Gift Packs For Expectant Mums

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 22 September, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Gift Packs For Expectant MumsEmma's Diary has been around for many years, but if you didn't know about it - I didn't with my first - you wont have benefited from it. However, expected mums can receive three gift packs from Emma's Diary.

What you have to do, is register with Emma's Diary on the link above. Log in to the website, and download the gift pack voucher, and then go to Argos or Boots to collect your free gift pack.  Included in the gift pack are £200 worth of Argos vouchers too.

There are three packs to pick up over the course of your pregnancy, in three stages. These are:

  1. Mum to Be Selections Gift Pack – in early pregnancy
  2. Bump to Baby Selections Gift Pack – from your 27th week
  3. New Family Selections Gift Pack – at baby's birth

When you sign up, you are also able to claim a free £15 photo book, and other freebies.

Thanks to Katiec1985 at HUKD

Free! Meningitis Checker App

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 22 September, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Free! Meningitis Checker App Apparently we're on the last day of Meningitis Awareness Week, and the Meningitis Research Foundation has released a free App to help parents recognize the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia, along with providing details of your local A&E, latest news and, if you’re up to it a selection of fundraising challenges for you to choose from.

We're really lucky in Hampshire to have a free 111 service, that you can call at any time to get medical advice. This comes in really, really handy at 2am when your kids won't stop vomiting and you're not sure if you need to be worried or not. Unfortunately this is only a Hampshire based service, but if you have Meningitis concerns, it can be really useful to know what to look for!

The app ro the Meningitis Research Foundation includes the Bug Blast game, a virtual battle against bacteria.

Meningitis and septicaemia are life threatening diseases that can kill in hours, or leave survivors with potentially devastating after effects sometimes as severe as brain damage, amputations and epilepsy. The diseases can affect anyone of any age, but babies, young children, teenagers and young adults are most at risk.

At least if you download the app and have a browse, you'll know what to look for.

Halfords Essentials Group 3 Booster Seat £5 Or £9 For Two @ Halfords

by Nada in Deals on 22 September, 2014 at 11:16 am

Halfords Essentials Group 3 Booster Seat £5 Or £9 For Two @ Halfords

Do you need booster seats? Perhaps, just an extra one to keep in the boot for those odd occasions, like when you pick up your child and their friend from school? I own three of these, one for each of my Sons that are old enough and one spare for any friends of their's. These are MEGA cheap at Halfords, only £5. Needing more than one? Then even better, get 10% off automatically when you buy two or more, meaning they work out at just £4.50 each.

The Halfords Essentials Group 3 booster seat does offer protection itself, but it makes your little child the correct height to position the seat belt in the car properly, should there ever be an accident. They are moulded plastic with a red cushion on top for comfort. You would only use one of these once your child is four and up to the age of twelve, providing your child isn't up to the minimum height requirement by then.

To get your Halfords Essential Group 3 booster seat you can order it using the link above and then collect your order in your local store or get it delivered for only £2.99.

Thanks to ro1stav @ HUKD

Christmas Pyjamas 2 For £10 @ Mothercare

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 September, 2014 at 10:50 am

Christmas Pyjamas 2 For £10 @ Mothercare

 

It still feels a little early, really, but if you're going to be shopping for Christmas pyjamas, getting in there early with the two sets for £10 is pretty good value.

Yesterday I ran to town to pick up a few tubs for kids toys, and I was shocked at just how much Christmas stuff there is on the shelves. It's happened over night! Well, if you're getting ready now so you're free to just enjoy Christmas when it comes these pyjamas are quite sweet.

Available in sizes from 12 months to 7 years, you can mix and match styles and sizes so the whole family can get decked out in Christmas cheer - well, the kids, anyway.

There's a lovely little Snowman two-pack too, but that's £14 - £16.

UK delivery from Mothercare is £2.95, but you can click and collect in store for free.

Thanks to lauralou2014 at HUKD

50% Off Brands Like Sophie La Girafe, Trunki & Much More (With Code) @ Wauwaa

by Nada in Deals on 22 September, 2014 at 10:47 am

 50% Off Brands Like Sophie La Girafe, Trunki & Much More (With Code) @ Wauwaa

Wauwaa, indeed! Get over to their site as quick as your fingers can click. They sell premium baby. kids and maternity brands, at better prices then at most retailers. Now. I will warn you now, delivery is SLOW, but it is worth it. Bear in mind, some brands already have money off, then factor this in, 50% off your entire order with this voucher code hrPKT8Fx. Brands included are Sophie La Girafe, Trunki, Cloud B and many, many more.

