So I recently joined in with the Wicked Uncle Challenge for bloggers to review some of their great toys in time for Christmas. I happily signed up as I’m always looking for great gifts for toddlers and I’ve bought products from them in the past.   I love that you can navigate the Wicked Uncle website by age.  It’s helpful as I have kids from age 1 to 8 to buy for. They have toys I can’t find on the high street and the quality is always amazing. I had a budget of £40 to spend and with this I was able to buy a Dinosaur Wooden Cube Puzzle and the  ABC Wooden Play Bus Delivery was within 2 days which is good.  As part of the challenge I had to do my review pre Christmas so there was no saving these for then, but as I’ve already paid for Christmas from my cashback earnings I don’t feel too bad. It’s been a stressful few weeks in our household and we all deserve a treat! So first up, what did we think of the dinosaur puzzle? I think it’s great. It has four different ways of putting it together which means you get four different images. The rods which the cubes go on have a bit of wiggle room so not too hard to get the cubes on – for me anyway. Small Boy is two and he struggled a bit but he is super impatient and I’m reasonably sure in time… View Post

It’s that time of year again. Christmas. I’ve already started saving for Christmas by doing my shopping through TopCashBack through the year. If I do most of my online shopping and utilities through it I usually have enough saved to get some decent presents – certainly enough for our toddler. This year, I’ve peeked too soon with my gift ideas as it was Small Boy’s second birthday the other month. All my best ideas for children’s presents went on that event, and in particular to relatives who were asking for ideas of things to get him. It wasn’t a bad haul – he got a balance bike and a picnic table for the summer and a bunch of puzzles. But it has left me scratching my head on what we can buy for Christmas. If you’ve a two year old, you might be in a similar position. Were you a pretty confident and informed baby toy shopper but struggling now to find presents for your little one that will keep them entertained for longer? Are you like me and want well made, good value toys that will teach your little one something developmentally or just be plain old fun for more than a few weeks. A toy is for life, not just for Christmas – well perhaps a couple of years? Thankfully, some other parent bloggers have come to the rescue with some great ideas for toys to buy two year olds: Musical instruments. Two year olds love to make noise.… View Post