Celebaby: New Mum Thandie Newton Wishes You A Happy Easter

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 18 April, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Celebaby: New Mum Thandie Newton Wishes You A Happy Easter

British actress Thandie Newton has taken to her Twitter account to share a snap of her new baby boy, and to wish her followers well for the Easter weekend.

The actress and mother of two wrote simply:

"Happy Holidays"

Thandie is married to English writer, director, and producer Ol Parker, and the couple also have two daughters: Ripley and Nico.

On Thandie's latest addition, the Daily Mail reports:

"Shortly after welcoming her third child Thandie shared her delight on Twitter with the message: ‘Our baby boy is finally here! Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at home yesterday.’"

"She later tweeted that she had given birth at home, writing: 'My 3rd home birth with brilliant independent midwife Caroline Flint - and Carole Goddard @PhoenixMidwives. Keep independent midwifery alive!'"

It seems home-birthing is all the rage with celeb mums. Model Gisele Bundchen famously gave birth to both her children at home in the bath, and actress Jennifer Connelly welcomed her third baby (and first daughter, Agnes) at home in her New York apartment. Demi Moore and Pamela Anderson are also famous advocates of home births.

Are any of our Playpennies mummies home-birthers?

Congrats, Thandie and Ol!

Henbrandt Sterling Play Money 75p Delivered @Amazon Sold By Martin's Deals

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 18 April, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Henbrandt Sterling Play Money 75p Delivered @Amazon Sold By Martin's DealsPlay money is one of those items that kids just seem to adore. Whether it's the cash from a Monopoly set, or bank notes that my kids have drawn and cut out for their own entertainment, they just seem to have hours of fun with toy money. And this set is just 75p with NO DELIVERY charge right now at Amazon.

In this set of play money you get coins and notes in £5, £10, £20 and £50 denominations.

The reviews are amazing, too, so it's clearly not going to disappoint. Out of 218 reviews, this item has been awarded an average of 4 out of a possible 5 stars. Here's a fairly standard review so you can see what customers think of this purchase:

"The play money looks amazing. I purchased two as I did not know how many notes it would come with although once I opened it, it came with more than expected. It comes with 5x £5 notes, 5x £10 notes, 5x £20 notes and 5x £50 notes and the sterling coins which includes two of each coins. A little tip to prevent the play money from ripping apart I would suggest laminating it that way it can last longer. The money is small but what do we expect? It's play money."

Do note that this item is not suitable for children under the age of three years old.

Megabloks Barbie Glam Style Fashion Pack 99p @ Argos

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 18 April, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Megabloks Barbie Glam Style Fashion Pack 99p @ Argos

Here we go! This Megabloks Barbie Glam Style Barbie fashion accessory pack is down from £5.99 to only 99p at Argos. Epic saving of £5 off this little guy that you can grab now for Christmas stockings later or just because you can.

Argos doesn’t do free delivery on this item so you will need to click and collect instore for free. If you have an Monsters University fans you can visit our Argos deals for those products here and then collect them all at the same time.

This pack gets Barbie into the hottest fashions and lets her attend the poshest parties. It doesn’t come with the doll, so please don’t expect one when you get this kit and hopefully you have the doll already.  If you don’t, then take a look at the Megabloks Build n Style Ballet Studiothat’s also on sale at Argos down from £19.99 to £9.99. That includes plenty of kit and the Barbie toy you need for half price.

Thanks to babyblue at HUKD!

Shark Lift-Away Steam Pocket 5-in-1

by Luschka van Onselen in Reviews on 18 April, 2014 at 1:00 pm

 Shark Lift-Away Steam Pocket 5-in-1
If you're getting ready to do a big lot of spring cleaning once the children are back at school, I have a huge big tip for you: You can save yourself hours of scrubbing and effort with the Shark Lift-Away Steam Pocket 5-in-1*(£99.99 instead of £149.99 at JML).

The Shark Lift Away Steam Pocket 5-in-1 is a really awesome cleaner. It works on carpet, tile, or laminate. It works on windows, counters, surfaces, and pretty much everything in the house. It works using no chemicals, simply just hot steam. I'll tell you more about that in a bit. 

