Red Fish Yellow Fish Little Learners Book – Review

Little Learners is a gorgeous new range of books from Parragon aimed at babies and toddlers. With different styles of books in the range from nursery rhymes, peek a boo books and simple colour/shape recognition books, we were given a colours book to see what they were like and share our thoughts on this new series of books.

red fishRed Fish, Yellow Fish is a board book, with really thick solid pages, perfect for little fingers.  What I really like, that I haven’t seen before is the finger holes at the bottom right corner of the book, which makes it much easier for little ones to hold and turn the page.

This is a colour recognition book, which gives the opportunity for little ones to learn and practice their colours.  It also focuses on sealife, so the child also gets to learn about animals that live in the sea, thus learning two things at once.

red fish 2I like the simple, cute drawings that are bright enough to catch little ones eyes and draw them into the objects.  With creatures such as crabs, starfish, octopus and many others to look at, all put into pairs of different colours, there is lots to learn, and this makes it a great starter book for little people!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the book in order to write the review.

Win a Safetots Stair Gate – Giveaway

Toddler safety was an important issue for us when my two where younger.  With a long flight of stairs and one of my children’s bedroom door being right at the top of the staircase, stair gates were an essential for us.  Both at the top and the bottom we found them invaluable and it really helps when you can find a good one that’s simple to use.

Safetots are one the largest retailers offering a wide range of baby equipment, in particular child safety products.  With everything from stairgates, highchairs, changing bags and travel essentials there is a huge choice available.  In fact just checking out the range of stairgates is vast, with something to suit everyone.  I just wish I’d known about this site a few years ago when I was looking for one for my extra wide staircase!

stairgateWith brands available such as BabyDan, Dreambaby, Safetots, Bindaboo, Lindam to name just a few, I’d definitely suggest checking out  their stairgate range if you have a baby who’s getting ready to take those first few steps, before you know it they are off toddling on their own!

Safetots have kindly offered one of my readers the chance to win one of their Safetots Self Closing Gate worth £24.99.  It’s pressure fitted and fits openings between 75-82cm.

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Plum Little Foodies meals – Review

When Plum sent me some of their Little Foodies meals to try, I was really keen to see how well they would be enjoyed by Mister B.  I often find myself rushing in the door after a busy day and the first thing Mister B says is “I want my dinner”.  I want to try and keep his main meals as nutritious as I can although when time is limited and you have a hungry 2yr old it would be good to have something in the cupboard that is quick and easy to heat up and serve.

The Little Foodies range from Plum are super-nutritious meals with chunky textures aimed at 1-3 year olds and contain at least two of their daily portions of vegetables.LITTLE FOODIES RANGEThe four meals in the Little Foodies range are:
Caribbean Jerk Mango & Chicken with Wholegrain Rice
Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Apricots & Bulgur Wheat
Neapolitan Tomato & Beef Ragu with Ditalini Pasta
Vegetable Biryani with Wholegrain Rice – a vegetarian dish with 3 of a toddlers 5 vegetables a day!

The first meal that Mister B tried was the Morroccan Lamb Tagine with Apricots & Bulgur Wheat which he seemed to throughly enjoy and tucked into until his dish was empty.  One thing I was intrigued about before we tried these meals was the portion size and whether it would be enough to fill a 2.5yr old without be having to top him up after.  I’m pleased to say that I found these generously sized and more than enough to fill him up.  He polished off each meal to the end with the exception of the Vegetable Biryani which he didn’t seem quite so keen on.

Plum meals

I think these meals are great for keeping at home in the cupboard for days when time is short, or excellent to take out and about when all you need to do is heat and eat!  The nutritional value in these is really high and the variety of vegetables, spices and grains used is really good to give your toddler a good palate and keep them interested in vegetables.  We really enjoyed trying these meals and will definitely be keeping a few in the cupboard for those awkward days.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.