Reviews Round-up: Home, hotels & toys

Reviews Round-up

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Well we can’t avoid it any longer. Christmas preparations are in full flow and the blogging world is jam-packed with reviews. If you are still unsure of the must-have toys and gifts for this Christmas, then welcome to our bumper edition of the BritMums Reviews Round-up:


Adventures of a Mum has been super impressed with the Thomas Super Station Track. I must admit it does look rather special!

Mixing playtime with Science, Counting to Ten has been testing out the Project Mc2 Experiment Doll, Camryn.

I know that my 6yo is hoping that Santa brings her a Kurio Smartwatch this Christmas so it was really useful to read Jen from My Mummies Pennies’ thoughts.



There’s not a parent around that doesn’t appreciate the value of a large load washing machine. Counting to Ten tells us how they have got on with the Beko 12kg Washing Machine

For anyone who is preparing a nursery, Refined Prose has been putting Silver Cross Space Saving Furniture to the test


The Daventurer has been putting Beko’s range of small breakfast appliances to the test. Sounds a good way to start the day to me!



Dancing in Wellies shared her review of her son’s Star Wars shoes – Very stylish, just the packaging alone made me go ‘Ooh!’

Sadly, my days of baby carriers are long gone. I remember how convenient they were for winter walks though. Devon Mama tells us how they got on with the Pao Carrier recently.



I’m a complete sucker for hotel reviews. We spend a lot of time travelling the country with our athlete so are constantlt on the lookout for recommended places to stay. Adventures of a Mum was very lucky to have a romantic weekend in Hampshire recently.

And another couple making the most of a romantic retreat away, Mummy From The Heart and her husband visited Giraffe Lodge in Kent

The Dadventurer also had a great break away at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire

Thanks as always go to everyone who contributed to this month’s Review Round-up. I’ll be back next month with some last minute Christmas ideas. We also have a special seasonal Gift Guide Round-up scheduled for next week so feel free to send me your links.

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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)