Reviews

On this page I aim to review products or services that I have found either really helpful or really bad. I would also be delighted for feedback on any products/services that you have found helpful.

Product Reviews

  • Are your children wearing the right shoes? Last summer my wife and I were having a discussion about the proper footwear for our daughter. My opinion was that it was fine for her to be barefoot in the park, but my wife believed she needed to wear shoes. My wife was worried about her getting splinters, cuts or dog dirt, which is ...
  • Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym one of our best purchases. When my wife wanted to buy the the Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym I thought she was just in a pre-baby spending mode. I saw there were a lot of cheaper gyms out there and suggested we got one of those. I’m so glad she put her foot down and we bought this. This has ...
  • Review of Britax Dualfix extended rear facing car seat. When our eldest moved up from her first car seat to her latest, the Britax Dualfix, we did a lot of research. After all the online research we decided that an extended rear facing seat was the safest option and was the kind of car seat that we wanted to get. However it is very difficult to visualize ...
  • Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier We have had the Baby Bjorn Carrier since our first daughter was born and it is an invaluable piece of equipment especially as we live in the countryside. We try and do a lot of walking and with a baby carrier you can get to a lot of places that you cannot do with a ...

Book Reviews

  • Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox book review I was really excited to be win a copy of this book through Toppsta as my two year old daughter really loves the Julia Donaldson books she already has. These include the Gruffalo’s Child, What the Ladybird Heard and various books from the Acorn Wood series. She especially likes the illustrations and the ways the words flow in ...
  • Pop Up vs Mix and Match a Mr Croc showdown. My Daughter absolutely loves the Mr Croc range of books and having heard this Jo Lodge, the author of the Mr croc range of books kindly sent us two Mr Croc books. The first Happy Birthday Mr Croc is a traditional pop-up book. The second Flip, Flap Mr Croc is a mix and match book. ...
  • There’s a lemur in my laundry by Jo Lodge book review After I wrote my list of top ten books for under twos I contacted the various authors and publishers that were on the list. I got into a facebook conversation with Jo Lodge the author of the Mr Croc series of books and happened to mention that  my daughter had torn up a Mr Croc book when ...

Restaurant/Attractions Reviews

  • Have a great day out at Gulliver’s World Warrington. After travelling up north to see family and friends we decided to visit Gulliver’s World in Warrington to meet up with some friends. I was a little sceptical at first as our eldest is only two and under 90cm so I wasn’t sure how much there would be for her to do. However my wife went ...
  • The Natural History Museum at Tring: a great day out. We really needed to get out of the house today so we decided to go to the Natural History Museum at Tring. Now if your only experience of a Natural History Museum is in London and you think we’re brave for taking a two year old and four month old out to the Natural History Museum ...
  • Frankie and Benny’s great for a 2nd birthday lunch It was my daughters 2nd birthday on wednesday and we had long ago decided not to have a party as she would be overwhelmed. Instead it was just my wife, my four month old daughter, my parents and myself that spent her birthday with her. We decided early on that we wanted to go somewhere for ...
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