Reviews Round-up: The ‘C’ word

Reviews Round-up

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Dare I mention the ‘C’ word in September? I will admit that I started a tiny bit of Christmas shopping this week and feel all virtuous for being organised. I’m sure I’m not alone in researching what is ‘in’ this year and what is the best value for money. Our product reviews are so useful for helping out Santa decide what to choose from the Christmas list, so here are the reviews that have been published this month:


I predict that bedrooms and playrooms all across the land will be experimenting with Toy Block by the end of the year. Louise from A Strong Coffee shares how they use it in their house.

Anything that encourages a love of reading in children is a winner with me. This Patisserie Bookcase reviewed bu This Is Me Now is super cute for any little one’s room.

Showing how stylish and comfy the Sleephead Grand is, is Me Becoming Mum with her super cute little one.

For those of us that like to get crafty in the home, TippyTupps shows how easy the Concrete Planter Set is.

Nuby are tackling the age old problem of getting enough liquid into our kids by working with Superheros. Someone’s Mum has been trying out their Water Bottles with great success.


I very rarely buy Toys these day without checking out bloggers’ reviews first. Plenty to choose from here:

Nice to see ZhuZhu pets are still popular. The Mum Diaries shares how these little creatures can be a good substitute for a real pet.

Jemma from The MayFlower Blogs reckons the Mokuru will overtake the dreaded Fidget Spinners very soon. Simple but will provide endless hours of amusement.

Still got room for more cuddly toys? These Furreal Roarin Tigers reviewed by Evans Crittens will go down a treat.

Can you believe The Teletubbies are 20? ArePops reviews the latest commemorative Giggling Tiddlytubbies.

I must admit to being slightly obsessed with subscription boxes. This My Pocket Money Toy Subscription box reviewed by The Breastest News is brilliant for kids.

My Tunbridge Wells have shared how much they enjoyed playing with the Glow in the Dark Magic Tracks set

And for younger children:

Toddler Toys

Wooden toys continue to be popular. The Mum Diaries have been playing with the Beesmart First Lunchbox & a wooden xylophone

Popitha is sticking with the wooden theme with this Wooden Bakery Treasure Set

Its been role-play central at My Family of Roses with this Toddlers Role Playing Set.

Toddler or Beauty Products

Hi Baby Blog has been making bathtime fun with Jack & Jill Kids Natural Bath products.

Anyone who has potty trained will appreciate the convenience of a travel carry potty. New Mummy Blog highly recommend the Best Travel Carry Potty.

Two Hearts One Roof have been tackling Baby Led weaning with the help of Doddl cutlery.

Encouraging a little swimmer from an early age is Edinburgh with Kids who have been using their local Puddle Ducks scheme.

Devon Mama has been keeping her little one well shaded with the Lullaby Pushchair Shade.

Fashion & Beauty

If you are looking to update your autumn wardrobe, HodgePodgeDays recommends checking out JD Williams.

Cardiff Mummy have been putting Start Rite School shoes to the test this month just in time for the new school year

Like a lot of women, I’m constantly searching for the Holy Grail that is the perfect bag. Scandi Mummy has been telling us about her Knomo London Cross-Body Bag. She even tells us more about how Knomo got its name.

Tippy Tupps may have the answer to the hair dilemma we face every morning in this house. Her review of the Xtava Satin Waves 5-in-1 Curling Wand may help solve some of the hair arguments that we face having 3 daughters.


Jane from Hodge Podge Days has been impressed with how much her young son has enjoyed reading the Jurassic World Special Edition book.

Hi Baby Blog tells us all about how she has been developing a love of reading by using Reading Eggs with her little one.


Captain BobCat is stretching out that last bit of summer with some Chocolate Ice-Cream with Macabella & Yogurt.

Hotch Potch Mum tells us what to expect in this month’s Degustabox Subscription box.

JuggleMum enjoyed lunch at Carluccio’s.

Huge thanks to everyone who submitted posts to be included in this month’s review Round-up. I’m so sorry I could not include them all. Don’t forget to send me your links to any reviews you do in the coming month.

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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)