Help Your Kids Snack Healthily With GoGo squeeZ

We were sent some GoGo squeeZ for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Jack is a fussy eater and it can be hard to get him to eat healthily – however I know there are certain ways of getting around this with him. Luckily right now Olivia is a great eater and will try pretty much anything you put in front of her. When asked if we would like to review some GoGo squeeZ fruit and yogurt snacks, enabling me to make sure my kids were snacking healthily, I said yes and waited patiently for them to arrive.

GoGo squeeZ offer three delicious fruit pouches in flavours apple, apple and mango and apple and strawberry. They also offer two flavours of yogurt pouches, strawberry and banana. You can find out more about their products here.

Their products are squeezable, re-closable snacks in a pouch which are crafted with high-quality ingredients to provide wholesome goodness for squeeZing. They are so convenient for taking out and about and make a great snack for any child.

Their fruit pouches are made from 100% fruit and are school compliant and vegetarian friendly. They’re gluten free and dairy free and have even received the official Kosher Certified stamp of approval from OU Kosher. There are no preservatives and no flavourings so you can be sure your child is getting a healthy snack with no added extras.

Jack had a fruit or yogurt pouch every day after school and was gutted when they ran out so we will have to head out to grab some more for the two kids – they certainly went down a treat! Jack enjoyed the apple the most and was quite annoyed when he offered one to a friend to try and they left the majority of it, haha! The yogurts also proved popular in my house. These yogurts are great in the sense that you don’t have to refrigerate them. They are made with real yogurt and fruit puree and contain no preservatives. They are a source of calcium and vitamin D(1). It is gluten free and school compliant.

I can rest easier knowing my kids have been snacking on healthy snacks such as these – and feel relaxed in the sense that they are convenient to take out and about with me for snacking on the go. You can buy them online from Tesco for just £2.55 for 4 for the fruit snacks and £2.95 for the yogurt snacks.

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Degustabox | November 2017

Yet again we received our monthly Degustabox subscription box, priced at just £12.99 for the whole box with free delivery. This month was a festive themed box and we were lucky to receive a lovely selection of items. Subscribers only get one of the Filippo Berio products in their box but we get to try all of them to showcase what is available. So what did we receive this month? Cadbury Picnic Bites – £1.99
Picnics are one of my favourite chocolate bars so I may have shrieked to see these Picnic Bites included. They didn’t take long to eat – they were probably gone within thirty minutes of the box being opened!

The Jelly Bean Factory Super Sours – £1.79

Now if I was extremely happy to see the Picnic Bites, Steve was very happy to see these – jelly beans are his favourite sweet! They went down a treat.

Planters Fruity Chocolate Crunch – £2

This was something the whole family enjoyed. Made with crunch peanuts, juicy cranberries and creamy milk chocolate buttons, we all enjoyed this very much.

Weetabix Additions Apple & Raisin – £2.99

These have been in the boxes before and I enjoyed them then. I love having these for my breakfast and I never share – the box is all for me!

ALO – £1.99

Steve had this as I am not a big fan of aloe vera drinks. Steve really enjoyed this and it is cool to know that Alo are the only quality-proven brand of Aloe vera drinks in the UK.

Dalston’s Fizzy Apple – £1.89

Steve also drank this and found it quite tasty. I tried a bit and wasn’t too sure but Steve enjoyed it.

Taylors of Harrogate Cacao Superior Colombia Ground Coffee – £4.49

We don’t drink coffee in our house so have gifted this to my brother in law – however it does sound quite nice!

PROPERCORN Perfectly Sweet Popcorn – 89p

Hand popped corn sprinkled with unrefined Fairtrade sugar, Jack enjoyed this whilst watching a movie with a friend. It didn’t last even five minutes.

Ryvita Multigrain Rye Cakes – £1.39

Whilst these do make a great snack, we aren’t the biggest fans of these so donated these to our local foodbank.

 Rio Mare Tuna in Olive Oil – £3

Jack and I both like tuna so this was a lovely addition to our box. It has a real unique taste and we really enjoyed it.

Kallo Organic Stock Pots (chicken flavour) – £1.80

We always use stock or stock pots in our meals so these are a very welcome addition to our pantry. Kallo are a fab brand and these new stock pots are made with organic, natural and high quality ingredients. There are three flavours available – chicken, beef or vegetable. We received the chicken flavour.

The English Provender Co.’s Caramelised Red Onion Chutney – £1.99

I don’t think you’ll find a family who loves chutney like we do and this was a very pleasing inclusion in our box. This is absolutely delicious.

Filippo Berio Classic Pesto

I am the only one to like pesto in our house so we don’t tend to make pesto dishes. I donated this to the local food bank so someone else can benefit from it.

Filippo Berio Fennel & Garlic Crostini

These were great to snack on and we all really enjoyed them. We would certainly buy them again!

This is what we received and we were very impressed – a great mix of sweet and savoury items and some interesting drinks. Definitely worth the money again this month.

We were sent the box for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

 

Twiddle Ons – Helping Babies To Explore Their Feet

Twiddle Ons

We were sent these for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Like all babies, Olivia is fascinated with her feet. She loves nothing more than pulling her socks off and this can be quite frustrating as a parent! We were recently sent a pair of Twiddle Ons for review – how did we get on?

