Tuesday, December 03, 2013

An iconic high chair

The Tripp Trapp® chair, created in 1972 by the designer Peter Opsvik, has never been bettered. Great for baby's first highchair but also perfect for toddlers and bigger kids to join you at the family table. They look particularly good when you have a few of them together in bright colours. Nappy Valley has a number of nearly new Tripp Trapps for sale in various fabulous colours- please click here to view.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Astronaut Duvet Cover

This fabulous duvet cover from Cox & Cox is perfect for little boys dreaming about going to space.
Get 25% off for the next 48 hours with code: SUMMER2.

Visit their website at www.coxandcox.co.uk

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ketchup With Everything

My boys would have tomato ketchup with everthing if I let them - am very tempted to get this top currently 15% off at Mini Boden.

Visit www.boden.co.uk.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Win 1 of 5 £50 vouchers for JoJo Maman Bébé

Dell'Ugo are passionate about making the best fresh pasta they possibly can - but they also recognise that there’s more to life than great pasta. That’s why they love giving their customers the opportunity to share in other brands which are just as passionate about what they do as they are.

They have teamed up with Nappy Valley to offer 5 lucky mums the chance to win 1 of 5 £50 vouchers to spend at JoJo Maman Bébé.  

To enter the competition click here.

JoJo’s unique combinations of design and practicality show that they really understand what being a mum is like.  These buoyancy jackets are great for giving little ones confidence in the pool. They are currently reduced from £25 to £18 in JoJo's fabulous Summer Sale. To see more sale items with up to 60% off click here.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Feather Down Farms

We have just returned from a long weekend at Midgham Farm, a Featherdown Farm in the New Forest. Despite the cold and the ever-present threat of rain, I couldn't recommend this type of holiday enough. We were two families with six boys under 7 between us and I think we found boy heaven!

Situated in an idyllic bluebell wood, surrounded by small streams, the boys spent endless hours den-making, engaging in pretend army battles and jumping in mud!

The farm owners were fabulous hosts, taking us on a tour of the farm and introducing us to all the animals. The children fed the pigs, patted the alpacas, groomed the horses and gave bottles to the newborn lambs. A particualar highlight for the little ones was visiting the chickens every morning to collect freshly-laid eggs for breakfast.

The ample canvas tents were very well designed with lots of interesting touches; a cupboard with peep holes for little ones to sleep in, antique crates for shelving and a wall-mounted coffee grinder. The gorgeous enamel cooking pots and utensils I would have loved to have in my own kitchen and proper beds with thick duvets allowed for a proper nights sleep. The wood burner in the centre of the tent was easy to light and fun to cook on although a constant hazard for our toddler.

At the end of each day we all enjoyed the simple pleasure of collecting wood and building the camp fire.  Evenings were spent with relaxed converstations with other campers around the fire, glass of wine in hand.

Featherdown is expensive for "camping" but it does feel exclusive (there are only 5-8 tents per site), you do really get the farm experience and not having the hassle of bring you own stuff is a huge help. It works really well if you are a few families wanting to holiday together. The sites give children the freedom to run off and play together but also allow the adults a bit of privacy and time together in the evenings safe in the knowledge that the kids are sleeping only a stone's throw away.

For more information or to book visit: www.featherdown.co.uk