Obaby Grace 4 Piece Cot Bed Set, Country Pine Cot Bed With White Bedding £129 @ Tesco Direct

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 April, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Obaby Grace 4 Piece Cot Bed Set, Country Pine Cot Bed With White Bedding £129 @ Tesco Direct

Tesco Direct have reduced the Obaby Grace 4 Piece cot from £159 to £149, and if you use the code below, you can take another £20 off.

Grab a bargain on the Obaby Grace Cot Bed from Tesco Direct*

  • Discount: £20
  • Minimum Spend: £100
  • Discount Code: TDX-JR6C

"An attractive and practical addition to your nursery, the Grace 4-piece cot bed set from Obaby has a country pine finish with adorable B is for Bear white coloured bedding."

The  set features 3 mattress heights that enable it to grow with your little one.

As your child learns to sit and stand, the base can be lowered by 2 positions, which is great - it's quite stressful to see your little one starts climbing the walls of their cot! 

When the time comes to make the transition from cot to junior bed, the Obaby Grace cot bed easily converts by simply removing the sides and splitting the ends - simples.

Conveniently, this set comes complete with what they say is a comfortable foam mattress and luxurious B is for Bear quilt for comfort and warmth, the 4-piece set includes a matching padded bumper.

Tonka Fire Truck £4.99 @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 April, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Tonka Fire Truck £4.99 @ Argos

Argos has a rather fabulous offer on the Tonka Fire Truck toy at the moment, with a price tag of only £4.99 instead of £19.99 - previously on sale for £14.99. The next best price for this toy is £19 including delivery from Tesco, or £29.94 inclusive from Toys R Us.

I took my kids to our local fire station a few weeks ago as I wanted them to see what a fireman in a fire  suit looks like - I've heard that kids often hide in fires as the firemen look scary in their suits, so should such an emergency ever befall us I wanted my kids to know what the helmeted creature coming towards them is. The firemen were fantastic. They let the kids have a climb around the trucks, and even let them spray some water with the hose, and suffice it to say, my girls are all about fire men right now, so this truck would just go down a storm.

The Tonka truck requires 3 AAA batteries, in return for which you get light up headlights, nnd fire engine sounds. You also get a detachable ladder and hose and an extending arm, storage compartment and opening rear door.  Of course, no truck is complete without a fire man, so there's one of those included too.

They aren't available for home delivery, and it says I can pick it up from my local store in six days, so I guess they're getting new stock in?

A perfect gift drawer accessory, in my book!

Thanks to ather7851 at HUKD

Free Competitions: Samsung Galaxy S5, Wesfalia Tow Bar & A Fisher-Price Gym

by Tamsin Oxford in Comps on 20 April, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Free Competitions: Samsung Galaxy S5, Wesfalia Tow Bar & A Fisher-Price Gym

HAPPY EASTER! I hope that you had a truly fantastic day and got lots of cuddles and chocolates and Easter fun. Today’s competition roundup kicks off with a bang as we uncover an epic competition by Argos* to win a Samsung Galaxy S5.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is designed for what matters most to people, providing simple and powerful benefits for everyday life. It has an advanced camera and fitness tools and advanced network connectivity plus plenty more. It even has a Download Booster so you can download and enjoy your stuff faster than ever before.

To enter the competition you need only enter your details into their online form before 24 April 2014. It’s a doozy and so easy to enter!

Next up is the chance to win a £450 Westfalia tow bar mounted bike rack courtesy of Outandabout. To enter this competition is ridiculously easy. You answer the question on their site as soon as possible because they didn’t think it was a good idea to give us a deadline. The question is…

Q: Where do you attach the bike rack to?

A: Tow Bar

Finally, this is your last chance to win a month’s supply of Spatone pregnancy supplements that will really help pregnant mums feel better and do more PLUS a Fisher-Price gym worth £60. Five lucky readers from PlayPennies will be chosen from the list to win this mega-pack of awesome which is worth at least £80 per pack. You need to enter before 22 April and answer the question below:

Q: Which one of the statements is true?

A: 3 – Spatone Apple is your daily iron and vitamin C supplement that helps maintain a healthy iron level and overall wellbeing.


Thanks to Baz417 at HUKD!

