Half Price Mega Bloks First Builders Build 'n' Learn Table & Lil' Princess Fairytale Table Now £19.99 Each @ Argos

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 27 August, 2015 at 8:39 pm

Half Price Mega Bloks First Builders Build 'n' Learn Table & Lil' Princess Fairytale Table Now £19.99 Each @ Argos

The Mega Bloks First Builders range are an ideal starter range for little ones 12 months up, they are chunkier bricks than Lego for instance, perfect for developing hand and eye co-ordination. Over at Argos right now they have the Mega Bloks First Builder Build 'n' Learn Table and the Lil' Princess Fairytale Table down to £19.99 each from £39.99. These would be brilliant Christmas presents for an older baby or toddler.

These little tables seem pretty sturdy and even better they are easy to fold away and transport. The Mega Bloks Lil' Princess themed construction table comes with 25 First Builder sparkling pink bricks, lots of Princess stickers to decorate, a Lil' Princess figure with magic pop-up tiara and a unicorn pony with removable wings. Perfect for building your very own princess castle.

The bright and bold Build 'n' Learn table acts as a building platform and practical storage container. It includes 4 fun scenes, stickers, a figurine, a car and 75 big colourful Mega Bloks, great for stimulating imagination and discovery of shapes, colours and sizes.

You can Reserve and Collect for FREE at your local store or pay £3.95 for home delivery.

Ikea Warns Parents Not To Attach Hooks To Cots, Following Death Of Little Girl

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 27 August, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Ikea Warns Parents Not To Attach Hooks To Cots, Following Death Of Little Girl

This is an upsetting story, but parents have been reminded by Ikea not to attach anything to babies' cots after the death of a little girl.

The Telegraph reports:

"Ikea has warned parents not to hang hooks on babies' cots after a 14-month-old died when one got caught on her pyjama top and strangled her. Violet Anderson was found hanging by her distraught mother at the family's home in Southwark, south London, on April 17 last year. Paramedics tried to save the youngster, but she died at hospital later the same day."

Despite the coroner's finding that the incident was a tragic accident, Ikea has nonetheless indicated its intention to add to the current warnings which are issued with the purchase of Ikea cots.

The parents of the little girl who died bought the plastic Krokig hooks and the flat-pack Somnat cot from Ikea online, and a spokesperson for Ikea clarified that the hooks are designed to be screwed into walls and have never been marketed or designed for use with cots.

The coroner, Sarah Ormond-Walshe, said:

"Ikea have done a very full investigation and I need to go no further then what I've heard and read today in relation to their investigation. I have been very content all along with the way Ikea have helped me investigate this case in their own investigation. There has been no other similar case at all. The hook is not part of the same product range as the cot. It's not designed to be screwed into the cot and is being sold essentially separately."

"Notwithstanding that there has been no other incident - and I do mean any incident, not just death - similar to this, Ikea have decided to add on some words in the way of a warning in relation to the cots that say, 'Do not attach, stick or add any items. They may become a catch hazard which may result in injury to your baby'."

To find out more about safe sleeping for babies and young children, visit the Lullaby Trust and in particular this page about safer sleep.

Philips Avent Room And Bath Thermometer Was £18 Now £9.99 @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 27 August, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Philips Avent Room And Bath Thermometer Was £18 Now £9.99 @ Amazon

If, like me, you struggle to tell when your baby's bath water is just the right temperature, then you really need one of these. It's a Philips Avent Bath and Room Thermometer and it's just £9.99 at Amazon right now, down from the usual price of £18.00.

This can be used to monitor room temperature as well as the temperature of bath water, so it's a handy thing to have around for checking that your baby isn't overheating.  You can float it in the bath or just pop it on a shelf (out of baby's reach, obviously) in your little one's room, and the accurate digital measurement will keep you informed of when it's time to pop an extra blanket on or remove a layer of clothing.

I am convinced that keeping my baby's room at the right temperature helps her sleep better; she's definitely more likely to wake if she gets too warm or too cold, so this would definitely be one of my 'must-have' items of baby gear.

Delivery will be free if you're an Amazon Prime customer, too, and if not you might want to add some extra baby essentials to your basket yo avoid paying for delivery.

Reading Eggs Subscription 50% Off Now £20 @ Little Bird

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 27 August, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Reading Eggs Subscription 50% Off Now £20 @ Little Bird

Over at Little Bird right now you can get 50% off a year's subscription to Reading Eggs. It normally costs £39.95 to subscribe for a year, but you can nab your subscription for just £20.

We've had a Reading Eggs subscription for a number of years now, and it's definitely something I would recommend.

