Aldi Special Buys Mother & Baby Starts Tomorrow!

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Aldi Special Buys Mother & Baby Starts Tomorrow!We gave you a heads up a few weeks ago about Aldi  launching a new maternity and baby & toddler range which hits stores on the 18th of September - that's tomorrow! This coincides nicely with the start of the Aldi Baby & Toddler event starting too.

There are some fabulous offers from Aldi tomorrow!

There are maternity leggings for £6.99, fashion tops for £9.99 and dresses for £11.99. There will also be baby sleep suits in a three pack for £3.99, toddler canvas boots and shoes for £4.49 and baby jeans for £3.99.  There's a baby changing bag for Baby Changing Bag, and Jumbo nappy boxes for £6.99.

If you're looking at potty training, there are potty training seats, steps and stools for £4.99, and big ticket items like a Hauck pushchair for £22.99 and a Mamia high chair for £29.99 and a Graco Child Car seat for £19.99.

Hooded towels or cellular blankets are £2.99 and infant tights are £1.99 for two packs.

Aldi has increased in popularity over the last few years, and whenever they have a "Special Event" on, people flock in and the stock disappears super quickly, so if you're interested in either the maternity or the baby and toddler ranges, get yourself down there first thing tomorrow.

Frozen Toiletries & Jewellery @ Poundland

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Frozen Toiletries & Jewellery @ PoundlandWe wrote about Poundland, a while ago, saying that they were stocking shampoo, conditioner, sponges and bubble bath featuring the Frozen 'theme'.  We've heard rumours that there's also necklaces and bracelets from the princess-sisters there too, but it's quite hard to verify with Poundland, specifically, because they don't have it on their website always, and the stores don't always have the same stuff either.

If you check out the website you'll see they have a rather huge range of toiletries, including detangling hair spray, shampoo, hair spray, bubbles, lip balm, shimmer nail polish and sponges. Unfortunately our local Poundland only ever has the shampoo and conditioner, so it really is hit and miss.

There are also chocolate bars, and loom bands, but what I'm particularly interested in is the jewellery. I can't see that on the website yet though, and they don't have it in my local, so if you find it in yours, do let us know!

Up To Half Price Sale @ ASDA George Live Now, In Store Tomorrow

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Up To Half Price Sale @ ASDA George Live Now, In Store TomorrowThe ASDA George up to half price sale is live right now online and will be in store tomorrow too.

We know you've been waiting for this offer, and we've had questions about it's start all week: it's here folks! 

George has baby clothes from £1 - England, Scotland and Wales t-shirts, to be precise. There are also really cute little 'car slippers' for £2. They are very cute.

Girls clothes start at £2 too, although seasonally appropriate cardigans are from £4. Even long sleeved tops are £3.

Boys hoodies are £4, jumpers from £5 and long sleeved tops from £2. The boys' selection is unsurprisingly small, unfortunately.

This is such a popular sale, I wouldn't hang about too much. If you're in the market for kiddies clothing, get in there now, and before the shelves are bare tomorrow!

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar £18.97 @ Asda

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar £18.97 @ Asda

The Lego Star Wars advent calendar is legendary around these parts - we know how much you guys love these - and right now they're just £18.97 from Asda Direct.

This is about the best price that these come down to, and I can tell you with great authority that Lego advent calendars sell like proverbial hotcakes so if you're thinking of buying one for some lucky little Lego Star Wars fan, then seize the moment while you can.

It's not cheap by standard advent calendar prices BUT inside are 24 Lego Star Wars gifts including 6 mini figures and 3 droids, as well as a surprise holiday-themed mini figure. All of which makes it pretty impressive in terms of value for money, and it's way better than substandard chocolate any day!

The Lego City advent calendar is just £15.97 right now too.

Delivery is £2.95 or free if you collect in store. This isn't one to hesitate over though - I'll be surprised if they're still in stock by the time I get this post published!

Is now a good time to mention that there are only 98 sleeps left until Christmas?!

With thanks to homersolly @ HUKD.

Quick! Blitz Discounts Beauty & Fashion Retailers Until 10pm!

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Quick! Blitz Discounts Beauty & Fashion Retailers Until 10pm!

Until 10pm tonight there are some huge discounts on various fashion and beauty retailers. It's just a quick blitz sale, so we won't waste time going through each one to tell you what's hot - but suffice it to say you need to get your skates on to check out the retailers you like and get in there fast before stocks are depleted! Go, go, go!

