Batman Sweat Shorts 1 - 6 Years £2 - £2.50 @ F&F Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Batman Sweat Shorts 1 - 6 Years £2 - £2.50 @ F&F Tesco

Tesco is selling a pair of Batman shorts for £2 - £2.50 depending on the size you want. Delivery is an additional  £3.95 so this is definitely one where free click and collect is you most cost effective option.

Looking at the sizes, these shorts are available in 6 sizes from age 12 - 18 monts, to 5 -6 years, and at the moment there's stock in them all, though 12-18 months is running low.

These thigh length Batman shorts are made from pure cotton, which is just great for this weather. They feature a Batman design on the right leg and on the back pocket and - some textile speak for you: contrasting exterior stitch detailing and a ribbed waistband offering a comfortable fit.

They pull on with a ribbed waistband, so no fussing with buttons, zips and belts.

Aren't these Batman shorts sweet?

thanks to pinkgal82 at HUKD

My First Gruffalo Little Library £3.50 Delivered @ Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 8:10 pm

My First Gruffalo Little Library £3.50 Delivered @ TescoTesco are selling the My First Gruffalo Little Library for £3.50 with free delivery at the moment.

The Little Library collections consists of  little chunky board books - ideal for small hands to get to grips with - that have a few words on each page and can each be read in under a minute; there four books in this collection

I don't know any child who hasn't encountered the Gruffalo, who doesn't love him.  Anything Gruffalo is always a huge hit and this My First Gruffalo Little Library won't be any exception - four chunky books make up the set with the following titles: Animal Actions, Colours, Numbers and Opposites.

Add it to the still available Gruffalo catcher and bug box, and you've got a fabulous gift for a little person, especially if you take them on a Gruffalo trail too.

Thanks to Aiden1512 at HUKD

10 Things Every Parent Will (Almost) Definitely Be Doing This Summer

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 23 July, 2014 at 6:45 pm

10 Things Every Parent Will (Almost) Definitely Be Doing This SummerThe school holidays have arrived for us in England, and that means that life will be filled with a whole host of child related activities, days out and fun packed excursions. A whole SIX EFFING WEEKS of them. Whoo hoo! You can’t wait, can you? But whatever your plans this summer, you’ll definitely be doing one - or all - of these delightful things…


 It’s raining, and your children are tearing up the house like rabid ferrets. So you take them to a large warehouse near a motorway called something like ‘Fantastic Funland’ or ‘Billy’s Big Playbunker ‘n’ Fried Food Barn.’ This place is full of floor to ceiling nets, crash mats, pee soaked slides and psychotic children called Kai with Nike swooshes branded into their heads. It has a dubious safety record, and everyone who works there is 15 years old. But you don’t care. You don’t care because they sell coffee and you can sit down and play Candy Crush for two seconds. DELICIOUS.


Yeah! It’s SUNNY! Sunshine is great. It means picnics in the park, topping up your tan and generally lazing around. Unfortunately, though, it also means trying to put sun cream on your kid, which is the worst thing known to humanity. You may as well try to slather margarine on an angry badger.

10 Things Every Parent Will (Almost) Definitely Be Doing This Summer


Think Ban Ki Moon has got a job on his hands trying to broker a peace deal in the Middle East? Well, negotiating with Hamas is nothing compared to dealing with a pissed off, overheated kid with a grudge. It’s impossible to keep your cool when confronted with constant arguments involving such real or imagined slights as ‘he cheated at Mario.’ Or ‘she said I was a big bumhead alien.’


There’s nothing like helping a child go up a slide 450 times to make you wonder what life would be like if you’d done things differently. Of course you wanted children! Of course you love your child! Of course you wouldn’t change a thing!

But right now you would rather be going through Paris in a sports car as Johnny Depp caresses your knee and phones ahead to book a suite at the Georges Cinq. Or anything, really. Anything that isn’t sitting on a lonely council roundabout covered with knob grafitti, saying ‘wheeeeeee!’


See above.