Celebaby: Christina Aguilera Tweets Baby Bump Pic

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 20 April, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Celebaby: Christina Aguilera Tweets Baby Bump Pic

Christina Aguilera has taken to Twitter to share a cute family snap, starring her baby bump.

The songstress tweeted a pic of her with fiancé Matt Rutler and captioned it:

"Baby loves N.Y.C"

People magazine reports:

"Posing with Matt Rutler, a film producer, the singer and Voice coach, 33, gave fans a glimpse at her barely-there belly in a smiley shot with her fiancé."

"The couple, who have been dating since 2010, were engaged in February." 

"A week later, PEOPLE learned that Aguilera wasexpecting her second child, news which was confirmed by the songstress herself on stage in March, when she announced that a daughter was on the way."

Christina met Matt on the set of Burlesque, the 2010 film they worked on together, and Christina has a six year old son named Max, from her marriage to Jordan Bratman.

Congrats to Matt & Christina!

Plan A Day Out For Easter Monday

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 20 April, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Plan A Day Out For Easter Monday

Looking for something to get you all out the house tomorrow and working off some of those Easter eggs? Why not check out the National Trust website to see what's on in your area tomorrow. There are family friendly activities on at 80 of the properties on Easter Monday - ideal for those undertaking the 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4 challenge, or those who just want to run around.

N-Blaster LED Laser Radio Controlled Car £19.99 @ Argos

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 20 April, 2014 at 12:00 pm

N-Blaster LED Laser Radio Controlled Car £19.99 @ Argos

The Argos sale is really hot this week and we’ve had some spectacular bargains. This one is pretty darn good too as they’ve dropped the price on the N-Blaster LED Laser Radio controlled car from £59.99 to £19.99. It’s a saving of £30 and is well over half price off.

This is a pretty cool remote controlled car as it can charge in one hour – a super quick charge feature that I am sure most parents will really appreciate – and it can do spins of 360 degrees on any surface you choose. A refreshing change from the usual palaver of having to move your car all over the place to find the perfect spot to play.

It comes with a missile system and a laser LED to help you aim at targets and looks like it can be hours of fun for parents and kids alike.

Thanks to luckyluc at HUKD!

Apollo Cupcake 12” Girl’s Bike £53.99 @ Halfords

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 20 April, 2014 at 11:00 am

Apollo Cupcake 12” Girl’s Bike £53.99 @ Halfords

Halfords has dropped the price on the Apollo Cupcake 12 inch girl’s bike from £119.99 to £53.99. You can click and collect for free and assemble it yourself, or you can pay a bit extra for them to assemble it instore for you. You are saving £66 off the original price and 55%.

The bike has had 98% of customers recommend it in the reviews section, which is pretty cool, so you know you’re not buying a rubbish bike for this great price. The bike is light and easy to use and is perfect for a little girl’s first bike, although I do hate the fact that a girl now has to also have a pink bike.

The bike even comes with a dolly carrier (grrr) and is suitable from ages 3-5. It has front and rear caliper brakes, a chain guard to protect fingers and clothes and the stabilisers can be left on or removed as you see fit.

Thanks to sscm at HUKD!

Black Cowl Neck Nursing Dress £12 Was £40 @Mamas and Papas

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 20 April, 2014 at 10:00 am

Black Cowl Neck Nursing Dress £12 Was £40 @Mamas and Papas

Looking for a dress suitable to wear while you're breastfeeding? Look no further because I've just found this black cowl neck nursing dress in the Mamas and Papas sale, reduced from £40 to just £12.

I'm so glad I found this. I've got a formal do to attend in a week or so, made complicated by the fact that I'll be taking my baby with me, who's still nursing.

I've been racking my brains for how to dress up without making it virtually impossible to feed the baby on the day. Absolutely all the dresses I wear would require me to hide in the bathroom every time I need to feed the baby - that, or risk revealing far more to the other guests than anyone should ever have to see!

But I really hate the idea of spending a small fortune on yet another dress which I'm really unlikely to ever wear again. At £12 I don't feel bad about buying this, and it looks like the sort of dress you can dress up for a formal do but dress down for casual or office wear, too. Sorted!

Next day delivery is free, too!

Playmobil Soldiers Fort With Dungeon £28 @ Amazon

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 20 April, 2014 at 7:36 am

Playmobil Soldiers Fort With Dungeon £28 @ Amazon

Amazon’s dropped the price on the Playmobil 5139 Soldier’s Fort with Dungeon from £44.99 to £28. The saving is £16.99 or 38% off and you get it delivered for free in the UK. Nice one for the Present Cupboard this one.

