Chad Valley Tiny Treasures Doll - Review

I believe in letting toys be toys and both my children have always had access to all kinds of toys, from bricks and cars, through to dolls and cuddly toys. I've always encouraged them to play with whatever they want to, however, Ava loves to play with dolls, whereas Noah opts for action figures. Those are their own preferences and I'm glad that I've had no part to play in those choices.

Although Ava is only 21 months old (I just had to work that out) she already has quite the collection of "babies" but we were more than happy to accept a new baby into our brood when we were offered the opportunity to review one a Chad Valley Tiny Treasure Doll. They are so cute, how could we say no?

We received the Chad Valley Tiny Treasures Doll with Blue Outfit and Hat (boy) for the purpose of this review, but there's also a girl version who wears pink and has blonde straight hair, and a girl with darker skin and curly hair. The doll was presented beautifully in a car seat gift box, which can be reused and used for role play. Ava wanted to unbuckle him and give him a cuddle right away as you can see by the photo's above.

The quality and attention to detail is next to none, he's one of the best dolls I've ever come across. I have a family member who makes the most amazing reborn dolls and he's so similar to them, from the weighted body, floppy limbs, and head, to the individual eyelashes and delicate skin detailing. His skin is so soft and squishy, his eyes close when you lay him down and he even smells like a real baby! 

With the doll, you'll find a removable sleepsuit and hat, a birth certificate and hospital tag, which adds even more realism to play. There's an array of different outfits and accessories that you can buy separately if your child likes to dress their dolls or if you want to change their look. Although this is supposed to be the "boy version" because he's wearing blue, he has no private parts so you could purchase additional clothes and he could be a girl too! 

Ava adores her new baby and seems to be insisting on calling him Baby Shark! (I'll have to convince her otherwise!) Today I've watched her kiss him, nurse him, read a book to him, and brush his hair. She dotes on him like he's a real baby and I know that she'll play with him for years to come. 

Chad Valley Tiny Treasure Dolls are suitable for children from three years of age, retail at £39.99 each and are exclusive to buy from Argos.

- We were sent this product for the purpose of this review, however, all opinions are my own.

My Sunday Photo - 50/52


Living Arrows #13 - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It feels like it was only last week when we were celebrating Noah's 5th Birthday and hosting his party and now we are on the countdown to Christmas! In fact, there's only 14 sleeps to go! Every year Noah seems to become more and more excited, he almost can't contain himself this year! Ava, on the other hand, doesn't understand what's happening yet being so young. However, that doesn't mean that she doesn't like to get involved with the festivities, and by festivities I mean, that she guts the Christmas tree every single day without fail and the chocolates on the tree? Gone in two days! It's all fun and games though because they are both in their element and that's what Christmas is all about.

Living Arrows

My Sunday Photo - 49/52


Babyblooms Personalised Bertie Bear & Christmas Stocking - Giveaway

This time last year we were sent the most beautiful gift to review, they were the personalised Bertie Bear and Christmas stocking set from Babyblooms, and you can read that review here. I was blown away when they arrived because the quality was out of this world, they were simply beautiful. I knew that they'd become a new tradition for the kids and that we'd bring them out every Christmas going forward. 365 days later and we love them just as much, if not more. The stockings were hung and the teddies were cuddled before we'd even started decorating the tree! 

The Personalised Bertie Bear & Christmas Stocking set is packaged in a beautiful gift box, which screams luxury before you've even opened it to see what's inside. The Christmas stockings come in three different colours, red, blue and pink and are handmade from a luxurious velvet fabric. These can be embroidered with a name (up to ten letters) of your choice and are the perfect size for little ones. With the stocking comes a beautiful little bear named Bertie. He wears an embossed white ribbon bow around his neck with a knitted jumper in the same colour as the stocking and with the same personalisation. He's so soft that even the biggest Scrooge wouldn't be able to resist a cuddle or two.

The personalised Bertie Bear and Christmas Stocking set costs £50.00 and is worth every single penny. It's such amazing quality and would make the most thoughtful gift for Christmas. How would you like to win a personalised Bertie Bear and Christmas Stocking set in your choice of colour and with the your name of choice? To enter all you need to do is use the Gleam form below. Good luck and don't forget to enter my other competitions.

Bertie Bear & Personalised Christmas Stocking worth £50.00

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