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Friendship Bracelets Galt Toys Friendship Bracelets
Friendship Bracelets Galt Toys Friendship Bracelets
Price: 4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely kit with lots of extras., 9 July 2014
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This friendship bracelet kit comes with a lot of extras that you don't usually get - loads of threads, stickers, beads and a special weaving loom, even a needle! There are lots of different bracelets you can make, and my seven year old was easily able to make a plaited bracelet herself. The instructions are easy to follow too. Given the current craze for making bracelets, this may be a good alternative to lots of small coloured rubber bands all over the house!


Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad Fairies
Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad Fairies
Price: 4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of sticker fun!, 9 July 2014
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This sticker pad has 5 different scenes and over 200 stickers, which makes for lots of fun! My 6 year old has really enjoyed using the stickers to make some pretty pictures. The sticker sheets match up with the different scenes, but there is nothing to stop you mixing them up. We have also discovered you can easily use the stickers on windows as they come off so easily. I'd recommend these to any child who loves fairies, it is definitely an at the table activity rather than a take with you one. My only negative is that the stickers come off a little too easily and so can sometimes not stick very well to the background sheets.


Ambi Toys  Twin Rattle
Ambi Toys Twin Rattle
Price: 4.90

5.0 out of 5 stars A firm favourite with my baby!, 9 July 2014
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This is a lovely rattle and toy for a baby. My 9 month old loves it, it is bright and cheerful and very easy for them to hold and manipulate. It's clever how the two faces go round each other, fascinating my older children as well! It seems very robust and is a firm favourite in our toy box. Great value for money too.


Galt Toys B Glam Fashion Designer Studio
Galt Toys B Glam Fashion Designer Studio
Price: 9.89

4.0 out of 5 stars A fun design set in a handy folder, 9 July 2014
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This is a well thought out fashion design set, which my 6 and 7 year old daughters love. It comes in a nice folder to keep everything together. There is a paper pad with 40 girl outlines to design clothes for, 2 plastic stencil sheets, 5 sticker sheets to embellish your design and 15 double sided patterned sheets that you can use to cut out clothes. You will need to supply your own glue, scissors and pens.
It has been a great success so far in our household. My only negatives being that you have to press out the shapes yourself in the stencil sheets and the stickers don't seem very sticky.


Ultrasport Boxing Gear-Series MMA Grappling Gloves with protection for the knuckles and the back of the hand - ergonomic fist position
Ultrasport Boxing Gear-Series MMA Grappling Gloves with protection for the knuckles and the back of the hand - ergonomic fist position
Price: 24.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty decent gloves, 24 Jun 2014
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I've used these gloves predominantly for conditioning routines involving some bag-work alongside other bodyweight exercises. I like them because, unlike standard boxing gloves, it is easier to skip, burpee, pull up etc with these gloves which give the fingers some motion. That means I can keep up the intensity without having to take the gloves off between rounds. They have pretty decent padding for punching, although I'd be a little reluctant to put in an extended heavy bag session with them. However, as an all round glove they are very good, and I am sure would be an excellent choice for someone sparring for MMA.


The Gro Company Wall Stickers Hetty
The Gro Company Wall Stickers Hetty
Price: 12.95

2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing set of stickers, 19 Jun 2014
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I was looking forward to brightening up my baby daughter's bedroom with this set of wall stickers. The positives of these stickers are that they are easy to apply and a nice design with appropriately girlie colours that will match most pink colour schemes. You do get lots of stickers, and there are coordinating sets available if you want to do several walls.

However, unlike some other brands that are available, these wall stickers are not removable, and unless you get it right first time you're left unable to take the stickers off - I've tried and the paint is coming off the wall after only lightly putting the sticker on.
The stickers are designed around a tree, and so the actual space they take up on the wall is quite small, which is disappointing, especially for the price.
Finally, the stickers are translucent, which means that if you want to stick some of the decorative stickers on top of other stickers, they don't show up very well - for example the owl sitting on a branch overlapping the tree leaves looks odd with the green tree showing through.
Overall these stickers are very disappointing for the price you pay, and I would prefer being able to remove them without damaging the paint. I am unable to recommend them.


