12 HOUR OFFER: 30% Off All Full Priced Styles PLUS Free Delivery (with code) @ GAP

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 1:55 pm

12 HOUR OFFER: 30% Off All Full Priced Styles PLUS Free Delivery (with code) @ GAP

You have 12 hours to take advantage of this fab offer from Gap, from when it started at midday to 11.59pm tonight! Just enter the code TIME4GAP at the checkout and you get 30% off all full-priced styles, plus you also get free delivery with no minimum spend!

Click here to shop @ Gap*

  • Discount: 30% Off full-priced styles, and free delivery.
  • Minimum Spend: None.
  • Expires: 11.59pm Wednesday 29th July 2015
  • Code: TIME4GAP

I love a good free delivery code without a minimum spend as it means you can only pick up the one or two bits that you really want. Is there just one Gap item that you love? Get it today with 30% off the price and no delivery to add on and that's is a cracking bargain.

You can even use this code on the brand new 'sneak peek' autumn collections, like this gorgeous Stampede One-Piece* baby girl's outfit, or this Pleated Deer Dress*. The new baby collections have so many beautiful things that I would find it hard to resist if I had a baby to buy for.

The voucher code will work on ALL full-price styles on site, for adults, babies and children, and also the online only Maternity range. You have to place your order today to get the discount and free delivery.

You can find this Gap Voucher Code along with lots of other money saving codes for loads of other retailers over in our voucher section.

Pretty Pink Ice Cream Maker £9.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 11:58 am

Pretty Pink Ice Cream Maker £9.99 @ Argos

Mmmm ice cream! Just because the weather has been abysmal so far, this summer doesn't mean you have to miss out on the good stuff. Argos have reduced the Pretty Pink Ice Cream Maker from £24.99 to just £9.99. Even when the sun doesn't shine, you can enjoy your favourite flavour of ice cream. I am so tempted to buy one of these but I fear I would replace all of my meals with ice cream.

The Pretty Pink Ice Cream Maker comes complete with a Paddle and one litre Freeze Bowl. It's mains powered so it's a step up from those ice cream shakers you get for the same price.

I would say that this is aimed at kids, although please note that Argos have put an age recommendation of 12 years old on this. The review suggest the machine itself is fine but the instructions are rubbish.

For just under £10, I think you will get your money's worth out of this. It can come out on rainy days and it's something affordable and fun to do with the kids.

You can Reserve and Collect the Pretty Pink Ice Maker for FREE from an Argos near you or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your door.

Peppa Pig Girls' Pink Toddle Canvas Trainers £3.49 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 10:32 am

Peppa Pig Girls' Pink Toddle Canvas Trainers £3.49 @ Argos

In my home, we adore Peppa Pig. We are not alone, PP has to be one of the most popular Children's television programmes of our time. If you know a little Peppa Pig fan then make them smile with these Peppa Pig Girls' Pink Toddle Canvas Trainers. Sold by Argos, they are reduced from £6.99 to just £3.49. What a bargain!

The Peppa Pig Girls' Pink Toddle Canvas Trainers come in four different sizes. Size 6 appears to be extremely limited so if that's the size you need then you might be lucky and bag a pair. Sizes 7,8 and 9 seem to be plentiful across the UK though.

These little shoes are very pink and feature lovely Peppa Pig detailing. My particular favourite bits are those PP toe caps. Very cute indeed. If you are looking for nursery shoes or something for your little one to wear out to play, then these are a good buy.

Check out the reviews. These PP shoes have a 4.8 star rating so I say these are a super duper bargain at just £3.49.

You can Reserve and Collect the Peppa Pig Girls' Pink Toddle Canvas Trainers for FREE from an Argos store near you. They are available for home delivery at a cost of £3.95.

BIG Savings On Own Brand & Pampers Nappies @ Tesco Direct

by Nada in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 9:54 am

BIG Savings On Own Brand & Pampers Nappies @ Tesco Direct

Needing nappies? Be quick and head on over to Tesco Direct where many own brand and Pampers nappies are reduced by as much as 50%. They are selling out fast as you can imagine, so be quick or miss out. It's not often you see those everyday baby essentials so cheap so make the most of it and stock up.

Here's a list of what you can get your hands on:

... and loads more!

