Milestone Baby Cards £12.99 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 30 July, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Milestone Baby Cards £12.99 @ AmazonThe Milestone Baby Cards at Amazon aren't on sale or reduced, but they're a cool new product and if I was about to have my babies I'd be all over it. The Milestone Baby Cards are £12.99 delivered.

In a thumbs up to the modern 'selfie' culture, these baby milestone cards give you a prop to put in pictures with your baby when you're photographing their milestones.

With the Milestone Baby Cards, you can capture your baby, the milestone and the date in one image.

The Milestone Baby Cards is a set of 30 illustrated cards in a gift box. The day your baby has a milestone moment, you take the matching Milestone Card, write the date on it, and take a picture of your baby.

This way, you will never forget the day your baby rolled over for the first time, ate solid food or said their first word - and  I know that with your first you think you'll remember the date forever, but you really wont, I promise!

The Milestone Baby Cards are made in The Netherlands on eco friendly certified paper and a special printing ink based 100% on vegetable oils, so non-toxic if it happens to land in a mouth too.

I think it's a perfect gift for any expecting or new parent. I know I'd have loved them!

Novi Stars Supa Nova Doll £4.99 @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 30 July, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Novi Stars Supa Nova Doll £4.99 @ Argos

The Novi Stars Supa Nova Dolls at Argos are currently £4.99, which is down from the £19.99 RRP but in actual fact is about half the price you'll find them elsewhere. If you need them delivered you'll pay an extra £3.95 so it's ideal if you can pick them up in store.

So, these dolls are a bit weird, but they're also a little cool. My daughter has one with see-through legs, Anne Arctic, and she thinks it's brilliant.

There seems to be two you could end up with from Argos. There's Vera Tabray who is £11.99 on Amazon. She has wings that flutter and comes with her own pet. She also has three eyes, and glittery lashes.

They also have Mimi Merize who is £14.97 at Amazon, a mysterious alien with special hypnotizing eyes - just press her antenna to make them spin. 

It's one of those luck of the draw girls, but I'm sure if you go to collect you could specify which one you'd prefer!

Bestway Kiddie Play Centre Bouncy Castle £22.50 @ Very

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 30 July, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Bestway Kiddie Play Centre Bouncy Castle £22.50 @ Very

I would have said this was a pretty decent buy at £45 but it’s now half price at just £22.50 and you can have it delivered to a store local to you using the Collect+ service for free or opt for home delivery for an additional £3.95. Don’t forget to check out those Very Treats too, add code 4JRN4 in the promo box at checkout and you’ll get a 100ml Phil Smith Be Gorgeous Argan Oil Cream for FREE.

It’s described on Very as :

Bestway kiddie play Bouncy Castle centre is an action packed inflatable adventure for children. Picture a mini bouncy castle, featuring 6 split inflatable rings and a ball mounted on an inflatable pole; Kids can have hours of fun playing with the multitude of features included with this play centre.

Whether playing games of hoops with the split rings or having a bounce on the inflatable base, the kiddie play centre is ideal for inflating in the garden and setting up at kids' parties!

It has very mixed reviews, some people loved it while others didn’t seem so keen, have a read and then decide. I think at £22.50 your expectations may be slightly different than at full price? Personally although it states from age 6, to my mind this is for much younger kids.

There’s a few other decent prices on Very at the minute too, the pink Little Tikes First Slide* is £22, and  that’s also available in blue here*  while the Jumping Tube Bouncer Bouncy Castle* is also £22.50.

Don’t forget to add that code 4JRN4 in the promo box at checkout for your Very treat either.

What do you think?

Personalised Holiday Post Cards £1.49 Delivered @ Funky Pigeon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 30 July, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Personalised Holiday Post Cards £1.49 Delivered @ Funky PigeonFunky Pigeon are offering personalised post cards, delivered to your recipient for £1.49. What makes this different to the norm, is that you can download the app before you set off on holiday, snap a picture on the beach, edit the details and send - no searching for post cards, no hunting around for stamps or a post office - just enjoying your holiday, easy peasy.

If you click on this bottom link, you'll see it takes you to a bunch of pre-designed cards. You can click on any of those and then choose to add your own picture to it, so you can personalise everything down to the font and layout too.

If you download the app (the first link) you'll be able to do it all straight from your phone.

I love the idea of being able to send a personalised photo - the kids in front of the Eiffel Tower, us all in the blue waters of Dubrovnik - and it not costing much more (less, perhaps!) than a postcard plus stamp home, and taking no time off our travels at all.

