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Dreamy Day Tripper

2 Oct

Hi folks,

So… the countdown is on until Little T joins us at the end of the month! Eeeeeeck… we’ll have a new baby THIS MONTH! We just cannot wait. We’ve been very busy getting everything ready for his arrival!

We received the most stunning delivery from Joie a few weeks ago in the shape of the new iLevel Infant Carrier/Car Seat.

I absolutely LOVE this car seat & cannot wait to bring Little T home from the hospital in it… so get ready to be inundated with lots of cute adorable newborn baby pics of him all snuggly in it.

So… what’s so fabulous about this particular car seat!? Well… as well as many other things, it comes complete with ISOFIX & it fully reclines!

With the full recline feature, it essentially converts from an infant carrier to a carry cot when strolling out & about.

Everything you need to know:

  • Meets the new i-Size ECE R129/00 standard
  • Suitable rearward facing from birth to 85cm, and less than 13kg
  • Converts to a flat reclining seat usable in the vehicle or on a pushchair
  • Features patented Intelli-Fit™ foam for ultimate side impact protection
  • Exclusive Tri-Protect™ headrest offers 3 layers of security
  • Grow Together™ multi-height headrest and harness system adjusts simultaneously and requires no rethreading of harness
  • Multi-position, ergonomic carry handle with leather look grip
  • Removable full body insert
  • Retractable, removable sun canopy features a zip-open panel
  • Comes complete with an ISOFIX base
  • Easy buckling 3-point harness with padded covers
  • Compatible with most Joie pushchairs and with other pushchairs using Maxi-Cosi® style car seat adapters

Watch the full promotional video here

We do love our Joie products. Everything is so well made, safe, comfortable & easy to use.  Planning for a new addition can be so expensive… so you don’t want to be spending & wasting money on products that you have no confidence in. I can honestly say that every Joie product we have has been well used & stood the test of time.

You can find a list of stockists here so you can go & see for yourself just how lovely this infant carrier is. It’s good to go see for yourself just how sturdy something is & how comfy it’ll feel for your precious little one. You’ll definitely see just how good the quality really is.

I’ll be writing another post all this infant carrier once Little T arrives, to give you more on an insight once I’ve fully tested it etc…

Thank you so much as always for reading & keep those peepers peeled for some adorable coming home pics of Little T in his comfy carrier.

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Safe, Snuggly Nap Times

28 Sep

Hi folks,

A few weeks ago I received the most gorgeous Baby Box from British Baby Box.

Since the late 1930’s, all expectant parents in Finland have been given a Baby Box by the state in preparation for the arrival of their new bundle of joy. The idea was, that all babies should get the best possible start in life. The box’s were kind of like a starter kit full of newborn essentials & in a sturdy box that can serve as babies first bed. Such a fantastic idea.

From this beautiful Finnish tradition… British Baby Box was born from two Mother’s who wanted to bring this lovely concept to the UK. The British Baby Box is all about giving your little one a great start & a safe place to sleep that is comfortable & also portable. You can even use the lid as a changing mat! I just love something that’s useful!

There’s a variety of packages that have been put together to suit all budgets. See here for the British Baby Box Collection. Each box comes with 1 fitted mattress complete with fitted waterproof mattress protector. You will also receive a 100% organic cotton fitted sheet. All box’s are delivered fully assembled too. Such a perfect baby shower gift. The box’s can be bought filled with lots of lovely items, or you could opt for the Adorable Box & fill it up yourself. The boxes are made in Britain & all items are sourced in Britain too.

You can keep up to date with British Baby Box across social media… Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. The British Baby Box is also being stocked in John Lewis… so you can pop along & go to see one in the flesh. Then you can see just how beautifully made they are in person. With a stunning, simple design, they would match any nursery decor.

We will be using our Baby Box for nap times downstairs when Little T arrives next month. I just cant wait to see him all snuggly in it. Once he has outgrown his box, this will be the perfect box to keep all of his baby keepsakes in.

With the box being light & fully portable… it’d be great for on the go… if you have a weekend away or a little holiday. You could easily take this with you & use as a travel cot. Or, you can buy one to keep at the grand parents house for when they’re on baby sitting duty.

So if you’re looking for the perfect gift or that all important newborn essential purchase… look no further that British Baby Box.

