Friday, 16 September 2016

REVIEW : HALF-SHELL HEROES SQUEEZE EM'S


I still find myself singing the original Teenage Ninja Mustant Turtle song when ever I see them, I can't quite remember it and mainly I remember "Heros in a half shell Squeeze" I dont even think thats right.  With that its cool to see they have made a come back and my Eldest son has seen the films he thinks they are rather cool. We were recently sent the new Teenage Mutant Ninjer Turtle (TMNT) Half Shell hero Squeeze Em's to review. 


Its aimed for children aged 2-4 and as soon as it came my Son Son was pining at the toy in the box desperate for me to get it out. The all of a sudden he pushed it and the toy burped and ever since then they have been inseparable. Son Son thinks its the most funniest thing ever also the fact that is eyes and tongue pop out of his face he really has taken a shine to it. 


Its easy to play with and doesnt come with too many small parts making it a great superhero toy for small ones. Son Son has been known to out toys in his mouth still so I much prefer him playing with bigger toys. The TMNT Squeeze Em was a good size and not too heavy for Son Son too. He loves any action hero and its his first TMNT toy he has loved it. 


The TMNT Half Shell Squeeze Em's retails at £24.99 and is available online. Its been a great competeion to see who can get the tongue out the furthest, so far Ami is winning she has slightly bigger hands.


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Scootaheadz Dinosaur Timmy T Rex Review


There is one thing my children are really good at and its going really fast. Sometimes in the wrong direction but they love anything that aids it, that often involves scooters and bikes. We were recently offered the chance to review a Scootaheadz (see photo above). Son Son loves dinosaurs and he loves riding about. Sadly our scooter was to clunky for it to fit on but it fitted perfectly on Son Sons balance bike. Its so bright and cheerful makes his bike look super cool.


Attaching Timmy to the handle bars was a breeze the scootaheadz is made out of rubber so fits on to any T Bar handle bar. All it takes is three easy steps which are easy if you follow them. If your a rebel like me you will spend ages working it out then finding the packet and realising it was super easy to put on. A top tip is to wait till the Scootaheadz is room temperature or warmer as it is easier to put on.


Son Son loved it and kept on roaring like a Dinosaur (if they did nobody knows). I think it makes the balance bike look much more personalised. It came off once sprung our trip only because of a jealious older sister who wanted it on her bike. The Scootaheadz is made for scooters which makes a scooter look much more cool than before. Its not just dinosaur Scootaheadz you can get a horse and unicorn design too. All the designs are just as bright and colourful too. 


Scootaheadz retail at £14.99 and are available online and now at most larger toy shops. We personally love it well me and Son Son that is. Ami is rather Jealous she doesnt have one. Might have to buy her the unicorn one to keep hr quiet. 

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Teletubbies Po's Scooter and Helmet review.


Its funny when something from your childhood makes a big come back it seems to be happening a lot lately which is cool. My little ones love Teletubbies and we were thrilled to be asked to review the Po Scooter and Helmet. My little ones love to be on the move and never stop so it was perfect for them. The scooter is easy to put together and comes in three main parts, allan keys are provided in the box so after some gentle peer pressure from the kids I was off making the scooter. The Helmet also comes with a loop so you can look like Po (photo of the helmet at the end with Po attachment). 


What I didnt realise is that the Teletubbies scooter came with some sounds too, in the garden I could hear this little voice and the kids laughing. There was me wondering what the noise was and it was in fact the scooter, which has two little buttons that make some Po sound effects. The bottom of the scooter has a picture of Po on the Anti-slip foot plate. 


The Helmet and the scooter both has such bold and bright designs it will be hard not to be noticed when zooming around. All very iconic to the Teletubbies brand. The scooter has three wheels which are puncture proof too, the three wheels are perfect for little ones learning to ride a scooter for the first time as it does provide some stability. Son Son who is very confidant on a balance bike has yet to master a scooter this was perfect as it didn't keep on falling down and was always upright. 


The Helmet is great too in helping to keep your child safe whilst on the scooter. Helps your little one think they are just like Po too. The Helmet comes with adjustable straps, quick release buckle and a ESP liner for added comfort. It is also super light so they almost forget they are wearing it. My little ones often complain to wear helmets for a long time so this was an added bonus to that. The holes in the Helmet make sure its well ventilated but poor Son Son that boy can sweat for England so was helpful in that aspect. Last not to forget the most important part the Po antenna which can be removed   but looks cool on. 



My little ones have loved testing out the Po scooter and Helmet and has been a deffinite win in our house. The summer may be over but Autumn is a fantastic month to keep being active especially with a scooter at the park. 


The scooter Retails at £29.99 and the Helmet £24.99 and available at the following shops 

Very, Littlewoods, Tesco, TRU, Argos, Boots and Halfords

Monday, 15 August 2016

Princess Peppa's Carriage Review


We recently received the Princess Peppa Carriage for my little ones to review they are massive Peppa Pig fans, come on lets face it who isn't even I have been known to laugh at one of Daddy pigs escapades. I just knew my princess loving Ami would be over the moon with it. 


The set comes with a moveable Peppa and George the carriage and three detachable horses. The little George has lots of places he can sit and Peppa can sit in the carriage like a princess. Thankfully the toy came ready assembled so once I got it out of the box it was ready to go. Another bonus is that it doesnt involve batteries meaning that children have to use there imagination to play along with it.


 I added some extra figures too as all the Peppa figures work in all the play sets. Ami had a lot of fun putting Sir George and Princess Peppa in there rightful places. Son Son also loved it although he kept on saying the George was Peppa because he was in the red outfit. Its very cute and every Peppa fans dream to play with.  The new Peppa pig range is something well worth investing in. Its great for the children to learn through play and be creative with there stories. Its a toy that isn't too noisy and won't go off in the middle of the night too.

