My Mummy's World

Friday, 11 August 2017

Aldi Baby & Toddler Event is Back.

Once again, its that time of the year when Aldi's Baby and Toddler Event is back on. With numerous bargains to be had in store from Thursday 17th August 2017 and online now. Each time the event is on, I think it seems to get better and better and this time is no exception. There are many deals to be had across the own brand Mamia items as well as well known brands such as Nuby, Tommee Tippee, Hauck all whilst stocks last. 

This time round, the item set to fly off the shelves is the Mamia Baby Snuggle Nest, which is an affordable alternative to the popular Poddle Pod. Priced at just £19.99 its 60% cheaper than the popular brand. 

For those still on the lookout for a pushchair the Hauck Shopper Neo II will be available for £59.99, a great price for a good quality pushchair if still needed. 

The great quality Mamia wipes and nappies will also be available for bargain prices too. The Mamia Sensitive wipes are on offers for a box of 12 packs of 64 wipes for just £5.99, thats 768 wipes. These are fragrance free and made from extra-soft cloth too. 

Theres a lot of bedding in the offer too, for both babies and toddlers too. There are bedding sets, cot sets, blankets, and pyjamas too. There is also a toddler bed bundle available for just £69.99 which comes complete with a mattress. 

As well as all of the Specialbuys, there will also be deals on a huge range of essentials from Nuby, Tommee Tippee and Avent. These include bottles and teats, sippy cups and plates, soothers, safety gates and muslins. Along with Mamia baby food and bathing essentials for everyday too. 

What do you have your eye on to get from the event?

I'll be heading along to get my pregnant friend some goodies, as well as some essentials for us such as the potty training bits and nappies. 

Please Note: I have been sent some products from the event in exchange for this post. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Where will you go with Travelodge's #FamilyFestQuiz ?

Recently Travelodge got in touch to see if I'd taken their #FamilyFestQuiz to find out our family's festival personality. I love these interactive quizzes, I love seeing my results and as I have never been to a proper festival, be it musical or food related, I thought it would be an interesting one. I know have I even lived? 

I've wanted to go to a festival for a while, I'm going to put it on my bucket list. Since having children I've often looked at the children's festivals and thought about taking them but never got around to it. Before children I didn't even know there was family friendly festivals - I mean would a festival even suit children. 

Back to the quiz, my results showed we are 'A Family Of Foodies'. This is completely us, we love cooking and preparing dishes and of course then eating them. We all enjoy cooking together as a family. The quiz suggested Jimmy's Festival to us as a good one to visit, it's one I've never heard of before but since looking it up I think it would be right up our street. 

I've played around with the results and was interested to see the others too. I've also looked up the top family festivals in 2017 and so many of them caught my eye. I'd love to attend some festivals with the children next year, and its amazing how many Travelodge's are also nearby too. This would make it so much easier to attend and stay over. 

Have you taken the #FamilyFestQuiz yet? What was your results?
Also, do you recommend any family friendly festivals for me to look into?

Please Note: This post is in collaboration with Travelodge.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Summer fun with Buzzy Bee and Wyevale Garden Centres

Finding activities to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays can be a bit tricky, especially with the ever changing weather. Trying not to resort to screen time, or the repetitiveness of the same activities Wyevale are running various summer events to get you out the house. 

With this in mind, we were invited along to Wyevale to try out a couple of the activities and attended breakfast with Buzzy along with the Potty for Bees event. They do have lots of other activities too which you can try out. The events are running through until the 31st August. Aimed at children 3-8 years old, although Isla got enjoyment from it too at just turned 2. 

Breakfast with Buzzy Bee. 
The first event we attended was a breakfast event with Buzzy himself. This event saw us have breakfast in the cafe along with some different activities too. 
When we arrived at the restaurant, we were shown to a table which had been set up in a area laid out with activity sheets. Shortly afterwards we were brought our breakfasts and drinks too. Both of the children loved their breakfasts, with Jack eating it all which was a shock. Shortly after finishing our breakfast we were brought over a selection of goodies to make our own bee boppers, Jack enjoyed making these, I helped Isla with hers and then we got set to wearing them. 

The children then set to having a dance along with Buzzy wearing their boppers.  

Following this, we went on a treasure hunt around the garden centre looking for hidden letters with little facts and questions about bees on them. It was short to keep the little ones entertained, at the end of it, each child got a pack of seeds as a prize. At the end of the trail, we headed back to the restaurant where a cupcake decorating activity was waiting for us. We had a cupcake and some balls of icing, which we made into bees and placed on top of the cakes. 