With more than 2,000 fiction and factual e-books plus a heap of interactive animations, games, songs and rewards, it's a really fun and innovative way of helping your little one get to grips with reading. It can help them with spelling, creative writing, comprehension, and grammar, and I also think it's a really brilliant way of navigating computer literacy skills with little ones in a fun way.

New registrations to the site will also receive 14 day free trial in addition to your one year subscription so if it's not for you, you won't be locked in.

With thanks to k_lc @HUKD.

Recall : Next Children’s Robes Being Recalled @ Next

by karenm in Deals on 27 August, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Recall : Next Children’s Robes Being Recalled @ Next

If you’ve bought the following kid’s robes from Next* they’re being recalled due to the cotton jersey lining not meeting the stringent flammability requirement set out in the UK Nightwear (Safety) Regulations. The robes affected are pictured and are numbered 799768, 790152, 936100 respectively.

Next advises that “you immediately stop using them and contact us.” To arrange a return call 0333 777 8185 or you can return them to your local store for a full refund, if this would suit you better. If you have given any of these items as a gift, please ask the recipient to get in touch with Next. If you'd rather email Next you can contact customer services HERE*

It does worry me as a parent that these items are still slipping through the net. Although nightwear currently has stringent tests, Claudia Winkleman recently hit the headlines when she spoke out about how her daughter’s supermarket bought Halloween costume caught fire causing life threatening injuries. Retailers then assured consumers that they would be more vigilant with regards to testing and the products they sold.

I doubt any parents are allowing their children near naked flames on a regular basis but I'd still like to feel more confident that the items I buy on the high street for my daughter have ALL been properly tested and are as safe as they can be.

Minecraft Creeper Inside Boys' Black Hoodie £9.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 27 August, 2015 at 11:16 am

Minecraft Creeper Inside Boys' Black Hoodie £9.99 @ Argos

Minecraft, when will the craze go away? I am not sure it ever will, and the fact that schools are showing an interest in it means it could well be here to stay. If you know a little Minecraft fan, then you will know that it is an obsession. First the game, then the You Tube tutorials and before you know it, each meal time is spent listening to the kids talk about Iron Ore and Creepers. Keep them sweet with the Minecraft Creeper Inside Boys' Black Hoodie from Argos. They have reduced it from £19.99 to just £9.99. Sweet!

The Minecraft Creeper Inside Boys' Black Hoodie comes 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 years old. It does seem to be a craze for those older children so I think Argos has it right with those sizes.

Made from 80% cotton, 20% polyester, it should keep them warm during the colder months, and you shouldn't get any back chat about putting on a jumper with this.

You can Reserve and Collect the Minecraft Creeper Inside Boys' Black Hoodie for FREE from an Argos near you or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door.

Apply To Be A Babyologist Or Toyologist @ Toys R Us

by Nada in Freebies on 27 August, 2015 at 10:07 am

Apply To Be A Babyologist Or Toyologist @ Toys R Us 

Fancy reviewing the newest toys or baby products? Toys R Us are recruiting Babyologists and Toyologists just now! That's their very own name for a baby product or toy reviewer. That means you'll get FREEBIES in return for honest opinions. These big stores know that not every item is going to be 5 star quality, but by using run-of-the-mill, normal families to test them, they can try to keep what's good on the shelves.

Here's what Toys R Us have to say about the Toyologist Openings:

The Toyologist programme is the home of toy reviews and baby product reviews from the testing teams at Toys R Us & Babies R Us. At Toys R Us & Babies R Us we understand the importance of feedback and reviews from other families and we hope that these reviews are both entertaining and useful!

Our Toyologists & Babyologists are parenting bloggers or members of our online communities. We’re constantly looking for new families to join the team and review toys and baby products which are relevant to your own family, so if you think you have what it takes and fancy sharing your feedback with the world.

I would imagine it's quite fun receiving 'surprises' through the door to test and then having the opportunity to tell the online community all about your experience of using the item.

The Babyologist posts are aimed at pre-birth to 24 month old and for the Toyologist 2 to 4 years old. You get to choose on the form. The form itself is straight forward, and requires basic contact details, along with the name and age of your children.

Fingers crossed some of you PlayPennies readers get picked. Let us know if you do!

Chad Valley 2-in-1 Post Office/Vet Play Tent £9.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 27 August, 2015 at 9:05 am

Chad Valley 2-in-1 Post Office/Vet Play Tent £9.99 @ Argos

Kids love play tents/houses and they are ideal for when the weather is not so good. If you do happen to get sunshine, then it's a bonus and these can be used anywhere really. Argos have reduced the Chad Valley 2-in-1 Post Office and Vet Play Tents from £19.99 to just £9.99. We reckon these will sell out at this price, so you may wish to get your skates on.

