Thursday, 19 December 2013

Cosatto 3sixti Highchair Review!

Hello all! Hope you are all well? 

Today I have a review for you of the Cosatto 3sixti highchair! Cosatto are known for their funky patterns & sleek designs and are my favourite brand since before Abbie was even born! We were lucky enough to be sent the brand new colourful squared design & have had a few weeks to test it out and will now give you our review!


The 3sixti is a swivelling, adjustable highchair with a smooth curved base, think of it like a chair you get in the hairdressers maybe, that was my first thought when I saw it! The seat can be easily rotated so baby can see you wherever you are in the room for continous interaction (perfect for those phases of seperaion anxiety) & stress free weaning!


"As parents ourselves, we often felt like we needed an extra pair of hands (or ten) and 360° vision. Sound familiar? Like a juggling act with all the thrills, spills and splodges. Not to mention the tiny moving target mouths."



The building
The assembly was easy and quick, a few pieces to tighten and a few bits to slot into place and you're set to go! Make sure you read the instructions first or you might find it a little difficult (I learned the hard way) 



All of Cosatto products come with a 4 year warranty giving you peace of mind.
the assembled size is H96cm W57cm D57cm & it weighs 13.2kg



Highest seat position 62cm
Lowest seat position 45cm
Highest tray position 79cm
Lowest tray position 62cm


Features
Suitable from 6 months
6 position 360° swivel for 'up-to-the-table' feeding
Easy gas-lift multiple height positions
3 position reclining back rest
Super compact base
Adjustable, washable 2 part tray
Removable tray so baby can join you at the table
Fully removable, comfy padded wipe-clean cushion
Under-base roller for ease of transportation
FREE 4 year guarantee (UK and Ireland only)

It's super easy to clean, you can remove the straps and padded cushion quickly and both can be either wiped down or used in the washing machine! The trays are again, easily removable and can be wiped clean as well as being dishwasher safe, and all the colours remain vibrant and bold!

I think my favourite feature has to be that it can be pulled right up to the table for easy feeding, so if you're little one isn't so little anymore and don't really want to use the tray, just tuck it up next to you and adjust the height of the chair so they can easily eat their food the same as you! We tend to use it as Abbie's crafting chair too so she can get involved with everything but I know she's safe and strapped in still, especially as she's in the climbing stage at the moment!

I think my only negative would have to be that it can't be folded and put away somewhere, it's a bit bulky but it can be easily moved around as it has wheels on the back, ours slots in perfectly in our living room and doesn't get in our way at all! 



Overall I have to give it a 5/5! It's sturdy, convenient and looks modern and bright! Definitely eye catching and perfect from the very first stages of weaning! And although I can't test out the comfort myself, Abbie doesn't seem to complain so that has to be a good sign right!

You can buy the highchair directly from Cosatto or from any of their partners too :)


x


Monday, 16 December 2013

Build-A-Bear Workshop Christmas Review!

Morning all, hope you all had a great weekend, we are all healthy here now in this household which is perfect, just in time for Christmas! Which, just incase you didn't know is only 9 days away, 9! I'm so excited now, we have most of Abbie's presents wrapped and under the tree now which looks super festive and boy is she one lucky little girl! With gifts from us, a few family members and some friends, she probably has one toy to play with every day till next Christmas! Ha.

What better way to start the week before Christmas was a review of the amazing company Build-a-bear! They are a huge company specialising in creating one of a kind bears for your little one, featuring special Christmas themed bears too for the festive season! The whole experience of build-a-bear is simply magical, from taking your little ones over to the workshop, to creating their bear, to choosing the outfits and accessories, making their own personalised bear is something they will treasure for years to come!



"At Build-A-Bear Workshop®, our mission is to bring the Teddy Bear to life. The Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about our childhood, about friendship, about trust and comfort, and also about love. Build-A-Bear Workshop embodies those thoughts in how we run our business everyday."



We were kindly sent our very own 'Clarice' build-a-bear for Abbie, she's festive and fun and perfect for Christmas time, you can personalise her with clothing and accessories to make the perfect unique gift for your little one, plus, instead of having a light up nose light Rudolph has, she has a pretty little heart which lights up instead when you press her ear! Such a cute touch! We unfortunately couldn't go to build our own as we've both been ill but were sent the PERFECT option anyway, she comes with a cute polka dot frilly dress, a pretty red bow, Dorothy style glittery shoes and little collar too! She is literally too cute for words!