The children and Buzzy then did a conga around the garden centre to let off some more steam before returning to a decorate a biscuit activity which they could either take home and do or whilst there. 

The session lasted around an hour and a half in total and we all had such a lovely time. The children thoroughly enjoyed all the different activities too

Potty for Bees.

The other activity we attended was a potty for bees event. This event was a lot shorter than the previous we attended and started later too. We arrived at the garden centre to find a separate table area set out ready. 
Everything we needed to decorate our pots was ready within individual tubs on the tables. Each set had some soil, a pot, striped paper to go around a pipe cleaner and googly eyes with a tub of seeds to share. The lady doing the event showed us a ready made pot which was simple enough to follow but offered help along the way too. This activity took around 10-15 minutes to complete but the children loved it and are so excited for their seeds to being to grow in there bee pots. 

I've been looking at the other events and they look great too so I will probably take the children along to a couple of others at some point over the holidays too. 
With plenty of Wyevales dotted around, there is sure to be an event near you too. 

Please Note: We received free entry to both of these events in exchange for a post. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Little People Caring For Animals | A Review

We are always trying to encourage the children to be kind and compassionate and caring towards other people. We encourage them both to look after each other and others they are around as well as the environment surrounding. We learn through encouragement and good examples. Recently Fisher Price sent me over some research which shows that children as young as three are hindering their emotional intelligence by spending too much time in front of a screen, be that a console, tablets or smartphone. 

Following this research came the new Fisher Price Little People range which aims to encourage children to develop their intelligence both emotionally and practically. 

We received the Fisher Price Little People Caring For Animals playset which both Isla and Jack absolutely love. It encourages children to learn how to take care of the animals, allowing them to stimulate emotions and self-expression. 

We have other Little People sets and this one was a similar great quality and equal size, perfect for those still mastering their grips. This set came with the farm, a farmer and 4 animals, which all fitted perfectly for Isla. 

The Caring for Animals set comes ready set up, just needing the animals placing inside. There are four separate stables for the animals to sleep in, with the one section having a blanket to divide the two allowing you to tuck the animals up. The first day Isla played with this, when she went to bed that night she covered up the cows too. The next time she came to play she couldn't find the farmer and got upset about where he was and how the animals would be. 
There is also a nest area next to some chicks for the chickens, a corn crop tower, a hayloft, metal bell and some feed for the animals.

There are interactive features on the playset consisting of two buttons, one which lifts the eggs to hatch and the other controls the sound and light. Isla in particular loved listening to the songs and listening to what the farm had to say.

I have nothing negative to say about this toy, apart from the songs can get stuck in your head. 

Both my children absolutely love animals, so for this playset to show them how to care for them too was perfect and such a big hit. It's definitely one I would recommended for toddlers and pre-schoolers to encourage their development. Its recommended for children aged 12m+ and retails around £34.99, you can get this Little People Playset at all good retailers. 

Please Note: We received this toy in exchange for an honest review, all words and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Baby Huggles Car Seat | A Review

Isla absolutely loves her dollies at the moment, she loves to take them everywhere with her. Whenever we go out in the car, if shes in the middle of playing with them she likes to bring them with her; if Jack's not around dolly sits within his seat. So when we were asked to review the Baby Huggles Car Seat from Casdon, I knew it would be the perfect match for Isla and dolly. 

When it arrived, I was surprised the size of the box it came in, Isla was eager to get it built so she could investigate so off I went. Isla tried to have a go herself which made it a little more difficult so maybe do it without your little ones around.

The actual seat was easy enough to place together, just remember to put the material on the lower part before you click them together. Everything simply clicks in to each other, you then place the material over the pieces and tie them at the back before placing the seat belt on. I found the material fiddly with it constantly coming loose, or the string coming out. 

We tried out dolly within the seat which Isla loved, then next time we went out in the car took dolly and seat with us. The seat has a hook on the back which you simply place the seat belt through. 

Isla has loved being able to always have her doll next to her within the car, and clicking baby in herself before we do hers. 

The only downside I have to this seat, is the material - it often becomes very loose and is a pain to keep putting back on although not difficult.
Overall, Isla has had lots of fun with this and definitely something I would recommend to others. 

Please Note: We received this product in exchange for an honest review, all words and opinions are my own.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Is The Dyson Supersonic Worth The Price Tag? Celebrating One Year On.

A couple of weeks ago now I was invited along to an event surrounding the Dyson Supersonic, Dyson's innovative hair styler. The event was held at John Lewis in Grand Central along with some other brands, i'll get onto those in a moment. We were greeted at the Supersonic stand, which is by the beauty products before being shown to a side room. When arriving at the event room we were greeted by champagne and cupcakes - what more could a girl ask for on a child free evening.

