Beansmummy

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 282
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Location: Oxfordshire, UK
In My Own Words:
30-something doctor and mother of 2 small children. I read voraciously and try to write helpful reviews with the sort of information I wish I'd had before buying. I taught my son to read a few years ago year and I review the books he reads as well, plus my daughters pre-school books.

 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 282 - Total Helpful Votes: 2511 of 2734
Cosatto 3Sixti Highchair (Hapi Apples) by Cosatto
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bought this for my 5 month old to start weaning, and we have now had it for about a month. So far I am very pleased with it. She looks teeny in it right now, but seems comfortable, and there is lots of room for growth. My main reason for choosing this was to avoid the trip hazard (both to elderly grandparents and lightening-fast older siblings) of the legs of our previous conventional highchairs. The pedestal design completely removes this risk. I liked the fun design, and wanted my daughter to be well supported and comfortable. We have lots of space so did not need a chair that folds away.

Pros:
-my daughter is happy and comfortable in it
-reclines just enough to help… Read more
Crayola Marker Maker by Crayola
4.0 out of 5 stars Educational fun, 15 Sep 2014
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My children (aged 11 and 6), spent a very happy 2 hours with this set yesterday. My 11 year old says it is "insanely awesome". His little sister agrees it is "good fun". Basically it is a colour mixing kit, and you get to make 16 felt-tip colouring pens, complete with labels, and to colour in the two cardboard boxes which each hold 8 pens.

The description on Amazon states it is suitable for children aged 8+, although the box says 6+. I agree with the latter, but since ink is involved, some parental supervision is required if you value your upholstery!

The kit comes with small bottles of red, blue and yellow ink. After completing all 16 pens, all 3… Read more
The Two Week Wait by Sarah Rayner
The Two Week Wait by Sarah Rayner
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I enjoyed this story of two women from opposite ends of the country both of whom wish to conceive. For different reasons both need IVF, and one chooses to donate her eggs. The other is her recipient. The "two week wait" refers to the agonising time between IVF treatment and finding out whether or not it has worked IE are you pregnant? This is, in fact, only a very small part of this novel, and the story continues well beyond this point - which I did not expect from the title.

This is an engaging, well written and believable tale of the most important event in two women's lives, with all the agony and ecstasy you might expect. It is joyful and sad in equal measure.

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