Thanks so much as always for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

 

 

12 Weeks to Go…

7 Aug

Hi folks,

I hope you’re all staying safe during this crazy heatwave. I was enjoying it at first… but I have to say, now that my pregnancy is developing I’m starting to suffer in this heat. Talk about swollen ankles & bulging varicose veins. Oh the glamour of it all!

So… with only 12 weeks to go… It’s all full steam ahead here at Thorne Towers in preparing for Little T’s arrival. We’re currently on painting the kitchen, then it’ll be straight onto his Nursery. We have everything – we just need to paint his room & build everything.

Once everything is perfect & sorted in his bedroom… we have the most beautiful soft furnishings from Mothercare. I’m just so excited to see them in his finished nursery.

The quality of these stunning products is superb. I’ve already washed the fitted sheets & quilt ready to go onto the cot bed when it’s put together. They washed so well. It’s so important that anything related washes well! I mean lets face it… everything is just constantly in the wash.

I just love the design. The curtains are lovely & sheer & will look stunning with the roller blind I have chosen.

We have decided on the colour scheme of white & pale grey. So with the little touches of blue in this stunning set – it’s going to really pop. I can’t wait to take pictures of everything once his room is finished. Seth’s room is very colourful & has a space theme, so we wanted something a little different for Little T. Just so they had two different styles of room. Well, until they are choosing their own colour schemes.

Living where we do, we are surrounded by lots of lovely countryside & lots of beautiful ‘off road’ walking areas. So finding a travel system that will adjust from ‘city life’ to ‘county life’ can be a bit of mine field. Luckily for Little T…  he has the stunning 3 Wheel Chrome Journey in Khaki from Mothercare waiting for him.

I love love love this Travel System! It has suspension & shock absorption. The front wheel can swivel or lock – you choose which you’d prefer. It runs smoothly on flat surfaces as well as bumpy more uneven surfaces. Which is perfect for us. And yes… I have taken it on a little test drive already. Maybe I should’ve popped Coco in it for a little spin. Having said that… she is already a tad high maintenance… so I don’t really want to start giving her ideas lol.

The main features:

  • suitable from birth (in pramette mode) to a max. child weight of 15kg
  • comes complete with infant group 0+ car seat. The seat clicks on and off chassis to form a travel system using included adaptors. The car seat is suitable from birth to a max. weight of 13kg/29lbs (approx 12/15 months).
  • the infant car seat is installed in the vehicle using a seatbelt and must always be used in a rearward facing position. Also includes a wedge and liner to provide extra support for newborns
  • car seat with side impact protection
  • reversible pushchair seat unit suitable from 6 months can be attached forward or rear facing
  • lie flat, pram mode suitable from birth and includes pram liner and apron
  • 3-wheels
  • lockable front swivel wheel
  • large, detachable basket with magnetic pouch
  • detachable bumper bar
  • coordinating footmuff, chest pads and weathershield included
  • compact fold with removable wheels
  • coordinating change bag available separately
  • folded dimensions: h66 x w58 x d95cm
  • Free 2 year guarantee

I love the khaki colour, I’ve not seen any khaki prams/ buggy’s to be honest whilst I’ve been out. So I think this is what first caught my attention when I spied it at the Mothercare Press Show last year.

The travel system was really easy to assemble – that’s always a bonus. Especially in this heat! You don’t want to be getting all hot & bothered with an awkward pram. I simply love the adjustable push bar… there’s nothing worse than a pram with no adjustable push bar when you’re quite tall.

When Little T arrives, I shall of course be reviewing this lovely travel system again 🙂

If you’d like to purchase or simply read more about these stunning products – just click the links. Don’t forget that you can always pop into your local Mothercare store to test drive their Travel Systems. Try before you buy… make sure it’s the travel system for you.

I cannot believe how quickly the time is ticking by!

Thank you so much for being on this beautiful journey with me.

As always – thank you for reading! Oh & don’t forget that for daily updates you can follow me on Instagram.

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Football Fever!

21 Jun

Hi folks,

There’s no getting away from the football fever that is upon us right now. You literally can’t go anywhere without World Cup Football Fever 🙂 I have to admit though… I do love it. And Seth… well, he utterly adores it!