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Bananas In Pyjamas Funhouse Playset £5.99 Was £24.99 @Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 18 April, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Bananas In Pyjamas Funhouse Playset £5.99 Was £24.99 @Argos

It's bargains galore at Argos right now, and we're loving the look of this Bananas In Pyjamas Funhouse Playset. It's fabulously reduced too, down to just £5.99 from its original price of £24.99.

The funhouse playset has two comfy beds for the pyjama-clad bananas to sleep in, plus two sofas in the living room for chilling out on. But the bit you're really going to love is the musical staircase which plays - you guessed it - the Bananas In Pyjamas theme tune whenever the characters take a dander up or down the stairs.

(I so wish I had musical stairs. Would be much less tedious running up and down the stairs to settle a crying baby during nap times!)

Three happy customers have left reviews of this item on the Argos website too, and they're all glowing. 

You'll need batteries with this too, but they're not included, so make sure you throw a packet of AAA batteries in your basket. Nothing worse than kids with new toys but no batteries to make them work!

Next day delivery is usually £3.95 from Argos but currently it looks like this is out of stock for home delivery, although you can reserve one to collect in store, and that's completely free.

Superman & Batman Kids Fancy Dress Half Price £6 @ Tesco

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 18 April, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Superman & Batman Kids Fancy Dress Half Price £6 @ Tesco

Tesco has dropped the price on both the Superman and Batman kids fancy dress costumes. Batman has had 50% taken off from £15 to £7 and Superman has had his taken off by 50% from £12 to £6. Proving for once and for all that Superman is best…

Your offspring will love becoming the Man of Steel in the Superman outfit that is an all-in-one dude with a stomach definition feature and a large Superman logo. There are pads on the shoulders to add to that muscular definition and there are riptape fastenings at the back and on the cape.

Batman comes with a padded stomach feature and a detachable power belt and cape with some extra hooks and patterns on the sleeves and legs to really add to his mysterious persona. This set comes with a mask, detachable belt and a cape so it’s a pretty good deal!

Thanks to bebo83 at HUKD!

Birds Nest Easter Egg Cake

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 18 April, 2014 at 10:30 am

Birds Nest Easter Egg Cake

I know everyone is just going crazy for THAT Creme Egg Cheesecake, but I'm not sold on it - too sickly sweet for me. This bird nest Easter egg cake, however, rocks my world a little. What a clever idea!? I'll be making the cake using my gran's flop proof chocolate cake recipe and hoping I can do it some justice with the icing and a bag of mini eggs. Roll on Easter Sunday.

Rainbow Baby Sleeping Bag & Hot Air Balloon Bag £9 @ JoJo Maman Bebe

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 18 April, 2014 at 10:13 am

Rainbow Baby Sleeping Bag & Hot Air Balloon Bag £9 @ JoJo Maman Bebe

JoJo Maman Bebe has dropped the price on the Rainbow Baby sleeping bag from £28 to £10 and the price on the Hot Air Balloon baby sleeping bag from £28 to £10. To get these down to £9 you can use the JoJo Maman Bebe voucher code MM21 to drop the price.

The Hot Air Balloon design is extremely cute and comes in sizes 0-6 months, 6-18 months and there are even toddler sizes available too. It is 2.5 tog for all year round use except high summer and is made from 100% cotton. The Rainbow design is equally delightful and SO cheerful and it has exactly the same tog and materials and sizes as the other one.

Your choice will really depend on which design you like best, although at this price you can get both for still £10 less than you would have paid for one before they went on sale!

Thanks to edandhen at HUKD!

Find Your Nearest Easter Egg Trail

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 18 April, 2014 at 9:00 am

Find Your Nearest Easter Egg TrailBetween 18 April and 21 April - that's this weekend, if the holidays have left you confused about dates - the National Trust has again teamed up with Cadbury's to create Easter Egg Trails for young explorers in some of Britain’s most inspiring places from spring woodlands and coastal trails, to historic homes and castles.

Head over to the Easter Egg Trail website and pop in your post code to find out which National Trust properties near you will be hosting Easter Egg hunts. It's a great way to burn off the chocolate, and the energy, no matter the weather.

