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VIP Club Product Testing & Reviews

Do you like freebies? All our VIP Club members get the chance to write product reviews for Toddle About and get fab free stuff in the process! 

Here are the products available for testing and reviewing this quarter:

The ECO Craft Book, worth £12.99

Crafting is so much fun – but did you know that it can sometimes create excess waste that is not good for our planet? Plastic glitter, tapes, foam, stickers and other accessories might look great, but for those who want to enjoy their crafting and look after the environment at the same time, this is the book for you! Dip into this imaginative collection of projects, which makes use of your everyday recycling items and repurposes them into something amazing.

Written by the bestselling blogging mums Laura Minter and Tia Williams (of Little Button Diaries fame), their new book, The Eco Craft Book, will encourage children to make use of things that might otherwise end up being thrown away. Most of what you need you will find in your recycling box, but for other useful supplies you will find a handy guide and advice on what gets a planet-friendly thumbs up and what to avoid. Throughout the book you’ll find facts, tips and handy hints on how to be a crafty eco warrior. There are also special information sections dotted throughout covering: getting outside and being kind to the Earth, how to throw a cool eco party, tips and ideas for climate activism and an overview of the main climate issues we face.

This book is Laura and Tia’s best yet and will get kids to use their imagination and think a bit more outside the (cardboard) box!

Available to buy from Gifts To Me

MINI Buggyboard Woodland or Jungle Design, worth £49.99

New from Cheeky Rascals, little ones can ride into 2021 in style with the latest MINI BuggyBoard designs from Lascal. Introducing the new Woodland and Jungle illustrations, which are sure to appeal to little animal lovers at home and away! Taking any hassle out of lockdown walks, it’s never been easier for the family to get outdoors together! The two new designs are bursting with colour and super cute characters, ensuring little ones can get out on their daily walk accompanied by their animal friends! Whether exploring the depths of their imagination in the jungle, or staying closer to home with friendly woodland creatures, the new MINI BuggyBoard designs enable every child to become an epic explorer!

Available to buy from www.cheekyrascals.co.uk

Confidence Cards for Kids, worth £12.99

This deck of 52 cards is a powerful and positive tool to help your child’s confidence bloom. With kind statements and mood-boosting mantras that can be displayed anywhere, this collection of bright and inspiring pick-me-ups will empower your child to feel ready for anything!

16.5 x 11 cm, 52 cards, plus card stand.

Available to buy from Amazon.

Dantoy Bio-Toy 11 Piece Baking Kit, worth £23.99

Encouraging children to bake and have fun. They stimulate children's awareness of colours and shape. The set can be used as cookie cutters or modelling dough. They carry the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and do not contain harmful substances such a phthalates, perfume, BPA or endocrine-disruptive substances. In a palette of gorgeous muted tonal colours and packed in a recycled cardboard box. Suitable from 2 years+.

Dantoy believe that people should buy less, buy well. That is why their toys are only made with sustainable products.  We can all be eco-friendly and by choosing brands who care will make a little difference.

Available to buy from Amazon

Infantino Soothing Light and Projector, worth £19.99

An adorable bedside option is Infantino’s Soothing Light and Projector. This musical nightlight and starry sky projector is ideal for soothing tiny stargazers to sleep. This product features six musical selections and three natural noise choices with a ten-minute auto off timer to calm and comfort your child. If baby wakes during the night, the unit’s smart sensor will detect sound and then activate the tranquil blue light. Suitable from birth, it can be mounted onto your little one’s cot and then as they grow, it easily transitions between a projector and a night lamp and also converts to a dresser top projector for continued bedtime use.

Available to buy from Argos.

3–in–1 Ride With Me Motorbike, worth £44.99

Get revved up and zoom around on the interactive 3-in-1 Ride with Me Motorbike! With a light-up dashboard and ignition key, this combination push walker and ride-on vehicle will capture the imagination of little walkers and riders. Use the motorbike with the handle as a push walker to cruise around and strengthen walking skills. Ready to ride? Start them off with the three-wheeler to keep them steady, then try the two-wheeler to practise balancing. Keep the learning journey going with songs and activities that teach about the community, colours and daily life. Active toddlers can enjoy three ways to use this motorbike and 80+ songs, sounds, melodies and phrases.

Available to buy from Vtech

One Year Free Subscription to KidCoachApp, worth from £3.33pm

Our children will need “softer” skills like creativity, critical thinking and resilience to be happy and successful in tomorrow’s fast-changing world. At KidCoachApp we believe that parents are really well placed to develop these skills at home, simply through conversation.

The KidCoachApp helps you do this by providing hundreds of stimulating conversation starters, to get your kids "talking, thinking and feeling". We give you plenty of guidance and prompts at each stage to help you take the conversations deeper.

Some examples:

-        “What are 10 things to do with a cup?” (Creativity)
-        “Is there life on other planets?” (Critical Thinking)
-        “When is it good to fail at something?” (Resilience)

There are HUNDREDS more in the App - and lots more are added every single month for subscribers.

Get started with a 2 week free trial (no card details needed) and have a meaningful conversation with your child straightaway!

Available to buy from www.kidcoach.app

Textured Sensory Stacking Blocks. worth £23.00

Your little ones will love these cute animal themed sensory stacking blocks, featuring multi-textured designs and bright colours to stimulate tactile and visual development. Each side has a different design to introduce colours, numbers, animals and fruits, ensuring that this toy will grow with your child. You can also squeeze the block to make a squeeky sound!

Features:

12 piece soft block set to introduce colours, numbers, animals and fruit.
Multi-textured designs to stimulate tactile and visual development.
Made from BPA free silicone - suitable for teething babies.
Stored in a canvas bag, to keep it together and make it easy to carry it everywhere.
Each cube is approximately 5 x 5 x 6 cm

Available to buy from Chewie Cat

Tommee Tippee Made for Me Breastfeeding Starter Kit and Closer to Nature Silicone Feeding Bottles worth £183.98

Many breastfeeding mums choose to express so that partners and family can get involved with baby feeding time, and mums can enjoy a little more freedom and flexibility.

Our Complete Breastfeeding kit has everything you need to make breastfeeding, expressing and bottle-feeding baby simple.

Kit includes: • 1x Made for Me single electric breast pump with soft silicone cup • 1x 150ml Closer to Nature bottle with slow flow teat 0m+ • 1x 260ml Closer to Nature feeding bottle with slow flow teat 0m+ • 1x electric bottle & food warmer • 6x disposable breast pads (3x pairs, large size) • 20x milk storage bags • 3x travel & microwave steriliser bags • 1x milk feeding bib • 2x medium flow teats 3+ months.

Available to buy from www.tommeetippee.com

Review also includes Tommee Tippee's new super soft silicone baby bottle feels as soft as skin, so it’s comforting to baby’s touch. With our most breast-like teat ever it makes the transition between breast and bottle easy for baby and for you.

Available to buy from www.tommeetippee.com