10 Things Every Parent Will (Almost) Definitely Be Doing This Summer


 Summer is full of new and exciting ways for children to hurt themselves. See that bee over there? It will sting them. Enjoying some fun water play? Wait five minutes and they’ll slip and bruise their coccyx. Going on holiday? Watch your kid ride that Trunki straight to A&E.

You’d better have a good supply of plasters, creams and magic Fab lollies on hand the minute that school kicks out. (By the way, this also applies to adults. Only yesterday I was hit full in the face with a Swingball bat and now I look like Bill Beaumont from Question of Sport.)


Six weeks in the company of small people having screaming arguments about loom bands can try anyone’s patience. And maybe you have a job, too! So pack them off to holiday club. Easy.

Well, the only problem is to get them to go. ‘LOOK!’ you screech, dreaming about how you can earn a living/put your feet up/have a glass of wine. ‘LOOK! At holiday club on Tuesday you’ll be making coleslaw! And on Friday they’re taking you to the Museum of Cheese. Go! IT WILL BE FUN! GO GO GO! BYE!’10 Things Every Parent Will (Almost) Definitely Be Doing This Summer


The kids might be off school, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have millions of things to do, like housework, admin, work and shopping. And even though it’s fun to play (sometimes), it’s just not an option all day long. So thank God for telly, the great babysitter in the corner. Also, let us bow down and praise Lord DS of Nintendo, the Goddess Apple and The Mighty Wii.

It’s only bad for their brains during term time, right?


‘Can I have ice cream?’

‘No/yes/we’ll see’ (delete as applicable every hour of every day for 50 days)


You might need a little bit of help to get through this summer. You can employ nannies or chefs if you’re a millionaire. But if you’re on a budget, there’s this great guy called Jacob’s Creek. He’s cool, widely available, and he takes the edge off things, especially when you introduce him to your mates in the garden.

Try not to meet him until the sun is over the yardarm, but if the weather’s good and someone else is in charge of the BBQ, lunchtime (or breakfast) is fine. Now all you have to do is enjoy yourself and your children for glorious six weeks of summer.

Oh, actually, it’s SEVEN weeks, isn’t it?

*glugs straight from the bottle*

Get An Extra 20% Off Books @ The Book People With This Voucher Code

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Get An Extra 20% Off Books @ The Book People With This Voucher Code

Until midnight tonight you can get 20% off everything in the 'Bananas Clearance Sale' over at The Book People.

Just enter the code YELLOW20 at the basket checkout stage, to have your discount applied to your order.

Among the bargains to be found are this bundle of 10 Piccadilly Mini Picture Books, priced at just £7 for 10 books with an RRP of £79.90. And that's before you apply the voucher code to get a further 20% discount.

This set of four sticker books for £4 with an RRP of £19.96 (again, that's before you apply the voucher code for a further 20% off) also seems like a great deal, and perfect timing for keeping little ones occupied on long journeys if you're heading off on holiday soon.

You can see this and other current voucher codes for The Book People in our vouchers section.

Standard UK delivery is £2.95 but free if you spend £25 or more.

With thanks to laurawilson77964 @HUKD


Summer Holiday Discounts: Blackpool The Big Ticket

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Summer Holiday Discounts: Blackpool The Big Ticket We regularly have readers asking if we know of any tickets or discounts for Blackpool and normally we find it really hard to find anything for you, so when we saw The Big Ticket we knew we'd have to tell you about it.

Part of the 'Merlin' franchise, The Big Ticket combines seven Blackpool attractions for one price. Click here to buy online

Included in the offer are:

What makes this an awesome buy in my opinion is that it's valid for 90 days from purchase for 1 visit to each attraction - no rushing around trying to squeeze it all in to two days.

If you buy The Big Ticket on the day at one of the attractions, it'll cost you £90.20 per adult and £65.25 per child, which is crazy money! If you buy online and more than 24 hours in advance, however, an adult ticket will cost you £45.00 and a child ticket £32.50. Click here to buy online.