You can Click and Collect your Nappies order for FREE from a Tesco store near you or pay £3 to have it delivered to your front door.

Thanks to chefy99 @ HUKD

 

Save Those Baby Wipes Packets! 70% Off Items With Johnson's Baby Points

by Nada in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 9:34 am

Save Those Baby Wipes Packets! 70% Off Items With Johnson's Baby Points

I am sat here raging with myself right now. Why? I did NOT know that you can save up points off of the back of Johnson's Baby Wipes and redeem them for baby items. Think of all the Baby Wipes Packets I have turfed in the bin over the years. I would have been a flaming points millionaire.

If you already knew, or have stacks of baby wipes get them out and enter those points in. Johnson's Baby Club have 70% off some of the items that you can buy with points. Be quick though as these reductions are only for another two days as it ends on 31 July.

Here's some of what you can get your mitts on: 'That's Not My...Books' was 270 points now only 70, Personalised Hooded Baby Towel was 420 points now 110, Sophie La Girafe Teething Comforter was 360 points now 70 and Floatee Bathtime Book was 210 now 50.

Even if you won't be able to accrue enough points for this offer this time. It's an ongoing thing however, you will have to use more points for those baby items. Now you know that you can get those baby goodies just by entering the points of something you buy anyway.

To find out how many points you get per packet, click here.

Thanks to billbennett1 @ HUKD

Up To 40% Off Selected Playmobil Toys @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 9:09 am

Up To 40% Off Selected Playmobil Toys @ Amazon

Playmobil is another one of those toys that has stood the test of time. It's still as popular as when I was a nipper and I reckon that's because it's simple. There's nothing complicated about it and children can use their imagination when playing with the various play set scenarios. Amazon have up to 40% off selected Playmobil Toys, so you can pick up a brilliant bargain.

There are 18 different Playmobil Play Sets to choose from in this deal and there are some cracking prices. I really think that if you have a little one that digs this 'ever-so-slightly retro' toy then now's the time to stock up on gifts for upcoming birthdays and even Christmas.

Here are my top picks: Playmobil 5432: Summer Fun Camp Site* now only £33.17, Playmobil Princess 5419: My Secret Play Box Princess Castle* now £13.49, Playmobil 5265: Summer Fun Large Furnished Hotel* only £59.99, Playmobil 5230: Dinos Volcano with T-Rex* just £32.49 and Playmobil 5487: City Life Beauty Salon* only £12.

Delivery is FREE when you spend £20+ or if you have Amazon Prime. If you don't wish to spend that much or don't have AP then delivery is £3.30.

Roadsterz 6V Electric Ride On Quad £35 Delivered @ Halfords

by Nada in Deals on 29 July, 2015 at 8:41 am

Roadsterz 6V Electric Ride On Quad £35 Delivered @ Halfords

Wow! Electric Ride On Toys generally don't come cheap, that's why we have gotten all in a tizz over these Roadsterz 6v Electric Ride On Quads. They are sold at Halfords and are currently half price, meaning that you can get them for only £35. Now, that to me is a great price. To be honest £70 isn't unreasonable for these if we look at similar elsewhere. As it is over £30, delivery is FREE.

The Roadsterz 6v Electric Ride On Quad comes in a choice of two colours: Green/Blue and Pink. This cool Quad features easy grip handles and four chunky wheels to prevent tipping.

They are powered by a 6V rechargeable battery that should last up to 60 to 90 minutes of driving. Don't worry about your child going to fast as this Quad has a top speed of 3km per hour. Battery and charger included and charging should take any longer than 8 to 10 hours.

You can Click and Collect the Roadsterz 6v Electric Ride On Quad for FREE from Halfords if you don't want it delivered.

VTech Baby Toot Toot Driver Garage Just £29.74 @ Tesco Direct

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 28 July, 2015 at 8:55 pm

VTech Baby Toot Toot Driver Garage Just £29.74 @ Tesco Direct

I have been keeping my eye on this VTech Baby Toot Toot Driver Garage for a while now as it always seems so expensive at around £40-£45 most places and my daughter absolutely loves this at her friends house. I have just spotted it down to a much better price of £29.74 at Tesco Direct, as they are currently offering 15% off selected indoor and outdoor toys. Might have to put it aside for Christmas at that price!

