Thursday 27 July 2017

Disney Pixar's Cars 3 - Soft Toys Review

One of the biggest films to hit the cinemas this summer is Cars 3 - Elliot has been watching the trailers on You tube for months and he's really excited to go to the cinema and see it!

Posh Paws, the UK's leading plush toy manufacturer, have recently launched a brand new range of Cars 3 soft toys which will sure to appeal to the younger fans.

At 4, Elliot still loves soft toys - infact his entire top bunk is full of them and he seems to take a different one to bed with him each night! Posh Paws sent us a selection of the brand new Cars soft toys and he was rather pleased to open the package ;)

Characters available are Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz Ramirez, Jackson Storm, Guido and Mack. There is a selection of sizes including 8", 10" and 20" and you can even get bag clips which feature in the pocket money range.

We were sent a large Cruz, smaller Cruz and two of the bag clips; Lightning McQueen and Mack. The first thing I noticed was the quality of the toys - they are lovely and soft and don't feel scratchy like some cheaper soft toys. They have great detail, even the smaller ones and I love how colourful they are.

Elliot has had loads of fun playing with his cars - big Cruz has been racing against little Cruz! It's nice that Erin can get involved too - the little Cruz is just the right size for her little hands.

Elliot is really taken with the bag clips and is going to be clipping one on his new school bag in September!

The toys were a big hit and I'm pretty sure at least one of them will be coming along to the cinema when we finally get to see Cars 3!

The Posh Paws plush range is priced between £5.99-£19.99 and available from Debenhams, Sainsbury's, Shop Direct Gamestop, Next Retail and Independent retailers.

*Disclaimer: We received these products in exchange for an honest review. All views are my (Elliot's!) own

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Weaning Time with Babease - Review and Giveaway

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I don't know how it happened but my squidgy little newborn baby turned into a gurgling, smiling 6 month old overnight! Well perhaps not overnight, but it certainly feels like it's gone that fast!

Erin has been showing lots of signs of being ready for weaning in the last couple of weeks - for instance I can't eat anything with her on my lap because she tries to make a grab for it!

I tried to remember what we did with Elliot in regards to weaning - he's a brilliant eater so I'm hopeful if we follow the same pattern, Erin will follow her big brother. With him we started off with a mixture of purees and abit of finger food and then went fully into baby led weaning. I know people have different ways and ideas of weaning, this worked for us so I'm going to be following the same route this time round too.

I'd love to say that I will be making all the purees from scratch but we all know that life is busy, and sometimes you need to pick up a ready made baby food pouch on the go. This is where Babease come in! They contacted me to see if Erin would like to test out their organic baby food and we are now :)

Babease say that their food is for babies, not baby food and looking at the range of pouches available you'd definitely agree with this. Created by experts (including Mums!), the food focuses on vegetable based recipes and no fruit fillers. They promise:

- 100% Organic
- No added salt
- No added sugar
- Dairy-free
- Gluten-free
- Suitable for vegetarians

At Babease they understand how important it is for parents to know what goes into food so all ingredients are clearly listed alongside an informative ingredients wheel which shows an exact breakdown.

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There are two stages of food to choose from - stage 1 is smoother and a perfect introduction to first flavours. Stage 2 has more texture and a wider range of ingredients to expand your baby's palate.

We started off with Sweet Potato & Pear with Coconut Water, Brown rice and Quinoa - what a fantastic combo. Erin made some pretty funny facial expressions but she was quite keen to get the food in her mouth! (But I'd forgotten how messy weaning is...!)

The lovely white Babease bib stayed clean for about 3 seconds!
This isn't milk!!?
I'm looking forward to testing out the other flavours over the next few days with Erin and I'm sure it won't be long before we can move into stage 2. I also plan on trying out some of the recipes on the Babease website - the savoury mini muffins sound perfect for lunchboxes!

The Babease pouches can be found in Tesco and Boots and here but if you'd like to get your hands on some for your little one to try, take a look at the Rafflecopter giveaway below...

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