I didn't even get a chance to get photos of it by itself before Abbie had waltz over to it and grabbed it off the chair...she absolutely LOVES it! It's become one of her favourite toys and goes straight to it every morning! She keeps taking the shoes off and trying to put them on her own feet too which is too cute! It's the perfect size for her too, light enough for her to carry it around the room and super soft for her to cuddle up to!


It's not too late to get your own, head on over to your local workshop and get building! The perfect gift for any child this Christmas and throughout the year! 

Visit the Build-a-bear website for more information plus accessories and the latest deals!

Happy Christmas all!

x

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Treat Republic Santa Sack Giveaway!

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know how much I love the online shop Treat Republic, we have worked together a few times over the past year and I can honestly say it has always been smooth, efficient and each product has been exactly how I imagined! You can view our reviews below if you are interested!




Treat Republic provide you with gifts for Men, women & children. Including jewellery, home decor, gardening accessories, experience days, chocolates, literally everything you need for any occassion, plus many items can be personalised too for that extra special touch!

Now that Christmas is coming up very quickly, you are probably thinking about what to get friends or family, perhaps you want something special that they won't expect or maybe you have a difficult partner to buy for, whatever it is you are guaranteed to find something here...My favourite items are listed below, which is your favourite? 





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THE GIVEAWAY! Now, we have THREE Santa Sacks to giveaway to 3 lucky winners (number 5 in the image above), the bag itself is made of a jute material secured with a red cord, plus there are four fun designs for you to choose from too! It's a fantastic way to present and store your presents for that special person...and the kids will LOVE them!



Read more details here:


How do you win?

Enter the rafflecopter below, the more options you complete, the higher your chance of winning! What are you waiting for? Read the T&C below and happy entering :)


T&C's

1. All entries will be checked and verified so please don't cheat
2. If the winners do not respond to my email with 3 days, another will be chosen! This is to ensure the items arrive before Christmas!
3. Open to UK residents!
4. Good luck! :)


Once the winners have been chosen, I will send you an email with the details and once you have replied with your chosen design it will be sent out :)



Saturday, 16 November 2013

Lollipop Lane Giveaway!

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you will have seen our recent review and experience with Lollipop Lane, a wonderful company provides you with gorgeous baby bits, from nursery furniture to blankets, toys to bath accessories, everything you need for your little one, made using only the best quality materials too! We reviewed a few lovely blankets & hooded towel and I decided the products were too good not to share with you guys, so i've teamed up with them once again to give you guys a chance to get your hands on something too! 

So, what is the product up for grabs? One lucky reader will win a gorgeous playmat OF THEIR CHOICE worth £39.99! With 5 fun and interactive designs to choose from including Upsy Daisy, Fish & Chips, Tiddly Wink Safari, Pumpkin & Popsicle & Hers Garden, the choice is all yours! 

How do you win?
Enter the rafflecopter below, the more options you complete, the higher your chance of winning! What are you waiting for? Read the T&C below and happy entering :)

T&C's
1. All entries will be checked and verified so please don't cheat
2. If the winner does not respond to my email with 7 days, another will be chosen! This is to ensure the item arrives before Christmas!
3. Open to UK residents!
4. Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Lollipop Lane Review!


We were recently contacted by the lovely company Lollipop Lane, they provide you with gorgeous baby bits, from nursery furniture to blankets, toys to bath accessories, everything you need for your little one, made using only the best quality materials!

The website itself is pretty and elegant, with pastel colours all around to give a neutral feel, it is simple to use and laid out beautifully! Ordering was easy (choosing what I wanted wasn't, I wanted everything...) hehe! Each item has a detailed description, including materials, size, price & age, everything you need to know before ordering your product. The checkout experience again was smooth and fast, with different payment choices available to suit everyone!

I was sent a confirmation email of my order straight away as well as a text and email when they had been dispatched (I ordered late on a Friday & it was dispatched Monday), plus I was sent regular updates to let me know the date and time to expect my delivery, in my case it was October 15th 10.39-11.39 which was arranged to be delivered to my neighbour as we weren't in at the time, it was delivered at 10:58am safe and sound!