This interactive garage includes a tow-truck, petrol station, turntable winding ramp, a lift and car wash. It also has an exit gate that has a sensor which recognises the vehicle. The garage is musical, lights up and says educational phrases. The other cars are sold seperately.

What I think is great about this VTech toot toot range is that you can slowly add to the collection, perfect for at Birthday's or at Christmas when everyone asks what they can get your little one/s, you can ask for another addition to the toot toot range. This way you don't end up with lots of presents that your children may not enjoy as much.

Tesco offer a FREE Click and Collect service to your local store or you can have the item delivered to your home from £3.00.

Children's Bike Workshops For 7-11 Year Old's @ Halfords

by Becky Barratt in Freebies on 28 July, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Children's Bike Workshops For 7-11 Year Old's @ Halfords

If your kid's are off out on their bikes more and more over the Summer holidays it's likely they will need the tyre's pumping and lots of other essential maintenance. Basically, more jobs for Mum and Dad! Think how great it would be if the kids learnt how to look after their own bike's maintenance. Well Halfords are currently running Kids' Bike Workshops as part of their Halfords Bike Club throughout July and August to teach children just that.

The workshop is for children aged 7-11 years and aims to teach them basic bike maintenance. The workshops will take place every Wednesday in July for Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Nothern Ireland. For England and Scotland they will also be held every Wednesday in August too. You will need to book your place on the workshop via the link above. There will also be a search option to see which Halfords are running these workshops closest to you. Enjoy!

McDonald's Employee Takes Her Baby To Work

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 28 July, 2015 at 7:48 pm

McDonald's Employee Takes Her Baby To Work

Most working parents have moments when their childcare arrangements fall through - that's all part of the juggling act of being a working parent. But if your childcare provider let you down at the last minute, would you consider simply turning up to work with your baby in tow?

That's what a McDonald's employee did, according to the Independent. The newspaper reports:

A baby was left sitting behind the counter of a McDonald’s while his mother served customers because his childminder had cancelled.

Jesse Wright, 22, from the university town, took a photo of the child when buying breakfast at the counter, the Sun reports.

Mr Wright added that staff were quick to remove the child, who appeared to be eating a McDonald's meal, once he was spotted taking the photograph.

The newspaper also reports that the mother was sent home, and that the staff team have been advised that bringing a baby into the kitchen was a "wholly unacceptable" scenario.

Sigh. I feel kind of sorry for the mum in question. Granted, her superior should probably have explained that bringing her baby into work wasn't a sensible option in the face of a childcare crisis, but at least she made the effort to fulfill her work commitments.

In case you ever find yourself in this position, try checking out Emergency Childcare, the nationwide emergency childcare service provider. They can help you book local emergency childcare - whether it’s a nursery place or an emergency nanny - with as little as 30 minutes notice.

What's your view on this? And what's the most drastic action you've resorted to as a working parent when your childcare plans fell through? Come and tell us on our Facebook page.

Children's Wellies From £3.99 @ Argos

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 July, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Children's Wellies From £3.99 @ Argos

Last week Nada told us about the children's footwear bargains to be had at Argos, and it looks as though they have taken note of the awful weather and added some great priced welly boots too.

You can get several different styles from just £3.99, and seeing as welly boots are needed all year round in this country it's a good idea to get some while they are at such a low price.

For £3.99 you can choose from yellow JCB boots* or blue Mr Tickle*. For £4.99 there is a choice of Minnie Mouse*, Spiderman*, and Monster High* character boots, as well as basic blue* or pink* wellingtons.

The sizes that these boots come in varies by style, and stock availability is very good on all of them, both for free reserve and collect and for home delivery.

Remember to use the drop down size box to select the size you need as each one has a different item number and separate page on the Argos website.

Send A Friend A FREE Weaning Gift Pack @ Organix

by Lisa Hayes in Freebies on 28 July, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Send A Friend A FREE Weaning Gift Pack @ Organix

If you are already signed up to Organix emails from previous promotions or freebies then you may have received this offer by email as I have. They are offering Free Weaning Gift Packs for a friend, including a weaning guide, a porridge sample, a spoon and more.

