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Blogmas Day 7: Swizzels Stocking Fillers & Festive Sweet Tub Give Away

I cannot believe it is only 18 days until Christmas, December is flying by. I have started preparing the boys stockings that they hang on the end of their beds on Christmas Eve. As well as filling it with books, games and little toys I always add a sweet treat. Swizzels have a huge range of amazing Christmas gifts and stocking fillers to make your little ones jump for joy on Christmas morning. From sweet shop favourites to bumper bags of your favourite sweets, there is something for everyone.

There are also fantastic retro sweet hampers that you can personalise which would make the perfect gift for my Dad. He loves sweets, retro ones in particular and the hampers are a bargain at £16.99! There are also vegetarian and vegan gifts available, so there really is something for everyone.

My absolute favourites are Love Hearts, Drumsticks and Refreshers, they just take me right back to being a child when my Grandad would give us a fifty pence piece every Thursday and my Brother and I would go to the local newsagent and spend it on them. Even now when Oscar gets given them at parties and especially on Halloween I always eat the drumsticks!

Online on the Swizzels website throughout the whole of December you can get 15% off everything using the code DEC2018. After looking through the website I also ordered our whole family a packet of personalised Love Hearts each to put on the Christmas table. I will share a photo with you when they arrive.

On the Swizzels website they also have fun Christmas recipes, quizzes, jokes, cracker making tutorials and Christmas crafts. Perfect to keep your little ones entertained up until Christmas. Oscar and Archie love doing Christmas crafts and baking so we will be making the Drumstick Squashies Rocky Road and printing off the colouring sheets.

So here’s something to set your jingle bells ringing! Thanks to the lovely people at Swizzels, to celebrate Christmas, I have two scrumptious Swizzels 5kg Party Sweet Tubs (RRP £24.99) to give away. They are filled to the brim with the finest Swizzels sweeties and each tub is enough to satisfy even the sweetest of tooth right through Christmas and into the New Year! They are perfect for sharing, filling multiple stockings, or even as a staff room treat, these tubs have been packed with all your childhood (and adulthood!) Swizzels favourites: Refreshers, Parma Violets, Mr Chews, Love Hearts, Fizzers, Fruity
Pops, Drumsticks, Double Lollies and more… It’s enough to make your mouth water!

To enter this fabulously mouth-watering competition all you need to do is enter below! Merry Christmas and Good Luck!

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Share Your Ghastro Ghoul or Noro Story To Win A Break To Legoland

Norovirus causes diarrhoea and vomiting and is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. As a Mummy to two boys Norovirus is a nightmare! Archie is only 15 months and touch wood we have swerved it so far but Oscar has had it a few times over the last few years. One particular that time that I will always remember was when Oscar was 4 and I had just been for my 20 week scan as I was pregnant with Archie. Oscar had had a fun afternoon playing in the playground as we had met his Nanny for lunch afterwards for lunch. On the way home Oscar said he didn’t feel very well and that he had a tummy ache. I just thought he needed the toilet and told him we would be home in 5 minutes and not to worry. We were literally a couple of minutes from home and Oscar was sick, he was so upset that he had been sick and also worried that he had ruined his car seat. Seeing your little one so upset when they are ill is awful, you just want to switch places with them. Luckily when we arrived home Daddy was there and as it was a warm Summer’s day I took off Oscar’s shorts and tshirt and Daddy lifted him upstairs to give him a shower and get him cleaned up and in fresh clothes. After taking the car seat out of the car and putting the covers in the wash Oscar was in fresh clothes and still feeling really unwell. We gave him plenty of fluid and snuggled on the sofa to watch a DVD.

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Within a couple of hours the diarrhoea set in and I Googled what the best remedies were to treat it and rehydrate Oscar as I knew this was really important and Dioralyte came up as the number 1 selling rehydration therapy. I sent Greg out to get some Dioralyte from the chemist.  Dioralyte provides the right balance of mineral salts and water to combat dehydration and rehydrates better than plain water, fruit juice or fizzy drinks and contains essential electrolytes (mineral salts) and works by replacing fluids and body salts lost as a result of acute diarrhoea. By the next morning Oscar was feeling much better and it is amazing how quickly children bounce back after an illness and he very much enjoyed having 48 hours off of school to recover and play! Annoyingly after a day I came down with it as well, which was awful as being pregnant I couldn’t take a thing, only drink loads of water and pray that Oscar didn’t get it back again from me as obviously he was off of school at home with me. Luckily we both recovered after a few days.

You can have a look on the Dioralyte website and if anyone in your family is suffering from sickness or diarrhoea you can find the right product for you to get rid of it as quick as possible. In the range are:


DioraleZe is a product which can stop the symptoms of diarrhoea in just one dose, it contains Loperamide Hydrochloride, which has an exceptionally rapid onset of action compared with other anti-diarrhoeal drugs. DioraleZe works by slowing down muscle movements in the gut which leads to more water being absorbed from stools. The stools then become firmer and are passed less frequently. NHS guidance recommends taking oral rehydration sachets and anti-diarrhoeal medication as one of the ways in which you can help to treat diarrhoea – taking DioralyteTM and DioraleZe together can help aid a faster recovery time. DioraleZe 2mg capsules RRP £3.49 for 6 capsules and are available from Boots, Asda, Superdrug and independent pharmacies.