If you like baby or children's clothes that are a bit different from what you can get on the High Street, then you really need to take a look. For example, get this Ben Sherman polo shirt* for only £4.75, when you use the voucher code. How about this?  French Connection girls' coat* for only £13.39.

You will have heard of the world famous Sophie La Girafe, then check out this set here*. It includes the original Sophie teether plus a very cute Lazare the Cat toy for only £10 when you use the voucher code hrPKT8Fx.

Take it from me, this Cloud B Tranquil Turtle* is worth the £40.95 price tag, but yours for only £20.49. Grab a Freida The Cow Trunki for only £20, with the voucher code.

There's certainly lots of bargains to be had, even when you include the delivery charge of £3.95, you are still getting great buys.

Click over to our vouchers section, where you can find extra discounts off of many popular retailers, including Wauwaa.

Electronic Red Lights And Sounds Childrens Kids Pretend Play Kitchen £34.99 Delivered @ eBay

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 September, 2014 at 9:46 am

Electronic Red Lights And Sounds Childrens Kids Pretend Play Kitchen £34.99 Delivered @ eBayVinsaniUK are selling an electronic play kitchen with lights and sounds for £34.99, down from £49.99. Delivery is free, so it's all yours for under £35.

Let your child be a little cook with the Intelligent Kitchen Play set, it comes with 36 kitchen accessories, allowing your child to be the cook of the day. The Kitchen play set releases real sounds, music and light, allowing you child to feel like the real cook. Helps develop your child’s imaginative, role play and social skills.

I really like that this kitchen comes with pots, pans, kettle and food accessories, so that you can play from the get go, without having to spend more money on accessories.

The kitchen is H 82cm x L 86cm x W 34cm which is fabulous for if two or more children want to play together. While I'm sure they'll find something to argue over, there's plenty of space for everyone to have a 'work surface'.

75% Off @ Claire's - Prices From £1

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 September, 2014 at 9:07 pm

75% Off @ Claire's - Prices From £1If you're looking for stocking fillers, 'add-on' gifts or just need to top up the accessory drawer, head over to Claire's right now for up to 75% off in their mid-season clear out.

Whether you're looking for goodie bag fillers or stocking fillers or just something for a pamper session with your small people, Claire's has a little bit of everything in this sale. From lovely head bands for £1.50 to Hello Kitty Jewellery at £2.50, from Sofia the First False Nails at £2.50 to ballet skirts for £4 or a Doc McStuffins 'Lambie' backpack for £8, there is a huge variety to pick from.

You can even pick up a Tinkerbell dress online only if you're quick, for £10.

There are unique butterfly hairclips for £4 or 1D keychains for £1. Honestly, a treasure trove of party accessories or alternative advent calendar goodies... pretty much fit for any occasion.

Home delivery is £2.99, while click and collect is £1.99 - you can always chance just picking up what you're after in store, but there are no guarantees, so order now to avoid disappointment, because at these prices, stock won't last.

Disney Frozen Wall Sticker £4.51 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 September, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Disney Frozen Wall Sticker £4.51 Delivered @ Amazon I just love this Disney Frozen wall sticker, which is quite unusual, and really pretty! It's £3.51, but there's a £1 delivery charge, so it's £4.51 delivered.

I love the idea of this 'window' to look out of over the cold and wintery months when there's usually not very much to see outside our window anyway.

It's such a lovely picture of the Frozen cast too.

According to the information on the item, you can use it on any smooth surface of a bedroom, living room, bathroom or other wall. They say it's easy to apply, remove, re-position and reuse without leaving damage or residue.

This picture is 40x60cm, so it's a decent size, although not as big as they're making it out to be in the pictures and I'm sure it's something every Frozen fan will love.

Personally, I'm thinking of using it as decor for a Frozen party - nothing like your beloved characters looking in on the party (except them being there, I guess!) - or on the window of the conservatory. It may be too cold to use for most of the winter, but may as well still look pretty!