It's nice and simple to get the free pack. You just click the link above, sign in or sign up, and let them know who to send the pack too. It's basically a 'recommend a friend' scheme, so you do need to ask your friend before you give their details to Organix, but all they get is freebies, vouchers and info by post, and if they want to un-subscribe they can do so at any time, as can you.

As an expectant and new mum I was happy to grab all the samples and freebies I could, as they came in so handy for days out or to pop in your changing bag.

You can click here to find our freebies, samples and vouchers for new parents.

gofindit: Outdoor Nature Treasure Hunt Game £8.75 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 28 July, 2015 at 3:42 pm

gofindit: Outdoor Nature Treasure Hunt Game £8.75 @ Amazon

Gofindit is an outdoor scavenger hunt game, with a set of cards tasking children and families to explore the world around them and search out different objects, and it's £8.75 right now at Amazon.

The cards come with lots of different things for children to find, but rather than an item it will be to find something smooth, spotty, bendy, stripey and so on. The idea is to encourage children to really look at the things around them and do some outdoor exploring. The cards come in a small drawstring bag that is ideal for taking away with you on days out and holidays and looks like loads of fun.

You could make your own version of this game for a lot less if you are artistic, but if you struggle for time like me this could be a great little game to take away with you.

Delivery is free on orders over £20 and for Prime members, otherwise charges will apply.

2-in-1 Pink SmarTrike £12.04 (was £29.99) @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 28 July, 2015 at 2:07 pm

2-in-1 Pink SmarTrike £12.04 (was £29.99) @ Amazon

This is a massive saving on the 2-in-1 SmarTrike, as it's 60% off at Amazon making it only £12.04! It's only the pink that is this price, the other colours are still just under £30, so if you like this colour you can get a massive bargain.

This SmarTrike is the one that is suitable from around 15 months, and has a parent control handle that can be removed when your child is old enough to ride the tricycle themselves without any assistance. They are great for toddlers who are learning to use the pedals themselves, and to give little legs a break from walking when they are just starting to test how far they can walk.

Delivery is free on orders over £20 and for Prime customers, otherwise charges will apply, but even with delivery charges this is still a great price.

Thanks to Caroline on Facebook.

Heathrow Trains Staff To Interact With Children's Imaginary Friends

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 28 July, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Heathrow Trains Staff To Interact With Children's Imaginary Friends

Every parent knows that travelling with children can be tricky at the best of times, but now Heathrow airport has taken the unusual step of trying to address that for parents of children who have imaginary friends. Yes, really.

Billing itself as the world's first ‘imaginary friend friendly’ airport, Heathrow has announced plans to train staff on how to interact with children’s imaginary friends.

Click here to read more...

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Gift Set £7.47 @ Amazon/Asda George

by Nada in Deals on 28 July, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Gift Set £7.47 @ Amazon/Asda George

Looking for a nice, affordable new baby gift? If you don't know the sex of baby then it can be tricky buying something. This Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Gift Set from Asda George is an ideal unisex present and is priced at £7.47. This is a great price for such a set and Amazon have price matched it too.

Inside the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Gift Set you get a 150ml Bottle, a 0-6m Soother, a bib and a Soother Holder. Closer to Nature Feeding Bottles are one of the bestsellers in the UK when it comes to baby bottles. Everything in the set is detailed with unisex colours and it all co-ordinates.

If you have a Baby Shower coming up then this would be a nice little present for that.

You can Click and Collect the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Gift Set for FREE from an Asda store near you or pay £2.95 for delivery. If you have Amazon Prime then you are better off buying it from Amazon as home delivery will be FREE.

KidKraft Pastel Sling Bookshelf £47.51 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 28 July, 2015 at 11:45 am

KidKraft Pastel Sling Bookshelf £47.51 Delivered @ Amazon

I love the little bookshelves down at my local library. You know the ones...bright, colourful and just the right height for small people to help themselves. Amazon are selling this KidKraft Pastel Sling Bookshelf for just £47.51 and that includes FREE delivery. This is the type that I am talking about. A lovely addition to a child's bedroom, and at a super price.

Normally you would pay around the £65 mark for the KidKraft Pastel Sling Bookshelf so this is a bit of a bargain.

