Friday, 19 February 2016

Amazon Haul

It's time for another haul post, I recently did a spot of shopping on Amazon and
wanted to share with you what I ordered. 


As Blake has swimming classes every Saturday afternoon we use a wrap to keep him 
warm in the pool and this is the second Splash about wrap we have purchased. 
The only fault I find with it is the sizing isn't the best he is 14 months and we are having to put him
in a size 18-30 months wrap as his 6- 18 month one is too small now. 
Other than that we love it, Blake also has the swim nappy and the nappy wrap too. 


I chose this book as I thought it would be a great parenting guide. 
It seems to have good reviews and is about helping your child to develop 
and learn through play. 



The Unmumsy Mum writes candidly about motherhood like it really is: the messy, maddening, hilarious reality, how there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and how it is sometimes absolutely fine to not know what you are doing. 
I'm really looking forward to reading this it looks like an easy to dip into book for when you have a bit of time to unwind. 


This may sound like an usual purchase since we don't have a garden. 
However we plan to use this for messy play with Blake. 
Since we went to a messy play class when Stuart was off work we decided that 
we wanted to do messy play at home with Blake. 
At the group they had these trays to put all kinds of messy activities in and
I also know nurseries use them not just for messy play but for
playing with toys such as Lego. 

The blue splash mat underneath the tray goes hand in hand with messy 
play as it means we can keep the floors cleaner.



I then purchased some books to help come up with some ideas of play. 

I love Usborne books and this one is fab it has so many great activity ideas. 
I do feel that most of them will be better for when Blake is older though. 
With some of the activities I feel I can adapt them slightly so that they are more age appropriate for him now such as the hand printing ideas. 


Another fab book that has a wide range of activities and can be adapted to suit 
the age of your child. 
I love the idea of this book as we don't have a garden and I find it hard to come
up with ideas of what we can do outside. 
The great thing is that this book has activities for all seasons so that I can find something for us to do no matter the weather.


The title of the book says it all. 
A book filled with messy play ideas. I think these were the little
 books I used in college when studying in childcare to come up with activities for when 
I was at my placement. 


What do you think of my haul?
Do you own any of these items?

26 comments:

  1. I don't have children but I remember being outside as much as I could when I was little and hardly ever watching the television. My Nan used to get me baking and making play dough.
    This sort of thing continues on into adulthood (not so much the making play dough), being creative and a love of the great outdoors.

    Have fun x

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  2. Such a fab haul! I always love those 365 things to do, and make books. I have an adult crafting one. Always gives me inspiration x

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  3. I follow the Unmumsy Mum so would be interested to hear what you think of the book.

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  4. amazon is my FAV place to buy stuff, and I literally end up buying hauls of stuff like this! I would be interested in hearing what you thought of the unmumsy mum's book too!

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  5. Those children's book look fab! We'd be interested in the 101 things to do outside book!

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  6. Great post and items you've got. Messy mat is a must isn't it

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  7. These sound like lots of fun and practical so that there is not a lot of mess to clean up afterwards, have fun x

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  8. Neoprene wetsuits are a great investment, especially when the pools are cold - enjoy the swimming

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  9. Ahh I spend far too much money on Amazon, they always recommend things and I just have to have them! 90% is for Abbie obviously! x

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  10. Looks like a great haul, a great selection for you all.

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  11. You've bought some lovely things! Amazon is a great website for general items x

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  12. Lovely selection of items. I think I would really like reading "The Unmumsy Mum" - sounds like an interesting thing! :)
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  13. What a great haul. I want to read the unmumsy mums book too. The other books look great. I love the usborne activity books. They're always good x

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  14. The Unmumsy book sounds like a great read and I like that it does not airbrush the hard work that it takes to be a mother and still run a household ect.

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  15. "365 things to make and do" - Love it. I'm going to get this for rainy days. Thanks for the pointers!

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  16. Oh they looks like some really interesting books - I always seem to be stuck for ideas for things to do with my toddler.

    I've heard such good things about the Unmumsy Mum book. I love her blog too.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  17. I downloaded the Unmumsy mum onto my kindle as it has me intrigued x

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  18. I've heard good things about the unmumsy mum book!

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  19. I don't own any of them but I heard a lot about this book lately.

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  20. What a great haul - I love the sound of all the books - for me, and the children! Kaz x

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  21. Great books. I like that you're trying to find activities to do with children! I need some of these x

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  22. Fab haul! Ooooh let me know what Sarah's book is like as I love her blog. The Usborne activity books are fab too and the swimming outfits are essential for little ones in chilly water x

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  23. aww we have the 365 things...book in our nursery. Its so much fun and the kids love making some of the ideas. popping over from Mummy2Monkeys

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  24. I love the design of the splash mat, I always buy shower curtains from Pound shops instead of splash mats as they are cheaper. x

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  25. It's great that you bought lots of books, I wish I had the time to read more. The splash mat is a great idea, we could do with one here.

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  26. Messy play is great and kids learn so much for just being able to play without being stopped as something may get damaged. More parents should just let play and learning happen

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