Category Archives: Toys

Num Noms Series 4 Unboxing and Review

The girls were recently sent some of the new Num Noms Series 4 to test out.

We received a the Frozen Yogurt starter set £9.99, Dessert Tray £16.99 and a copy of the new Num Noms Magazine.

 

We decided to make a proper unboxing video. We ended up with two!!

This is Little Miss unboxing the Dessert Tray.

This BG with the Frozen Yogurt Starter Set and magazine. Yes you can hear Little Miss playing the background!

The girls were over the moon with their sets and have lots of fun slapping the lip gloss on! BG really enjoyed reading and doing the activities in the magazine. It gets a big thumbs up from us!

Series 4 is available to buy now in all good toy shops.

 

 

 

 

In August We Love…..

Lil Sis L.O.L Dolls

 

The girls were over the moon to receive once of these to open. We did a Instagram live and I totally forgot you couldn’t download it afterwards *face palm*

They had a great time opening the doll and had even more fun plunging her in iced water to make her pants change colour!

 

 

It has 5 layers which includes a secret message sticker. It also comes with a large accessory  and a small accessory. The ball it comes with also turns into a keyring which is rather fun.

There are 45 to collect and cost £5.99

 

Yoga Babies by Fearne Cotton and Sheena Dempsey

 

Little Miss was sent a copy of the new books from Fearne Cotton and it is gorgeous. The illustrations by Sheena Dempsey are stunning and the book reads well.

Little Miss made me read it 12 times in a roll and is now obsessed with trying the yoga poses the children do in the book.

Yoga Babies is available from the 7th September.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cloudy Apple juice

 

Cawston Press has joined forces with Penguin Books and The Very Hungry Caterpillar for their new apple juice water. The juice comprises 50% Cawston Press apple juice and 50% water.

The girls loved them as i knew they would and they do love apple juice. They have been great for picnics and day trips and they would be great for lunch boxes if you send juice cartoons in with your children’s lunches.

It doesn’t contain sweeteners and is not made form concentrate.

They are available from Ocado, Waitrose and Tesco and cost £1.89 for a pack of three.

Bellini Popsicles

 

Grown up ice lollies!! I picked these up in Aldi for £2.99 and they are divine and very alcoholic.

They are also available in Gin & Tonic.

 

What have you been loving this month?

 

 

Toy Review: Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise

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.

Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise
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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.

Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise
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.

Review and Giveaway: Emmi Wooden Cradle from Tesco

BG has never really been one to play with babies sort of girl but Little Miss is obsessed with them. She loves real ones and toy ones. She feeds them, rocks them and lays them down to sleep and it is so sweet to see.

I had been planning of getting her a wooden pram and cradle for Christmas, so when Tesco asked me if I would like to test of the Emmi Wooden Cradle I could hardly say no.

It arrived ready to assemble so I set OH to work.

Emmi Wooden Cradle 1

 

It was really easy for him to do. The instructions are really clear and it took less than 10 minutes to put together.

It’s really sturdy and actually much larger than I thought it would be. Little Miss loves wrapping her baby up and rocking her to sleep in her new cradle.

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At £20 I think it’s a really brilliant wooden cradle and would make an awesome Christmas present for any child. There are other items available in the Emmi such a high chair, car seat, 2 in 1 pram carrier and bath set.

The Emmi Wooden Cradle is also part of a 2 for £30 offer they are currently running so you can get even better value for money. You can also get free click and collect from store.

I have a Emmi Wooden Cradle to giveaway to one lucky reader. A little help with the Christmas shopping this year.

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Review: My First Baby Annabell® Let’s Play

It’s funny but until Little Miss came along BG has never been that bothered with dolls. She tended tom play with them for 5 minutes and then gets bored, but now she is obsessed with dolls. So is Little Miss and she has claimed BG’s dolls has her own and BG being a brilliant big sister lets her have them. When I was offered the My First Baby Annabell® Let’s Play Doll to review I knew this would be perfect for BG and she could have a doll just for her.

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The My First Baby Annabell® Let’s Play doll comes with a bottle for feeding a cute sheep to cuddle but that’s not all it’s an interactive doll.

It sucks on her bottle, burps, make sleeping noises, giggle’s and babbles. You have to hold and tilt her in different positions to get some of the sounds to work but once you have worked it out it will go on for ever.  BG loved working out how to get her to make all the noises. I have to have after half an hour it start to get a little irritating for me, it’s the perfect doll to played in a bed room or outside!

BG loves playing with her My First Baby Annabell® Let’s Play doll. She wraps her in a blanket at night and takes her bed with her. She has asked for a new dolls pram and a cot for her.

It is a really nice doll perfect  for child who loves playing babies.

Thumbs Ups

The My First Baby Annabell® Let’s Play is available from Amazon £23.99, Smyth’s Toys £22.49, Argos £23.99

For more information on her and other Zapf Creation Toys visit their Facebook page.

