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