Half Price Fisher-Price Octonauts Gup Fleet Mega Pack: now £24.99 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 3 September, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Half Price Fisher-Price Octonauts Gup Fleet Mega Pack: now £24.99 @ Argos

This Fisher-Price Octonauts Gup Fleet Mega Pack is now half price at Argos, down from £49.99 to £24.99, and that's a great price for this set. If you are trying to spread the cost of Christmas then this is a good one to get now and put away for December.

In this Gup Fleet Mega Pack you get three of the gup vehicles, three characters and loads of accessories. Considering the gups individually usually cost around £15  to £20 this is very good value. They can be used in the bath tub too, so expect bath times to take a little longer!

You get Peso and his medical ship the Gup E, Captain Barnacles and the Gup D with it's super strength pincer claws, and Quazi the Pirate Cat with the Gup R. What's really sad is that I knew all of that without even glancing at the product descriptions - there are two Octonauts fans in this house and I have been subjected to lucky enough to watch the episodes many times. Over and over and over...every single one. Go on, ask me a question. My favourite is the humuhumunukunukuapuaa. ;)

Anyway, if you have an Octonauts fan in the house this is a really good value set, and the reviews are great as well. Stocks seem to be very widely available, both for the free reserve and collect from store, and for home delivery for an extra £3.95.

Thanks to Curlynob @ HUKD

Fairy Garden Constructive Eating Utensils £5.99 Delivered @ Amazon Seller JB Watches

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 3 September, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Fairy Garden Constructive Eating Utensils £5.99 Delivered @ Amazon Seller JB Watches

How adorable is this children's cutlery set? The Constructive Eating Fairy Garden Utensils are a wonderful way for kids to have fun with their meal and a good way to help fussy eaters get to grips with trying new foods. This set is normally priced at around £15, but Amazon seller JB Watches are selling them for just £5.99, and that even includes free delivery!

This fairy garden set means that children can dig, fork and hoe their food and the distraction may just help them to consume a bit more food rather than keep protesting! That's the theory at least!

Even if you don't have fussy eaters to contend with then this set will still provide lots of fun at meal times with the cute garden theme and the fairies and plants featured on the cutlery.

If fairies aren't a favourite with your child then the other design is the super popular digger set, and although that is cheaper than we have seen it before, it's still £14.50. Cool though. ;)

Children's Character Clothing Clearance: Items From 95p @ Character.com

by Nada in Deals on 3 September, 2015 at 11:53 am

Children's Character Clothing Clearance: Items From 95p @ Character.com

You guys seem to like your character clothing, so when we saw that Character.com have a clearance, we just had to share. There's a mixture of pyjamas, tops, loungewear, bags and more reduced. Items start at just 95p, so it's well worth a look. Psst. if you are super organised you could pick up cheap pyjamas to stick in your Christmas Eve box. There are a few items for ladies and gents too, so go have a gander and save yourself £££'s.

We are massive Adventure Time fans in this house but finding AT merchandise that doesn't cost heaps is a task and a half. Character.com have this Adventure Time 'Holy Stuff' T-Shirt* for just £1.95. We are impressed!

Pick up some cheap Sweatshirts for the colder weather. There's a Disney Frozen 'Love Thaws'* one and Disney Frozen Pink Anna and Elsa*. Both priced at £2.95.

We also think these Mens Animal Lounge Pants* are a steal for only £2.95.

Delivery is £2.95, plus 50p for each additional item. You may be better off spending £25 and more, as you get FREE delivery then. If you don't plan on spending that much, then why not order with a friend?

Sophie The Giraffe Gift Boxed Version £10.39 @ Amazon/John Lewis

by Nada in Deals on 3 September, 2015 at 10:58 am

Sophie The Giraffe Gift Boxed Version £10.39 @ Amazon/John Lewis

Teething is such a difficult time for little ones and can have us mummies and daddies pulling our hair out. Nearly everyone I know has their own teething tips. What are yours? Mine is buy a Sophie the Giraffe for your poor little mite. They will chew the heck out of her and all you will have to put up with is the squeaking of this teether when pressed. Amazon and John Lewis seem to be the cheapest for Sophie at just £10.39, and we think that beats paying the usual £14.

Both Amazon and John Lewis are selling the gift boxed version, so if it would make a nice 'New Baby' gift. It's made from Hevea Tree natural rubber so is free from Phthalate, Vinyl and PVC.