Philips Avent Glow-In-The-Dark Night-Time Soothers £2.40 Add-On Item Was £4.90

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 30 July, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Philips Avent Glow-In-The-Dark Night-Time Soothers £2.40 Add-On Item Was £4.90

Philips Avent Glow-In-The-Dark Night-Time Soothers are an add-on item at Amazon right now. Priced at just £2.40 instead of £4.90, you can get them at this price when you buy at least £10 of eligible items, or if you buy at least five packs (the maximum number you can order) so that your basket total amounts to at least £10.

Click here to check out this deal at Amazon*

These Avent glow in the dark soothers are one of my personal 'must have' recommendations for new mums and dads. I know most of us say we'd prefer not to use dummies / pacifiers / soothers but as a mum of three, I'm long enough in the tooth to know that what you say about motherhood before you give birth doesn't always line up with what you do once your baby actually arrives - especially in the name of getting a bit of precious shut-eye.

My third child has used a dummy at night-time since her first night on the planet, so suffice it to say that the discovery of glow in the dark dummies pretty much saved our sanity. They put an end to those torturous nights of feeling around in the dark trying to locate the missing dummy.

They're BPA-free, have snap-on protective teats to keep them hygienic when not it use, and have orthodontic teats.

With thanks to nic0000 @HUKD

Mickey Mouse Fly 'N Slide Clubhouse £12.95 Was £29.99 @ Amazon

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 30 July, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Mickey Mouse Fly 'N Slide Clubhouse £12.95 Was £29.99 @ Amazon

How do you fancy more than £17 off the Mickey Mouse Fly 'n Slide Clubhouse? Hop over to Amazon right away if that sounds good, where you can nab one for just £12.95 instead of the normal price of £29.99, while stocks last.

Suitable for children aged from 6 months to 3 years, this is one of those toys that really seems to capture little imaginations, and keeps them occupied for ages.

It comes with two figures - Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, of course - which makes it a good toy for siblings to share or for keeping playmates happy on a play date.

The carry handle on top of the clubhouse makes it super-portable so it's great for taking to a friend's house, round to Granny's, or even on holiday! I think what really appeals about this item is all the little bits to fiddle with - there's a working trap door and a slide which you can pop Minnie and Mickey down, plus a detachable plane that can they can use to fly off on further adventures.

And as ever with Amazon purchases over £10, delivery will be free! Nice.

That's another item stashed away for Christmas!

With thanks to nic0000 @HUKD.

Mum Brains vs Dad Brains

by Lucy Sweet in Features on 30 July, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Mum Brains vs Dad Brains

Mothers have a very different mindset to fathers, don’t they? Very, VERY different.

This is how it works, as far as I can tell. Mothers have been told by society to take the burden of everyday nurturing. So we worry about everything from haircuts to whether shoes fit properly. We rush around washing and tidying things and wondering whether everyone’s getting their five a day or whether their development is stunted. We over-analyse our parenting and beat ourselves up for not being able to finish a sent—OMG WHAT IS THAT STAIN?

Dads, however, have a rather more relaxed attitude to parenting. Society has told them that as long as they come out of the pub five minutes before the birth and don’t drop the baby on the coffee table, they’re automatically in the top 10% of the best Dads in the Universe.

So Dads - who are great, by the way – do fatherhood however the hell they like. They throw their children into the air, merrily bashing their head off the ceiling. They take them out half dressed with toast crusts embedded into their hair. They fall asleep in front of the telly while their toddler does electric socket maintenance with a pair of kitchen scissors.

And somehow, mysteriously, it all works out fine. Nobody gets hurt, and everyone has a good time.

Now, of course, I know that every household is different. Some dads are get-up-and-go hygiene fiends, who can make a packed lunch and recite the Gruffalo while relaxed Mum lies in a bath strewn with rose petals, smoking a cigar. But let’s face it, most of the time, Mum’s gone to Iceland and she’s contemplating knocking herself out with a value pack of frozen burgers to end the burden of responsibility for 2 glorious, concussed minutes.

Here are just a few areas in which Mum attitudes and Dad attitudes differ. Feel free to add your own while glaring forcefully at your partner.

Click here to read more...

Moshi Monsters Children in Need Collectables Tin 99p (Was £9.99) @ Argos

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 30 July, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Moshi Monsters Children in Need Collectables Tin 99p (Was £9.99) @ Argos

Looks like plenty of stock around for this one, although that will no doubt change very quickly. It’s not available for home delivery.

So what do you get for your 99p here? You get 8 spotty moshlings and a limited edition collectors tin to keep them in.

