Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Do you have a Car Seat Escapee?

Do you have a little Houdini? A toddler that likes to try and escape from his/her carseat?

My 2 year old toddler is no exception. Only yesterday I was travelling down the Motorway when my daughter informed me that her little brother had managed to get his arms out of his carseat straps. Fortunately after some coaxing he put them back in again before I had chance to stop at the next exit.

I have been searching for a solution to this problem for a while and recently stumbled upon Houdini Stop, a simple clip that attaches to each side of the car seat straps to hold them together and prevent little arms from sliding out.

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If you want to buy the Houdini Stop you can purchase it from my online shop or Ebay shop.

Monday, 22 August 2011

New Products

We have had a delivery of some new exciting products as well as more stocks of our popular existing products.

New products include :

Sunshine Kids Change n Go - a handy compact changing kit that includes a plastic box for wipes and enough space for a couple of nappies and nappy cream in the mesh compartment, as well as a zipped pocket for valuables. It features a velcro strap making it easy to attach to a pushchair if you are just nipping out for a short time and don't want to take a big changing bag. Also great for throwing into your changing bag so you are always prepared with nappies and wipes.

Koo-di pack it Pushchair Raincover in red - this compact raincover is ideal for storing in the basket of your pushchair so you are never caught out in the rain again. It fits most pushchairs and features a roll-up window and packs quickly and neatly into the integrated pocket.


Koo-di Wetec Seat Protector - Protects car seats , boosters and pushchairs in the event of a nappy leaking or whilst a toddler is toilet training and is machine washable.


Some of the more popular products continue to be all the Splash About Happy Nappy's and Wetsuit Wraps, as well as the Sunshine Kids Grip It seat protector and Koo-di Pack It seat harnesses.

Don't forget that we still have the Sunshine Kids Shade Maker Canopy on special offer at a discounted price of £9.99 including free postage.

If you see something that you like and it is currently out of stock please don't hesitate to contact us for expected arrival date.


Saturday, 6 August 2011

Sunshine Kids Shade Maker Canopy **SPECIAL OFFER**

We have extended the special offer on the Sunshine Kids Shade Maker Canopy at a special Discounted price of just £9.99 with Free Postage. (while stocks last)

All you need to do to take advantage of this offer is to enter the special offer code of SMCFREEPOST at the checkout and the £1.00 postage costs will be deducted.

For more information regarding the Shade Maker Canopy please read this blog post

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Sunshine Kids Shade Maker Canopy **SPECIAL OFFER**

For the Month of June only we are offering the Sunshine Kids Shade Maker Canopy at a special Discounted price of just £9.99 with Free Postage. (while stocks last)

All you need to do to take advantage of this offer is to enter the special offer code of SMCFREEPOST at the checkout and the £1.00 postage costs will be deducted.

For more information regarding the Shade Maker Canopy please read this blog post

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


For details of a Fab competition to win a box of goodies pop over to The Crazy Kitchen


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Pushchair Parasols.......a Great Alternative

I'm not a big fan of parasols, having used them in the past with all 3 of my children I found them to be fiddly and really quite frustrating. First you have to find a bar that isn't too low or isn't too high to attach the parasol to, you then have to make sure you've tightened it enough that it doesn't fall off but not overtighten so that you can't adjust it. Once you have it all set up, you're ready for the off.....and then you notice that baby's toes aren't covered so you move it up slightly and then the top of the head is exposed so you end up hanging a little blanket off the parasol. Perfect, all in we go.

You turn the first corner and instead of the sun being in front of you, it's now to the side and all the adjustments start again.......

Last year I bought a Shade Maker Canopy from Sunshine kids. It's suitable to use on most buggies and pushchairs with or without an existing shade. I found it a little fiddly to attach at first but once I had it straight and tight enough it was easy enough to take off and put on again without too much adjusting. It has velcro straps and plenty of ties making it suitable for pushchairs with frames of different shapes and sizes.

What I likes about the shade is that it's quite long so if the sun is quite low it can be pulled down quite a way to give your baby or toddler as much coverage as possible, and when it's no longer needed it can be pushed up out of the way. It folds up easily too and easily fitted into the slim pocket on the back of our compact buggy. Or depending on how your buggy folds it can be left in place.

The shade has a large pocket at either side which is great for keeping wipes, nappies, a drink, keys, so it's great if you are nipping out as you wouldn't need to take an extra bag.

