Reviews Round-up: Movies, toys & lazy lunches!

Reviews Round-up

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I’m very happy to be writing my first RoundUp post as the new Reviews Editor for BritMums. I’ve always loved review posts – both reading them and writing them so this is the perfect position for me.

There are so many areas that our BritMums bloggers can review – Hopefully you will find a product or experience that appeals to you from this Round-up of the best in the BritMums community.


Food reviews are massive in the blogging world, whether it be reviewing restaurants, recipes or kitchen equipment. Kate from Life Daily tells us about her visit to a new French restaurant, Borderlaise in Tooting.

Over at Casa Costello, we have been trying out the Pressure King Pro with great results.

Nadine from JuggleMum has been thoroughly enjoying a lunchtime treat at Jamie’s Italian in York.


Reviewing a pram or stroller appears to be the holy grail for some bloggers – It can be hard work though, giving a pram a thorough road test, ScandiMummy does just that when she tried out The Dubatti One Travel System.

Kate from My Family Fever has been testing the SpaceCot. A light, full sized travel cot.

Hollie from Thrifty Mum introduces us to Table Tot Sales – A brilliant way to pass on baby gear and make a little extra cash at the same time.

Nicola from Mummy to Dex showed us around the First Thomas Activity Plush Toy.

Laura from Dear Bear and Beany has been talking about making the transition from a baby room to a little girl’s room with some adorable Stickerscape wall stickers.

Kirsty from Life With Boys has been singing the praises of the NOMI luxury high chair.

Still on the topic of high chairs, Devon Mama has been testing out the Messy Me High Chair insert.

For those milestone birthdays, Clare from Mud Pie Fridays tells us all about ideas for Baby’s First Birthday gift with the Star Name register.

My kids may have passed the baby stage now but I’m still not ready to completely give up baby wipes. Kate from Counting to Ten has been trying out Kinder by Nature gentle baby wipes.


Sticking with beauty & cosmetic products, we have Ali from IncrediBusy telling us how she found using Sophie La Girafe Hair & SkinCare products.

Becky Pink has been testing out Ethical Loose Mineral foundation. Find out her results at Pinks Charming.


Hotter is always a favourite brand with Parenting Bloggers. Both Mich from Mummy from the Heart & Vicky from Being Tilly’s Mummy have both written about their Hotter experiences.

Emma asks the million dollar question, ‘Can you wear a jumpsuit in your 40’s?’ Find out the answer over at Emma & 3.


This month, Laura from Five Little Doves had a night in with Moana declaring it possibly one of her favourite movies of all time.

Jenny from The Brick Castle shared her experience of watching The Boss Baby at a private screening in Manchester. Sounds very different to my experience of watching it in a crowded cinema during half term!


A Mum Track Mind recently tried out Hobbit Holes at The Quiet Site in the Lake District. We will be spending the summer in the Lakes this year – very intrigued to pay Hobbit Holes a visit while we are there.

The Pannell family recently had a fabulous time swinging from the trees at Go Ape, Tree Top Junior Adventure. Find out more about their day out at Mummy From the Heart.

Lyndsey at Me, Him, The Dog & a Baby has been taking selfies at Jurassic Kingdom, Osterley Park.


My thoughts are with any families who are siting exams this summer. We are in the midst of Y6 SATS preparation here, spending a lot of time going back to basics. Jaymee at The Mum Diaries extols the virtues of Math Rockx, making times tables practice fun.

Sarah at Arthur Wears has been testing out a wipeable WigWam as an aid to learning through play outside.

And that’s it – Thanks to everyone who sent in their review posts. I’ve completely loved reading each and every one of them. I’ll be back next month with a roundup of review posts. If you would like to send any over for consideration, I’d love to see them. Please email me at

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About Helen Costello

Helen is a busy Mum to 3 girls from the North West. She has been blogging about Cakes, Cooking & Kids at for 7 years and is likely to be found in the kitchen cooking up a treat. Helen hosts the popular Bake of the Week linky showcasing the brilliant bakes each week. She is known for her amazing cakes and for trying to squeeze more hours into every day. Helen can be found at Twitter (@CasaCostello), Instagram (CasaCostello) and spends far too much time over at Pinterest (@CasaCostello)

One Response to Reviews Round-up: Movies, toys & lazy lunches!

  1. Jenny @ thebrickcastle 21 April 2017 at 11:39 #

    Thanks for including us Helen! It really was a very different cinema experience that’s for sure – we were properly spoilt 😀

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