Win a year’s supply of HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®

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Whether the sun is shining or it is raining, there is never a bad time to take your children swimming – so what better prize to win than a year’s supply of HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®?

IMG_3585 (1)Summer is well and truly here and one of the best ways to keep your little ones cool in the sun is to take them swimming in the pool, splashing in the sea, or paddling in the garden.

However you plan to have fun in the water, we’ve got just the prize for you. HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®, the UK’s number one baby swim pant, has teamed up with Training Mummy to offer one lucky winners a year’s supply of HUGGIES® Little Swimmers.

Expertly designed so they won’t leak or expand in the water, HUGGIES® Little Swimmers® contain little accidents to help prevent embarrassing mishaps. The colourful Disney® designs mean parents can use them just like a swimsuit and the tear away sides make for a hassle free change time.

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For practical advice, support videos and a step-by-step guide to baby swimming visit www.littleswimmers.co.uk.

To be in with the chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply take part in the following competition:

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Win with the Brave Bones Club and go explore

Go on an adventure this summer

As we head for summer the weather is turning brighter and we are all starting to head outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and to explore our surroundings – something we find important and we are pleased to hear that the Brave Bones Club ( is encouraging youngsters to do.

For M this is the first summer that she has been aware of the great outdoors and able to explore them properly and we have already been enjoying some family adventures in and around our local area.

For M an trip into the back garden is a huge adventure so exploring does not need to involve lots of travelling or expense. Just digging in the garden allows M to find out about mud, weeds, grass, flowers, worms and she has been loving it.

Her fear of the grass has gone, thankfully, and she now loves to sit and play in the garden. To help her enjoy the outdoors we have bought her a trowel and rake set which she has enjoyed playing with already (though it was used like a giant spoon and she may have eaten some mud along the way).

We have also introduced her to some new pets that she can watch when out in the garden – two guinea pigs that she loves to look at already. She now has two dogs, a cat and two guinea pigs that she loves to talk to then she is outdoors.

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There is so much fun to be had in the garden and none of it needs to cost a penny – just helping as mummy and daddy tidy it up and get it ready for summer is enjoyable enough.

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Getting out coats and shoes on and heading to the park is a great way to introduce M to new experiences – sights, sounds, textures.

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Of course one of the best ways to explore and area is to put on your shoes and go for a walk. We are lucky to live next to a number of different nature trails and although M doesn’t yet walk that doesn’t stop her being able to explore the area in her pram.

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She is of the age that all flowers and greenery is fascinating to her and so living on the edge of a town next to fields is a fantastic way for her to learn about the different looks, smells and textures of plants.

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Even a simple walk to the shop is an exploration for M. Every wall or plant has to be examined.

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We are also quite lucky to live near the sea which gives us the opportunity to look for dolphins.

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Or simply just to have a nice long walk with the dogs – giving M the chance to watch many other dogs and their owners play.

M is also at the age that just having a walk down the street is a HUGE adventure – who might she see, what might she find?

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We have been lucky to be sent a Brave Bones Club adventure pack which we are looking forward to using over the summer months to help us find and example insects and flowers when we are out and about and we will be documenting out journeys which you can follow here.

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Find out more about the Brave Bones Club

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The Steve Backshall partnership with The Brave Bones Club, an initiative set up by Cheestrings and Yollies, is to encourage people to have safe but brave adventures, to find out more, or to join the club, visit the Brave Bones Club website.

The Brave Bones Club isn’t just for kids either! All members of the family are encouraged to take the Brave Bones Club oath and get stuck in.

Like many clubs the Brave Bones Club has a whole host of badges that you can collect as you participate in your many adventures – will you be able to collect the whole lot?

Competitions:

Why not take part in some of the competitions the Brave Bones club are hosting:

  • Design your own Brave Bones Club badge – Enter here!
  • Win a four-day adventure with Steve Backshall and the Brave Bones Club – Enter here!

 

Cake in the post – a review and competition

Unique and fun – cake in the post

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The idea of being sent cake in the post appeals to me. Cake. In the post. Yum – though I have to say I was sceptical at first about how well a cake could travel in the post and what it would taste like. When asked if I wanted to have a cake sent to me I couldn’t say no but I fully anticipated having to answer the door to the postman who couldn’t fit it through the letterbox. I was wrong to be worried as I came home the day after I had ordered it to find a parcel waiting for me.

Giving cake  in the post as a gift is a novel idea. We all know you can send flowers for a special occasion and when it comes gift ideas to send flowers tends to be the main idea in this house but now, thanks to BakerDays, we have another gift idea – the letterbox cake.

You can choose from hundreds of designs for your cake and you can personalise the cakes with your own text and photographs. The cake is then made to your order and send to the address of the recipient.

All you need a your credit or debit card to pay and the ability to choose one of the designs from the hundreds available and the flavour of the cake that you want. It really is that simple.

I chose an Easter themed cake with it being Good Friday tomorrow, and the colour on the cake were so pretty. So bright and vibrant.

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Just opening the box the cake was posted in was a joy, the smell of the vanilla was delicious and I couldn’t wait to get tucked into the cake (but I had to wait as I had to show my husband first).

The Letterbox Gift Cake costs £14.99 which serves 3-4 people. For us it served four and our neighbours loved the bits they got (you have to share cake in this street unfortunately). The size of the cake is 5 inches or 12cm wide and 2.5 cm deep. I chose the vanilla sponge although there are other options available including a gluten free  and dairy free options.

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The cake was so fresh and moist and tasted wonderful. For something that was sent through the post it was amazing! I know I couldn’t bake anything as good as this.

There are other sizes of cake you can buy up to a large cake, with free helium balloon, costing £56.99 which serves a whopping 40-55 people.

So if you have a birthday coming up and want something unique to send why not browse their birthday cake options or maybe you want to go down the cupcake route?

Overall I would definately recommend this as a gift idea for anyone (or of course as a treat to yourself). There are so many options available that you will never struggle to find something that is suitable for the occasion that you want it.

Want to win a cake in the post?

BakerDays have teamed up with Training Mummy to give one lucky reader a change to win a Letterboc cake in the post

To be in with a chance to win the cake you have to:

Like BakerDays on Facebook

Follow BakerDays on Twitter

For more chances to win:

Like Training Mummy on Facebook

Follow Training Mummy on Twitter

To be in with a chance to win this prize you must live in the UK.

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I was sent this cake for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are of mine and mine alone.



 

 

Win a Lindam Jump About Plus door bouncer RRP £24.99

So I have been blogging for a while now and I thought it was time I gave something back to those who take their time to read my blog. For this reason I am happy to say I am hosting a competition to win a Lindam Jump About Plus door bouncer worth £24.99.

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The Lindam Bounce About Plus door bouncer is great fun for babies, who can bounce to their hearts content whilst allowing their parents the chance to do some chores in a safe and fun way.

The bouncer is suitable for ages around 3 months (when they can hold their heads steady) to a maximum weight of 12Kg/26.46 lbs.

It features a deluxe padded and supportive seat that ensures your little one is comfortable and maintains the correct posture and is machine washable.  It has been tested to 1 million bounces and encourages the development of motor skills such as jumping and moving.

The straps are adjustable to ensure that your baby can bounce about at a comfortable and safe position. The clamp fits securely onto strong internal door frames so you can move it around the house.

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Terms and conditions: Open to UK residents only, competition ends on 25/01/2015. Winner will be selected at random from all correctly completed entries and contacted via email/twitter. If the prize has not been claimed within 7 days it will be redrawn. The winner will also be posted in the comments of this blog
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