Now onto the products.. 




The first item we chose was the Upsy Daisy Cuddle Robe set, which includes a super soft hooded towel with cute ears attached too, perfect from newborn up to around 3 years! Abbie usually hates being swaddled, except when it comes to bathtime, she will lay still to be wrapped up all snug and warm and well, she looks so blimmin adorable! :) There is also a wash mitt included too, which lathers really well and is super gentle on babies skin!




Next we chose 'The Prickles & Twoo knitted blanket' a beautiful cosy blanket for your little bundle,suitable for pram, moses basket and crib. I loved the design of this blanket, it was pretty, girly and looked so snug! We are using it in her co-sleeper at the moment but when she moves into her own bed, it'll be perfect too! Plus with winter closing in quickly, it will be super snuggly in her pushchair :)




The third item we chose was the cellular knitted blanket, in a warm buttermilk colour, it is beautifully made with each stitch perfectly sewn, we have used it in Abbie's pushchair to keep her warm instead of her cosy toes as it's not that cold yet, but we will definitely be using it all through winter whenever we are out and about too! :). It's perfect for every season too, thin enough for the summer but thick enough when nicely folded to keep them toasty and warm, the size is perfect from newborn up to even 3 years as it's nice and large! Oh and it's fun to play peek a boo underneath it as Abbie learnt :)




Overall I would have to rate my whole Lollipop Lane experience as exceptional! From the beautiful collections to the organisation of the website itself, the quick delivery & regular updates, right up to the packaging of the products and the superb quality of them too! Perfect service from step 1! If you're looking for stunning products for all areas of your little ones life, I cannot recommend them enough!

5 out of 5 stars!

Visit the Lollipop Lane website and get your little one off to the best start in life!




Monday, 14 October 2013

Ant Design Gifts Guest Post!


Growing from just ‘Him & Her’ to ‘Him, Her & Baby’ is an indescribable transition.  Fabulous? Magical? Scary?
I found that it took us time to adjust and then baby number two came along quickly (a bit too quickly!).  Whilst going through all that chaos, I decided to add more mayhem to our world and started designing and creating papercuts.  It allowed me to use my skills as a graphic designer, utilised my love of making things and gave me the flexibility to take care of things at home.  As the kids got older, I devoted more time to developing my business and I now run this full time.

Many of my papercut designs are created to celebrate the birth of a baby.  These designs are personalised with the name of the baby, birth date as well as birth weight and time of birth. I also have designs that suit other occasions: weddings, families, anniversaries, valentines, mothers day and fathers day.  

I take my time making sure each design results in a piece of art that you will love for many years.  With each papercut being totally bespoke to the individual family, it becomes something that is totally unique.

Recently, I further developed my range of products - I produce art prints that use the papercut design style - they still offer all the flexibility of personalisation with the added advantage of a choice of 30 different colours and two different sizes.

I am now also looking at producing canvas art which will soon be appearing on my website. Here are my 3 top sellers, again all of which can be personalised to suit you!




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I hope you enjoy my work as much I as love making it!
I am offering all Our Baby Blog readers 20% off until October 20th too, just use code babyblog20!
Kashmira, Ant Design Gifts

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Joolz Pushchair Review

When you find out you're expecting, you immediately think of the things you need, Moses basket, cot, nappies, clothes etc etc, one of the hardest things to choose is the pram, what make is best? What style do I need? Shall I get a second hand one or buy new? How much shall I spend? What features am I looking for etc......ill be honest, I looked around and got so stressed with the choices that I gave up looking, we were then given one second hand when Abbie was born, so we used that..we had been looking for a new pushchair for Abbie now that shes toddling about and wants to see the world...we were then contacted by a company called Joolz, I'd not heard of them before, and to this day I can't quite understand why..I immediately fell in love with the design just by looking at the website..



There's just something about this brand that makes me excited, it could be the sleekness, the gorgeous design or even the simplicity of it, I genuinely believe this is the pram every mother needs! You should've seen my face when it arrived..I was like a child at Christmas! Jumping up and down and everything...ha. My first impression was how gorgeous it was, it was easy to put together and didn't take too long at all! It's just beautiful, from the nifty storage basket to the leather handlebars..