Seth recently joined Mini Kicks. I know he’s only little, but he simply adores kicking a ball. He loves watching it too. We thought it’d be such a great way to boost his confidence, help him to make new friends & to also help with building his coordination & other physical skills. He’s absolutely thriving & he just adores his coaches.

So… What would be the perfect car seat to travel to & from footie training? Of course, bearing in mind that safety comes first… but it doesn’t hurt to look good while you travel too…

Joie have partnered with Liverpool Football Club to bring out a stunning range of products. Seth has the Joie Every Stage FX in the red LFC design. It’s stunning & just utterly perfect. Funny story… when this was delivered – the delivery guy had a full on conversation with me on where he could buy a one lol. He literally went back to his van to go order one on his smart phone. Love it.

So… let’s get the technical stuff out the way first… this is literally the only car seat you’ll ever need. It’s effectively 4 seats in 1! This is a 0+/1/2/3 Stage Car Seat, rear facing from birth to 18kg & forward facing from 9kg to 36kg. When rear facing this is secured via the car seat belt. When forward facing in group 1 , this seat has easy & exact ISOFIX installation. When you progress round to 2/3 for high back booster mode there is an easy ISOSAFE connection. So you can rest easy knowing that this car seat is rock solid & isn’t go anywhere.

What are the features? 

▪ Group 0+/1/2/3 car seat

▪ Suitable rearward facing from birth to 18kg/4 years

▪ Suitable forward facing from 9kg to 36kg/12 years

▪ 6 recline positions: 2 rear facing and 4 forward facing

▪ Easy installation with ISOFIX and top tether when using in forward facing group 1 mode

▪ Side impact protection provides added security for the head, body, and hips

▪ Guard Surround Safety™ panels provide extra side protection and fold into seat when not in use

▪ One-hand, 10 position height adjustable headrest

▪ AutoAdjust™ side wings widen as headrest is raised to accommodate growing children

▪ Reinforced steel inner seat shell increases structural integrity

▪ 3 piece flexible insert system includes an infant head support, infant body support, and infant wedge – all customisable for the ultimate fit at every stage

▪ Grow Together™ multi-height headrest and harness system adjust simultaneously and require no re-threading of harness

▪ Custom Harness Hideaway™ compartments store the 5-point harness when using as a Group 2/3 booster

▪ Plush, deluxe cushioning and fabrics

▪ Built in side ventilation

▪ Side, mesh storage pockets for child’s must-have travel items

▪ Well marked, colour-coded installation paths

▪ Dual lock-offs for installing with vehicle’s 3-point seat belt

▪ BabySoft 5-point harness with shoulder and lower buckle covers

▪ One pull motion easily tightens the 5-point harness

How much does it cost I hear you ask!? This car seat retails for around £250. Now, that may seem pricey, but when you think that this literally goes from birth to 12yrs… it’s such a bargain! Amazing investment. This is the ONLY car seat you will EVER need!

Neither mine or my husbands family live near us, so we seem to be frequently travelling a good old distance to visit people. This car seat is just so perfect for those long journeys… safe… secure & comfortable.

With regards to installation… I did leave this in the capable hands of my darling husband. He did, however tell me that it was super easy to do. I shall leave this video here to talk you through the installation.

So overall… we just can’t get enough of this carseat. It’s comfy, we love the football badge – my hubby is from Liverpool so it’s like his ideal choice. Its comfortable, it gives you the freedom of choice with regard to rear & forward facing. Only YOU know what is right for you & your little one. For us, everything is perfect… even the little side pockets. They’re perfect for holding that precious cuddly toy & drinks cup for long journeys.

I do hope that you’ve found this review interesting & useful.

Thanks so much as always for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Sleeping Soundly with Sanggol

18 Mar

Hi folks,

We all love our sleep, but during pregnancy we seem to need it even more. But come nighttime it’s so difficult to get comfy… especially when you’re a tummy sleeper like me!

Even though I’m still in the early stages of pregnancy, I’m having a bit of a ‘Princess & the Pea’ type of scenario going on at night. Laying flat on my stomach is so tender & uncomfortable. During my last pregnancy I was able to tummy sleep to almost 20wks. This time round I feel as though I have a hard rock under my stomach. So as you can imagine… nighttime hasn’t been comfy at all. Well, that was until I discovered the most perfect XL Pregnancy Pillow from Sanggol.

