Nursery & Child Care

Kendall’s Corner

Top 5 product reviews for items such as prams, cots, bouncers, car seats, breast pumps, dummies, baby gates and lots more

Top 5 Baby Monitors

Angelcare AC1300 Baby Monitor

Rating
4.3/5

£169.00

Knowing your baby is safe and content whilst sleeping is something all parents want! The Angelcare baby monitor specializes in monitoring your child’s breathing with a monitoring sensor that goes underneath the mattress. This product also includes.

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • Very
  • Mamas & Papas

Knowing your baby is safe and content whilst sleeping is something all parents want! The Angelcare baby monitor specialises in monitoring your child’s breathing with a monitoring sensor that goes underneath the mattress. This product also includes:

  • Video with LCD colour screen
  • Alarm system activated to alarm you if your child has made no movement in 20 seconds

Adjustable camera with pan and zoom

BT Smart Control Baby Monitor

Rating
4.4/5

£129.00

£129.00

The BT Smart baby monitor is one of the most popular baby monitors currently on the market today. The new way to keep that connection with your child and monitor their progress and sleeping patterns via the BT smart control app which allows you to.

Available On:

  • Very
  • John Lewis
  • BT

The BT Smart baby monitor is one of the most popular babies monitors currently on the market today. The new way to keep that connection with your child and monitor their progress and sleeping patterns via the BT smart control app which allows you to:

  • Play lullabies with a simple voice command
  • Check the temperature in the room and if the temperature is too hot or cold the app will notify you as well as the monitor
  • Talk to way and have live HD video streaming
  • Access the camera with a clear picture (even in the

dark) also having tilt, pan, and zoom functions

  • Pair with amazon, echo, google home devices
  • Two way talk even when not present in the household, so you do not miss out on bedtimes via the communication system This extraordinary product comes with an easy to set up and use guide that can also be accessible on the app.

Kodak Cherish C525

Rating
4.9/5

£150.00

The Kodak Cherish C525 is an all-around brilliant monitor, there is very little this monitor cannot do if anything. Its fantastic value for money, the best baby monitor with the app, and also including.

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • Very
  • Argos
  • Kodak

The Kodak Cherish C525 is an all-around brilliant monitor, there is very little this monitor cannot do if anything. Its fantastic value for money, the best baby monitor with the app, and also including:

  • Remote zoom
  • wiFi connected
  • monitors temperature and humidity levels in baby room
  • Sound on the monitor stays constant and low until movement is detected which will then make the sound increase
  • Two-way audio
  • 5inch HD video display
  • Add-on cameras available
  • Kodak smart home app

Arlo Baby Monitor

Rating
4.1/5

£139.99

If you are looking for a baby monitor with outstanding video quality then this is a must! Not only does this baby monitor have cute and child-friendly designs but it is reasonably priced and high technology. Also offering.

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • Very
  • John Lewis

If you are looking for a baby monitor with outstanding video quality then this is a must! Not only does this baby monitor have cute and child-friendly designs but it is reasonably priced and high technology. Also offering

  • Controlled via an app (easy to use)
  • Can connect to your network for live HD video streaming of your baby
  • Compatible with other smart devices such as; google home, amazon alexa, apple home kit
  • Optional notifications of your sounds and babies movements
  • 2 way audio
  • Plays lullabies 

Motorola MBP481

Rating
4/5

£70.00

If you are looking for a simple but reliable baby monitor then the Motorola MBP481 is ideal for you! Its easy to use and affordable. This baby monitor also include.

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • Argos

If you are looking for a simple but reliable baby monitor then the Motorola MBP481 is ideal for you! Its easy to use and affordable. This baby monitor also include:

  • Daytime and infrared night vision
  • Digital zoom
  • Parent unit comes with wall mounting fitting option and on a swivel bass
  • 300m wireless range
  • LED display showing when sounds are detected
  • 2 inch screen (HD video)

Top 5 Baby Hightchairs

Ingenuity Baby Feeding Seat

Rating
4.7/5

£39.99

The ingenuity seat is the best toddler booster seat for the table for parents who are always on the go and need the right seat for their baby. It is ideal for having on surfaces such as worktops in the kitchen, dining room chairs, as well as having it just on the floor or chair for your little ones to have their meals. It is comfy and grows with your baby so you can adjust the table allowing more space.

  • Suitable from 6 months+
  • Made from plastic, EVA, Metal, Fabric
  • Adjustable table
  • Strap in around the waist
  • Multiple colours available

Available:

  • John Lewis
  • Amazon
  • Very

BabyBjorn Highchair

Rating
4.6/5

£199.99

This lightweight and easy to fold highchair is every parents dream. It has a safety lock on the table that can be locked and unlock with just one hand and the table is dishwasher friendly. The best feeding seat has soft padding all around the inner part of the chair allows your child to be secure and snug and this means less chance of food spillage.

  • Suitable from 6months-3years
  • Perfectly adjusted to grow with your little one
  • Table safety lock in
  • 3-point harness and safety table so your child can not stand up whilst in the chair.
  • Easy fold and lightweight
  • Table is dishwasher friendly

Available:

  • John Lewis
  • Mamas & Papas
  • Amazon

Joie 6 in 1 Highchair

Rating
4.9/5

£130.00

The Joie highchair offers a high quality chair with a great range of reclining and height positions. Although the price may not be instantly gripping what this chair can do will. As well as being the most popular feeding chair it also has removeable and washable seat pads and the tray that is easy to whip off and give it that spring clean.

  • 5 height positions
  • Easy to fold and compact – so doesn’t take up lots of space when not in use
  • Cupholder
  • 3 reclining positions
  • 5-point harness
  • Integrated wheels in the front legs making it easy to transport
  • Suitable for ages 6month and above
  • Removable seat pads

Available:

  • Mamas & Papas
  • Amazon

 

Chicco Polly Magic Relax Highchair

Rating
4.8/5

£144.00

The Chicco Polly highchair is very popular on the market and has been tried and tested by lots of parents. This chair is has been designed to carry you the whole way through from birth till your little one is able to sit at the table by their self. One of the most popular booster seat and designed with a toy bar to keep your baby stimulated while you take care of that one job that has needed doing for ages!

    • 4 reclining backrest positions
    • 4 adjustable positions for the tray
    • 4 wheels and easy to fold
    • Other colours available
    • Comes with a cushion for extra comfort
    • Designed to be used from birth
    • 8 different height positions

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • John Lewis

Beaba Up + Down Highchair

Rating
4.5/5

£149.99

This simple but stylish highchair is designed with the children in mind. With its 6 different height positions it allows the chair to grow with your baby. Also the chair has a detachable 5-point harness and ergonomic and comfortable – designed to fit the shape of your child’s body perfectly.

