Friday, 29 August 2014

Asda Baby & Toddler Event

Now that we finally know the sex of our bump, we can now start buying baby bits for our little boy. I love baby events and so usually stock up when they are on. 

Asda has a great Baby & Toddler Event which started this week. A whole range of baby clothing, nappies and bigger items like car seats and prams which are all massively discounted on sale. 

A couple of days ago, we popped up to Asda to get the boys some new clothes and came out with a few things from the event whilst we were there. I do hate going shopping to the big Asda, not for any bad reason, but because the choice of clothes for children is so amazing, that I end up buying way too much. We weren't even supposed to be getting baby bits this week but I couldn't help myself. 

These gorgeous Disney outfits are an amazing price. The outfit in the centre priced at only £6. Made from soft material and emblazoned with cute Disney characters. They come in different colours, suitable for girls boys and even unisex colours like the one on the right. I love the quality of the clothing at Asda, and the fact that they do the Disney range which is super cute. 

We also managed to get a fab Tommee Tippee Newborn Starter Kit which comes with everything you need for bottle feeding a newborn baby and a few extras for as they get older. This is on sale at only £65 in the Asda Baby Event and comes with an Electric steam steriliser and Travel steriliser, an Electric bottle and food warmer, 3 small bottles and 5 large bottles, 2 medium flow teats and 2 fast flow teats, 4 milk storage lids and 6 milk powder dispensers, 2 insulated bottle bags, a bottle and teat brush, soother and a pair of tongs.

The Mamas & Papas Barnie Buggy is only £60 in the sale and the gorgeous blue and white stripes with yellow hood, make it unisex and suitable for any baby as is the Red Kite Cotton Tail Play Gym which is only £15 and the Kinder Valley Tiny Ted Moses Basket for £23. You can also pick up jumbo boxes for nappies for £9 and mega boxes for £10, that's a lot of nappies. 

I really cannot wait until our little boy arrives now so that he can wear the cute outfits that we have purchased. The Asda Baby & Toddler Event is on in store and online now. 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

100 Years of Magic: Disney On Ice

My boys are huge Disney fans as am I. Ever since I got my first Disney video for Christmas (wow I feel old) which was Beauty and the Beast, I have been a Disney fanatic and have tried to collect as many of the films as possible. Having young nieces and nephews made it perfect too as I would always be curled up sat watching kids films with them just as an excuse to see them. The Lion King was one of my favourites.

Thomas is obsessed with Frozen at the minute, I couldn't even count how many times he has watched it. He seems to go through fazes of watching different films. Toy Story, Mickey Mouse, Finding Nemo, we've seen them all.

At the moment, the 100 Years of Magic: Disney On Ice tour is working it's way around the UK. You can join the celebration as 65 of Disney's unforgettable characters come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic.

Much loved characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and all the Disney Princesses will be there and you can follow exciting moments from The Lion King, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story. 

Unfortunately for me, and my kids obviously, they don't come to Leeds, but there are many other locations that I have been looking at to see if we can find the perfect excuse to go on a trip to see Disney. 

The show visits Glasgow at the end of September which would fit in well with our yearly jaunt to see my Scottish relatives, just before my birthday. We don't drive and so lazy us usually hop on a quick flight to Glasgow (yes we are lazy) and then stay somewhere close by. Having a look around, staying somewhere like Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport would fit in well for visiting my relatives and for getting a bit of a Disney fix. 

If we decided to stay close to home, the show is Manchester too. Making a weekend of it, staying at the Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport and then going on a shopping spree afterwards to treat the boys and our little bump would be great. Or we could even go to Birmingham during the school holidays and have a little break away in the Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC and again there are lots of other things to be getting on with down there too after we've been to see Disney. 

Pic Credit: Disney On Ice

I really can't wait to get saving up and book our tickets to see the show. No only do you get to see your favourite characters, but a whole host of different Disney characters too from over the years. For me, I can't wait to see Simba and Aladdin, but I know that my boys will be blown away by Buzz Lightyear.

