Gifts for 8-10 year olds

 *We were given some of these toys for the purpose of this gift guide, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.* With Christmas almost here, I’ve put together my yearly Christmas Gift Guide for 8-10 year olds. Please also see inspiration from my post Will there be awesome toys under your tree this Christmas. Nintendo Switch We’ve finally relented. We have avoided buying games consoles while the children were little but now out eldest is 9, we finally gave {Read More}

Tomy Foam Cone Factory

We love a good bath toy in this house and the Foam Cone Factory is no exception.. There are some good old favourites like stacking pots which stand the test of time but then you get the battery operated toys which are great for a little while and then water somehow sneaks it’s way in to the battery compartment and it’s ruined. Well the Tomy Foam Cone Factory have all the allure of a battery toy without needing to use {Read More}

Review: TOMY Britains Big Farm Land Rover Discovery

I love that toys are becoming less gender stereotyped (in some places!) and more than happy for my children to play with which ever toys they like. Isabella was given the chance to review the Big Farm Land Rover Defender and while some may have said it was a ‘boys’ toy’, she has thoroughly enjoyed using it.   Since becoming princess mad, she hasn’t really played with many farm animal toys for quite some time but once she received the Land {Read More}

Tomy – Listen and Discover with Pooh

We are currently a little Pooh mad in our house, Isabella has really fallen in love with the characters and storyline and asks for me to read her the stories at bed so when we were offered the chance to review the Listen and Discover with Pooh, I jumped at the chance. Although this is very much a toy for Benjamin, to help introduce him to the wonderful world of Winnie the Pooh, Isabella can’t help but ‘show him’ how {Read More}

WIN the chance to attend the Lamaze Storyteller event at Hamleys with TOMY Toys!

We’ve teamed up with Lamaze from TOMY Toys to offer four lucky reader(s) the chance to attend a fantastic Lamaze Storyteller Event! The event takes place at the Hamleys Regent Street Store, on Thursday 27th August with celebrity storyteller, Milkshake Presenter, Jen Pringle! We have four places to giveaway for one adult and two lucky children to attend this amazing one of a kind event from Lamaze at the finest toyshop in the world! Lamaze toys, from TOMY, lead the {Read More}

Tomy TVF600 Video Monitor

I always thought that using a video monitor would make me more paranoid as a parent and that I’d be checking it every 10 seconds but I have to say, having used both a video monitor and a normal monitor, I would choose the video monitor every time now. It’s actually made me less paranoid as I can easily check on my baby if I hear strange breathing or squawks which seem quite common with Benjamin without feeling like I {Read More}

Poppin Penguins TOMY

For an added splash in the bath (I know it’s not always needed, especially in my house!) why not try the Poppin Penguins? They are bright, cute, fun and educational all rolled up into little coloured penguins (or a penguee in our house). The fun started as soon as I opened the box – Isabella couldn’t wait to get her hands on these little colourful friends and after I set it up the first time and showed her how it {Read More}

Winnie the Pooh Balloon Lightshow and Lullabies

This adorable Winnie the Pooh figure with light up balloon projector from Tomy is just brilliant. Even though I originally thought it was intended for younger babies, Isabella loves ‘Pooh Bear’ so much. She sat for ages on the first night with us in the front room just watching the stars change colour; it’s very peaceful ad calming. Not only does the figure have a projector which changes colour, it also has 5 different lullabies which you can set to {Read More}

My Friend Emily 9oz Insulated Sippy Cup

The Insulated Sippy Cup from Lamaze is suitable from nine months and is aimed to help aid independent drinking on the go. It is a lovely bright colour that my daughter loved and has a cute My Friend Emily design (one of Lamaze’s best sellers). The lid is really easy to get on and off. I have found some other cups with built in valves don’t have a screw top, making the lids fiddly to get on and off. The {Read More}

Dancing Pooh by Tomy

This Dancing Pooh is a great toy for my 11 month old. She is just in the stage of copying actions and dancing (oh ok bobbing) and Winnie the Pooh is a perfect dancing companion for when I’m all danced out. When I first pushed his hand and made Pooh talk, Isabella was a little unsure, but as we danced along to Pooh Bear (yes myself and my husband were bobbing up and down and touching the ground!) she lost {Read More}