The set retails at £29.99 and is available at Smyths toy shop. My two little ones have loved it and had been a great asset to our growing Peppa Pig collection.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

GO Jetters Twitter party

We received a massive box last week full of lots of goodies the kids have been feral waiting for the box to be opened. We have been asked to be Go Jetters party hosts tomorrow of the twitter party so make sure you are around on twitter tomorrow there is lots of prizes to be won and lots of fun activities to hear what we have been up too. 


Our party box contains the new Fisher Price range of Go Jetters toys, some fun games and snacks. Oh and not to forget a goodie bag for all the party guests.

The kids are super excited (me too actually) they do love GO getters, I am also looking forward to seeing the new range of toys and having alot of fun. 

The Go Jetters twitter party also has lots of activities and giveaways happening, so make sure you follow the #GoJettersGo hashtag between 2 and 4pm on the 28th July to be in with a chance of winning!


Friday, 15 July 2016

Bambini and Me - Bamboo swaddle and Washcloths review.


Sometimes you come across a brand that you would consider having another baby just to get your hands on some of the beautiful products. My youngest is now 2 and a Half and we still treat him as  bit of a baby. We were asked by Bambini and me if we would like to feature some of there products on my little blog and I found my self saying yes because I loved the prints so much. When the package came inside was a large swaddle blanket and little Son Sons eyes lit up as if it was christmas and he wanted to take it everywhere with him. 




I thought I would feature some of there other items as I fell in love with all the colours pastels have always been my favourites and these soft tones just look fabulous, lots of my friends are having babies very soon and I have my eye on some of these items, especially the grey bunny romper. We were send the yellow Bamboo swaddle blanket and a pack of Bamboo washcloths. The washcloths  were rather beautiful and the most smoothest I have ever touched. The box its self comes as a pack of 6 and in various pastel colours. They are perfect for everyone from newborns to Mummy and Daddies. The wash clothes come in a beautifully presented box which would make them perfect for a gift or present at a baby shower. They retail at £15 which personally I think its good value as they are made to a high standard. 
The swaddle blanket we were send went down a treat as pictured belie. He loves it so much he now can't sleep with out it, he likes to wrap him self up in it, its almost as if he things he is a baby. The material is super soft Bamboo. My Son Son usually uses Muslin Square as a comfort blanket but this is much more fun. Not only is it so large it is bright yellow in the most beautiful duck print. This Bamboo Swaddle would also be perfect for nursing mothers, I for one was never comfortable breastfeeding in public and this would have been so handy to avoid any naughty nip slips. Another way to use it as something for your baby to lie on over a cold changing mat. Especially a newborn, my little ones would always cry when I placed them on the cold changing matt, this would have been suer handy. The Bamboo swaddle comes in its own presented box as pictured above and comes in a variety of pastel colours. It retails at £15 which I think is an amazing price for the quality of the product. 



We personally have fallen in love with the Bamboo swaddle, I say we because Son Son loves to carry it around buy I love the colour so much. If you want to find out more about Bambini and Me by checking there website here. Also they are currently offering a deal for first time customers where you can get 15% of your first order using the code HAPPYTIMES when ordering. 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

GiftAlien gift box - Peppa Pig Movie night in Review


My children are massive Peppa pig fans its something that is on in our house a lot. We were recently approached to try out a box for children to have a movie night in. The lovely people at GiftAlien sent my little Peppa pig a little box full of all the goodies for a No adults allowed Peppa Pig Movie Night. The box has been on the table for a while and has sparked some interest, Ive found Ami under the table trying to prise the box open before now. Thankfully for them the time came to see what was in the green box.


Little shouts of joy came out as two little people saw that the box contained lots of Peppa Pig Goodies. The box contained enough for two children the list contained:


  • Peppa Pig DVD, with 10 short stories (lasting over 50 minutes)
  • Peppa Pig sticker set, 6 sheets of stickers (12 sheets in the 4 child box)
  • Peppa Pig poster art painting kits (one for each child)
  • Peppa Pig paper drinking cups (one for each child)
  • Kiddlicious, strawberry fruit wriggles (one for each child)
  • Organix oath bars (one for each child)
  • Robinsons Hydro Sprint water bottles (one for each child)
  • 4 Peppa Pig balloons
  • GiftAlien movie ticket stubs (one for each child)


  • I brought the outside picnic bench and placed it in front of the TV so they could sit and watch Peppa. I also gave them there tickets and made them queue up as if they were at the cinema, although Ami actually thought she was going to the cinema. They were most excited about the painting and the balloons. They sat for a good 30 mins whilst I put Peppa on in the background and happily painted. I was actually rather impressed with the results. When they finished they moved onto the snacks and drinks, which all contained healthy snacks unlike when we go to the cinema and its all popcorn and chocolate.

    Ami said "This is the best time ever" I think mainly because they are not allowed to paint in the front room and it made it that little bit extra special that they did. Personally I thought the idea was really cute and enjoyed seeing them so excited about what was in the box. Was defiantly a win with these two at ages 2 and 3. Obviously we didn't do the painting at night time and I didn't leave them on there own as they are only young (and the fact that they destroyed the carpet with there paint before now hence the paint in the kitchen only rule was evoked).


    We loved this GiftAlien Box perfect for friend coming over, siblings to enjoy or even a special date with your child. It brings something a bit different and fun and would make a special birthday present for a child. This box mentioned about retails at £19.99 and includes free delivery which I personally think is a total bargain. I liked the extra features such as the admit one entry ticket.

    Was defiantly a win at our house, GiftAlien also do other NO parents allowed Movie night in boxes and they range from Frozen, Minions and Disney Princesses. Looking forward to trying out another one some day we loved it that much.

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