Pro's
  • Easy to manoeuvre
  • Gorgeous design
  • Large magnetic secured shopping bag
  • Easily adjustable (foot rest, handlebars & tilt)
  • Comes with carry cot
  • Comfortable
  • Sturdy and strongGreat on all terrains
  • Grows with your baby
  • Easy to clean
  • Has suspension
  • Option to have fixed wheels
Cons
I think the only con I have with this is that it is rather bulky and large, which means it takes up a bit of room when you're not using it, but it really is a small price to pay for all the pros it has..
From the first day I tried it I just knew it was a special pushchair, sounds cheesy I know! It is so sleek and stylish, much different from any i've ever seen before..









So there you have it! Our review on the wonderful Joolz pushchair, if you're looking for a stylish, modern, sturdy, beautifully designed and superbly crafted pushchair, here you have it..Joolz! Everything you could possibly need and want all in one!

Read on to find out more about them..

Something completely unique Joolz have created are special 'All terrain wheels' which come with the Joolz Day pushchair, with bigger front wheels to prepare you for any journey, from dry sand through to muddy puddles, your baby now technically has his/her own 4x4 now! Ha.




"Walking on rough terrain, in nature or in snow with a pushchair can be stressful for young parents. Rough roads can turn a short trip easily into a real challenge. To make it easier for parents and even more comfortable for the child, Joolz developed the new All terrain wheels. Walking on a rough terrain or snow is still comfortable when the Joolz Day is equipped with the new All terrain wheels because the large front wheels offer stability and driving comfort under these tougher conditions for parents and child."

INTRODUCING: Joolz Day Studio!


"Crafted with beautiful details and designed for a romantic stroll at the boulevard, the new Joolz Day Studio Noir & the Joolz Day Studio Gris are very ‘Ooh La La!’. With double stitched lining, black wheels and stunning fabrics this French double treat is our first result of the new Joolz Studio platform.


Inspired by French romance, the leatherette handle and bumper bar, and the fabric interior are decorated with detailed double stitched lining. The fashionable black Joolz Day Studio Noir and reversed-denim Studio Gris come complete with a chassis, cot, seat, shopping basket and rain cover. The nursery bag, foot muff and parasol are also available in matching colours."

Visit the Joolz website for more!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Filofax Review

I'm one of those people who has to be organised, I like to plan my day and know exactly what I'm doing so I can plan ahead and prepare! When it came to writing my blog I would get so many ideas about what to write about then completely forget about it within a few hours, I needed something that I could jot them into so I would remember them!




We were recently sent a product from the Filofax range, I decided to go for the Original Filofax, in my favourite colour, yellow! It's bright, summery but also great for all year round! 




I think everyone in the world knows who Filofax are, they are the original company in stationary, dating back to the First World War! Yes really! The first personal organiser had developed from a simple loose leaf diary and notebook Into an indespensible organised and status symbols for the 80's, being sold in countries around the globe from Paris to Japan!





Not only do they sell THE original personal organiser but also pens, bags & briefcases, leather accessories, maps, folders & folios and also diary refills! So you can never run out of pages! :). I'm such a stationary enthusiast, I used to love buying new pencil cases and journals etc for the new school term, colourful gel pens, fountain pens, pencils, the lot, id get so excited!! Ha. 



Fluoro Orange
Fluoro pink
Patent fuchsia
Patent purple
Brown
Original yellow
Black
Standard green

If you speak stationary then you'll understand my excitement at the below...




Contents
Diary
Contacts sheet
1-6 coloured index
Ruled Notepaper
Plan paper
Quadrille paper
Blue ruled
Green ruled
Pink ruled
Zip lock envelope
Ruler
To-do sheets
Jot pad (perfect for shopping lists)
Ring mechanism
2 x card slots
1 x pocket
1 x elastic holder
2 x elastic pen hoops





Material
Thick leather with gel popper cap on the closure strap



How do you stay organised?

x



Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Tommee Tippee Weaning Review

We were recently sent a few items from Tommee Tippee to review, ever since we started weaning abbie at 6 months we’ve used their products so was very excited to try out some more bits!
The first item we were sent was the amazing Explora magic mat, it is a silicone mat which sticks onto the highchair tray, there is a suction tab which you push your plate or bowl firmly onto and it stops it from being thrown around, no more flying saucers! Yay! Abbie tends to go straight for the bowl and tips it over herself and the floor, before giving me a cheeky grin and giggle to get away with it...hmmm. The mat also comes in lime green, blue & orange!