You can have Sophie the Giraffe delivered for FREE when buying from Amazon, if you have Amazon Prime or spend £20 or more. Failing that, it'll cost you £3.30. If you would prefer to buy from John Lewis for whatever reason, then Click and Collect will cost you £2 and delivery is £3.50.

Ten Books For £10 Delivered @ The Works

by Nada in Deals on 3 September, 2015 at 10:40 am

 Ten Books For £10 Delivered @ The Works

The Works run an offer of TEN Books for just £10. You may think, so what? You can pick up kiddies books at £1 a pop all day long in budget stores like Poundland or B&M. These aren't the Children's Books you would normally find for pound. Most of them would cost between £1.99 and £6.99 if bought individually, so you can see how many £££'s you can save here. Plus use promo code FREESHIP10 to get FREE Delivery too.

There are some absolute crackers in this offer and you don't have to give all ten to your own child. Why not split them up for birthday gifts, or buy 30, give 6 away and wrap them up to make a Book Advent Calendar of your own?

We are loving these Children's Books that are included in this TEN for £10 offer at The Works: You're A Rude Pig, Bertie, by Claudia Boldt* (£2.99 on it's own), Russell, Grunt and Snort, by Jason Chapman* (£2.99 on it's own), Calico Pie and Other Poems by Tig Thomas* and The Octonauts and the Undersea Eruption by Simon & Schuster*.

If delivery doesn't suit you, then you can Click and Collect your order for your local The Works store for FREE.

Sending Pupils Home For Wearing The Wrong Shoes: Are Schools Right To Do So?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 3 September, 2015 at 10:30 am

Sending Pupils Home For Wearing The Wrong Shoes: Are Schools Right To Do So?

If back to school fever has gripped your house in recent weeks, chances are you're either relishing the return to normality or quietly mourning the end of summer.

Either way, few of us are quite ready for the onslaught of homework and letters home that this time of year brings. But spare a thought for those parents whose letters from the teacher aren't just about when the Halloween disco will take place or when the first school trip of the term is.

Yep, some parents have already been slapped with notes from headteachers over their kids wearing the 'wrong' uniform to school. And before you assume this is a case of children going to school dressed in entirely inappropriate attire, we're actually talking about shoes. The wrong kind.

Click here to read more...

Pop Chef Snack Maker £6.74 @ Tesco Direct

by Nada in Deals on 3 September, 2015 at 10:15 am

Pop Chef Snack Maker £6.74 @ Tesco Direct

I will honest and tell you that as much as I love my kids, they don't get heart shaped sandwiches or star shaped cheese shapes. Sometimes, I think I should try make food more fun for them but I am put off with the though of faffing. There are gadgets that can take that messing around element away (slightly!) and one of them is called a Pop Chef Snack Maker. They seem to be priced between £10-£12 most places but Tesco Direct have them reduced to just £6.74 at the moment.

If you have a little one that has just started school and they aren't too interested in eating the boring sandwiches out of their packed lunch then perhaps this is one for you.

The Pop Chef Snack Maker can be used to turn fruit, vegetables, sandwiches and so on into funky, appealing shapes. They can also be used in sugarcraft and cake making too.

This is what you get for your £6.74: a bulb, 6 fun shape cutters (Butterfly, Flower, Sun, Heart, Circle, Star) 25 bamboo skewers and a recipe booklet.

You can Click and Collect the Pop Chef Snack Maker for FREE from a Tesco store near you or pay £3 to have it delivered to your front door.

ASDA 27L Storage Box And Lid: Various Colours £2 @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 3 September, 2015 at 9:55 am

ASDA 27L Storage Box And Lid: Various Colours £2 @ Asda George

You know that Autumn is the time to have a clear out and get your affairs in order. Before you know it, the house is filled back up with toys due to Christmas, so why not get organised? Asda George have reduced their 27L Storage Box and Lid from £3 to £2. You get to choose between blue and pink.

The pink and blue ones come in softer shades too, meaning that they could work in a nursery or child's bedroom. You can these for £2 each now.

You can put all sorts in them really, craft items, toys, blankets and so on. The reviews seem good so I say these are a good shout for one or two quid each.

You can Click and Collect your Storage Boxes for FREE from an Asda store near you or pay £2.95 to have them delivered to your front door.