Twiddle Ons

Twiddle Ons are a range of foot finder toys from the fantastic team behind Sock Ons. Retailing at £8.99, these were introduced by Sock Ons after their global success, knowing that babies love foot finder toys. However, until now, foot finder toys could be pulled off. Now there is a range that actually stays on!

Encouraging babies to explore their feet and have ‘foot fun’ without the frustration of losing them, the Twiddle Ons have bright colours, different textures and make sounds too. All designed with key baby developmental stages in mind.

Twiddle Ons

These are made of 82% nylon and 18% elastane and they conform to CE toy standards, fitting children up to 12 months. So what did Olivia think?

Olivia loved them – she would often pull her socks off but with her Twiddle Ons on her feet, she is quite happy to leave them on and simply play with her feet. We were sent the fish design and she loved the bright colours and the jingly jangly sounds that her feet made when she kicked or when she played with them.

Twiddle Ons

Whilst these will only last Olivia for a couple more months, I can definitely see these proving very useful to us – they distract Olivia from pulling off her socks and she loves the colours and sounds. We will definitely be purchasing some for friends babies in the future too.

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Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord | Review

Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord

We were sent a Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Jack is a massive Power Rangers fan and couldn’t have been more ecstatic to be given the chance to review this Megazord. Even Olivia has had plenty of fun getting involved with the play.

Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin MegazordThis Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord is suitable for ages 3-8 and retails at £74.99. Jack is right in the middle of the perfect age range for this. The Megazord is what the Power Rangers turn into when they megamorph.

Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin MegazordThe toy has a multitude of features. These include 4 activation Power Pads so kids can control the action – if you turn the left shoulder pad, the chest opens, the eyes light up and the cannon pops out. If you turn the one in the chest, it fires Power Coins! The pad above the left knee raises the projectile launcher and all you need to do is push the button to fire. Finally the pad above the right knee activates a chomping action.

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fisher price imaginext power rangers morphin megazord If you think that the front of the Megazord is where all the action is, then you couldn’t be more wrong. The back of the playset features a jail, a meeting area and even an elevator. It has multiple levels and platforms too. Bet you also didn’t realise that you can fit one of the figures in the back of the Megazord’s head?

The playset itself includes the Morphin Megazord, the Red and Black Power Rangers figures, 6 Power Coins and 7 Power Missiles.

So what did we think?fisher price imaginext power rangers morphin megazord fisher price imaginext power rangers morphin megazord fisher price imaginext power rangers morphin megazord Well as I mentioned before, both Jack and Olivia had lots of fun playing with the Megazord. Jack has played for hours upon hours and days upon days with this playset since receiving it – it is his favourite toy to play with right now. I will be doing something else and hear him making up stories, sometimes based on episodes he has seen and other times that he has made up himself. Apparently the Power Rangers recently came across their biggest villain yet in the form of his baby sister Olivia, haha! Jack absolutely loves the Megazord and is very grateful he was given the opportunity to review it.

What did I think? Well, given that this is in the higher price range of what I would pay for a toy or playset, I went in with very high expectations and this met them and more. There is so much to see and do on the Megazord that a child can never be bored and there are so many different stories that you can make up – including one with Olivia as the world’s biggest super villain!

For £74.99, this is a great playset. There is so much to see and do and so many features that you will always find something to do. If you want to get your hands on one for your child this Christmas, you can buy your Imaginext Morphin Megazord from Smyths.

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Getting Some Body Confidence Back With LOTD

LOTD

I’ve been struggling a lot with body confidence since Olivia has been born. Before I had Olivia, I had lost a stone and a half in weight and was really starting to feel good about myself. Then Olivia came along – and I love her to pieces, of course – but my confidence is in tatters.

All too often you’ll see me doing the school run in a hoodie and leggings. Whilst this is super comfy, I don’t want to wear these all the time but have been finding it hard to get out of my slump. I recently found out about LOTD, a new up and coming fashion brand from Manchester. They sell lots of women’s clothes and always have a great deal or discount on. They even have a range of delivery prices for you to choose from so you can choose a delivery time and price that suits you.

Now I roughly know what suits me but have been finding it to adjust to my larger frame. I had the chance to pick up some items, courtesy of LOTD to help create this post and opted for their velvet skater dress in black, an oversized hooded knitted cardigan in black, some elasticated side trousers in black and a grey shoulder bag.

Now I know what you are thinking – that’s a lot of black – but I know that black is a colour that suits me. I was in desperate need of some trousers that fit me as I didn’t want to be living in leggings all the time – and who doesn’t need a cardigan at this time of year? I love a skater dress as I find it really flattering and I had to opt for a bag because handbags are life..

LOTDNow it has only been a week or so since the products arrived but I am already starting to feel better about myself. I’ve had multiple compliments on my choice in bag and my trouser choice also went down well – even family mentioned that it was nice to see me out of leggings for a change. The cardigan is super soft and snuggly, everything you expect a cardigan to be and the dress is just the right outfit for the Christmas party season – parties that I was dreading going to as I felt so rubbish about myself.

With the help of LOTD and their wonderful clothing range and going into my SW class with a determined mindset this coming Tuesday, I’m hoping my body confidence will come back screaming – after all, it has been hidden away for too long.

I was sent some of the LOTD range for the purpose of creating this post.