Shhhh! Argos 3 For 2 On All Toys

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 September, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Shhhh! Argos 3 For 2 On All ToysWould you believe it, could it be? It's another toy sale. Well, we think so. Argos should be having their 3 for 2 toy sale coming up in the next few days - according to people who claim to work for them, it should start on Wednesday and run till either the following Tuesday or Friday, depending on which staff member you choose to believe.

The 3 For 2 sale is on all toys, and again, conflicting reports as to whether that will include tablets or computer games or not - one says yes, one says no. Mostly we're agreed that they don't really count as toys, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.

There are still a few offers on at Argos right now, including 2 for £15 - I was really excited about this with the digibirds, but they've been out of stock forever! There's also 2 for £30 on toys and 2 for £20 on selected games at the moment, but we suspect these will end before the 3 for 2 starts, and it's also doubtful that it will work on clearance items.

It's a bit of hurry up and wait and see right now though - as with Smyths last week, there's loads of speculation and guess work, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as we do!

And a great little tip from tiff2511 on HUKD: reserve anything you want the night before as you might notice a price increase

Thanks to Kat & Elaine on PlayPennies Facebook and mccmoo and MDH91 at HUKD

Shopping With Mother (and other boring things kids hate)

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 21 September, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Shopping With Mother (and other boring things kids hate)Children think nothing of humiliating us into talking to dolls and drinking invisible tea out of little teacups. They’re quite happy for us to play games with no discernible rules that always seem to end in carnage with Mummy screaming: ‘I’M A LITTLE TEAPOT!’ and bashing her head on the coffee table. And whether you’re making the dinner or knee deep in nappy changing land, they expect you to jump up and go on the 15,000th Bear Hunt of the day as if you’re in a Broadway show.  

But when WE need them to do something that bores them senseless, like getting dressed, or coming with us while we pay a bill or go shopping for food, it’s a different story. STROP-A-RAMA. I mean, how could you make them stand in a queue? HOW? How could you ask them to attend to their basic needs so that they don’t pee themselves/get rotten teeth/have a face covered in jam and bogies until they’re 18? Are you some kind of a monster?

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Silver Cross Ranger Dolls Pram £27.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 21 September, 2014 at 11:38 am

Silver Cross Ranger Dolls Pram £27.99 Delivered @ Amazon

Dolls prams, every little girl want one. Check out this purple (damson) one from Amazon. It's only £27.99 and you get FREE Super Saver delivery. This retails elsewhere for around the £40 mark, so you really are getting a good buy. Thanks Amazon for churning out the bargains today!

The Silver Cross Ranger dolls pram is very good in detail and just looks like a real Silver Cross that have been shrunk down. It got a five start rating from one customer and I can see why. Silver Cross specialise in classic looking prams and this doll's one is no exception. The handle is fully adjustable so that it is suitable for children aged three to seven.

It folds flat, which is great because who has the room in their house for toys that are so bulky. I just adore the matching shoulder bag that comes with it and the shopping tray is very handy for your child to fill with junk.

I truly loved my doll's pram when I was little, it went everywhere with me. I know you can get budget dolls prams but this is just so much nicer, in my eyes.

Thanks to sspudgun25 @ HUKD

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie's Polka Dot Jet £17.99 Delivered @ eBay/Argos Outlet

by Nada in Deals on 21 September, 2014 at 11:00 am

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie's Polka Dot Jet £17.99 Delivered @ eBay/Argos Outlet

What's pink, plastic and covered in white polka dots? The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie's Polka Jet toy, that's what. It's only £17.99 from the eBay/Argos Outlet. It was apparently £34.99, which I guess is plausible, but the sceptic in me is dubious. I think that for £17.99 it would make a great gift for a little Minnie Mouse fan.

If you have a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse fan in your house, you will most definitely break into song every time you read those words. It's the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Come inside, it's fun inside. Well this toy looks like great fun, and at this price I think your are getting a lot for your money.

Here's what's included: The Minnie Mouse polka dot jet (of course!), Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck figurines, a playroom and salon within the jet (wow Minnie is doing well for herself!) and oodles of accessories like suitcases and hairdryers. It's suitable for children aged two plus and strikes me as being aimed at girls.

The jet opens up, and seems like it would provide a lot of imaginary play for a little Clubhouse fan. Toys like this are always received well as gifts. Why not grab on at this bargain price for Christmas?