If you buy each of these tickets at the door for each attraction, they could cost you up to £113.60 per adult, and £95.65 per child, so considering you have three months in which to use your tickets, The Big Ticket is a bargain, even in you live in the area!

Trunki Toy Box £14.99 Or 2 For £20 @ Trunki

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 11:35 am

Trunki Toy Box £14.99 Or 2 For £20 @ Trunki

These Trunki toy boxes are just £14.99 direct from Trunki right now, or you can use the voucher code below to get two for just £20.

This is a special deal that's just for today only, so you need to get cracking if you want to snap these up.

For two weeks, Trunkiwill be running daily deals, offers and competitions but each is valid for one day only. They are posting the deal of the day to their Facebook page every morning and you’ll be able to use it until 9am the following day, so it's worth keeping an eye on their Facebook page for special discounts, bundle deals and prize giveaways.

There's free next day delivery on these toy boxes too, and to get two for £20 you just need to enter the voucher code TWOFORTWENTY into the relevant box when prompted, once you reach the basket checkout stage.

The Trunki toy box is the world’s first ride-on travelling toy box. Stackable and connectable, it’s billed as being perfect for taking your children’s toys with you wherever you go and keeping them tidy while you’re at home - so could be ideal for stashing in the car if you're driving off on summer holidays any time soon.

I'm thinking of investing in a couple of these for transporting all our stuff back and forth to Granny's house, and keeping it from looking like a bomb site when we're there!

With thanks to radders112 @HUKD

Meccano 100pcs Pink Bucket £5 @

by Nada in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 11:21 am

Meccano 100pcs Pink Bucket £5 @

Wow! have took a massive £15 off of the selling price of this 100 piece pink Meccano Bucket. This means this is only £5 just now. If you want this then you will need to get your skates on. This sells for between £15 and £20 elsewhere, so I foresee this selling out mega fast.

If you think construction kits are always a bit boyish, then this will be right up your street. It is Meccano pieces, just like any other regular Meccano, except it’s aimed at girls and it has some pink bits in.

There’s tools and instructions to make 5 different models. For a fiver, I think any child could get a good few hours of pleasure from this.

It’s suitable for age five and above, and is very much aimed at little girls. It comes in a bright pink plastic bucket.

Why not buy a few to widen the amount of things your child could make with this? Maybe, grab some to tuck away for Christmas presents for those little girls your never know what to buy.

Delivery is £2.95 or if you want to collect from store it is £1.95. If you got four of these sets it would be free to collect from store, as you need to spend £20 in order to get free store collection.

Full Tesco Baby Event Now Live

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 11:11 am

Full Tesco Baby Event Now LiveAfter a bit of a false start yesterday, the Tesco Baby Event is now live, and if you need to stock up on baby supplies, you can do so now!

You can also use an eCoupon to help save a few more pennies:

  • Discount: £15
  • Valid on: Baby & Toddler
  • Minimum Spend: £100
  • eCoupon Code: TDX-CVX3


  • Discount: £30
  • Valid on: Baby & Toddler
  • Minimum Spend: £200
  • eCoupon Code: TDX-PKL4

For those collecting club card points, there's also 1000 bonus points if you spend £35 on selected Fisher Price toys

GoonertillIdie at HUKD has compiled a list of all the offers available right now. There's:

Thanks to GoonertillIdie at HUKD for the list!

Fireman Sam Battery Operated Jupiter Ride On £124.99 Delivered @

by Nada in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 11:01 am

Fireman Sam Battery Operated Jupiter Ride On £124.99 Delivered @

This is very impressive. Who knew you could get a battery operated Fireman Sam’s Fire Engine? have this half price at the moment for £125. I have looked and looked and cannot see this anywhere online for anywhere near as this price. Amazon have it for £187 and Argos for £199.

My younger boys would go daft for this. The lights flash and the siren sounds as your little one presses the foot pedal to go forward. Your child can press buttons to play the Fireman Sam theme tune or to sound out phrases from the famous TV programme.  It goes a safe, maximum speed of 4kph so don’t fret, your darling child won’t be racing any real fire engines in this.