I have had a few customers say that the shade doesn't fit onto their buggy. There are so many different makes and styles out there that I wouldn't expect it to fit all but if your buggy is a pretty standard shape and size then I would say that the shade would probably fit.

With all this lovely Spring weather Sun Shades of all varieties have been in big demand, in particular the Shade Maker Canopy.

You can buy it at Munchkins and Poppets along with other shades, including a Koo-di Pack It sleep & snooze shade, ideal to keep your little one protected from the sun whilst they sleep.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Zoggs Neoprene Swim Jackets

Just in are some lovely Neoprene Swim Jackets from Zoggs.

Available in size 2-3 in either Lime Green or Pink.

The Jacket is classed as Water Confidence stage 2 - to introduce the wearer to swimming strokes

The size guideline is for 15 - 18kg & chest 53 - 56cm.


Get them quick as the Zoggs Jackets are always popular in the Summer months.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Coming Soon.....New Zoggs Swimfree UV Floatsuits

This new style Floatsuit replaces the Zoggs UV Sun Protection floatsuits with the foam inserts that we stocked last year.

It incorporates sewn in, puncture resistant, heavy duty air bladders. Simply increase or decrease flotation without taking the suit off. Easily customize the flotation to the child.

They are available in red or pink & in sizes 1-2yrs & 2-3 years.

RRP £19.99 or buy from Munchkins and Poppets for £18.99 with Free p&p.

As with the Sun Protection Floatsuits these are likely to prove very popular for the Summer.

If you would like to reserve one of these in advance of the stock arriving please contact me

Monday, 4 April 2011

Konfidence Float Suit

Here is our little model showing off the Konfidence Floatsuit in Navy & White stripes, available for £18.99 with free p&p.

Available in 1-2yrs, 2-3yrs & 4-5yrs.

Please contact me if you would like to purchase this costume, or any others featured in Jessies Online Store or Munchkins and Poppets.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

COMPETITION TIME - Win one of 2 Plasticine Sets

Welcome to our new blog. Please take the time to have a look at our new Online Shop - Munchkins and Poppets  - we still have lots of great products to be added so please keep checking back and leave us a comment in our Guestbook to let us know what you think.

We will be running competitions here, on Twitter and on Facebook so make sure you don't miss out and follow us on all 3.

Up for grabs this time are Plasticine sets for 2 lucky winners once we have reached 100 followers on Twitter.

Each prize consists of a pack containing 8 different coloured sticks of Plasticine, a cutting tool and a dinosaur mould, along with a set of 5 cutters & roller.

Plasticine is great for kids of all ages, although the recommended age for use is 3+ due to small parts. 

Plasticine is the perfect modelling material! It never dries out and it can be mixed to make new colours. Plasticine is great for young hands to make fun shapes with or for expert model makers to create intricate models with fine details. If you make a mistake or change your mind simply smooth out the area and try again. The only limit is your imagination. Great for children and big kids!

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is one (or all) of the following :

  • Follow our Blog (on Google, Networked Blogs or Subscribe by Email)

  • Follow us on Twitter and tweet the following ' Enter to WIN a Plasticine Set please follow @Munch_Pop and RT '

Each of the above will get 1 entry each, and each time you Retweet you will gain an additional entry.

Competition only open to those with a UK Delivery Address. We will announce winners once we have reached 100 followers on Twitter. Winners will have 5 days to get in touch with their UK delivery address.

The winners are : Jane Willis @janesgrapevine and Tanya Julian @tanjules

Thank you to everyone for entering and following.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Sunshine Kids Shade Maker Canopy

As we are having a bit of nice weather I thought it would be an ideal time to share how good the Shade Maker Canopy from Sunshine Kids is. Its a sunshade that attaches onto your pushchair/buggy to extend the existing canopy or it can also be used if your buggy doesn't have a canopy at all.

It's ideal for taking on holiday as it folds flat into a handy little carry bag and doesn't take up much room in a suitcase.

There are lots of velcro straps & ties on the canopy making it easy to use on many buggies - I can't say if it's suitable for all makes but Sunshine Kids states  'Easily attaches to most buggies '.

The shade comes in black only and has a UPF of 50+ making it ideal to protect your little one from the sun. It has a large handy pocket on each side to keep necessities such as a bottles,wipes, sun cream,dummy & toys.