The reviews are all glowing and indeed most are 5 star, as parents we probably know what we’re getting here but just for reference a typical review reads :

My 8yr old son brought this with his Christmas money and was very pleased with it. He is a Moshi Monsters fan and liked the added interest of them being Children in Need design. Although they are only small plastic figures, they can provide fun and imaginative play. My 4yr old daughter has also enjoyed them. Having the tin is also helpful for storage.

Ideal small gift for the kids, to put away for party bags or last minute party invites or even stocking fillers? Never too early really is it?

Thanks to Raz6 @ HUKD!

Free Summer Holiday Activity Pack Download @ The Book People

by Nada in Freebies on 30 July, 2014 at 11:42 am

Free Summer Holiday Activity Pack Download @ The Book People

The Book People are offering a free summer holiday activity pack download for the kids just now. It’s raining here today so guess what I will be downloading for my children this afternoon.

Inside this free pack are instructions to make finger puppets, door signs and masks. I am hoping they might have a "how to" on muzzle making, my children’s fighting is starting to grate on my nerves. Perhaps, a muzzle would prevent them from behaving like rabid dogs. Although, I am sure this pack will keep them occupied enough.

Jokes aside, my kids won’t be the only ones bored over these summer holidays so why not check out this free download from The Book People. Just click on the link above and print off your free summer holiday activity pack.

There’s pages to colour in, dot to dot, recipes for choccy bear biscuits (yum), wordsearches, games and lots more. There’s a cut out of picture dominoes for the kids to play.

I think this is quite a nifty freebie and I think it would suit children of a variety of ages. Not to mention plenty to occupy us adults!

If the weather is as dreadful where you are today, then trust me this summer holiday activity pack download is worth it’s weight in printer ink.

Thanks to Tinytinks @ HUKD

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Microwave Steriliser £9.71 @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 30 July, 2014 at 11:12 am

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Microwave Steriliser £9.71 @ Amazon

We have had a few Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature deals of late but not featuring the microwave steriliser. At Amazon just now you can pick up one for only £9.71. That is a super price as they are £15 at Asda and a whopping £26.99 at Argos.

A steriliser is one of those must have items for when you have a baby. Even when breastfeeding, if you choose to express, the breast pump and bottles must be sterile to prevent gastro illnesses. The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature range is a firm favourite of mine. As someone who combination fed my little baby, Daniel, I highly recommend their products.

If you don’t fancy using an electric steam steriliser then this would make a great alternative. They are very portable, so if you are lucky enough to get a child free night and baby is at your parents then you can take that along.

It holds four bottles and only takes an impressive four to eight minutes (dependant of microwave wattage) to sterilise. The bottles stay sterile for twenty four hours if unopened.

Along with the Tommee Tippee microwave steriliser, you get one closer to nature 150ml bottle, teat tongs and a dummy.

I realise this falls just short of the Amazon free delivery threshold of £10, so why not grab some Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature fast flow teats for only £1.75.

Thanks to Manda on Facebook

Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo £61(With e-Coupon) @ Tesco Direct

by Nada in Deals on 30 July, 2014 at 10:05 am

Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo £61(With e-Coupon) @ Tesco Direct

After a Fisher Price Jumperoo? Well, you have come to the right place. Tesco Direct are selling the Fisher Price Rainforest for £76 just now. What make it even better is the fact that you can get it for £61 by using an eCoupon.

The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo has been a firm favourite with parents and babies for years now. Now, you want to know how to get it for £61? It’s really simple, simply enter e-Coupon TDXR-PYRT in the box provided at the checkout stage. Voila! £15 off a spend of £75 or more.

For those of you that don’t know what the Jumperoo does, I will tell you. It is aimed at babies aged six months and over. It’s a big bungee bouncer toy that has lots of features such as five different toy stations, lights and sounds.

I love seeing babies in these because they go hyper, their little legs bounce like mad. I can’t help but think they should make one for adults. What a workout that would be!

It can collapse down slightly for storage, which is great because it is quite big. There’s three height settings, super for adjusting as baby grows. The extra high seat provides support to your tiny one’s back.

Collect for free from your local Tesco store or pay £3 to have your Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo delivered. This is included in the Clubcard Boost so this could work out as a tremendous bargain.

You will find this e-Coupon for Tesco Direct and lots more at our Vouchers section. Why not check it out?

