A sunshade and sleep aid that is designed to fit all single strollers, the Pluz Deluxe is a practical pram accessory for parents and carers who are out on foot with their little ones often.
Easy to attach with stretchy straps and elasticated sides, it’s a no-fuss shade that can be put on in no time. Got a baby that need a nap? No problem! This cover features a second snooze panel that can be pulled up and attached simply, using safety certified poppers. Need to get to your little quickly? That’s not a problem too. Just unzip the entire front window, no need to whip the entire cover off.
- Protects from sun, insects, wind and chill
- Sneak-a-peak zipper, great for when babies are taking a nap
- Snooze window can be folded down when baby isn’t sleeping
- Comes with a free storage bag
- Fits all single strollers and prams
- Suitable from 6 months+
- soft mesh window protects babies from up to 97.5% of UV rays, as well as also acting as a shield against insects and wind.
- Made from a double layer of breathable fabric
- Breathable fabric
- Machine wash at 30 degrees
Connecting Children with Nature and an easy way to entertain children with crafts on a day you’re just inside or after a long day in the summer sun and in the evening just need it for wind down time.
Discover a new way for your creative explorers to play & learn about nature with Willow & Wild Box.
A personalised, monthly subscription box for 3 – 8 year olds, packed full of materials & activities focusing on gardening, craft, cooking, making, creating and getting children outside.
From £7.25 per month!
Three options available! LetterBox, BumperBox & Siblings Box!
MGA ENTERTAINMENT – LOL DOLLS and NUM NOMS.
Founded in 1979, MGA Entertainment has built a reputation of creating top consumer brands across a wide variety of consumer product categories, continually providing innovative play patterns that appeal to girls & boys of all ages.
I think all toys can be played with regardless of the gender and the two vlogs showing the LOL doll and Num Noms are items I’ve bought for my daughter. They are bright in colours and great for the imagination.
The reason I’ve added these to the list is because they are easy to carry, they are readily available in Supermarkets not just online and with a good deal they aren’t too expensive but can be quite costly if you’re purchasing a lot or the larger items that we’ve had, such as, the Lipgloss Truck but I feel they are more for holiday gift items.
Cute to collect.
Small yet effective for imagination especially with the sand!
The idea being you can take it travelling with you.
Food glorious food! Some amazing companies that offer healthy treats to take out and about that offer a variety of selection are:
- Chewymoon subscription box plus sticker book collectables.
- Clearly Scrumptious fruit infused fruit!
- Treat Trunk Box – subscription Snack box for the whole family!
- Bear YoYo fruit snacks
- Naturelly Jelly
- Claudi & Finn mini lollies! (you do need a freezer!)
- Baby Led Spreads – tasty dips for your dears plus information on Baby Led Weaning.
- Bahlsen Biscuits Choco Moments and PiCK UPs
- Bassetts Vitamins – one a day chewy vits
If you need any tips:
- 7 Tips on How Combat Fussy Eaters!
- 50 Meal Ideas For Your Kiddywinks!
- Five sweet Gluten Free Baking Recipes!
- Meal plan for 7 days with Mambeno
- Vegetarian Meatballs
- Making chocolate lollies kit
Food subscription box for kids
HATCHING EGGS (Dinosaurs, mermaids, flamingos etc)
You can buy these items anywhere like local toy shops, supermarkets, Amazon, eBay and they all vary in price from £1 to £10 at most but aren’t super expensive.
- It’s egg-cellent for kids dino project. Hatching dinosaur egg pets toy. Have fun watching a growing baby dinosaur break out of its own egg!
- Easy to follow instructions: 1. Put the egg in a container and fill with water till water level is above egg.
- The egg shell will slowly break after 24-48 hours, then the dinosaur will quickly come out of its shell.
- After the egg shell is broken entirely, add new water into the container again. The dinosaur will keep expanding until about 48-72 hours.
- You can then move the growing dinosaur to a larger container to watch them grow!
- Suitable age 3+
Who doesn’t love bubbles! They are easy to travel about with, put the kids outside and let them run around free and wild.
You can buy small packets, large bottle, bulk buy bubble liquid, machines big and small, big sticks and again they can be bought from various places such as Supermarkets, corner shops, online and depending on deals on, sizes and the item they all vary in cost.
I have linked 10 cool bubble items you can buy:
Morrisons Mini Spin Bubbles – bought this the other day for £2.50
- Stink bubbles
- Disney Toy Story Bubble Mower
MAGIC PAINT BOOKS/ WATER DOODLE
I loovveee magic paint books where all you need to do is add water and colours ‘magically’ appear. All my children love these books and on days you don’t want to be carrying a load of paint items or don’t want the mess these books are fantastic!
