Johnsons Baby Skincaring Essentials Box 2 For £16 Was £20 Each @ Asda

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Johnsons Baby Skincaring Essentials Box 2 For £16 Was £20 Each @ Asda

If you're expecting a baby or know someone that is, then this is a deal you may want to stock up on. Right now over at Asda as part of their Baby Event they have Johnsons Baby Skincaring Essentials Boxes on a multibuy offer, they are now 2 for £16! These normally retail for £20 each, however I have even seen them for as much as £24.99 each at Toys R Us. Asda currently have them half price already for £10, but with this multibuy offer you are saving much more. This offer isn't available on Asda George but through the grocery section and in store.

The box includes everything you will need for looking after baby's skin. Included within the box is No More Tears Baby Shampoo, No More Tears Baby Bath, Baby Lotion, Baby Bath Unique No More Tears with NaturalCalm aroma (perfect for bedtime routine as it contains lavender to calm baby), Cotton Buds, Baby Gentle Cleansing Wipes, No More Tears Top to Toe Baby Bath and finally Johnsons Baby Oil. These are all full size bottles.

The handy carry box is a great option for storing all your baby essentials in. I still use mine now and my daughter is 3 and a half! At just £8 each they would make great presents for someone who is expecting or just had a baby.

As this is only for sale through the grocery website you have to spend a minimum of £25 for delivery and prices vary. You can also Click and Collect via your local grocery pick up point.

Thanks to Megan @ FB.

What's Your Child's Favourite Toy Of All Time?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 30 August, 2015 at 8:35 pm

What's Your Child's Favourite Toy Of All Time?

Would it surprise you to learn that Lego has been voted the greatest toy of all time?

That's according to toy industry experts, which surprises me just a little because surely the best judges of brilliant toys are, um, kids, no?

Anyway, who am I to argue? Lego is definitely the number one most popular toy in my house, so I'm not going to query this.

The Daily Mail reports:

Lego was named as the greatest toy of all time by industry experts, thanks to its combination of fun, creativity and value for money. Scrabble came in second on the list, followed by the Action Man doll, Frisbee and board game Monopoly.

The newspaper also reports that a cardboard box was ranked number 19 on the list of best toys ever. That one I have to dispute. I mean yes, my kids over the years have all had those moments of finding fun in the box that a birthday present or Christmas gift came in, but I certainly wouldn't go so far as to say that it's worthy of a spot on the list of best toys.
Am I alone in this, though? We'd love to hear your thoughts over on our Facebook page. What's your child's number favourite toy of all time, and do you have a toy from your own childhood that you think is deserving of the top spot on this list?

2 For 1 on Tickets to Mister Maker Live at New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham £23.30 For 2 @ ATG Tickets

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 8:26 pm

2 For 1 on Tickets to Mister Maker Live at New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham £23.30 For 2 @ ATG Tickets

If your little ones are big fans of Mister Maker then you will be pleased to know he is doing his very first theatre tour.  ATG Tickets are currently running a 2 for 1 sale on tickets to various shows including the Mister Maker Live show at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.

The dates for the Mister Maker show are on the Friday 9th October 2015 at 4pm and Saturday 10th October 2015 at 10am,/1pm and 4pm. The price for 2 tickets is £23.30 including a £4 booking fee. Tickets can be delivered or collected for free. When booking you need to select from the drop down box, the ATG promotion.

Packed full of arty adventures, songs, supporting guests and of course The Shapes, it is bound to be a great show for all your little Mini Makers! However if you are looking for other shows there are plenty more available and at different venues. Here are the ones that have been found: 

Click here to read more...

FLASH SALE: Up To 50% Off Toys, Home & School Supplies @ Great Little Trading Company

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 6:43 pm

FLASH SALE: Up To 50% Off Toys, Home & School Supplies @ Great Little Trading Company

This Bank Holiday weekend is providing plenty of opportunities for online shopping with this gloomy weather we're having. Another store that is giving bumper discounts is the Great Little Trading Company which has a Flash Sale with up to 50% off.

They sell some beautiful items of furniture, bedding, home accessories, toys, school supplies and more, and big savings of up to 50% is as much as they ever have even at sale time, so take advantage while you can!

