Top Baby Monitors – Audio or Video?

Baby monitors help you monitor your baby when your baby is asleep and you are not in the room with them. You have the option of having an audio or a audio/video monitor. Read my review on what I feel are the top baby monitors to help you decide.

Product: BT Digital Audio Baby Monitor 400

Item weight: 354 gms

My rating: 4.5/5

Features:

  • Interference free digital HD sound
  • Long range of upto 50m indoors and 300m outdoors
  • Box contains 1 x parent unit, 1 x baby unit, 2 x main power adapters,2 x AA rechargeable batteries and user guide

Pros

  • BT is a known name and trusted brand
  • Monitor is reasonably priced
  • Sound is crystal clear and you will hear every breath or cry of your baby
  • Indoor range is 50m which is good enough for a medium to big sized house
  • Sound level LED’s alert you visually to any sounds coming from your baby’s room. So if you are a deep sleeper like me and the baby’s cries doesn’t wake you up, the flashing lights will definitely wake you up!
  • Parent unit is wireless which gives flexibility and battery life is very good – at least 15-17 hours
  • Both the microphone unit and the monitor unit have 3m leads
  • The size of the unit is small and has a good grip .

Cons

  • It’s an audio only unit. It doesn’t have a video monitor
  • No talk back feature if you want to talk to your child
  • It doesn’t have night light
  • If the parent unit is not switched on, the child monitor keeps flashing which might keep your child awake
  • Sometimes you can hear static noises

==>>Click here to buy BT Digital Audio Baby Monitor 400>>==

 

Product: GHB Video Baby Monitor

Item weight: 422 gms

My rating: 4.4/5

Warranty: 1 year

Features:

  • 2-way talk: Mother can speak to the baby as mothers voice will soothe the baby
  • Infrared night vision
  • Temperature monitoring: Helps measure temperature of the baby’s room
  • Built in lullabies: you can play lullabies on the monitor to soothe the baby and put them to sleep
  • Vox (Voice operated exchange) function:It’s a voice operated switch that operates when sound over certain threshold is detected. If you do not like this option you can put the monitor on normal mode through settings
  • Camera angle can be changed manually(not remotely) but the camera needs to be plugged into the socket
  • Package includes 1x 2″ Colour LCD Monitor(Parent unit) ,1×1 Baby Camera (baby unit),2 x UK Power adapters, 1x User Manual

Pros

  • Video monitor at a very reasonable price
  • Video of your baby will reassure you due to the visual image of your child
  • 2- way talk feature
  • Infrared night vision lets you keep an eye on the baby at night too
  • Temperature monitoring function
  • VOX function which can be handy if you want save the battery
  • 100m working range
  • Easy carry size

Cons

  • Camera drains the battery fast unless you put in on VOX mode
  • Do you really need features like temperature monitoring?
  • Camera angle can only be changed manually. So make sure you adjust the camera before you leave the baby’s room
  • You have to plug in the camera- which can be inconvenient if you don’t have a socket where you want the camera to be ideally situated.

==>>Click here to buy GHB Video Baby Monitor >>==

 

Product: Motorola MBP36S Digital Video Baby Monitor

Item weight: 558 gms

Warranty: 1 Year

My rating: 2/5

Features:

  • 3.5 ” LCD Colour Parent Unit
  • Motorised pan tilt and zoom
  • 2 way talk
  • Infrared night vision
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Lullaby and nature sounds
  • LED sound level indicator
  • Out of range warning alert
  • Package contains: 1 x Parent unit, 1 x Baby unit, Rechargeable battery pack(for parent unit), Power Adapter (for parent unit), Power Adapter (for baby unit), User Manual

Pros

  • Larger display unit (parent unit)
  • You can pan, tilt and zoom the camera on your child remotely. This is handy if your child has moved inside the cot in the night.
  • You can talk to your child to soothe them due to the 2 way talk feature
  • If you like features like temperature monitoring then this product provides you with it
  • 50m indoors and 300m outdoor range

Cons

  • Overall quality of the monitor is not very good. There are time delays in the talk back feature. Picture is sometimes not clear.
  • Battery life is poor
  • Parent unit has got problems switching on and off

 

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Product: BT Video Baby Monitor 6000

Item weight: 395 gms

My rating: 3/5

Features:

  • High quality 5″ screen
  • Remote control pan and tilt function
  • Night vision
  • 2 way talk
  • Lullabies function
  • 250m range

Pros

  • You can talk to your baby to soothe them
  • Large screen
  • You can pan tilt and zoom the camera on your child if your child has moved in their cot in the night
  • Temperature monitoring function to monitor the baby’s room temperature
  • Good range. Monitor works well in multi-storey properties too
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Quality of the picture is not very good at night
  • Issues with overall product quality
  • Monitor volume not loud enough

==>>Click here to buy BT  Video Baby Monitor 6000>>==

 

Product: Hello Baby Wireless Video Baby Monitor

Item weight: 522 gms

My rating: 4.9/5

Features:

  • Monitor 3.2″ LCD
  • 2 way talk
  • Infrared night vision
  • 960 feet range(roughly 292m)
  • VOX mode feature(It’s a voice operated switch that operates when sound over certain threshold is detected)
  • Camera can pan tilt and zoom in on the baby if the baby has moved in the cot
  • Lullaby feature(8 songs)
  • 6-8 hours battery life
  • You can pair the monitor with 4 cameras(only one monitor and one camera included)
  • Package contains 1x parent unit, 1x baby unit, 2 x power adapter,1 x user manual

Pros

  • Sound and picture quality is very good
  • Good price for a video monitor with temperature monitoring,2 way talk and VOX feature
  • You can remotely set up lullaby
  • User friendly product
  • It has good frequency even in multi-storey properties
  • Good customer service
  • Overall a good quality product

Cons

  • Camera has to be plugged in
  • Do you need temperature monitoring?
  • If you don’t need a video monitor this product is not for you.

==>>Click here to buy Hello Baby Wireless Video Baby Monitor>==

 

In case you would like to share your experiences of any baby monitors please get in touch through the comment box below. I will be delighted to hear from you!

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Top 10 Family Board Games- Which one is Your Favourite?

Board games are a great way to bond with the family . Here are the top 10 family board games suggestions which will not only give you lot of relaxation and enjoyment but also help you bond with your family.  All games  will also keep your children occupied as well as improve their thinking power . Some of the games like Monopoly and Pictionary will also help  improve their vocabulary .

Most of the games can be played on family holidays too in a  hotel or resort or even on the plane or while waiting at the airport. The best part is that all the games are reasonably priced. No need to break the bank to keep your children busy!

The more the competition , better is. Parents , beware! Your children might beat you at all the games!

Scrabble

Game: Scrabble Original Board Game

Ages: 10 years+

Players: 2 to 4

Description: Everybody knows scrabble. Test your vocabulary and see who wins – adults or children! Game consists of making interlocking words in a crossword fashion.

Younger children can also play this game by making three letter words with their tiles without interlocking the words without using the board!

Each letter gives points and whoever scores the highest wins! Easier said then done especially when you are stuck with letters you don’t want! Even worse when your child makes bigger words than you!

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Monopoly

Game: Monopoly(original game)

Ages: 8 years+

Players: 2 to 6

Description: What better game to play during then good old Monopoly. Play this game and relive your childhood. This game teaches youngsters how to negotiate, be social as well as improve their mathematical skills and also how to handle money. This game can be played by parents, grandparents too. I still remember playing this classic game with my Grandmother years ago! Monopoly is now available at a very reasonable price. Beware the pound notes are still very thin just like before!

