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As you have heard me say on numerous occasions ‘I love wooden toys’!! So when woodentoyshop.co.uk gave me the chance to review their site, I was more than happy to oblige!

I browsed the website for something to order and  I really struggled to choose from their fantastic choice, their range of wooden toys is great (and despite their name they also sell some fab non-wooden toys too!).

My little ones are both really into ‘cooking’ at the minute, they have the tea set, the bbq, the plates and cutlery, so I thought the perfect addition to the toy box would be something from the Play Food range!

So like any good mummy I ordered Pizza, oh and some winter vegetables too! They arrived quickly and very well packaged!  To say the kids were happy would be an understatement, we spent the entire evening they arrived playing cook and eat!

I was really impressed with the quality of both items and we had a fab time playing!  The pizza comes with three toppings which can be velcroed on and the pizza itself can be ‘sliced’ with the utensils! The winter vegetables are really nice, made of solid wood with felt leaves, perfect size for little hands and no sharp edges! Even if I do say so myself, I picked well, these were fantastic!  We will definitely be booking the Wooden Toyshop for future purchases and I think you should check them out too!

These toys were provided for the purpose of the reviews, all opinions expressed are personal and honest!

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I was thrilled to find out I was a HABA Ambassador and even more thrilled when the goodies arrived for me to review! On opening the box I was pleased to see some lovely quality toys to give to the children to test!

For now though, I will tell you a bit about the Tool Kit we received, the Tool Box itself is made from a sturdy cardboard with a metal handle and clips. It is decorated with a picture of DIY Benny and little screws to resemble a real toolbox.

Inside there is 5 tools, Hammer, Saw, Drill, Spanner and Screwdriver. I was a little worried that it may be too young for my three year old as it is for 2 years plus and all the tools are made from material and the spanner rattles. But, I had nothing to worry about – ‘Legs’ our three year old loves it and plays with it constantly (even wanting to take it to bed!).

Mouse (our one year old) loves it too, and I don’t worry about her getting hurt with the hammer or anything because of them being soft toys! It is a lovely item they can play together with.

It is so well made and very attractive, it has been a massive hit in our house (even Daddy and Grampsy have had a play!), it is played with daily.

Legs loves simulating real life and this is a perfect toy to do it, especially as the drill vibrates too!

Vist the HABA website for more information and local stockists

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Snazaroo – Review

Izziwizzi Kids asked me to review the Union Jack Face paints from Snazaroo.

The pack comes with the three colours, red,white and blue, a small paint brush and a dinky sponge! I set to work with painting my son’s face with a St George Cross and my nephew with the Union jack – well I say that in the loosest terms – I am not much of a flag painter!

I was a little concerned that the paint wasn’t working when I first started to apply, but I then realised there were little plastic seals on the paint, once I had taken them off the paint was very easy to apply! the face paints are fab, the only problem I had was two very wiggly 3 year olds!

The paint was very easy to remove as promised on the box, and we had no problems with any reactions!

I have done a video review on this too, you can find it and have a look here!

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday


Silent Sunday

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We are coming to the end of our ‘test period’ with our Maclaren products, so here we are to wrap up with a final round up of what we think.

Maclaren Junior Techno xt

The toddler (Legs) was lucky enough to receive this pushchair, and as soon as it arrived he loved it, there were no worries of it being a ‘girl’s toy’ at all – probably because he sees Daddy pushing around his baby sister (Mouse) in a pushchair.

Legs loves that it is a ‘real life’ toy, he feels grown up playing with it and it is so cute watching him act all parent like with his toys as he takes them for a walk, he puts his shopping in the basket and lies them down when they have fallen asleep.

The Novelty hasn’t warn off at all, I was have expecting it to fall by the wayside – as toys often do when new toys arrive over Christmas, but it is the perfect accessory to the new toys! He can use it to take Loopy to the shop (He got a till) or Sweetie Pie can sit in it to watch the Big Gig (he also got a guitar)!

It seems this is one of them toys that will go on and on, the play will just adapt and it will grow with him!

Both Mummy and Daddy loved it too. Daddy because it is so easy to put together, Mummy because it is so realistic without being complicated, and it keeps the children happy for hours; even the Mouse at 9 months old likes to have a look and putting things in and out the basket!

A definite Thumbs up from us!

Beginning…………..by Maclaren Travel Kit for Baby

Mouse was a perfect tester for this gift set of trial sized products, it is hard for her to tell me exactly what she thinks being so young, but I can happily tell you she loved the products!

As you will have seen from our previous review, the first day we used the items she slept though the night for the first time in six months – bliss, and I would say they have had a calming effect since too! The smell is lovely, they are easy to use and we will definitely keep using them!

The talc and nappy cream is in the changing bag from a visit to the in-laws, well I wanted to make sure we had something with us as we rushed out the door on a impromptu visit! In fact from now on a couple of items will live in the bathroom and a couple in the bag, so wherever we are, we will have them to hand!

Another definite thumbs up!!

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So, it is only three more sleeps till Christmas day, but many people are still shopping – are you one of them?

As you are aware after reading our Initial Thoughts and our Part two blog posts, we have been lucky enough to be chosen as Mac Kid Testers and so far we are loving our job! As for last minute shopping I would recommend both products we are testing!

For the Toddlers, the Junior Techno xt, it has provided hours of fun for my little boy and yesterday it was a hit with a little girl who came round for a playdate too!

For the babies, the ‘Beginning……’ Travel kit for Baby, a perfect selection of travel sized products which makes a lovely gift and gives the parents a chance to test the items before they buy! These are fabulous products that would make wonderful gifts (and I am not just saying that because they were supplied to me, this is an honest opinion, I will be checking out other items in their range for future gifts!)

Find the Maclaren at their shop online, on facebook, on twitter and available through other stockists!

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