There are tons of gorgeous storage boxes that are half price, as well as things like this wonderful Under-My-Bed Play Table* now £75, or the clever design of the Picasso Art Table*. And how beautiful is this Doll's House Bookcase*? The matching bed is in the sale too.

The Flash Sale finishes on Tuesday 2nd September, but some of the sale items have already gone out of stock, including the rather wonderful Farm Shop that Heidi spotted earlier so if there is something that catches your eye grab it while you can.

The standard delivery charge is £3.95, but that applies to all orders, even large items like furniture that would normally mean a higher delivery fee. Next day delivery is £5.95.

School Fundraisers: Love Them Or Loathe Them?

by Lisa Hayes in Features on 30 August, 2015 at 6:12 pm

School Fundraisers: Love Them Or Loathe Them?

Here's something that is going to be back in our minds with the new school term under way or about to start. Schools these days are constantly having to think of new ways to raise more funds, whether it's for school supplies, sports equipment, library books, or the thousands of other things that they need money for.

I don't pretend to understand the complexities of school funding, so I'm not touching on that thorny subject, but the Alternative School Fundraiser form above has been doing the rounds and I wondered what you all thought of it?

If the aim is to raise a giggle then it's succeeded, but does it sum up how many parents feel about school fundraisers? Are you one of the small band of teachers, parents, or PTA members who have to come up with new and exciting ways of getting money for the school? Or are you a parent who dreads the appearance of a letter in the school bag asking for donations or time, gifts or money?

Click here to read more...

75 FREE 6x4 Photo Prints For New Customers @ Aldi Photo

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 30 August, 2015 at 5:27 pm

75 FREE 6x4 Photo Prints For New Customers @ Aldi Photo

If you have never used Aldi Photo before then now is a good time to try them, as they have a great offer for new customers. You can get 75 free 6x4 photo prints when you register with Aldi Photo, with just the £1.99 delivery costs to pay.

Simply use the link above to register for the Aldi Photo website, and in your welcome email you will receive a voucher code for your 75 free prints. You need to place your order before 13th September 2015 as codes will expire then, so you have two weeks to get registered and grab your voucher code.

Although this offer is advertised as for new customers, existing customers can claim this offer too by registering again for the new Aldi Photo website, or at least that's what it states on the terms and conditions. Not bad at all I'd say!

So now's the chance to print off some of those holiday snaps to give to grandma, or put some of those baby pics in a frame rather than stuck in your phone.

Mr Tumble Talking Soft Toy £7.41 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Mr Tumble Talking Soft Toy £7.41 @ Amazon

Everyone loves Mr Tumble, or at least all children seem to, so this toy could be a great gift for any toddlers on your gift list for birthdays or Christmas. The Mr Tumble Talking Soft Toy has an RRP of £9.99 and is selling at that price in just about all retailers, however Amazon have reduced it by 25%, making it £7.41.

This Talking Mr Tumble is 24 cm tall, and says 8 different phrases from the hugely popular CBeebies show Something Special. He is a cute and cuddly soft toy and is safe for younger children too, as it is suitable from 10 months of age.

The reviews of this toy are really good, and I'm quite tempted to get one of these for my own Mr Tumble fan. One reviewer said that they gave him this toy to cuddle when he moved to a bed from his cot, and that sounds like a perfect idea to me as my child is about to make that big step too.

Home delivery is free on orders over £20 and for Amazon Prime customers, otherwise charges are from £3.30.

Hello Kitty 12 Pot Dough Set £5.15 with Free Delivery (was £12.99) @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Hello Kitty 12 Pot Dough Set £5.15 with Free Delivery (was £12.99) @ Argos

After a party gift or a rainy day activity? This Hello Kitty Dough Set is less than half price, down from £12.99 to just £5.15 at Argos, and what's more they have even thrown in free delivery as well!

Although the description does read like there are 6 pots of dough, and then another 6 free 'empty pots', it's just a bit badly worded, as a staff member confirms in the Q&A section that there are a full 12 pots of dough included. So that's 12 different pretty pastel shades of dough for your little one to create whatever delights their imagination can come up with, and I think that's really good value for £5.15.

You can't collect this Hello Kitty Dough Set from stores, it's an online exclusive item, but as free home delivery is included it saves you the trip to the shop. I have checked a fair few postcodes and there do seem to be plenty in stock at the moment, so hopefully you should be able to grab one of these bargains.

