Review: Maxi-Cosi Nova Pushchair (4 Wheels) And Oria Carrycot

Having sold the pushchair we’d bought when L was born, we had a decision to make when it came to getting a new set of wheels for ‘Beetle’. I’d done a bit of research into travel systems and one that jumped out at me was the new (well, 2017 new) Maxi-Cosi Nova – mainly because […]

Review: Britax Römer BABY-SAFE i-SIZE Car Seat And BABY-SAFE i-SIZE FLEX BASE

Choosing car seats is always tricky. There’s so many on the market, all with different features and USP’s designed to give your child ‘the safest journey ever’. It can be confusing for experienced parents, let alone first-time parents delving into the world of baby products for the first time. A car seat that particularly interested […]

Taking Care Of Yourself After Having A Baby

I see plenty of advice saying that mums need to remember to look after themselves during the postpartum period. But what about us dads? Now, I’m not for one minute suggesting that mums don’t need to take care of themselves or that dads have had it as tough as mums. Anatomy means that they’ve either […]

6 Things To Do With Kids On Holiday In Helsinki

Having visited the Nordic Countries of Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark on previous holidays, it was only a matter of time before we ticked off Finland. This happened over the weekend as we headed to Helsinki for a couple of days to explore what the city offered for families with young kids. Since becoming parents, […]

Review & Giveaway: A Family Day Out At Rand Farm Park, Lincolnshire

Finding places and attractions to visit that cater for the entire family can often be tricky. It’s not often you can find somewhere that has appeal for both kids and adults, however we recently visited Rand Farm Park near Lincoln (website) which did exactly that. In fact, not only did 3.5-year old L have a […]

Review: Water Babies Swimming Lessons Chapter 11

Boom! And just like that, we’ve finished Chapter 11 of Water Babies. It’s been fun, it’s been challenging, it’s been wet and it’s been emotional. Prior to starting the next chapter though, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on and review Chapter 11. The last Water Babies review I wrote was actually this […]

Review & Giveaway: Rusty Rivets Rivet Lab Playset (RRP £44.99) With Nick Jr.

“Modified, customised, rustified!” – to mark the season 2 premier of Rusty Rivets which hits the airwaves on Monday 23rd April, I’ve teamed up with Nick Jr. to give one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on the Rusty Rivets Rivet Lab Playset (RRP. £44.99).  To enter the giveaway, simply login to Rafflecopter […]

Review: Britax-Römer DUALFIX i-SIZE Extended Rear Facing Car Seat

Back in late 2017, I heard a few murmurings about a new, extended-rear facing, i-SIZE compliant car seat being launched by Britax Römer. This got me very – and probably more than I should be – excited because I’m a huge fan of their DUALFIX car seat, which I’ve reviewed here. It turns out that my […]

Review: Feeling Grand In The Vauxhall Grandland X (Elite Nav 1.6 TD)

As a family fortunate enough to regularly drive new cars through the missus’ work company car scheme, I like to think that I’ve learnt one or two things about cars. Sure, I don’t *really* know what a lot of the numbers mean or how a car actually functions, but I’ve been behind the wheel of […]