  • Suitable for ages 6months-3years
  • Simple but stylish design
  • Available in different colours
  • 6 different height positions
  • Detachable 5-point harness
  • Ergonomic and comfortable

Available On:

  • Kiddies Kingdom
 

Top 5 Bouncers

Baby Bjorn Bliss Bouncer 3D

Rating
4.9/5

£154.99

The Bliss bouncer a relaxing, comforting bounce for your baby with its soft and airy fabrics/cotton this bouncer makes for a perfect little chill chair for your baby. The price may be a little high, but it is worth every penny! There are other colours available also. The best baby bouncer also offers:

  • 3 different positions (play, rest and sleep)
  • Designed to support head, neck and back securely
  • Easy to assemble
  • Perfect for families that have family homes to travel to and from for example as its easy to fold and light and takes up little space
  • Other colours available
  • Can be adjusted to children’s chair when they can sit up right
  • Suitable for 0-2 years (min 3.5kg – max 13kg)
  • Battery free bouncing

Available:

  • John Lewis
  • Amazon

4moms MamaRoo

Rating
4.8/5

£242.99 – £269.99

If you have a no expense spared attitude and are looking for a bouncer which requires little to no work at all then this new smart-tech MamaRoo baby bouncer is the one for you! This is the best baby rocker chair and everything is controlled by Bluetooth on your android or iOS from the songs played to help put your little bundle of joy to sleep to the speed at which the bouncer moves and bounces.

  • It can rock
  • Has 4 nature sounds installed in the device (rain, ocean, heartbeat and fan)
  • 5 different motions and speeds to choose from
  • Seat is made from nylon fabric making it easy to clean and even washing machine friendly
  • 4 built in sounds
  • Plug in feature allowing you to select your own MP3 tunes

Available:

  • John Lewis
  • Amazon
  • Mamas & Papas

Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle and Swing

Rating
4.5/5

£409.99

This very fancy and cool bouncer is perfect for giving your baby the best possible comfort and making it as relaxing and as child friendly as possible. Even though the price doesn’t seem very appealing the product doesn’t disappoint in any department.

  • Diverse range of features
  • Controlled with a cord or batteries
  • 0-6months (maximum weight 25lb)
  • Cosy, comforting seating
  • Reclining positions
  • Multiple swing and speed settings to choose from
  • Sounds available to be played

Available:

  • Amazon

Ingenuity Smart bounce Townsend Bouncer

Rating
4.6/5

£74.99

If you are on a budget and looking for something that can still offer some of the perks of the more expensive bouncers but at more affordable prices, then I highly recommend the Ingenuity smart bouncer. As well as the seat being made from luxurious materials that also promote airflow so your baby can stay cool and relaxed it can allow a hands free automatic bouncing for up to 30 minutes also mimicking a natural rhythm that baby would experience being in loved ones arms.

    • Removable head support
    • 12 lullabies and 3 nature sounds
    • Pivoting toy bar (also includes two plush toys
    • 3 point safety harness
    • Auto shut-off timer that will automatically stop after timer
    • Lightweight making it easier to move around
    • Automatic bouncing for up to 30 minutes
    • Seating made from luxurious materials

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • John Lewis

Joie Baby Dreamer Rocker Fern

Rating
4.7/5

£60.00

The Joie baby dreamer bouncer is just that – the dream! Offering your little one a comfortable seat to chill and relax! With 3 reclining positions and 2 adjustable leg rest, maximising your babies comfort. The best inexpensive baby swing also offers:

  • 5 classic lullabies and nature sounds – to sooth and calm baby
  • Lightweight and ultra slim with a compact fold – perfect for easy transportation
  • Soft touch 3-point harness
  • Washable, removeable seat pad
  • 3 reclining positions
  • 2 adjustable leg rest
  • 2 speed settings
  • 5 classic lullabies and nature sounds
  • Rock stop foot to convert to stationary seat

Available On:

  • John Lewis
 

Top 5 Baby Gates

BabyDan Guard Me Fold Baby Gate

Rating
4.6/5

£41.99

This new, uniquely designed baby gate allows you to have a stylish but safe vibe. Once folded back the gate is near enough invisible which is ideal for when you have those ‘child free’ evening and the gate is not in use. Its super flexible and is suited to almost any door frame and can be mounted both in or outside of the door frame.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Amazon

This new, uniquely designed baby gate allows you to have a stylish but safe vibe. Once folded back the gate is near enough invisible which is ideal for when you have those ‘child-free’ evening and the gate is not in use. Its super flexible and is suited to almost any door frame and can be mounted both in or outside of the door frame.

  • Unique design
  • Super flexible
  • Folds back automatically
  • Width 55cm-89cm

Extension kit available allowing width to extend to 113.5cm (extension kit sold separately)

BabyDan XL Surround/Configure Gate

Rating
4.5/5

£82.29

BabyDan gate – the best and safest baby gate, is perfect for larger homes or for keeping areas in your house ‘child-free’ zones such as fireplaces for example. As well as meeting all the EU safety standards this gate can also be mounted on straight and angled walls.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Amazon

BabyDan gate – the best and safest baby gate, is perfect for larger homes or for keeping areas in your house ‘child-free’ zones such as fireplaces for example. As well as meeting all the EU safety standards this gate can also be mounted on straight and angled walls.

  • Quick-release
  • Extended door width for easier access
  • Can also be used as a room divider and/or hearth gate
  • Easily opened using only one hand
  • Double locking system for extra security and reassurances
  • Two-way door open

Easy to fit

Fred Safety Pressure Fit- Clear View Stairgate

Rating
4.8/5

£139.00

If you are looking for a stylish and different baby gate with no expense spared this baby gate is the one for you! Having passed all the EU safety standards, the design is a clear view sheet instead of bars making it less ‘prison-like’ and more of an extra window to watch your babies cheeky steps. This top-rated baby gate also includes:

Available On:

  • Kiddies Kingdom
  • John Lewis
  • Amazon

If you are looking for a stylish and different baby gate with no expense spared this baby gate is the one for you! Having passed all the EU safety standards, the design is a clear view sheet instead of bars making it less ‘prison-like’ and more of an extra window to watch your babies cheeky steps. This top-rated baby gate also includes:

  • The option to have a screw in or pressure fitting
  • Alert system on the handle which will light up when gate has been

left open and not clicked in

  • Only one hand needed to open and close the gate
  • Gate can open in both directions
  • Adjustable width between 76cm82cm and an additional gate extension available (with extension gate width can extend to 124cm
  • Height 81cm
  • Also available in patent white

Hauck Auto Close And Stop Safety Gate

Rating
4.9/5

£49.99

The Hauck safety gate is simple and affordable with its easy pressure fitting. The gate is easy to assemble and to open the gate it can be done one-handed, allowing you to have the other hand free for your bundle of joy. Its magnetic fastening allows the gate to close automatically and lock making your baby safe whilst they do their exploring. Also

Available On:

  • Very
  • Amazon

The Hauck safety gate is simple and affordable with its easy pressure fitting. The gate is easy to assemble and to open the gate it can be done one-handed, allowing you to have the other hand free for your bundle of joy. Its magnetic fastening allows the gate to close automatically and lock making your baby safe whilst they do their exploring. Also

  • Two-phase indicator
  • Width 75cn-80cm
  • Height 75cm
  • Automatic close and lock
  • Easy to assemble
  • Red light to alarm you when the gate is open and not locked and green light is to make you aware that the door is safely locked

This gate is more suited to close a room and/or go at the bottom of the stairs as it is only a pressure fitting gate.

