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When the Baby born City Remote Control Scooter arrived in our house I knew the kids would be really excited to play with it.  They have consistently loved playing with Baby born dolls over the years, and you might remember our BABY born Interactive Girl Doll Review or My Little Baby born Bathing Fun Doll Review for example. We were also super excited to welcome the Baby born Baby Brother to our toy collection at the same time, and I’ve been surprised with just how much the girls have taken to playing with him.

So Indie was 7 years old recently, and the lovely people at L.O.L Surprise sent her the new L.O.L Surprise DIY Glitter Factory as an extra special treat.  I love how L.O.L Surprise are getting more and more creative with their range and we loved being given the opportunity to review their new toy. L.O.L Surprise DIY Glitter Factory So glitter is life, right?  Well it is when you are 7 years old!  We love the L.O.L Surprise Glitter Series and this Glitter Factory takes things to a whole new level.  Before

Let’s talk about dolls for a second.  When I found out I was going to have daughters I made a decision not to encourage them having dolls for toys.  I soon came to realise that I was breaking one of my own golden rules of parenting.  Restriction is a tricky path to go down if that is all you rely on.  Teaching balance and how to make informed choices will stand any child in much better stead than restriction in the long run. So hang on a minute, I thought

Hey everyone! Today I want to talk about Christmas presents as it always cheers me up.  I love helping Brook and Indie write their letter to Santa and asking them what is on their Christmas list this time of year.  They are 4 and 6 years old, but I think buying presents for young children is a really magical thing.  As you might already know if you follow this blog I have a much older son, and I one of the things I noticed was how Christmas presents change over

With Brook starting school this year we are super keen to find as many fun toys that aid her learning journey as possible.  That’s why we were all very excited when the LeapFrog LeapStart Electronic Book arrived with a copy of the Trolls activity book – Solve it all with Poppy & Branch. LeapFrog LeapStart Electronic Book Helps Early Years Learning The LeapFrog LeapStart interactive book is an electronic book that helps kids with reading, but lots of other skills too.  There is a stylus that they use with the book

Ariel from the Little Mermaid is one of the girls favourite Disney characters by far, so when the Disney Princess Sing and Sparkle Ariel Doll arrived at our house there was a huge amount of excitement.  As always when a Disney Princess doll arrives in our house, I could not get it out of the packet fast enough for them. They were very excited to start playing with Ariel straight away which is always a good sign with children’s toys isn’t it. There are lots of lovely features to the Disney Princess

Unicorns are the must have toy this Christmas and we’ve been lucky enough to take a look at one of the latest to hit the shelves.  My 4 and 6 year old girls where just a little bit excited when the Poopsie Unicorn Slime Surprise appeared in our living room for them to play with so I thought I’d share with you how they got on. I had a feeling they would love this toy as firstly there was a huge unicorn involved and secondly there was some magical slime

Gifted Product Review What would be the perfect gift for LOL fans this Christmas?  I very much suspect that the LOL Surprise Pop Up Store display case will be as huge a hit in your house as it was in ours.  Possibly one of the best LOL Doll accessories to own, this LOL doll display case has enough room for 50 dolls to really show off your little ones LOL collection. One of our biggest problems is keeping the LOL Dolls safe and having somewhere to keep their clothes, glasses,

Both Indie and Brook are slightly crazy for LOL Dolls.  They watch a lot of LOL Surprise unboxing videos on YouTube of course and they already have a few toys from the LOL Surprise collection.  Did you see their L.O.L Surprise Biggie Pet Dog Review recently? That was a real hit! They were also asked to take a look at the new series called LOL Surprise Eye Spy Under Wraps.  I agreed they could both review the new LOL Surprise Toy if they did well on their reward charts.  Brook has been

Baby Born Interactive Doll Giveaway Do you remember a few weeks ago Brook and Indie received the Baby Born Interactive doll to review?  If you missed that post you can read all about how they got along with the doll here.  They are still very much enjoying playing with their new doll and all her fantastic accessories so I asked Baby Born if they would consider offering my readers the same doll as a giveaway prize. I’m absolutely delighted to announce that Baby Born agreed and I now have a

When the email arrived asking me to take a look at the new BABY Born Interactive Girl Doll I knew I had to say yes.  Indie, aged 6 years old and Brook, aged 4 years old wouldn’t have forgiven me if they found out I’d denied them a new BABY Born doll.  They are huge fans of these interactive baby dolls which you might remember from our BABY Born sister doll and BABY Born bath time doll reviews. When I revealed the BABY Born Interactive Girl Doll to them they