Click here for ASOS
Discount: 20% off ASOS

Click here for Yumi Direct*
Discount: 25% off Yumi Direct
Code: COSMO25

Click here for Dorothy Perkins*
Discount: 20% off Dorothy Perkins
Code: COSMO20

Click here for Boohoo*
Discount: 20% off Boohoo

Click here for Misguided*
Discount: 20% off Missguided


Click here for Tesco*
Discount: 20% off Tesco F&F

Click here for Accessorize*
Discount: 20% off Accessorize
Code: COSMO20

Click here for Miss Selfridge*
Discount: 25% off Dresses at Miss Selfridge

Click here for Wonderbra*
Discount: 25% off Wonderbra
Code: COSMO25

Click here for Barry M*
Discount: 25% off all orders at Barry M
Code: COSMO20

Click here for New Look*
Discount: 20% off New Look

Click here for Brand Alley*
Discount: Up to 90% off Brand Alley & FREE P&P

Happy sale shopping - we'd love to hear all about the bargains you bag over on our Facebook page - or tweet us!

Top Toys That No Mum Wants For Christmas

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 17 September, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Top Toys That No Mum Wants For ChristmasIt’ll be Christmas in oooh, about 98 days, which means you’ll soon be introducing oceans of shiny plastic crap into your house. But before Santa starts building them in the Argos toyshop and your sanity is ruined forever, here are a few presents that will NOT be on our Christmas list…

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National Expectant Parent Events @ Mothercare

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 17 September, 2014 at 4:00 pm

National Expectant Parent Events @ MothercareMothercare have an exclusive parenting event coming up where expectant parents can learn more about essential baby products and key parenting topics from in store experts and guest professionals. The events are free to attend but places are strictly limited. Choose your store to see the event time and date.

It can be really confusing bringing a child into the world, since everyone has an opinion and every 'expert' contradicts a different expert. There's also this illusion that you need a lot of 'stuff' to have a baby, when really, most of those things are about convenience, and not always really about need. My philosophy is to listen to everything and discard anything that doesn't 'fit' with my family, but finding all your information in one place can help you narrow things down a bit!

Some of the topics covered at the event will include:

  • car safety and car seat fitting advice
  • nursery furniture, cot mattresses and the latest sleep safety advice
  • pushchair and pram choices (no slings, Mothercare?)
  • breast pumps and sterilising
  • suitable baby toys for the first 12 months

There will also be on the day:

  • maternity bra fitting service (and advice) in every store
  • advice from a midwife, breast feeding expert or health visitor (subject to availability)
  • red cross trainers in selected stores giving FREE baby and child first aid advice
  • gift bags for all mums-to-be and a 10% discount voucher
  • parenting / baby activity teachers e.g. from Mamababybliss and Lazy Daisy birthing (subject to teachers availability)

This may not be for everyone, and remember to trust your instinct above anything else when it comes to your baby, but getting some advice never hurt anyone.

Scottish Independence: What Does It Mean For Parents?

by Nada in Features on 17 September, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Scottish Independence: What Does It Mean For Parents?

Tomorrow is a MASSIVE day for the entire United Kingdom. As if you didn't know, Scotland will be holding their referendum vote for Independence. It's a scary prospect for many, regardless of the result. Today we bring you a family who are split with their views on how they think Scottish Independence will impact on their family life.

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Doc McStuffins & Minnie Mouse Slippers £2.39 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Doc McStuffins & Minnie Mouse Slippers £2.39 @ Argos

Are you needing some slippers for your little one? Head on over to Argos where you will find Doc McStuffins and Minnie Mouse slippers half price at only £2.39 a pair. Yikes, that is cheap! This is the cheapest I could find online, so nip over and take a look.

These are for girls really, both are pink and purple. They are very cosy looking, absolutely spot on for those cold winter nights. Plus they both feature very popular Disney characters, Doc McStuffins and Minnie Mouse.

The Minnie Mouse ones are available in junior sizes six to ten and the Doc McStuffins ones come in sizes five through to nine. There appears to be plenty of stock throughout the United Kingdom in both styles. Yippee, you know how rubbish Argos stock levels can be when they reduce items.

Both styles have a velcro fastening which makes it easy for little tots to slip them on and off. In fact, it was slippers like this that helped my eldest to be able to put his own shoes on and off.

Collect your Doc McStuffins or Minnie Mouse slippers from your local Argos store or pay £3.95 to have them delivered. I am predicting these to sell fast, so don't hang around.