Thanks to sanderson0107 @ HUKD

 

Children's Character Pyjamas from 95p @ Character.com

by Nada in Deals on 30 July, 2014 at 9:37 am

Children's Character Pyjamas from 95p @ Character.com

Starting from a tiny 95p you can bag yourself some Children’s character pyjamas from Character.com. They have a massive pyjama clearance on just now that is very impressive!

Whether it’s Hello Kitty, One Direction or Skylanders, Character.com have a very affordable range of childrens pyjamas featuring characters for all boys and girls. The majority of the pyjama range costs £1.95, which let’s face it is still an outrageous bargain. They even have Disney Frozen items, so it's worth a look.

If you’re after some girls pyjamas then, you are in luck because there’s three different designs to choose from at 95p each. Joey Essex (not sure they would know who he is), Monsters University and Union J. There’s lots more but at not at this price.

As for boys, they start at £1.95 for Manchester United, Skylanders, Angry Birds and oodles of other characters.  There’s even Thomas the Tank ones.

Stock levels are dependent on which style and size selected. Sizes start from 12-18 months right through to 13 years. There really is something for everyone. Most of the pyjamas are made from 100% cotton so should machine wash without any issues.

That’s not all this site sells: backpacks, swim bags, lunch bags and much, much more. You can certainly pick up a fair few back to school items.

Postage is £2.95 plus 50p for each additional item, or free if you spend over £25.  That would be easy to do since there's lots of super items on Character.com

Thanks to ct2276 @ HUKD

Free Lego Printables & Over 70 Lego Learning Activities

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 30 July, 2014 at 9:00 am

Free Lego Printables & Over 70 Lego Learning Activities

I love using things like this with my daughter, where she’s learning but also having fun at the same time.  This is a cracking blog that’s centred around the ever popular and universally loved Lego. It includes LEGO Sensorial Activities, LEGO Math ActivitiesLEGO Cultural Activities and a whole lot more.

It looks as though it would be great for children of all ages, younger kids would benefit and enjoy the “Learning To Read” with Duplo, while for older kids there’s things like “Lego Chemical Reactions”.

It’s all set out clearly with step by step instructions and includes free printables too.

What do you think?

Pampers BOGOF And Clubcard Boost @ Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Pampers BOGOF And Clubcard Boost @ Tesco Tesco has a great offer on for those of you who use Pampers Essentials  nappies: They are currently buy one get one free and they're eligible for clubcard boost too. Standard delivery is  £3 but click and collect is free.

With this offer you can pick up up to 112 Pampers Essential New Baby Size 2 nappies for £9.99. Obviously different sizes have different amounts in the packs, so the number of nappies will be different depending on the size you need.

If you have £5 worth of club card points you can also boost those to £10, and you'll be able to buy essentially £19.98 worth of nappies for £5. Not bad going at all.

If you don't have the club card points you can still get the nappies BOGOF, which is still a good price!

Thanks to Bambers320 at HUKD

Freebie! Summer Maths, English Or Science Pack

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 29 July, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Freebie! Summer Maths, English Or Science Pack The Times Tutorial website are giving away a free 'summer pack' for years 1 through 11 in Maths, English and Science.  You need to enter your name, surname and email adress, and choose which pack you want, then click submit and it gets sent to you. Check your email (mine arrived immediately) and you'll find a link that takes you to a printable pack.

I chose English year one, and it contained 42 pages of worksheets and answer sheets for Key Stage 1 English. It looks pretty decent for a freebie, and if you like it, you can complete a 14 day trial for interactive worksheets for just £1.

Thanks to seb at HUKD

Baby Nappies, Bibs & More 40% Or More Off @ BabyKind

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Baby Nappies, Bibs & More 40% Or More Off @ BabyKindBabyKind has a summer sale on right now with some amazing offers for those using cloth nappies especially.

Both my girls were brought up in cloth nappies as neither of them did well with chemicals when they were smaller, and my oldest had a terrible reaction to most disposable nappies, but I never saw a new nappy sold for the prices they're on sale at BabyKind right now.

Minki pocket nappies are £3 instead of £9.99, Wonderoo nappies are £3.99 instead of £15.99 and gorgeous HipHipBaby wet nappy tote bags are down from £7.50 to £2.99. HipHip Baby changing mats are down to £4.49 and Imse Vimse swimmers are down to £7.50 .

If you're not too fussed about everything being 'oh so perfect' for your baby, the Bandana Bibs 'Seconds' are 75p right now, down from the usual £2.50. These have some marks from being on display, or threads loose and so on.

If you have a baby coming, or are looking for new baby presents, there are fabulous prices to be had here. I half wish I was having another baby, just for another go at those cute little cloth nappies!

