Sleep Body Pillow £11.99 (Was £13.89) @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 30 September, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Sleep Body Pillow £11.99 (Was £13.89) @ Argos

Ok so this picture is a little weird - but trust me, the Sleep Body Pillow is a thing you truly need if you're pregnant. And this one is just £11.99 at Argos right now. I loved mine so much when I was expecting my third baby that I literally used to spend all day dreaming about bedtime just so that I could finally snuggle up with my gigantic squiggly pillow. It really was *that* comfy, and my third pregnancy was *that* tough.

Anyway, these things sell for crazy prices elsewhere online and in overpriced baby boutiques, but the basic one I bought from Argos was utterly brilliant, and has more than stood the test of time in our house. I used it as a breastfeeding support cushion after my baby was born, and even as an extra comfy place to prop her now and again when she was a tiny thing that didn't really move when you placed her down in a cosy spot. (Oh, how I miss those days.) One of my older kids currently insists on cuddling up to it at night, too.

Out of 350 customers, a whopping 311 have rated this pillow 4 or 5 stars out of a possible total of 5 stars. That's pretty impressive. Listen to this:

"Since buying this I've had a great night's sleep, before I was using an ordinary pillow and it just wasn't doing the job of keeping me and my bump comfy at night. I read the reviews of this and the more expensive ones and I'm glad I went with this one - great job!"

Delivery is £3.95 or you can reserve one online and opt to collect it in person at a branch of your choice, which is free.

Celebaby: Holly Willoughby Has Given Birth To A Baby Boy

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 30 September, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Celebaby: Holly Willoughby Has Given Birth To A Baby Boy

Awwwwww, Holly Willoughby is a mum again!

The This Morning and Celebrity Juice presenter did what any self-respecting celeb does these days when they have an announcement to make - she took to Twitter to share her happy news with her fans and followers.

Holly tweeted:

"I'm sooo happy to tell you all - we've just had a baby boy! Chester William Baldwin made a grand entrance at 8lbs 12. He's just perfect. X"

And mere hours later Holly was gearing up to 'have a little chat' live on This Morning with Philip Schofield and Amanda Holden.

The Daily Mail reports:

"Holly Willoughby has given birth to a baby boy. The This Morning presenter, 33, and her husband Daniel Baldwin welcomed their third child into the world on Monday and have named him Chester William."

Twitter has been awash with celebs rushing to congratulate Holly and Daniel ever since Holly broke the baby news. But, alas, not everyone in celebville has got something good to say on the subject.

Somewhat predictably, Katie Hopkins has had a pop at the proud new parents over their choice of name but thus far Holly has kept a dignified silence. Good on you, Holly.

And, for what it's worth, we reckon Chester is a lovely name.

Disney Frozen Wheeled Bag £10 @ Tesco Direct

by Nada in Deals on 30 September, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Disney Frozen Wheeled Bag £10 @ Tesco Direct

Disney's Frozen Wheeled bag, for only a tenner? Get over to Tesco Direct now, if you want one. These sell like hot cakes, so you need to be fast. Imagine your little Frozen fans face, when you tell them that they have one of these to put their luggage in.  If you are going away this half term, then you MUST grab one of these for your travels.

The Disney Frozen Wheeled bag is a great price. It is handy even if it's not used for little getaways. Why not use it to cart books or toys to Granny's house?  Or use one to store any Frozen dolls and toys you may have cluttering the house. With Anna, Elsa & Olaf on the front, this would be a fun way to take toys anywhere.

The handle is extendible, which is always handy for fitting it in the boot, or for when your cheeky, little imp refuses to drag it along any more.  There's two wheels to keep it steady and to make it very easy to manoeuvre.

You can click and collect the Disney Frozen Wheeled bag for FREE from your local Tesco store, or pay for delivery, which is at a charge of £3.

