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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.

Pop Up And Play Tents From £7.99 Delivered @ Amazon Seller

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 July, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Pop Up And Play Tents From £7.99 Delivered @ Amazon SellerAmazon Seller KiddyPlay have an offer on Pop Up and Play Tents and Tunnels, with prices starting at £6.99, with £1 delivery.  Read on to find specific deals. Remember this is an Amazon Seller, so we can't give you an exact link - you'll have to look at 'other sellers' and find the product there.

The Pop-up Caterpillar Play Tunnelis reduced to £7.99 delivered. You can easily pop-up the play tunnel anywhere, the lightweight spring steel mechanism makes it super easy to setup. A zipped carrycase is included to for easy storage. Can be used indoors or outdoors.

The Pop-up 3 Way Play Tunnelis £9.99 instead of £24.99 - deliver on this one is £3.45 - and like the previous one, it is easy to pop up, comes with a carry bag and can be used in and outdoors.

The KiddyPlay Red Indian Teepee Playsetis £17.94 delivered, down from £52.94. I love this! It's the cheapest I've seen a kids Teepee too. This teepee includes a 3 piece Red Indian dress up set; Totem pole wings, Red Indian sorcerer mask which stick to the side of the teepee and Red Indian feather garland. At 190cm it's a good size and it's made from high quality heavy duty nylon.

Finally, the KiddyPlay Deluxe Blue Pop-Up Castle Play Tentis £17.99 with £2.95 delivery.

The playtent is UV protected to protect children from the sun's harmful UV rays. The light mesh windows allow good airflow whilst keeping out insects. The roof is foam insulated to help the tent stay cool, even on the hottest days! Not only is it fun but its easy to assemble with a minimum number of parts, sand pockets are used for stability so no pegs are required (which can be tripped over) and folds away into a convenient zipped carry bag

Looks like hours of outdoor fun to me!

Thanks to pan101 at HUKD

Tesco Baby Event Starts Today

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 July, 2014 at 10:46 am

Tesco Baby Event Starts TodayThe Tesco Baby Event starts today, and runs until the 8th of August, or until stocks last, I guess.

If you puree feed your baby, you'll know how expensive it is, so the 10 pots for £6 offer on mix and match Cow & Gate, HiPP Organic and Heinz* gives you 52 flavour options to choose from with a minimum of £1.90 saving on the 10 jars.  Bear Fruit Paws* are great 'days out' snacks, and at £2 for 4 instead of £2.40, the savings can quickly add up if you buy a few.

Pampers are BOGOF, so you could pick up the Pampers Easy Ups Size 5 Essential Pack 26 Nappiesnormally £8.19, at 32p a pull up, now 16p a pull up - not to be sneezed at for sure.

Huggies are 2 for £8, so whether that's for Little Swimmers or night time nappies, it's good value with a minimum of £2.36 saving on each set.

Mum & Me Baby Sleep Tights Bathwash 500Ml* is BOGOF, so you can either pick up two for £2.89 or one of those and a Mum & Me Baby Ultra Mild Head To Toe 500Ml*.

Tommee Tippee Explora Easy Scoop Feeding Bowls & Lids X2* are half off at £2 and the Tommee Tippee Explora Cool & Mash Bowl Lid & Spoon* is reduced to £3.

As far as more 'equipment' related stuff goes, the Avent Natural Microwave Steriliser* is half price at £12.99 and the Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Microwave Steam Steriliser* is £10.49 but that is currently about the best of that.

Hopefully that helps you save a few pennies this month!

Outdoor Toys & Wheeled Toys 20% Off @ Smyths Toys

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 July, 2014 at 9:55 am

Outdoor Toys & Wheeled Toys 20% Off @ Smyths ToysSmyths Toys has taken 20% off outdoor toys and wheeled toys giving parents a bit of a helping hand in getting kids outdoors. It sounds great, but it does also look as though they have purposely inflated some prices so not everything's as much of a bargain as it looks. Read on to see what we think is a good buy though.

A great example of a not-so-sale item is the clown bouncy castle*, which was £99.99 last week, but this week is 'on sale' at £103.99. That said the next price I can find it for is £169.95, so if you're in the market for it, it's a better price than elsewhere.  The same can be said for the Princess Slide And Hoop Bouncer*.