Kids Go Free at Ripley's Believe It Or Not @ LittleBird.Com

by Lynley Oram in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Kids Go Free at Ripley's Believe It Or Not @ LittleBird.ComSave yourself a cool £16.95 if you're heading to London this school holidays and want to visit the Ripley's Believe It Or Not attraction. Use this deal through LittleBird.Com, where you get a free kid's ticket for every adult ticket purchased.

What you get is 42% off one Adult ticket and one Child (4-15 yrs) ticket for Ripley's Believe It or Not! An adult ticket is £22.95 while a child ticket is usually priced at £16.95.

In the attraction you can marvel at a jaw-dropping collection of over 700 cultural artefacts and artwork from across the globe. View amazonian shrunken heads, Venture into Ripley's Marvellous Mirror Maze, and new for 2014, see the Harry Potter Hungarian Horntail Dragon made entirely from recycled car and motorcycle parts!

I couldn't see if it was possible to use LittleBird voucher codes on items that are already on special offer, but if you are looking at other LittleBird.com deals then do try out the 10% off coupon code in our Vouchers section for new customers.

Thomas The Tank Inflatable Bouncing Castle £43.20 @ Debenhams

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Thomas The Tank Inflatable Bouncing Castle £43.20 @ DebenhamsIf you're loving the sunshine and good weather, this Thomas the Tank Inflatable Bouncing Castle from Debenhams could be just the ticket for getting the kids outdoors. It's reduced from £60 to £48, which I believe makes it the cheapest bouncy castle we've had around here so far this summer.  Then add the code FV39 from our voucher page, and it drops it even further down to £43.20 with free delivery, though it may take up to two weeks to be delivered.  Around the web these can be found for upwards of £75.

The Thomas the Tank Inflatable Bouncing Castle isn't massive, which makes it ideal for most of us. I had a look at it on other sites, and the reviews of it are great. People say that it's easy to inflate and deflate, and that they use it outdoors or indoors, depending on what the weather is like.

One person was concerned about it's quality but they had nothing but rave reviews on it and their son used it every day, so that's promising.

The bouncy castle is approximately: 153cms x 153cms x 165cms which means it's a nice size for little ones, but not so big there's not going to be room anywhere for it.

Brantano Promotional Code: 30% Off

by Lynley Oram in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Brantano Promotional Code: 30% Off If you're in some need of some summer shoes or want to stock up for later in the year or school, look no further than Brantano. With this Brantano voucher code you can save 30% on everything across the store.

Click here to use your Brantano promotional code*

  • Discount: 30%
  • Promotional code: CASTLE
  • Expires: 30th July 2014

To use this voucher code just pop the items you want to buy in your virtual shopping bag by clicking 'Add to basket' and then click on 'View basket and check out.' After that put the code in the box marked Voucher Code and then select 'apply' and you'll see that your discount will be automatically applied to your purchases.

You'll have to be quick as this code is only available today and tomorrow. However, do check out the Brantano voucher codes in our Vouchers section as there will be promo codes on offer for Thursday and Friday for 25% off, and on Saturday and Sunday for 20% off.

Massive Clearance Event Starting 7am Monday 4th August @ B&Q

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 29 July, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Massive Clearance Event Starting 7am Monday 4th August @ B&Q

This one will be in store only and the doors open at 7am where it’s first come first served. There will be hundreds of things included and while we don’t have a full list there are some things confirmed at the minute.

This is just a tiny selection in what looks like being a massive clearance event.

  • 7 x 7 shiplap shed was £349.98 will be £139 (5397007009002)
  • Kids Wooden Playhut £59 (5397007009149) or for £79 (5397007009125)
  • 8 Piece Garden Furniture Set Was £149 now £90 (5052931256358) (Looks like this one may already be reduced)
  • 3M Overhanging Parasol £30 (Parasol 5052931257720) (Ditto this one, looks like this may be reduced already)
  • Corner Arbour, Blooma Chiltern £99 (5397007007558)
  • Electric Ryobi Strimmer £20

The kids wooden playhouses definitely stand out for me here but I guess it depends what you're hoping for really. Remember though it’s first come first served here and when it’s gone it’s gone!

The numbers in brackets are the EAN numbers and as B&Q is discontinuing a lot of stock they won’t all show on the website but a quick Google search on the items you’re interested in may help. I googled the kids wooden playhouse and will be there queueing at my local at 7am on Monday.

Anyone care to join me?

Huge thanks to gab123 @ HUKD for the heads up here!