Wilko Safari Baby Book Review

Our Mum and Baby put the Wilko Safari Baby Book to the test to see if it lived up to expectations and positive online reviews.

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Wilko Activity Triangle Review

Our latest baby toy is up for review and this time our mum and baby have been trying the Wilko Activity Triangle for size. 

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Miffy Denim Activity Cube Toy Review

Our Mum tester has been busy reviewing some more toys for your benefit, with this weeks feedback being on the Miffy Soft Cube Play Cube.

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The End of Outdoor Play?

A new survey has suggested children are missing out on outdoor play, considerably changing downtime habits when compared to their parents. In the age of instant entertainment from technology is this development even surprising?

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Miffy Baby Rattle Review

The rattle dates back decades as a quintessential baby toy throughout history yet still remains a firm favourite of mums across the country. STYLE etc put this classic Miffy Rattle to the test to see if it was a hit with our tester baby.

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VTech Little Friendlies Happy Hippo Teether Review

To kick start our all new Mum and Baby section to STYLE etc we’ve got our mum and baby testers to try the latest products from a range of brands, starting with this VTech Little Friendlies Happy Hippo Teether.

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Santa’s Secret Workshop Opens for Business

Families across the North West can now be transported into a magical world of Christmas this year at the NEW Santa’s Secret Workshop Grotto at intu Trafford Centre in Barton Square. On Thursday, STYLEetc visited the new grotto with two cute little boys to experience the Christmas magic. From the moment we stepped through the doors at Santa’s Secret Workshop Grotto at Barton Square, the Christmas spirit was all around us. The children received extremely cute personalised passports to the North Pole and we were guided through a magical mirrored corridor to the Grotto. The completely unique Grotto takes children on a fun-packed journey where you help to make Christmas happen. The Elves are unfortunately off sick and the kids have to get involved and help get Santa’s workshop up and running again in time for Christmas. The walk-thru Grotto journey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete as children help Santa to prepare food for the reindeer, sort presents and make decorations to take home. The Reindeer Flying Fuel was a favourite activity for my 3 year old son, Prancer’s food bucket has never been so full! The fun and enjoyment of the Grotto added so much more excitement to what…

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The new #followladder

For those of you who missed it last week, STYLEetc Magazine, like thousands of others found ourselves taking part in a very unexpected Twitter phenomenon. Mumpreneur UK started the hash tag #followladder with the intention of bringing like-minded people together and helping new tweeps to expand their connections online. However, within two hours of their first tweet, the hash tag was trending and the response was overwhelming. STYLEetc caught up with Mumpreneur UK founders, Amanda Farren and Laura Rigney, who told us more: “The Mumpreneur Team are truly passionate about helping to support other mums in business and are keen to ensure the UK’s Mumpreneur Community have the relevant support needed, as well as opportunities to meet other like-minded individuals.” After many requests, Mumpreneur UK have decided to do it again this week but with a twist. The ladies explain: “Weare replacing the #followladderhashtag tonight with a new one for two reasons: • To keep it fresh and interesting • To try and dodge those pesky spammers “If you haven’t a clue what we’re talking about here’s a little info on how you can get involved. 1. Follow us on Twitter @MumpreneurUK 2. Keep your eyes peeled at 7pm for…

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For all those STYLEish kids…..

You want to give those gorgeous little ones everything..but just where do you store everything.. Introducing Bespoke Toyboxes… All of Bespoke Toyboxes are hand made from start to finish and we therefore strive on being able to provide a unique, bespoke product to add a special touch whether it be for yourself or as a gift. “We hand make and hand paint quality, wooden boxes for any purpose, most popularly we receive orders for toy boxes and relationship/new baby memory boxes however we can always adapt them” Our boxes can be crafted to any size and any colour, the prices we quote includes all decoration (including wooden shape decor) and colour so there are no hidden extras. Our small memory boxes are 12″ x 8.5″ priced at £30, the larger toy boxes we make are 24″ x 16″ priced at £85. To make your order you must contact us via our facebook page ‘Bespoke Toy Boxes by Melissa’ or via e-mail, bespoketoyboxes@gmail.com to discuss your requirements or for a quote

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Audi Auto Union Car

Made by hand and strictly limited edition, Audi’s Union Type C pedal car has arrived – only at Selfridges. Painstakingly built to scale using the best Audi craftsmanship and materials, it comes complete with a seven-speed transmission with back pedal brake, hand brake lever with a locking function and hydrau- lic double disc brakes. All finished with an oak wood dashboard, leather covered steering wheel and quick- release system for getting in and out in a flash. £10,000 exclusively at Selfridges.

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Kids With Style

Just as language skills are developed early in life, so is musical talent. Pre-school music gives children the best opportunity to expand their own development and learning. Monkey Music introduces music to very young children in a way they can easily understand and enjoy. Monkey Music sessions are a popular choice for nursery and primary schools. Many areas also run Monkey Music holiday workshops and birthday parties. CD’s are available so you are able to bring the Monkey Magic home! www.monkeymusic.com

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