Saturday, 25 October 2014

Keeping Kids Busy on a Long Journey

All parents will know how important it is to keep the kids occupied and busy whilst on a long journey. We all dread hearing the words "are we there yet?" and "I'm bored".

Here are a few of my tips for long journeys...

  • Invest in a portable DVD player
  • Have children's CD's close to hand
  • Play games, good old eye spy will keep them guessing
  • Pack up little bags of foodie treats, both sweet and healthy snacks
  • Take regular stops to stretch everyone's legs and visit the toilets, the last thing you want to hear on a motorway is "quick I need a wee!"
  • For the older ones make sure their tablet/Kindle/Ipod/games console is fully charged the night before leaving
  • Giving them a box of loom bands will keep them busy
  • Make sure you have their little necessities to hand like dummies, nappies, wipes, drinks the last thing you need is to be searching through bags
  • Make it as relaxed and fun as possible, if you start to get stressed they soon pick up on it
  • Then there is always a quick game of bingo for the adults if they get bored!
Most of all remember that you are all going on holiday and that you are all going to have a great time, creating new, happy memories. Don't start off with a bad journey!

Tommee Tippee Explora Snack n Go

Tommee Tippee do a fantastic range of products for toddlers called Explora. These products are an ideal stepping stone for toddlers going from baby items to children's items. We were recently sent a Tommee Tippee Explora Snack n Go to review.

We loved it as soon as we saw it. The Snack n Go pot is a little pot with a handle and lid which allows little hands go in to get their snack but does not let the snacks out.

We have found them to be perfect for trips out. The amount of times that we have given the twins a bag of snacks in the car or out and about and they have been dropped and gone everywhere. But thankfully the Snack n Go has stopped this happening. If it gets dropped their snacks are safely inside and clean to for them to eat. The pots are the perfect size for a portion of snacks. In the picture the pot contained 3 cherry tomatoes and as you can see there was plenty of room for more. Not only are they a good size for food but they are fantastic for little hands to hold and place inside.

We have liked it so much we have been and bought more. They will be the perfect thing to take away on holiday, as it'll be a long journey they will be wanting snacks in the car.

Disclosure: I was sent a Tommee Tippee Snack n Go pot for he purpose of this post. No payment was received. All views and opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Green's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cupcakes

To celebrate the release of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie Green's have released a new Turtles cupcake set. We were sent a box to try out for the purpose of this post.

As soon as Joseph saw the box he decided that he wanted to bake the cakes. The great thing about the cupcake boxes is that children are able to make these quick and easy cakes. It is an ideal way to introduce baking to children who want to bake more independently.

This is how we got on...

The kit contains all of the dry ingredients needed.
To make the cupcakes just add an egg and water.

Joseph poured in the dry cupcake ingredients into a bowl
with the egg and water.

Joseph mixed the ingredients together.

He divided the cake batter between the cupcake cases.

Once the cakes had baked and had cooled it was time to ice
and decorate them.

The cupcakes finished!

Joseph really enjoyed baking Green's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cupcakes. They are a great way to get more children into baking!

Disclosure: I was sent the cupcake kit for the purpose of this post. No payment was received. All views and opinions are my own  and 100% honest.