John Lewis Single Panel Wooden Gate

Rating
4.7/5

£23.00

This screw fitting baby gate is perfect for parents on a budget but looking for star quality. This robust and sturdy wooden baby gate has also passed all structural, impact and safety tests and is very popular on the market today. Being one of the safest baby gates it also includes:

Available On:

  • John Lewis

This screw fitting baby gate is perfect for parents on a budget but looking for star quality. This robust and sturdy wooden baby gate has also passed all structural, impact and safety tests and is very popular on the market today. Being one of the safest baby gates it also includes:

  • Screw fitting gate
  • Width between 72.5cm-78.5cm
  • Height 73cm
  • Clear instructions that include diagrams and limited text

Adult operated quick release wall fittings – when gate is not in use it can be taken down

Top 5 Breast Pumps

Eccomum Breastfeeding Pump

Rating
4.6/5

£42.99

This lightweight breastfeeding pump is one of the easiest to use and comfortable. With an innovative valve system making backwash a thing of the past. There is also an adjustable valve for single or double pumping and can also be discretely fitted underneath clothing for when your out and about and want some privacy.

Available On:

  • Amazon

This lightweight breastfeeding pump is one of the easiest to use and comfortable. With an innovative valve system making back wash a thing of the past. There is also an adjustable valve for single or double pumping and can also be discretely fitted underneath clothing for when your out and about and want some privacy.

  • 9 levels of suction
  • 6 different intensities of massage
  • Adjustable valve for single or double pumping
  • Sensitive touch panel – easy to operate with just a click of a finger and very convenient
  • Ideal for women on the search for a portable breast pump
  • Long lasting battery life

Elvie Single Silent Wearable Breast Pump

Rating
5/5

£249.00

A no expense spared product and the most comfortable electric breast pump leaves zero disappointment. The Elvie pump offers a different vibe for expressing with an app that allows you to track your pumping history for each breast, and to monitor how much milk has been pumped without have to constantly check the bottle.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Amazon
  • Mamas & Papas

A no expense spared product and the most comfortable electric breast pump leaves zero disappointment. The Elvie pump offers a different vibe for expressing with an app that allows you to track your pumping history for each breast, and to monitor how much milk has been pumped without have to constantly check the bottle.

  • Designed so you can wear underneath clothing and can be worn with a standard nursing bra
  • App for the breast pump which is easy to use and very handy
  • Eliminates noise making for a peace pump
  • Adjustable level of suction and several modes
  • Perfect for working mums and mums on-the-go
  • Pump automatically switches from stimulation into expression mode when there is a let-down in the breast
  • Expressing will pause when bottle is full

Medela Swing Flex Maxi Electric Breast Pump

Rating
4.8/5

£179.99

The Medela breast pump offers a comforting, easy expression. As well as being one of the most popular breast pumps, Its 2-phase breast bump making most mums say it’s very useful and handy. The pump mimics the instinctive rhythms for a more natural feeling for both mum and baby.

Available On:

  • John Lews
  • Amazon
  • Boots
  • Mamas & Papas

The Medela breast pump offers a comforting, easy expression. As well as being one of the most popular breast pumps, Its 2-phase breast bump making most mums say it’s very useful and handy. The pump mimics the instinctive rhythms for a more natural feeling for both mum and baby.

  • Quick and efficient expression
  • Adapting breast pump options for comfort
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Battery-powered 6xAAA
  • Instinctive rhythms for a more natural feeling

Philips Avent Manual Breast Pump

Rating
4.5/5

£29.99

The Philips manual breast pump is for mums that would like to express manually or are looking for a cheaper but safer breast pump. Having a manual breast pumo allows you to have more freedom in terms of having no restrictions to a power device. Also this pump is lightweight, portable and compact making it easy to carry around with you and not taking up lots of space in the baby bag.

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • Boots
  • Mamas & Papas

The Philips manual breast pump is for mums that would like to express manually or are looking for a cheaper but safer breast pump. Having a manual breast pumo allows you to have more freedom in terms of having no restrictions to a power device. Also this pump is lightweight, portable and compact making it easy to carry around with you and not taking up lots of space in the baby bag.

  • BPA breast pump
  • Soft massage cushion
  • Brilliant at extracting milk
  • Super easy to clean
  • Fantastic suction power for a manual breast pump
  • Excellent for being on-the-go
  • Very easy and straight forward

Tomee Tipee Electric Breast Pump

Rating
4.7/5

£66.99

Tomee Tipee is an excellent value for money product. With its USB rechargeable power unit, it allows busy on-the-go mums to have the freedom to recharge whenever and wherever. Its soft and comfortable silicone cup makes expressing as relaxing and as gentle on the breasts as possible. As well as being one of the most popular breast pumps for low milk supply it also offers.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Amazon
  • Boots
  • Very

Tomee Tipee is an excellent value for money product. With its USB rechargeable power unit, it allows busy on-the-go mums to have the freedom to recharge whenever and wherever. Its soft and comfortable silicone cup makes expressing as relaxing and as gentle on the breasts as possible. As well as being one of the most popular breast pumps for low milk supply it also offers:

  • 5 massage modes
  • 9 express settings (to find the perfect setting for each individual mum)
  • Market research shows its significantly quieter than most breast pumps on the market currently
  • Long-lasting power (when fully charged and on-the-go it has
  • 60 minutes of battery life)
  • USB rechargeable

Top 5 Car Seats

Cybex Sirona Zi-size

Rating
4.8/5

£259.95

The Cybex/Sirona Zi-size offers a range of stunning colors and a 360-degree rotation making things just that little bit easier when on the go and in a hurry as it’s easier to take your child in and out of the car. Also being the best car seat for comfort and riding and the 360-degree rotation also allows you rear-facing to forward-facing in just a flick of a switch. What makes this car seat superior is its Cybex sensor safe technology which allows you (once paired with the app) to.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Mamas & Papas
  • Very

The Cybex/Sirona Zi-size offers a range of stunning colours and a 360 degree rotation making things just that little bit easier when on the go and in a hurry as it’s easier to take your child in and out of the car. Also being the best car seat for comfort and riding and the 360-degree rotation also allows you rear-facing to forward-facing in just a flick of a switch. What makes this car seat superior is its Cybex sensor safe technology which allows you (once paired with the app) to:

  • Warnings if your child is not strapped incorrectly
  • Monitor the seats ambient temperature so that the seat doesn’t get too hot or cold
  • Warnings if your child has been on the car seat for too long
  • Access installation guides and ‘how-to’ videos

This car seat is suitable for up to 4 years (105cm or 18kg) making this a great investment and a must-have!

Graco 4Ever DLX 4 In 1 Car Seat

Rating
4.7/5

£189.00

The Graco 4Ever is highly rated and one of the must-have on the market at the moment. From it being super comfortable to having 10 adjustable positions. This car seat will stick with you from your child’s birth, toddler, and even infants years. The features that make this car seat extraordinary are.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Amazon
  • Mamas & Papas
  • Very

The Graco 4Ever is highly rated and one of the must-have on the market at the moment. From it being super comfortable to having 10 adjustable positions. This car seat will stick with you from your child’s birth, toddler, and even infants years. The features that make this car seat extraordinary are:

  • Made to protect your child in front, rear, side, and rollover accidents
  • Removable seat cover
  • 10 adjustable positions 
  • Side impact protection
  • Removable cup holder
  • High back and backless booster

Joie Baby Trillo High Back Booster Seat

Rating
4.5/5

£49.99

Sometimes finding a comfortable and good quality can prove a very time-consuming and difficult challenge but with the Joie, booster car set is the answer. Its padded armrest and soft fabric making it very snug and congenial. The Jois booster car seat also offers.