Pop Up 6FT Green/White Christmas Trees £15.94/£14.94 Delivered @eBay/Argos Outlet

by Nada in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 11:30 am

Pop Up 6FT Green/White Christmas Trees £15.94/£14.94 Delivered @eBay/Argos Outlet

You lot are either going to pat me on the back, or heckle at me for this one. Whether we like it or not the shops will soon be filled to the brim with festive goodies. Get ahead of the game, with these Pop Up 6ft Christmas Trees from eBay/Argos Outlet. They are only £9.99 for the white one and £10.99 for the Green. Bear in mind that these were priced at £39.99 originally! Christmas trees won't be this price in the shops, so why not get yours today?

Right, so we are in September, and you are thinking where's the incentive of buying this tree now? Well, let me tell you that these have gotten very popular over the years. They don't take up much floor space, so are fine for small rooms and offices or , perhaps even for a bedroom. They come pre-decorated and include sixty clear lights, so that takes the hassle out of decorating it.

I like to decorate the tree, but putting up the tree leaves me with a nasty rash up my arms every year, due to its scratchy, plasticky, branches. This is the perfect solution. They look quite modern and fun.

Postage is £3.95 but even at £15.94/£14.94, these are still going to be cheaper than your local garden centre or such like. The shops ram it down our throats early so why not just join in?

Disney Princess Play Kitchen £44.99 Delivered (With Code) @ Toys R Us

by Nada in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 10:26 am

Disney Princess Play Kitchen £44.99 Delivered (With Code) @ Toys R Us

We know you guys are daft about Disney Princesses, and we know you are wild for play kitchens. Don't faint but we have found a Disney Princess Play Kitchen. What's great is that it's has loads of money off at Toys R Us. It was £119.99, then down to £59.99 and is now £49.99. Wowza! As if that wasn't good enough, heck no, we always look at ways to get things even cheaper. Enter Coupon Code BIRTHDAY7 and get an extra £5 off. A £119.99 kitchen for £44.99, and you get FREE delivery.

Was the Disney Princess Play Kitchen worth it's original price tag? It's certainly jam packed with heaps of features, like, it's realistic kitchen sounds and fun Disney Princess phrases. My favourite bit is that you get a Mrs Potts teapot from Beauty and the Beast, along with seventeen other accessories.

There's a frying pan, cups, plates, saucers, a phone, a recipe book and much more. The oven talks and the tap sounds like running water. It's also very appealing to those Disney Princess fans because it's very much in the DP trademark colours of pink and purple. It is very cute, and would no doubt be a nice addition to a little ones bedroom.

Get the Disney Princess Play Kitchen delivered for FREE as it is over the £29.99 threshold. Don't forget to use Coupon Code BIRTHDAY7 at the checkout to get this wonderful toy at this tremendous price. It's always worth a nosey over at our vouchers section, where you can find amazing discount codes/coupons for a lot of retailers.

Lamb Tutu Fancy Dress £4 @ Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 17 September, 2014 at 9:45 am

Lamb Tutu Fancy Dress £4 @ Asda George

OMG! If this isn't cute then I don't know what is. Needing something mega cute instead of something gruesome for Halloween? Check out this Lamb Tutu baby outfit for only £4 at Asda George. This was £8, but Asda has kindly halved the price.

This adorable Lamb Tutu fancy dress outfit is available in sizes, 6-9, 9-12, 12-18 and 18-24 months. It has a layered tutu attached, and a hook and loop fastening at the back. The cuffs around the ankle and wrists are elasticated.

I am seriously contemplating asking my other half for another baby in hope I have a daughter, just so I can buy this outfit. Look at it, a fluffy lamb and a tutu. That's like ridiculously sweet.

Collect your Lamb Tutu outfit for free from your local Asda or pay £2.95 to have it delivered to your front door. Why not check out this cute bunny* all in one too, which is also half price.

Celebaby: Ryan Gosling And Eva Mendes Are Parents!

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 17 September, 2014 at 9:18 am

Celebaby: Ryan Gosling And Eva Mendes Are Parents!

So remember those slightly weird rumours that were circulating a while ago about Eva Mendes having Ryan Gosling's baby? Well, um, it seems they were legit.

The Daily Mail reports:

"Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are said to have welcomed their first child."

"Mendes, 40, gave birth to a girl on Friday, according to Us Weekly."

"The actress was previously rumoured to have been seven months into her pregnancy back in July when news first broke that she was expecting a child with Gosling."

But Eva denied she was pregnant a few months ago, and Ryan seems to have remained tight-lipped on the baby story.

