What we are loving this month…

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Here are a few things that we have been loving this month…

Truly Happy Baby by Holly Willoughby

When I pregnant with Alice I read a few pregnancy books, but none that I could relate to or that told me how it really was. When I heard that Holly Willoughby was writing a parenting book to share her experiences of being a mummy to three children, I couldn’t wait to read it.


Holly is really up front and tells you that this book is just her experiences and take on motherhood. She is refreshingly honest throughout the book and one section that I could completely relate to was ‘How to manage your own sleep deprivation’.


I have been dipping into this book each night, some parts I have passed through already with my girls like Weaning. It is definitely a book that I would recommend to my friends that are pregnant.

The new Noddy Magazine

Alice has recently started to ask to buy magazines when we are at the shops, so when we were asked if we would like the new Noddy magazine I knew Alice would love it. And, I wasn’t wrong.


Like most children’s magazines it came with a toy attached and this one came with a Who What Where Tablet, which you can draw on and erase. Alice loved it, telling me she was doing her important work on it. Aren’t kids funny?


It arrived at the perfect time as Alice had chicken pox and we were having lots of snuggly time on the sofa and this cheered Alice up.


I loved that at the top of page it had if it was an active learning or a creative learning etc and Alice liked earning her detective badge at the end of the task.

Alice will definitely be asking for another Noddy magazine at the supermarket…

I-Spy Books

As parents we hear the words ‘I’m bored’ a lot and one game that I rely on a lot at these times is I-spy, such a simple game and you can do it anywhere. We got sent these great I-Spy books, which takes the game to the next level.


We received the On a Roadtrip book and In the Garden book, each book is broken down into categories of things you have to spot and you are awarded points when you spot something in the book. The more unique and harder it is to find, the more points you get.


When you get to 1000 points you are a super-spotter and you can apply for a special certificate and badge online and they will send it to. How cool is that? I want to be a super-spotter!


Alice loved playing the On a road trip game at the weekend, with Andy driving I could help her spot more things and it was the perfect entertainment, which I know will only get better as she gets older.

Priced at £2.99 each, I think these are great value and you can buy them here.


Who doesn’t love Spot, it’s a favourite in our house just like it was when I was a child. We were sent the Spot’s lift-the-flap Peekaboo book and Holly just loves books with flaps.


Holly loved looking though the book and looking behind the flaps. Spot books are always so bright and colourful and I think every child would love to have a puppy like spot.


Along with the book was a Spot puppet which Alice liked to read the story too, she loves to be teacher even to a puppet! It’s a great book that both my girls can enjoy.


Spot is going all modern and soon he is releasing his own app, which I am sure will be a big hit.


Disclosure: We were sent the above products, as always all views and opinions are my own.

Cuddle Fairy

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  1. August 3, 2016 / 09:02

    My girls loved spot the dog when they were younger. They also love getting a magazine when we are shopping – I wouldn’t mind if they actually used/read the mag but they just want the cheap free toy! #bloggerclubuk
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  2. August 3, 2016 / 20:24

    I remember the iSpy books from I was young! I had forgotten those. I can’t wait for my daughter to get a bit older so I can get them for her.

    The Spot book looks brilliant. My daughter has ‘Where’s Spot’ and she LOVES it. The poor flaps have really taken a battering. I’ll definitely look in to getting her the book with the puppet.

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  3. August 5, 2016 / 12:55

    The Spot puppet is too cute! My little one loves all the flaps in the Spot books too!

  4. August 7, 2016 / 11:20

    Oh that Spot book looks nice and robust, ours is really tattered now after two children reading it, definitely something that would have been better to have in hardback!
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