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Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Thomas Engine
Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Thomas Engine
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy - and a really useful engine, 6 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Although this says it is "die cast" it does have plastic components. It seems pretty hard wearing (certainly it has withstood some chewing from our teething toddler) and can be linked to other models using the magnets.
It is a little smaller than I expected - and also lighter than I thought it would be but a handy little toy to keep in your bag to keep children occupied for a few minutes.
I will be buying Percy to go with Thomas :)


Early Rider Trail Runner Aluminium Balance Bike - 3 - 4.5 Years
Early Rider Trail Runner Aluminium Balance Bike - 3 - 4.5 Years
Price: £149.99

4.0 out of 5 stars This is a lovely bike (but at this price you'll want pedals!), 3 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This bike is beautifully constructed and certainly looks worth its RRP. It was very easy to assemble (front wheel plus handlebars - "handlebars" being one piece to slide through the bracket and tighten.

We lowered the saddle to its absolute lowest setting as our son is not yet tall enough to ride it - however I'm certain he'll be able to touch the floor with both feet well before he turns 3.

The bike is sturdy with thick mountain bike type wheels. As is the case with balance bikes it does not have pedals - or indeed gears or brakes - personally I think for the age range it is targeted at, those children would be more able to pedal and control the bike.

Considering the price and the target age range I don't think this is a great buy; if they made it smaller however then it would be much more appropriate for a 2 year old toddler.


Babymoov Maternity Bag Street Style (Taupe)
Babymoov Maternity Bag Street Style (Taupe)
Price: £52.77

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing wrong with it (but...), 26 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Although the picture does look sort of beige in reality it has a sort of lilac tinge to it so might be more of a ladies' colour. It is heavy with nothing in (and by nothing I mean literally nothing - I took out all the accessories!) and is a cheap sort of nylon fabric with fake leather rubbery trim.
On the plus side it has lots of handy pockets and can be worn across body / shoulder bag / backpack style and it comes with a nice thick padding on the strap so help spread the inevitable load. This doesn't fit under our baby's buggy so would need to be carried. It's just a little too wide to look okay as a backpack though, and to be honest if a backpack was what I was after I would go and buy one in a sports shop as there are loads that have multiple pockets even if they don't have all the baby related accessories.

The accessories are:
Changing mat
Insulated bag
Transparent pocket (for soiled nappies?)
Dummy holder (could also be used as a coin purse if required)
Fleece blanket (decent size but very light)
Folding bag (looks a bit like a jewellery wrap - useful to put wipes and nappies in)


Ednet 208 Wallet for DVD/CD
Ednet 208 Wallet for DVD/CD
Price: £8.85

2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap - and it shows, 26 Jun. 2015
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I needed a CD wallet of this size for about 90 CDs plus their sleeve info. I already have the http://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Binder-Capacity-Nylon-Black/dp/B00DIHVMEA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1435306329&sr=8-2&keywords=amazon+basics+cd+wallet and expected this to be of a similar quality.
In summary, its not. The sleeves are a very flimsy cheap plastic (whereas the amazon basics CD wallet is a thicker and better quality plastic) and they are very stingy space-wise. On the edges there are tiny unnoticeable ridges - unnoticeable that is, until you try and insert the CD sleeve.
Frustratingly, after spending 40 mins+ wiggling the inserts into every other sleeve I got to near the end to discover one pouch had been ripped off completely, so I'd suggest you check every page before you start painstakingly inserting all your CDs!
Would not recommend if you are planning to insert the CD sleeves as well as the CDs (and you certainly wouldn't fit both the CD AND the sleeve in the same pouch), but otherwise, it is fine.


Rexel A4 Clear Ice Popper Wallet with Front Business Card Pocket (Pack of 50)
Rexel A4 Clear Ice Popper Wallet with Front Business Card Pocket (Pack of 50)
Price: £27.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for keeping documents secure and tidy, 23 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
10 wallets in packs of 5. Each pack of 5 are polythene wrapped so kept clean and tidy. I was able to put in an A4 glossy 75 page glossy magazine easily, fitting perfectly with room to spare. Also these wallets are perfect for keeping holiday documents safely. Although A4 the manufacturers have allowed extra space for A4 documents to fit. All In the shape of an envelope they are very easy to access, the contents being kept secure with a popper. These wallets are of very good quality made of clear plastic and can easily be labelled by using the business card size pocket on the outside. Great quality from a very well known brand. It is fit for purpose and comes highly recommended.


