Encouraging Food Discovery With Hape

AD – Gifted Erin has been a fussy eater for quite some time now and when I say it’s hard, I’m not kidding. We are constantly trying to come up with new ways to get Erin interested in food and we’ll do anything if it encourages her just a little bit. Hape is a brand that specialises in toys, a lot being wooden, and we were recently offered a couple of food based toys to try out! Just over the past couple of weeks we have been encouraging Erin to help in the kitchen and we have been doing a

Casdon Supermarket Till Review

AD | Gifted For quite some time now Erin has loved to play shops. I don’t know what got her so interested but she would happily make her own shop out of chairs and a blanket at any chance she gets. Erin has a great imagination and can create a shop in her head but I knew that she would prefer to have something real to play with. Casdon are a brand who specialise in role play style toys, some of which are replicas of actual products that are used around the house or from realistic situations. From experience, we

Do We Expect Too Much From Our Toddlers?

I’ll be the first to admit that I regularly lose my shit when it comes to Erin. I would say that I have a bit of a meltdown on at least a monthly basis, if not more often. If we hadn’t decided to put Erin into nursery as soon as she turned 2 last January I think you would find me rocking in a corner somewhere crying my eyes out every single day. Being a parent has never come easily or naturally to me but I have found the last 6 months to a year incredibly hard. A lot of

Playing With The Disney Puppy Dog Pals

Disclaimer: We received items for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  Erin’s taste in toys is quite varied but two of her favourites are play sets and anything to do with dogs. When we were offered the chance to review some items from the Disney Puppy Dog Pals toy range I knew that Erin would love them. A play set with dogs? Exactly the kind of thing that Erin likes to play with. Puppy Dog Pals is a relatively new show to us on Disney Jr. and it follows Rolly and Bingo, two pugs who get up

PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset Review

Disclaimer: We received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.   Over the past couple of months Erin has really become a fan of PJ Masks. It wasn’t something we watched a lot of but then she surprised me one day with somehow knowing all of the character’s names and being desperate to get Catboy out of one of those plastic eggs. As soon as I saw the PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset I knew it would be a toy that Erin would love. The PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset needs some assembling before it

5 Favourite Toys Of A 2 Year Old

Erin will be turning 3 in January which isn’t very far away at all and over the past year the way that she plays has really changed. She seems to have gone from really basic toys to being really imaginative in the blink of an eye so I thought I would write about what some of her favourite toys have been since she turned 2. Peppa Pig Kitchen My Mum got this for Erin from Morrisons I think in the Black Friday sale in 2017 and it ended up being a Christmas present. At the time, it was only £20

Fingerlings Hugs Review

Last year was the first year I think I really paid attention to toy crazes (since being a child myself). There was a couple of toys that stood out to me and these were toys that I was seeing ALL OVER social media. One of these toys was Fingerlings. People were going crazy for them and I saw so many people panicking because they didn’t think they would find one in time for Christmas. That was a year ago though and this year there is something different on the market; Fingerlings Hugs. Fingerlings Hugs comes in two options; Boris who

Getting Creative With The Nick Jr. Ready Steady Dough Super Duper Dough Set

Sometimes Erin gets into a mood where she doesn’t really want to play with toys. She’s such a creative child and she would much prefer to do something arty or crafty so I have a cupboard stocked full of things for her to do. One of her favourites though is to play with dough. She asks for it over and over again but just playing with the dough on its own can get a bit boring. Recently we were sent the Nick Jr. Ready Steady Dough Super Duper Dough Set and Erin was super excited as soon as she saw it.