Loads of you have been asking about bikes and balance bikes, and while I'm not sure how the prices in this category differ from previous prices, we do know that balance bikes for under £20 are a bargain. Smyths Toys have the Kool Sports Balance Bike Green* and Kool Sports Balance Bike Pink* for £19.99 each, and four other options for under £30.

Another great saving is on bicycles, it seems to me. The 12" bikes start* from £31.99 whereas similar around the web are more - Tesco has similar options for £40, and Argos has similar from £39.99 (on sale).

While I dislike that Smyths have obviously inflated some prices - it makes the ones we don't know for sure seem less trustworthy! - there are still some great prices to be had, so hopefully you can pick up a bargain.

Wooden Single Bed Frame £39 Was £99.99 @ Mothercare

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 July, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Wooden Single Bed Frame £39 Was £99.99 @ MothercareMothercare have the Darlington Wooden Single Bed Frame in the clearance section for £39, with £2.95 delivery. You will need a mattress with this still. I have been looking around for something similar, and the closest I can see is £70 from Tesco.

Mothercare say that the Darlington Single Bed is suitable for children from age 4. It has a sturdy design, and measures at L194 x W86 x H62cm.

I think this is a fantastic price for a kids bed! We had one we paid over £100 for with a mattress that was so rubbish we had to replace it. I think this is a much better purchase.

You will have to put this bed together, but they say it's quite easy and your little one can get in and out of bed themselves.

This bed is made of 63% Pine, 37% LVL -  I have no idea what that is! - and you can simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

Thanks to Raechelle for letting us know about this deal!

3 For 1 Huggies Wipes £1.49 @ Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 July, 2014 at 9:13 pm

3 For 1 Huggies Wipes £1.49 @ TescoStarting tomorrow, Huggies wipes are on offer at 3 packs for the price of 1, that means you're getting three packs of Huggies wipes for £1.49. Add it to your weekly shop now, or pop in to your local store. We suspect these will be very popular.

Included in the offer are Huggies Pure Baby Wipes, which are gentle cleaning like cotton wool & water, no perfume, alcohol free wipes, Soft Skin Baby Wipes with shea butter, and Baby Wipes Natural Care which contain Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, and are lightly fragranced.

At £1.49 for 64 wipes, they come in at 2p a wipe, whereas at 50p a pack, they are under 1p per wipe.

If you're looking to stock up, now - well, tomorrow - is a great time to do so.

Basic First Aid Kit £1.99 Delivered @ Amazon or Emergency Kit £5 C&C @ Halfords

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 July, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Basic First Aid Kit £1.99 Delivered @ Amazon or Emergency Kit £5 C&C @ Halfords

A number of Amazon sellers are currently selling the Compact First Aid Kits for £1.89 delivered. If you're off on your holidays soon, make sure you remember to pack a little first aid kit.

Remember to click on the link, then look for the 'other sellers' link and you'll find them there. There are sellers that offer these for a few pennies less, but we're recommending those with good feedback.

This Compact First Aid Kit contains 23 pieces:1 x First aid tape, 1 x gauze, 1 x pair of scissors, 2 x alcohol prep pads, 1 first aid guide, 1 non adherent pad, 1 x gauze dressing, 15 waterproof plasters (3 different sizes).

You can use it in your home, office, car, camping and it's also suitable for travelling. It contains all the elements you need to cleanse, dress and bandage if you harm yourself or if someone else has been hurt. And we all have kids. We know how many cuts, scrapes, falls and knocks they undergo every day. This seems like a perfect emergency kit!

P.S. If you're looking for something a little more 'emergency prepared' there's a half price kit at Halfords right now for £5 instead of £10, that contains:

  • 1 x Triangular Bandage (96cm x 96cm x 136cm)
  • 2 x Alcohol Wipes
  • 1 x Pair of Gloves
  • 5 x Waterproof Plasters
  • 2 x Medium Bandages (12cm x 12cm)
  • 2 x Wound Pads
  • 2 x Burn Pads (5cm x 7.5cm)
  • 1 x Microporous Tape (1.25cm x 5m)
  • 1 x Emergency Foil Blanket (160cm x 210cm)
  • 1 x Instructions for use
  • Bag Dimensions are approximately 17 x 12 x 5cm

You can find the Halford Emergency Kit here*

Kids Pirate Shortie Wetsuit From £3.56 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 July, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Kids Pirate Shortie Wetsuit From £3.56 @ AmazonAmazon are selling a selection of Kids Pirate Shortie Wetsuits from £3.56 to £11  - though most of the ones I've looked at are around the £3.56 mark, reduced from £11.99. There seems to be plenty of sizes available in all three colours too. There are Add-On items, but if it's something you can imagine needing this summer, it's a great price. These are add-on items, so you have to buy over £10 worth of items to have them dispatched, but if you're looking for Neoprene shoes* (half price at £4.95) or Swim Training Jackets (also reduced to £14.99 from £19.99) then you can easily achieve that.

