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Brabantia 30 Litre Touch Bin Plastic Inner Bucket, Pauline
Brabantia 30 Litre Touch Bin Plastic Inner Bucket, Pauline
Price: 97.12

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality assured, 28 Aug 2014
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Brabantia is a well-known and trusted brand when it comes to this style of bin, with the infamous and very slick looking 'touch and click' lid. On initial inspection they may come across as expensive but in the long term will serve you well. To begin with you have a 10 year guarantee upon registering the product with Brabantia. I would imagine it very difficult to damage one of these bins but any breakages/damage inflicted to it in that 10 years and they'll replace it, simple as.

What I've found with my bin is that it looks much cleaner and tidier in the kitchen compared to the cheap plastic one I used to have. The way it is designed you don't really get leakages over the side of the bin and the lid mechanism keeps rubbish completely hidden, perfect if you don't like the look of clutter or 'overflowing bins'. It's extremely strong and has a firm grip on one side if you need to lift it for any reason. When it comes to emptying it, the outer bin encages an inner layer which you can lift out to easily remove the rubbish (this also keeps rubbish bags firmly in place). It's designed to fit the american style garbage bags (the white ones with draw strings) but regular black bags work just fine also.

There really is no contender for such a sturdy, well designed and good looking bin. Big points for how compact it is also. Recently had my kitchen refurbished and this really completes the look now.


Philips Disney Minnie Mouse Children's Table Lamp - 1 x 4 W Integrated LED
Philips Disney Minnie Mouse Children's Table Lamp - 1 x 4 W Integrated LED
Price: 34.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely child proof, 23 Aug 2014
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At first appearance I wasn't initially too impressed with the lamp as it seemed on the cheap side with the all round 'plastic feel' to it. It does come in various pieces though which you have to assemble yourself (easily done) so it is easy to make that assumption when you are glancing at the raw materials.

It's rather charming once assembled though and the materials are like this to be completely child proof. This means the lamp doesn't consist of a large bulb as such but more an led light. This is very difficult for a child to touch but if your child is extra curious and you worry about them wanting to touch the light it barely heats up at all. The small bulbs themselves are encaged in a strong plastic which is probably intentional for this reason of children. The switch for the lamp is on the wire and not inside the lamp like a conventional bedside one.

Great addition to the bedroom, trustworthy brand and Minnie looks great in the dark. The only downfall is quite a chunky plug but these are usually easily concealed behind a bedside table.


Bright Starts Safari Adventures Musical Soother
Bright Starts Safari Adventures Musical Soother
Price: 29.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the lullaby they intended..., 3 Aug 2014
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A really impressive looking toy resembling a TV screen with real water, cute looking animals with songs and jungle like sound effects.

It does sound peaceful and calming, however, I can't say that we've used it so far for its intended purpose. My niece loves looking at it and pressing the buttons but we haven't found it much use in sending her to sleep.

If anything, she is so obsessed with TV remotes she loves that she can play with the one that comes with this and have it switch the toy on and off.

No use at bed time for us though.


Disney Minnie Mouse Premier Bounce and Bloom
Disney Minnie Mouse Premier Bounce and Bloom
Offered by CSC Distribution
Price: 66.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A babysitting godsend, 3 Aug 2014
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A lovely item from Disney in partnership with 'Bright Stars' carrying the 'Disney Baby' logo which is might be a familiar sight to you if you purchase a lot of baby products from the Disney Store.

We already have a walker for my niece which she loves but she is now at that age (10 months) where she is really mobile and you can't take your eyes off her for a second. This item has been a godsend when you want to do some hoovering or even just have a hot beverage without fearing the baby will hit it out of your hands and scold herself. You can also easily move it to another room, say for example you need to prepare dinner in the kitchen.

Baby sits safely and securely in it and while she can move around in it (the seat rotates 360 degrees) the bounce and bloom is not on wheels so it stays securely in one place. She really loves being in it and will happily entertain herself moving from toy to toy. Each toy has a different mechanism and sound to hold her interest and there are also some buttons on the front which play a short little tune. She has taken a particular liking to the mirror in which she moves until she can see nanny or uncle looking at her. I'd say she will happily sit in it for about 45 minutes before hinting she wants to come out.

It's very well made but does have to be assembled yourself. This took us approx 90 minutes to do so. It isn't really designed to be taken apart again so if space is an issue in your house you might want to bear this in mind. All in all though a fantastic item and really great when you want a little break from running all over the house after your little crawler.