LOL Surprise just got really big in the pet department and Brook & Indie are really impressed. With the summer holidays in full swing the occasional toy has to be purchased to help with keeping the kids entertained.  They literally love LOL Dolls, and the same goes for the LOL Pets too. The LOL Surprise Biggie Pet collection takes the LOL Surprise ball to a completely new level and we had so much fun unboxing the cute dog and her babies.  There are so many elements to this surprise toy

The girls have completely fallen in love with Sylvanian Families since they received the Sylvanian restaurant and cat family to review a while ago.  The love the Sylvanian Families animals because of their cute faces and gorgeous dress up clothes.  The Sylvanian family toys really seem to capture their imagination too. They were both delighted when another Sylvanian families toy delivery arrived in the post and could wait to see what was inside. This time they would be adding the Sylvanian Families Ride Along Tram and the Sylvanian Families Rabbit Dress

Super Wings is a fun, action packed TV show for young children and we are delighted to announce that we are going to be Super Wings Super Summer Mission ambassadors over the holidays.  We are going to be joining Jett, Dizzy and the rest of the crew on some fantastic new adventures and completing the #SuperSummerMissions along the way. We would absolutely love it if you and your children would join in with us too. If you haven’t watched Super Wings yet, you can catch episodes on Cartonito, Tiny Pop

We have been wanting to try out the LeapPad Ultimate for a while now, and we were delighted when LeapFrog sent one over for us to take a look at after we took up our new role as one of their Play Panelists.  We really like the idea of having a tablet for kids that helps them to develop their learning skills in a fun and interactive way. As you may already know if you read Zena’s Suitcase regularly, Brook has had some issues with her speech after having glue

Hello readers!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I recently had the opportunity to introduce the girls to the Sylvanian Families collection, and I was really excited to see what they thought.  Sylvanian Families is a toy that’s been around since 1985, so it’s a brand I remember from my own childhood.  Sadly, I didn’t own my own set but I definitely wanted to!  Being able to review the Delicious Restaurant and the Maple Cat Family definitely ticked a box for me, as well as my daughters. When the

Are you one of those parents that secretly dreads Easter because of the mountain of Easter Eggs that’s about to arrive in the house?  Are you keen to encourage friends and relatives to buy alternative Easter gifts for your child that do not involve chocolate?  Well look no further as I’m right here to help you out with that! I don’t know about you but I’m becoming increasing aware of the amount of sugar my children consume and Easter is a time of the year when it sky rockets.  Those

When we were offered the chance to review the Shopkins Skyanna Jet it was the obvious choice of toy for my little explorers.  Shopkins are popular with my girls as they love the collectable little grocery characters with their super cute faces.  Shopkins have been one of the best selling collectable toys for the last few years, so I know they are a big hit with lots of children out there. Asda Chosen By Kids The Shopkins Skyanna Jet is one of the toys featured in the Asda Chosen By

When Little Pudding turned two we made a really big mistake.  We bought her a balance bike, thinking it would be great for her to be able to practice on ready for a getting a big girls bike.  Well, unfortunately, she really didn’t get on very well with it, and it became quite apparent she was’t quite ready for that stage just yet.  Fortunately, shortly after, I was introduced to the Toddlebike, the pre balance bike for toddlers which sounded perfect for her and we’ve been very busy in the

Sshh! Don’t tell anyone, but I’m planning a special surprise for my girls this week.  On Thursday 28th July, we are having a very special Go Jetters Party and you can join in the fun too!  My girls love the Go Jetters, and all the exciting adventures they go on travelling the world so I know this is going to be such a fun event for them. The invitations have been sent, and their very best friends are going to be joining them to play games and of course share lots

We are always looking for fun ways to support Princess’s learning and it looks like Paw Patrol has come to the rescue with their latest magazine.  We were recently sent the new Paw Patrol magazine to review, and Princess is getting quite confident at letting you guys know herself what she thinks of it.  You can catch up with her latest video in just a minute.

We have a very special celebration coming up this week.  My little Princess is going to be 4 years old.  Where on earth does the time go?  Come September she will be off to school but that is a whole other series of blog posts in itself.  For now we are enjoying having her at home and we are looking forward to celebrating this very special birthday with her.

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