Massive Toy Sale Starting From 60p @ House of Fraser

by Nada in Deals on 30 September, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Massive Toy Sale Starting From 60p @ House of Fraser

Quick! House of Fraser have a massive toy sale on, with over 1000 items included. Items start at 60p and there's a fair few that have been discounted heavily. Has there ever been a better reason to start your Christmas shopping?

The toys sale is jam packed full of children's favourite characters like Sofia the First, Mickey Mouse, Thomas & Friends and so much more.

This Lego Duplo Princess Ariel's Magic Boat Ride set* was £18, and is now only £12. It is comprised of 30 Lego Duplo pieces, included Princess Ariel and Eric figurines. It's suitable for age two to five years old, and would make a good present for any Disney Princess fan.

The Chad Valley Bulldozer set* is ideal for those little ones that love any type of diggers or machinery. It's now only £4.99 and retails elsewhere at £7+.

If you are after a nice dolly and accessories, then check out the Simba Baby Collection Doll & Accessories*. It was £15, and is now half price at £7.50. For the money, you get a doll, bottle, bib, baby food jar, romper suit and travel bag. Not bad at all!

Why not collect your toy order from your local House of Fraser store for FREE to save on the £3 delivery charge?

Thanks to Goonertilidie @ HUKD

Mega Bloks First Builders Learn My Vehicles Cube £3.74 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 30 September, 2014 at 10:46 am

Mega Bloks First Builders Learn My Vehicles Cube £3.74 @ Amazon

 

These Mega Bloks First Builders Learn My Vehicles Cubes are amazingly good value for £3.74. They normally sell for £5.99, and I have rarely seen them below that. They would make ideal stocking fillers, or even just a little gift for a small person.

The Mega Bloks First Builders Learn My Vehicles Cubes are suitable for children aged 18 months and above. You fourteen pieces in this construction toy set, and you have to admit that is great value for only £3.74.

With the Mega Bloks, your child can make a fire engine, school bus, train, ice cream truck and a police car. They even have cute, smiley faces. Your child, can of course make what their imagination allows and can add these "bloks" to any other Mega Bloks set they have. The pieces are chunky, so they are easy for little hands to manage. The lid on the box makes a great building base plate.

These Mega Bloks First Builders Learn My Vehicles Cubes are in the Amazon Add-on scheme, so you cannot simply order one, unless you are ordering something else up to the value of £10. You will get FREE Super Saver delivery if your order is £10+. I say buy a few of these as presents for your little one's friends, or cousins.

Halloween: 25% Off Kids' Fancy Dress @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 30 September, 2014 at 10:24 am

Halloween: 25% Off Kids' Fancy Dress @ Asda George

Why thank you very much Asda! 25% off of fancy dress costumes, well not just those but all children's George clothing. The 25% off discount comes off automatically at the checkout. What great timing though, for these Halloween party costumes. Please note, some items already have there discount showing.

Whether you are after something scary or something more Awwww, George at Asda will have that outfit you desire. For babies at Halloween time, there's an absolutely hilarious Frankenstein costume* for just £6 today. It's available from size 6-9 months through to 18-24 months. I also think this Eeyore outfit* is to die for at only £7.50.

For little girls, this Little Witch outfit* is a bargain at just £4.50, as is this Little Devil one* for £6. There's some Disney Princess outfits, but Elsa has long gone, I am afraid.

As for the boys, the choice is fabulous. Check out this Hooded Skeleton outfit* at only £4.50. It's available in sizes 1-2 and 3-4 years. My ultimate favourite just has to be this Hooded Monster Outfit*, it looks ace, at £6.

Save even more money by collecting your fancy dress order for FREE from your local Asda store, or have it delivered for £2.95.

Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza £49.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 30 September, 2014 at 9:45 am

 Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza £49.99 @ Argos

The Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza has been halved in price at Argos, from £99.99 to £49.99. This is very popular, so be warned this could sell very fast at your local Argos. You are getting a LOT of toy for your money with this. Other stores like The Entertainer do a Fisher Price Ballapalooza for £49.99, but it looks no where near as good as this fun packed version. It's worth noting that this is included in the Argos 3 for 2 deal too.