This pillow is a full body support pillow… it’s literally like sleeping in a big warm hug. Honestly… that’s the only way I can describe it.

First of all, I’d like to start by saying – this pillow isn’t just for pregnancy. I say that because I have a bit of a back problem & I’ve had 3 surgeries in the past. I suffer on a daily basis with pain & nighttime always seems to be the worst. This pillow has helped me so much. I got this pillow to help during pregnancy, but it actually turns out I have a pillow for life! This pillow would have been fantastic during my recovery from the surgeries, I really wish I’d discovered them years ago.

As most of you know, I’ve also had my right leg rebuilt with the aid of an external fixator. Again, this pillow would’ve been amazing for supporting my leg & hips during the recovery process.

I’ve actually already become so attached to this pillow over the last few weeks I really feel as though it needs a name lol… so any name ideas… do let me know!

Actually, the hubby also added that he feels more confident in bed as he knows he can’t just roll over & potentially knock me or hurt me. Especially as my bump grows. So it’s like a protective hug too!

Anyway… back to pregnancy.

There’s my ‘hug’ above.

So, you can see this is a full body U-shaped pillow. I don’t use any other pillows in bed. I just lay in between the pillow & the top part acts as your usual head pillow providing support for your neck & shoulders. By wrapping my leg over the pillow when laying on my side I feel I’m getting more support for my hips. Also, as your bump grows you can rest your bump on the pillow. I have a very delicate tummy at the moment as I’m throwing up quite a lot. So this has helped that aspect too.

This pillow just seems to be supporting all aspects of my achiness really. I really cannot fault it. We go on holiday at the end of May & I will most definitely be taking my pillow with me.

The pillow is made from hollow fibre, so it scrunches down to make you comfy, but then bounces & springs back. But don’t worry… I shall keep you all updated via this blog during my pregnancy to let you all know how my pillow is doing so I can prove just how hard wearing it really is. Another good thing – it comes with a complimentary pillow case! So you can easily remove it to wash it. Which is always good, especially if like me you sometimes don’t remove your make up before bed. Panda eye transfer… it’s never a good look for any pillow!

Knowing I need to have a planned c-section – this pillow is going to come in so handy. It’ll be great for recovery. I wish I’d had last time. I can also see how this is going to be great for nursing too. I wonder if I can squeeze it in to my Hospital bag?

Sanggol offer free delivery & a full refund if you’re not 100% satisfied. But to be honest… I really can’t see that happening. I fell in love with it from my first cosy full nights sleep! I couldn’t be without it now.

You can follow Sanggol on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date on news & offers.

I’m planning on doing a YouTube video soon to give you another in depth looksie at this fab pillow.

Thank so much as usual for reading 🙂

I hope you’ve found this review useful!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Valentine’s Day Pretties

9 Feb

Hi folks

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner – I received some gorgeous products from Crabtree & Evelyn. You all know that I just love love love Crabtree & Evelyn products.

If you want to impress that special someone – you need to get yourself to your nearest store or get buying online… their gorgeous pretties are sure to impress!

So… what did I receive?

And what did I think…?

Pear & Pink Magnolia Body Soufflé

This is utterly divine!!! Scented body lotions can make me quite nervous as I have sensitive skin on my arms & legs. This is so delicate. It’s stunning. The texture is so super lightweight. If you’re after a beautiful hydrating body lotion that isn’t too heavy or ‘cloggy’… then this is for you! The scent is lovely & soft with a hint fruity freshness. Love love love this lotion. It comes packaged in a lovely box too, which gives it that luxury feel. It’s a fairly big tub, so it should last a good while. Definitely worth every single penny.

Citron & Coriander Body Wash 

Perfect for morning showers as the beautiful zestiness gives you that wide awake feeling. It’s so fresh & zingy… this makes me think of long summery days. This body wash leaves you fruity fresh & soft… it’s definitely not drying like some body washes can be. The whole of this range is stunning – so you could absolutely put a little ‘Zingy Hamper’ together for that special someone. There’s even some jars of Lemon Curd & Beautiful BiscuitsImagine the fabulous gift you could throw together!

Citron & Coriander Soap

Oh I just love a good old traditional bar of soap – I really do. This soap has left my bathroom smelling super fresh. You’d think I had a reed diffuser in there. This is a lovely gentle soap that won’t irritate those hardworking hands. It’ll leave your hands soft & feeling invigorated.