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Headbanz

Game: Headbanz

Ages: 7 years+

Players: 2 to 6

Description: A quick question game -“What am I ?” Answer to which everybody knows except you ! Guess the answer and you win. A fun game for people of all ages! Reasonably priced game, it takes ages for anybody to win but easy enough for all ages.

==<<Click here to buy Hedbanz==>>

Pictionary

Game: Pictionary Board Game(Mattel Games)

Ages: 3 years+

Players: 4

Description: Draw a clue card, sketch it out and let your team-mates guess it. Everybody gets a turn at drawing. Lot of fun and laughter as your team members try guessing what word you are drawing! So how good are you at drawing? Find out with this game!

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The Yes No Game

Game:The Yes No Game

Ages: 8 years+

Players: 2-6

Description: A fast and furious game where answering Yes or No gets you dinged out by the bell. One player takes a card and reads the questions to the opponent. If opponent answers Yes or No, they get dinged by the bell and the player can keep the card. If they answer all question up to the end, the opponent keeps the card. The player who has most cards is the winner.

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Twister

Game:Twister

Ages: 6 years+

Players: 2 and over

Description: This game is perfect to add fun for parties or for family nights. This game challenges you to place your hands and feet at different places on the mat without falling over. If your knees or elbows touch the mat, you are out of the game! All members of the family can find out how flexible they are with this game! So how flexible are you?

 

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Asmodee Dobble Card Game

Game: Asmodee Dobble Card Game

Ages: 6 years+

Players: 2-8

Description:Addictive fun for the entire family. 5 different ways to play this game. The goal of the game, no matter which game you choose, is to be the fastest in spotting identical symbols between two cards, name it aloud and then take the card and then place or discard the game depending on the game you are playing. Since there is no strategy for the game, and is based on your reactions and visual perceptions, there is no advantage adults have over the children. Let’s see who is faster, adults or children!

==<<Click here to buy Asmodee Dobble Card Game==>>

Qwirkle

Game: Qwirkle

Ages: 6 years+

Players: 2-4

Description: You have to match the colours and shapes. While the game is simple and quick to learn, you need to play it strategically in order to score points and win. So are you ready to tax your brains?

 

==<<Click here to buy Qwirkle==>>

Hasbro Gaming Classic Jenga

Game: Hasbro Gaming Classic Jenga

Ages: 6 years+

Players: 1+

Description: This game contains 54 precision crafted hardwood blocks. Remove blocks without crashing the tower! Stack up (stack sleeve included)and pull a loose block. Perfect family or a party game! Hours of fun included!

==<<Click here to buy Jenga==>>

Sussed?

Game: Sussed?

Ages: 6 years+

Players: 2-10

Description: This family friendly quiz game can be enjoyed by kids and adults including parents , grandparents and teachers. This game encourages face -to-face conversations . This game is a Dad’s Choice Awards 2018 winner . The game boosts critical thinking.  Improves power of reason and intuition. Find out who knows who best!  What better way to know your family member?

 

Box contains 55 premium cards, 150 score sheets and rules.

Pocket sized game which you can take anywhere with you , on the train, airport or even to Grandparents house!

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Conclusion

All the games are great to play for both adults and children. For Parents and Grandparents it is a good way to revisit your childhood.  It is also a good time to see who is better at playing these games- Grandparents, Parents or the children.

So which game is your favourite?  My favourite is Pictionary – I can’t stop laughing at my own drawings!

Have you played any of these games with your family ? What was your experience like? Which generation was the winner of the game? Please share via comment box below.

 

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Bunk Beds For Kids – Safety is the Main Criteria

The most important criteria that parents should be looking for when buying bunk beds for kids is Safety. You do not want to buy bunk beds which are very high or bunk beds with tricky or unstable ladder. Some bunk beds do look very pretty and attractive to the child or to the parents due to their weird designs – maybe they look like an adventure trail! But safety is very important. While buying bunk beds, parents have to keep in mind that a bunk bed is for sleeping. If you have space issues in your home, instead of buying two separate beds for your kids, you can buy bunk beds and save space.

A parent knows their child the best. Only a parent would know how naughty their child is or what mischief they are capable of. You should buy a bunk bed only if you feel that your child will be safe with it or your child knows how to climb up and down the bunk bed safely and carefully!

A child can fall off any bunk bed if they lean out from the top bunk and seriously hurt themselves. This is a risk applicable to all bunk beds. This is something every parent should keep in mind before they decide to buy a bunk bed for their kids.

Another important point while choosing bunk beds, is the practicality of it. Will you able to tuck the bed sheet especially on the upper bunk ?

Due to all the above, I would like to recommend a bunk which has not only got nice,wide steps but is also low.


Happy Beds Domino Bunk Beds

 

Product Name: Happy Beds Domino Bunk Beds for Children(3FT Single )

Colours: White, Oak, Grey and Maple & White

Dimensions: L:199 cm W: 137 cm H: 161 cm

Distance between the beds: 80 cm

My rating:4.5/5

Other features:

  • Bunk bed comes with storage.
  • Sturdy and good quality bunk bed.
  • Easy self-assembly.
  • Solid wooden slated base for mattress support.
  • You have option of not buying mattress or buy a memory foam mattress, orthopedic mattress, spring mattress or a pocket sprung mattress.
  • Handle bars on either side of the stairs.

Pros

  • Easy to follow instructions for assembly.
  • Lighting stripe on each step which glows in the dark, so that your child can see where he/she is going.
  • Handle bars on either side of the stairs makes it easier to come up and down.
  • Each step on the ladder is wide enough for kids and therefore safe and more comfortable for the kids feet.
  • Each bunk has its own storage space. Each section is wide enough to put a large teddy bear in it. The storage space is next to each bunk bed. Kids can put all their treasures in it and play till they fall asleep!
  • Bunk bed can be pulled apart and put together again if you are moving home.
  • Good value for money even without the mattresses. Mattresses are good quality and made as per the British Standards.
  • Each bunk is a full single size.
  • Good delivery service.

 

Cons

  • Ladder can only be put in one place, it can’t be moved.
  • The bed is very sturdy and heavy and therefore is hard to assemble single handed especially the back of the bunk bed. You will need help of another person. It will take few hours to assemble.
  • Assembly service not provided – you have to do it yourself
  • The bunk bed cannot be split into 2 single beds. You have to use it as a bunk bed only.
  • No storage under the bed
  • Make sure the mattress on the top bunk is not very thick so that the safety rungs can give more protection and prevent the child from falling over.

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Conclusion

All in all, Happy Beds Domino bunk bed is a good quality sturdy bunk bed. The only issue with it is that it is hard to assemble on your own. You need to people at least to assemble it.

Bunk beds are always popular with children. However, it is the parents’s responsibility to make sure that their children are safe. Always put the younger child on the lower bunk. Keep an eye on them for few days while they play on the bunk bed or climb up and down the bunk beds as much as possible. The Happy Beds Domino Bunk bed has got luminous steps so your child will be able to see the steps in the dark. Use a night light if you are not already doing so !

Have you ever bought a bunk bed for your kids? What was your experience? Would you recommend a bunk bed to other parents? Which is the most important requirement for a bunk bed according to you? Please share your opinion via comment box below.