There will be trails at over 300 locations across the UK, so you and the family can have some quality time while exploring the great outdoors.
Regular entry fees apply for the properties, so it's free for members, and varies depending on property. Every explorer will be given:

  • A Pith Hat – A ‘make it yourself’ Eggsplorer hat, to make sure your little adventurer looks the part.
  • Trail Journal – Containing their eggspedition trail map and clues so they stay on track.
  • Trail Passport – An essential log to record stamps collected along the trail and at other trails you attend.

After successfully completing the trail each Eggsplorer will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury Egghead.

Sainsbury’s Baby Event starts on the 30th of April

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 18 April, 2014 at 12:38 am

Sainsbury’s Baby Event starts on the 30th of April


Sainsbury’s Baby Event starts on the 30th of April.

Stick the date in your diary or mark it on the calendar, the Sainsbury’s baby event starts on the 30th of April.

Although we don’t know exactly what will be included yet, this is the one loads of you wait for, the baby event out of all the supermarkets for many. Going by previous events, we can expect deals like a 1/3 off all nappies and wipes and many more bargains on things like bathing products, creams and powders, feeding accessories and food and drink.

We’ll bring you more details as soon as we have them but for now, save the date!

Thanks S0ldi3r on HUKD!

Medela Single Mini Electric Breastpump £50.39 @ Kiddicare and Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Medela Single Mini Electric Breastpump £50.39 @ Kiddicare and AmazonKiddicare have the Medela Single Mini Electric Breastpump on sale for £50.39 and Amazon have price matched. It's reduced from the RRP of £79.99 - which is roughly what I paid for mine four years ago! - and both Boots and the NCT shop are currently selling it for £69.99. Delivery is free from either seller at this price point. 

As a reviewer through two pregnancies, babies, newborns and nurslings, I have tried and owned a few different breastpumps, from manual to mini to super duper and back again, and I always came back to the Medela Mini Electric. In fact I loved it so much that when I went to South Africa for six months, I took a spare with me, just in case something happened to the first. It is the rockstar of non-hospital grade breastpumps in my opinion (and the hospital-grade one happens to be Medela too.)

The Mini Electric Breast Pump is ideal for short-term or occasional use, has fabulous suction, is easy to assemble and not massively noisy. It's a favourite for many pumping mothers and for good reason.

Promo Code: Nothing Over £10 & Free Delivery @ Pumpkin Patch

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Promo Code: Nothing Over £10 & Free Delivery @ Pumpkin PatchPumpkin Patch has its Nothing Over £10 sale on at the moment, during which absolutely nothing on the site is charged at more than £10. In addition,  if you use the code below, you can have your bargains delivered at home for no charge at all. I love those little bonuses. 

Click here to get your Pumpkin Patch bargains*

  • Discount: free delivery
  • Promo code: UKETER4
  • Expires: 21st April 2014

To use this Pumpkin Patch promo code pop your items in the Basket, then go to the Basket and enter it in the relevant box. Hit Apply Code and it will automatically adjust your order. The free delivery promo code can be used in conjunction with both the special offer and the sale.

We were hit by the flooding over Christmas, and just today the loss adjusters came and took 6 bags of children's clothing away to be consigned to the rubbish pile forever, so the thought of being able to buy my youngest some new clothes, and at no more than £10 an item, is awesome. I'm quite thrilled, actually.

Looking at the sale, things that were around the £10 are quite massively reduced - like t-shirts are now down to £2.50, lovely singlet tops are down to £2.99 and even summer dresses are as low as £4.50.

I honestly don't think I've seen prices this good in ages!

Visit our voucher page for all our Pumpkin Patch promo codes.

Thanks to ahirani at HUKD!

Playmobil Easter Eggs £3.74 Sainsbury's Instore

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Playmobil Easter Eggs £3.74 Sainsbury's Instore

This is so super hot as far as I'm concerned, that I'm about to hop in the car, head over to my local Sainsbury's and see if they have any of these Playmobil Easter Eggs in store for £3.74 - that's cheaper than Amazon's £5.99 - £6.99, depending on what you're after.