The wetsuits are available in yellow, blue and pink. They come in 7 sizes between ages 1 and 10.

The Kids Pirate Shortie Wetsuits are great for playing on the beach, in the pool or even in the garden. They provide factor 50 UPF for maximum UV protection, and they have a 'flatlock' construction for comfort.

If you find yourself in a windchill, they provide great protection for that too.

Thanks to fionamctavish7 at HUKD 

281 Boredom Busting Summer Ideas

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 21 July, 2014 at 2:14 pm

281 Boredom Busting Summer Ideas It's day one of our school holidays, and I've already had 'Mum, I'm bored' once today. I'm wondering how many times I'll hear that over the weeks to come! If, like me, you'd rather be prepared for it, then here are 281 boredom busting ideas for your kids this summer. Some are a hidden 'job' like sorting bookshelves, but packaged right, you could even get help with the house work!

Click here to download the list from The Happy Mom

Kids Colour And Erase Pens/Sharpies £3.47/£3.50 Or £3 For Two @ ASDA

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 21 July, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Kids Colour And Erase Pens/Sharpies £3.47/£3.50 Or £3 For Two @ ASDAASDA has a sale on stationary at the moment with a 2 for £3 offer. This means that items that are normally over £3 each are currently on sale for essentially more than half off. Delivery from ASDA is £2.95 or you can collect from your nearest store for free.

Whether you're looking for crafting and colouring activities for the summer days, something to take on holiday, or back to school supplies, there's simply no wrong way to enjoy two sets stationary for £3.

Take for example the Kids Colour and Erase Pens*, a 12-pack that normally costs £3.47 or the Pastel Sharpies4-pack which is normally £3.50, can be bought together for £3.  Crazy math, but it's true.

The Cristal assortment of BIC pens* are £3.20 and for smaller crafters, the Crayola Supertip Markers* are £2.47 - still a saving if you're buying anything more than 53p in value.

Wrap Feeding Tops £10 Or Two For £15 And Further Reductions @ Jojo Maman Bebe

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 July, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Wrap Feeding Tops £10 Or Two For £15 And Further Reductions @ Jojo Maman BebeJojo Maman Bebe has further reduced items in their sales, with children's clothings starting from £1.50 and loads of maternity wear available at around £10. I particularly like the wrap feeding tops for £10 each, or if you buy two, you can take £5 off and have two for £15 - an absolute bargain in nursing clothes! There's also free delivery, so you needn't budget a penny more. Sizes are becoming limited here, with small available in both colours, and large available in blue. 

This feeding top can be dressed up or down and comes in a selection of fabulous colours.

These flattering nursing tops with tummy gathers and easy access for discreet breastfeeding - it's like wearing two tops for layers, but without actually having to do that, which is a bonus in this heat.

These are cut to fit post pregnancy but cut in such a way to give your changing body some room. They are also, importantly, machine washable.

Seems like a great price to me!

Four Vehicles For £10/£13 Delivered @ John Lewis

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 July, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Four Vehicles For £10/£13 Delivered @ John LewisI love these trucks and motorbikes from John Lewis all currently in the sale. You can have them delivered to you for £3, or you can collect from either John Lewis or Waitrose for free.

There's the John Lewis Orange Truck* for £2.50 reduced from £5, and at H4 x W19 x D3cm it's a pretty decent size. There's also the red versionfor the same, and in a similar size.

The motorbikes are really cool too - they are die cast and come up at 7x13x5cm - just a great size, I think, as they're small enough to play with, and big enough to not be swallowed or a choking hazard - that said, they're still only recommended for kids over 3.

There's a Yamaha bike*, which is apparently 1:18 to scale. And there's also a BMW motorbike*. They are all just £2.50 instead of £5, and I think £10 for the four is brilliant price, really!

