Monday, 23 May 2011

Petfood Warehouse

"Make unpleasant odours a thing of the past"

Product – Cat's Best ├ľkoPlus Clumping Litter

Available fromPetfood Warehouse

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Product Description

├ľkoPlus is currently the only biodegradable and clump-forming eco cat litter available on the market. Made from organic fibres that come from untreated domestic fir and spruce wood (that accumulates naturally in the environment) it helps to make the unpleasant indoor odours a thing of the past.
The litter is compostable and biodegradable , has a natural smell , is lightweight and velvety soft.

My thoughts – I could feel a difference straight away , it smelled much like natural wood shavings and felt lovely - much better than the litter we normally use. It kept the smell for a long time and clumped together really well for scooping.

Cats Thoughts - Not sure - i think if she could talk she would say it was softer and nicer than normal .

Would i buy it myself ?  It is more expensive that i would normally buy but one bag does last alot longer so you get more for your money. I think i would buy this for my cat

Friday, 20 May 2011

Poppy Cat

"Poppy Cat likes bathtime, Poppy Cat likes bear ...Poppy cats likes to snuggle up and stories in the chair"

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I could go on , the above is a quote from a long time favorite book of the children Goodnight Poppy Cat . It has been one of few books that is pulled out at least once a week , after 6 years of this routine i no longer need to look at it but can recite it from heart.

When the trailer first appeared on Nick Jr my children were already addicted and waited around excitedly for May 2nd to appear . Thankfully they were not disappointed .

Poppy cat and his 5 friends go on many adventures in the bright and colourful land . They theme tune is catchy and the episodes just the right length. It is voiced by Joanna Page from Gavin &Stacey and her tones suits the show perfectly.

I think the producers have done a fabulous job of preserving the same feel as the books and at the same time making them fun for kids. My 2 year old in particular is hooked and constantly asking for Poppy cat.

Poppy cat is on at 10am on Nick Jr , why not check out some video clips while you wait?

(I was provided some poppy cat merchendise in return for the review but we honestly do love the show around here )

Monday, 16 May 2011

My All Grow'd Up Cup

Product – My All Grow'd Up Cup

Available fromHappy Holly Daisy and from other major retailers such as Boots, Tesco

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Product Description – "A drinking beaker in a holder that affixes to your child's car window the fridge or the patio doors by means of 3 suctions pads. This clever invention prevents drivers from having to take their hands off the steering wheel and their eyes off the road to give their toddler a drink in the car. It also prevents drinks being left all over the house as kids just love to pop the cup back in the holder as when they do so its makes an elephant sound. Not only is the cup fun, but it also encourages dexterity, and as the holder is permanently positioned your child is likely to drink more as they always know where to go for a drink. Age:18 months + Dimensions: 13.5cm (h) x 9cm (w) x 18cm (d) - unpackaged Batteries: 2 x AAA Included Colours: Available in Pink, Blue, Orange and Lime Green"


My thoughts – Very cute and a fun idea, we stick the holder on the fridge and it makes it very easy to find. Cleans well , does not leak and provides fun for the children to. Keep meaning to take it into the car as the thought of putting it on the window is wonderful. It holds a decent amount to.

Kids Thoughts - The girls thought it was amazing , they loved putting it in its holder and taken it back out and it and always giggled at the noise . Ru was less impressed (that was my fault - i tried to give it to him when he was just up and in a bad mood) and for a while refused to drink from it. He got over it now and loves his "cup with eyes"

Would i buy it myself ? - This is were it gets tough - i think it is a great product and very useful . The design and colours are cute and kids seem to love them . They are (to me) expensive at £12.99 and i don't think i could justify it to myself when i know i could get sippy cups for £1 .

Monday, 2 May 2011

Little Tykes Cozy Coupe

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The classic Cozy coupe is back in this 30th Anniversary edition . The car has a whole new look and is designed with a high seat back and storage in the rear . It is also available in Pink or maybe you would prefer a cop car or a taxi cab? Something for every child.

I have fond memories of this car from my own child hood , the bright yellow and red colours sticking with me for all these years. Despite all the fun alternates available i only wanted the classic one for my children . It was a little time consuming to build but once done is a sturdy and well loved toy that after almost 2 years is played with on a almost daily basis. It has been used as an indoor toy (and we live in a small 2 bedroom flat and it goes in and out rooms with no problems ) and is spending the summer out in grans back garden transporting the kids from the swing to slide and back again.

A cozy coupe is a real classic toy and my 5 year old gets as much enjoyment from it as my 2 year old . It encourages imagination and gets them moving. The only slight complaint i could make is sometimes the kids struggle a little with it over the grass and have to put more effort into it than they do the flooring/carpet of insides.

It is suitable for 18months and up (although at 12 months my son could go in it and work it fine ) 

My children claim it is "the best car in the world , it would be better if it was bigger so we could drive it on the real roads and sit in it together"

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(This is not a sponsered post , this car was purchased with our own money)