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James Murty (Sydney, Australia)

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Babymoov Frog Bath Mat
Babymoov Frog Bath Mat

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent slip-reducing mat that lasts well, 8 Jan 2014
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We have been using this anti-slip bath mat every night for about a year and it continues to perform well with minimal care or attention.

We remove the mat each night (when we remember) and hang it over the side of the bath to air out and prevent mildew from taking root. This strategy, with occasional outdoor airing, has been enough kept the mat in great order. It still sticks easily to the bath floor and doesn't slide around once attached.

The temperature guide still works, not that we ever paid much attention to it since judge the temperature ourselves, but it serves as a good warning if I have the taps badly adjusted mid-pour.

PINTOY - Workbench
PINTOY - Workbench
Offered by Low Priced Toys
Price: £54.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Many hours of constructive fun, 8 Jan 2014
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My toddler has had many, many hours of fun with this sturdy construction set.

He has had it for over nine months and as he approaches his second birthday the kind of play changes, in line with his increasing skill and strength, but it has been a favourite the whole time and gets many hours of play time every week. He even uses the wooden tools to help me "fix" various things around the house when they need attention.

A slight knock against the kit is that it's hard to build anything in particular with the included pieces other than a basic four-legged "table". Mostly it's a matter of assembling random shapes and combinations. That hasn't bothered the boy though, it just makes it a little less fun for me to play with...

Ambi Toys Lock-a-Block
Ambi Toys Lock-a-Block
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars High-quality and engaging toy, 8 Jan 2014
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My boy, almost 2, enjoys this simple toy very much.

He is still too young to work the key and lock properly, though he tries to, so he will grow into the toy even more. From the high build quality of this toy I expect it will last an age, so he will have plenty of time to master it.

In the meantime he will often spend 10 to 15 minutes happily (and quietly) inserting blocks into the correct holes, and experimenting with other blocks and toys to see what will or won't fit.

Santoys ST194 Portable Cooker
Santoys ST194 Portable Cooker
Offered by Imperial Hampers
Price: £28.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A long-time favourite for "helping" in the kitchen, 8 Jan 2014
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This sturdy toy has remained a favourite with my toddler, nearly 2, for almost a year now.

He plays with this set, along with some wooden choppable vegetables, in the kitchen while we are cooking to "help" us with meal preparation. This engages and distracts him while I'm cooking, and helps make the vital difference between a low-stress cooking session and the alternative chaos of trying to cook while wrangling a bored toddler.

Unfortunately the clicking dials at the front can be difficult for him to turn properly, even now that he's older and stronger, but he has had and will continue to have so much enjoyment from this toy that it still earns a perfect rating.

Delonghi EC152 Pump Espresso Coffee Machine
Delonghi EC152 Pump Espresso Coffee Machine
Offered by Tick UK
Price: £102.63

4.0 out of 5 stars Small and reliable, and makes good coffee, 8 Jan 2014
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I have been using this coffee maker multiple times a day for nearly a year now and it continues to perform well. It makes a great cup of coffee; better than you can get at most cafes in my experience, although that isn't saying a lot in the UK.

Its small size is great for fitting easily in our small kitchen, however this also brings the minor annoyance that it can be hard to find a cup or frothing jug that fit comfortably under the outlets.

If this machine was made an inch taller to accommodate all cup sizes it would be a 5-star item.

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