I buy mine from a local shop for £1 to £2 per book which is a great price too.
What do you need? Paint brush. Water in a cup. Easy! (Some books even come with the brush attached and reusable books!)
ALTERNATIVELY – REUSABLE WATER DOODLE MATTS ARE GREAT!
This one on Amazon I’ve linked as an example but you can get them from places like Argos or Tomy – you can get them in bags, buy the pens separate, in all different shapes and sizes for your needs and requirements!
Water drawing board is clean and safe for kids and children’s drawing board can be folded to compact size, portable for indoor outdoor and travel.
- No ink
- No paint.
- No need to extra cleaning.
- The back of the mat is made of water-resistant nylon material, no one has no worry about wetting the floor.
- The marks magic disappear when the water drawing mat dries up after 3-10 minutes (depending on the temperature and air flow), kids can draw on doodle board mat again and again. Environment protection material, Non-polluting.
A fantastic paint set which my children have loved creating new designs and they wash off so well! You could get the kids messy painting their whole bodies with designs and shove them in the shower!
We’ve also previously reviewed their normal paint sets from this company and my kids enjoy them as it’s easy painting – no need for brushes.
You’ll see in this ‘Gift Ideas for kids‘ blog post I did at Christmas time for gift ideas they are featured as not only are they fabulous for taking out and about but they are great for gifts too!
- Water soluble
- Child friendly
- Paint that you literally twist up and down, exactly like a glue stick!
- No need for water or brushes (that you only have to clean afterwards!)
- The normal paints are available in packs of either 6 or 12 different colours, these super silky paints use strong vibrant colours and can be used on all sorts of surfaces including paper, card, canvas and wood!
A previously gifted item from Safety 1st – great ideas for out and about or even just at home. Their 1st Priority is to provide smart ways to help children discover life safely!
The smart potty offers a reward system with charts and stickers plus great tunes to say well done and hello! You can take this about with you in your boot of your car or if camping to have an easy potty at hand.
Because your child is your priority and because it’s their discoveries that help them grow, at Safety 1st they provide a full range of indoor and outdoor baby gear that supports their development and gives you peace of mind.
- Smart sensors guide your child through 4 potty training steps: sitting, going, flushing and progress tracking.
- Easy to clean thanks to the removable bowl.
- Includes stickers and tracking chart as a fun way to monitor a child’s progress.
- Removable trainers seat fits most standard adult toilet seats.
- Suitable for both boys and girls thanks to deflector shield included.
- Non-slip grips on base provide optimal stability.
- Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)
- Maximum weight: 22kg/50lbs.
I’ve added this to the list because there are travel size sets such as hair washing products and brushes plus the bath bombs can be used for sensory water play in a bucket!
We’ve reviewed fantastic items with this company several times and even done a giveaway on Instagram. You can have items separately, in bulk items for party bags or to save money, as gift sets and all prices vary on each item.
- Bang fizzy whizz
Bang Fizzy Ping Bathtime Box Set
- Bath plops
- Fairy dust cream
- Lovely Bubbly Coloured Bubble Bath 500ml in Watermelon and Blueberry
Always super important in the summer time whether you’re at home or away!
Last year I reviewed the Sunsense and Ego QV review plus about UV and suncare myths and Frezyderm – sampling their suncare!
- Childs Farm new formulation 50+spf sun cream for very high protection, is water resistant and protects young and sensitive skin from UVA and UVB rays, whilst keeping skin moisturised and hydrated.
- Suitable for babies and upwards.
- Dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive skin and safe for people who may be prone to eczema.
- Childs Farm 50+ spf sun cream, unfragranced is registered with The Vegan Society!
Similar to the water matts or paint sets but these are easy matts that you can colour in then throw in the washing machine!
They do various designs such as pillow cases, bags, bedding, back packs, stationary and wash out pens, colour and learn table cloths and place matts which if you’re having a meal out or a picnic it can be a great distraction to take with you to entertain the children for five minutes.
With this company:
- Everything comes with a set of wash-out pens so you can colour, draw, doodle, design and personalise your very own textiles.
- Then, when you’re ready, just put them in the machine on a warm or cool wash and all the ink completely disappears, ready to be re-drawn, re-coloured and re-customised – endlessly individual; endless creative freedom!
- Beautifully designed, excellent quality and long-lasting; our products can be used and re-used again and again.
In an age of screens and short attention spans, eatsleepdoodle create unique, thoughtful and educational gifts the whole family will love, and our products are useful and practical, too!