I wrote a review on these Playmobil Easter Eggs last week, and they are super duper awesome. I can't wait to give my kids more of them on Easter Sunday, because I know how much they love them. As an alternative to chocolate, or a gift that negates the need for chocolate, or just to cut down the amount of sweet stuff, I think they are awesome.

There are four different eggs: The Flower Fairy With Enchanted Tree, Native American Girl With Animals, the Robo Gang Spy with Glider and the Biker, and each egg comes in a different colour, with it's own filling, so you know what you're buying from the outset. You can use the egg itself later too, and the figurines themselves fit nicely into other Playmobil toys.

I am so in love with these eggs, I wish they'd bring out more!

LeapFrog My Puppy Pal Violet & Scout £10 @ Amazon

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 4:00 pm

LeapFrog My Puppy Pal Violet & Scout £10 @ Amazon

Amazon has dropped the price on the LeapFrog My Puppy Violet (she’s, um, violet) and My Puppy Pal Scout (he’s green) from £19.99 to £10. These educational gems are 50% off and a saving of £9.99, on and you get free delivery…

You can download your child’s name and favourite things to this cuddly customisable puppy and then press its paws for lullabies, learning songs and activities. She/He has a British voice that will talk your tots through a range of cool games that will inspire, educate and encourage them.

Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog Learning Path so they can download extra goodies and customise the learning experience and the two little woofs are totally fine for kids aged six months and higher. These toys actually have quite a lot of features so they are well worth getting at this low price. They are also cuddly and very cute. You do need to buy batteries – 3x AA – but the first batch are included.

Thanks to ather7851 at HUKD!

Monsters University Monster Discount Roundup @ Argos

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Monsters University Monster Discount Roundup @ Argos

RAAAR! Monsters University goodies are on sale at Argos right now with some pretty awesome bargains. The Monsters University Monster Mask Sulley is down from £24.99 to £7.49 which is less than half price, the Mike & Sulley Plush toy set is down from £39.99 to £14.99 and the totally awesome Monsters University inflatable sofa is down to £9.99 from £29.99.

OK, starting with what I think is the absolute coolest item. The Monsters University inflatable sofa has had £20 taken off the price which is less than half price and you can collect instore for free. Perfect for relaxing after a hard day of terrifying your parents with…

…the Sulley mask that has been reduced by over £20 which can move its eyebrows  and mouth while you talk. Fun for making amusing facial expressions while covered in blue hair. Then, when all is said and done your small humans/monsters can cuddle up to the soft toy set of Mike and Sulley that are down by over £20 too.

And all of them come with a half price Disney Junior height chart too.

Easter Deals And Discounts Roundup

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Easter Deals And Discounts Roundup

It is EASTER! Well, it is Easter tomorrow and you are totally forgiven for eating a chocolate egg or two today. It’s allowed. So, in the spirit of Easter fun and shenanigans I have been pootling about the web to find some brilliant bargains for you all. From food to toys to books to cards, they are all here. Grab a bargain and Happy Easter!

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Johnsons & Tommee Tippee Bargains Galore Including Bath Products, Baby Bottles & Changing Mats @ASDA Baby Event

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 11:48 am

Johnsons & Tommee Tippee Bargains Galore Including Bath Products, Baby Bottles & Changing Mats @ASDA Baby Event

There are some fab bargains to be found on big name baby brands including Tommee Tippee and Johnsons right now at Asda. Like this Johnsons Baby Essentials Box. It's just £10 for eight different products, reduced from £20.

It's stuffed full of pretty much everything you need from the Johnsons's baby range, including Baby Lotion, Baby Oil, Baby Shampoo, Cotton Buds. Baby Bath and Baby Wipes. And it's all stashed in a really handy box which you can use as a bathroom organiser.

I was given one of these as a baby gift fairly recently and it was one of the most brilliant pressies we received. We got mountains of baby clothes and toys, but most of those got put away in a drawer as it'll be months and months before they really fit or are suitable for our baby to play with. The Johnsons box, in contrast, was put to immediate use! We used it every day and I must have muttered something on a daily basis about what a genius idea it is to give such a practical, thoughtful baby gift to a new mum. I definitely recommend stashing one of these away if you've got an imminent arrival in the family, or even if you just want a new baby gift on standby.

