Friday, 27 February 2015

Our Afternoon At The Spring/Summer 2015 Nutmeg Children's Clothing Lookbook


Last week on our day in London we went to the launch of Nutmeg's Spring/Summer 2015 children's clothing range. We had a great time and were spoilt with lovely food and drinks. If you haven't heard of Nutmeg they are Morrison's clothing line. With the Nutmeg range you can truly dress for less. I was so surprised at how all the clothes were fantastic quality yet so affordable. All the fabrics were really soft and all items had had a lot of thought put into them. For example not having a label in them as they irritate children, they drive Oscar mad and I always have to cut them out. Their collection has been inspired by days out, holidays and a rainbow of beautiful colours. We also got to meet the head designer.

As I had Archie with me I looked at the baby clothes first. For the Spring/Summer they have cute romper suits in gorgeous designs for girls and boys and one outfit I will be getting as soon as it comes out is a short and tshirt combo saying my first holiday on it ready for when we go away in the Summer. The also have newborn  essential sets which would make great gifts. Again extra thought has been put into the designs as all baby clothes have handy side poppers to make it easier to get your baby's clothes on and off.

Two piece set is only £8

The boys clothing was equally as impressive with brightly coloured t shirts and soft jersey shorts that you can buy a multi pack of and make lot's of different outfit combinations for less than £15! There is also lovely formal wear with chino shorts and patterned shirts for the evenings when you are on holiday. All of the bottoms come with an adjustable waist band meaning the clothes will last longer as your child grows.


T shirt £2.50

The girls clothing is really pretty with gorgeous patterns and pastel colours which are perfect for the Summer. Some of the clothes I would wear if they had adult versions as they were so pretty, especially the play suits. I couldn't believe that your can get pretty leggings and a top for only £6 for the whole outfit.


Playsuit is £9

The Nutmeg clothing range is absolutely great and I have kindly been given a voucher to go and kit the boys out for Summer and will have a full review on the blog then.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Competition: 5 Limited Edition Kit for Kids Luxury Changing Mats To Win

Kit for Kids sell a huge range of lovely parenting and baby products and have given five of my readers the chance to each win one of their gorgeous limited edition stain resistant changing mats. The limited edition mat comes in vibrant orange which is unisex and perfect for the Spring/Summer seasons.

The changing mats have a padded PVC mat which is wipe clean with a soft cotton fabric cover which is machine washable so is easy to keep clean and hygienic. You then simply put it into the tumble dryer after washing to reactivate the stain repellent changing panel cover. The changing panel uses Nanotex technology to repel stains and spills that occur when changing whilst maintaining a natural softness.

The mat is suitable from birth and makes the perfect changing environment for your baby as it is so comfortable and ultra hygienic! You can see Kit For Kids full range of changing mats HERE.

So enter here to be in with a chance for winning one for yourself!

Good Luck xXx

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Review: The New Mamas and Papas Armadillo Flip XT

We have been sent the Mamas and Papas New Armadillo Flip XT pushchair to review. It is the revolutionary big (little) stroller. We received it in a gorgeous teal tide colour which I absolutely love and it really makes it stand out in the crowd! Archie is fascinated by the colour of the hood when he is in the pushchair, staring and smiling at it for ages. The Armadillo Flip XT was designed for parent's whose little ones still need a pushchair but you don't want to lug around a heavy and huge travel system and is will be the only travel system you ever need.

When it came I was excited to put it together and see what Archie was like when I put him in it. I couldn't believe how easy it was to put together and only took ten minutes, then I put Archie in it to adjust the straps for him and he fell to sleep in it. The Armadillo Flip XT is suitable from birth to approximately 4 years old and is a really great pushchair that would be perfect for the city or someone who needs a quick and convenient pushchair to use. It has a quick and easy fold which you only need one hand to do and fits easily in the boot of the car. It would also be the perfect pushchair to travel abroad with as its ultra compact and only weighs 8kg and has a easy carry handle and I found it really light to carry which was really handy as I am not meant to be carrying anything to heavy as I had a caesarean. It fully reclines flat and the adjustable foot rest comes out for extra comfort and to put shopping into the large storage basket. I was really impressed at the size of the shopping basket underneath which easily fits my changing bag and shopping bags in it too. It has an extra extra large (it really is massive) hood which is 50 upf for maximum protection from UV rays with a peek a boo window so you can check your baby easily on the go and the hood also unzips to have a mesh material so you can let a breeze through to your baby on a warm day.