Dioralyte is the number one selling rehydration therapy. It is clinically proven to treat dehydration faster and more effectively than plain water, fruit juice or fizzy drinks, it works by replacing fluids and body salts lost as a result of acute diarrhoea.

Dioralyte comes in three different flavours:

• Blackcurrant

• Citrus

• Natural Dioralyte is suitable from 2 years.

Dioralyte Relief

Dioralyte Relief has a unique formula which reduces the duration of diarrhoea and the time taken to return to normal drinking and eating, thanks to the rice powder. It also treats dehydration faster and more effectively than plain water, fruit juice or fizzy drinks by replacing essential electrolytes (mineral salts) and water – just what your body needs to help you rehydrate and start feeling better. Dioralyte Relief is available in blackcurrant and raspberry flavours. Dioralyte Relief is suitable from 2 years.

I would love for you to share your Ghastro Goul or Noro Story of when somebody in your family was struck by either the Norovirus or Rotavirus. By sharing your story you will be entered in my competition to win an amazing family mini break (2 adults and 2 children) to Legoland Windsor, including centrally located hotel accommodation for one night and tickets to Legoland worth over £560! We went to Legoland ourselves last week and it is amazing! Competition closes Monday 16th May 2016 at 11am.

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Competition terms and conditions:

1. This competition is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland.

2. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

3. Entries should be submitted as a comment on the blog post or via the bloggers given email address (mummyszone@gmail.com). Entrants should include their own name and relevant contact information i.e. email address.

4. All entries must be received by the advertised closing time and date.

5. Each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Sanofi to feature any or all of the submitted story in consumer and trade press and Sanofi company publications, on their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

6. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.

7. The winning entry will be chosen by Pegasus. The winner will be notified within seven days of the closing date of the competition.

8. Offensive or entries deemed by the competition organisers to be inappropriate will not be accepted.

9. The winning entry will win an experience with a perceived value of £560.

10. The winners may be required to take part in publicity.

11. Events may occur that render the competition itself, or the awarding of the prize, impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.

12. English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.


• This competition prize is provided by Dioralyte as part of their Gastro Ghouls & Noro Stories campaign

• Dioralyte has not influenced the content of this piece

• To find out more about Dioralyte, Dioralyte Relief and DioraleZe products visit www.dioralyte.co.uk

• Always read the label when using any Dioralyte products.


Win Tickets To The Baby Show, Olympia

With just over a week to go the much anticipated Baby Show is coming to Olympia! I love going to the baby show and this will be my fourth. I am taking Oscar and Archie along with me and we have a great day and Oscar always comes home with lots of goodies. It is the must have show for expecting parents and parents of baby’s with everything you could ever need all under one roof, all at amazing prices!

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I have two pairs of tickets to give away to you and you can attend on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th October 2015. Standard tickets are £20 so you could be in for a great win!

The Baby Show with Made for Mums, the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event, will be returning to Kensington Olympia from 23rd-25th October 2015. The Show is a must-attend event for new and expectant parents providing everything needed for bump, baby and you including all the essentials, alongside the latest, innovative products and boutique brands.

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The Baby Show highlights include:

  • Over 200 trusted brands offering visitors the chance to thoroughly test and try before you buy!
  • Exclusive show offers and competitions from top parenting brands.
  • The Baby Show stage will feature an array of leading experts, including nutrition specialist Annabel Karmel, breastfeeding specialists Geraldine Miskin and Clare Byam Cook, first aid expert Tracey Taylor from The British Red Cross and sleep experts Mandy Gurney and Fi Star Stone.
  • Catwalk shows with all the latest fashions in maternity, baby and toddler wear.
  • A complimentary crèche where parents can drop off their little ones and enjoy the show knowing they are being cared for.

The Baby Show is open from 10:00-5:30pm each day. Standard tickets are £20 and I have 2 pairs to give away.

Good Luck and hopefully see you there.

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Competition: Win A Binky Bear and Binky Goes To London Adventure Book

A couple of months ago we went into London for the day to review the Binky Bear and adventure book. You can see my full review HERE.

Binky Bear is the great idea of two mums Liz and Moira who are friends that came up with this wonderful adventure experience for children. The great thing about the books is that you can use them over and over again and explore fabulous places. Binky the Bear himself is a lovely what I would call ‘old fashioned teddy bear’ that is lovely and soft with moveable arms and legs.

Oscar absolutely loved our adventure and it would be a great day out to do over the Summer holidays. Liz and Moira have kindly given the chance for one of my readers to win their own Binky Bear and copy of the London adventure. So good luck and enter below!

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Competition: Win 1 of 2 Chicco Disney Princess Toys

In April Cinderella fever swept across the nation with the release of the new Disney film starring Lily James. As a little girl I absolutely loved watching Disney films and dreamt of being a Disney Princess (maybe I still do a little bit). 🙂 With the new Cinderella film out to watch now with your children I wanted to introduce you to Chicco’s amazing new Disney Princess Range and also give you a chance to win one!