It has the capability to go forward and backwards. It is powered by a 12v battery that lasts between an hour and an hour and a half when fully charged. The charger is included, so there’s no extra cost there. It takes eight hours to charge the battery to it's full capacity.

This toy is suitable for age three and above and can bear a maximum weight of 45kg.

This is with no doubt a big purchase even at this price, but you may just have a birthday coming up or you might think you son or daughter will be thrilled to get this for Christmas.

Delivery is free on this but if you would prefer you can opt to collect from your local Boots store.

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Essentials Starter Kit £60 Delivered @ Kiddicare/Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 10:19 am

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Essentials Starter Kit £60 Delivered @ Kiddicare/Amazon

If you are looking for baby equipment then this Tommee Tippee Essentials Kit is only £60 delivered at Kiddicare and Amazon at the moment. This is on offer at Asda too but at a higher price of £70. It has a RRP of £99 plus so you are saving a fair whack.

This kit contains 26 pieces altogether and claims to contain everything you need for bottle feeding baby.

What’s in it? An electric steam steriliser, travel steriliser, three small bottles with slow flow teats, five large bottles with slow flow teats,  two medium flow teats, two fast flow teats, six milk powder dispensers, electric bottle/food warmer, special milk storage lids, bottle cleaning brush and two insulated bottle bags.

All of the items within this kit are from the Closer to Nature range. This range claims to be the closest thing you will get to the mothers breast as far as bottle feeding goes. I actually used the Closer to Nature bottles when I was expressing milk and my son fed from these with no problems, as well as from the breast. It all boils down to personal preference I guess.

It was only last year that I was buying all of this stuff myself. Let me tell you that kits like this are the most affordable way to purchase new baby equipment. I stupidly bought everything separately and I can safely say that I wish it had all cost me £60.

Why not check it out for yourself?

Estone 118pcs Building Construction Set £2.99 Delivered @ Amazon Seller

by Nada in Deals on 23 July, 2014 at 9:12 am

Estone 118pcs Building Construction Set £2.99 Delivered @ Amazon Seller

I have never heard of Estone before, have you? I do remember my eldest son and his nursery class making a big fairground scene with disc pieces, just like the ones in this set.

Amazon are selling the Estone 118 piece building construction set for £2.99 delivered. Not too bad for something that could occupy the children for a good hour so maybe longer.

It’s always interesting to see what kind of things their imagination allows them to build. If you grab a few sets then obviously the bigger the model can be.

These disc shaped pieces, held together by stick like bits, are a bit of a change from Lego or other construction sets. They are a cheaper alternative to toys like Galt First Octons.

Recommended for children aged three and above, this is marketed as a first construction toy set. I can see why. The bits aren’t fiddly and tiny and are made of plastic. I am always a fan of plastic as anything belonging to a three year old gets grubby, so this can get turfed in a bowl of hot water and disinfectant every now and then.

It’s free delivery, so why not buy a few sets for all those birthday parties that seem to spring up over the summer holidays, or put a couple by for stocking fillers (sorry!).

Thanks to imgoingtobelucky @HUKD

Mothercare First Walker Spotty Bow Canvas Shoes £2 Was £10 @ Mothercare

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 July, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Mothercare First Walker Spotty Bow Canvas Shoes £2 Was £10 @ Mothercare

The Mothercare First Walker Spotty Bow Canvas shoes are currently £2 at, well... Mothercare.  They're reduced from £10, so a pretty good saving. Delivery is £2.95, so free click and collect is definitely your best option.

These are so sweet, don't you think? They're ideal for wearing with dresses, skirts and shorts, and the Mothercare first walker canvas shoes come in white and finished with a navy, spotty bow. They're designed for babies who are taking their first steps, and they benefit from specialist features and will protect their feet from unsafe surfaces.

These shoes have a wider fit to match the shape of your toddler's feet with padded ankle collars and insocks for comfort. The slip resistant soles help to prevent your little one from tripping, whilst the elasticated strap fastening will keep these shoes securely on their feet.