The Playmobil Soldier’s Fort features a trap door that drops into the dungeon which features a lockable cell. It’s so cool I want one, hahaha. You get a firing cannon and a joker coin – although I am really not sure what a Joker coin is – and the cell can hold up to two pirates at a time.

The set comes with three Playmobil Redcoat figures and all of their weapons and a chest of gold coins plus accessories. The set goes with the Adventure Treasure Island set which is sold separately and is perfect for kids over the age of four. You could even re-enact all the scenes you love from Pirates of the Caribbean. Awesome.

Mega Bloks Hot Wheels Test Facility reduced from £39.99 to £9.99 @ Argos

by Karen McGinn in Deals on 19 April, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Mega Bloks Hot Wheels Test Facility reduced from £39.99 to £9.99 @ Argos


Mega Bloks Hot Wheels Test Facility is just £9.99 at Argos right now, reduced from £39.99.

Choose your Team, wear your colours with pride and bring your tricked out rides to perform some of the coolest stunts ever at the Super Stunt Test Facility from Mega Bloks Hot Wheels. This buildable stunt facility is the place where Team Hot Wheels drivers can push the limits of their cars pulling off all kinds of fearless feats.

Recommended for Ages 5 and over this is sure to be a hit with any little ones who love both Mega Bloks and Hot Wheels!

You can reserve yours by clicking the link above and checking stock near you using your postcode or opt for home delivery but that will cost an additional £3.95.

Thanks to sscm on HUKD!

Sylvanian Families Discounts @ Amazon

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 19 April, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Sylvanian Families Discounts @ Amazon

Amazon has reduced a bunch of Sylvanian Family products right now so you can get some nice savings if you have kids  that collect them, or if you fancy squeezing them into the Present Cupboard for emergency birthdays and celebrations.

The first of these deals is the Sylvanian Families Fish and Chips van that has been reduced from £29.99 to £14.99 which is a saving of £15 or 50% off the total price. It also comes with free delivery, which is pretty cool, and included in the kit is the van, accessories and Finley Osbourne, the Fish Fryer.

They have also reduced the Sylvanian Families Toy Shop from £29.99 to £14.99 which is also 50% off the total price and a saving of £15. It comes with tons of accessories and apparently fits on top of the Village Store. You can also get the Sylvanian Families Children’s Bedroom set for £14.79 instead of £22.34. So some good deals here.

Thanks to amyreynolds1998 at HUKD!

Chicco Goodnight Travel Cot £19.99 @ Kiddicare

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 April, 2014 at 11:45 am

Chicco Goodnight Travel Cot £19.99 @ KiddicareKiddicare has a Chicco Goodnight Travel Cot in Graphite available for just £19.99, reduced from the more regular price of £49.99. Of course at the price you have to factor in £4.95 for shipping, unless you're buying a few other bits, like for instance a travel cot mattress and £7.99 reduced from £19.99  and a travel cot sheet, for £10.39 instead of £12.99 - for £38.37 you can have a whole kitted out and ready to go travel cot, as compared to the original £49.99 for the travel cot alone. Tesco has the cot for £49.50, and Precious Little One for over £50. 

Some of the reviews on this Chicco travel cot confirm my experience with the one we had - that it has a really hard mattress, not really suited ot any kind of long term use. We solved this by putting a silk duvet cover over the mattress and a cot sheet over that, but it wasn't ideal and at £7.99 a new mattress would have been an easy solution.

While I think the cot itself is a great price for a sturdy, durable and useful if you don't cosleep travel solution, the discounted accessories are cherries on the proverbial cake.

Thanks to qz177c at HUKD

Beanstalk Tummy Time Playmat £9.99 @ Argos

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 April, 2014 at 10:45 am

Beanstalk Tummy Time Playmat £9.99 @ ArgosArgos have the Beanstalk Tummy Time Playmat reduced from £26.95 to £9.99, though it was previously on sale for £12.99. Even so, it's a great price. The only other place I can find this play mat is at Fishpond for £19.97. There are other tummy time mats available at Amazon and a host of other retailers, but none I can see for under £10.