Available On:

  • John Lewis

Sometimes finding a comfortable and good quality can prove a very time-consuming and difficult challenge but with the Joie, booster car set is the answer. Its padded armrest and soft fabric making it very snug and congenial. The Jois booster car seat also offers:

  • 7 different height positions for the headrest to make sure your child is sat at a safe height
  • 2 cupholders (can also be tucked away into the seat)
  • Suitable for ages 4 (15-36kg) to 12 (33-79lbs)
  • Group 2-3
  • Padded armrests
  • Side protection system adding extra security for head, body, and hips
  • Machine washable covers

Joie Baby Car Seat

Rating
4.6/5

£180.00

The Joie baby car seat is the most durable and is perfect if you are looking for a one time purchase to last you and your child right the way through from birth up to 12 years old (0+,1,2,3). Its grand fabrics create a comfortable and relaxing seat. some other features are.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Very
  • Amazon

The Joie baby car seat is the most durable and is perfect if you are looking for a one time purchase to last you and your child right the way through from birth up to 12 years old (0+,1,2,3). Its grand fabrics create a comfortable and relaxing seat. some other features are:

  • 6 reclining positions
  • Side impact protection
  • Adjustable headrest (10 positions)
  • Storage pockets for those toys you can not leave home without
  • 5-point harness
  • Ventilation built into the sides of the seat
  • With one pull you can easily tighten the harness 

Maxi-Cosi Titan

Rating
4.9/5

£199.00

The Maxi-Cosi Titan is the best group 1 car seat offering safety and comfort with its luxurious fabrics. Here are some of the features.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Mamas & Papas
  • Very
  • Littlewoods

The Maxi-Cosi Titan is the best group 1 car seat offering safety and comfort with its luxurious fabrics. Here are some of the features:

  • 5-point safety harness
  • Adjustable head rest
  • Adjusts to a booster seat
  • The isofix keeps the seat safely connected to the car
  • Removeable cover and is also washable
  • Easy to assembly into your vehicle

Group 1,2,3 (9months-12years)

Top 5 Cot-Bed

Chicco Next2Me Dream Crib

Rating
4.6/5

£179.00

The Chicco Next2Me allows you to do just that. This cot has been designed to allow you to sleep next to your baby but still have your own bed – giving you the best of both worlds. As well as being one of the most bought sot beds, this neat crib also offers.

Available On:

  • Mamas & Papas
  • Amazon
  • John Lewis

The Chicco Next2Me allows you to do just that. This cot has been designed to allow you to sleep next to your baby but still have your own bed – giving you the best of both worlds. As well as being one of the most bought sot beds, this neat crib also offers:

  • 3 in 1 – side sleeping, stand-alone and travel cot
  • Travel bag included
  • Mattress included
  • 11 adjustable height levels
  • Fixed or rocking modes
  • This crib is excellent value for money and comes in varied colors.

John Lewis & Partner Travel Cot

Rating
4.2/5

£50.00

Looking for a home from home travel cot for your little bundle of joy? John Lewis has just the right one. This high-quality travel cot aims to please with it measuring 60x120cm making it the same size as a cot. This also means you can use bedding you already have meant no extra cost.

Available On:

  • John Lewis

Looking for a home from home travel cot for your little bundle of joy? John Lewis has just the right one. This high-quality travel cot aims to please with it measuring 60x120cm making it the same size as a cot. This also means you can use bedding you already have meant no extra cost. Also

  • Solid and robust
  • Travel bag included
  • Easy to put up and collapse

Rachel Sleigh Cot Bed

Rating
4.7/5

£350.00

The Rachel Sleigh cot bed provides an elegant and modern look and goes with practically any nursery/ bedroom. As well as being one of the most comfortable cot beds, this cot bed is made out of solid pine wood making it suitable for the toddler years too.

Available On:

  • John Lewis

The Rachel Sleigh cot bed provides an elegant and modern look and goes with practically any nursery/ bedroom. As well as being one of the most comfortable cot beds, this cot bed is made out of solid pine wood making it suitable for the toddler years too.

  • Mattress 140x70cm (sold separately)
  • 3 base positions
  • Slate is made from plywood
  • Integrated drawer – very useful for efficient storage
  • Side rails easily removed
  • Suitable from birth to toddler 

Silver Cross Notting Hill Cot And Bed

Rating
4.9/5

£395.00

Making sure your child has the best night’s sleep is always one of our most important responsibilities and with this Silver Cross Notting Hill cot all your prayers have been answered. This classic, glossy white designed cot will go with the majority of nurseries and bedrooms.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Very
  • Kiddies Kingdom
  • Silver Cross

Making sure your child has the best night’s sleep is always one of our most important responsibilities and with this Silver Cross Notting Hill cot all your prayers have been answered. This classic, glossy white designed cot will go with the majority of nurseries and bedrooms.

Coming with:

  • Mattress (size 140cmx70cm)
  • Sides that can be adjusted of removed as and when its necessary
  • Sleek and sturdy design
  • 3 mattress base positions
  • Suitable age from birth until toddler is ready for first bed

Stuva Cot With Drawers

Rating
4.3/5

£154.00

The cot bed with a funky vibe to it is this Stuva. Well ventilated all the way around providing a great air circulation and designed with two drawers creating storage. This cot has two different heights that you can adjust to and with one side being able to be removed.

Available On:

  • Ikea

The cot bed with a funky vibe to it is this Stuva. Well ventilated all the way around providing a great air circulation and designed with two drawers creating storage. This cot has two different heights that you can adjust to and with one side being able to be removed.

  • 70x140cm
  • Different coloured drawers available
  • Strong and sturdy
  • Well ventilated
  • Cot base can be placed in 2 different height positions

Great value for money and very stylish.

Top 5 Dummies

Hevea Orthodontic Pacifier

Rating
4.5/5

£7.00

The Hevea dummie is made from a single piece of natural rubber. They are very stylish coming in a range of designs and colors for all the super cool parents and more simple designs for the less is more approach. The best natural pacifier also includes.

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • Smallable website
  • Mamas & Papas

The Hevea dummie is made from a single piece of natural rubber. They are very stylish coming in a range of designs and colors for all the super cool parents and more simple designs for the less is more approach. The best natural pacifier also includes:

  • Teat shape makes it easy for a child to suck on
  • Various designs and colors
  • BPA free
  • Easy to clean
  • Rubber doesn’t crack creating an opportunity for bacteria to build-up
  • Sterilise in boiling water

MAM Perfect Soother – Silicone Self-Sterilising

Rating
5/5

£9.49

Finding the perfect pacifier for your baby is a must! The MAM pacifier is the best for babies who spit their dummies out. This soother comes with recommendations from the medical experts and is also clinically proven that it supports healthy tooth and jaw development. This product has also been clinically tested by the dental university clinic of Vienna.  What makes this dummie better than the rest?