The pushchair seat is really big and spacious with lot's of room for your baby to move around and sit or nap comfortably, it is really well padded and looks really comfortable. I like that your child is really secure with the five point harness and it opens up wide when undone so not to wake your sleeping baby when getting them out of the pushchair which is a nightmare when you have only just pushed them off to sleep. You can use the seat in two ways, facing you or facing away which I love as I always like to have Archie facing me until he is a bit older. 

The Flip XT also features chunkier wheels in black and silver to give you extra grip and baby extra comfort when out and about. I loved the thick leather effect handle. Overall I love the look of this pushchair and the extra features like the handles and the wheels make it really stand out. 

There are extras available to buy to add to your Flip XT a carrycot if you want to use one, a deluxe parasol, cold weather plus footmuff and a Cybex Aton Q car seat all in the matching teal tide colour. I think the Armadillo Flip XT is great and so reasonably priced at £479 for a pushchair that will last for as long as your baby needs it. We have used it in the shops and it is easy to manoeuvre and fit in small aisles and at the park it is great on all different terrains.

If you are looking for a high quality pushchair with tons of extras at a fantastic price, the Armadillo Flip XT is for you. Mamas and Papas also have an amazing competition running at the moment to win a Armadillo stroller and a holiday to match. To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize you can enter online ( or in any Mamas and Papas store. The competition is running from the 20th February until midnight on the 22nd March 2015. The winners will be drawn on Monday 13th April, 2015 and will be announced later that week. 

Disclaimer: We were sent the Armadillo Flip XT for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are completely honest and my own.

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Review: Dom and Geri Personalised Banners

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The Dom and Geri website sell a huge range of personalised cards, wrapping paper and banners. When they kindly asked if we would like to review a personalised banner it was perfect timing as Archie had just been born. There were lot's of different themes to choose from then you can add a photo and a personalised message. There are themes for every occasion from Christenings to anniversaries. 

I chose a newborn photo of Archie and a personal message and our personalised banner came within just a couple of days. After you have designed the banner you can see a preview of it on your screen to check everything is correct. You can pick from three banner sizes, small medium and large starting from only £9.99. The banner was perfect to put up when family and friends came over the visit Archie and I will reuse it again on his christening.

The banner itself is printed on high quality thick 260gsm gloss photo paper. Everyone who came over and saw it commented on how great it was and what a fabulous idea the banners are.

The banners would make the perfect addition to any party or family gathering and I will be making another one in April as a surprise for my Nan's 90th birthday party. She will love it!

The personalised wrapping paper will make any Mum smile on Mother's Day with their children's faces on it and a personal message. Check out their full website to see their great range of personalised goodies!

Disclaimer: We were sent the banner pictured above for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are completely honest and my own.

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Review: Oscar's Personalised Birthday Book From

On Sunday it was Oscar's 5th birthday and he had a great birthday weekend! When we were given the chance to review one of Penwizard's personalised books I knew Oscar would love one about him on his birthday. There were different birthday ones to choose from: In The Night Garden, Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly plus many more personalised books. I chose Ben and Holly as he enjoys watching the TV programme and we had seen the episode the book is based around before.

The book is £14.99 for a softback copy and £19.99 in hardback. Creating your book is so easy to do. You follow the simple instructions entering your child's name, birthday and a personal message. I wrote a message from Archie, Oscar's baby brother. You then pick gender, hair style and colour, skin tone, eye colour and you can add glasses if your child wears them. You can then see a preview of what the cover of your book will look like and then order.

Oscar was thrilled with his birthday book and we gave it to him on the night before his birthday and read to him in bed. He loved that it had the message from Archie and couldn't believe he was in a Ben and Holly book. 