Well, I know which one I'd love to find in my Christmas stocking ;)

SEA LIFE Special Offers For Summer

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 20 July, 2014 at 7:26 pm

SEA LIFE Special Offers For SummerWe know that filling the summer holidays with fun days out can be expensive, and it can be hard to strike a balance between creating memories that last a life time and totally breaking the bank. Hopefully some of the summer ideas we're sending your way can help you out.

On that note SEA LIFE have some some excellent offers you might like - just see what's happening at your closest centre.

SEA LIFE Birmingham

  • Save up to 40% online - Click here
  • Parent and Toddler Ticket, £13.50 - Click here
  • Combi Ticket From £30 per person - Click here
  • Advance tickets from £12.50 - Cick here
  • Teachers go FREE this Summer - Click here

SEA LIFE Blackpool

  • Save up to 20% online - Click here
  • Save £10 on Snorkelling with Sharks when you book online - Click here
  • Prices Online from £9.95 - Click here

SEA LIFE Brighton

  • Save up to 30% with an online ticket - Click here
  • Save up to £6.55 per person online with a gold ticket -  Click here
  • Save up to £5.55 per person online with a silver ticket - Click here
  • Parent and Toddler ticket Only £11 - Click here
  • Visit the new Rainforest Adventure today - Click here

SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth

  • Save up to 30% with an online ticket - Click here
  • Birthday Party Packages from £8 per child - Click here
  • Tickets from £10.50 - Click here
  • Parent and Toddler midweek tickets at just  £10 when you book online - Click here
  • School Trips packages now available - Click here
  • Teachers go FREE this Summer - Click here

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

  • Save up to 30% with an online ticket - Click here
  • Senior tickets for only £6.50  - Click here
  • 7 - Day open ticket from chosen date - Click here

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond

  • Save up to 30% with an online ticket - Click here
  • Birthday parties only £12 per a child Click here 
  • Prices from only £9.24 - Click here
  • Teachers go FREE  this Summer - Click here

SEA LIFE Manchester

  • Buy online and Save up to 40%  - Click here
  • Sealife and Legoland Discovery Centre Combi Ticket, from £19.00 per person by buying online - Click here
  • Pre - Book now for Priority Entry - Click here
  • Teachers go Free this Summer - Click here

Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Oban

  • Save up to 30% with an Online Ticket - Click here
  • 7 Day Free Return with all tickets bought online - Click here
  • Prices from only £7.56 - Click here
  • Teachers go FREE this Summer - Click here
  • Birthday Party Packages from £6.00 -Click here

SEA LIFE Scarborough

  • Save up to 35% with an online ticket - Click here
  • Gold Package book now and save 30% - Click here
  • Teachers go FREE this Summer - Click here
  • Admission prices from just £8.58 - Click here

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park & Tower

  • Save 32% when booking online - Click here
  • School Trip packages start from £4.95 per a child - Click here

Fun Disney Frozen Activities

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 20 July, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Fun Disney Frozen Activities If filling your days for the week ahead fills you with fear and despair, it's time to put a little planning into it. Preparation can make all the difference to how a week with children goes, and this blog post has 80 ideas for crafts, games, printables and other Frozen themed fun. Some are intricate, some are easy, but I'm sure you'll find at least five activities you can do or adapt with what you have in the house! Click  here to fill your week with Disney Frozen Fun.

Remember to check the blog for all your Disney Frozen discount needs. Click here for more!

Remember! Movies For Kids £1 Tomorrow

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 July, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Remember! Movies For Kids £1 TomorrowEvery weekend and school holiday cinemas around the country drop the prices of kids movies right down for families. This is on every week, but so many families still don't know about it, and if they do, they don't realise what good value it is - I certainly didn't till I booked our first tickets.

Kids AM at the Vue -most movies start at 10:00am  but some can start at 9:45 and you can pick up tickets for £1.75 for adults and kids on Saturdays and Sundays. (3D movies are £3).

Movies For Juniors at Cineworld - For just £1.50 choose from a selection of lively kids movies, from animated films to live action spectacles. Register your details with mycineworld and sign up to receive exclusive film time emails, news and offers and you can take 10% off these movies too - my two little ones and I watch movies for £4.05 all in.

Odeon Kids tickets are between £1 and £2.50 depending on where you live.  For tickets booked online, by phone, through the app, or on the mobile site a Remote Booking Fee of 50p applies to every ticket. If you use a credit/debit card to pay for 1 or more tickets in your online booking, Bookit Ltd will levy a single Card Handling Fee of 21p for processing your credit/ debit card transaction.