Well, not much more to say, is there. They are super cute, and cheap as you're likely to get them.

Ladybird & Bat Harness Backpacks £1.72 & £1.81 Delivered @ Amazon Sellers

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 July, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Ladybird & Bat Harness Backpacks £1.72 & £1.81 Delivered @ Amazon Sellers

Amazon have the Ladybird or Bat Toddler Safety Backpack with harnesses straps available for £1.72 & £1.81, with free delivery. It's from a third party seller so there's no minimum amount required. You'll have to click on the links below, then go to 'other sellers'.

I used to be dead against putting toddlers on reins, until I had a toddler, and then two! I suddenly and quickly became a fan. I didn't have my girls in a pram, but I did have them close. I have seen some people with complaints about the quality of these backpacks but we've had the ladybird for two years, and haven't had any problems with it.

We have the ladybird backpack and my two year old loves it uses it running around the house (holding her own parent handle!) more than we do when out, and I can tell you three things about it:

1) It's a really small backpack, in comparison to some better known brands. It's a great size for a very small toddler - like a two - three year old - as they can't put much in it. It's perfectly sized for their snacks on a day out though, or a nappy and small bag of wipes if you want to head out without bags.

2) It's perfectly functional, and it works well, but it's not sewn as well as some of the more expensive brands, but in two years of use, we've never had a problem with it.

3) If it's something you're going to use every day, you might want to invest in something more expensive, but if you're going to be using it occasionally, for a holiday, or just to have a spare one, they are superb, and at the price, I think you can't go wrong!

FREE: B&Q Kids DIY Classes

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 22 July, 2014 at 7:39 pm

FREE: B&Q Kids DIY Classes If you're looking for something creative and productive for your 7 - 11 year old to do this summer, why not send them off on one or more of the B&Q Kids Can Do It classes?

These classes help children learn basic DIY skills through small projects such as building bird feeders and making picture frames. They usually cost £5 a session, but members of the free B&Q Club get them free.

To become a member, simply click here to register online (you'll be sent a confirmation email with your membership code in). If you're already a member, you don't have to re-register.

Classes over the summer are:

  • Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th July Wheelbarrow Planter
  • Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd August Wooden Boat
  • Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th August Bee Café
  • Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August Bug House
  • Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th August Magazine Storage Box

To book your class, click here. Click on Book, find your local store and comlete your booking.

It says the classes cost £5, but telephone 0845 600 5428 and quote the store, class and your B&Q membership number and it's free.

Plimsolls £2.49 Delivered @ Shoe Zone

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 July, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Plimsolls £2.49 Delivered @ Shoe ZoneShoe Zone is selling two types of Plimsolls in black for £2.49 delivered.

To be perfectly honest, at this price I'm not even worried about them being 'back to school'? I reckon I could give my daughter a pair of these and a glitter pen and she'll have her new favourite shoes for the next couple of months at least, till she grows out of them!

The two pairs available right now are the Black School Plimsoll with Velcro Fastening, and the Walkright Gusset School Plimsoll in Black. Both are currently available from child size 7 up to size 5, and the Gusset are also available up to size 6.

At the price I'd be concerned about the quality, but they have really good reviews from parents who all say it's good for PE and has a comfortable fit. They were also happy with delivery and with the quality, especially for the price.

£5 Off £10 Spend On Meat & Fish With Voucher 40p In The Sun

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 July, 2014 at 6:38 pm

£5 Off £10 Spend On Meat & Fish With Voucher 40p In The SunInside The Sun newspaper on Thursday 31st July there will be a voucher giving you £5 off a £10 spend on fresh meat and fish. You have to buy The Sun for 40p, and cut out the voucher. What you do with the rest of the paper is up to you, but you need to redeem the voucher between the 31st July - 3rd August.

I believe this is England only, as Scotland had this offer a few weeks ago.

Our local Morrison's is amazing, from the wide isles to the mist spray over the vegetables, and with a fantastic meat and fish selection. It's my favourite supermarket in the area, so I'm quite pleased for an opportunity to shop there.