The second item we were sent was the section plates, suotable from 12+ months, we really wanted to get some of these as Abbie is very quickly turning into a toddler and starting to eat lots more, the 3 sections give us the opportunity to introduce new food without merging the flavours together, because let's face it, spaghetti bolognese doesn't go too well with banana dessert...  

Details

  • 2 x plates per pack
  • Keep different food types separate
  • 3 easy-scoop sections
  • Work with Magic Mat
  • Dishwasher, microwave and steriliser safe
  • Suitable for babies 12 months+ 
  • BPA-free

Again, they come in different colours too!


The third item we received were the Explora Feeding Spoons! They are specially designed with a big chunky handle for an easy grip for those little hands, plus a wide spoon base to easily scoop up and hold food in place, perfect for encouraging them to feed themselves too! Abbie has just started being interested in feeding herself and this has really helped her to become more confident!


Follow Tommee Tippee on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date on the latest offers and products!

When did you start the weaning process?

Monday, 2 September 2013

Nabby Baby Monitor Review

We were recelty contacted by the company Nabby, who have devleoped a brand new and innovative baby monitor which is compatiable with iphones, ipads, tablets and android phones!


'At Nabby, we're parents ourselves, we've been there, choosing the right baby monitor to help us stay close to our little one. We've been in contact with more than a thousand parents who echo the same complaints, feeling lost in a jingle of complicated devices, signal interference and mile long product manuals. We want a simple and safe product that always works. That's why we've developed Nabby for your smartphone.'

The packaging was superb, small, sturdy & organised! A white magnetic square box with all the details you need on the back, a little card inside with picture instructions on how to use too, put simply & to the point! Inside there are 3 sections, one section for the monitor, one for the charger lead & one for the wrist strap!



My first impression was how small it was, I'm so used to bulky monitors, with miles of leads packed inside, I think I actually said  out loud 'awww it's so cute" ha. It fit in the palm of my hand snugly and looks sleek and modern in Abbie's nursery! I love that it's wireless too, gives me a sense of ease knowing she can't grab the wires and pull it down!


Features



The worlds lowest radiation 

Most monitors have a very high level, especially video and wi fi solutions, nabby have even set the new world record using just 0.08mW!



No signal interference
A common problem with other monitors is signal interferece, which whilst it can be entertaining, you just want to be able to hear YOUR child (or not as the positive case would be). Nabby skips the bust channels to avoid other sounds and signals, meaning you can rest happy knowing your little one is fast asleep :)

70 hour battery life
this is my favourite feature, not only because it's super easy to charge in any USB outlet but because once it's all charged up, you don't have to woerry about it running down quikl or during the night! And even if it does run low, it will alert you!




Long range
Nabby is attentively listening up to 370 yards away in line of sight. That means it can reach from one end of your house to the other.

Sound sensitivity
Each baby is unique, and they cry different too. Some hardly makes any sound, others babble, while a certain lot like to scream when they wake. That’s why we’ve made sure you can adjust the sound sensitivity according to your child’s behaviour.

Multitasking
You can continue to use your phone, whether it's playing games or checking Facebook. The connection to your Nabby is always there, and ready to interrupt you with an alert.





Simply charge up the Nabby monitor using your laptop or computer, wait for the green light to appear on the diode to show you it's full, turn your bluetooth on, download the Nabby app on your smartphone & search for the device and there you have it! Crystal clear sound and with the ability to download extra features including checking the temperature of your babys room, a sleep timer to show how long your baby has slept and tracks all sleep periods! Listen now! which gives you the ability to listen in to your baby whenever you want, seperately they are £4.99 but if you buy them altogether, it's only £0.69! 





I cannot recommend this monitor enough, it ticks every box we were looking for & is cute and compact for taking away on holiday with you too!

Order your own Nabby Monitor here
What do you think?

x
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