Exploring Family Days Out In Herts, Beds And Bucks With The Kia Stonic

At the beginning of August, we had an action-packed few days. Kia had been in touch with a challenge – as someone who never backs down from a challenge (unless it involves confrontation, violence or disciplining another parent’s kid), I gladly accepted. They loaned us their new compact crossover – the Kia Stonic – and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: Britax-Roemer DUALFIX Extended Rear Facing Car Seat

(Update: Click here to read about the new, updated DUALFIX i-SIZE car seat launched in 2018) Since becoming a dad, I’ve found that a car seat is one of the most used baby and toddler products we’ve owned. With things like toddler classes, nursery, days out and visiting family, it’s hardly surprising that Toddler L […]

Celebrating The #SmallVictories With Vauxhall Astra

Do you ever have one of those crappy days which are totally transformed by something  small and insignificant happening? You know the stuff I mean – think things like finding a fiver in a coat you’ve not worn in a while, getting the last loaf of bread from the shop or your toddler filling her […]

Review: SmarTrike T3 2-Stage Kids 3-Wheel Scooter (Purple)

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed more and more kids – and adults – flying around on the human-powered contraptions known as scooters. It’s not been something that’s ever interested me personally – mainly because you look like a right dick when you’re an adult – but it’s something we’ve considered for Toddler L. […]

Review: Philips ADR810 Dash Cam Automotive Driving Recorder

The last few years has seen a rise in a new kind of car tech – the dashboard camera, aka dash cam. Something once reserved for the Police and Sci-Fi films, improved technology, rising insurance costs and ‘crash for cash’ scams – which is worth £400 million a year in fraudulent claims – has seen […]

Review: Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Metal Balance Bike, Helmet And Gloves

When I think back to my favourite things as a kid, riding a bike was definitely up there. As a pre-teen, a bike can make you feel on top of the world – the thrill, the speed, the ability to go anywhere and do anything. If I remember rightly, I had an orange Raleigh Chopper – although […]