Both the Chad Valley 2-in-1 Post Office and the Vet Play Tents have been rated highly on the Argos site. The Vet Play Tent scored highest with 4.8 stars.

They are pop-up Play Tents so are easy to put up and fold flat when not in use. The Vet one comes with bandages, plasters and vets clipboard. I think that makes it a very good buy indeed.

Prices change all the time at Argos, we don't know why, but just be aware of that if you want to wait to purchase.

You can Reserve and Collect the Chad Valley 2-in-1 Post Office or Vet Play Tent for FREE from an Argos near you or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door.

Hedstrom Nest Swing Was £129.99 Now £51.92 @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Hedstrom Nest Swing Was £129.99 Now £51.92 @ Amazon

This fabric next swing by Hedstrom is a great price right now, reduced from £129.99 to just £51.92 over at Amazon.

There's one of these nest swings at my local play park and my kids literally can't get enough of it. I love it too because all three kids can fit in it at once, which means fewer squabbles over whose turn it is to go on the swing.

This one is suitable for little ones aged three years and over, and the powder coated steel frame is robust and durable. It also comes with ground pegs for extra safety and stability.

Delivery is free, too!

With thanks to bennybentley @HUKD.

47% Off Saplings Kirsty Cot Bed Now £66 Delivered Or £51 Delivered With Amazon Family Code @ Amazon

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 9:46 pm

47% Off Saplings Kirsty Cot Bed Now £66 Delivered Or £51 Delivered With Amazon Family Code @ Amazon

This is a brilliant price on a cot bed over at Amazon right now. The Saplings Kirsty Cot Bed in White or Country is down from £124.95 to just £66.00 including delivery. Even better, if you sign up to Amazon Family you can currently get £15 off of a £60 spend with a code*, so this cot bed would be just £51 delivered. Perfect for anyone expecting a new baby, what a huge saving!

You will need to be quick as at the time of posting this there is only one cot left in stock in the country colour and only 12 of the white. You would normally expect to pay around the £98-£100 mark on Amazon for this Cot Bed, so this really is a great price.

The Kirsty Cot Bed is one of Saplings most popular products. On either side are slatted sides and the ends are fixed. The base can be adjusted to three heights for when your child grows, and is suitable from birth to 6 years of age, as it converts into a little junior bed when you remove the slatted sides and the lower end sections. The size of the Cot Bed is 144 x 74 x 92 cm . The mattress is not included, however a 140 x 70 cm mattress will fit this Cot Bed and you should be able to pick one up for a reasonable price elsewhere. This product comes flat packed.

Thanks to cherryontop @ HUKD.

 

Up to 50% Off In The 'Big Back To School Stock Up' Sale @ GAP

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Up to 50% Off In The 'Big Back To School Stock Up' Sale @ GAP

If you're already thinking of putting the Summer clothes away due to this miserable weather we are having, then you may find you need to invest in some new warmer clothes for the little ones. This Summer my daughter seems to have had a massive growth spurt, I'm dreading getting her Winter clothes out as I am sure nothing is going to fit her, I will definitely be getting a few new bits from GAP's 'Big Back To School Stock Up' Sale for her. There is up to 50% off jeans, tees, sweaters and more, now is the time to stock up on a few essentials for back to nursery and pre-school etc. This offer ends 31/08/15.

I always stock up on leggings and jeggings for my 3 year old daughter when she goes to pre-school, as she always struggles with the button by herself when going to the toilet, these Super Soft Pull On Jeggings in Grey* are a great buy at £10.77 from £17.95.  I also love these snuggly Embroidered Heart Balloon Pyjamas* which are now £7.48 instead of £14.95, perfect for the colder nights. This PrimaLoft Puffer Jacket* comes in a beautiful blue floral print and is now half price at just £14.98 from £29.95, it also comes in a lovely pink colour for a few more pennies.

A new Winter coat always seems to be so expensive, however this boys Quilted Jacket* is now half price at just £14.98 from £29.95. I love this Solid Pique Polo* in navy and white it is now just £3.98 from £7.95, perfect for layering with a long sleeved top underneath in the colder weather.

Home delivery is £4 or is FREE if you spend over £50.

66% Off Molly Dolly Babyboo Deluxe 2 In 1 Stroller & Pram Now £16.99 @ Amazon Seller net_price_direct

by Becky Barratt in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 8:14 pm

66% Off Molly Dolly Babyboo Deluxe 2 In 1 Stroller & Pram Now £16.99 @ Amazon Seller net_price_direct

If you're being super organised and already planning or buying presents for Christmas, then you need to take a look at the fantastic price on this doll's pram/stroller. Amazon Seller net_price_direct is currently selling the Molly Dolly Babyboo Deluxe 2 in 1 Stroller and Pram for just £16.99 instead of its RRP of £49.99, that's a whopping 66% off! Just think that would be the main Christmas present sorted for under £20!

