Saturday, 18 February 2017

Welcome Home With JCB Kids

When Oscar finally came home last Saturday he was greeted with an exciting package from JCB kids.
We get sent things every month as part of our brand ambassadorship with them and we never know what we'll get.
This months package was just perfect for Oscars homecoming.
New Pjs and a book to read whilst he chilled out at home recuperating after his week in hospital.

Oscar loved the Pjs, he got straight in them after his bath and said he felt "much much better".
They are nice and soft, just perfect.
At only £9 from George Asda they're a right steal.

Oscar didn't want to take them off!
After another trip back to hospital where he was kept in again I told him I really had to wash them.
I had to wash them there and then, so that they were ready for bedtime.

Diggers at work a pull and lift book was a hit at bedtime.
Alex and Oscar both took it in turns to lift the flaps and spin the wheels.
They really enjoy activity books, it makes them much more interested in what I'm reading to them and they are more likely to take it in and remember. 

Coming home to a surprise really made Oscar perk right up, so thank you JCB kids and Butterfly Consultancy for the perfectly timed parcel!

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Friday, 17 February 2017

In the Night Garden Live 2017 Discount Code

In the Night Garden Live 2017 is on sale now! 

I am so excited to be taking Ru to see In The Night Garden Live that I thought id share a nice little gift of a special discount code, if you still haven't bought your tickets yet!

The world's only live productions of the Cbeebies top-rated show will visit London, Birmingham and Manchester this summer, on tour from 25 May to 28 August.

Visit to book your tickets, and enter EARLY64V at the checkout to save up to £5* off your order! Ticket prices will rise according to demand, so book now for the best savings!  

Don't forget, all tickets are covered by the Flexible Exchange Policy, so if you need to you can swap your tickets for another time and date for a small fee. 
For more information please visit

*Coupon will take £5 off orders over £60, or 5% off orders under £60. 
Ts & Cs apply, please visit for more info.

Thursday, 16 February 2017


As parents we all have some magic tricks up our sleeves when our babies get sick!
Be it reading them their favourite bedtime Story or cuddling up on the sofa having a nap.

When it comes to my boys, I have a few ways that I know for sure will have them feeling 100% better in a matter of days.

Here are my top 5 magic tricks to getting the boys back to their normal crazy selves!

  1. Vicks VapoRub is my go to magic tool, as soon as I notice they are getting a cough or cold I will start rubbing this on their chests.

I've even tried rubbing it on the soles of their feet at night and popping socks on whilst they sleep, as apparently its meant to draw out the cold.
(I'm not sure it really worked, but they found it very funny and now always ask me to do this when they become unwell.)

2. Dvd and snuggle blanket days, nothing beats cuddling up on the sofa and watching your favourite films, I know I love to do this when i'm not feeling 100% and the boys do too.

3. Stories, we love books and always make sure we read a book or two before bed, but when the boys are unwell and not wanting to watch TV, we will cuddle up in my bed and read all our favourite books until they fall asleep.

4. Warm soothing baths with drops of lavender oil to help calm them, whilst they're in the bath we will make up our own stories and maybe use some of the bath toys to act out the story.

5. Lots and lots of love, kisses and cuddles.

What are your Magic tricks when it comes to making your children feel better!??!


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Vicks believe that traditional love, fun and laughter are key to comfort your children when they aren't feeling themselves. That's why Vicks have developed a series of sharable #VicksTricks magic videos that are simple, easy and great fun to replicate.

You can find them over on YouTube, just type in #VicksTricks in the search bar.

The Sliced Banana #VicksTricks Magic trick, is my favourite, 
one I'm definitely going to have to try out on the boys!

Some of the Vicks consumer research;
  • Over half (52%) of parents said that rest was the most important thing for making children feel better.
  • This was followed by 'medicine', which 40% of parents rely on.
  • More than a third of parents (36%) believe in the power of TLC.
And when it comes to keeping children entertained:
  • Three out of four (75%) British parents put on the TV or a DVD
  • Over a quarter (27%) read to their children
  • 1 in 10 parents get really creative; either telling jokes (8%) or even do magic tricks (2%).

Family Psychologist Corinne Sweet highlights that "One of the most powerful antidotes to sickness developing further; is parental care and concern.'

**This post is an entry for the #VicksTricks campaign.**