Great Gizmos – Gifts for Kids

I’m not sure about you, but for us it seems to be birthday season. I have two summer babies, and judging by all the party invites flying around I think there are many children with a summer birthday! When the children head to a party I like to send them with a  gift for the birthday boy or girl. But, choosing a gift for children isn’t always that easy, as often I don’t know the child very well and am reliant on my own child to explain what the birthday girl or boy likes! Not always the most reliable source! So, instead I look for gifts which are broadly suited to children of their age group. Hopefully something a little different to what they may expect!

Shopping online for gifts

I like shopping for gifts online as it gives me time to shop carefully! It also means I can shop while e.g. waiting at the school gates – multi tasking – win! So, where to shop online for kids gifts? We’ve recently rediscovered Great Gizmos.

Great Gizmos offer a wide range of gift ideas, from party bag fillers, soft toys, educational kits and even outdoor toys! We were excited to receive a box of things suitable for each of the three older children.

Great Gizmos Kids Toys


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Family Camping – Buying the basics.

We are currently in the process of planning this summers camping holiday. Every year we always have one big camping adventure. Plus some smaller weekend adventures too. As a larger family holidaying can become expensive and so camping gives us the opportunity to travel without large accommodation bills.

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Shoes for new walkers — Dotty Fish

Watching your baby become a toddler is one of the most precious milestones. Those first wobbly steps are so exciting to watch! As a parent I am always keen to look after my children’s feet and keep them healthy. I’ve always encouraged my children to be barefoot wherever possible. But, there are times when being barefoot isn’t a safe option.

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12 Weeks Old.. Baby Update

How on earth have I got to having a 12 week old baby? 12 weeks have gone so quickly! I had thought I would sit and write each week as a record to myself on each of the little milestones we reach. But somehow, those posts are sat in draft and perhaps I will get round to publishing them one day. For now though, here’s a 12 week baby update!

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Is your dog too stressed?

Many of us will know how stress can effect our sleep, lying awake worrying really takes its toll. But, did you know that dogs can also feel stress?

A 2017 study published by Proceedings of The Royal Society B showed that dogs actually suffer poor sleep when they’re anxious or stressed. Researchers in the test discovered negative actions caused dogs to have poor sleep that they awoke quickly from, while the pooches that enjoyed more positive experiences managed an hour of deep, consistent napping.

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Diono Quantum Classic Review

The Diono Quantum Classic is suitable from birth, with a clever one seat system which converts from bassinet to toddler seat. There’s no need to buy an additional carry cot. The Quantum in pushchair mode can be forward or parent facing.

The Quantum Classic has a luxurious feel about it. It is a large buggy, but easily manoeuvred. The seat fabric is smart and looks hard wearing but with  luxurious look.

Diono Quantum Classic

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