We like to try out new products on the market, in fact we really enjoy it. I say ‘we’ because of course the main recipient of our review items is of course Beastie who gives me my material to write said blog posts. Of course Baby Beastie is now on the scene so we now have a brand new tester.
So us as a family? I give you…
Beastie (chief reviewer) – Likes cars, bikes, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, Spider-Man, Scooby-Doo, his LeapPad, our iPad, my old pink DS, drawing, story time, taking photos, music, swimming, pre-school, beans with cheese, rocket lollies and cuddles
Mummy – Likes blogging, her iPhone, her MacBook, twitter, Instagram, photography, baking, shopping, makeup, hot holidays, theme parks, car crash tv and reading
Daddy – Likes all things Apple, his Mac, graphic design, photography, football, mma, boxing, trainers, his music and hot holidays
Baby Beastie – Likes cuddles, sleeping, clapping, running around with just a nappy on, music, giggling, biscuits, swimming, kicking a ball and copying his brother
We are always open to writing reviews on products that are relevant to our family and this blog. Please use the contact page here if you want to get hold of us. We always give an honest account when reviewing. Shouting out about the ones that have made an impact yet being tactful when they don’t.
Here are some of the reviews that have been written.
Is anyone a convert to this pot of baby cream? The other week I came across an article in the Daily Mail comparing this cream to Creme de la Mer, not that I have ever had the luxury of trying this. I didn’t realise there was a big fuss about it back in 2008, with […]
Is anyone a convert to this pot of baby cream? The other week I came across an article in the Daily Mail comparing this cream to Creme de la Mer, not that I have ever had the luxury of trying this. I didn’t realise there was a big fuss about it back in 2008, with pots flying off the shelves leaving lots of Mums disgruntled when stocks ran low, hoping to bag the bargain miracle cream along with their grocery in Waitrose. Of course I wouldn’t have known back then as anything with ‘baby’ in the title would have been disregarded in favour of some celebrity gossip and wedding planning. I might add I fell pregnant that year, then of course things changed dramatically…
Anyhow nearly 3 years later the miracle cream is being talked about again so I just had to get some for myself. Not being someone that frequents Waitrose or has one nearby I had to get some help so I asked my sister in law if she could grab a pot when she was next in there. Thinking it was for Beastie’s bottom, (and had been told they were selling like hot cakes) she drove to her local store as soon as they had their next delivery and bought two pots! I was thrilled thinking that the two pots would see me through for a while, rather than splurging on expensive night creams when they are on offer.
I was surprised by the texture of this cream, don’t get me wrong I wasn’t expecting it to be luxurious, but I wasn’t expecting it to be claggy and greasy (yes the olive oil ingredient is a major giveaway). I felt like I had to lie down for it to dry out for half an hour like a face mask, I certainly couldn’t slap it on and go straight to sleep. Well after the second night of using the cream I stood at the bathroom mirror hoping to be aghast with my glowy reflection, only to be greeted with a couple of lovely spots. Now I do occasionally succumb to the odd spot, as we all do but I knew that the blasted cream was to blame. So I think we can safely say my ‘combination’ skin is quite clearly the wrong combination here! For anyone out there though that suffers from dry or dare I say more mature skin, then maybe this cream is the answer you have been looking for. It’s cheap as chips at £2.54 so give it a go! and let me know…I won’t be peeved at all.
Little tikes ruby red classic cozy coupe (limited edition)
We were at a friends house sat in their garden one sunny Saturday, enjoying an unusually warm day when Beastie came tumbling into the garden and set his eyes on the big, shiny car sitting on the patio. I think this was his first crush, almost love at first sight. For the rest of the afternoon we were able to relax and not worry about Beastie as he was happily cruising around beeping anyone that crossed his path. So from that day on a Little Tikes Coupe was on his must have present list.
So that day we left our friends garden with one thing in mind, we either had to upgrade to a house or further sacrifice our living space in favour of a mini Silverstone…
I have to admit I was very naive when I ordered this product, I had assumed a great big box would result in a pre assembled Coupe, this was not the case. I called for my husband who immediately got to work removing the items from the box. It took him about 40 minutes to assemble, you need to have a bit of patience with this and it can be done on your own. If like me you have a partner who enjoys putting things together, use this to your advantage as I did notice him getting a little frustrated!
The Coupe is advertised as being from 18 months, but in all honesty it can be used before. It comes with a floorboard for toddlers to put their feet on, which is easily removed, and a parent handle for steering. It has an ignition switch and an open and close petrol cap, but little attention is paid to these as he is rarely outside the car! The Coupe we bought was a limited edition in ruby red with sparkling bling, inside the flat the sparkly effect is of course wasted but outside, this really does glisten in the sun. The tyres are made from rugged plastic and the two front tyres can spin 360 degrees, with the back two locked in place, only able to move backwards and forwards. It has a little storage compartment in the back where little toys and a beaker are generally placed. It comes with a fully functioning horn (pathetic beep, but hey this is for kids) and stickers for the mirrors, dashboard and number plate. However, these stickers have long since been ripped off!
If you have an eager child like I do, then the place where your little ones will want to eat and drink, may well be inside the Coupe, so fast food on the go.
The Little Tikes Coupe has proved to be the most popular purchase so far and even better we got it half price at the time, nevertheless it is worth what you pay full price. I don’t have a single negative comment about this product, whether you own a house or a flat, this is one present that shouldn’t be left off your wish list.
They come in two age ranges from 1-3 and 3-5 so we decided on the smaller version. The Wheelybug will move around in any direction due to the castors and boasts a little padding for small bottoms. We originally bought this when Beastie was 9 months old (at Christmas) for when he was bigger. In the early days it was used alongside his walker as an aid and now at nearly 2 it’s a massive hit. He whizzes around with impressive coordination and steering ability, so it definately helps with balance etc. However, by far the most common use for it is ramming it at great speed into ankles! As with most toddlers, quick reflexes are required.
As shown in the picture above, we have the Tiger version, complete with fluffy ears. Beastie considers this inanimate object as one of his friends, so much so I found the Wheelybug placed on his potty accompanied by the sound of pssssssssssssss. If only Beastie could grasp that concept himself…
All in all this is a great little buy and I would upgrade to the larger version when we need to, if I haven’t found another invention by then!