This Hello Kitty Dough Set is part of the Bank Holiday Half Price Toy event, so after Tuesday the price may well be going back up again.

Extra 20% Off Selected Baby/Children's Sale Lines Plus FREE delivery (With Code) @ M&Co

by Nada in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 11:56 am

Extra 20% Off Selected Baby/Children's Sale Lines Plus FREE delivery (With Code) @ M&Co

M&Co have a sale on just now and there are plenty of bargains for the kids. They are also offering FREE delivery on ALL orders including International ones. Use promo code EXTRA20 at the checkout and receive an extra 20% off those yellow ticket sale prices.

There so many nice things for little boys in the sale, and with that extra 20% off, they are really dirt cheap. This Canvas Car Jacket* was £15 and is now £8 with that code. This Mickey Mouse T-Shirt* is nice too for £4.

For girls, we are loving these Jumpsuits that were £12 and are now £9. Use the promo code and they are just £7.20 each. Choose between Butterfly White*, Butterfly Pink* and Spot Print*.

There's lot to choose from and whilst there are lots of summer items included in the sale, there are items that can be used all year round like this Padded Gilet* for just £6.40.

You can choose to Click and Collect if delivery isn't convenient for you but do remember that delivery is completely FREE at the moment.

Ameda Purely Yours Una Single Electrical Breastpump £45 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 10:42 am

Ameda Purely Yours Una Single Electrical Breastpump £45 Delivered @ Amazon

If you are breastfeeding you may be on the look out for a good breastpump. I used one all three times with my boys and it was a godsend for me. I found electric ones were the easiest to use and manage to empty each breast more efficiently. One of the highest rated is the Ameda Purely Yours Una Single Electrical Breastpump. It would cost you £89.99 from Argos and Mothercare. Go over to Amazon and it's only £45. This includes FREE delivery too.

The Ameda Purely Yours Una Single Electrical Breastpump has a FIVE star rating on the Amazon site and this doesn't surprise me. I have read about this pump before and it was raved about.

For £45 you will get an Ameda Una Breastpump, HygieniKit milk collection system, an AC power adaptor and an Instruction manual.

This is what Amazon say about it:

This personal pump provides the same hospital-grade technology as the Ameda Elite, which is used widely in hospitals in the UK.

The beauty of this pump is that there are 32 combinations of suction strength and the speed of the suction cycles, to ensure better comfort and milk flow.

At £45, I would say this is well worth a try as most electrical pumps cost a lot more.

Minnie Mouse Shopping Trolley £6.99 Delivered @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 10:27 am

Minnie Mouse Shopping Trolley £6.99 Delivered @ Argos

We are fully aware that a fair few of you have started (some are finished) their Christmas shopping. We have been looking out for some great toy bargains. Here's a deal for those of you that have a Minnie Mouse daft little one, or someone who like to play shops. Argos have reduced the Minnie Mouse Shopping Trolley from £14.99 to just £6.99. It's an Online Exclusive which means it's for home delivery only, but worry not, you won't be stung with a £3.95 charge as it's FREE.

The Minnie Mouse Shopping Trolley can be used in two different way: A pull along shopper or a classic push along shopping trolley. It's coloured bright pink and purple with a bow featured on the back of it. There's a Minnie Mouse design on the front.

There's nothing to say it comes with plastic pretend food, but it is pictured on the Argos site, so look at it as a bonus if you do get some. Your little one will fill it with their own junk toys anyway.

This Minnie Mouse Shopping Trolley is aimed at children aged three years old or above.

URGENT RECALL: Mothercare Whale Bay Sleep Bags

by Nada in Misc on 30 August, 2015 at 9:51 am

URGENT RECALL: Mothercare Whale Bay Sleep Bags

Look at the picture above. Do you own one of these? Maybe you know someone that does. Let them know that they are currently being recalled by Mothercare. This is due to the decorative button located on the front yellow pocket. It has no functional purpose, and may present a small parts hazard. Choking hazards are always a serious recall issue. As these are used on a baby's item, when they are left alone at bedtime, it's important that you follow the instructions set out by Mothercare.

These Whale Bay Sleep Bags were sold from the 2nd February to the 24th August 2015 and are the only design to pose a problem.