(EXPIRED) Smoby KS Garden Slide £26.12 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 3 September, 2015 at 9:25 am

(EXPIRED) Smoby KS Garden Slide £26.12 Delivered @ Amazon

We know that the warm weather has been and gone, even though we blinked and missed it. However, don't let that stop you picking up garden toy bargains, as this is the time of year where everyone seems to be selling them off. Amazon have the Smoby KS Garden Slide for only £26.12. This slide would normally cost you around £55 to £60. Toys R Us are selling it for £59.99 and Argos at £52.99. Plus Amazon, will give you FREE delivery on it, as it's over £20.

There is something very special about the Smoby KS Garden Slide, something that sets it apart from other chunky plastic slides. It's actually a water slide too. Okay, so that's probably not something you would use at this time of year but come next summer, it'll be a nice surprise for the kids.

All you do to turn it into a water slide is to attach a hose at the special bit on the chute.

At this price, I can see this Smoby KS Garden Slide selling out so you need to be on the ball, if you want one.

Half Price Anytime Delivery Pass @ Asda

by Nada in Deals on 3 September, 2015 at 8:50 am

 Half Price Anytime Delivery Pass @ Asda

Shop at Asda? Here's a way of saving even more on your weekly groceries shop. Asda (online) are offering half price ANYTIME delivery passes at the moment, meaning that instead of paying £5 plus a month, you only have to pay from £2.50. There are some stipulations, you must spend £40+ each time you order and you have to commit to six or twelve months.

The good thing unlike some other supermarket's delivery packages is that Asda will take the £2.50 as a card payment every month. Meaning you don't have to pay a lump some to cover the full six or twelve months. You can pay it in one go if you like.

The costs of the Delivery Pass Packages are: Half Price Anytime Delivery Pass - 12 months (£2.50 per month for 12 months), Half Price Anytime Delivery Pass - 12 months (£30, also works out as £2.50 a month), Half Price Anytime Delivery Pass - 6 months (£3.00 per month for 6 months) and Half Price Anytime Delivery Pass - 6 months (£18 also works out as £3 a month).

This time of year is when you might make the most of having your groceries delivered. Bad weather might stop you driving to your local supermarket, or you may want to get your Christmas food to your door.

Asda also promise:

If your Delivery Pass doesn’t save you more than you’d have spent on standard delivery charges, we’ll give you an eVoucher for the difference.

Thanks to izaaz501 @ HUKD

Chad Valley Creature Friends Pop-Up Storage now £3.99 (was £14.99) @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 3 September, 2015 at 8:00 am

Chad Valley Creature Friends Pop-Up Storage now £3.99 (was £14.99) @ Argos

We always need more toy storage, right? Well this Chad Valley Creature Friends Pop-Up Storage has been featured before it has just been reduced even further. Argos were originally selling it for £14.99, then it went through several price drops to £4.99, and now it's all the way down to £3.99!

It's a good size pop-up storage 'box' that could be used for toys, clothes, dressing up things, or whatever you fancy really. It has a cute floral and animal design that would look lovely in a child's room, and if you like the Creature Friends look then much of the rest of the range is also reduced at Argos, so it's well worth a look.

This storage can be folded down flat when it's not in use, so space shouldn't be too much of an issue should you decide ti have a clear out (like the one I'm planning as soon as school and playgroup starts!).

Stocks look to be widely available for both the free reserve and collect from stores, and also for home delivery for an extra £3.95 charge.

If this is a little too pink for your liking then the Blue Star design* is one pound more at £4.99.

Baby Clothing Essentials Special Offers @ Asda Baby & Toddler Event

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 September, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Baby Clothing Essentials Special Offers @ Asda Baby & Toddler Event

The Asda Baby Event has been on for a little while now, and there have been so many great offers on baby equipment that I sort of forgot about the clothes they have on offer! The clothing at Asda is some of the best value anywhere, and when it comes to baby clothes you need lots of cheap, practical items that will survive a hot wash!

There are some fantastic offers on essentials like sleepsuits, body suits, bibs and so on and as these are things that you end up having to change several times a day you need more than you think!

Asda George have packs of 8 Bodysuits for £7.50, packs of 4 Sleepsuits for £7, pack of 4 Bibs from £3, and all of those come in several sweet patterns and colour options. There are other clothing items also in the Asda Baby Event like pyjamas, burping cloths, cloth rattles, and more, and all are at fab prices.