Whenever we go, I know that Timon and Pumbaa will keep us entertained singing Hakuna Matata and I'll even have to teach the little ones the words before we go. Yes I do know them all, I'm a big kid at heart. 

Will you be visiting the 100 Years of Magic: Disney On Ice tour? Who would you most like to see?

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Starter Kit

When preparing for a new baby it's great to start early and stock up. I found that looking for the perfect feeding equipment was hard work. I will be mix feeding (between breast and bottle) and so want to get organised with buying everything so we don't have to worry when the bundle arrives. 

That's when I found the Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Starter Kit which is currently in the Asda Baby & Toddler Event. It comes complete with everything you will need for bottle feeding, plus extras to help out with night feeds and feeding on the go too. 

When I was pregnant the last 2 times, I found that buying everything I needed for feeding became very expensive once I realised how many extra items you needed apart from the bottles. The Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Starter Kit is currently on sale at Asda for the amazing price of £65 which fantastic considering everything you get. 

The set includes:
  • Electric steam steriliser
  • Travel steriliser
  • Electric bottle and food warmer
  • 150ml bottles x 3 with soft flow teats (Birth+)
  • 260ml bottles x 5 with soft flow teats (Birth+)
  • Medium flow teats x 2 (3 to 6 Months)
  • Fast flow teats x 2 (6+ Months)
  • Milk storage lids x 4
  • Milk powder dispensers x 6 (Birth+)
  • Insulated bottle bags x 2
  • Bottle and teat brush x 1
  • Pure Soother x 1, Birth to 3 months
  • 1 x Teat tongs

As you can see, a lot for your money. 

The electric steriliser is great for hygienically cleaning all of the bottles whilst the travel steriliser will fit in one bottle and can be used in a microwave or as a cold water steriliser if you are out and about. 

I used to hate having to find my way downstairs whilst holding a newborn and warming a bottle to the correct temperature so I know that the electric warm will come in handy. Small and compact, perfect to store in the babies bedroom to quickly heat a bottle up for a night feed. It can even heat baby food up also so will come in handy for weaning too. 

I love the Tommee Tippee bottles because they have a wide neck which makes making up the bottles super easy. They are designed to flex and stretch to mimic the natural look and feel of mum's breast making bottle feeding and mix feeding easier. 

Baby Boy number 3
The Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Starter Kit is on offer in the Asda Baby & Toddler event from today online and from Monday instore. Be sure to check out the rest of the event too as there are some massive savings to be had. 

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Boys School Uniform From Aldi

Buying school uniforms is hard work. Finding ones that are great quality but a fair price too. Ones that will last the bumps and scrapes that all children have and ones that will withstand the washer and dryer without going out of shape. 

Aldi sent us a set of their uniform perfect for Thomas when he goes up to year 1 after the holidays. Sending us a pack of polo neck white t-shirts, a pair of trousers and a navy jumper too. 

Amazingly, the cost of one uniform (polo shirt, jumper and trousers) is an amazingly low £4. How fantastic is that. But, does that mean that we have to swap quality for the cheap price? 

Well no actually...

I like the fit of the Aldi uniform. The jumpers and t-shirts fit Thomas really well and the trousers are a great length so will last a while yet.
The fact that the trousers have a clip fastening means that Thomas can undo them himself when he needs the toilet. I usually always struggle with the sizing of trousers as Thomas has long legs and a tiny waist which can make it hard getting the correct size, but these fit fine. 

To give this uniform a good testing whilst in the school holidays, I got Thomas to wear the jumper and t-shirt a few times whilst we were crafting, sticking and painting and then washing to see if marks would come out and how the material looked after a few washes. 

The navy jumper was fantastic and came out looking new, even after a few washes and kept it's shape too which I was happy to see and usually cheaper items can go out of shape easily. 

A few walks runs on the park proved that the trousers were capable to withstand the odd fall and graze without mark too and the polo shirts also washes well, although after a few washes the grass stains were a little reluctant to come off. 

Overall, I am happy with the quality of the Aldi uniform and extremely happy with the price too. Visit Aldi to see the full range they offer and you'll too be amazed at the prices.