Click on any of the links above to go to the cinema's website and see show times.

At these prices, I never mind if my kids aren't enjoying a movie and want to leave, but at full price, I'd not feel as okay with it!

Unlimited Play For £10 Till End August @ Wacky Warehouse

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 July, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Unlimited Play For £10 Till End August @ Wacky WarehouseWacky Warehouses dotted around the country have a regular £10 per month offer where little people can play 'unlimited' for the £10. Now, the website doesn't have this particular offer, but judging by the fliers available in the play centres, there is a nationwide offer for 6 weeks at the price of 4. So for under £2 a week you can play as much as you like. That's going to be hard to beat!

If you have more than one child the deal is even better, as it's £10 for one child or £20 for up to four! The regular child entry is £3.75, so this is a great saving.

In addition to that you get 10% off your food and drinks bill, which is a fab little saving too.

Bright Starts Bouncer £10 @ Mothercare

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 19 July, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Bright Starts Bouncer £10 @ Mothercare

Mothercare are selling the Bright Starts Bouncer for just £10 right now saving you £12.99. If you need it delivered it's another £2.95, but you can collect from your local Mothercare too for free.

The bouncer from Bright Starts is quite simple, but perfectly functional and at the price, you can't complain. I see them selling on second hand sites for that price.

This one has a vibration mode which your baby may or may not love. The cradling seat should prove comfy and there's an easily removable toy bar with two playtime toys. The 3-point safety harness will keep baby from falling out and conveniently, the seat pad is washable - perfect for those explosions that sometimes come from babies.

You don't need any tools for assembly and it comes with the batteries you require included.

The maximum weight for it is 9kb/20lb, so it is for quite a small baby, and should be perfect for putting them under a tree this summer.

Thanks to Beck05 at HUKD

Four Minute Summer Pudding

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 19 July, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Four Minute Summer PuddingI'm sitting here scoffing this four minute summer pudding right now. I made it yesterday when friends came over for dinner, and the left overs today are even better. No baking in a boiling kitchen, no slaving over a hot stove and the kids can get involved in the whisking and laying out of biscuits too. Is there anything better in this weather than a light and refreshing fridge cake? Click here for the recipe!

JCB Multi Construction Loading Lorry £4.23/ £7.53 Delivered @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 July, 2014 at 10:15 pm

JCB Multi Construction Loading Lorry £4.23/ £7.53 Delivered @ AmazonAmazon have the JCB Multi Construction Loading Lorry on offer for £4.23, but if you don't have Prime or want to spend over £10, it's £7.53 delivered. It's currently over £14 on eBay and I can't see it anywhere else.

The JCB Multi Construction Loading Lorry gives little builders endless options for play. It comes with a host of accessories so you can make as many kind of vehicles you can think of - all based around this JCB vehicle!

It comes with a screwdriver to help you piece your machine together and take it apart again. It looks quite brilliant. And at 48 pieces, they're less than a penny each.

It seems like great value to me even if I do  have to pay delivery, specially since it looks bigger than a stocking filler, but is cheaper than a lot of those.

Bright Orange Balance Bike £20 Delivered @ Kiddimoto

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 18 July, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Bright Orange Balance Bike £20 Delivered @ KiddimotoKiddimoto have a 50% off offer on their £39.99 bikes - which pretty much means just on the Bright Orange Balance Bikes, but £20 for them is a great price, specially since it's delivered free of charge too. Use the code below to get the bike for this price.

Click here for the bright orange balance bike from Kiddimoto*

  • Discount: 50% Off
  • Discount Code: 50OFF

The newest addition to Kiddimoto's range of metal ride on toys is the "Junior".

This bike is suitable for age 18 months upwards. It has bright orange paintwork, and comfortable sculpted handgrips to fit little hands. It has an upright riding position similar to a regular BMX bike. The foot rests have a mega grip tape, and comfortable padded seat, adjustable with a quick release clamp, which is great for sharing with friends!

The tyres are puncture proof and the bike is made from light steel.

The bike meets all safety standards tested to EN 71, and CE marked.

I quite like that it comes with a 5 year guarantee too! We had a lovely balance bike that had a bolt fall out mid-ride which was terrible, so it's good to keep a record of your purchase.

Thanks to GemandJake at HUKD

You can find this and other Kiddimoto vouchers on our voucher page.