My girls are grazers. They would eat fruit and raisins all day if they could, they’re absolute little fruit bats. However, putting them in a high chair for snacks is a bit of a nightmare now they’re bigger and wanting to be more mobile. We also have to do the school run twice a day so they spend a lot of time in their car seats and pushchair so when they are peckish trying to give them food makes a LOT of mess. We had a new car on New Years Eve and my husband is still incredibly precious over it which means one thing – no eating! Sounds great on paper but sitting with two grumpy girls biding our time to avoid the wind and rain before going to the playground – show me the food!

So thank heavens for the awesome Oxo flippy snack cups. I know you can read reviews and think yeah yeah but honestly this is so simple yet SO useful – seriously kicking myself for not finding this sooner as my carpet would be a few stains lighter!

What We Reviewed

oxo flippy cup

Oxo Tots were incredibly generous and sent us a green and a raspberry cup. The recommended age is from 12 months plus.

What we thought

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It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a clothing addict when it comes to buying for the kids; six binbags full in the loft is pretty much tip of the iceberg if I’m being totally honest but even I can only look at the same stock online everyday. Now here’s a bit of a confession. Yes I know most reviews are all gushing and oh how amazing a company is etc etc but in all honesty – I didn’t realise that House of Fraser did kids clothes – and boy am I now glad that I do! I got a little bit engrossed in perusing their website and before I knew it I’d been on the site almost an hour!

House of Fraser kids clothes

Our choices


There are literally thousands of items to choose from. I decided to choose each of my three a top each. I let Charlie choose his own and he decided to choose “The Hulk” top which as you will agree is pretty awesome! It’s by Fabric Flavours and cost £16. Now. If I’m being deadly honest that is a bit more than I’d usually pay for a top HOWEVER I do splash the cash on special occasions and once you feel this top – I honestly do feel like it justifies the price. The ‘Don’t Make Me Angry’ is sewn in, not printed on and you know that when it’s wash t means it won’t crack and basically fade away within a few washes/ So liken that to a cheaper top that won’t last half as long and now Charlie is older and clothes last him more than a few months unlike when he was a baby  I think it evens itself out. View Post

I have to start this review by saying that I absolutely LOVED these books. From the moment they hit the doormat I could not wait to read them. I know they’re a kids book and I saved it until bedtime so my 5 year old boy could read them but you often read reviews and often wonder if a person is riven by wanting to please the company. As you may have gathered from my past review, I always give my honest opinion – this isn’t always what people may want to hear (Sorry LEGOLAND Manchester!) but I made a pact with myself that I would always give my real views, otherwise it’s not really a review – it’s just a positive spin on everything.
Anyway, I absolutely jumped through the roof to review these books. I have a slight confession – I have met the Mcfly boys. A lot. I was a die hard Busted follower back in the day. I spent most weekends trawling the country (and even going to different countries) to see them and as Mcfly were part of the same management and went on tour with them, our paths crossed numerous times. I met Mcfly before they became this massive pop sensation, including at their first ever TV appearance, their album launch and then again on their first ever supporting tour. So it’s safe to say I have a bit of a soft spot for them. And can’t quite believe I’m sharing this photo…
2003. Me blonde. Cringe. 
The boys “Obviously” (badumbumBOOSH) have a cheeky sense of humour so I thought their book would follow the same path – and I certainly wasn’t wrong.
Dougie and Tom have now penned 3 ‘Dinosaur’ books; The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas was their first book and we have been lucky enough to read copies of ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet’ and the most recent offering ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past’

They all are based on Danny and his dinosaur friend and they follow them on an adventure (either space travel or through the past). The planet book was the first we read – and Charlie has honestly never ever laughed so much at a book. Here’s why:
1) He’s 5. And it has the word pooped in the title
2) It’s got dinosaurs in it
3) It rhymes
4) It has the word POO in massive letters
5) There’s a cat with a doddle of poo on it at the end – which he still only has to hear the mere mention of said cat and he dissolves into absolute tears of laughter
The following evening before bed we read the next book ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past’ and this was met with equal squeals and fits of giggles.
Overall – kids, especially boys, absolutely LOVE toilet humour. I too, as a parent found this book very cheeky but VERY funny! The pictures are bright and have lots of little details (including that damn poo on the cats helmet) that kids absolutely love.  I don’t want to tell you much about the story itself as I don’t want to give it away! I loved the fact the book rhymed too which makes it easier for adults to read to the children as you get into a rhythm.
Maybe not the best one for them to take into class to read out to the teacher but if you’re looking for a naughty laugh out loud book for your kids then look no further! Charlie has already been telling all his friends and delighted in taking the book round to my Dad’s to get him to read!
Without a shadow of doubt, The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas will be on the Santa list! I can’t actually wait to find out what Danny and the Dinosaur get up to.

B x

Disclaimer – we were so lucky that the MumsNet team sent me these two books to review and I’m so blimming grateful that they did. This review and pictures all are my own.

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