I just have to snap up a Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza up for my little crawler. They are full to the brim with joyful activities, with music and balls. There's six lights that dance along with the tuneful sounds. It's suitable for babies six months and over and if they are sitting, crawling, standing or cruising, it's all good.

The Ballapalooza comes with six multi-coloured balls, that can be rolled down ramps, and there's a jump back feature so that you can start over again. The gate is there to be crawled though, with will just fill a lot of babies with delight.

You can reserve and collect your Fisher Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza from your local Argos store for FREE, or pay £3.95

Frozen Anna Sparkle Doll £13.08 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 30 September, 2014 at 9:12 am

Frozen Anna Sparkle Doll £13.08 Delivered @ Amazon

What a great price this Disney Frozen Anna Sparkle Doll is @ Amazon. It's only £13.08 and that includes FREE Super Saver delivery.  This sells for £17 at Asda Direct, £16.99 at Toys R Us and £19.54 at Tesco Direct. This one of those Christmas presents that might not cost the earth, but will be greatly appreciated.

If your little one already owns a Disney Frozen Anna Sparkle Doll, then why not give it to a niece or cousin etc? You would be seen as an absolute legend. This is a good price for it, so don't expect it to last long.

Anna is ever inch as bold and brave as her notorious sister Elsa. She comes beautifully dressed in a gown, that has a sparkly bodice and a blue removable skirt. She has black boots on and a pink cape. Matching her attire in everyone's favourite movie. Her hair is styled to perfection, with two immaculate braids and her ever so pretty tiara.

It's worth snapping this Frozen Anna Sparkle Doll up now whilst it's at such a good price. Availability on toys like this will become less, as we draw nearer to the festive season.

Reading Adventures Disney Princess Level 1 10- Book Boxed Set £7.90 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 29 September, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Reading Adventures Disney Princess Level 1 10- Book Boxed Set £7.90 Delivered @ AmazonAmazon are selling a 10 book level 1 reading set called Reading Adventures Disney Princesses for £7.90 delivered. The set is actually only £5.15, so if you can top it up to over £10 you'll get it free, or if you want one for yourself and a friend £10.30 will do it. Otherwise, buy one and pay postage for a tidy sum of £7.90, which is still a bargain.

Ordinarily this price would make me question the product, but the reviews on it are really good.

Brilliant reading books, would definitely recommend. My daughter loves reading these because these are Disney princess. These books keep children interested in reading.

My 4yr old loved these. Brilliant for encouraging learing to read. My little girl was about half way through P1 and these were perfect stage for her

And so the comments go.

The stories are highly predictable with repetitive sentence structures and easy-to-read sight words designed to inspire a sense of mastery and confidence. In the set you'll find ten 16-page books with 86 stickers, a parent letter and an achievement certificate.

Sounds like a bargain for a little one busy learning to read!

NSPCC Personalised Christmas Letter Now Live

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 29 September, 2014 at 9:30 pm

NSPCC Personalised Christmas Letter Now LiveNSPCC's personalised Christmas letter service is now live, and you can design and create a letter for your child and for a donation to the NSPCC, get it delivered to your child. The suggested donation is £5, and the money goes towards the NSPCC's work with children, so if you can pay the £5, please do!

We signed up for this letter a couple of years ago, and had it delivered to us in Australia (if posting abroad, they request that you donate a little more, which is fair enough!). My daughter, who at the time had a 9 month old sister, was over the moon that not only did Santa know to find her in Australia, but that he commented on the fact that she had a little sister too? Well, that was almost too much for her. She loved it and showed her letter to everyone.

Unlike many other 'personalised' letters, this one has so many variables to choose from. You could send a different letter to your children for years, assuming you don't have more than six children, but you can also send one letter to more than one child, which is great if you're having to watch the pennies.

There are other serves out there that offer much of the same, but at least this one goes to the kids, which is giving a little back.