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Mamas & Papas
  • Amazon
  • Boots

Finding the perfect pacifier for your baby is a must! The MAM pacifier is the best for babies who spit their dummies out. This soother comes with recommendations from the medical experts and is also clinically proven that it supports healthy tooth and jaw development. This product has also been clinically tested by the dental university clinic of Vienna.  What makes this dummie better than the rest?

  • Designed to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth
  • Special teat and shield design ensuring a perfect fit
  • Skin-friendly thanks to large air holes
  • Market research shows
  • 94% of babies accept the MAM skin-soft silicone
  • 0+ months

This soother also comes with a practical sterilizing and carry box which means you can keep it with you when you on the go also coming in a pack of two and having a light so they are easy to find during the night.

NUK Genius Baby Dummies

Rating
4.6/5

£5.49

The NUK genius dummie is perfect for babies that are being breastfed. The teat has been designed to mimic a mother’s nipple which will be comforting for the baby. Also, the British Heart Foundation has approved this soother for promoting good oral development.

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • eBay Boots
  • Mamas & Papas

The NUK genius dummie is perfect for babies that are being breastfed. The teat has been designed to mimic a mother’s nipple which will be comforting for the baby. Also, the British Heart Foundation has approved this soother for promoting good oral development.

  • Reduces pressure on babies jaws and teeth
  • Silicone is flexible
  • Different colors available

Philips Avent Contemporary Soother

Rating
4.2/5

£7.25

The Philips Avent soother is great for ages 0-6months it comes in a range of designs and colors so there is one out there to suit every baby.

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • Boots
  • Superdrug
  • Mamas & Papas

The Philips Avent soother is great for ages 0-6months it comes in a range of designs and colors so there is one out there to suit every baby.

  • Natural shape
  • Silicone teat
  • BPA free
  • Colourful designs
  • Sild in packs of 1

Tomme Tippee Ultra Light Silicone Soothers

Rating
4.7/5

£5.75

The ultra-light soother is branded the best pacifier for breastfed babies. Its anti-static design means that it doesn’t attract dirt and can go straight into the sterilizer with being cleaned first.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Boots
  • Superdrug
  • Argos
  • Mamas & Papas

The ultra-light soother is branded the best pacifier for breastfed babies. Its anti-static design means that it doesn’t attract dirt and can go straight into the sterilizer with being cleaned first.

  • Several styles to choose from
  • Pack of 2
  • Comforting and familiar for your baby to create more relaxation
  • Ultralight meaning all babies can keep the soother in their mouth
  • Made from food-grade silicone
  • Age 0-6months

Top 5 Prams

Babyzen Yoyo+

Rating
4.7/5

£389.00

Babyzen Yoyo+ is the definition of ‘travelling light’ and was designed for parents on the go from trips in the city via public transport to frequent flyers. This pram weighs just 6.7kg which makes it perfect for going on flights as hand luggage and carrying over your shoulder once folded (one-handed) when necessary. However, do not be fooled by the weighing of this pram is very sturdy and reliable that also consists of.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Very
  • Amazon

Babyzen Yoyo+ is the definition of ‘travelling light’ and was designed for parents on the go from trips in the city via public transport to frequent flyers. This pram weighs just 6.7kg which makes it perfect for going on flights as hand luggage and carrying over your shoulder once folded (one-handed) when necessary. However, do not be fooled by the weighing of this pram is very sturdy and reliable that also consists of:

  • Car seat compatible
  • Quick fold
  • Versatile and easily adjusted to different situations
  • Easily removable and washable fabrics in
  • Multiple colours available

This product is great value for money and is very popular on the market at the moment also Includes; seat base, frame, reversible back rest, rain cover, shoulder strap and is suitable for 6 months to a maximum weight of 22kg.

Bugaboo Donkey 3

Rating
4.6/5

£1,149.00

The stunning Bugaboo Donkey 3 has just made pushing a pram effortless and light. With its 4 wheel puncture-proof tires creating a smooth, peaceful ride. Perfect if you are looking for a long-term purchase to use from day to day with its life expectance from newborn straight through to toddler (17kg). Here is some of the other gorgeous qualities the Bugaboo Donkey 3 has to offer.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Amazon
  • Mamas & Papas
  • Very

The stunning Bugaboo Donkey 3 has just made pushing a pram effortless and light. With its 4 wheel puncture proof tyres creating a smooth, peaceful ride. Perfect if you are looking for a long-term purchase to use from day to day with its life expectance from new born straight through to toddler (17kg). Here is some of the other gorgeous qualities the Bugaboo Donkey 3 has to offer:

  • Sturdy and robust allowing you to carry more than one child
  • Washable fabrics and easy to remove and reassemble
  • Compatible with a variety of different car seats
  • Doible push chair
  • Multiple colours to choose from
  • 4 wheel puncture proof
  • New rotating carry handle
  • Recliner

Families, and families that like to travel would benefit from a Bugaboo Donkey 3 huge. Also includes carrycot, reversible seat, sun canopy, rain cover

ICandy Peach 2 In 1

Rating
5/5

£999.00

ICandy Prams/pushchairs are one of the most beautifully designed and most bought prams on the market to date. With their luxurious designs and an option to create your own personalized pram they have a vast range available from many different sites and stores. This pram has a plethora of features including.

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  • John Lewis
  • Very
  • Mamas & Papas

ICandy Prams/pushchairs are one of the most beautifully designed and most bought prams on the market to date. With their luxurious designs and an option to create your own personalized pram they have a vast range available from many different sites and stores. This pram has a plethora of features including:

  • Puncture-proof tires wit all-round suspension for the smoothest ride
  • Elevator adaptor allowing seat unit to be heightened
  • 4 adjustable positions (height from 95cm-105cm)
  • One-handed seat recline with 3 positions
  • Auto fold lock
  • Freestanding chassis when folded
  • Easy transition from single to double pram
  • Ride onboard can be added for other children

The Icandy Peach guarantees the highest quality rides with a gorgeous, fashionable look. Including:

  • Newborn carrycot
  • Sun canopy
  • Rain cover
  • Infant carrier adaptors 

Maxi-Cosi Adorra Pushchair

Rating
4.5/5

£429.00

hen Maxi-Cosi is a fantastically designed pushchair, best lightweight system, perfect for parents that love to travel or even using public transport regularly, and what’s more, it is reasonably priced and excellent value for money. Stylish, sleek, and neat are just some of the best ways to describe this stroller. Some of the features which also make the Maxi-Cosi one of the best on market to date are.