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Hobbies for Stay at Home Moms – Can You Make Money From It?

Being a Stay at home mom can be monotonous and boring. Especially so, when your little one is asleep or has gone to the nursery or school. Having a hobby can make a huge difference to your mind or mental health. I would like to share a few hobbies for stay at home moms and hopefully it will help you.

The key thing is keep your mind occupied with something other than the household chores. To do something of your own, not related to your children. As mean as it sounds, it will refresh and rejuvenate your mind!

Even if you do not have any hobbies, it is never too late to cultivate one!  You might enjoy it so much that maybe you can make your hobby your business and earn some money from home!

 

Please bear in mind that I have suggested only “indoor” hobbies to you – for your convenience.

Calligraphy

If you do not know,Calligraphy means visual art relating to writing, according to Wikipedia. I just call it beautiful handwriting. Calligraphy has to be done with a particular type of pen and ink. It is not only fun to learn but is very handy as well. You can use this skill while making a poster or a greeting card.

You could ask whether Calligraphy is outdated now, due to all the different font styles available on different computer soft wares, but a handwritten greeting card or an invite to a wedding or a party has a special meaning! Perhaps somebody would like to have their wedding vows written in Calligraphy! Perhaps someone would like to give out beautiful handwritten baby shower invites!

You can also master this skill and become a Calligraphy teacher and have students to come home and learn from you !

You can also sell personalised stuff on Etsy.com.  Etsy allows the seller to sell products only which are handmade by the seller. This is a great way to earn from home for stay at home moms. Setting up an account with Etsy is not hard at all!

If you would like to pursue Calligraphy, I would recommend buying the products from Craft Stash, UK’s number 1 paper craft store!

Product name: Calligraphy Products

Where to buy: Craft Stash.co.uk

==>>Click here to buy Calligraphy products >>==

Stamping

You can use Calligraphy to do card making. But you can also do Stamping to make beautiful greeting cards. Craft Stash runs a Facebook Live show every Friday at 1 pm (UK time) to give stamping ideas. Please refer to my previous post on Tim Holtz Travel stamp review which I feel is a must if you intend to make greeting cards using stamping.

There are lots of beautiful stamps available on Craft Stash. All the stamps are versatile and easy to use!

Stamping is also a great way to pass time and relax your mind from mundane household chores.

Product name: Stamping Products

Where to buy: Craft Stash.co.uk

Craft Stash delivery is quick and the customer service is amazing.

==>>Click here to buy Stamping products >>==

Colouring Books

I find colouring extremely therapeutic. It completely relaxes your mind. It is also very convenient and easy to do this. You can do colouring with your child and bond with her/him as well as relax your mind. There will be no tantrums, no fighting (if you have more than one child) as children are occupied.

Product name: Colouring books

Product name: Colours

Where to buy: Craft Stash.co.uk

==>>Click here to buy Colouring products >>==

Journaling/Scrapbook

If you are a good at writing, it would be a good idea to maintain a Journal and put all your feelings on paper. It will help you relieve all the frustrations of staying at home and looking after kids. You can use a memory planner if you want to include some memories. For example growth milestone of your child like first step, first word etc!

Product name: Journaling

Product name: Memory Planner

Product name: Scrapbooks

Where to buy: Craft Stash.co.uk

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Painting

If you like to paint, then it can become a hobby or a way of earning money or even expressing yourself. You can sell your paintings on Etsy.com. If you have learnt to paint professionally why not conduct some kids painting classes from home ? There are starter painting colours available on Craft Stash website at a very reasonable price.

Product name: Faber Castell Starter Kit Tubes

Where to buy: Craft Stash.co.uk

Price : £6.49 for 12 tubes of 12 ml each

==>>Click here to buy Faber Castell Starter Kit Tubes >>==

Decoupage

Decoupage means giving a new look or a new life to piece of furniture or some household object. According to Wikipedia ,Decoupage or Découpage is the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements. Again you can try to sell Decoupage products on Etsy.com.

Product name : Decoupage Products

Product name: Mod Podge Glue for Decoupage

Product name: Decoupage Scissors

Where to buy: Craft stash.co.uk

You could  also learn Decoupage by taking lessons and then conduct Decoupage classes  at home and earn money !

==>>Click here to buy Decoupage Products>>==

Benefits of buying from Craft Stash

  • Free delivery on orders over £15
  • Sellers of big brands like Faber Castell, Tim Holtz, Mod Podge etc
  • Quick delivery and great after sales service
  • Reasonably priced compared to other craft stores



Conclusion

Staying at home with kids is hard. But if you can keep yourself mentally occupied few hours a day, it will make a big difference to you. You can also use Facebook to advertise your business, should you choose to make your hobby your business! You could also save money by making your own Christmas or Birthday Cards!

Business from a hobby requires very low capital  . Also if  you run your business from home, you don’t need  business premises and therefore you will save money on the rent!

Which activity/hobby out of the above, do you like the best? Please comment via comment box below.

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Starting Solid Foods for Babies -This is What You Need to Get Started

Starting solid foods for babies can be a nerve racking time for moms, especially first time moms. Before you start them on solids,you will need some weaning accessories for your baby. These items will make weaning simpler for you and your baby . Remember you do not need to buy fancy pots or fancy beakers for weaning. The simpler,the better . Items should be easy to use as well as clean, believe me , there will be a lot of cleaning to do!


Highchair

Product name:Cosatto Noodle Supa Highchair

Ages: 6 months to 3 years

Maximum weight: 15 Kg

Dimensions: H 112 cm, W 56.5 cm, D 73 cm

Guarantee: 4 years

My rating:4/5

Other features

  • This award-winning highchair has 6 height position adjustable seat,3 tray positions to adjust for your baby’s growth
  • 2 single hand removable trays with a cup holder
  • Adjustable leg rest for extra comfort
  • 5 point harness
  • Free standing position with handy tray storage
  • Free 4 years guarantee(UK & Ireland only)
  • Box contains: 1 x highchair, 1 x washable PVC lined seat cushion, 1 x removable washable tray, 1 x 5 point harness,1 x 4 year warranty registration form

 

Pros

  • Cosatto has been around since 1980
  • Easy to remove, easy to clean trays
  • Easy to assemble the highchair
  • Padded reclining wipe clean seat gives extra comfort
  • Highchair can be folded away easily. It has handy tray storage space too. Therefore, it is a space saver
  • Top tray is dishwasher friendly
  • Lightweight highchair and can be moved from room to room very easily
  • Spare seat cover can be ordered from the Cosatto website for £20.
  • Available in 15 colours/designs

Cons

  • No storage basket
  • Requires a lot of strength and patience to remove the straps completely if you want to wash them
  • Sometimes the tray doesn’t slide in and out smoothly and is a bit fiddly
  • Expensive

Overall, a good quality product

==>>Click here to buy Cosatto Noodle Supa Highchair>>==

Water Proof Silicone Bib

Product name: Waterproof Silicone Bibs(2 pack

Ages: 6 months

My rating:4/5

Other features/Pros

  • Bib rolls up easily so you can easily carry it with you when you go in a restaurant or Grandparents home or for picnic with other parents.
  • No staining unlike cloth bibs. Prevents staining on clothes as well .
  • Silicone bibs last a long time unlike cloth bibs.
  • Bibs can be wiped clean or washed. These bibs wash and dry very well. You can also put them in the dishwasher.
  • The pouch of the bib stays open when it is being used. So lesser mess for you to clean as a lot of the food gets collected in the pouch .
  • Silicone bibs are more secure than cloth bibs(with Velcro fasteners) Baby can pull the cloth bib very easily but will not be able to pull a silicone bib.
  • Silicone bibs are hygienic – they don’t smell like waterproof bibs.
  • Easy to fasten or take off.
  • Available in 4 different colour combinations

