Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Go, Go Power Rangers // Fisher-Price Imaginext Power Rangers Morphin Megazord

The twins are massive Power Ranger fans, and often dress up as their favourite Red Ranger.
I remember watching it as a child and always wanting to be the Pink Ranger, so its quite nice to see them enjoying something I used to enjoy.
We all enjoy watching some of the old school episodes on Netflix's.

When asked if we wanted to review the brand new imagined Morphin Megazord playset, I knew they would think Christmas had come early!


They play-set comes with the Red Ranger and the Black Ranger, I had a dreaded feeling they're would be massive arguments who got the red one, but that hasn't happened and they're both pretty happy to take it in turns being the red ranger.


Key Features;

    4 activation Power Pads let little ones control the action
·         Turn Power Pad on left shoulder for awesome transformation: chest opens, eyes light up, and cannon pops out!
·         Turn another Power Pad in chest to fire Power Coins
·         Turn 3rd Power Pad above left knee to raise projectile launcher and push button to fire
·         Turn 4th Power Pad above right knee to activate chomping action
·         Back of playset features jail, meeting area, elevator and more  with multiple levels and platforms for added play
·         Figure fits in back of Megazords head
·         Includes Morphin Megazord, Red and Black Power Rangers figures, 6 Power Coins and 7 Power Missiles


The boys have endless fun playing with the Megazord, I've lost count of the times I've been shot by a missile.
They bring him down to watch Power Rangers with them and then try to act out the scenes with the play set.

I have been told, that this is the best toy ever!


I love all the detail on the Megazord, and I can that tell this toy won't break easily, It's been twin tested!.
It's totally worth the higher price tag, as this is a toy that will be played with daily for a long time to come.
I can't see the twins getting bored of it anytime soon.


Available from Argos for £49.99*
suitable for ages 3 and up.
**Price correct at the time of posting.

This Is The Book Thats Replaced The iPad. This Is The Book Thats Helped Bring Back Sleep


I was in two minds about writing this post, as I really really don't want to jinx it....but I'm so thrilled that I kinda have to share it!

We seem to have cracked Ru's sleep issues!


We were hoping for a miracle from the specialist health visitor, but she didn't really have any tips and tricks I hadn't really tried.

So I decided I had to re try one that I tried a while back but completely failed at.
Taking away the screen time.
Rupert has a big love for the iPad and when I took it away before it only resulted in him head banging and just getting completely out of control.

I tried a new way to combat this....whilst Ru was in the bath at 6, the TV turns off and we hide the iPad whilst he's not looking.
After the bath he'll ask for it but we then tell him its broken and we'll get a new one tomorrow.

This little white lie has worked and you can see him thinking about it, he'll then re tell us its broken and that he wants a blue one tomorrow.

I will then take him into his room at 7 and read 'This Is The Bear' and then he will re-tell it to me and then we'll turn off his moon light and sing incy wincy spider about 20 times and then by 8pm he is
ASLEEP!

He will wake around 11/12ish but he'll come and get into our bed and go straight back to sleep.
I am no longer laying on his floor and stupid hours of the night willing him to fall to sleep.
The iPad no longer rules our life, we're no longer afraid of it running out of battery.

We can relax a little.

This has been going on for a whole week now.
We've got our evenings back, he's in a better routine and the meltdowns aren't as crazy.

I don't mind co-sleeping with him, a kick in the leg/face/tummy is far better than laying on his floor wanting to cry my eyes out.

It's opened my eyes to the power screen time has over a child.
I swore till I was blue in the face that I had control over it, but I don't think I really did.

I'm hoping this stays like this and I know for sure that I won't be changing the no TV or iPad after 6pm rule, as even the other boys are doing well without it.

To be honest, the last few days the tv has rarely been on and its so enjoyable not having the constant noise in the background.



Monday, 20 March 2017

Nintendo Plush // Mario

We are all massive Nintendo fans and both Jon and I grew up playing the SNES and NES, which we still play on and we also are both pretty addicted to our DS's.

Noah is our new Nintendo geek and is dropping daily hints that he wants to get the new Nintendo Switch!
Jon is also pretty eager to add it to his Nintendo collection.

So when I was asked if I wanted to do a mini review on the brand new Nintendo plushes from Jakks  I jumped at the chance.


Jakks do a whole range of the Nintendo plushes including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess Peach.
They are all rather cute and great for kids and collectors alike.
Super soft and would make ideal presents.

Noah was over the moon with his Mario, and as soon as he was out the packaging he ran into his room to hide it from the others!

I managed to sneak him away for Mario to have a little photoshoot / a trip down memory lane with all our old school consoles.


The plushes cost £9.99 and you can find them over on amazon.

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The release of these brand new plushes ties in very nicely with the launch of the Nintendo Switch, which is out now!