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Wood and Wonder - Wooden Till - Review & Competition

Noah and I adore wooden toys. They look fabulous, are usually great value for money and are very hard wearing too. What I love about them is that they are the type of toy which don't need all the buttons, the lights or the batteries. They really encourage your child to use their imagination and in this day and age where everything is electronic this is invaluable for both children and parents alike.  

Last week I came across a website called Wood and Wonder which is a home run business that specialise in wooden toys. I was asked if I would like to review a toy from their wonderful site and of course I obliged. 

We were sent the Wooden Till to review and couldn't wait for it to arrive. At just £14.95 it's an absolute bargain. It's made from a very sturdy wood and put together beautifully. It's painted with bright primary colours which ticks another box with me as I like to avoid pinks and blues with toys. 

The till features a credit card, a till roll, money drawer, scanner and chunky coins. It's suitable for 3 years+ but Noah has been fine with it under supervision. He doesn't often put things in his mouth but obviously I watch him when he's playing. 

Noah has had so much fun with the till already. He spent a good chunk of the evening sat at his little table, pressing the buttons and counting his coins. I can see us both having years of fun with this and it's only going to become more entertaining as he gets older. We do love a little bit of role play.

How would you like to win one of your very own? Wood and Wonder have been kind enough to offer one as a prize to a lucky reader. To enter all you need to do is enter below. Good luck! 

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1. 1 prize to 1 winner.
2. Prize supplied directly from the brand.
3. Competition ends 30/10/15
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only.


Pampers Wonder Week of Deals!

Having a child is one of the most amazing experiences in the world but it's also a very expensive one too. For someone so small they sure do need a lot of stuff and it just feels like you are constantly buying this, that and the other for your little bundle of joy. 

The cost of the food, the clothes, the toys, the nappies and the wipes certainly adds up each month so it really pays to keep a look out for special offers and deals.

Earlier this year Pampers ran an online promotion called Wonder Weekend where parents saved a small fortune with the exclusive deals that were on offer. Due to it's success it's back but this time we can enjoy a whole week of money saving offers! 

Introducing Pampers Wonder Week! From October 1st through to October the 7th Pampers are working a long side selected retailers to give all us parents a week of amazing deals. The Wonder Week offers are currently online and are very straight forward and easy to use. All you need to do is visit the website here, choose your retailer, pick your product deal and continue your shopping as per usual. Easy peasy! 

Pampers are currently working with financier extraordinaire Jasmine Birtles, who’s passionate about simple ways to save pounds – to help you make the most of retailer deals, and know when to splash and when to save.

Jasmine is an internationally recognised finance expert, financial and business commentator, journalist, TV and radio presenter. As well as being a familiar voice on radio and television, she’s an expert in all money matters; her mission is to de-mystify money by giving practical advice.

This year Jasmine’s working with Pampers to spread the word about their Wonder Week of deals - from October 1st – October 7th Pampers will be working with selected online retailers across the UK to give you a week of amazing deals, helping your little one sleep soundly, and wake up giggling!

Jasmine’s top tips:
1. Buying in bulk might seem like a big investment up front, but making a larger one-off payment can reap big rewards over time

2. The best bulk deals can often be found online & can make shopping a lot easier! Spend time finding the best online deals and then relax whilst your bulk order gets delivered direct to your door

3. Did you know you can get big discounts bulk-buying nappies and wipes? Several supermarkets have offers on Pampers nappies and wipes if you bulk-buy right now. 

4. When it’s gone it’s gone with most special offers in supermarkets, so keep an eye out for these deals – purchase things like extra bedding for a cot gifts for friends little ones, or anything else and store them for later.

5. Try and avoid buying products in bulk you haven’t used before; stick to tried and tested products for your family like Pampers and Fairy!

Will you be taking advantage of Pampers Wonder Week?


My First Thomas & Friends Rail Rollers Spiral Station - Review

Last week we received the My First Thomas & Friends Rail Rollers Spiral Station toy to review. With Noah being such an avid fan of Thomas I knew before it even arrived that it would go down a treat with him. I was right because as soon as he saw the box his face lit up and he shouted "chooo chooooo!"

It does need to be assembled and it did take me a little longer than it should but that's because I'm useless when it comes to instructions. 
Although the toy is made of plastic once it's all set up it's very strudy and has passed the rough and tumble toddler test with flying colours.

This toy is aimed at 12+ month and is great for encouraging hand - eye coordination and is a lot of fun too. It come's with two train balls (Thomas and Spencer - more can be bought separately) which not only can be rolled down the colourful tracks but can also be spun around the Fat Controller and lifted to the top again with the little lift too.

"Start your winding journey from the Thomas & Friends spiral station! Ascend the engine lift, set off from Tidmouth sheds and then race down the rails to the bottom. When you reach the end, spin the roundabout to get your rolling engine into the lift and start your spinning journey once more."

As you can see by the photo's Noah has had an absolute blast playing with the Rail Rollers Spiral Station. At first I thought it may be a little too young for Noah to play with being 22 months old but I was wrong. It's makes a great toddler toy because there are so many elements that grow with your child.

Noah has had countless hours of fun with it already and his favourite part is probably the lift. He loves to transport the balls up and down and once they are running down the track he shouts "choo choooo!" 

At £32.99 I think it's great value for money. I can see it being a big hit with the parents come Christmas time and it would of been on Noah's Christmas list, that's for sure! 

- I was sent this product for the purpose of this review. However all opinions are my own.

Mummy & Me - September

We are now at the end of September. We've waved goodbye to Summer and are welcoming Autumn with open arms. How fast has this year gone?

For the last few months I've been complaining that Noah will never smile in a selfie or when we are trying to pose together. Well this time I asked him to smile and I got this face! His cheeky gremlin face, ha ha! He is such a character, love him so much! 

Nicola... Life Through My Eyes