Use Instagram? If you do then why not enter the Crabtree & Evelyn #LoveGoalscompetition. Simply post an image or story of what you love most using hashtags #LoveGoals & #CrabTreeUK to be in with the chance of winning a FREE GIFT! Also, don’t forget that they offer International Delivery… I know a few of my American readers have been asking 🙂

And… don’t forget that Mother’s Day is just around the corner too, as is Easter! Chocolate is so last season… so why don’t you pop along to Crabtree & Evelyn to buy something that’s less calorific & will last longer!

Thanks so much as always for reading 🙂

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

London Adventures and Mothercare Must-Haves!

23 Nov

Hi folks,

What a little adventure I had last week down in London for the Mothercare SS 2018 Press Show.

So… London… now we all know I’m not a Londoner. I really only head on down there when I’m attending a Press Show. Normally when I get there I either walk to the venue or I get a cab. But let’s face it… London is a rather large place & cabs are rather pricey… the most obvious solution is The Tube… yikes! The thought of travelling & navigating the tube on my own has always filled me with dread. But last week I decided I was going to conquer it! And I did! Granted, I only travelled 5 stops… but I still did it. And… when I arrived at the Mothercare Press Show the lovely folk supplied me with a glass of sparkles… so it was almost like a mini celebration of my little victory! Hurrah!

Little Bird & Prosecco… what a way to start the day. My days normally start with a luke warm cup of tea & Disney Junior… so last Thursday was a treat.

Right… so let’s get on to the fabulous new collections from Mothercare!

The new MyK Collection is just utterly stunning. I’m completely in love with the new bedding, rug & storage bin. If baby Number 2 ever happens for us… you can expect MyK bedding to feature in my nursery. I love the grey tones in the clothes. Grey is actually my favourite colour on Seth. Grey to me is always a very understated colour/shade. There’s something very classic about it all.

As always – the Little Bird range never fails to make you fall in love. The vibrant colours as always are utterly stunning. The new bedding is beautiful. The bedding would brighten up any child’s bedroom. I’m actually thinking of purchasing the rainbow rug for Seth’s bedroom as it’d fit so well with his multicolour theme. The detailing on all of the Little Bird clothing is always top notch. For me it’s the small details that make the outfit & also convey the quality.

So here’s some exciting news… imagine being able to have a Little Bird Stroller…

The sheer excitement I felt when I got to look at & touch these gorgeous strollers!!! Completely in love with them. Absolutely beautiful & really comfy. Not that I sat in one – but I did have a good feel & squidge.

More exciting news… who loves the Usbourne ‘That’s Not My…” book range? We do we do! Seth adores the books… we have oodles of them. Well… Mothercare have teamed with Usbourne & brought out the most gorgeous range.

I just love love love these little outfits! Gorgeous colours, beautiful design & lovely soft fabric. I really need to get my skates on with adding a new baby Thorne to our little family.

Smile by Julien MacDonald always delivers a lovely elegance. I love the pale pastel tones. For all the range is very elegant, it’s also very ‘wearable’ if that’s a word. Your little one will not only look gorgeous & elegant, but they’ll also be lovely & comfy. There’s nothing worse than a little one all trussed up in uncomfortable clothing. No worries with this gorgeous range though… lovely soft fabrics that just so happen to look beautiful too!

The new Mothercare Trends Collection has something to suit all personalities with; Trend Denim, Trend Little Explorer, Trend Nomad, Trend City Sailor, Trend Heritage & Trend Pom Pom. Lots of lovely colours & designs making sure that there’s something for everyone. No one is missed out in this fabulous new range. I loved the Little Explorer selection… this is just Seth to a T!

Now… let’s move on to Bags & Buggies!

Now, you all know the trials & tribulations I’ve gone through when trying to find the perfect changing bag. I just simply have never been able to find it! Mothercare have a new range that looks fantastic! I’m going be getting my very own Black Backpack Changing Bag to test, try & review… I’m super excited! I’m hoping that this could be the one! I’ll of course share my findings when it arrives. I’m also going to be reviewing the new Mothercare Journey Travel System in Khaki Green. Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful it is!? It looks perfect for all terrain usage. We live pretty much in the countryside surrounded by lots of lovely places to walk. I’m thinking the Journey will be ideal! We also holiday within the UK at Center Parcs etc… so testing this out on all the forest walks in Sherwood Forest will be brilliant! We actually go on holiday there in 4weeks!!! Again, I shall let you know what I think when it arrives.