What I think is great is the books are stored showing the front of them rather than the spine. That means that your little one can select their bedtime story with ease, rather than hauling out every book in an attempt to locate their favourite one.

The sling shelves are made from canvas which is gentle on rough children that ram their books in. Also you can personalise the bottom sling with embroidery should you want to.

It's also available in Primary Colours* for just £46.04 delivered but stock levels are very, very low.

Up To 40% Off Back To School Stationery @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 28 July, 2015 at 11:21 am

Up To 40% Off Back To School Stationery @ Amazon

You know the drill... it's that time of year where you go out and spend £££'s on lovely stationery for the kids, only to discover two weeks down the line that it's lost, on loan to the little boy that sits across from your little one and just generally missing. That's why your best bet is to save yourself £'s by looking for the best deals. Amazon have up to 40% off selected Stationery Lines, so go have a look and stock up on those 'Back to School' essentials.

Sharpies are popular and ever so handy for writing names on school clothes. Amazon have up to 40% off of those permanent markers just now. Check out this Sharpie Fine Pack of 12 Assorted Colours Permanent Markers* for £5.

It's not just Sharpies included in this deal but other handy items for Primary School kids, Secondary Teens and those University Students: Paper Mate Ink Joy Pack of 10* just £1.59 delivered, Staedtler Colour Pencil Set* only £3.25, Staedtler Fine Liner Pens* just £3.50 and more!

You can get FREE delivery if you have Amazon Prime or spend £20 or more. If spending under £20 and you don't have AP then delivery is £3.30.

Modern Mums Invite Up To EIGHT People Into The Delivery Room During Birth

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 28 July, 2015 at 10:49 am

Modern Mums Invite Up To EIGHT People Into The Delivery Room During Birth

How many people joined you in the delivery room for the birth of your child? According to a new survey, mums aged in their twenties or teens take an average of eight people into the birthing room with them, not including medical staff. It's even got a name: crowdbirthing.

My eyes literally watered when I read that. EIGHT PEOPLE? I can't think of eight people I'd have been comfortable to have waiting in the corridor outside the room when I was giving birth, never mind have them witness the deed in the very room itself.

In contrast, the survey found that women who are now in their sixties only had their partner present alongside a midwife when delivering their babies. Women now aged in their fifties had increased this figure to two people - their partner and their own mother.

The Daily Mail reports:

"Mothers-in-law are now the most popular birthing supporter after the mum’s partner and mother, they survey suggests. One in 25 even chose their own father to be present in the delivery room."

Now call me old fashioned but I had absolutely no desire to have anyone else present during the birth of my babies other than their father. I have some truly wonderful in-laws, relatives and friends - many of whom came straight to the hospital to meet our babies within hours of each of their arrivals - but it didn't even occur to me to ask them to be in the delivery room to witness the deliveries.

It's not that I'm squeamish - far from it. But for me, giving birth was an intensely private moment that I wouldn't have wanted to share with anyone except my partner. We'd love to hear your views on this over on our Facebook page. How many people did you have in the delivery room when you were giving birth, and how did you decide who to invite into the delivery room with you?

Swap Your Old Mobile Phones & Tablets For Argos Vouchers

by Nada in Misc on 28 July, 2015 at 10:30 am

 Swap Your Old Mobile Phones & Tablets For Argos Vouchers

I don't know about you but I have a drawer full of old mobile phones. Every time I get a mobile phone upgrade, my old phone is demoted to the mobile phone drawer where it is never looked at again. In my head, it's too precious to bin, but not good enough to use. Argos have came up with the solution and we hope that other retailers follow suit too.

Argos have teamed up with waste reduction organisation Wrap to create a scheme that reduces the amount of electronic items being sent to Landfill.

It is rumoured that should this scheme take off, that other unwanted electrical/electronic items will be added to the list.

Customers will be able to enter an Argos store and be given an immediate quote on their old mobile phones and tablets. Payment will then be made in the form of shopping vouchers on a gift card for Argos.

Do you have old mobiles lying around the house that you no longer need? Would you take advantage of such a scheme?

It's a nice thought that by Christmas time you could go into an Argos store armed with a carrier bag of unwanted mobile phones/tablets and get a fair whack off of your Christmas shopping.

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