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  • John Lewis
  • Very
  • Mamas & Papas
  • Littlewoods
  • Amazon

hen Maxi-Cosi is a fantastically designed pushchair, best lightweight system, perfect for parents that love to travel or even using public transport regularly, and what’s more, it is reasonably priced and excellent value for money. Stylish, sleek, and neat are just some of the best ways to describe this stroller. Some of the features which also make the Maxi-Cosi one of the best on market to date are:

  • The large canopy which is all extendable
  • Easy to fold and can be done one-handed
  • Adjustable seat (parent and rear-facing)
  • Compatible for parents that like to travel
  • Smooth steering
  • Aged for firstborn to 3-4years (depending on weight and height)
  • Lightweight (12.7kg)
  • 5-point harness
  • Large shopping basket
  • Easy braking system

The Maxi-Cosi also includes rain cover, large extendable canopy

Silver Cross Coast

Rating
4.5/5

£949.99

Are you looking for a high quality, a modern pram that is also branded the best travel system? Then look no further! This exemplary, premium product is the way forward for busy families and families that love to travel with it catering for any circumstances when you are out and about. Also, it’s fantastic for parents looking to extend their families or already has a baby and a toddler with its fabulous easily assembled addons. As well as being both practical and flexible the Silver Cross Coast features are.

Available On:

  • John Lewis
  • Very
  • Mamas & Papas

Are you looking for a high quality, a modern pram that is also branded the best travel system? Then look no further! This exemplary, premium product is the way forward for busy families and families that love to travel with it catering for any circumstances when you are out and about. Also, it’s fantastic for parents looking to extend their families or already has a baby and a toddler with its fabulous easily assembled addons. As well as being both practical and flexible the Silver Cross Coast features are:

  • Soft padded and comfortable carrycot
  • Adaptable under any circumstances
  • Great amounts of storage
  • Unique fabrics
  • Available in other colors
  • Great add-ons

Best Outdoor Play Equipment

Balcony Fort Climbing Frame

Rating
4.9/5

£949.99

Looking for some fun outdoor play equipment to entertain your little one/s? Then the balcony fort climbing frame is a winner. Not only does this equipment include two swings, a slide, monkey bars, balcony/hut it has also been through rigorous independent tests to ensure that the climbing frame is as safe as possible for your child/children. This wooden garden equipment is also very robust and strong.

  • Suitable for ages 3-14 years old
  • Maximum of 6 children on the climbing frame at any one time
  • 2 children at one time on the balcony fort
  • Includes – monkey bars, slide, balcony, hut, swings
  • Tried and tested by independent tests to ensure its as safe as possible
  • 10 years timber guarantee when ordered off the Dunster House website.

Available:

  • Dunster House

Rebo Wooden Garden Swing Set

Rating
4.6/5

£209.95

This toddler swing set is fantastic if you have more than one child at different ages that want to play on the swing at the same time. The baby swing with a back rest is designed for children weighing a maximum of 40kg and the the swing without the back rest is for more confident children who are slightly older weighing 60kg. This wooden swing set is made from sturdy, secure timber wood.

  • Soft ropes
  • Single seat
  • Baby seat
  • Maximum weight for baby seat 40kg
  • Maximum weight for single seat 60kg
    – Outdoor toys
    £209.95
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  • 12 months warranty when you order from the outdoor toys website
  • Height 212cm
  • Length 260cm
  • Sturdy, secure pressure treated timber

Available:

  • Outdoor toys

10ft Trampoline with Safety Net

Rating
4.8/5

£119.99

This best buy 10ft trampoline will not disappoint your bundles of joy in the slightest. The fun your little ones will have is endless but not only is it fun its safe too! With its tie down safety netting and zero contact with the bars and springs. The springs have also been treated with in zinc to protect against rust and poor weather conditions.

  • 10ft trampoline
  • Made from 38 x 1.2mm galvanised steel – strong and robust
  • Zero contact with bars and springs due to safety cover
  • Springs treated in zinc
  • Tie down and ladder kit available (sold separately)
  • Maximum weight on trampoline 100kg
  • UV resistant jump mat

Available:

  • Smyths

Easy Set Poo

Rating
4.7/5

£51.99

The easy set pool is rated one of the best above ground pools for your back garden. When the sun is out what a great way of cooling yourself down by taking a dip in this 8ft x 30 inch pool.

    • 1 filter pump included
    • Capacity water level is 80%
    • 8ft x 30 inch
    • Also other sizes available – 10ft x 30-inches and 13ft x 33-inches

Available On:

  • Amazon

Chad Valley Kids Garden Slide

Rating
4.5/5

£75.00

The Chad Valley garden slide is extremely popular on the market and one of the must haves to complete your fun outdoor equipment for your garden. This 7ft slide comes in different colours and includes a water sprinkle feature – adding to fun factor! This slide produces endless amounts of fun and exercise for your little ones – killing two birds with stone don’t you think?

  • Size H130, W133, D219cm
  • Climbing and sliding maximising the fun factor
  • 7ft slide
  • Includes water sprinkle feature
  • Weight 13kg
  • Maximum weight that the slide can take at any one time is 40kg
  • Made from plastic (strong)

Available On:

  • Argos
 

Wader Sandpit With Accessories

Rating
4.5/5

£64.99

The Wader is a good quality sandpit with accessories included such as spades and diggers with the sandpit this makes it a winner! The shape makes this sandpit suitable for most gardens and can be pushed to one side when not in use.

    • L54cm, H52cm, D31.5cm
    • Made from plastic
    • Cover for the sandpit sold separately
    • Accessories included are spades and toy diggers
    • Suitable for 18months+

Available On:

  • Amazon

Top 5 Areas of child development toys, games

Fisher Price Laugh + Learn Controller

Rating
4.6/5

£11.00

The learn and play controller is a fun and stimulating way for children to develop their fine-motor skills. The design of this pretends game controller is to not only help with fine-motor skills but to encourage early role play and imaginative fun too!

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  • Argos Amazon

The learn and play controller is a fun and stimulating way for children to develop their fine-motor skills. The design of this pretends game controller is to not only help with fine-motor skills but to encourage early role play and imaginative fun too!
• Lots of hand activities
• Pressing different buttons (ABCD + 1234) and hear fun songs, sounds, and phrases that introduce numbers, shapes, colors, and more
• 2 musical settings
• 3 AAA batteries

Kid K’Nex Budding Builders Set

Rating
4.5/5

These Kid K’Nex sets are amazing for children who love building and making things. They come with an instruction manual with 50 other suggestions with each set. Not only are they fun and stimulating they help to develop children’s fine motor skills and encourage them to use their structural skills.  • 100 pieces included

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  • John Lewis
  • Amazon
  • Smyths

These Kid K’Nex sets are amazing for children who love building and making things. They come with an instructions manual with 50 other suggestions with each set. Not only are they fun and stimulating they help to develop children’s finemotor skills and encourage them to use their structural skills.  • 100 pieces included

  • Multiple sets available
  • Develops fine motor skills4
  • Encourages structural skills

Leap Frog Mr. Pencil Scribble & Write Learn Toy

Rating
4.7/5

£25.00

The leapfrog scribble and write is one of the best educational toys for toddlers when starting to learn their numbers and letters and how to form them both when writing. It comes with a special pencil attached to the toy that the children can use to copy and write the letters and numbers.