Mothercare are advising you to remove the button yourself and the thread that attaches it, or take it to your local Mothercare where they will remove it for you. If you aren't happy with simply removing the button then you can return the Whale Bay Sleep Bag for an exchange or a refund.

Save £££'s On Selected Children's Feature Beds @ Very

by Nada in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 9:11 am

Save £££'s On Selected Children's Feature Beds @ Very

Looking for a new bed for your little one. Look no further than Very! They have some great reductions on a variety of Children's Feature Beds. Some are really smart and will have the kids wanting an early bedtime every night.

Here are some of the Children's Feature Bed bargains we found over at Very:

... and many more!

Due to the size of these items Collect+ is unavailable. Home delivery is chargeable between £3.99 and £6.99.

(EXPIRED) Bright Starts Hide and Spin Monkey £20 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 30 August, 2015 at 8:31 am

(EXPIRED) Bright Starts Hide and Spin Monkey £20 @ Amazon

My son is nearly 18 months and is starting to lose interest in his current selection of toys. This suggests to me that he is needing to some new ones added to the mix. On looking, I found the Bright Starts Hide and Spin Monkey for just £20 over on the Amazon site. I had my eye on this before but it was £34.99 and I couldn't justify that amount of money for it. At £20 though, I will be snapping one up. As it's £20, Amazon will include FREE delivery with this item, making it an even better deal.

The Bright Starts Hide and Spin Monkey can be used to sit and play, when your child is younger or used stand and play , once your tot is that bit older.

This Light-up toy helps teach colours, shapes, and can play tunes and make monkey sounds. Your child puts the ball in the hat and watches it twirl around until it comes out at the bottom. It looks like great fun for a little person and something for mummy/daddy to join in on.

Disney Planes Startime Feature Toddler Bed Was £229.99 Now £99.99 Delivered @ Price Right Home

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 29 August, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Disney Planes Startime Feature Toddler Bed Was £229.99 Now £99.99 Delivered @ Price Right Home

If you're looking to move your little one up to a toddler bed, then what could be more cool that this Dusty Plane bed! Even better it is currently down to £99.99 from £229.99 including free next day UK delivery at Price Right Home.

I love this little bed, it is a fantastic toddler bed in the shape of Dusty the Plane from the Disney film Planes. It is made from a solid MDF construction and is easy to assemble with all the fixings included. Because of the fun factor it is a perfect transitional bed for little ones to make the jump from cot to toddler bed.

Also included are 2 under bed fabric storage drawers which pull out to form Dusty's wings. The bed also features a handy seat at the end of the bed. Designed with little people in mind, it is the perfect height for little legs to hop up and settle in for the night and also includes protective side panels to avoid night time tumbles.

There is no mattress included at this price, however there are options to add a mattress at a reduced cost. For example you can have a basic foam mattress included but it takes the price up to £124.99. There is a deluxe foam mattress for £127.99 or a fully sprung mattress for £144.99. There are also matching bedroom accessories on the site to complete the look, happy shopping!

Half Price In The Night Garden Ninky Nonk Train & Track Set Now £14.99 @ Argos

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 29 August, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Half Price In The Night Garden Ninky Nonk Train & Track Set Now £14.99 @ Argos

Argos really do have some cracking buys at the moment! This deal is perfect for any little In The Night Garden fan, the Ninky Nonk Train and Track Set is currently half price and is down to just £14.99 instead of £29.99 at Argos. This is a really popular little set and seems to be advertised most days on the television, as I believe it is quite new to the market. This would be perfect for putting by for Christmas at this price.

This play set is perfect for little hands as it is nice and chunky and has an easy to build track, great for developing those fine motor skills. It comes with its very own Ninky Nonk train that whizzes around the track. There is an easy start button, which when pressed activates the Ninky Nonk train, it races around the track and over the bridge. Don't forget to listen out for the famous Ninky Nonk sounds! Little fans of the show are sure to have hours of fun from this play set.

Home delivery is £3.95 or you can choose to Reserve and Collect for FREE to your local store if stock is available.

Lego Duplo Creative Cars £10.99 With Free Delivery @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 August, 2015 at 7:15 pm

Lego Duplo Creative Cars £10.99 With Free Delivery @ Argos

Lego Duplo Creative Cars is a great price at Argos this weekend reduced down to £10.99 and with free home delivery thrown in as well! It's a 40 piece set that you can use to make loads of different vehicles, either using the instructions provided or just using your imagination.