After a thorough look through all of the new collections I went for a lovely Italian lunch with my lovely PR friend from Joie.

Keep those peepers pealed for another Joie Car Seat Review in the New Year!

After a busy but enjoyable day… I headed on back to Kings Cross – via the tube – and managed to catch 5 mins or so to have myself a small bottle of sparkles & a chance to make some notes on the day.

Dare I say… I actually love London a little bit!?

I had such a fantastic day. Please keep a lookout for all of the new collections being launched. You will not be disappointed! Mothercare is that household name that you know you can trust. The new collections will literally make you fall in love. Oh & why not head to their website for some Black Friday deals!? I mean… it’d be rude not too! Think of all the Christmas bargains you could bag!!!

Thanks so much as always for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Nuby Goodies Make the Perfect Stocking Fillers 

15 Nov

Hi folks,

We’ve another gorgeous bundle of Nuby goodies to review. 

In our bundle we received:

It’s no secret that we simply adore our Nuby products. I don’t think we’d get through a day without them. The only cups Seth will use are from Nuby. Whilst out & about I always have a Nuby cup in my bag… whether it’s a 360° Cup or a Snack n’ Sip Cup… they’re fab! I’ve not had any pesky leaks either!


Seth is 20 month old now & very much getting used to using his cutlery. The Toddler Training Cutlery is fab! The handles are lovely & grippy & are shaped perfectly for chubby little hands & fingers to grab on to. For all they are metal, the ends aren’t sharp & pointy. So they’re just that wee bit safer. Unlike some plastic cutlery, these forks don’t bend with them being metal. Which in itself makes practicing with cutlery so much easier.


We’re all about making ‘munch-times’ – ‘fun-times’… & what could be more fun than snaffling your snacks from a Monkey Mat. The monkey mat is a suregrip product, so your little one won’t be able to lift it & launch it. Now that’s always good to know! Seth loves a plate with ‘sections’. I love this mat for lunch times. A cheese toastie, breadsticks & strawberries fit so perfectly… but I’m sure you’ll find your own winning combo’s.

The Snack n’ Sip Cup is fab for keeping some fruity snacks in. On top of the cup there is a 4.5oz snack keeper. We’ve been popping strawberries in ours. If you fill your cup with cold water, that’ll help to keep your strawberries nice & cool. It’s great for out & about… means you don’t need to carry a separate drink & snack pot! It’s 2in1!!! I’m all for making things more simple!

Bathtimes have been extra fun with our new Bathtime net! It’s been great for working on Seth’s hand eye coordination. He loves trying to find the sea creatures to catch. It’s also great for flicking water up at Mammy & Daddy too to give them a good soaking lol. Again, with a brand like Nuby, you never have to worry about sharp edges. This bathtime toy is so well made.

As always – we love trying & testing our Nuby products. The colours & designs are always spot on. Seth just loves all of his Nuby products. Whilst out & about – we quite often have people approaching us asking where we’ve bought his drinking cups etc…

I’ve added all of the shopping links you’ll need for browsing & purchasing these gorgeous products. Nuby make such lovely individual items that would be fab for any little stocking fillers. It’s also that time of year when you’re looking for the perfect present for your little ones little buddies. Something fun, nice & practical… yet not too expensive. Well, look no further than the Nuby website! And… it’s free delivery on all orders over £15!!! Now you can’t say fairer than that!

Happy browsing & happy shopping!

I hope you’ve found this review useful & I’ve given you some good stocking filler filler inspiration.

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Handbag Sized Helping Hand 

6 Nov

Hi folks,

Over the last few weeks we’ve been trying some Baby Cream from one of our most favourite baby skincare ranges: FrezyDerm UK. 

This cream is great for keeping in your handbag or changing bag etc… a lot of creams either come with a screw cap or in a tub. When you’re in a Baby Changing Room with a tantruming toddler or a crying baby, the last thing you want is to be fumbling with a screw top cream. The same goes for tubs of cream with lids that can come loose in transit & then smear all over everything in your bag – Utter Nightmare! This cream comes with a flip lid that clicks shut. Perfect for on the go!