Christmas Gift Idea: Leapfrog Scribble and Write

What Is It?

With LeapFrog’s Scribble and Write, children can learn how to write upper and lowercase letters and numbers in a mess free environment – a perfect addition from Santa’s sleigh on Christmas morning.

This innovative product provides stroke-by-stoke guidance encouraging children to trace over the shown lights to create a letter or number. It has an easy-to-grip stylus pen to fit perfectly in little hands and provides instant accuracy feedback on shapes and proper stroke order along the way.

This device also helps children explore letter sounds, counting and much more. It uses a retraceable surface and is easily portable to allow little ones to play and practice wherever they go.

Suitable From

3 Years

Price

RRP £19.99 I have found it for £14.98

Available from

Toys R Us

Amazon

Argos

Tesco

John Lewis

What We Thought Of It

This is great for children to practice their sounds and letter formation. It’s perfect for pre-school children who want to learn before they start school.  I wish we had this in the summer for BG to practice. Now she has started school and has learnt her sounds she found this a little slow for her, she didn’t want to follow the lights she wanted to write the letters herself and got a bit frustrated.

A great present for your pre-schooler

*We were sent a Scribble and Write to test out.

What Is It?

With LeapFrog’s Scribble and Write, children can learn how to write upper and lowercase letters and numbers in a mess free environment – a perfect addition from Santa’s sleigh on Christmas morning.

This innovative product provides stroke-by-stoke guidance encouraging children to trace over the shown lights to create a letter or number. It has an easy-to-grip stylus pen to fit perfectly in little hands and provides instant accuracy feedback on shapes and proper stroke order along the way.

This device also helps children explore letter sounds, counting and much more. It uses a retraceable surface and is easily portable to allow little ones to play and practice wherever they go.

Suitable From

3 Years

Price

RRP £19.99 I have found it for £14.98

Available from

Toys R Us

Amazon

Argos

Tesco

John Lewis

What We Thought Of It

This is great for children to practice their sounds and letter formation. It’s perfect for pre-school children who want to learn before they start school.  I wish we had this in the summer for BG to practice. Now she has started school and has learnt her sounds she found this a little slow for her, she didn’t want to follow the lights she wanted to write the letters herself and got a bit frustrated.

A great present for your pre-schooler

*We were sent a Scribble and Write to test out.

What Is It?

With LeapFrog’s Scribble and Write, children can learn how to write upper and lowercase letters and numbers in a mess free environment – a perfect addition from Santa’s sleigh on Christmas morning.

This innovative product provides stroke-by-stoke guidance encouraging children to trace over the shown lights to create a letter or number. It has an easy-to-grip stylus pen to fit perfectly in little hands and provides instant accuracy feedback on shapes and proper stroke order along the way.

This device also helps children explore letter sounds, counting and much more. It uses a retraceable surface and is easily portable to allow little ones to play and practice wherever they go.

Suitable From

3 Years

Price

RRP £19.99 I have found it for £14.98

Available from

Toys R Us

Amazon

Argos

Tesco

John Lewis

What We Thought Of It

This is great for children to practice their sounds and letter formation. It’s perfect for pre-school children who want to learn before they start school.  I wish we had this in the summer for BG to practice. Now she has started school and has learnt her sounds she found this a little slow for her, she didn’t want to follow the lights she wanted to write the letters herself and got a bit frustrated.

A great present for your pre-schooler

*We were sent a Scribble and Write to test out.

DKL Toy Review: Chloe Ballerina Corolle Doll

Earlier this year we were chosen to be part of the DKL Bloggers team.  We recently received our first toy to test out.

BG was sent a Chloe Ballerina from the Les Cheries Corolle and Hair Care set to play with.

chloe doll

What I first noticed about this doll is the size it’s not a big baby doll or a tiny fashion doll it was a nice size for BG to play with properly. I normally find dolls a bit creepy but not this one.

BG loved her from the moment she set eyes on her proceeded to spend ages playing with her hair and making her dance.

Chloe Doll Corolle

What We Liked:

  • Her hair
  • The clothes are really well made and easy to remove and put back on
  • It’s a sturdy doll, it doesn’t look like it will break easily
  • She comes in a lovely ballerina outfit.
  • Appropriate clothing
  • A good size
  • Not creepy looking (for mummy)
  • Hours of fun
  • You can buy extra sets of clothing for your doll

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Trying to get her out of her packing

Overall a big thumbs up from BG

Corolle have a large selection of dolls and accessories from babies to mini dolls. They would make a great Christmas gift for any child.

You can buy the Chloe Ballerina Corolle Doll from many online stores and the prices start from £23.97.

I found them on  Play MerrilyAmazonTesco and Alex and Alexa. You can find a list of Corolle Dolls stockists on the DKL Website.