Have you checked out the Asda baby event yet? There are heaps of other big name bargains to be found - so many, in fact, that I've just spend the best part of an hour dithering over what to tell you about! I've also got my eye on this six pack of Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Easivent bottles which are reduced from £25 to just £10, saving you £15. And this Red Kite Baby Changing Mat is just £5.

With thanks to aisalihu @HUKD

Moshi Monsters Rox Collector Tin Edition 2 £2.99 @ Amazon

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 11:04 am

Moshi Monsters Rox Collector Tin Edition 2 £2.99 @ Amazon

This Moshi Monster tin has been dropped down from £9.99 to £2.99 with a saving of £7 and 70% off the original price. It is also part of the Add-on programme that Amazon has just introduced where you can tack it onto a qualifying order of £10 or more in order to get it delivered for free.

This Moshi Monsters tin is a bit of a collectible gem and it comes with a bunch of Rox Moshlings that are all new and gem-styled for extra cool. If your kids are into this hit game, then it is very likely that they will know exactly what these dudes are and why they are important. You will then buy them for this insanely low price and step on them in the middle of the night with bare feet.

Yes, Moshlings are the new Lego…

So you get a collectors tin, Rox Moshlings, second edition creatures, and eight of these Rox Moshlings are included. I wouldn’t pay the original price, but £2.99 is epic.

PlayPennies Competition: Win One Of Five Spatone Supplements For Pregnant Mums And A Fisher-Price Rainforest GYM Worth £60!

by Tamsin Oxford in Comps on 17 April, 2014 at 7:00 am

PlayPennies Competition: Win One Of Five Spatone Supplements For Pregnant Mums And A Fisher-Price Rainforest GYM Worth £60!

Spatone has sidled on over to us at PlayPennies and offered all you lucky expectant mums the chance to win one of FIVE Spatone supplements as well as a Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym to help your little ones develop just as brilliantly as you.

Did you know that pregnant women can have low iron levels due to the increased demand of iron for the optimum growth and development of the baby? In the last six weeks of pregnancy the baby builds up its own storage of iron from its mother which baby will then use for the first 4-6 months of his/her life – therefore mum’s iron demands can triple by the end of pregnancy. If mums-to-be can’t get enough iron from their diet, an  ideal way  to top up her iron levels is by taking an iron supplement such as natural Spatone.

Spatone iron rich water is sourced from the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia National Park and can help top up your iron levels with fewer of the unpleasant side effects often experienced with conventional iron supplements. The iron naturally present in Spatone has been shown to be easily absorbed, with an average of 40% bioavailability, compared to 5- 20% from food and other iron supplements. Spatone is available from Boots priced at £10.55 for 28 sachets (4 weeks supply). For more info visit Spatone! 

Just remember that it’s important to follow a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy balanced diet. If pregnant or breast feeding always contact a healthcare professional before taking any food supplement.

For your chance to win a month’s supply of Spatone plus a Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym worth £60 follow the instructions below…

How to enter:

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, pop on over to Spatone and find the answer to the question below. THEN come back here and put your answer into the comment box below.

Tell us which one of the following statements is true:

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3. Spatone Apple is your daily iron and vitamin C supplement that helps maintain a healthy iron levels and overall wellbeing


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Lego Chima Razors CHI Playset £9.99 @ Argos

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 17 April, 2014 at 6:23 am

Lego Chima Razors CHI Playset £9.99 @ Argos

Argos appears to be setting a ton of cool toys on fire right now. This Lego Chima Razors CHI playset 70012 was on sale for £39.99 but is now £9.99 which is a saving of £30. Awesome sauce right there, Lego fans.

The Lego Chima has folding wings and grabbing legs and a chain and you can use it to defeat rival tribe members. I am not entirely sure what tribe you are going to defeat, or why, but I am pretty sure that a discounted creature to defend your tribe is a bonus. You can build the dude to fold the wings in different directions and it comes with Razcal’s buildable blade too.

The set is for kids over the age of seven and apparently needs to be used under the direct supervision of an adult. I am assuming this is to prevent the child from capturing his or her younger brother or sister with the chain.

Thanks to Bargain_Buster at HUKD!