The story is really sweet, about Holly making Oscar a birthday card without using magic. These books make fantastic gifts and are really are magical for children to receive and read. Putting Oscar in a book with some of his favourite characters on the TV was mind blowing for him and he will treasure his book to read over and over again!

Disclaimer: We were sent this book for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are completely honest and my own.

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Our Day At The Baby Show, Excel

On Friday I went to The Baby Show at the Excel in London with my Mum, Oscar and Archie. We drove there as didn't fancy going on the train with two small children and it was really easy to park with a flat rate of £15 to park for the day. When we arrived I went to the press office and was given a Quinny Mood to use for the day, I chose one in all black. I then caught up with Chloe from Bump PR, Michelle from, Chelle from and Lauren from at the Joie cafe for a cup if tea which was lovely. I then had a walk around before grabbing some lunch and came across lot's of amazing baby bits and pieces.

I really loved the Kozy Kartz, which is a plush liner for a shopping trolley to cover the seat to make it more comfortable and warm for your child. I think it is a great idea. We then bumped into Kelly and Tia from who was looking fab with her baby boy bump. Oscar and Tia then took part in a Diddi Dance session together. Oscar loved it dancing with hoops, ribbons and pom poms. The classes looked great and they have them all over the country, I know Oscar would love to go along.

We then headed over to the My Little Duckling stand to choose a hat for Archie to review. There were so many gorgeous colours to choose from and in the end I chose a light blue one. Archie looks adorable in it! Review will be on the blog soon.

We popped by and said hi to Jess from the Gro Company and Archie had a cuddle. The Gro bags are fantastic and I used them with Oscar and have just brought two more for Archie. They keep your little ones snug and warm without restricting their movement. Archie sleeps in his and it has poppers under his arms for smaller babies to keep them secure so they can't slip down the bag. Each Grobag comes with a room thermometer so you know which tog bag to use.

Another great product that we always see at The Baby Show's are the Ewan the dream sheep and his friend Russell the sheepdog. Oscar has a Russell and it is a great toddler sleep aid that you can record music on to and it glows to reassure your child. The dream sheep is for younger babies and glows and plays soothing sounds to replicate the sounds of a mothers womb and heartbeat to help your baby drift off to sleep peacefully. It is suitable from birth and is on my list of new baby must haves.

We went over to see Kerry on the Tommee Tippee big adventure zone where Oscar had lot's of fun colouring and playing with the other children. Tommee Tippee have just launched some great new products. The new range includes cups carefully designed for each developmental stage, for ages 4 months to 3 years. A new non-spill, one piece valve helps little ones develop grown up drinking skills without the spills and makes cleaning easy. The unique soft, flexible spout protects gums and the introduction of straw cups and removable handles will help if tipping is a challenge. They come in lot's of fun colours and designs and what’s more, the cups can be mixed and matched across the range with interchangeable tops. Meaning no more hunting for the odd lid you have missed place and trying to match all the cups and lids up. I have three of the new cups to give away which will be on the blog this week! They also gave me the cutest USB stick I have ever seen in the shape of a sippy cup, I love it!

Meanwhile Archie was very content and snug in the Quinny Moodd as it had a padded newborn insert which means you don't have to buy the carrycot attachment if you didn't want to and can still use it from birth. Over on the Quinny stand I was shown how it worked. I was impressed with the one handed fold and open and that it springs open easily on its own. The only thing that I found disappointing was the size of the shopping basket as there wasn't much room to fit anything in it. Over on the Quinny stand I noticed the pushchair in black with a white frame and it looks great in those colours, really modern and sleek. I will have a more in depth review to read shortly. 

When returning the Quinny Mood to the press office I bumped into Michelle Heaton who was there to do a demo of her pregnancy fitness DVD. She was really lovely and looked amazing considering she only had a baby last year! I We got a cheeky photo and Archie got a cuddle from her.

Cosatto as always had a lovely stand full of brightly coloured pushchairs, car seats and highchairs in gorgeous designs. The new Ooba Charleston is to die for! Oscar liked the Cosatto flowers.

We had a fab day at The Baby Show which was actually my first one I have attended with a baby as I only started going last year with Oscar. Look out for my favourite products from the show post and Tommee Tippee competition later on this week.

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