I know not all kids do, my my girls loved their tummy time. We started them on it the day they were born, and they were both tummy sleepers - they would just lie there screaming and screaming on their backs - so tummy time and tummy mats were valuable baby equipment in our house. We never tried this one, but it does look like it has fun features.

I like that this has a detachable caterpillar that can become your child's bed time buddy and could probably work well as a neck pillow in the car too - don't quote me on that though.

Aimed at babies three months and over, the Beanstalk Tummy Time Playmat includes 2 toys which float in a water filled pouch, a large mirror, 'pingy' antennae and a furry nose. There's also a teether, rattle, squeaker and a crinkle pad.

Importantly, it's machine washable, and should provide a lot of entertainment.

Easy Easter Table Decoration

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 19 April, 2014 at 10:30 am

Easy Easter Table DecorationA pretty centerpiece can be the final touch that makes a dinner table and this is perfectly themed for tomorrow, isn't it? And it doesn't even have to be hard! You could get the kids to paint the eggs, or get a mix of normal and white ones, or plastic even. The options are limitless, and so cute.

Bakugan Mechtogan Action Figure Assortment £1.99 Was £9.97 @Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 19 April, 2014 at 9:26 am

Bakugan Mechtogan Action Figure Assortment  £1.99 Was £9.97 @Argos

My lads are absolutely obsessed with Bakugan at the moment, and these bad boys are reduced from £9.97 to just £1.99 at Argos right now.

The Battle Arena is also a great price right now at just £1.99 too. I am reliably informed that the original price of £29.97 is a tad misleading because it's widely available elsewhere for around a tenner, so the Battle Arena is not the massive bargain that it first appears, but this is still the cheapest you're likely to find it. And I've just bought 4 figures and 2 battle arenas - one set for my kids and one for the gift drawer - for less than £12. Nice.

I love a deal like this. At almost a tenner apiece there's no way I'd fork out on toys like ordinarily for no reason, and they're too small to buy as birthday or Christmas gifts as they look like not much for your money, but at less than two quid each, my kids can afford to buy a couple of these for themselves with their pocket money as an Easter treat.

If you've no idea what these are all about, they're 3.75in action figures with 9 points of articulation that transform into a Bakugan weapon, and they come with an activation card which you swipe across the back to make the toy come to life. Not literally, I don't think. That would be pretty scary.

They are suitable for children aged five years and older.

The delivery charge is £3.95 so you're probably better off reserving these for in-store collection, which is completely free of charge.

With thanks to sajulldin @HUKD

Hauck Palma Buggy in Silver £35 Was £60 @Asda Direct

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 19 April, 2014 at 8:30 am

Hauck Palma Buggy in Silver £35 Was £60 @Asda Direct

This Hauck Palma buggy is reduced from £60 to just £35 at Asda Direct right now - perfect if you need a cheap, lightweight buggy for the holidays.

Pushchairs are one of those items of baby gear that no-one ever seems to get quite right the first time round. You spend a fortune on the must-have buggy of the season when your firstborn comes along, but invariably everyone I know who did that also ended up investing in a second more practical, lightweight stroller as the realisation dawned that the gigantic travel systems that cost as much as a car, while great for a newborn, are just unwieldy and impractical with a wrigglier, heavier, more curious baby.

I've never had a Hauck buggy so I can't vouch for whether this is a reliable option but at this price it seems ideal for use as a second holiday buggy, or for leaving at the childminder's or grandparents' house for occasional use.

It's an umbrella stroller which means it folds literally like an umbrella, so should fit in even the tiniest of car boots compactly, making it great for use when travelling.

It has swivel and locking front wheels plus an extendable sun canopy and reclining backrest. There's also the standard shopping basket, which looks to be a decent size, plus a padded 5-point harness system, brakes which act on the rear wheels, and a removable front bar.

Not that kind of bar, obviously. At least I don't think so...

With thanks to maq786 @HUKD

My Baby Inflatable Bath Tub £4 @ Tesco

by Tamsin Oxford in Deals on 18 April, 2014 at 6:41 pm

My Baby Inflatable Bath Tub £4 @ Tesco

This is an ace discount on an inflatable bath tub from Tesco. It was on sale for £11.99 but is now down to a mere £4. A great saving that’s valid while stocks last or until 28 April 2014.

There is absolutely no information about this product on the site at all. If we go by the picture, it is a blue bath tub with a rear back support and a rounded front with pictures of sea animals emblazoned all over it. Nice colour blue that, actually.

