Saturday 30 June 2018

Little Live Bizzy Bubs Cute Crib - Review

My daughter E is very much a girly girl in some aspects, with a love of princesses, anything pink or purple, pretending to be mummy and looking after her dollies. You may be familiar with the Little Live Pets range, but now there is a cute collection of babies that need looking after too!

We received Gracie, an adorable little pink haired baby (which of course, E was beside herself with excitement about) with a little white pair of ballet shoes as a hair clip. Her pink stripy nappy also matches perfectly!

By pressing the pink bow button on her nappy, Gracie will show you everything she can do such as boucing, singing and giggling. She comes with a bottle and dummy and she reacts to them once you put them in her mouth. The little suckling noises are adorable! She will "drink" her milk from her bottle but all the bouncing around in her crib will make her tired so by placing her dummy in her mouth and lying her in down, she will fall asleep. She needs some rest and it's the perfect place to dream about becoming a ballerina!

E has been taking her role as mummy very seriously, making sure that Gracie is entertained, well fed and well rested; even singing Rockabye Baby when she's trying to get her to sleep. Any toy that combines pretend play with noises and movement is a winner in my eyes!

Little Live Bizzy Bubs is recommended for children aged around 5-8 years and it does come with small parts by way of the bottle and dummy. There are six different dolls to collect: Gracie and her Cute Crib, Swirlee and her Cute Carrier (who my lovely friend Jenna has written about), Snowbeam, Poppy, Polly Petals and Primmy. 

This set retails at £22.99 which I think is a fantastic price as E hasn't stopped playing with her since she was opened, and the actual doll is a lot bigger than I thought she'd be. Bizzy Bubs are out now in all good toy stores or

Join in with the #BizzyBubsBabyShower Twitter Party over at @UKMumsTV on 5th July from 4-6pm where we will be chatting about the toys and there will be prizes up for grabs. Check out the takeover at too from 2nd July for more information on the party and more chances to win!

(We received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
Friday 29 June 2018

Spinmaster Wobbly Worm - Review

With summer approaching, I really wanted to get the kids some more games and toys that they could play with outdoors. Although C and E are 5 and 3, so not too much of an age gap, I do struggle getting something fun and easy enough for both of them to play together. C likes "older toys" and E needs things to be easy for her to master.

Spinmaster have a great game called Wobbly Worm which has been brilliant for keeping the two of them entertained, getting them having fun with a little added competitiveness for good measure!

The concept of the game is easy. Inside the box you received a base shaped like half an apple, the tubes and connections to create the "worm" and nine rings in three different sizes/colours.

The aim of the game is for the players to get the rings successfully over the worm but it's made a little bit difficult as once the button on the base is pressed (the base requires two C batteries which aren't included), the worm will start to wobble in all directions.

What I love about the game is that you can adapt it to suit whoever is playing. There are two different ways to play. For younger children, they can take one step back from the worm so they are basically arms length away, hold one of the hoops out while the worm is moving and try to place it over its head without moving their feet.

For older children, they can take three steps back so they are a bit further away then try and toss the hoops over, like a ring toss, again without moving their feet. The worm is built with four tubes but you can also remove some if you find that the worm is too tall for your children to play.

The game is recommended for children age 3+ so although E is right at the lowest age range, she actually enjoyed trying to throw them from a bit further away, until she got a little annoyed that she wasn't getting them on and tried to cheat! I usually give her the largest rings so it's a little easier and C is happy enough to try with the smaller ones. It gives us a load of laughs, especially when mummy can't even get the rings over the worm either!

Wobbly Worm is such a simple game that the whole family can enjoy - even the kids' granny joined in at one point - while also nurturing and encouraging those fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. You can purchase it from Smyths and all other good retailers for £17.99.

(We received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
Monday 11 June 2018

Morse Toad Chocolate Puns in the Post - Review

I am the type of person who loves gift giving. I enjoy taking my time to search online for something that may be a little quirky and different and then seeing the recipient's reaction when they open their present.

I've been a follower of small business 'Morse Toad' for quite a while now on social media as I loved their personalised chocolate gifts. They have a new addition to their website - Chocolate Puns in the Post! Chocolate and comedy, who doesn't love that?!

The ordering process is very simple. You can choose from five different puns; Have a super day, Thanks a bunch, Hip hip hooray, You nailed it and I find you very appealing. With Father's Day on the horizon, I decided to opt for "Have a super day" as a gift from the children.

Once you've chosen your pun, the next step is uploading a photo. You can keep the generic image of the Morse Toad logo at no extra cost or for just £1.25, you can select your own. I chose a photograph of both the children together. On the back of the photo, you can add your own text (up to 200 characters), and as this would be a Father's Day gift I went for "To the best daddy in the universe! Lots of love Caleb and Erin xxx"

Delivery time was very quick and Morse Toad state on the website that they offer same day dispatch before 1pm so you have plenty of time to order your own gifts for Father's Day. I was also able to turn on notifications through my Facebook Messenger so I knew exactly where my item was and when to expect it.

Once it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. I knew it would be lovely but didn't realise just how nice! The actual presentation box makes it seem very high quality to begin with and upon opening, you are greeting with your pun image - it's an actual block of chocolate!

Above the pun, you have your image on a wallet sized card with the text on the back. I absolutely love the way that Morse Toad have done this as it's something that you can always keep with you even after you've demolished your delicious chocolate!

I think these make such a lovely gift for only £8.20 if you are personalising the photo or £6.95 without.

Right now, Morse Toad have a competition running where customers can win £100 and 25 free boxes! Just pop over and enter here:

You can view the full range of gifts over on the Morse Toad website and you can also keep up to date on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

(I received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)