The clothing in the Baby and Toddler Event offers comes in all sizes from early/tiny baby to 24 months in some items, so now is a good time to stock up.

The Asda Baby and Toddler Event is both online at Asda George and in stores subject to availability.

Mr Small or Little Miss Tiny New Baby Gift Sets: was £11.99, now £5.99 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 September, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Mr Small or Little Miss Tiny New Baby Gift Sets: was £11.99, now £5.99 @ Argos

If you are looking for a New Baby Gift then this could be just the thing, and at a really great price now too. Argos had reduced their Mr Men and Little Miss New Baby Gift Sets from £11.99 to £7.99, and they have now been reduced once more to just £5.99 each!

You can get a 'Mr Small' set for boys and a 'Little Miss Tiny' set for girls, and they are both super cute. Each set comes in a branded gift box and contains a Mr Small or Little Miss sleepsuit, matching hat, and even a congratulations card for the new parents.

Each set is available in three different sizes - Newborn, 0-3 Months, or 3-6 Months, so you need to use the drop down size box to choose the size you want.

Both sets have good stock availability for the free collection from store or for home delivery for an extra charge of £3.95.

Nursery Worker Suspended After Calling Children Names On Facebook

by Lisa Hayes in Features on 2 September, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Nursery Worker Suspended After Calling Children Names On Facebook

A nursery nurse in Motherwell has been suspended from her position after calling children in her care “ w*****s” and “a*******s” on Facebook.

The Daily Record reports that 18 year old early years nursery worker Hayley Neeson complained about the youngsters on Facebook - claiming she had been bitten, spat on and headbutted by three-year-olds. Neeson is a trainee at Forgewood Nursery Centre in Motherwell and on Monday night after she decided to vent on social media.

Her first post said: “ First day back at work. Been in the room for at least 10 minutes and already been bitten, spat on, head butted and told to f*** off. Lovely manners of three year old children, bunch ae w******.” Her post was liked by 16 friends, with one pal telling her “Forgie weans for you” and she responded with: “ Aye... a********,” alongside the emoji of a fist.

Within hours the nursery and the council had been flooded with complaints from parents outraged at the posts, which have since been deleted - but not before the screen shots were copied and shared. A council source has apparently confirmed that Ms Neeson has been suspended and an investigation is under way.

Click here to read more...

(EXPIRED) Motorola MBP27T Digital Video Baby Monitor with No-Touch IR Sensor £64.99 TODAY ONLY @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 September, 2015 at 4:54 pm

(EXPIRED) Motorola MBP27T Digital Video Baby Monitor with No-Touch IR Sensor £64.99 TODAY ONLY @ Amazon

If you have been looking for a baby monitor then this is a great deal from Amazon, as their Deal Of The Day. The Motorola MBP27T Digital Video Baby Monitor with No-Touch IR Sensor has an RRP of £129.99, and it is selling for £100 everywhere...except at Amazon where it is £64.99 for today only!

This video monitor does so many things it's amazing for the money, because as well as being able to use it for keeping an eye and ear on your baby this one has an extra special feature. That "No-Touch IR Sensor" meant nothing to me at first, but it's an infra-red temperature sensor so that you can test the temperature of your baby, the bath water, the baby food and more!

This is what you can expect from your all-singing all-dancing baby monitor:

  • 2.4-inch TFT LCD colour screen providing a live view of your baby
  • No-touch temperature sensor for checking fevers, food, and bath water
  • Camera offers digital pan and tilt features, with infrared night vision
  • Data encryption for security and 2.4 GHz wireless technology
  • Offers a long range of up to 300 metres with out-of-range indicator

If it they could get it to change a nappy I think it would be just about perfect.

This Motorola MBP27T Digital Video Baby Monitor is on offer at this price for today only, so after midnight the price will go back up again. You also get free super saver delivery, or free one-day delivery if you have Amazon Prime.

Want Quick, Painless Childbirth? Stop Overthinking It, Says Expert

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 2 September, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Want Quick, Painless Childbirth? Stop Overthinking It, Says Expert

We were talking childbirth in the Playpennies office today, as we so often do - best you don't ask - when up cropped the subject of Dr. Michael Odent's controversial comments on the topic.

Somehow I managed to miss them when they first hit the headlines a few weeks ago, but here's how the Daily Mail covered what he had to say:

Click here to read more...