Get 40% Off Main Courses After 5pm Today @ Pizza Express

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 21 September, 2014 at 11:00 am

Get 40% Off Main Courses After 5pm Today @ Pizza Express

Stuck for what to feed the kids today? Well if you pop over to PizzaExpress and register with their website, you can download a voucher to get 40% off main courses after 5pm on Sunday.

The voucher is also valid all day Mon-Thu until Sunday 21st September. You only need one voucher regardless of how many people there are in your party, and all you need to do is hand over the printed version or show it on your phone.

The voucher is valid on all main course items except Calzone pizzas and it's also valid on takeaway orders but NOT those placed online. 

I may have mentioned before that my kids adore Pizza Express dough balls. I reckon if I just make a casual mention of the possibility of dough balls for lunch they'll behave like angels until I take them to Pizza Express and let them fill their faces. It's like parenting made easy! 

Once you've registered you should also receive regular information about exclusive offers, as well as information on the latest additions to the Pizza Express menu and details of new restaurant openings in your area. You'll even get a treat from them on your birthday. Nice. I hope it's a free portion of dough balls.

Pizza Express promise not to pass your details on to any third party for marketing purposes, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

So... how long till we can say it's lunchtime?!

Babyway Travel Cot £19.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 21 September, 2014 at 10:37 am

Babyway Travel Cot £19.99 Delivered @ Amazon

Wowza! Are you needing a travel cot? If you are then be quick and get clicking over to Amazon, where you will find the Babyway Travel Cot for only £19.99 delivered. They are just so handy but it's rare that you see them sub thirty quid. Don't be put off by the price as this look identical to one we paid £45 ( in a sale) for.

Travel cots are travel cots, really. There's not much to them at all. I say take a look at this Babyway one and see what you think. Just bear in mind that it's never worth paying through the nose for one as they are only ever used occasionally. It's also worth noting that this has 123 customer reviews and a rating of four and a half stars.

It comes with a carry bag for it, and a thin mattress. The mesh sides let you little tot peek at you whilst you lie not making a noise, praying for them to go to sleep. This Babyway travel cot can be used from birth up to the age of three and is apparently easy to put up and down. Am I the only one that struggles with this?

Thanks to ewanhobson1 @ HUKD

Doc McStuffins Doctor Bag Playset £11.99 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 21 September, 2014 at 10:17 am

Doc McStuffins Doctor Bag Playset £11.99 Delivered @ Amazon

It would cost you £19.99 at Asda Direct, £15 at John Lewis or get the Doc McStuffins Doctor Bag playset from Amazon for only £11.99. Plus, get Amazon's FREE Super Saver delivery.  If you are needing to pick up Doc McStuffins bits and pieces for Christmas then now's definitely the time.

What is in this lovely Doc McStuffins Doctor Bag? Lots of wonderful Dottie goodies like a blood pressure gauge with cuff, and octoscope, thermometer, syringe, stickers, a LIGHT UP stethoscope and other bits. You get the very smart doctor bag too, so that your little one can fix people or things wherever they go.

If your wee one is three or over and loves Doc McS and the clan, then this toy is an absolute must. At this price it's a great bit of kit for role play. We all did it as children, pretending to be a doctor or nurse. I actually did it for real at University, boy was that an eye-opener. It's little toy sets like this that gives us the people who look after us today. The seed is planted from a young age and as time goes by that want grows into a reality.

Thanks to susanc @ HUKD

Minecraft Diamond Steve Action Figure £6.39 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 21 September, 2014 at 9:49 am

Minecraft Diamond Steve Action Figure £6.39 @ Amazon

If your child plays Minecraft on the Xbox then chances are they will be asking for the merchandise for Christmas. Let me tell you that most of it is cardboard junk, not just that, but it's flaming expensive. Deals on Minecraft stuff are like gold dust, but here's one. Head over to Amazon and you will find the Minecraft Diamond Steve action figure for ONLY £6.39. This is £7.99 in Toys R Us, so really this isn't a bad price at all.

What do you get for your £6.39? In simple terms a plastic toy, that will resemble something out of a McDonald's Happy Meal. However, you will get mega brownie points from your child. They will LOVE you for buying them this. Kids don't just like Minecraft, it consumes them, they become obsessed. How do I know this? I have a house full of Minecraft crazies!