As you all know – Seth suffers with mild Baby Eczema. So finding a cream that doesn’t make his skin flare up is vital. This cream is so mild. It’s a great barrier cream for use after each nappy change. It’s also great for any little skin emergency – such a sore chapped skin. This cream has been nothing but gentle.

Not only is this cream dermatologically tested but it’s also a winner & a finalist of some fantastic awards: Finalist by the Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards 2016 in the category Best Nappy Cream. Also, it won the Gold Award in the Best Nappy Cream category and the Silver Award in the Best Children’s Remedy category in Loved by Parents Awards 2017. 

You can buy a 175ml tube for £10.99 from the FrezyDerm UK website. Or, you can buy in a bundle from their offers section where you will get a lovely bundle of FrezyDerm goodies at a bargain price. 

Thank you so much for reading & I hope you’ve enjoyed the review. 

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

My First Thomas & Friends™ Railway Pals™ Destination Discovery

3 Nov

Hi folks,

We’ve been having fun all week with Seth’s new toy set: My First Thomas & Friends™ Railway Pals™ Destination Discovery. 


As you can see from Seth’s dressing gown – he’s a big Thomas the Tank Engine fan! He literally couldn’t wait to get into it. 

So… before I get down to how much Seth loves this toy set… here’s some of the key points: 

  • Roll Percy over the track activation points to hear fun sounds, songs and phrases that teach letters, numbers and colours
  • Press Percy’s light up bumper to hear him talk or sing
  • Nine activation points
  • Over 40 track pieces
  • Over 50 unique sounds
  • Encourages little ones to learn
  • Suitable from 12 months+
  • RRP £49.99

As you can see there is a RRP of £49.99 but right now you can buy this beautiful set for Just £34.99 at Smyths Toy Superstore!!! That also includes free delivery! Utter bargain!!! 

Right then… let’s get to the fun stuff… 


Seth has literally played with this toy set everyday since it’s arrived. As you all know – Seth is 19month old. He’s very heavy handed with toys. So beautiful toy sets are always a bit of a worry… I mean… can they withstand a toddler tantrum!? Well I can hand on heart say that Thomas Friends are rather robust. Seth has leaned on the track… he has thrown Percy down the track at record speed & he’s spun the life out of the light up station. 

The track itself is very well made & all edges are lovely & smoothe. So there are no worries of sharp edges making soft skin sore. Percy the train is lovely. He lights up & talks. Seth is in the throws of learning to talk. Since having this toy set he’s began shouting “Choo Choo” when sliding Percy round the track & he’s even been trying to say “blue” as well as saying “Cee”… that’s Percy to you & me. Not only is it a fun & colourful toy, but it’s educational too.

We all live in a very technology orientated society, but this toy embodies good old fashioned learning through play. Move away from the tv & tablet… & get back to some imaginative play with Thomas & Friends. Seth has a very short attention span with only being 19month old, but all of the different aspects of this set will easily hold his attention for up 20/30mins at a time. Now that’s a lot for a 19 month old I think. And even after he’s moved away from the set, he’s actually carrying Percy around with him pressing his bumper to activate the sounds. I’m seriously considering buying him more trains to add to his set from the range. That’s another great thing about this set. You can add more things, so if you were to buy this for your little one for Christmas you can ask family & friends to buy a few more Thomas & Friends trains as stocking fillers! Perfect! 

You’ll also be pleased to know that being plastic – the track wipes down well. We all know the perils of little sticky fingers… Seth loves to snaffle a gingerbread man or a tangerine whilst he’s playing. I’ve already had to spray with antibacterial spray & wipe down. It cleans perfectly. So that’s another added bonus! 

All in all – this is a gorgeous toy. Bright & colourful, well made & sturdy, no sharp edges & promotes so many aspects of learning & imaginative play. It is well worth the recommended retail price. It’s definitely  gotten a big thumbs up from Seth 🙂 Well I say thumbs up… Seth’s version of a thumbs up is a finger point… we need to work on that one. 


Thanks so much as always for reading & I hope you’ve enjoyed my review & maybe even given you some Christmas shopping inspiration. 

Love & Huggles,

Hayley & Seth xxx