If your children are anything like mine then they love a collectable toy. I think they collect pretty much any blind bag they can get hold of and they are rather fond of a Num Nom, we even have the light up ones. So when we were asked if we wanted to try out some series 3 Num Noms I could hardly say no.
The girls were sent a pack each to tryout, as you can see they where a little bit excited.
Little Miss has Donut Nums and BG had Candy. Inside they had one scented stamp –nom, three scented Nums, and accessories to build a meal, BG had a jar and a scoop and Little Miss a cup and tongs.
They really are well scented and the girls loved playing with the stamps. The girls are pretty good at playing together and swapped them around and took turns with all of them.
Series 3 has many different collections including: Fruit Nums, Veggie Nums, Marshmallow Nums, Fiesta Food Nums, 2 Flavoured Gloss-Up Nums and Erase Nums. So many combos to collect and different size sets. Sets range from Mystery Packs for £3 (perfect pocket money toy) to Deluxe Sets at £14.99.
We do love a Miffy book in this house, so we were over the moon when we were sent Miffy at the Seaside. Little Miss had me read 10 times in a row!!
The thing I love best about Miffy books are the illustrations, you can look at any page and even if Miffy isn’t in the scene you know its a Miffy book. The books are always high quality with lovely thick paper and brightly printed illustrations. The girls instinctively handle it care so not to rip the pages or damage it in anyway.
The story as always is charming and both girls enjoyed it. All Miffy books make great gifts, this one in particular would make the perfect book for travelling on holiday.
One of the bonuses of being a Miffy Mum is getting sent amazing items to test out and try. This month Little Miss has been sent a Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set and she was over the moon the Miffy sent it just for her. It’s the first set Little Miss has had that wasn’t her sisters!
The set consists of a dinner plate, a bowl, a cup and children’s glass. It is decorated with the Miffy Plays print which is cute and nice and colourful. The first thing I noticed was how large the dinner plate is, normally they are pretty tiny which is great for a baby or toddler but as they get older they often want a bit more food or at least keep certain foods separate (we all know the struggle).
The pieces are all really thick which is very reassuring as my child likes to drop/throw things and many melamine and plastic items have cracked and even splintered but these are good and sturdy.
In the past few weeks these have been used almost every day and have been through the dishwasher many times and they still look good as new. No fading or scratching even around the edges.
Little Miss adores this set and requests it for most meals. It is a firm favourite already.
The Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set £20would make a great Christmas gift. You can also get the set in a Miffy Travels print which is super cute as well. If you are looking for gifts for older children they have some lovely enamel mugs or bone china for the adults (you know you want one).
Every time Little Miss sees a Lalaloopsy on TV she begs for one of her own as BG owns a few. When we were offered the chance to test of the Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise how I could say no.
Now it is a little on the quirky side, you basically feed Jewel Sparkles her food and she poops shapes for you. I know a lot of parents would be horrified but it’s actually a lot of fun.
The ‘food’ is a bit like magic sand so it moulds together really well, makes little mess and doesn’t dry out (Little Miss has had the pot open for two weeks and it’s still going strong. You feed the doll one spoonful and then twist her belly button, you then press a release button and the jewel pops into the potty.
You can make 4 different shapes and it comes with three different coloured foods. You also get a bowl and a potty. She comes with pants and a dummy.
Little Miss plays with her several times a day, she comes for breakfast and dinner with us.
The shapes are not always perfect; I find if you twist the belly button twice you get a better shape but to be fair Little Miss doesn’t really care.
She has been a big hit in our house and even BG wants to get in on the action.
Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise doll is priced at £29.99 and suitable for ages 4 and up
There are two other new dolls in the Autumn/Winter range the Princess Style N Swap range and Glitter Hair Dough Doll. Keep your eye out for them!
Available from all good toy retailers.
Its not long until the little darlings are back at school (yay!) and that means back to school shopping (boo). Lets face it that can be painful and expensive, current research showed on average we spend £186.24 per child!!
That is a lot of money!! Thankfully Poundland have an excellent range of back to items that are not only great but oh so affordable. Whether your child is starting pre-school, primary, secondary or college Poundland have you covered.
They sent us a small selection of items to try out.
BG nabbed the highlighters and notepad and Little Miss got the Finding Dory colouring pencils and I may have hidden the metallic paint *ahem*.
They spent a happy half an hour playing with it and BG has put hers away ready for the start of term. The colouring tube of pencils is in my bag ready for when I am out with Little Miss to keep her entertained and is super handy.
If I were to make a list of my top ten products for anybody due a baby, SnoozeShade would definitely be high up on that list. I was lucky enough to be sent one for the car seat when I had my first baby, 5 years ago. It went everywhere with me and was fab in the heat, out in the sun, protection when it is windy and also to help keep my baby asleep that little bit longer when having a nap out and about. I loved it that much that it got put up when my baby grew out of his car seat and I moved onto the larger version which attached to the push chair – again completely invaluable when out and about – no more pegging a muslin square over the front of the pram.
So its so surprise when Baby number 2 came along, the first thing I did was search out my beloved car seat SnoozeShade – even though it was December. I knew that it wouldn’t be long and I would be using it. In face early on I went to breakfast with my sister and family and along came baby in its car seat covered in the beautiful SnoozeShade.
The most amazing thing then happened; SnoozeShade sent me the new all singing and dancing car seat SnoozeShade. Now this, along with the original pushchair SnoozeShade goes absolutely everywhere with me. My baby loves it, as soon as it goes on the car seat/ pram baby is sound asleep and completely protected from the elements (apart from the rain). I can’t sing its praises enough or highly recommend it.