My favourite part of this story, though is the hilarious reaction on Twitter to the Gosling / Mendes baby news. Gosling fans the world over seem to be weeping into their breakfast this morning over the news that he's officially off the shelf and loved up with his gorgeous woman and new little lady. Pop the new parents' names into Twitter and give yourself a right good chuckle.

I can only hope that Ryan's first words upon meeting his new little bundle of joy were 'Hey girl'. That's only funny if you're familiar with the Hey Girl meme that did the rounds on social networks a while back, featuring pics of The Gosling in various states of drool-worthy handsomeness alongside captions like 'Hey girl, I'm sorry my shirt fell off'. Ahem.

Anyway. Any guesses on what they new mum and dad are going to call what seems destined to be the most beautiful child ever to walk the earth...? My money's on a  flower-themed name. You heard it here first...

Kids Long Sleeve Tops & Multibuys From £2 And Buy 2, Save 20% @ Mothercare

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Kids Long Sleeve Tops & Multibuys From £2 And Buy 2, Save 20% @ MothercareMothercare is selling baby, boys and girls long sleeved tops and shirt multibuy packs from £2. There is also an offer on selected outfits that give you 20% off when you buy two.

The weather has definitely changed lately and while today was lovely and warm here in my little corner of England, we're reaching for the long sleeves more often these days, and I'm aware we're in short supply - short in the arms and waist that is... my girls just don't stop growing!

Mothercare are selling gorgeous tops, like the Animal Friends Top for £2, reduced from £6.

There are multipacks for £10 with three shirts, and loads of pretty pretty things that get you 20% off when you buy two.

Head on over to Mothercare and grab your little one some warm clothes for Autumn.

VTech Xtra Pro Kids' Pink Laptop £14.99 Delivered @ eBay/ Argos Outlet

by Nada in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 9:18 pm

VTech Xtra Pro Kids' Pink Laptop £14.99 Delivered @ eBay/ Argos Outlet

This is an incredible bargain if you are in the market for a girls' gift. This VTech Xtra Pro kids' pink laptop is only £14.99 with FREE delivery from the eBay/ Argos Outlet. Go to Tesco Direct and you will pay £42.99 or The Entertainer it's £29.99. As you can see this is a tremendously good price for such a toy.

This VTech Xtra Pro Kids' pink laptop is aimed at girls aged five to eight years old. It boasts a QWERTY keyboard which makes it a good starting point for typing and includes a mouse to navigate. There's nine curriculum based activities, where you can play in one and two player mode.  With three levels of difficulty, this pink laptop can stimulate kids of different academic levels.

It can be used to teach Key Stage 1 English, science, maths, reading skills and much more. For £14.99, you are certainly getting a lot of toy for your money.

Of course, it's girly pink so will be more appealing because of this. I must admit I am drawn to pink "things".  Why not pop a couple away for Christmas, because at this price you can afford to.

24% Off Everything @ BHS

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 8:42 pm

24% Off Everything @ BHS

Until mid day tomorrow, BHS has 24% off everything including sale items. There's no minimum spend, and there's no code, as the discount is automatically applied at the checkout. Delivery is £3.95, unless you spend over £25, then it's free. There is also free click and collect within four to eight days.

This sale is only on till mid day tomorrow though, so don't wait too long.

I love that this offer works on sale items too. It means that I could pick up a lovely butterfly mesh dress for my daughter's birthday - originally priced at £28.00, reduced to £19.60 - for  £14.90. Not bad at all.

There's a Unisex black jumper reduced to £3, now only £2.28, and a range of smart and formal attire too.

It's definitely worth having a look, even if you're not after clothes, there's homeware and more. It's a little early for stocking fillers from BHS, but I guess this is them clearing stock for that!

Head over to BHS and let us know if you find any winning bargains!

Thanks to Kerrie on our Facebook page

Channel 4 One Born Every Minute Are Looking For Mums To Star In The Next Series

by Nada in Misc on 16 September, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Channel 4 One Born Every Minute Are Looking For Mums To Star In The Next Series

One Born Every Minute (or OBEM) is one of the most talked about programme on television. The beauty of it is that it such a natural thing but watching it on the screen makes it even more fascinating . Have you ever watched it and thought I would REALLY like to be on that show? If the answer is yes, then read on as they are looking for the future stars for the upcoming series.

There's criteria you need to fulfil in order to be considered. You MUST be due to have a baby in October, November or December at the Liverpool Women's Hospital. Perhaps, you know someone that is? If you don't fit these requirements then don't apply as you will automatically be disregarded.