 

Cons

  • Slightly expensive but will last for a long time

==>>Click here to buy Waterproof Silicone Bibs >>==

10 Piece Bowl and Spoon set

Product name: Munchkin 10 Piece Bowl and Spoon Set

Ages: 6 months+

My rating:5/5

 

Other features/Pros

  • 10 pieces includes 4 bowls with lids and 2 soft spoons. Therefore you can use them at home as well when you are on the go !
  • You will need these soft tip weaning spoons. These spoons are perfect for early stage weaning or when you are starting solid foods on babies.
  • Great for weaning, toddler feeding and snacking .
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • 100 %BPA free
  • Bowls are 100% spill proof, leak proof and break proof
  • Capacity of bowl is 9.0 ounces fluid
  • Lid is interchangeable and easy to grip sides
  • Bowls stack up neatly
  • Munchkin is a known brand and has been around for 25 years

 

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Tommee Tippee First Cup

I started with these cups when I started weaning my kids at 6 months of age. From a young age, give your child water with meals. Do not give them juices or other drinks. Let them get used to having water. The Tommee Tippee First cup, I found was easiest to clean and maintain. In fact at the age of 1 year, when I started my kids on cows milk, I used the same cup for milk, first with the lid on and than without the lid. Here are the product details:

Product name: Tommee Tippee First Cup (Purple) (2 pack)

Ages: 6 months+

My rating:5/5

Colours:Red, Green, Turquoise,Purple

Other features/Pros

  • These cups are free flow cups, so make sure your child is upright before you give them this cup .
  • Beaker has got a hard spout
  • Spout has two holes
  • Beaker can be sterilised
  • Beaker has 2 handles which makes it easy to hold for the babies and toddlers
  • It can used as a cup without the lid, if your child can sip directly from cups.
  • Easy to clean and durable
  • Cups are very handy and portable- very easy to carry them when you are on the go

Cons

  • Make sure to wash the beaker especially the lid straight after it has been used for milk as the spout might get milk deposits.
  • When you close the lid after filling milk some milk might get sprayed on you due to the pressure .

 

==>>Click here to buy Tommee Tippee First Cup (2 pack)>>==

 

 

If you are looking for a baby food maker, read my review on The Phillips Avent 2- in – 1 Healthy Baby Food maker.

Healthy Start

As soon as you start weaning your baby, give them a healthy diet from the very beginning. I do not recommend any bottled or ready-made foods or purees. Only give them water on a daily basis (apart from milk) for drinks. Juices should only be given after they are full settled in their weaning and that too only occasionally. Read my post on How to Get Children to Eat Healthy before you start weaning.

Conclusion

With all the above items, you are ready to wean your baby ! All you need is the food to get started! If you would like any weaning tips, watch my video on weaning tips here.

If you have any experience with any of the products above, please share via comment box below.

Good luck with the weaning!

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Buy Kids Shoes Online – Hours Of Fun with Heelys Shoes!

Kids outgrow shoes very quickly, we parents know that. We all know how tiresome it is to take kids shopping for shoes, long queues and trying to reason with kids their choice of shoes. So I thought to myself why not buy kids shoes online or at least have a look at what the online stores have to offer. That’s how I came across this fantastic collection of Heelys shoes on the Skatehut website. I would like share this with you in case you are looking for shoes for your kids .

Just remember, 2 wheeled shoes are aimed more for beginners whereas 1 wheeled shoes are for those who have already used Heelys before.

Heelys X2 Fresh Black/Pink

Product name:Heelys X2 Fresh Black/Pink(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 39.99

Material: Upper: canvas, Sole:rubber

My rating: 4.5/5

Other features

  • 2 wheels per shoe – perfect for beginners
  • Laced shoes
  • Contrasting trim and laces creating a bright effect
  • Rubber toe cap
  • Shoes come with ABEC3 bearings

Pros

  • Heelys brand is a known quality brand
  • Simple and stylish design combines fashion with functionality
  • Cool design for the young people
  • Fresh is a popular model in the Heelys range
  • Ideal shoes for beginners as well experienced
  • 2 wheels can be converted to 1 wheel
  • Easy to put wheels in and out quickly
  • Quick delivery and great service
  • Great quality good price
  • Very popular with kids
  • Cheaper on Skatehut compared to local shops

Cons

  • Big compared to normal sizing .
  • Shoes with laces – so make sure your child knows how to tie laces.
  • Kids would have to learn how to balance on the wheels

==<<Click here to buy Heelys X2 Fresh Black/Pink >>==

 

Heelys Premium 1 Lo Light Up- Triple White

Product name:Heelys Premium 1 Lo Light Up- Triple White(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 74.99

Material: Upper: synthetic leather, Sole:EVA/rubber

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • Shoes come with ABEC5 bearings
  • Translucent outsole with bright LED’s around perimeter
  • Power buttons on the tongue. Easy to press power button
  • 12 different light sequences
  • Light sequences switch off automatically in 4 minutes
  • Rechargeable LED’s. Chargeable port under the hidden flap on the tongue.

Pros

  • Includes dual prong cable which means you can charge both shoes at the same time
  • Stylish, flashy model from Heelys
  • Girls can not only roll around but display 12 sequences of light! What’s there not to like!
  • Good quality, smart looking. Good fitting .
  • Quick delivery

Cons

  • It takes 3hours to fully charge these shoes
  • Instructions not clear on how to charge them
  • USB cable included but not the charger plug

==<< Click here to buy Heelys Premium 1 Lo Light Up- Triple White >> ==

Heelys X2 Dual Up – Black/ Neon/Multi

Product name:Heelys X2 Dual Up- Black/Neon/Multi(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 55.99

Material: Upper: synthetic leather, Sole:Rubber, Mid-sole:EVA

My rating: 4.5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • 3D logo
  • Abrasion resistant brake pad
  • 2 X 2 wheels
  • Shoes come with ABEC3 bearings
  • Power strap and elastic gore closure for a secure fit

Pros

  • Beautiful design, sturdy build. Popular with girls who do not want anything ‘girly’
  • Great quality, brilliant colours!

Cons

  • Takes a bit of practice. Watch the Heelys instruction video.

==<< Click here to buy Heelys X2 Dual up  – Black/Neon /Multi>> ==

Heelys Uptown- Gold/Purple Colourshift

Product name:Heelys Uptown – Gold/Purple Colourshift(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 54.95

Material: Upper: Canvas, Sole:Rubber

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • Abrasion resistant brake pad
  • Dual colour
  • Low profile wheels
  • Shoes come with ABEC5 bearings
  • Lace closure for a secure fit

Pros

  • Good support for the feet in this model
  • Stylish
  • Quality product from Heelys
  • Brilliant colour

Cons

  • Same price for all sizes – if that bothers you!