This offer is valid on a large selection to choose from: the butchery, sausage, bacon, poultry, fish, cooked meats, deli meats and so on.

Get 50% Off Fisher Price Toys @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 22 July, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Get 50% Off Fisher Price Toys @ Amazon

In honour of a certain Royal birthday, Amazon is offering some fab discounts on Fisher Price toys right now.

In particular I've got my eye on the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea Set*, which is normally priced at £16.99 at Amazon but is currently just £8.50.

It's a toy tea set with three play modes - learning, music and imagination, to help teach tots about numbers, shapes, opposites, manners, greetings and more. When you tip the tea pot you'll hear fun sound effects, and if you press the teabag, the tea pot will sing you a song! And if you lift the old you'll learn all about opposites and manners. But never mind all that, I know my little 'un will just love getting to play tea parties with this.

Other fab items on special offer include:

Delivery will be free if you spend £10 or more, so this might be the perfect opportunity to pick up some bargains to pop away for Christmas gifts or birthday pressies.

With thanks to madonama @HUKD.

Celebaby: Kimberley Walsh Posts Pregnant Selfie On Twitter

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 22 July, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Celebaby: Kimberley Walsh Posts Pregnant Selfie On Twitter

Check out mum-to-be Kimberley Walsh and her spectacular baby bump!

The Girls Aloud singer shared the snap with her fans and followers on Twitter, and added the caption:

"Does my bump look big in this?!"

The Daily Mail reports:

"The ombre-haired beauty, who released her first clothing line at the start of the year, has been taking a serious approach to dressing her baby bump."

"Sticking to her preferred remit of flattering midi cuts and figure-fitting shapes, the 32-year-old has been embracing her fuller figure in recent months and instead of choosing billowing empire line dresses that skim over her bump, has decided to show off the shape in all its glory."

We reckon she's sporting a rather 'neat' and 'tidy' bump - although it used to drive me crackers when people said that to me during my last pregnancy. I mean c'mon - what would a 'messy' or unruly bump look like?

On that note, we'd love to hear some of the craziest or most rage-inducing things things said to you when you were pregnant. Whether they commented on how full your hands would be once the baby arrived or passed unsolicited remarks about your shape or size, you can wreak revenge by coming over to our Facebook page to tell us all about it.

FREEBIE: Get A Little Help From The Tooth Fairy

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 22 July, 2014 at 4:00 pm

FREEBIE: Get A Little Help From The Tooth FairyI found myself in the unusual situation of having the tooth fairy visit my two year old earlier this year and she somehow had the whole tooth fairy idea firmly in her head. I didn't really know where to start, really, but fortunately the internet is a very resourceful place!

If you need a little help from the tooth fairy, click here for info About the Tooth Fairy, printble Tooth Fairy Money/Tooth EnvelopesTooth Fairy CertificatesTooth Fairy Door HangersTooth Fairy LettersTooth Fairy Notes and Tooth Fairy Colouring Ideal if you have a little one with a wobbly tooth.

Half Price Lelli Kelly Canvas & Sandals @ John Lewis

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 22 July, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Half Price Lelli Kelly Canvas & Sandals @ John Lewis

As the title says, John Lewis tend to half a half price event on these every year and looks like it’s just kicked off though sizes will go fast. It’s mainly canvas and sandals but does include trainers and even a pair of boots. The link below will take you to the selection. Prices start from £22.

I’m a fan of Lelli Kelly shoes, not the commercials though I have to say, for the simple reason they go with a ton of outfits as they’re so colourful.

John Lewis have a whole load at half price right now but sizes are going quickly as you’d expect.  That said they do still have a decent selection in stock at the time of writing this. While £50 for a pair of child’s shoes may seem expensive and indeed is, the reduced price of £24.90 isn’t too bad at all.

You can collect these for free from a John Lewis or Waitrose near you and if you opt for home delivery that will add an extra £3 to your total.

Thanks to kara123@HUKD!