I would guess that the baby doesn’t come with the inflatable bath tub, a real bummer for those of us who fancy another one, and this would make an ideal device for taking on holidays so you always have something easy to wash baby in, no matter how rustic the conditions. The price is certainly hot, only £4 means that you are saving £7 off the original price. And I am pretty sure my maths on that is correct.

Thanks to TK2013 at HUKD!

Free Competitions: Cracking Deals, XBOX One And A Fisher-Price Gym

by Tamsin Oxford in Comps on 18 April, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Free Competitions:  Cracking Deals, XBOX One And A Fisher-Price Gym

The first competition today is one that I love. Watch eggs live on a webcam and when they crack you have to act fast to win things like discount codes or money off or free holidays. That sort of thing. The competition comes to you courtesy of Jet2* and is running until 5pm on 23 April 2014.

To enter you need to watch the web cam and then you act fast to make the most of the deal. It looks pretty simple and when I clicked on the screen the cutest little chicken was ambling about on the screen. Enjoy!

Is it just me who thinks this is quite cruel? That baby looks pretty distressed. Although it is likely not a real hatching so it is just there for décor. Hmmm.

Next up is the chance to win an Xbox One courtesy of The Guardian. Duracell is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and to mark this milestone they are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a stunning Xbox One console. To enter you just need to fill in your address and details and you could be the lucky owner of this awesome prize. Winnning! It ends at midnight on 26 July 2014.

Finally, we have our very own competition running where you can be one of five people to win a Fisher-Price gym worth £60 and a month’s worth of Spatone pregnancy supplement. It’s an epic prize and all you need to do is answer the question before next week’s end date.

The answer is number 3!


Thanks to SunshineStacey and marba01 at HUKD!

Celebaby: New Mum Thandie Newton Wishes You A Happy Easter

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Celebaby on 18 April, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Celebaby: New Mum Thandie Newton Wishes You A Happy Easter

British actress Thandie Newton has taken to her Twitter account to share a snap of her new baby boy, and to wish her followers well for the Easter weekend.

The actress and mother of two wrote simply:

"Happy Holidays"

Thandie is married to English writer, director, and producer Ol Parker, and the couple also have two daughters: Ripley and Nico.

On Thandie's latest addition, the Daily Mail reports:

"Shortly after welcoming her third child Thandie shared her delight on Twitter with the message: ‘Our baby boy is finally here! Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at home yesterday.’"

"She later tweeted that she had given birth at home, writing: 'My 3rd home birth with brilliant independent midwife Caroline Flint - and Carole Goddard @PhoenixMidwives. Keep independent midwifery alive!'"

It seems home-birthing is all the rage with celeb mums. Model Gisele Bundchen famously gave birth to both her children at home in the bath, and actress Jennifer Connelly welcomed her third baby (and first daughter, Agnes) at home in her New York apartment. Demi Moore and Pamela Anderson are also famous advocates of home births.

Are any of our Playpennies mummies home-birthers?

Congrats, Thandie and Ol!

Henbrandt Sterling Play Money 75p Delivered @Amazon Sold By Martin's Deals

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 18 April, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Henbrandt Sterling Play Money 75p Delivered @Amazon Sold By Martin's DealsPlay money is one of those items that kids just seem to adore. Whether it's the cash from a Monopoly set, or bank notes that my kids have drawn and cut out for their own entertainment, they just seem to have hours of fun with toy money. And this set is just 75p with NO DELIVERY charge right now at Amazon.

In this set of play money you get coins and notes in £5, £10, £20 and £50 denominations.

The reviews are amazing, too, so it's clearly not going to disappoint. Out of 218 reviews, this item has been awarded an average of 4 out of a possible 5 stars. Here's a fairly standard review so you can see what customers think of this purchase:

"The play money looks amazing. I purchased two as I did not know how many notes it would come with although once I opened it, it came with more than expected. It comes with 5x £5 notes, 5x £10 notes, 5x £20 notes and 5x £50 notes and the sterling coins which includes two of each coins. A little tip to prevent the play money from ripping apart I would suggest laminating it that way it can last longer. The money is small but what do we expect? It's play money."

Do note that this item is not suitable for children under the age of three years old.

With thanks to cazzap06 @HUKD