Not only is this a cracking price for a doll's pram, it can actually be used as a pushchair too. It easily switches between pram and pushchair and can even face both ways, just like a real stroller. The handle height is also adjustable so great for growing little ones. It comes in a lovely pink and black polka dot design. Not only does it come with an opening and closing hood, handy changing bag and swivel wheels but it also comes with storage space underneath... perfect for holding accessories or shopping.

It has an extra strong steel chassis and a sturdy body with a padded handle for comfort and another great feature is that the whole pram collapses down flat for easy storage. For ages 3-7 years. What little one wouldn't want this for their dolls!

UK home delivery is £3.95.

Disney Frozen Toddler Dolls (Anna And Elsa) Was £24.99 Was £12.49 @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Disney Frozen Toddler Dolls (Anna And Elsa) Was £24.99 Was £12.49 @ Argos

The Elsa and Anna Disney Frozen Toddler dolls are just £12.49 right now over at Argos - that's a major price drop from its original price tag of at Argos right now, down from the usual price of £24.99.

Clik here for Anna and click here for Elsa - or nab them both for the original price of one!

I am definitely popping a couple of these away - they're suitable for little ones aged three years and older, so not quite the right timing for my little lady but I know she'll love them later on.

Stock levels for home delivery seem fine right now but I wouldn't hang around if you want to nab one of these. Delivery from Argos starts from £3.95.

With thanks to MrsFy @HUKD.

 

Chad Valley My 1st Laptop Was £19.99 Now £6.99 @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Chad Valley My 1st Laptop Was £19.99 Now £6.99 @ Argos

This Chad Valley My 1st Laptop is on special offer at Argos right now, reduced from £19.99 to just £6.99. That's less than half price!

Stock levels of this seem really low - little wonder, at that price - but if it's out of stock for home delivery to your address, you can still reserve one online using the link above and opt to collect it from a branch of Argos nearby. There are none of these in my local Argos but I can nab one from the branch in the next town over - worth popping in various locations until you get one.

Suitable for little ones aged three years and over, the Chad Valley My First Laptop features an array of different functions including games, logic, music, maths, languages and general knowledge. The mouse and keyboard make it an ideal toy for encouraging imaginative role play - my little one just loves pretending to 'work like Mama' on her laptop. Bit worrying when they start muttering about Facebook, though...

Batteries are required (3 x AAA) and they're not included so don't forget to pop some in with your order if need be.

With thanks to scorpiok@HUKD.

Chad Valley Mega Dough Set £4.97 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Chad Valley Mega Dough Set £4.97 @ Argos

You may have noticed that we have mentioned Christmas once or twice in the past week or so. That's because this is a popular time of year for parents to kick-start their present shopping for the festive season. It's an expensive do, and if you want to avoid accruing debt then buying way in advance to spread the cost, is the only way. So, here's another toy bargain to tuck away for the end of the year, or an upcoming birthday. Get the Chad Valley Mega Dough Set from Argos for just £4.97.

The Chad Valley Mega Dough Set contains modelling dough, pressers, moulds, cutters and so much more. This is the piece of kit to keep your child entertained for hours. The reviews are good and it's got a FIVE star rating, so I say this is a bargain at it's current price. Especially since it was £20 originally.

You can Click and Collect the Chad Valley Mega Dough Set for FREE from an Argos store near you or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door.

Thanks to scorpiok @ HUKD

Disney Frozen Musical Wand £6.49 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 11:18 am

Disney Frozen Musical Wand £6.49 @ Amazon

"Let it gooooooo, let it GO!" I still love that song. In fact me and my husband were on a date and it came on in the pub, before we knew what we were doing, the words were melodically leaving our mouths. If it's not engrained on your brain enough, then you need to get your child a Disney Frozen Elsa Musical Snow Wand. Amazon are selling them for just £6.49! This is the cheapest we have seen these in a long time.

The Disney Frozen Elsa Musical Snow Wand is both a role play and interactive toy. Your little one will glide about the house pretending to turn things into ice and snow. They will also be belting out that song from that movie too.

At the top of the wand sits a very pretty snow globe that features Elsa inside. This is an ideal party present or a birthday extra for a little Frozen fan.

You can have the Disney Frozen Musical Wand delivered for FREE if you have Amazon Prime or include it in an order totalling £20 or more. If you don't have Amazon Prime and you don't want to spend as much as £20, then delivery is chargeable at £3.99.

