Skye and Zuma’s Lighthouse Rescue: Review

If your little one loves Paw Patrol, Skye and Zuma’s Lighthouse Rescue and Rocky’s Barn Rescue would make an ideal gift. Not only would they be entertained for hours racing hovercrafts, cars and trucks around the tracks, they can use additional play figures to create their own Adventure Bay scenarios. The Lighthouse Rescue track is the bigger of the two sets with 13 track pieces, including a special Wally track piece. Included are a light-up lighthouse, dock track piece, 2 {Read More}

Tea Set on a Tray: Bigjigs Review

I love that my children have an imagination and delight in watching them use it through play. When taking part in any sort of role play, children have to create a dialogue with themselves or with others around them; they imitate people and things they hear around them in everyday life and essentially create stories to give ‘characters’ a voice. By immersing your child in the language surrounding everyday activities, they develop an understanding of vocabulary and intonation and are {Read More}

Making Meals with the Kids

Children always manage to find the most inconvenient times to decide they need a cuddle or just want to literally stand hugging your leg or asking you questions, don’t they! My two seem to know instinctively when it is time for me to start making the dinner and they almost turn into some sort of clingy, whingy whiny horror that only manages to get under my feet. Well, instead of having arguments or tantrums and trying to force the children {Read More}

Hartmann’s underpads – perfect for potty training!

With Benjamin almost ready to move into his ‘big boy bed’ and the thoughts of potty training looming, we’ve been getting a few things ready to help out with the possibility of bedtime accidents and Hartmann’s underpads are top on the list of items to get stocked up on.   If you’ve ever gone through the potty training thing, you’ll know just how hard it can be but for some, it’s not the day time toilet training that’s the issue, {Read More}

Mermaid Charm Jewellery Craft Box: Review

With any school holiday I look for fun things that the children to do to keep them, and me, entertained. As the weather gets warmer, it’s easier to get out and about but there are still days we’d rather spend time indoors. For these days, craft boxes are a perfect solution to keeping the children entertained. Over the Easter holidays, Isabella and Benjamin found themselves creating jewellery (as well as a fishing line?!) with Interplay’s new Mermaid Charm jewellery making {Read More}

Little Tikes Fountain Factory: Review

  We love Little Tikes toys in this house, especially as toys in the garden – they are great quality and always last. We’ve got one of the obligatory Little Tikes Cars as well as a kitchen in the play house. We’ve now been lucky enough to have been sent the Little Tikes Fountain Factory water activity table to put to the test. We’ve been trying it out for the past couple of weeks now and the novelty factory is {Read More}

Fisher Price Monsters Range: Review

We were recently asked to review the new Fisher Price Monsters Range and Benjamin has been testing them out over the past couple of weeks.   There are three new Monster toys in the range including the Fun Feeling Monster, the Hungry Monster Maze and the Press n’ Go Vehichles. Hungry Maze Monster I’m going to start with our favourite. Both Benjamin and Isabella enjoy playing with the Hungry Monster Maze. It comes with 6 discs to ‘feed’ the monster {Read More}

Nelsons Teetha Granules

When you have a screaming baby or toddler who just won’t be calmed because their teeth are bothering them, and you don’t want your first response to be paracetamol or ibuprofen, you should try Nelsons Teetha. When both of my children were babies, we inevitably had a few really horrible days and nights due to teething. It was difficult to know what to do to help them as they would work themselves up into a real state. Recent research conducted {Read More}

Bigjigs Play Patrol – Cutting Veg Crate and The Fruit Crate: Review

We’re very excited to let you know that Isabella and Benjamin have been chosen to take part in the BigJigs Play Patrol. They are going to be sent a variety of different toys to put through their paces and will report back their honest feedback. Our first parcel included the Cutting Veg Crate and the Fruit Crate. I have to say, there is a clear favourite with both of the children and it’s the Cutting Veg Crate. They are immediately {Read More}

The innovative mifold grab-and-go booster seat: review

The new grab-and-go booster seat from mifold is a revolutionary idea. If you’ve ever travelled anywhere with children, you’ll know how much ‘stuff’ you have to take with you (even if it’s’ just for the day) and a car seat is sometimes the last thing you want to be worrying about. Well mifold have come up with a fantastically compact – I mean it’s smaller than an iPad when folded! – and brilliantly well-made booster seat. The mifold fits into {Read More}