Ambi Toys  Pounding Apple
Ambi Toys Pounding Apple
Price: 15.54

3.0 out of 5 stars A robust, if simple toy, 13 Jun 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This toy feels like it will stand up to many hours at the hands of a toddler. It is quite simple, with a hammer provided to hit the worms in the apple. The worms are big enough for a toddler to hit easily, and the colours are bright and engaging. The worms are linked in pairs so that the same worm pops up each time the other worm is hit, but I'm not sure a toddler would mind this too much. It's nice to have a toy without batteries, but I feel it is a little overpriced for what you get.


The Gro Company Height Chart Sticker Set Hetty
The Gro Company Height Chart Sticker Set Hetty
Price: 19.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing for the price., 13 Jun 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I was looking forward to brightening up my baby daughter's bedroom with this set of height chart wall stickers. The positives of these stickers are that they are easy to apply and a nice design with appropriately girlie colours that will match most pink colour schemes. You do get lots of stickers, and there are coordinating sets available if you want to do several walls.

However, unlike some other brands that are available, these wall stickers are not removable, and unless you get it right first time you're left unable to take the stickers off - I've tried and the paint is coming off the wall after only lightly putting the sticker on.
I found the actual height chart difficult to stick on correctly. The first couple of pieces are fine, but then you need to stick on the leaves of the tree at exactly the right height before you add the rest of the tree trunk (which has the height line on it), bearing in mind you can't take these stickers off without spoiling the paint, it was very fiddly.
Finally, the stickers are translucent, which means that if you want to stick some of the decorative stickers on top of other stickers, they don't show up very well - for example the large owl sitting on a branch overlapping the tree leaves looks odd with the green tree showing through.
Overall these stickers are very disappointing for the price you pay, and I would prefer being able to remove them without damaging the paint. I am unable to recommend them.


Pampers S4 Giga BD - Pack of 120
Pampers S4 Giga BD - Pack of 120

5.0 out of 5 stars Great nappies, 15 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I have used pampers nappies for all three of my daughters, and loved them (as much as you can love nappies). They fit well, don't leak and keep baby comfortable throughout the night.


Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair
Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair
Price: 45.36

4.0 out of 5 stars A great space saver high chair, 25 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I chose this space saver high chair as we have a normal high chair that we have used for our two older children, but with baby number three the old high chair is well used and takes up a lot of room when there are 5 of us to fit round the table.
I also liked the look of this for taking on holiday or to relatives houses where you might not have a high chair for feeding your little one.

The high chair is extremely be easy to fit together, and fits very securely to a normal kitchen chair. It is worth noting that there are minimum dimensions required for the adult chair - seat back height 295mm, depth of seat 350mm and width of seat 385mm.

The chair can easily be left on the adult chair, however depending on the height setting of the chair and the height of your table, the chair may not fit under the table. This might be an issue when the child is older and wants to sit at the table. However, it may be safer not to have the child sat under the table as they could potentially kick the chair over by pushing against the table with their legs, this is the major disadvantage of the chair over a normal highchair which can't be kicked over due to the angle of the legs.

The straps work easily and are quickly adjusted, they also easily remove for washing. I like the fact that the cover can be removed and washed, very helpful with a messy toddler! The tray is also dishwasher safe.

The seat has two different heights and the tray has two different tummy settings - all easy enough to adjust. The tray is a bit fiddly to snap into place, but will probably get easier with practice.

Finally the fact that the seat changes to a toddler booster seat is a great idea, and will be very useful as baby grows.

I would like to see an easy way to collapse the chair down to transport, and perhaps a clever way to store the tray in between meals, but other than that a great addition to the family table.


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