Emma Bunton Girls' Blue Star Print Legging Set £3.99 @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 29 September, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Emma Bunton Girls' Blue Star Print Legging Set £3.99 @ Argos

I'll say from the off that not everyone is going to be able to bag one of these leggings sets, because they're not available all over, but for those of us who can pick one up at our local Argos, it's a really good price for the Emma Bunton Girls' Blue Star Print Leggings. Every postcode I checked did have it in stock in the area, though it's up to you how far you're willing to go for the savings, I guess!

Looking at sizes, this lovely set is available from ages 2 - 9, all inclusive, though I mention again, stock availability is varied.

This Emma Bunton star print outfit provides a sweet and stylish look for your little girl. The grey leggings look great against the bright blue star print tunic. It's a perfect outfit for relaxing at home or playing with friends.

I've reserved two sets for pick up tomorrow. Honestly, at the price, it's cheaper than Nearly New Sale clothes!

Thanks to MariaCG at HUKD

Double Bed Disney Frozen Duvet @ Home Expressions Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 29 September, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Double Bed Disney Frozen Duvet @ Home Expressions AmazonWe've been posting Frozen posts for a long time now, and one thing that comes up again and again is 'do they have that in adult sizes?' because lets face it - us mums don't just rush to switch the movie off when the kids leave the room! Well, your prayers are answered folks. Here it is: A double bed Disney Frozen duvet cover!

Remember this is an Amazon seller, so you'll need to click 'other sellers' on the right to buy.

This duvet is 200 x 200 cm, and is 100% Microfibre. It's pretty much the same as the single version, but is the answer to all the 'Do you know where I can find this in a double?' questions we are often asked!

Delivery is free from Textile Warehouse Ltd, and I expect these will fly so get in there while stocks last!

Midwives Vote To Strike Over Pay

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 29 September, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Midwives Vote To Strike Over Pay

Midwives in England have today voted 'yes' to strike action over pay. It's a historic move - this is the first time in the 133-year history of the Royal College of Midwives that members have opted for strike action.

Midwives are requesting a 1% pay increase following three years on the same pay.

The Royal College of Midwives announced:

"A total of 82.2% of those who took part in the ballot said they are prepared to take part in a strike, while 94.6% said they were in favour of action short of a strike."

"The turnout of those eligible to vote was 49.4% and it is the first time in the RCM’s 133-year history that members are set to strike."

Industrial action will take place on the 13th of October with a four-hour stoppage, but there is still time for the strike to be called off if an agreement can be reached.

A Royal C0llege of Midwives spokesperson has stressed that mothers and babies will not be exposed to risk as a result of the strike action. Cathy Warwick, RCM chief executive, said: 

"I want to reassure women expecting a baby that midwives will continue to look after them and that they will be safe."

What do you think of this news? Do you think midwives are right to take drastic action over the decision not to increase their pay? Have you any experience of labouring in a unit that was short-staffed, and if you're expecting a baby next month are you concerned about the planned strike action?

A recent poll showed that four-fifths (80%) of the UK public say they would support a 1% pay rise for NHS staff, and that around two-thirds (63%) would support industrial action by midwives as a sign of protest against the decision not to increase their pay by 1%.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject - you can leave us a comment here on the blog, join the conversation on Twitter (@PlayPennies) or check out the discussion on our Facebook page.

All Things Nice Sleeping Bag 2.5 Tog £4.96 @ Babies R Us

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 29 September, 2014 at 3:00 pm

All Things Nice Sleeping Bag 2.5 Tog £4.96 @ Babies R Us

This 2.5 tog sleeping bag is just £4.96 from Babies R Us right now.

The reviews on this are good too. Here's what one happy customer thinks about her purchase:

"This is so pretty. My daughter has the matching mobile and they look lovely together. There is loads of room in it and my daughter must be comfortable in it as she sleeps all night!"

This sleeping bag is suitable for babies aged between six and eighteen months old, and the 2.5 tog rating means it can be used all year round, except during very warm summer months.