It's a bit fiddly attaching to the pushchair at first, making sure that it's tight enough & even on both sides but once it's on you can leave it there & I was still able to fold my buggy up with it attached. I found it so much easier to use than a parasol, which I never managed to adjust to the correct angle that would keep Jack shaded from the sun, and then I would turn a corner & have to adjust it again!

The RRP for the shade is a reasonable £12.99 or you can buy it with free p&p for £11.25 here

Victorian Boys Costume


The costumes are available in Black or Brown in 3 sizes - 5-7yrs, 7-9yrs & 9-11 yrs and are priced from £17.99. Alternatively you can buy just the cap, or cap & waistcoat set.

The costume consists of a long sleeved white shirt, elasticated 3/4 trousers, a matching waistcoat & hat, and is manufactured to a high standard giving a costume that should last for years.

You can buy the costumes from my Ebay shop here, alternatively email me directly 

More costumes, including a wide variety of animals are also available for purchase from my Ebay shop or contact me for more details.

Konfidence Float Jacket

Whatever age a child first goes in the water they want to feel safe and secure, which makes the Konfidence Float Jackets perfect for introducing the wearer to the joys of swimming, and having fun in this environment.

Made from neoprene fabric they provide warmth, comfort and a feeling of security and the bright yellow backs provides hi-visibility for parents.

- wear with normal swimsuits/wetsuits or UV wear.
- encourages water confidence at any age.

Available in 3 sizes - 2-3yrs, 4-5yrs & 6-7 yrs and in 3 Colours - Pink, Blue & Red. 

Purchase your Float Jacket here for just £22.99

(2-3yrs also available in Gold)

Dribble Ons Bandana Bibs

I used these bibs for my little one and they were a godsend during the dribbly teething phase that he went through. When the bib got wet I just changed it for a new one instead of having to change his top & also his vest that the dribble had soaked through to, which meant stripping him off almost completely!!

Not only are they practical but they are also very cute! They have a popper fastening on the back which can be fastened in 2 positions. They are sold on a backing card & are ideal as a New Baby gift, especially if you need to post your gift as they are lightweight.

Dribble Ons provide a stylish and clever solution for babies who constantly dribble.

Dribble Ons are made of a soft combination of stretch cotton and terry toweling which absorbs the moisture whist at the same time being comfortable and cute to wear.

They are currently available in 5 plain colours: Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Baby Blue, Navy and White, complimenting the Sock Ons range.

Click here to see all Dribble On's in stock and available for purchase Now!

Splash About Happy Nappy

"The most essential item in your baby swim kit is your Happy Nappy. In fact, most baby swim schools in the UK now recommend that all of their babies wear one. After all, the idea is that you go swimming with your baby – not with the contents of his or her leaking nappy! 

They are made of 1mm supple, stretchy neoprene and finished with super soft, snug fitting, deep bands of fabric with a high rubber content to keep all nasties inside.
Designed by us with swim teachers, parents and babies in mind! So simple and yet so effective, no ties, no Velcro, no elastic. IT WORKS!! Can be worn with or without a conventional swim nappy - a liner is advised for ease of cleaning. Tested and improved upon with the leading UK swim teachers." Splash About

I have used the Happy Nappy with my (now 22 month old) little boy, from the age of 2 months. I have either used them with a disposable or re-usable swim nappy underneath. Not only do they offer you the confidence to go swimming with your baby without the worry of 'leakages' they also keep your baby warm as they are made from neoprene, the same material that wetsuits are made from. These however are only 1mm neoprene so they are flexible, not stiff, and are fairly easy to put on & take off your baby - although if you have a 'chunky' baby they may take a big of 'tugging' to get over their thighs!! Don't worry though as the waist & legs are ribbed with very soft stretchy fabric that doesn't cut into your baby. The colours are lovely & bright & can be co-ordinated with baby wetsuit wraps & snugs.

The Happy Nappy's are available in all sizes from Newborn (XS) up to Toddler (XXL) in a variety of colours and are priced from £9.49 with free p&p. If you live local to me in Staffordshire and are happy to collect I can offer you a discount on this price - please email me for details.

Click here to see all Happy Nappy's in stock and available for purchase Now!

Fantasy Fish with red binding
Pink & Blue

My little one swimming underwater at 8 months old wearing his Fantasy Fish Happy Nappy with blue binding
Pink Balloon Print