Trying Out The New Childs Farm Sun Creams – Plus Win 1 of 3 50+ SPF Roll On Sun Creams

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

I’ve mentioned the Childs Farm brand a few times here on the blog and talked about my love of it. I find that they make great products for babies and some of you may also recall the large media coverage they received when someone claimed it worked wonders on her child’s eczema. I decided to give it a go on Jack’s and it did reduce it by quite a lot so when they offered me the chance to review their new range of sun creams, I had to give them a try.

This review has been a while in the making as it seemed for a while we wouldn’t have much decent weather to try them out in –  but the weather must have heard my prayers and these recent heatwaves have been the perfect time to try them out.This new  sun care range is suitable for those with sensitive and also eczema-prone skin . They are a new formula suncream, spray and roll-on aimed at children who suffer from skin complaints during warm weather – which is equally suitable for adult skin. Sounded perfect for trying on Jack’s sensitive skin and also Olivia’s baby soft skin. It is available at the Childs Farm website or Boots online, plus Waitrose, Asda, Ocado and Boots in store.

But how is the Childs Farm suncream different? Developed for sensitive and eczema prone skin the gentle, unscented formula offers long lasting protection using organic filters to block damaging UVA and UVB rays.

In a user trial of 100 children with medically diagnosed eczema, aged between 0 and 18 months, 89% of parents said they would recommend the Childs Farm sun cream products to other parents of children with medically diagnosed eczema; 94% of parents said the products were easy to spread and 87% said that they were easy to absorb.

Now I must admit I wasn’t sure how to approach this review. What can you say about sun cream? After discussion with Steve, here’s our thoughts on the three new items in the Childs Farm range.

This cream is a 50+ SPF sun cream, water resistant UVA and UVB with very high protection. We’ve been using this on extremely hot days – especially when the kids are in the paddling pool. I want to make sure they’re fully protected and this cream claimed to offer very high protection. Did it work? Well my children haven’t had any sunburn whilst using it and unlike some sun creams which can be too thick, gloopy and hard to handle, this was easy to apply – even Jack can apply it carefully without too much mess. This retails at £12 and is available from Boots, Waitrose, Ocado, Amazon and childsfarm.com.

Now you can probably tell how much we’ve been using this sun spray as we even managed to lose the lid before I managed to take photos, oops. This has been a staple in our nappy bag for quick top ups as we are walking around the village and is lasting well, despite the consistent use. Again it is 50+ SPF, high protection and retails at £12. It is available exclusively in Boots stores nationwide.

Finally we tried the 70ml 50+ SPF Roll-on sun cream which retails at £10. This was the one we started using last but has already made it into daily rotation. Jack always applies this before he goes to school and this is great as it really gives him some responsibility. He can apply it easily without any mess and can control exactly how much he is applying which is great. With two children to slather in sun cream every morning, it is so handy to know that I can let Jack apply himself whilst I can oversee him and apply sun cream to his sister. This is available exclusively in Boots stores nationwide from 2018; you can find it in the baby and child aisle.

We love the roll on sun cream so much that we’ve got three to giveaway; one each to three lucky winners. So what do you need to do for your chance to win? Fill in the Rafflecopter below – this giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 20th of July 2018. Good luck!

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Win 1 of 3 Hey Duggee The Wedding Badge And 10 Other Stories DVDs

We all recently enjoyed the Royal Wedding but did you manage to catch the Hey Duggee wedding episode recently on CBeebies? Fear not if you didn’t as you have the chance to watch it for yourself as I am giving away three of the brand new Hey Duggee The Wedding Badge And 10 Other Stories DVDs!

The DVD runs for a full time of 70 minutes – here is a little more about the DVD itself and the episodes:

Get set for a ninth collection filled with laughter, learning and exciting activities in the adventure club that every child will want to join! Meet Duggee, a big lovable dog who is the leader of an after school club, called the Squirrels. Under the patient guidance of Duggee, the Squirrels discover new things about the world around them and their comic adventures encourage young viewers to actively solve a problem by moving, jumping, running and skipping.

 In this brand new collection Duggee and the Squirrels attend a Royal Wedding! Whilst out sailing they discover an island, the Squirrel’s Grandparents pay a visit, they go to a fancy dress party and Duggee helps the Squirrels to overcome their fears… 

Episodes

The Wedding Badge

The Voice Badge

The Island Badge

The Sleeping Badge

The Brave Banana Badge

The Water Badge

The Traffic Badge

The Dressing Up Badge

The Getting On Badge

The Grandparents Badge

The Organising Badge

Would you like to win? Then just fill in the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 11th of July 2018. Good luck!

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Marge and The Secret Tunnel by Isla Fisher | Review & Win 1 of 5 complete Marge In Charge book sets

Item sent for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Jack is a little bookworm, there is no doubt about that. We reviewed the Marge In Charge series a little while ago here so when offered the chance to review the fourth and last book in the series, we had to say yes. I’m so happy Jack loves Isla Fisher’s books – I remember reading a teen book she released back when I was younger and she had not long left Home & Away. I’m a big Isla Fisher fan and have followed her career avidly and am so glad that Jack enjoys her work as much as I do.

So what is the book about and what did we think of it?