==<< Click here to buy Heelys Uptown- Gold/Purple Colourshift>> ==

Heelys Veloz – Denim Rainbow Drip

Product name:Heelys Veloz- Denim Rainbow Drip(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 39.99

Material: Upper: Canvas, Sole:Rubber

My rating: 4/5

Other features

  • Denim style mid-top
  • Classic sneaker style
  • Low profile wheel
  • Shoes come with ABEC5 bearings

Pros

  • Veloz are back in new colour scheme!
  • Full lace closure for a secure fit
  • Durable rubber sole
  • Ideal for those already used to Heelys
  • Good quality and design

Cons

  • Not as comfortable as the Heelys style trainers
  • Rainbow print might peel off

==<<Click here to buy Heelys Veloz Denim Rainbow Drip>>==

Heelys Split- Purple/Aqua

Product name:Heelys Split – Purple/Aqua(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 54.95

Material: Upper: synthetic leather, Sole:Rubber, Mid-sole:EVA

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • Abrasion resistant brake pad
  • Lightweight Eva Midsole
  • Low profile wheels
  • Shoes come with ABEC5 bearings
  • Lace closure for a secure fit

Pros

  • Durable rubber sole
  • Ideal for those already used to Heelys, the split comes ready to roll
  • Great price, quality and service
  • Sparkly looking

Cons

  • This might be harder to use for a child not used to Heelys

==<<Click here to buy Heelys Split- Purple/Aqua>>==

Heelys Voyager(Glow in the Dark)

Product name:Heelys Voyager – Glow in the Dark (boys)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 39.99

Material: Upper: synthetic leather, Sole:Rubber

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Smooth toe classic silhouette
  • Upper with a Glow in the Dark Accents
  • Large GITD logo on the side
  • Lace closure
  • Low profile wheels
  • ABEC5 bearings

Pros

  • Glow in the dark feature is always popular with boys!
  • Comfortable design
  • Perfect with or without wheel

Cons

  • One wheel so might be hard to use if your child hasn’t used Heelys before.

==<<Click here to buy Heelys Voyager (Glow in The Dark )>>==

Heelys X2 Dual up – Black /Gum

Product name:Heelys X2 Dual Up – Black/Gum (boys)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 45.99

Material: Upper: synthetic leather, Sole:Rubber, Mid-sole: EVA

My rating: 4.5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • 3D logo
  • Abrasion resistant brake pad
  • 2 X 2 wheels
  • Shoes come with ABEC3 bearings
  • Power strap and elastic gore closure for a secure fit

Pros

  • Very stylish design
  • Great quality and price
  • Brilliant service

Cons

  • Watch Heelys instruction video for practice

==<< Click here to buy Heelys X2 Dual Up -Black/Gum>>==

 

Heelys Premium 2 Lo-Black/Grey

Product name:Heelys Premium 2 Lo- Black/Grey(boys)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 59.99

Material: Upper: synthetic

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • Shoes come with ABEC5 bearings
  • Translucent outsole with bright LED’s around perimeter
  • Power buttons on the tongue. Easy press power button
  • 12 different light sequences
  • Light sequences switch off automatically in 4 minutes
  • Rechargeable LED’s. Chargeable port under the hidden flap on the tongue.

Pros

 

  • Includes dual prong cable which means you can charge both shoes at the same time
  • Stylish, flashy model from Heelys
  • Boys can not only roll around but display 12 sequences of light! What’s there not to like!
  • Good quality, smart looking. Good fitting
  • Quick delivery

Cons

  • It takes 3hours to fully charge these shoes
  • USB cable included but not the charger plug

 ==<< Click here to buy Heelys Premium 2 Lo- Black/Grey>>==

Heelys Motion Plus – Grey/Black/Flames

Product name:Heelys Motion Plus – Grey/Black/Flames(boys)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 40.99

Material: Upper: synthetic, Sole: Rubber

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Upper with breathable perforations
  • Padded tongue and collar for optimal comfort
  • Gum Rubber Ninja Star outsole for added grip
  • Full lace closure
  • Low profile wheels
  • ABEC 5 bearings
  • Plugs, wheels and removal tools included

Pros

  • Classic motion plus model. Excellent flame design
  • Ideal for the more experienced due to the single wheel
  • Great product and fast delivery
  • All boys will love the design and the hours of fun!

Cons

  • If your child has never worn Heelys, they might find the one wheel shoes hard to balance

==<<Click here to buy Heelys Motion Plus – Grey/Black/Flames>>==

 

Heelys GR8R Hi- Black/Red

Product name:Heelys GR8R Hi- Black/Red

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 49.95

Material: Upper: Canva, Sole: Rubber

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Padded collar Hi top Shoe
  • Stylish Classic Construction
  • Abrasion Resistant Brake Pad
  • Low profile wheels
  • ABEC5 bearings

Pros

  • Padded collar for optimal comfort with lace closure for secure fit
  • Heelys logo embroidery on heel and side
  • Ideal for those already used to Heelys
  • Brilliant service. Great quality

Cons

  • If your child has never worn Heelys, they might find the one wheel shoes hard to balance

==<<Click here to buy Heelys GR8R Hi- Black/Red >>==

 

Conclusion

Heelys is a great quality brand as well as value for money. Skatehut prices are lower than other online and offline store. Skatehut also has got a fast delivery system. Overall, you won’t be disappointed !

Have you every bought Heelys Kids shoes? What was your experience with it? Please share via comment box below.

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Baby Bjorn Baby Bouncer- Review of Bouncer Bliss

Baby Bjorn has got a good range of baby bouncers. I would like to tell you first why you would need a Baby Bjorn baby bouncer. Holding the baby all the time is not advisable as it tires the baby. Also, a parent has to shower, cook and do all other chores which can be difficult to do with a baby. One good option is getting a bouncer for the baby. Both my kids (as babies)used to play on a traditional bouncer, whilst I was cooking and gradually fall asleep on the bouncer .

Remember, you also need to give floor time to your baby too . Floor time is necessary for the development of the baby.  If you have got  a wooden floor make sure the gym mat or whatever you lay your baby on, is thick enough so that the baby is comfortable and the hard wooden floor doesn’t hurt him/her .

If you are still debating whether you need a bouncer or not, then you need to think where you will keep the baby (when he/she is awake) and you need to do cooking or other household chores or go for a shower. This going to happen very often even though it is a parent’s best intention to finish all chores while the baby is asleep!

If you have decided that you do need a bouncer, go ahead and read my review of Baby Bjorn’s Bouncer Bliss to help you make an informed decision.


Review of Baby Bjorn’s Bouncer Bliss

Product name: Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss, Anthracite,Mesh

Age: Newborn to up to 2 years

Weight of the baby : Minimum weight 3.5 kg, Maximum weight 13 kg

My rating:4.5/5

 

Other features

  • Ergonomic design which means it gives good support to the baby’s head, neck and back. This is very important for the baby’s development. The fitted fabric seat distributes the baby’s weight evenly.
  • Bouncer comes with natural rocking, no batteries required. The bouncer is rocked either by the parent or by baby’s natural movements.
  • Bouncer can be used for a long time, from 0 to 2 years of age. Bear in mind minimum weight of the baby should be 3.5 kg and maximum weight should be 13 kg.
  • Seat is made of child friendly material and has been approved by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 as being free from harmful substances.
  • Fabric is easy to remove and clean. It is machine washable at 40 deg Celsius.
  • Bouncer can be used in 3 different positions of rest and play.
  • It is portable and can be folded flat. It occupies very little space when it is folded.
  • Available in mesh or cotton fabric and different colours like anthracite, black, navy blue and greige.