Available:

  • Selfridges
  • Amazon
  • Argos

The leap frog scribble and write is one of the best educational toys for toddlers when starting to learn their numbers and letters and how to form them both when writing. It comes with a special pencil attached to the toy that the children can use to copy and write the letters and numbers.
• 6 fun activities to do with fun music to praise the children when they answer correctly
• Stylus to trace uppercase and lowercase letters as well as numbers
• To help educate children with their letters and numbers
• Suitable for ages 2+

Orchard Match & Spell Game

Rating
5/5

£9.00

Orchard is a highly recommended brand for educational games to help children to always develop to their highest potential. This particular game is branded one of the Orchards’ best toy games and is to help children with their spellings and being able to read them also helps with their memory and matching skills. There are lots of games available by Orchard that specialize in all aspects of English learning and they are fun and exciting and keeps children occupied and entertained for hours.

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • Argos
  • Smyths Toys 

Orchard is a highly recommended brand for educational games to help children to always develop to their highest potential. This particular game is branded one of Orchards’ best toy games and is to help children with their spellings and being able to read them it also helps with their memory and matching skills. There are lots of games available by Orchard that specialize in all aspects of English learning and they are fun and exciting and keeps children occupied and entertained for hours.

• Two ways to play
• Helps develop reading and spelling skills
• Exercise and encourages matching and memory skills
• Suitable for ages 4+

Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit

Rating
4.8/5

£79.99

The Osmo starter kit helps and encourages children to develop in all aspects of their childhood covering; social, emotional, and educational needs. They have categorized the materials and resources in the kit and the categories are as followed:

Available On:

  • John Lewis

The Osmo starter kit helps and encourages children to develop in all aspects of their childhood covering; social, emotional, and educational needs. They have categorized the materials and resources in the kit and the categories are as followed:

  • ABCs
  • Squiggle magic
  • Costume party
  • Stories

Each category focuses on a particular area/s of the development stage. The Osmo Genius starter kit does require an iPad or tablet to maximize fun and learning.

  • ABCs – become confident  with letter recognition, phonics, construction, and vocabulary
  • 300 words for pre-schoolers to learn
  • Squiggle magic – building imagination
  • Helps to develop cognitive, creative, social, and emotional needs
  • Costume party – create and be their own unique characters
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Fun and imaginative play
  • Stories – helps with problem-solving, social and emotional needs

Top 5 Reading Books

The Guffalo

Rating
4.9/5

£6.99

The by far is one of the/if not the best children’s picture book!

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • WHSmith
  • Waterstones
  • Blackwells

The by far is one of the/if not the best children’s picture book!

The story is all about a very clever mouse who has to use his brain to stay alive and not get eaten by some extremely hungry animals such as; a fox, a snake, an owl, and even the Guffalo in the deep dark woods.

This book includes lots of simple and gentle rhyming words and this is designed to help your child/ren improve their phonetic skills. Also, with added child-friendly humor to keep the children engaged throughout the reading. There are also other books available.

Author: Julia Donaldson

The Roald Dahl Selection

Rating
4.8/5

£29.99

Roald Dahl is one of the best-selling children’s authors. His books are famous for the humor and creativity used! His books are mainly aimed at ages 7years + and are entertainment from start to finish! The books included in this selection are.

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  • WHSmith
  • Waterstones

Roald Dahl is one of the best-selling children’s authors. His books are famous for the humour and creativity used! His books are mainly aimed at ages 7years + and are entertainment from start to finish! The books included in this selection are:

  • The BFG
  • Eslo Trot
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Charlie And the Chocolate Factory
  • Danny The Champion of The World
  • The Magic Finger
  • The Twits
  • The Witches
  • The Giraffe and The Pelly And Me
  • James And the Giant Peach
  • BOY
  • Going Solo

These books also allow children to work on their reading stems which are:

  • Inference
  • Prediction
  • Evaluation
  • Summarising
  • Questions

The reading stems are all factors that help to make a strong and confident reader.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Rating
4.5/5

£5.99

One of the best children’s pictures books and the most popular. The tiger who came to tea is very entertaining, and humorous for children ages 2-6. This story is about an extremely hungry tiger who comes round to someone’s house for tea, but he doesn’t just eat tea he clears the cupboards, fridge, and anything edible in the kitchen. The little girl that invited him in is cannot believe her eyes. Once the tiger eats everything he then decides to leave, and the little girl and her parents have to go out for their tea as the tiger has eaten it all!

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  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • Waterstones
  • WHSmith

One of the best children’s pictures books and the most popular. The tiger who came to tea is very entertaining, and humorous for children ages 2-6. This story is about an extremely hungry tiger who comes round to someone’s house for tea, but he doesn’t just eat tea he clears the cupboards, fridge, and anything edible in the kitchen. The little girl that invited him in is cannot believe her eyes. Once the tiger eats everything he then decides to leave, and the little girl and her parents have to go out for their tea as the tiger has eaten it all!

This book exercises children’s imagination and inquisition – opening up conversations using the common question words:

  • Why
  • Who
  • What
  • Where
  • How

Those types of questions are important for children to use when reading a story because it helps them improve their comprehension skills.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Rating
4.7/5

£4.99

The very hungry caterpillar is one of the most popular children’s books and has kept its status for many years now!

Available On:

  • Amazon
  • Waterstones
  • WHSmith
  • Scholastic

The very hungry caterpillar is one of the most popular children’s books and has kept its status for many years now!

This very hungry caterpillar is on the hunt for any food he can find to quench the hunger! He comes across some delicious foods, some healthy and some not so healthy! This story is educational for young children as not only does it teach children that you need a balanced diet from all categories

(carbohydrates, protein, sugar etc) it shows the life cycle of a caterpillar before it turns into a butterfly.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Rating
4.6/5

£6.99

This award-winning favorite book is a fantastic read for children. It’s about a small family taking a walk through the forest on a ‘bear hunt’ they come across many obstacles whilst trying to hunt for a bear and they keep pushing through and persevering. When they finally come up against the bear they are very surprised to say the least, but was it a pleasant surprise?

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  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • Waterstones
  • WHSmtih

This award-winning favorite book is a fantastic read for children. It’s about a small family taking a walk through the forest on a ‘bear hunt’ they come across many obstacles whilst trying to hunt for a bear and they keep pushing through and persevering. When they finally come up against the bear they are very surprised to say the least, but was it a pleasant surprise?

This book is perfect for children improving their phonetic skills because of the rhyming and it introduces a style of writing and the rhythm in which the story is told.

Top 5 Receipes

Watermelon Doughnuts (makes 12 large doughnuts)

Prep: 20mins Cook: 10mins

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For the batter:

    • 200g plain flour
    •  180g golden caster sugar
    •  ½ tbsp ground cinnamon
    •  250g buttermilk
    •  2 medium eggs
    •  30g butter
    •  1 tsp vanilla extract

To decorate:

  • 300g pink candy melts
  • 200g green candy melts
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 30g dark chocolate chips
  • You will need:
  • 12-hole doughnut tins
  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a whisk to distribute the cinnamon and baking powder. Add the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour the batter into a piping bag and fill the doughnut pan until each hole is approximately three quarters full. Do this in batches if needed.
  2. Bake for 9-10 minutes until risen, golden brown and the tops are springy to the touch. Allow to cool for a coupe of mins then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. If the doughnuts have lost their holes during baking use a small cutter or piping nozzle to recut them.
  3. Put your pink candy meltsin a microwaveable bowl with 1tsp vegetable oil. Melt at 30 second intervals at a medium heat until silky and completely melted. Spoon the pink candy melt over the top of each doughnut wiping off any drips that fall down the edge. Leave on a wire rack
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    - Sainsburys
    - Morrisons
    - Asda
    - M&S
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    until set (about 5-10 mins). Do not throw away the excess pink.
  4. Meanwhile melt the green candy melts in the same way. Hold your doughnuts on the edge and roll them through the green candy melts only covering the outside not the pink. Leave to set.
  5. Cut the chocolate chips in half to create watermelon seed shapes. Dip a cocktail stick into the pink candy melt and mark out the spots to place your seeds then stick on the chocolate chips.

