Friday, 5 August 2011

Competition to win a Musical Soft Toy Monkey

Win this lovely soft toy Musical Monkey

Like my facebook page!/pages/Mummy-of-2-Reviews-for-you/243646792327344

Follow this blog

Tag the picture of the Monkey on my facebook page

When I have 100 likes on facebook and 150 followers on this blog I will pick a winner from the tagged names.  Any names tagged that do not like my page or follow my blog will not be entered.

THE WINNER IS KELLIEANNE MITCHELL  please email with your postal details.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Pop goes Froggio Review

Another game from Hasbro - Pop Goes Froggio RRP £14.99

This game is aged 3+, my daughter absolutely loves this game.

In the box you have a lillypad flower center unit with a spinner on and pictures.  Attached to this is a foot pump.  There are lillypads with animal pictures on corresponding to the pictures on the flower unit and a light weight Froggio which sits on the top of the flower.

The aim of the game is to collect the lillypads and the person with the most wins.  The lillypads are placed animal picture side down around the room.  People take turns each to spin the spinner and whichever animal it lands on this is the animal you have to search for by turning over the lillypads.  Whoever finds the animal runs to the flower unit and stamps on the foot pump which makes Froggio jump from the flower, that person then tries to catch him.  If he is caught the lillypad is kept, if not the lillipad is placed back on the floor animal side down.  The person with the most lillypads when they are all collected is the winner.

My 3 year old daughter loves this game however she finds it a little difficult co-ordinating herself quick enough to catch Froggio.  We change to game slightly so that she stamps on the foot pump to make Froggio jump and I catch Froggio.  She gets really excited when I catch him and finds it ever so funny if I fail to catch him.

Monkey Dunk Review

I was very lucky to be chosen to review the game Monkey Dunk from Hasbro RRP £12.99

This game is from 4 years up, my 3 year old was very excited to receive this game as she had seen it on TV adverts.

In the box are 16 monkeys 4 in each colour, an elephant timer, lots of banana tokens and a lillypad.

To object of the game is to get all your monkeys into the pots by the time the elephant timer pops up, if you get the monkeys into the pots you earn banana tokens.  Person with the most tokens wins.

You have to flick the monkeys into the pots by pushing on the back of the monkey (a bit like playing tiddlywinks) before the Elephant timer pops up.  My 3 year old finds it a little difficult making the monkey jump high enough to get it over the box sides and into the pots, although given enough time she does eventually manage to get them in but cannot do it within the time is takes for the Elephant timer to pop up.

The lillypad makes the game a little harder, you place this into a pot and any monkeys landing here will not be counted as a win.

This is a really nice game to play with the family and my 2 year old tries to join in but instead of flicking the monkeys she throws them in which makes her happy.

I would say to play the game properly that from 4 years is apt,  I do think the Elephant timer would be better if it gave a little more time as I can see how this can make younger children frustrated.

Update on the Graco Nautilus 1-2-3

Update 5/7/2011
As my daughter tends to fall asleep quite alot in the Graco Nautilus 1-2-3 I have decided to move her to another car seat I was really unhappy about her head slumping forward everytime she fell asleep. I will use the Graco Nautilus 1-2-3 again when she is older.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Update on the Graco Nautilus 1-2-3

Sorry I haven't written in awhile.
We have been giving the Car Seat a chance, using it on a daily basis.
My daughter is now 2 and loves her car seat. The cup holder holds her dummy, her comfort blanket and when empty her juice bottle. She isn't really interested in the secret side compartments unless she loses something in them. I can still say that I am really impressed with how easy it is to get the covers off to wash following a few nappy accidents and putting them back on is so easy.
As they advertise this car seat from a young age I would expect the tilt to be greater than it is, to stop your childs head tipping forward when they are asleep. When my daughter falls asleep her head always slumps forward in this car seat. I wonder whether they should put the age start from 3 or 4.