Do note that this is not available for home delivery but you can reserve one using the link above and select the Click and Collect in store option - which also means no delivery charge.  And, Babies R Us will give 50p from the sale of this sleeping bag to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Tell Your Own Personalised Story @ Early Learning Centre

by Nada in Deals on 29 September, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Tell Your Own Personalised Story @ Early Learning Centre

Story time is one of my favourite times of the day. It's not just a wind down for the kids, but I find it therapeutic. If your child is pre-school age then you might find that they would find this activity very fun, over at the Early Learning Centre site. It's completely FREE to use and will not take up the whole afternoon. It's called Tell Your Own Story, and can be personalised with your child's name.

There's a choice of two stories. Jack (your child's name) and the Beanstalk and Under the Sea. Why not try to get your child to read out their names at the right parts of the story?

We are often told how important reading is for our children, and I do try to read to mine as often as possible. This is ideal for that ten minutes that you can spare at any point of the day.

If the weather is a bit rubbish outside, and you are stuck in. Pull out your laptop, tablet or phone and give this fun reading activity a whirl. I bet your kids will have lots of fun with it.

Fisher Price Discover And Grow Jumperoo £56.99 Delivered (With Code) @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 29 September, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Fisher Price Discover And Grow Jumperoo £56.99 Delivered (With Code) @ Amazon

You lot LOVE a good Fisher Price Jumperoo bargain! The Fisher Price Discover and Grow Jumperoo is only £71.99, sign up to Amazon Family and enter the promo code BABYFAM15 to get it for only £56.99 with FREE delivery. This Jumperoo sells for £89.99 @ Kiddicare and £84.50 @ Boots.com.

This is a newer model of the Fisher Price Jumperoo. It's freestanding, and allows baby to jump safely, until they are worn out. Three strong springs hold the seat to the frame, and let's your little tot bounce up, down and left and right. The seat is soft to prevent any unnecessary strain to their crotch area.

As your child grows, you can adjust the straps to allow for it to be lifted higher from the ground.  It can rotate 360 degrees, which means baby can spin around and around. There's plenty of attachments for baby to play with, and lights and sounds as baby jumps.

You MUST join Amazon Family to redeem the promo code BABYFAM15. It's FREE for 30 days, so please remember to cancel your membership as soon as possible. You should also get your Fisher Price Discover and Grow Jumperoo deliver FREE with Amazon's One-Day delivery.

You will find promo codes like BABYFAM15 over at our vouchers section.

Thanks to missawhitten @ HUKD

Doc McStuffins Musical Light Up Microphone £5.12 @ Amazon Seller Fun Collectables

by Nada in Deals on 29 September, 2014 at 11:36 am

Doc McStuffins Musical Light Up Microphone £5.12 @ Amazon Seller Fun Collectables

Disney's Doc McStuffins toys are one of the most requested items, from you guys. We do our best to find the best deals in the things you folk want, so here it goes. We have found you a Doc McStuffins Musical Light Up Microphone for only £5.12. It's over at Amazon, and reputable seller Fun Collectables are the ones offering it for this super price. Just look down the right hand side and you will see it there for £5.12. It sells for around the £7 mark elsewhere.

What does the Doc McStuffins Microphone do? It features songs from the programme, so prepare to be tortured as your child sings along, over and over again. There's a flashing light feature for WOW factor. Doc McStuffins is on the front. One good thing is that, maybe, just maybe your little one will stop stealing your hairbrush to use as a microphone.

Here's how to get it with FREE Super Saver delivery- simply add on an item of £4.88 or more. Like, this Doc McStuffins Dominos set* for £4.99.

*Important* Argos Recall List Check For Any Purchases You May Have Made.

by Nada in Misc on 29 September, 2014 at 11:02 am

*Important* Argos Recall List Check For Any Purchases You May Have Made.

This is probably something that you won't take much notice of, until I tell you how many baby and child items are on it, of course. NINETEEN! Please, just give it a quick look over. I am sure you will agree that with items involving the health and safety of a baby or child, you can never be too safe.