Disney Frozen Sven Baby Small Soft Toy
Disney Frozen Sven Baby Small Soft Toy
Offered by wmdservices
Price: 20.82

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disney Store exclusive product, 27 July 2014
This is one of many products exclusive to the Disney Store that are being sold on by vendors at inflated prices. While there are many Frozen products going in and out of stock at Disney Store they have regular shipments and sell baby Sven at 12. Have a little patience and perseverance and don't pay the inflated prices. It is only the impatient consumer that is making these products sell at such inflated prices.

Baby Sven is gorgeous but not worth paying almost triple for from an unaffiliated agent.


Galt Dr Miriam Shape Sorter
Galt Dr Miriam Shape Sorter
Price: 14.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Traditional esque, 17 July 2014
This review is from: Galt Dr Miriam Shape Sorter (Toy)
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Very cute toy with more of a traditional feel to it rather than being blasted in colours and cartoon characters.

We actually let my 10 month old niece play with this even though it is recommended for slightly older. She is not quite advanced enough to realise the whole point is to put the corresponding blocks through the holes, yet still loves banging the blocks until one of them goes through the hole.

They do an exercise in her music class with wooden blocks and I think this reminds her of that and she tries to recreate it.

I see this more useful to an older toddler trying to learn some skills before heading to pre school but for that reason we will hold onto this toy for a little while to encourage my nieces development.


Galt Knitting Case
Galt Knitting Case
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: 12.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Tempt the kids away from the iPads, 10 July 2014
This review is from: Galt Knitting Case (Toy)
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All in all I found this an adorable gift but I must admit I got it with the intention of my mum. She already knows basic knitting and this has been a perfect fun activity for her to do instead of the usual nights in front of the tv with coronation street and eastenders.

I personally felt it seemed quite difficult for a child to grasp and would definitely recommend for older children approaching comprehensive school. Such a great alternative to a society now geared towards iPad games rather than real activities.


Galt Toys Playmat (Farm / Large)
Galt Toys Playmat (Farm / Large)
Price: 17.44

4.0 out of 5 stars Colourful and delightful, 19 Jun 2014
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I thought this mat was adorable. It's really colourful and a generous size in relation to a small baby.

It has been perfect to put all the baby's toys on so she can sit there comfortably and play with everything in one place. There are a few different textures the baby picked up on quickly also. The sheep character is fleecy to touch and the duck has a flap for its beak that squeaks. She hasn't really noticed the others just yet.

The only con is that if we didn't place the mat on our rug for extra padding it would be rather uncomfortable to sit on.


Fisher-Price Rainforest Friends Musical Gym
Fisher-Price Rainforest Friends Musical Gym
Price: 29.33

4.0 out of 5 stars Great distraction for baby changing, 10 Jun 2014
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A well made product as all things Fisher Price. Nice size and a good variety of different touches and sounds for baby to focus on.

On the whole very easy to assemble and lightweight but I found it didn't hold the attention of my niece as well as the other mobile type products we have. She has been most fascinated with the little mirror when she catches a glimpse of herself in it. We tend to use it most when changing her as the dangling toys distract her well. If other toys are laying around though these seem to take her attention away so we don't typically use it for playtime.

My one qualm which seems to be standard with Fisher Price products is that 9 times out of 10 they require batteries but are never provided. I find other high end brands (Disney in particular) tend to include the batteries.


Pixnor Colorful LED Bluetooth Dancing Water Speakers for iPhone, iPad, Cellphone, PC (Black)
Pixnor Colorful LED Bluetooth Dancing Water Speakers for iPhone, iPad, Cellphone, PC (Black)
Price: 26.16

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as wireless as you would like, 20 May 2014
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Right from the moment you see the box you can tell this product is on the cheap side. I've never heard of the brand 'Pixnor' but when I took my speakers out the box they hadn't even been screwed together properly during manufacturing. Two of the screws were loose to reveal all the wired inside of one of the speakers.

I also felt mislead a little by the 'wireless' description. The speakers are wireless in that you can connect a device via bluetooth... but if you think this is one of those devices you charge via USB think again. While the bluetooth mechanism is cool the speakers themselves have to be plugged in... and if you don't have a USB charger you'll have to have them connected to your computer until you do. So the USB charger = one wire and a second wire connects the two speakers together.

Sound quality is not completely atrocious considering the price. It is clear and quality but I found it will often skip on the bluetooth connection and can get annoying. The speakers go loud enough for a small room but you are not going to get a sound that will blow you away.

The water mechanism gets kinda annoying and if you are sat close to the speaker you'll find the noise of this rather distracting.

Maybe good for a child who has asked for their own 'stereo system' but if you're remotely a sound enthusiast you'll want something better.

Pros are that they are very very light and make a good sound despite the low price. Cons are that they do need to be plugged in and the sound can skip on occasion. All in all you get what you pay for.


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