Synopsis

Life with Marge is NEVER boring! Even shopping for new shoes turns out to be an amazing adventure, especially when the lights go out and the children are stuck in the shop! And when Jakey decides he’d like to visit Australia, Marge has the best idea ever. She and the children will dig a tunnel and visit a completely different country . . .

The fourth fun family story in the MARGE IN CHARGE series, written by actor & comedian Isla Fisher and illustrated throughout by Eglantine Ceulemans.

Our Review

Jack is very much getting into bigger books now. He is still getting the few sentences a page books with illustrations from school for reading at home but he prefers a more challenging read and I love that the Marge In Charge series offers this to him. For readers aged 5-8 years old, he is the perfect age group and he really enjoys reading them.

The previous three books in the series made him laugh out loud in places and he was hoping for the same warm fuzzy funny feeling with this book. It didn’t disappoint. We took some time reading together – just like the previous books, this book contained three stories in one. He also headed off on his own to read some to himself like the little bookworm he is.

The illustrations as always just enhanced the book and the fun filled adventures contained within. I’m pretty sure Jack would love to have Marge as a babysitter but I am not sure I could persuade his usual babysitter (my Mum) to behave like that, what do you think?

Yet again the author has pulled it out of the bag with a fun filled book that my son enjoys and keeps going back to. I’ve been telling friends about the series as I think everyone should check it out, they’re fab reads. Read on for your chance to get your hands on some!

About The Author

Isla Fisher began acting as a child and has worked solidly in television and film for the past 25 years. She has appeared in Home And AwayThe Great Gatsby and Definitely Maybe, to name a few. She also studied in Paris to become a clown for two years before realising that there is not much call for miming ‘the wall’!

Isla has played many roles over the years, from a bonkers bridesmaid in Wedding Crashers to the poster girl for consumerism in Confessions Of A Shopaholic. But her favourite role has been being a mummy to daughters Olive and Elula and son Montgomery. Isla has been making up stories at bedtime for them every night since they were born. These books are for her children, as a reminder of all the fun they have at bedtime reading books and sharing stories.

About The Illustrator

Eglantine Ceulemans spent her childhood reading Belgian comics. In 2007 she joined the Emile Cohl School of Art in Lyon, France, transforming her passion for illustration into a vocation. She loves working in an intuitive way, combining humor and sensitivity, and using different mediums and techniques. Eglantine currently resides in Lyon. Follow Eglantine at http://eglantineceulemans.com/  or on Twitter: @lelephantine

Marge and the Secret Tunnel is available here on Amazon for £4.79 {affiliate link} and all other good bookstores.

Would you like the chance to own the series for yourself? Just fill in the Rafflecopter below for your chance of winning 1 of 5 complete sets of Marge in Charge books by Isla Fisher. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 21st of June 2018. Good luck!

 

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Win A Copy of The Commuter on DVD

Have you seen The Commuter? Did you like it? How would you like to win a copy of it?

If you’ve not seen it, do you like Liam Neeson? How would you like to win a copy of this blockbuster movie? Well, you can do that right here as we’re giving away a copy of Neeson’s latest movie on dvd and it could be yours!

Liam Neeson stars as Michael MacAuley, an insurance salesman who takes the same commute to and from work for 10 years. Have you made the same commute for a while? Is it an easy journey? Here are the 3 busiest commutes in the UK…

7:16am East Grinstead to London Bridge – This journey regularly exceeds capacity by double the official capacity. A service that allows for just over 600 passengers has over 1300 each day. Talk about sardines!

7:55am Cambridge to Kings Cross – Only a small service with capacity for just 200 passengers, over 400 use this service each day. It may be time to add some extra carriages!

5:08pm Sutton to St. Albans City – As commuters start to make their way home from a hard day at the office, this probably isn’t the service you’d like to be on after grafting all day. With double the passengers that capacity allows, you better make sure you’re first on so you can grab yourself a seat!

But what do you do while you’re commuting to and from work? Do you play games? Why not try bgo.com where you’ll receive free spins when you register and have top games such as Starburst, Hotline and Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist.

Hopefully your commute isn’t anything like the above journeys but you do get to have fun and play games on there!

For your chance of winning The Commuter on DVD, just fill in the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 14th of June 2018. Good luck!

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Win a 6 pack of Hello Little Monsters Reusable Food Pouches

Have you got a little one that you are weaning? Do you love making your own food but find it hard to transport around and wish you had some of those handy little pouches that you see in the supermarket? Well, your prayers have been answered.

Hello Little Monsters have released a range of reusable baby food pouches which are available on Amazon for £9.95 here {affiliate link}. The double zipper on the pouch ensures no leaking and the brand use only top quality materials to ensure the refillable pouches are safe and healthy to use for you and your children. They are BPA free and have no PVC, no lead and no phthalate. Best of all, each pouch is 100% reusable and recyclable so you help save the environment!

They have a wide bottom opening so they can be easily cleaned or refilled. They can be safely washed in the dishwasher and can even be stored in the freezer too!

We are past the weaning stage ourselves now but the team from Hello Little Monsters have kindly offered a 6 pack of their reusable pouches to one lucky reader, worth £9.95! If you’d like the chance to win, please fill in the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 11th of June 2018. Good luck!

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