Further Reductions: Now Up To 60% Off Children's Items @ Marks And Spencer

by Nada in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 10:55 am

Further Reductions: Now Up To 60% Off Children's Items @ Marks And Spencer

We just LOVE how Marks and Spencer do a SALE! They launch it and ten days to two weeks later, they slash the prices even lower. Just now they apparently have up to 60% off but I have found items with as much as 70% off! It's well worth a look and I am particularly impressed with the toy reductions. Seriously, go check it out.

Marks and Spencer are not often regarded as the cheapest when it comes to children's clothing but their reputation for quality is still there. This sale enables us to get high standard clothes at low prices.

Check out these toy bargains in the M&S Sale: Daisy Doll* was £6 now £2, Princess Pink* was £8 now £2, Emily Button Sticker Book* was £4 now £2, Dragon Toy* was £10 now £3, Lion Soft Toy* was £25 now £8, Wooden Tool Bench* was £100 now £34, Mini Kitchen Top* was £35 now £11, Whale Soft Toy* was £19.50 now £5 and Cactus Throw Game* was £20 now £8.

You can Click and Collect your Sale Bargains for FREE from a Marks and Spencer near you or pay £3.50 for home delivery.

Chad Valley Inflatable Children's Chair £1.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 9:53 am

Chad Valley Inflatable Children's Chair £1.99 @ Argos

I have been looking for a little armchair or stool for my youngest to sit on to read. The thing is most of the ones I have seen are bulky and I don't fancy a cluttered room for when we are playing games that require space. Argos are selling the Chad Valley Inflatable Children's Chair for just £1.99, reduced from £3.99. Plus if you are needing a few of them, then they are on 3 for 2, meaning you can get THREE chairs for just £3.98. What a bargain!

There are many pluses to getting an inflatable chair for a kids room. They are easy to lift and transport around the house, they can be used outdoors and deflated and stored flat when not in use. I wish you could get inflatable everything for a kids room. My son is forever falling over and knocking himself on furniture.

It looks like there's a choice of three designs: a basketball, baseball and football. If you want a specific one then it'll probably be a case of telling the stock picker when you are collecting it.

You can Reserve and Collect the Chad Valley Inflatable Children's Chair for FREE from an Argos store near you or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door.

Pregnacare Original Dietary Supplement 90 Tablets Pack £5.84 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 9:21 am

Pregnacare Original Dietary Supplement 90 Tablets Pack £5.84 @ Amazon

Looking to get pregnant, maybe you already are! Congratulations! Some women suffer from sickness, not only in the first trimester and require a little lending hand to keep goodness in the body. Folic Acid is a requirement for ALL pregnant ladies, whether they suffer from illness or not, through pregnancy. Amazon have the THREE month supply of Pregnacare Original Dietary Supplement (90 tablets) for just £5.84 at the moment, which is £11.69 in Boots.

Pregnacare Tablets a nutritional supplement and apparently help care for you  through all of pregnancy. Each tablet contains NINETEEN vitamins and minerals including 400mcg folic acid and vitamin B12.

They can be used before conception and through all of pregnancy. Some ladies may choose to continue taking them after they have had baby, and these are safe to use when breastfeeding.

I ate like a horse when I was pregnant so I chose not to take anything other than folic acid throughout my pregnancy. Remember, ask a health professional if you are unsure what you should or shouldn't be taking.

Delivery for the Pregnacare Tablets is FREE if you have Amazon Prime. If you don't then you will have to pay £3.99 on top of that price.

Thanks to skwintie @ HUKD

Kids Projector Starry Night Light £1.99 Delivered @ eBay Seller: Babz

by Nada in Deals on 26 August, 2015 at 8:37 am

Kids Projector Starry Night Light £1.99 Delivered @ eBay Seller: Babz

My eighteen month old is frightened of the dark, so we got him a night light. His one has a water effect and looks like the ceiling in a swimming pool. It relaxes him and gets him off to sleep, however it cost me a fortune. UK based eBay seller, Babz is selling Kids Projector Starry Night Light for just £1.99 and that includes FREE delivery. This is a great price and means that it's no great loss if your kid decides he/she doesn't want one in the bedroom.

The Kids Projector Starry Night Light is a no frills one. It doesn't play music, nor does it rotate but at £1.99 delivered, I doubt you expected it to.

I think by the looks of the pictures on eBay, that this light consists of a black light unit that projects stars and a cover with a romantic scene on that sits over the top.

You can choose between multicolour, yellow mode or both. It runs by AA batteries and these aren't included so make sure you have some in the house for this arriving.