuffing is dense but produces a really soft squishy feel.… Read More

A Breastfeeding Must have: Boobie Beads!

Breastfeeding, something I wasn’t able to do with Finlay, but desperate to do with Emmie. I never quite believed it would happen. Almost 5 Months later, I am still exclusively breastfeeding!! I won’t lie, it hasn’t been easy. There were times I thought I couldn’t do it, but I persevered to a point where I was happy and confident in feeding my baby. Then Emmie began to grow and move, ECK!!

As if my pleas for help were heard, I was offered the chance to review some Boobie Beads (fantastic feeding and teething jewellery). Created by a mum for mums, Boobie Beads provide a welcome distraction for babies whilst feeding and double up as a teether. Made from soft silicone, BPA and toxin free, they make the perfect choice for little ones to play and chew on. I was sent a gorgeous orange and pink necklace to try out.… Read More

Finlays Fairy Garden: Review and Giveaway

Fairy Gardens, magical little oasis right in our backyards. Did you know that fairy Gardens can be dated right back to 1893? Created to lure fairies in to your garden and bring with them good luck for your home! How magical! Who believes in fairies? Put your hand up, I do! I do! I’m a big believer in magic! As well as the chance of luring little fairies into your garden creating a fairy garden is also a great way to ignite your child’s imagination, 2 birds 1 stone!!

I was so excited when Gardens2you provided Finlay with his very own Fairy garden kit to review. Together we want to help break the mould, fairies don’t just have to be for girls and their gardens definitely don’t have to be pink and fluffy! Finlay has thoroughly enjoyed setting up his fairy garden. It is by no means finished, but that’s what I love.… Read More

Lamaze Toy Review: Phillip Pelican & Stacking Starseeker

Lamaze HeadingEvery baby needs at least one Lamaze toy, its a right of passage. If your an established parent, then you probably know of Lamaze. If your a new parent, then this will not be the first and last time you hear of them. Lamaze is a fantastic toy brand that produces energetic and fun learning toys for children 0 – 24 months. I remember Finlay loving his Lamaze toys when he was a baby and so I didnt hesitate in finding Emmie some of her own, she especially loves her Emily Doll. So I was really please when Lamaze got in contact recently to ask if we wanted to review a couple of toys that are new for 2017, I didn’t hesitate in saying yes!

Phillip the Pelican

£11.99 from Lamaze, Age: 0+

 

Lamaze -Phillip PelicanPhillip is part of the Lamaze clip and go rang and is new for 2017. His unique feature is he has a little peek a boo fishy hiding in his beak pouch!… Read More

Zippy Bib: Review and Giveaway!

Win a set of zippy bibs. review and giveaway

I have to admit I am a bit of a sucker for a good bib and Zippy do do a good bib! I remember using Zippy Bibs when Finlay was a baby and was always impressed by their quality. So I was very excited when Nicole, the founder got in contact and asked if I wanted to review some bibs. I didn’t hestitate. They arrived last week and Emmie has spent the last few days drolling them through their paces.

Zippy was founded 5 years ago by Nicole, a mother herself who wanted to make useful baby products for mums designed by mums. Today Zippy sell a number of different types of bibs, clothing, muslins, swaddles and blankets. Zippy products are in fact so useful and well designed, they have won a number of awards!

zippy variety and awards

Zippy bibs come a huge variety of designs for boys, girls and unisex. The bibs are made from 100% pure cotton and premium quality fleece making them super soft and highly absorpant.… Read More

How to save money on your weekly food shop: Approved Food Review

How to save on your weekly food shop: Approved Food review

As a mum who works part time, I am always looking for ways that I can save money. Especially as I had my hours cut late last year at work and now I’m also on Maternity leave. Every saving helps. A big spender for most families is the weekly food shop. I have recently switch supermarkets which saves us a hefty amount each month. However, I was still keen to see if there were ways I could save further.

This is how I came across Approved Food – an online retailer where you save up to 70% on the RRP of selected items. Approved food specialise in food that is past its best before date (but not past their use by date) and surplus stock.

As a nation, we throw away food on a daily basis, simply because it is past its best before date, some of which may only be 1 day over.… Read More

Monkey Bizness: Soft Play Review

Monkey Bizness Soft Play review

Monkey Bizness is a huge indoor soft play warehouse catering for young babies to younger teens. There are 4 locations across the country: Gosport, Hull, Lewes and Sheffield.

Locally to us is Monkey Bizness: Lewes. Although not on our doorstep, we are more than happy to travel the half hour car journey. Although some of our towns soft play areas are great, the sheer size of Monkey Bizness puts it ahead of its competitors. Especially if you’re after making a half day or day of it.

Opening times

  • Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Prices

Prices can vary depending on whether the days is classed as Peak. So check on the website. However, the general prices are:

  • Under 1’s: Free – peak and off-peak
  • 1 – 3 yrs: £5.25/£6.25
  • 4 – 12 yrs: £6.25/£7.25
  • Adults and 13 yrs+: £1.25/£1.25

Monkey Bizness also offer quite a few deals such as during term time 1 adult and 1 child can get in for £4.00.… Read More

Little Dish Family Cookbook: Review

Little Dish Family Cookbook ReviewBaking with Little Dish

Many of you that have found your way here probably already know Little Dish as producers of healthy pre packed Children’s meals made with 100% natural ingredients. Well the Founder Hillary Graves, has produced this Fantastic little cookbook with a wide selection of healthy recipes to cook together as a family!

I have had the Little Dish Family Cookbook for a good ten months now. Actually, I was super Lucky and won it in a competition last year, excited was an understatement! I am always on the look out for healthy new recipe’s that I can cook for the family and I knew that Little dish had released this. However, as I like to try and remain thrifty I tend to get my recipe’s of the internet, therefore I refrained from buying it. Winning it was a real Bonus!

Whats inside?

Little Dish - whats inside?I adore this book, its not just about cooking healthy wholesome meals for the whole family.… Read More