Safety 1st Auto Close Metal Gate (White)
Safety 1st Auto Close Metal Gate (White)
Price: £27.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Good - but beware tripping, 23 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
We now have two of these; the downside of a pressure fit gate is that a) you shouldn't use it at the top of the stairs and b) the fixed bottom bar can be a bit of a trip hazard.
However bearing in mind (a), if you install this at the bottom of the stairs (for example with the bottom bar flush against your bottom step or the second step) the trip hazard is unlikely to be an issue here.
Other than that consideration this is a good product and easy to fit

You can also buy adaptors where one (or both) pressure fit pads might have a staircase spindle as opposed to a wall to install against: http://www.amazon.co.uk/BabyDan-Y-Spindle-Pack-of-2/dp/B0017PM6OU/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby&ie=UTF8&qid=1435061855&sr=1-1&keywords=stairgate+adaptor


[New Version] VicTsing USB 2.0 Slim External DVD-ROM CD-RW Combo Drive Burner Writer for HP Dell IBM Sony Toshiba Acer Apple Asus - Laptop Netbook Notebook PC - Black
[New Version] VicTsing USB 2.0 Slim External DVD-ROM CD-RW Combo Drive Burner Writer for HP Dell IBM Sony Toshiba Acer Apple Asus - Laptop Netbook Notebook PC - Black
Offered by VICTECH
Price: £20.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job well, 23 Jun. 2015
If your laptop / netbook does not have a CD or DVD drive then there will be occasions where you would need something like this external drive (e.g. installing software from a disc).

This CD/DVD drive is powered solely via the short USB cord and performs well. Please note that this will not work with a kindle (even with the relevant adaptors) as the kindle is in effect an external drive as well. But with my netbook it's perfect.

I received this as a sample to review.


Gourmet Mon Petit Tempting New Fish Recipes with Cod Sardine and Salmon Wet Cat Food (Pack of 8)
Gourmet Mon Petit Tempting New Fish Recipes with Cod Sardine and Salmon Wet Cat Food (Pack of 8)
Price: £15.92

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars They're not kidding..., 20 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
... when they say "Petit"!
You get 8 boxes with 6 pouches in each box (2 Sardine, 2 Salmon and 2 Cod), but as a normal sized portion is generally 85-100g your cat may require 2 in one sitting - and its not cheap!
Our cat ate it but I certainly wouldn't say he went mad for it and there are other (expensive, and yet cheaper) options that he prefers.
I wouldn't bother with this again.


Boys Disney Mickey Mouse Short Pyjamas Size 18-24 Months
Boys Disney Mickey Mouse Short Pyjamas Size 18-24 Months
Offered by Jellybops
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Love Mickey!, 18 Jun. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Our son loves Mickey and smiles broadly when we show him these pyjamas.
The picture on the front is a very thick rubbery print which is why I haven't given it 5 stars - although it looks fine at the moment I know from experience that the picture will soon start to crack after a few washes although hopefully the pyjamas will last until he has grown out of them!
Nice enough to wear as ordinary day clothes :)


BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier WE
BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier WE
Price: £84.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality but this model is not the best option for everyone, 18 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Baby Bjorn quality never disappoints, however this model is not quite as easy to get baby (or indeed toddler) in and out of as the others.
There are effectively 2 positions - front inward facing (high for newborns and lower for older babies) and back inward facing (rucksack style)
I haven't yet managed to get my son in the carrier and onto my back without assistance (he's 17 months old) but once he is there he is quite easy to carry as the weight is evenly spread. He certainly enjoys being there!
The Baby Bjorn One on the other hand has 3 positions - front inward facing, front outward facing, and back inward facing. If you're planning on using this for a baby aged 6-12 months I would recommend that one as your baby will be just the right age to use the front outward facing option.


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