Pros

  • Non slip base, also bouncing doesn’t make any noise.
  • You can watch your child play and rest while you take shower or do your household chores. This would be the main reason you would need a bouncer as you cannot hold your baby all the time.
  • Once your child has learnt to sit unaided, you can turn the fabric around and convert the bouncer into a children’s chair!
  • Despite the high price, it is value for money
  • Easy to clean fabric. Mesh design is easier to clean than cotton especially if there are any milk spills. Mesh design also keeps the baby cool in the summers.
  • You can adjust the bouncer at 3 different angles depending on if you are using it as a sitting or a sleeping device.
  • It is strong,light and portable and can be easily carried to a friend or a relative’s house.
  • Very stylish but simple, award-winning design- different from the traditional design.
  • The rocking will also help to calm the baby or him or her to sleep. You can rock the bouncer with your foot too.
  • Neutral colour – so it can be used again if you plan to have more children.

Cons

  • Price is high. Expensive if you don’t intend to use it much. It will be worth it if you buy for your first child and then re use it if you have more children .
  • The mesh design is a little rougher than the cotton design .
  • Colour can be boring if you are looking for a colourful Fisher Price kind of bouncer.

== <<Click here to buy Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss>>= =

 

Other add ons

Product name: Baby Bjorn Transport bag for Bouncer Bliss

 

My rating:4.5/5

Other features/Pros

  • Practical lightweight bag to carry your Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss.
  • Travel bag made of 100% polyester.
  • Machine washable at 40 deg Celsius.
  • Easy to carry bouncer in the bag.
  • Protects bouncer from getting dirty when you transport your bouncer from one place to another.

Cons

  • Bag is expensive too – it is a big expense if you were to buy both the bouncer and the bag.
  • You shouldn’t put anything else in the bag except the bouncer otherwise you might damage the bouncer or the bag.

== << Click here to buy Baby Bjorn Transport Bag>>= =

 

 

Product name: Baby Bjorn Toys for Bouncers – Flying Friends

My rating:4.5/5

==<<Click here to buy Baby Bjorn Flying Friends for Bouncers>>= =

 

 

 

Product name: Baby Bjorn Toys for Bouncers – Googly Eyes

My rating:4.5/5

Other features/Pros of the bouncer toys

  • Encourages baby to play and explore.
  • Keeps them occupied while you do your chores.
  • Safety tested, high quality product from Baby Bjorn.
  • Attaches firmly to bouncer so it can only be removed by an adult
  • Safe for child to chew or suck on.

 

 

Cons

  • Very expensive for what it is.
  • Child might get bored with playing with the same toy.

== < Click here to buy Baby Bjorn Googly Eyes for Bouncers>= =

 

Conclusion

There is no doubt about the great quality of Baby Bjorn products. A bouncer and bouncer toys are must haves if you are having a baby. So if the price is not an issue then go for the Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss with the transport bag and the toys! Overall a great product.

Always place the bouncer on the floor ! Keep your baby safe!

If you already have a Baby Bjorn bouncer, please share your experiences and opinion in the comment box below.

Regards

How to Start A Home Based Business For Free – Wealthy Affiliate Review

The reason for letting you in on my little secret of how to start a home based business for free, is that I fully understand the hardships, parents have to go through with looking after children as well as earning a livelihood. It becomes harder if you do not have anybody to help you look after your children. Before I found Wealthy Affiliate, I was not getting anywhere with part time job hunting. I found one full time job at one point but I left it in 2.5 weeks. I just couldn’t cope with it and the kids as my husband also works full time!

Anyway, cutting my sad story short, as soon as I found Wealthy Affiliate, I felt I have found a purpose in life with which I could not only help parents like us (me and my husband) but also I found a way to recreate my identity after motherhood!

You need a computer – desktop or a tablet or a laptop to run this home based business. Ideally it is better if you have a desktop or a laptop.

So here is the review of Wealth Affiliate, which has changed my life !

Overview of Wealthy Affiliate

Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Co-owned by: Kyle and Carson

Website : www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Eligibility : Anyone over the age of 18 years

My rating: 4.5/5

Wealthy Affiliate is the home of Affiliate Marketing. In simple terms, Affiliate Marketing means you choose a niche(a topic which you are passionate about or is your interest or a hobby) . Through Wealthy Affiliate’s step-by-step training and ample resources and support, you can set up a (WordPress)website . On this website, you can write blog posts on various topics under your niche. Through the website you also, promote other people’s products and services and earn commission.

If you are still not sure what a niche means, check out this perfect explanation of niche by Kyle here .

Click on the image below to get niche ideas:

Free Starter or Premium Membership

The first question for setting up any business is to calculate the cost. But if you subscribe to Wealthy Affiliate, you have the option of subscribing to a free starter membership – just so you can check it out for yourself whether this is something you want to do or not! If you decide to upgrade to premium, the cost will be either $49/month or $359/year. It will be your choice whether you want to pay monthly or yearly ! You do not need to give any credit card details to subscribe for the free starter membership !

So how are you going to earn money ?

There are so many people on the internet every day. Everybody is always looking for information on the net. A lot of them might be looking for information which you can provide through your blog posts on your website. This will bring visitors to your website (Traffic) . If they buy products or services you are promoting, you earn commission! Have a look at the diagram of Affiliate Marketing below.

= = > > Click here to start your free starter membership to Wealthy Affiliate = => >

Are there any other costs involved ?

You will have to have

  • A broadband connection
  • Electricity

Which you would be having anyway at home!

If you are starting out as starter member you will be building a website on the.siterubix.com domain which is a completely free website. You can build up to 2 free websites as a starter member.

Premium membership has to be paid via PayPal or Debit/Credit Card.

Countries barred from Free Starter Membership

Due to scams and frauds certain countries have been barred from free starter memberships, they have to subscribe straight for premium membership. These countries are:

  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Nigeria

= = > > Click here to start your Premium membership to Wealthy Affiliate = => >

Types of Training

Once you subscribe to Wealthy Affiliate, You will have access to the following trainings:

  1. Online Entrepreneur Certification (50 lessons)
  2. Affiliate Boot camp Training (70 lessons)
  3. Live interactive video classes (weekly)
  4. Video and text based tutorials (1000+)
  5. Course ,lesson and task based training

 

 

What exactly is the difference between a Free Starter and a Premium Membership?

 

Do you actually make money on Wealthy Affiliate or is it a scam or a rip off?

