Disclosure: We were kindly sent the Lollipop Smart Baby Monitor in exchange for an honest review. All photographs and opinions are, as always, my own. We’ve used a video monitor since Ollie was a baby over 7 years ago, and we have had many in our time. When I was pregnant with Ottilie, we bought a new monitor, but by the time she was a year old, the rechargeable battery in the monitor wasn’t holding it’s charge anymore, which is the most annoying thing. When Lollipop kindly gifted us their Lollipop Smart Baby Monitor (RRP £145) , I was so…

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I am the easiest person to buy a Christmas present for – if you asked me to make a list I could probably think of a page full of things I would love – not n ecessarily need mind you. My husband on the other hand never wants anything. He quite literally drives us all to despair on his Birthday and at Christmas as he can never think of anything he really wants – and if he does want something he just gets it when he sees it, so ends up with the obligatory pants and socks and new clothes. …

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As a child I remember watching old episodes of Thunderbirds (the original ones with the puppets) with my Dad. A couple of years ago, when Thunderbirds relaunched on ITV Ollie who was nearly four at the time was obsessed with it – I had to drag him away from it every morning so I could get him to preschool on time.  For his 4th Birthday, he had a Thunderbirds themed party and of course got Tracey Island and all the vehicles. I remember one of my best friends as a child had an original Tracey Island and I loved playing…

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Disclosure: We were kindly sent a Messy Me Designs Highchair cushion for the purpose of this review Over the years of being a mum, I think I’ve tried every bit of baby equipment going – I would actually go as far to say that I’m a bit of an oracle when it comes to prams, car seats and highchairs.  We’ve had a vast selection of all of the above throughout the last 9 years and you definitely get to know what you like and what works for you.  One product I’ve always loved and recommended is the IKEA Antilop Highchair…

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Disclosure: We were kindly sent these lovely toys in exchange for a honest review – all photographs and opinions are my own. When an email dropped in to my inbox a little while ago, asking if we would like to be Play Panel Ambassadors for Melissa and Doug, I jumped at the chance. We first became fans of Melissa and Doug about 9 years ago when Izzie was a baby and my mother in law bought her a gorgeous M&D Abacus for a present. Unlike a lot of toys, that Abacus is still going strong now, despite being played with…

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Disclosure: I was kindly gifted one SwimFin and the Floaties in exchange for an honest review and as part of our brand ambassadorship with Swimfin for 2019. All opinions and photographs are my own.  As a child I was lucky to have weekly swimming lessons at school, and since growing top and having my own children both me and my husband both love the water and have always encouraged our children to swim. This went well with our eldest Izzie, now 9 who had lessons and was a total water baby, but failed slightly with our second child Ollie, now…

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