Disney Princess My First Baby Dolls From £6.66 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 2 September, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Disney Princess My First Baby Dolls From £6.66 @ Amazon

If you have a little one who is in that 'looking after baby' doll role play stage then these Disney Princess My First Baby Dolls are great toys and a super cheap price at Amazon right now. They have an RRP of £14.99 or £19.99, but they now start at just £6.66.

The My First Baby Doll Merida is £6.66, Aurora is £6.92 and Belle is a little more at £7.86. If you want Cinderella then she is £8.33, but she's still a good bargain. Merida is the best buy as she is one of the Deluxe dolls that normally sell for £19.99!

These dolls are suitable from age 2, and come in a baby outfit in their own signature colours. They even have their own tiaras as well, and they can suck their thumbs!

Some of the other Deluxe versions of these dolls are also on offer at around half price, with Ariel* and Aurora* both being just over £9 each and others just over £10 as well.

If you have Prime then these Disney Princess Baby Dolls will be delivered free, otherwise you get free delivery when you spend £20 and charges will apply if you spend less.

(EXPIRED) FREE Chanel Mascara Sample @ Boots

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 2 September, 2015 at 12:44 pm

(EXPIRED) FREE Chanel Mascara Sample @ Boots

This is a super freebie, as Chanel Make-Up is very expensive. Boots have 22,000 sample sizes of the new Le Volume Ultra-Noir De Chanel Mascara to give away for free!

All you have you do is fill in a simple online form with your personal details and they send you your sample! There's a box to fill in your advantage card number, but it's not mandatory so you don't have to be a member for the freebie.

This is a sample size, not full size, but that's perfect for trying this as you can't try mascara testers in the shops for hygiene reasons. It's also a good option for occasional make-up users, holidays or popping in your handbag for make-up touch ups on those big nights out.

Although numbers are limited there are still stocks at the time of writing, though with a big name like Chanel these are going to fly out! Good luck.

LAST DAY: 20% Off New Style Children's Footwear (With Code) @ Jones Bootmaker

by Nada in Deals on 2 September, 2015 at 12:05 pm

LAST DAY: 20% Off New Style Children's Footwear (With Code) @ Jones Bootmaker

We all know that the shops are full of reduced stock but it's mostly summer dregs. If you are looking for shoes to do the kids through winter then a £3 pair of Flip Flops just won't cut it. Jones Bootmaker are offering 20% off Autumn/Winter Footwear and tody is the last day, so make the most of it and save yourself £££'s. Just enter promo code AW20 at the checkout and you will receive 20% off of any eligible pairs.

Girls' Shoes start from just £7, £5.60 with the promo code. Here's what you can get your hands on: Disney Frozen Long Wellies* was £15 now £12 with code, Hush Puppies Serena Leisure Trainers* was £22 now £19.60, Jones Bootmaker Fleur Ankle Boots* was £28 now £22.40 and Lelli Kelli Mila Dolly Pumps* was £49.90 now £39.92

As for the Boys', check these out: Adidas Snice 4 Leisure Trainers* was £24 now £19.20, Jones Bootmaker Aero Boots* was £30 now £24 with code and Vans Atwood Hi-Top Oak Ankle Boots* was £36 now £28.80.

You can Click and Collect your shoe orders for FREE from a Jones Bootmaker store or opt for delivery which costs £2.99 unless you spend £20 or more.

Star Wars Boys' Novelty Top & Cape £3.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 2 September, 2015 at 10:36 am

Star Wars Boys' Novelty Top & Cape £3.99 @ Argos

My boys will literally wear anything if it has a cape on it. This Star Wars Boy's Novelty Top has a cape attached and I just know it would go down a storm with them. Argos have reduced it from £5.99, which was reasonable to the bargain price of £3.99. This isn't a fancy dress costume but an actual item of clothing, however, it can be used to dress up in for the likes of Halloween.

The Star Wars Boys' Novelty Top and Cape consists of a Star Wars designed T-Shirt and a cape. The T-Shirt is made from 100% cotton which means it shouldn't irritate even the most delicate of skins. The cape is 100% polyester. It's all machine washable at forty degrees.

This cool top is available in sizes to cater for children aged three through to ten years old. Each size is in stock as I type this, so you stand a good change of snapping on up at your local Argos.

You can Reserve and Collect the Star Wars Boys' Novelty Top and Cape for FREE from an Argos store or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door.