Let me explain you this by telling you the pros and cons of Wealthy Affiliate :

 
Pros

 

 

  • Highly affordable – if you  go for premium membership – it is a very reasonable price
  • Value for money – the amount of training, support and resources that you get – the membership is more than worth it.
  • Detailed training- whatever route you choose – Online Entrepreneur Certification or Affiliate Bootcamp training- all the steps are explained in great detail. You can watch the trainings as many times as you want to get a solid foundation for your business.
  • Tasks at the end of every lesson. At the end of every lesson, you are given a task to complete- this will give focus and direction to your business. In case, you get stuck completing the task, help is always available.
  • After completing the trainings and through the membership, support and help is available all the time by the members including the co-owner, Kyle himself!
  • Site Support- if you have any technical issues with your website or your Wealthy Affiliate account – Site support is available all the time, every single day.
  • Community support – Wealthy Affiliate has got a fantastic community. They will help you if you are stuck with anything or to inspire you, motivate you or guide you or give you solutions to problems you might be facing in your business. This is the best feature of Wealthy Affiliate. Self Employment is always considered a lonely road. But Wealthy Affiliate has provided a solution to this as well.
  • If you subscribe to the Premium membership, you will not require any other course or product to run your business.
  • This is suitable for anybody of any age (18+years) whether you are old or young, employed or unemployed, part-time or full time worker, retired or not. You DONOT need any experience of online business or any online knowledge, Everything is provided for under the Premium membership.
  • Wealthy Affiliate also provides you the option of “trying” it out through the Free starter membership – so that you know whether Affiliate Marketing is for you or not. You are not obligated to pay anything if you decide to stop the free starter membership.
  • In Affiliate Marketing you do not have to create a product or service to sell – as you are just promoting other people’s products or services. No Physical stock involved. No delivery problems to deal with!
  • Affiliate Marketing provides immense flexibility which is necessary for parents. You can work at your convenience. There is no 9-5 here.
  • Affiliate Marketing is a great and a proven way to earn passive income.
  • You can work part-time or full time depending on daily schedule.

= = > > Click here to start your free starter membership to Wealthy Affiliate = => >

 

Cons

  • There is a lot of chatter on the site itself from members blogging on the site or questions being asked as well as the live chat option. You have got to remember not to waste time or minimise time wastage on banter with other members. You have got to keep the focus on the trainings and on your business. Make yourself productive.
  • Online business including Affiliate Marketing takes a while to start earning money. You have got to be consistent with your work and belief- ignore the naysayers.
  • People- meaning friends and relatives who have no clue about Affiliate Marketing will try to put you off – do not pay heed to them. Follow your instinct.
  • Lots of hard work required. There is no overnight success. This will not give you immediate cash – if that is what you are looking for! Discipline and perseverance is required – big time!
  • If you live in the countries barred from free starter membership – you will not have the chance to “try it out”. You will have to begin with the Premium membership of $49/month or $359/year.
  • Wealthy Affiliate is only in English Language. You have to know how to write and read English .
  • If you decide to promote Wealthy Affiliate then your commissions will be paid via PayPal. This is something you will have to consider if you do not have access to PayPal.

I believe that Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best,if not the best platform for Affiliate Marketing I would definitely choose Wealthy Affiliate over any other Affiliate Marketing courses as:

  • You might NOT get community support
  • You might NOT get Site support in case of technical issues
  • You might NOT get any help or support if you do not understand any aspect of the training.

Success Stories of Wealthy Affiliate

If you still require proof that Wealthy Affiliate is NOT a scam or a rip off, read success stories below:

Success Story 1

Success Story 2

Success Story 3

There are tons more on the Wealthy Affiliate website .

Conclusion

Wealthy Affiliate Platform provides you everything you need to become an Affiliate Marketer under one roof. If you would like to earn a passive income or are looking for flexible or part-time work, try out the free starter membership today !

Have you had any experience with Wealthy Affiliate? Are you still a member? Please share via comment box.

Regards

 

Harry Potter Gifts and Collectibles – A Must For Every Harry Potter Fan!

If you are or your kids are Harry Potter fans, you will need no introduction to these series of fantasy novels (later made into movies ) of witchcraft and wizardry. The books, films and collectibles take us into a world we would always like to fantasize or dream about.

The creative people couldn’t stop making all the collectibles for the Harry potter movies after the last one had been made, so they continued to make them and sell them to Harry Potter fans. Some of the most beautiful Harry Potter gifts and collectibles that I would love to have or all Harry Potter fans would love to have are:

Lego Harry Potter Minifigures

Lego mini figures of Harry Potter characters like Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley or Lord Voldemort are very good for kids to pretend play with their favourite characters from the Harry Potter series. The mini figures are not boxed but the quality of the mini figures is as you would expect of Lego. The price is a bit high if you would look at it as a Lego piece but if you are a Harry Potter fan, the price is very reasonable for these figures. The 4 figures below of Harry,Hermione, Ron and Voldemort are a must have!

Product name: Lego Harry Potter Minifigures

Ages : 6 years+

My rating: 5/5

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Lego Harry Potter Quidditch Match Building Set

Product name: Lego Harry Potter Quidditch Match Building Set

Ages : 7-14 years

My rating: 5/5

Every fan would love to play Quidditch game. Beautifully created by Lego. Recreates this exciting game and includes features like:

  • Fly through the hatch in the Gryffindor Tower
  • Shoot the Quaffle through the rings by using the broom’s mounted shooting function
  • Knock players off their brooms!
  • Hurl a spell
  • Keep score using the Hufflepuff house tower scoring system
  • Cheer for your team with the removable megaphone on the Ravenclaw house tower

Includes:

  • 6 Lego Harry potter mini figures – Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Severus Snape, Oliver Wood, Lucian Bole and Marcus Flint
  • 4 towers – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff Tower each having a play feature
  • A base with 3 goal posts and rings, moving keeper function and Bludger stud Shooter
  • Accessories include a chest, 2 wands,4 brooms, Quaffle, Golden Snitch, bat, 2 bludgers, trophy, megaphone and scoreboard.
  • Contains 500 pieces.

Price is high but it is Lego and Harry Potter, perfect combination for the young fans!

==>>Click here to buy Lego Harry Potter Quidditch Match Building Set=> >

Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall

Product name: Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall

Ages : 9-14 years

My rating: 5/5

Another brilliant creature by Lego! Features includes:

  • 4-level tower with movable spiral staircase, treasure and potions room with a turret featuring the mirror of Erised.
  • 10 mini figures of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick.
  • Also includes build able features like Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, Hedwig and Scabbers figures.
  • Accessory elements include 7 wands,3 tumblers, an umbrella, lantern,broom, sorting hat, cauldron,potions,candles,2 wizard brooms, food , trophy,teapot,chest,a spider and a boat with a hanging lantern.
  • Contains 878 pieces.

Pros

  • Lego have thought of everything! Fantastic creation especially the spiral staircase. High quality set.
  • Instructions to build are easy to follow.
  • Lego and Harry Potter combination is brilliant- every child and parent will love it!
  • Great gift for Christmas or birthdays or to just added to your Harry Potter Collection!

Cons

  • Very expensive- but Lego is always expensive and if you are a Harry Potter nut, price won’t be an issue.
  • Might take a little while to build this .
  • Small pieces might get lost.

Overall, a great product!

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Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Set

Product name: Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Set

Ages : 8-14 years

My rating: 4.5/5

Amazing Hogwarts Express Train set with railway bridge and platform 9 3/4 ! Includes:

  • 5 mini figures – Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley,Remus Lupin, the trolley witch and Dementor and Scabbers figures.
  • 1 carriage with 4 seats, removable side panel and roof (so that you can play inside ) and a trolley witch with sweets trolley.
  • Accessory elements include 3 luggages,4 wands, chocloate frog, ice cream,2 newspapers, King’s Cross sign, platform 9 3/4 sign and a wanted poster.
  • Contains 801 pieces.

As I said before you can’t go wrong with Lego and Harry Potter combination. The only cons are it is slightly overpriced and may take a couple of hours to build!

= = > > Click here to buy Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Set= > >

Hermione Granger’s Wand Necklace

Product name: Hermione Granger’s Wand Necklace

My rating: 5/5

Necklace with a Hermione’s wand as the pendant .

