The Very Hungry Caterpillar is such a classic book. I remember reading it as a child, and all of my kids have enjoyed it too, including Baby N. After reading it over and over to four kids, I can even recite the whole thing off by heart these days! So when I heard about the new Very Hungry Caterpillar babywear range available from Tu at Sainsburys, I was excited to put her into the clothes.
I’ve always loved using aden + anais muslins with my babies. They’re great quality, and so pretty too! But I recently found out that not only do they make the best muslins, but aden + anais also have a range of really cute baby clothes!
Baby N was sent this adorable dress and we’ve teamed up with aden + anais to offer one lucky In The Playroom the chance to win another gorgeous outfit.
Lamaze toys are a huge hit with baby N, and her little baby friends too. They have such a great range of colourful and stimulating toys for this age group. We’ve built up quite a collection, and they’re definitely some of N’s most well used toys. Recently we were sent a new Lamaze Clip n Go toy to add to her collection: Captain Calamari
Captain Calamari is a plush octopus with lots of fun sensory features for babies to enjoy.
You might already be familiar with the Mibo pop up books, which we reviewed a couple of years ago (you can see our review here). These books are gorgeous, but weren’t so baby friendly as they’re a little bit delicate. Now, Mibo have released their animal stories in a board book format which is totally baby friendly and has been a big hit here with baby N, and her older brothers who enjoy reading to her.
With a new baby, you hear so many new and different products recommended. Slumber Buddies from Summer Infant is something that lots of my fellow new mums had really loved, so I was keen to try one out with baby N and see how she got on with it.
Slumber Buddies are stuffed animals that offer different lullaby and white noise settings, and also provides a light up star show on the ceiling. You’re spoilt for choice in the designs you can go for, with eight very cute versions available and I decided to go for the Betty the Bee because of it’s very smiley face. I’d noticed that N loves toys with faces, so thats why I picked one of the ones with it’s eyes open (I’d also been tempted by the sleeping hippo one because he’s so cute!)
Golden Bear have launched In The Night Garden Baby, an enchanting new nursery toy range based on the much-loved CBeebies show, In The Night Garden. We were sent a couple of toys from the new range for Baby N to try out; the Upsy Daisy Grabber Rattle (RRP £4.99) and the Makka Pakka Soft Toy (RRP £9.99)
We’re back into the baby days with little N, and although I thought I might be a bit out of practice after a five year gap, the memories of all the baby stages have come flooding back. Now that she’s three months, we’re just starting to get into one of the trickier stages: teething. She’s been dribbling non stop (the amount of bibs we get through in a day is crazy!). We’ve had a few unsettled evenings too when she’s grinding her gums together and wanting to bite down on everything, so they’re clearly feeling sore.
Recent research conducted by Nelsons Teetha reveals that over a third of parents (39%) find teething the most distressing ailment for babies, with common side effects including sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling.
Fisher-Price have a new range of baby toys that are really stylish, modern and bold. We’ve always been keen on Fisher-Price toys because they are bright and colourful and keep little one’s attention really well, and are really robust and long lasting too. This new range has kept all of those characteristics that make Fisher-Price baby toys so good, but has an added element of stylishness as well!
Jonathan Adler is an iconic American potter and designer, and has now come together with Fisher-Price to create this new line of toys.
We were sent four of the new toys for review, and they’ve been a hit with baby N (age 3 months) All of these toys are suitable from birth.
Fisher-Price Activity Elephant and Fisher-Price Activity Alligator
Both of these activity toys have such lovely designs with bold colours and eye catching patterns, and so many different textures like crinkle, corduroy and plush, along with fun clacking and rattle sounds all to help develop baby’s senses.
The Fisher Price Puppy ‘n Pals Learning Gym is a great interactive toy that’s suitable for newborns and up. I’ve always been impressed with Fisher Price baby products, having used them for all four children, so I was keen to try out this new play gym with baby N and see what she thought to it.
We’ve really enjoyed being part of the Chad Valley Play Panel over the past few months, and I’ve shared reviews of fun toys that my boys have enjoyed (see what they thought of the Chad Valley Rally Challenge and the Chad Valley Hover Craft) so today I thought I’d share one of their toys for the young age group: the Chad Valley baby swing.
I’ve been trying this out for a couple of weeks with baby N, who’s now two months old.
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