If you do fall into these categories then EEEK I am excited for you, and I demand you to message us, so we can look out for you.

What do you do if you wish to apply? Simply call 020 7033 2311 or email where you will be contacted by the production team, who will discuss your eligibility.

I watch it and I would have loved to have had my last labour filmed, but not shown on national television. OBEM is a favourite of mine and it give me an excuse to coo and blubber over the beauty that is childbirth. My little boys love watching it too, it actually helped prepare them for the night I went into labour with their little brother.

Best of luck to anyone who applies for the next One Born Every Minute series. You can find more details on how to apply over here.

20% off Everything @ Muddy Puddles

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 5:53 pm

20% off Everything @ Muddy Puddles

Right now at Muddy Puddles - the company that specialises in waterproof and outdoor clothing for kids - there's 20% off everything.

You don't need to enter  voucher code - the discount will be automatically applied to anything you order, and all items are shown with the original price alongside the special discount price. These Puddle Stomper wellies are great value with 20% off. Normally £16.00, they're now just £12.80. They're available in a range of prints including spots and stripes, as well as umbrellas and tractors.

The baby fleeces are also an amazing bargain, down in price from £29 to £12. It's available in a cute green star print or navy spots. I'm definitely planning to snap up one of these - winters are particularly icy when you live near the sea, and since this will be my daughter's first winter since she started walking, I love the idea of knowing that she'll be snug as a bug in a rug even when she insists on breaking free from the confines of the buggy!

These jersey lined trousers are good value too - down from £24 to £10, and the 'Fandango Pink' version is still in stock. Or how about a two-pack of baby trousers for just £4, down from £10.

Check out the sale page for loads of brilliant buys including lightweight jackets.

Standard delivery is £3.95 to all mainland UK addresses, and there are free returns on everything except sale and clearance items.

With thanks to mummytoboyz @HUKD.

Benny The Cat Trunki £29.99 Delivered (With Code) @ Trunki

by Nada in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Benny The Cat Trunki £29.99 Delivered (With Code) @ Trunki

We have all seen Trunkis before, in many different designs. I, personally haven't seen this one before and that's because it's Trunki online exclusive. Stand out from the Trunki kids at the airports with this Benny The Cat version of the famous wheeled luggage. Benny The Cat costs £39.99, ouch but never fear, we would never tell you to buy it at that price, oh heck no! Use coupon code mumsnet25 and get a very generous 25% off, that's £10 to you and me. This means for only £29.99 you can get the rare Benny The Cat Trunki with FREE delivery.

What is so special about Benny The Cat? And why make a cat Trunki? It's because Rob Law (the inventor of Trunki) has a cat called Benny, and he designed this feline version as a present to his pregnant partner. Awwwww! I am not sure it would be advisable to ride one of these when carry child...okay I joke.

Let me tell you another little awww fact about this Trunki, for every purchase of the Benny The Cat £2 is donated to Bristol and Wales Cat Rescue ( the place where Benny the REAL cat came from). Now I am not a huge lover of the feline species, but I just love the sentiment behind this creation.

It is of standard Trunki structure and quality, and has even been awarded five stars on the Trunki site. Check out the photos at the bottom of the page, especially the kitten one. They are hilarious.

Why not nip over to our vouchers section where you can find coupon code mumsnet25 and oodles more.

Fisher Price Discover And Grow Penguin Soother £7.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 16 September, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Fisher Price Discover And Grow Penguin Soother £7.99 @ Argos

The Fisher Price Discover and Grow Penguin Soother is a favourite amongst my peers. You can get it for only £7.99 at Argos. This had an original price £16.99, then down to £9.99 and is now £7.99.

The Fisher Price Discover and Grow Penguin Soother features classical music, lullabies and nature sounds to relax baby to sleep. It also projects soft images onto the ceiling. The beauty of this night light toy is that it differs greatly from others on the market and I can see why it's a favourite to many of my parent friends.

There's three buttons to select, each for classical music and lullabies, nature sounds and one that chooses which mode you would like, for example, projection or music and projection. There a side switch to turn the soother off, or alter the volume.

Another major plus about this Fisher Price Penguin is that as your child grows (suitable from birth), you can change the cards to accommodate your baby's change in vision. How great is that?

Reserve and collect the Fisher Price Discover and Grow Penguin Soother for free, from your local Argos store. It is currently out of stock for home delivery.