Ingredients range from £10-£12 depending on supermarket choice.

  • Tesco
  • Sainsburys
  • Morrisons
  • Asda
  • M&S

4.8 out of 5.0 stars

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe for up to 10 cookies)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 12 mins

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  • 120g butter, softened
  • 75g light brown sugar
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 180g plain sugar
  • ½ bicarbonate soda
  • 150g dark/ or milk chocolate, cut into chunks
  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas mark 4 and line two baking sheets with parchment. Cream the butter and sugars together until very light and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Once combined, stir in the flour, bicarb, chocolate and ¼ tsp salt.
  2. Scoop 10 Large tbsps. Of the mixture onto the trays, leaving enough space between each to allow for spreading. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until firm around the edges but still soft in the middle – they will harden a little as they cool. Leave to cool on the tray for a couple of minutes before eating warm, or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Will keep for three days in an airtight container.

Ingredients range from £7-£9 depending on supermarket choice.

  • Tesco
  • Sainsburys
  • Morrisons
  • Asda
  • M&S

4.6 out of 5.0 stars

Cupcake Recipe (serves 12 cupcakes)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

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  • 110g softened butter
  • 110g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g self-raising flour

For the buttercream

  • 150g softened butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • Food colouring paste of your choice (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C/gas 4 and fill a cupcake tray with 12 cases.
  2. Using an electric whisk beat 110g of softened butter and 110g golden caster sugar together until pale and fluffy then whisk in 2 large eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  3. Add ½ tsp of vanilla extract, 110g self-raising flour and a pinch of salt, whisk until just combined then spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases.
  4. Bake for 15 mins until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. To make the buttercream, whisk 150g softened butter until super soft the add 300g icing sugar, 1tsp vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
  6. Whisk together until smooth (start of slowly to avoid an icing sugar cloud) then beat in 3 tbsp of milk.
  7. If wanting to colour, stir in the food colouring now. Spoon or pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.

Ingredients range from £8 - £10 depending on supermarket choice.

  • Tesco
  • Sainsburys
  • Morrisons
  • M&S

4.7 out of 5.0 stars

Classic Victoria Sponge (cuts into 10 slices)

Prep: 15mins Cook: 30mins

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  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the filling

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 140g icing sugar, sifted
  • Drop of vanilla extract (optional)
  • Half a jar 340g strawberry jam
  • Icing sugar to decorate
  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line with non-stick baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat 200g caster sugar, 200g softened butter, 4 beaten eggs, 200g self-raising flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 2 tbsp of milk together until you have a soft, smooth batter.
  3. Divide the mixture between the tins, smooth the mixture with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes until golden and the cake springs back when pressed.
  5. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.
  6. To make the filling, beat 100g softened butter until smooth and creamy,then gradually beat in 140g sifted icing sugar and a drop of vanilla extract (if your using it).
  7. Spread the buttercream over the bottom of one of the sponges. Top it with 170g strawberry jam and sandwich the second sponge on top.
  8. Dust with a little icing sugar before serving. Keep in an airtight container and eat within 2 days.

Ingredients range from £8 - £10 depending on supermarket choice.

  • Tesco
  • Asda
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsburys
  • M&S

5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Blueberry Muffins (serves 12)

Prep: 20mins Cook: 20mins

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  • 100g unsalted butter, softened, plus 1 tbsp, melted, for greasing
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 140g natural yogurt
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 250g plain sugar
  • 2 tsp baking sugar
  • 1 tsp biocarbinate of soda
  • 125g pack blueberries (or use frozen)
  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Beat the butter and cster sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat in for 1 minute, then mix in the yogurt, vanilla extract and milk. Combine the flour, baking powder and bicarb in a bowl with ¼ tsp fine salt, then tip this into the wet ingredients and stir in. finally, fold in the blueberries and divide the mixture between the muffin cases.
  2. Bake for 5 mins, then reduce oven 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and bake for 15-18 mins more until risen and golden, and a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  3. Cool in the tin for 10mins, then carefully lift out
    Ingredients range from £6 - £8 depending on supermarket choice.
    - Tesco
    - Asda
    - Morrisons
    - Sainsburys
    - M&S
    4.5
    onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container – after a day or two, pop them in the microwave for 10-15 secs on high to freshen up.

Ingredients range from £6 - £8 depending on supermarket choice.

  • Tesco
  • Asda
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsburys
  • M&S

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Top 5 nursery rhymes

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are 

This nursery rhyme is exceedingly popular with young children (pre-school children) in particular. You can access the nursery rhyme on YouTube or in most nursery rhyme books which can be bought:
- Amazon
Also, can be accessed on YouTube.

5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Humpty Dumpty

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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses,
And all the king’s men.
Couldn’t put humpty together again.

Nursery rhymes are very educational and fun for children to learn, sing and dance to. Also, they can help when soothing your baby and trying to get them off to sleep peacefully. This nursery rhyme can be found on YouTube and as a book from,
- Amazon
- eBay

4.6 out of 5.0 stars

The Wheels On The Bus

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The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round,
Round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All day long.
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish.
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish.
All day long.
(Continue on with other things on the bus for example; the bus driver, the engine, the people ...)

The wheels on the bus is a popular with children and can entertain them for ages. Not only is it educational but the children usually tend to make up their own actions for each thing ‘on the bus’ which again is very entertaining for the younger ones.
You can access this nursery rhyme on
- YouTube.

4.7 out of 5.0 stars

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
If you see a crocodile,
don’t forget to scream.
AHHHHH

This nursery rhyme is extremely fun and there is lots of different versions out there that can keep the nursery rhyme fresh for your children.
There are actions to go with this nursery rhyme which also adds to the excitement.
You can access this nursery rhyme on:
- YouTube
- Amazon (as a book with lyrics)

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Old Mac Donald Had A Farm

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Old mac Donald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm, he had a cow,
E-I-E-I-O.
With a moo moo here,
And a moo moo there.
Here a moo,
There a moo.
Everywhere a moo moo
Old mac Donald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O
(Repeat the lyrics just replacing the animal and the sound the animal makes in the farm)

Old mac Donald had a farm is a great way to introduce different animals to your child/ren and the sounds they make also, to see what your child/ren already knows about different animals, there appearance etc. Also, the repetition in the rhyme is a great way to improve memorising skills.
You can access this nursery rhyme:
- YouTube
- Amazon (as a book with lyrics)

4.8 out of 5.0 stars