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Product Review: Kiddicare

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information, Product Reviews, Sponsored Posts | Posted on 24-06-2012

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Kiddicare is branded as the “UK’s Favourite Baby Website” and its one I’ve visited frequently since the arrival of my Little Man. Its a great place to see a huge range of different items, and is especially good if you want to compare brands and styles of a product before buying. We used it when we were looking at prams and travel systems, and to look at car seats too. I took a look around it more recently when I was researching Potty Training!

Little Man is very confident on his feet nowadays and that’s bringing a new range of problems for us. More often than not he’ll grip tightly onto one of our fingers when we’re out and about, especially if its somewhere new for him to be walking. I’m sure if he’s worried we’re going to run off and leave him, or if he just thinks he’s going to fall over, but I’m certainly going to enjoy it whilst it lasts. If its somewhere he’s walked before however, he is sometimes a little more reluctant to hold our hands, and feels certain he doesn’t need our help. Quite often this is okay if its somewhere safe, but when walking by the side of a road its too dangerous for him to be let loose, which is why my most recent visit to the Kiddicare website was to look for reins. A search for reins on the Kiddicare website led me to a list of choices, from the basic to the slightly more decorative, and that in turn led me to the purchase of these cute reins from Littlelife:

I chose these – apart from the great design – because it allows Little Man to feel like a “big boy” whilst carrying around his own very special rucksack, and because the adult strap is detachable. It doesn’t need to be attached all the time, so sometimes the bag can be used purely as a rucksack, and when needed the adult strap clips neatly to a D-ring on the top and you’re back in control for a while.

As well as wandering around and exploring my Little Man’s other favourite activity is bath time – something I’m sure all children enjoy. The reluctance to get out the bath every evening is very loud proof of this! When he’s in the bath we like to keep him distracted so he’s not aware that he’s actually being washed, especially when doing his hair, so we keep a large supply of bath toys in there. Whilst browsing the Kiddicare website I came across this Octopus and was unable to resist:

Needless to say this has become a new favourite in our bathroom. Water can be poured into the octopus’ head and its sprays out holes within its tentacles, and your little one can also practise their aim by tossing the three rings and trying to get the octopus to catch them. This isn’t something Little Man has quite mastered yet, but he does enjoy using them as teethers too!

So next time you’re looking to buy something for your little one, whether it be something as big as a pram or as small as a new bath toy, get over to Kiddicare where you’re bound to find what you’re after, and much much more!