Chicco’s Disney Princess range consists of two stunning Cinderella toys which are a Cinderella dancing spinner which features Cinderella in her ball gown and when your child presses down on Cinderella her dress spins and the transparent balls inside her dress spin around too which all have pictures of the different mice and bird animal friends that Cinderella have inside them.


The second Cinderella toy is a high chair toy with a sucker pad on the bottom to stick it to your little ones high chair tray. This is a really beautiful toy that has bits of the story on it. For instance the pumpkin transforms into a carriage by spinning it which creates twinkling sounds which will engage your little one. The hearts, crowns and a picture of Cinderella all add to the magic. The perfect toy for your little princess!

In the Disney Princess range there is also a Snow White Magic Mirror complete with charming melodies and an interactive electronic Snow White Cottage with lights and sounds. This brought back memories for me as I had a mirror like that when I was a child which was a Beauty and The Beast one.
For a chance to win one of the two Cinderella toys please enter below and good luck! I have one of each of the toys to give away.

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Win An Armadillo Stroller & A Dream Holiday To Match With Mamas andPapas!

Last week we were lucky enough to receive the New Mamas and Papas Armadillo Flip XT in a gorgeous teal tide colour. It is everything you need in a stroller and is from birth until three years old. I have a full review for you to read next week but in the mean time with the launch of the Armadillo XT and Flip XT strollers Mamas and Papas are giving three lucky winners the chance to win £1000 worth of holiday vouchers for a destination of their choice, plus whichever stroller from the range that you think best suits the location you have chosen. What a fantastic prize!

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize you can enter online (www.mamasandpapas.com) or in any Mamas and Papas store or even at the Baby Show, ExCel London which is on next week (20th-22nd February). 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. 

Good Luck xxx

Archie loves his Flip XT.

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Enter Chicco’s Christmas Sleigh Giveaway To Win Amazing Prizes! #ChiccoSleighGiveaway

With only 40 days until Christmas Chicco are currently running a great Christmas competition over the six week period running up to the big day! The competition is currently in week two and great prizes have already been won! 

Each week you can help Santa and his Chicco elves to decide what goes on his sleigh by voting for your favourite Chicco toy and the most voted for toy will be added to the sleigh and at the end of the six weeks one lucky winner will win the whole contents of the sleigh! In the sleigh there will be the six toys voted by you, plus a Merlin Family pass worth over £600! The Merlin family pass gives you unlimited entry into some of the UK’s top attractions like Sea Life Centres, Alton Towers, Lego Land, The London Eye and many more. If you win your Christmas shopping is sorted. Also each week you can be in with the chance of winning £50 worth of Chicco toys of your choice.

So what are you waiting for to get involved and enter simply visit the Chicco UK Facebook page, click on the competition and vote for the toy you love the most. Don’t forget to enter each week too to be in with the chance of winning the £50 worth of toys as well as increasing you chance of winning this amazing Christmas prize.

Here are the toys to choose between this week.


Good Luck

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Competition: Win A Family Ticket To See Octonauts & The Deep Sea Volcano Adventure Live

I am excited to share with you the chance to win a family ticket to go and see Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure Live. I was really excited when I received the news that this show was going on tour as Oscar loves Octonauts and my bath is usually full of the different character toys  and the Gup A. The tour is going live in the UK from Thursday 16th October 2014 starting at The Orchard theatre in Dartford and continues into 2015 and loads of other venues. We are going to see it in October and I am going to keep it as a surprise for Oscar until the day we go. He will be so excited!

The show is produced by the same producers behind the highly successful Peppa Pig Live shows and the Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom live show, so you know the show will be just as fantastic. In Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure the entire crew of the Octonauts, led by intrepid explorer Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso, embark on an exciting new underwater quest and visit amazing underwater worlds full of adventure, with surprises around every corner. This action-packed interactive show features new music and all the Octonauts live on stage for the very first time.

The lovely PR team have given one of my readers the chance to win a family ticket to watch the show at a venue and date of your choice. Good Luck and look out for our review on here in October!

Deadline: Midnight on Sunday 28th September.

Terms and conditions: A family ticket is for four people, minimum one adult. The tickets are non-transferable. There are no cash alternatives, accommodation or travel included in this prize.

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In The Night Garden Live Family Ticket Competiton

In May we are going to see In The Night Garden Live and I am very excited as I have heard only great things about the show from friends that have already seen it. We are heading to the O2 in London to watch it so it will be an exciting day out! Book your tickets now as they are selling out fast or enter my competition to win a Family ticket at a location of your choice. 

This summer In the Night Garden Live is coming to London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow in the amazing family-friendly Showdome. You can book your tickets HERE.
See Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka brought to life before your eyes with beautiful costumes, magical puppets, enchanting music and breathtaking projections.
440,504 people have been so far. And 9 out of 10 parents have given 5/5 stars in the thousands of parents’ reviews or post-show surveys.
There are other shows for young children. But as The Independent wrote, ‘there’s nothing quite like In the Night Garden Live.’
We are really looking forward to it and I will post a full review and lot’s of photos after we have been. Good Luck In my competition!