Check out the image here

This necklace:

  • is official Harry Potter licensed Hermione Granger necklace and has a Warner Brothers legal trademark.
  • Is silver plated so is the wand.
  • Has copyright logo at the back.
  • Comes in an Ollivander’s Wand gift box.

The wand is 12 cm and the necklace is 80 cm. It is a genuine collectors item.

Pros

  • Great quality and good value for money.
  • Beautiful and elegant necklace.
  • Necklace is a good length.
  • It comes in a nice Ollivanders gift box
  • Perfect gift for girls and women.

I cannot think of any cons – can you?

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Harry Potter Tops Trumps Match Game

Product name: Harry Potter Top Trumps Match Game

Age: 4+

My rating: 5/5

The crazy cube game!

Take turns to push in the cubes.

Be the first to match any of the five of the same Harry Potter Characters horizontally, vertically or diagonally! The game is not over yet. If your opponent can match their top trumps card with the winning Harry Potter Character, they win the game!

Pros

  • Simple game for Harry Potter fans. You don’t have to be a fan to play this game. Harry Potter is just a theme.
  • Good value for money.
  • Hours of fun for children between ages 6-10 years.
  • Game comes in a tidy case so it is portable.
  • Family game.

Cons

  • The card storage at the top of container is not very secure.
  • It is difficult to close the case securely at times.

 

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Harry Potter Marauders Map

Product name: Harry Potter Marauders Map

My rating: 4.5/5

A detailed full size Marauders Map replica printed on parchment paper. 6′ when unfolded.

Check out the image here

Pros

  • A high quality GSM paper is used so it won’t tear unless you really try to tear it!
  • A beautiful collectible for a Harry Potter fan!

Cons

  • Overpriced

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Harry Potter Golden Snitch Light

Product name: Harry Potter Golden Snitch Light, Multi Colour

Size: 20 cm (7.9″)

My rating: 4/5

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Light is USB powered light. USB cable is included. Features Golden Snitch floating in an illuminated bell jar. Capture the Golden Snitch or use it light your room maybe as a lovely bedside light. Tap it to turn it on or off. The Golden Snitch light is an officially licensed Harry Potter product.

Pros

  • Good gift for a Harry Potter fan.
  • It can be used as a bedside lamp.
  • It looks beautiful when illuminated.

Cons

  • Lots of plastic used.
  • You might need to tap harder to turn it on or off.
  • It can be switched on only when it is powered by a USB cable.

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Harry Potter Wands

Product name: Harry Potter Wands


My rating
: 5/5

Harry Potter collection is never complete without the wand of the wizard. Wand of each character comes beautifully packed in an Ollivander’s box

Harry Potter’s wand

 

Lord Voldemort’s wand

 

Hermione Granger’s wand

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My favourite character is Hermione and I would definitely like to buy her wand!

So which one is your favourite Harry Potter character? Which collectible did you like the best? Would you buy one for yourself or somebody else? Let me know via comment box below!

Until next time, Harry Potter fans!

Regards

 

Organic Kids Clothes – What Does That Mean? Where do you Buy?

When I had first heard the term organic clothes, I wasn’t sure what it really meant. My mind instantly started thinking of organic milk, fruits and vegetables! But now, when we are looking for commodities which are chemical free as well as earth friendly, I feel that organic clothes are something which all clothes manufacturers should be aim for.

According to Wikipedia, Organic clothing is is clothing made from materials raised in or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards.

What is Organic Cotton and where do buy these clothes from?

I would like to introduce to you(if you do not already know ) to organic cotton clothes made by a brand called Frugi. They make kids clothes out of organic cotton . So what exactly is organic cotton?

  • Organic cotton is super -soft.
  • It is very soft because the fibres are left intact and not broken down by chemicals used in farming and processing of cotton .
  • Organic cotton lasts for a long time as it is very durable.

Other pros of Frugi Organic Kids Clothing are:

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Frugi’s outerwear is made from recycled plastic bottles. According to Frugi’s website, it takes 36 recycled plastic drinking water bottles to make one winter jacket ! That sounds very impressive to me, plastic has become a very big problem worldwide and this is a very good way to recycle plastic.

Employees of Frugi looked after and are treated with respect

Frugi’s suppliers are in Turkey , Portugal , India and China. They ensure that all the suppliers follow their code of conduct which is:

  • No child labour.
  • No forced labour or employment. Employees just need to give reasonable notice before leaving the employment.
  • No discrimination is allowed for hiring or firing anyone.
  • All employees are provided with safe hygienic environment .

We have all often heard of horror stories of our clothes being made in sweatshops where the employees are little children or overworked and lowly paid adults working in an unhygienic environment.

So Frugi is a like a breath of fresh air!

Charity

Frugi donates 1% percent of their Turnover to charity . So in the last 11 years they have donated £428,000.

Frugi has covered a lot to be a responsible Organisation !

So Who are the Founders of Frugi?

Frugi was founded in 2004 by parents Lucy and Kurt who struggled to find clothes to fit their son’s cloth nappied bum.

Clever ,colourful , good looking clothes

  • Reversible clothes – your child has a stain on his/her clothes and you need to go out- no problem, just reverse the clothes!
  • Designed to fit over cloth nappies or disposable nappies with plenty of wriggle room.
  • Parsnip pants – Due to generous fold over on waistband and cuffs, they don’t ride up.
  • Adjustable button up straps and waistbands to accommodate growth spurts in children.
  • Great quality , clothes last forever. Clothes feel very soft and snugly. Designs are very colourful too.
  • Outerwear is made from recycled plastic drinking water bottles – that’s the environment taken care of !

Their collection

Maternity Wear

You can use these clothes during pregnancy as well as for breastfeeding. These super soft fabrics can keep you warm in the winter.

 

 

 

Twist Front Dress

 

 

 

 

 

Jersey Smock Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pointelle Pyjama Top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contrast Raglan Top

 

 

 

 

 

Roll Top Yoga Pants

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babies Clothes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snuggle Suit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely Babygrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinky Cord Dungaree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Clothes


 

 

 

 

 

Holly Cord Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finn Fairisle Jumper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toasty Towelling Robe

 

 

 

 

And many more…

Click link below to access their full collection.

 

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Benefits of Frugi VIP Subscription

An annual subscription of £9.50 entitles you to

  • Free unlimited UK first class delivery for 12 months .
  • Free returns (via downloadable returns form).
  • Free welcome gift.
  • Early access to two end of seasons sales.

Award winning brand

Frugi are the winners of multiple awards including Feefo Gold award and The Loved By Parents Awards which is the most trusted parenting award programmes worldwide.

I always like to include in my posts what things I don’t like about a brand or product :

  • Clothes are slightly expensive especially if you always buy cheap and cheerful clothes. The cost is justified due to the pretty designs and durability of the clothes.
  • If you do not have any stores near you , you would have to buy the Frugi VIP subscription or pay online delivery charges if you spend under £50 in the United Kingdom. If you live outside the UK, you would have to pay different or maybe higher delivery charges.

Conclusion

I am truly impressed by their colourful range of clothes for babies, kids as well as maternity wear for mothers. Perhaps something more appealing is the fact that the clothes are environment friendly, child friendly and of great quality .

Have you ever bought organic kids clothing? What is your experience of it? Do you buy clothes from Frugi? Please share your experiences via comment box below.

 

Happy shopping!

Regards