Steve comes in his diamond armour and with accessories. At least he is made out of plastic, other Minecraft merchandise tends to be cardboard. Why on earth give cardboard to a child? It ends up mashed in ten seconds flat!

If you are buying the Minecraft Diamond Steve action figure then skip the postage fee by adding on another item to take your order up to or over the £10 threshold. For example this Minecraft animals sticker pack*.

Thanks to Babytiger007 @ HUKD

Graco Fruit Salad Highchair £29.99 @ Argos

by Nada in Deals on 21 September, 2014 at 9:23 am

Graco Fruit Salad Highchair £29.99 @ Argos

If you are need of a highchair then get on over to Argos, where you will find this Graco Fruit Salad one. Argos have reduced this from £59.99 to £29.99. This makes this a very affordable piece of baby equipment.

I am sure you will agree that a high chair is a vital piece of baby equipment. This Graco Fruit Salad one seems like very good value and here's why. It folds very compact which is just great when you have a small home. Perhaps, you want to take it along to Granny's house when your tot is eating there, if it does fold so small then slinging in the car shouldn't be much of an issue.

 

It has the standard type sturdy metal frame, a removable, easy clean tray, that can be put in three different positions, a safe five point harness and a removable seat cover that is wipe clean. The footrest is height adjustable, so that it lasts from six months upwards.

The design is not offensive in the slightest and would look fine in most kitchens. It is entirely unisex and actually looks very similar to one that cost me £60. Without a doubt this is a great buy.

Reserve your Graco Fruit Salad Highchair, and collect it for FREE from your local Argos store, or pay £3.95 for delivery.

Thanks to saniataz @ HUKD

Kids AM, Movies For Juniors & Odeon Kids This Sunday

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 September, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Kids AM, Movies For Juniors & Odeon Kids This SundayIt's time for your weekly cinema round up, and below are this week's movie offerings from the leading cinemas:

Over at Cineworld prices start at £1.35 if you book online. They seem to have a variety of options depending on your cinema. My local is showing Tarzan.

While at Cineworld Cinemas a ticket will cost you from £1.50. You can still get the Cravendale fun pack with your ticket too. Movies here this week (at my local, may differ at yours) are The Muppetsand Free Birds*.

What you can see at the Vue cinemas seems to depend on which on is near you. All the current kids movies are showing though, and you should be able to find something you - or at least the kids - will love. They do seem to have the largest selection, week to week, and this week you will have either MaleficentPudsey The Dog: The MovieEarth To Echo or The House of Magic to choose from.

New Frozen Stock From £1.29 Delivered @ Internet Gift Store

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 September, 2014 at 9:55 pm

New Frozen Stock From £1.29 Delivered @ Internet Gift StoreInternet Gift Store has a whole load of new Frozen stock, and they also have reinstated their free delivery offer till the end of the month.  You'll need to use the codes ICLICKED and FACEBOOK1 to get these discounts, but free delivery should be applied at the checkout - when I go to the checkout it automatically puts the discounted £3.50 for deliver in there.

I have popped the £1.99 snackbox in my basket, and with those codes it's £1.29. Personally, however, I'm loving the Popcorn Tub. Well, they say Popcorn tub. I'm thinking wine cooler, but you know, tomato - tomato.

That 'popcorn tub' is £4.99, but £3.99 delivered with the codes above.

Remember that with IGS they do change the prices as stock goes out, so it may go up if you're not among the first to grab items at these prices, and if you find yourself being charged for delivery, check out using your bank card rather than PayPal.

Happy Family Member Finger Puppets Sets 99p Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 September, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Happy Family Member Finger Puppets Sets 99p Delivered @ AmazonAmazon Seller Fashionnewsun has these Happy Family Member Finger Puppets Sets on sale for 99p delivered. You'll have to click on the 'more buying options' button to get them at these price.

Whether they're for stocking fillers, bribery or just something to entertain baby, these finger puppets are a steal.  The reviews are mixed, and some loved them and a few not so much - but for 99p you get what you pay for.

I'm thinking these could be really cute party bag fillers, but whatever you choose them for, they're bound to stimulate imaginative play in small people.

For the reviewers who were happy with these, they were pretty great, and they say the kids loved them.  Quite frankly, at the price, what's not to love?