The Dyson team were of course the focus of this event, but they were joined by some other brands to help celebrate and for us to see what they had to offer, these included Dior, Aveda and La Prairie. Before the presentation started we were all free to mingle, explore the brands and get to know the other bloggers there too. I had a lovely hand massage from the Aveda stand which was so relaxing and I got to learn a lot about the brand and products whilst speaking with the lady. I'd not explored them as a brand before, so it was nice to discover something new.

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After a short while we were given a presentation from the Dyson team regarding the Supersonic, which really was an eye-opener into the research and development of which Dyson put in. To justify the price-tag; 5 years, 600 prototypes, £58 million and 103 engineers went into the making of the Supersonic. Dyson built their own hair lab to exactly test how the hair reacts using over 1000 miles of natural hair trellises, causing a world wide shortage. As you would expect from Dyson, this wasn't a typical developmental activity, they went above and beyond to develop this innovative product.

Ok so what makes the Dyson Supersonic different to a traditional hairdryer I hear you ask? Well, all that research paid off for something.
The Dyson Supersonic comes with Intelligent Heat Control - featuring a build in thermostat so the temperature never exceeds that of what you choose. Did you know at 150 degrees you are causing irreparable heat damage to your hair, with most traditional hairdryers going up to 230 degrees, almost 100 degrees hotter than the damage mark. The Dyson Supersonic has a highest temperature of 100 degrees of which it has 4 heat settings to get there, 28 degrees, 60 degrees, 80 degrees then 100 degrees. The most amazing part I find is the glass bead thermistor which regulates the temperature of the airflow 20 times a second, 20 TIMES A SECOND!

Have you ever noticed how when drying your hair you generally get arm ache, just me? well, this is because the motor for a dryer normally sits within the top of the dryer meaning the balance isn't well positioned. Dyson have of course looked at this and positioned their V9 digital motor within the handle meaning the Supersonic is evenly balanced, no more achy arms, wrists or shoulders. 

Look at the size different in a traditional motor and the Dyson V9 digital motor

Whilst we are talking about the V9 motor, as it sits within the handle it draws in 13 litres of air per second, of which the Patented Dyson Air Multiplier amplifies the air flow by 3 times then producing 41 litres of air per second at a whopping 105 mph. The advanced technology of this means your hair not only dries quicker, but also smoother, shinier and straighter giving flawless results all whilst reducing the risk of damage to your hair. Finally the V9 digital motor is acoustically tuned, yes its also a musical instrument, seriously though, the motor is surrounded within a rubber mount to stop the vibration, the motor is silent so the only noise you hear is the airflow.

Do you know what? I went to this event thinking, I would never spend that much money on a hairdryer, especially not when I can pick one up for less than 10 times the price. But I left thinking otherwise.
So, is the Dyson Supersonic worth the price tag? Yes I'd say it is.

I certainly think the Supersonic would be a brilliant investment, in my younger years I caused a lot of damage to my hair by consistently colouring it, straightening it and drying it on the highest setting. In recent years, I've used less heat and not coloured my hair and its finally restored back to a decent condition. Therefore, I'm a bit cautious of using heat opting to leave my hair to dry naturally where possible. However, I feel if I was in a position to purchase a new hairdryer, and had a spare £300 the Supersonic would definitely be one of choice and I feel I would certainly use it more often knowing its not going to damage my hair. So if anyone feels like buying me a gift, this would be fine.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Siblings | July

It has been a while since I last joined in with siblings, in fact I haven't joined in this year when I promised myself I would. However, that is a whole other story so lets get back onto it. 

Of course, since my last update they have changed and developed so much. 
Of recent they have become a lot closer, yesterday for instance, we went to collect Jack from school and as soon as he came out she ran up to him and gave him a big squeeze. She finally let go for him to pass his things over before they gave each other a big squeeze again. They are very loving towards each other, often found sharing their toys and playing games together. 

I've found that since Isla's speech has been coming along nicely, Jack's found it much easier to communicate with her. He can't always understand what she is saying but he has a good go, now that she's not so much of a baby sob their relationship is blossoming. 

Recently Jacks had some friends around to play after school and I was worried how he would be with a friend and his little sister, but he included her within everything which Isla absolutely loved. 

However, don't get me wrong it's not always plain sailing with these two, their temperaments are so alike they can often clash. You will occasionally find them screaming at each other if one does something the other doesn't like, even more so if they are over-tired. 

That's my two in a nutshell this past month. I love how their relationship is and how its becoming each day.