There are 3 wagon bases, decorated windows, traffic and petrol station logo bricks, a hose, engine, crane, truck body, spoiler elements and lots of other colourful bricks.

My son has this set and he creates all sorts of wild and wonderful vehicles with all the blocks, though he does like to mix and match them with the Duplo Number Train pieces as well. It's a great starter set for younger children just getting into building with blocks, and although the recommended age is from 18 months to 5 years, all ages can have fun with it.

As this is a home delivery only item you will need to check that stocks are available to deliver to your postcode before you can order, but I have checked quite a few areas and from what I can see there are plenty of stocks about.

15% Off Everything (using code) Plus Free Delivery @ BBC Shop

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 August, 2015 at 5:07 pm

15% Off Everything (using code) Plus Free Delivery @ BBC Shop

Toddler toys can be tricky sometimes, as it's hard to get something that isn't too baby-ish and that is also suitable for under 3 year olds. I've seen a fair few toys from different CBeebies shows, and if you buy them this weekend you can get 15% off and free delivery when you enter the code BANKHOL15 at the checkout.

What is even better is that this code also works on pre-order toys, so some of the big toys for this Christmas can be ordered now with 15% off and will be dispatched to your home when they come out, and so far cheaper than anywhere else!

Click here for the BBC Shop*

  • Discount: 15 % off all orders online at BBC Shop, including pre-orders
  • Terms: One use per order, one use per customer, not in conjunction with any other offer, subject to availability.
  • Expires: Monday 31st August
  • Code: BANKHOL15

I have my eye on the Twirlywoos Big Red Boat play set, but The Clangers, Hey Duggee, Bing and the new In The Night Garden toys are all looking like good options too.

Of course you don't have to stick to the children's toys as there is also a large range of other merchandise for shows on the BBC including DVDs, clothing, gifts and more. Everything gets the extra 15% off with the promotional code, and all orders come with free delivery with no minimum spend.

FREE Charlie & Lola Book Bag In Selected Bookshops This October

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 August, 2015 at 2:56 pm

FREE Charlie & Lola Book Bag In Selected Bookshops This October

Have you heard of the 'Books Are My Bag' campaign? It's aimed at celebrating bookshops and reading, and for children this will include a fab freebie too.

This October, selected bookshops will be giving away a free limited edition book bag for children, designed by the award winning author and illustrator Lauren Child. It would make for a great gift for children as it features the hugely popular characters Charlie and Lola, who are making a comeback after six years with a new book.

For children who have been introduced to these characters through the popular CBeebies television show discovering the original books along with lots of other activities in the Books Are My Bag events should make for a great day out.

Here are the places and dates to get your free Charlie & Lola Book Bag:

Click here to read more...

FREE Club 50 Railcard @ Scotrail

by Nada in Freebies on 29 August, 2015 at 11:50 am

FREE Club 50 Railcard @ Scotrail Know anyone aged 50 or over? Scotrail are offering FREE Club 50 railcards to any UK resident aged 50 or over. Like any other railcard, this entitles you to discounted rail travel. As it's provided from Scotrail, it only covers travel within Scotland. People in the rest of the UK shouldn't be put off though, as it's handy for those of you that holiday in Scotland. You only have until 31st August to sign up to this FREE card, after that it'll cost £15 to join!

Club 50 is launched on 14th September, but you can sign up now, using the link below. As part of the launch offer, you will not only save £15 on the cost of the railcard, but you get the introductory offer of introductory offer of £10 return travel throughout Scotland.

What are the benefits of the Club 50 Railcard?

  • Special rail offers and deals throughout the year
  • 20% off on Off-Peak and Advance fares, throughout Scotland, when purchased online.
  • 10% off on Off-Peak and Advance fares, throughout Scotland, when purchased at stations or via telephone sales.
  • Free tea or coffee on-board when travelling on routes with a buffet car.
  • Special Club 50 offers like 2 for 1 entry to National Trust properties.

Members will also be issued with a ScotRail Club 50 Smartcard when they sign up. Plans are in place to load tickets onto Smartcards from 2016, which will remove the need for members to carry separate tickets.

This seems like a great offer for those of you aged 50 and over. Why not tell your mums and dads about this one?

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Thanks to boardyboy @ HUKD