I will mention a couple of pieces that may be of interest to a few of you, but I recommend that you do have a read of the official list, as there's some electrical items on there too.

Summer Infant Baby Monitors

Batteries have been overheating in certain models, with some even rupturing. Check below for the number.

S/N:JNS150A  S/N:JNS150-BA  S/N:JNN-S150A   S/N:JNS150-BB   S/N:JNN-S150B   S/N:JNS150-B   S/N:JNN-S150C

Consumers should remove the battery and continue to use the product using the AC mains power adaptor provided. They should then contact Summer Infant for a replacement battery.

Consumers should contact Summer Infant Customer Services on 01442 505000 and select option 1 or send an email to custserviceuk@summerinfant.com

Maxi Cosi Citi SPS Car Seat

With these baby car seats, there is a potential fault, that can enable the safety buckle to release.

Although no incidents have been reported, should you have a car seat from the affected batch you should stop using the car seat immediately and request a replacement buckle free of charge. This can be obtained by contacting Dorel customer services at customercare@dorel.eu , or alternatively by phoning their customer care centre on 01284 413 141.

This action is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child and Dorel apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We all understand, that sometimes, items can slip through the net and a small batch can be deemed as unsafe. Unless, you register products with the manufacturer, you will never be notified of these potential defects.

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Fancy Lunch For £1 Today? (02 Customers)

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 29 September, 2014 at 9:45 am

Fancy Lunch For £1 Today? (02 Customers)

Don't forget you can get lunch for £1 today if you're an 02 customer.

Yep, every single Monday you can treat yourself to a lovely lunch for just one shiny pound coin, using the 02 Priority Moments app.

The deal runs between 11am and 3pm every Monday at selected branches of Domino's, Caffe Ritazza, Upper Crust and Pumpkin, where you can order selected lunch items for just £1.

At Domino's you'll get a four slice pizza with one topping, or at Upper Crust and Caffe Ritazza your £1 will bag you a baguette, a packet of crisps and a 500ml drink. Or pop to your nearest Pumpkin where one squid will stretch to a sandwich, panini or toastie plus crisps and a 500ml drink.

All you have to do to claim your £1 lunch is download the free app, redeem the relevant offer and then show the corresponding code at the till when you place your lunch order.

Not an 02 customer? You must know someone who is... and if you start buttering them up now you just might have a lunch date sorted for this afternoon!

LeapFrog My Puppy Pal Scout/Violet £8.99 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 29 September, 2014 at 9:32 am

LeapFrog My Puppy Pal Scout/Violet £8.99 @ Amazon

This has got to be the best price that I have seen this for this. The LeapFrog My Puppy Pal Scout and Violet are only £8.99 from Amazon. Just to make you see how good a price this is, looky here, it's £20 @ Boots.com, £17.99 @ Toys R Us and £17.99 @ Argos. Amazon are selling it for this special price for a limited time only. As I post this you will have approximately 14 hours left to purchase either of them.

LeapFrog My Puppy Pal Scout or Violet are most certainly one of the most popular baby toys on the market. All of my older children have had one of these when tiny. At this price, I plan on buying one for my baby's first Christmas. It's suitable for babies aged 6 months plus, so worth thinking about as a gift, for THE festive event.

The great thing about this lovely, interactive toy isn't it's friendly smiling face, or it's softness, but it's ability to include your child's name into songs. What a super feature!  It is a very good way to get baby to not only recognise their own name, but to tune in to the content of the lullabies.

To load your child's name. simply connect Scout to your computer and follow the instructions. It's not difficult to do, as I was able to do it all by myself.

You will get access to the special LeapFrog site, where you can expand on the five pre-loaded songs that Scout has. There's a list of thirty online that can be downloaded.

To get FREE delivery on your LeapFrog My Puppy Pal Scout, then simply add on something else sold by Amazon, that costs at least £1.01. Just like this Moulin Roty Initial ornament* (available in different letters) for just £1.19

Thanks to mtc1 @HUKD