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Varta Secret Life of Pets Torch review

We were lucky enough to be chosen by the Emma’s Diary Parents Squad and Families UK to test and review the Varta Secret Life of Pets Torch.

Before I even presented Kory with the torch for him to try out I already knew he would love it because of the design. He is obsessed with The Secret Life of Pets, it’s his favourite movie so he was really pleased when he seen that some of his favorite characters were displayed on the torch and what kid doesn’t love a torch?! So this product was an instant hit with Kory.

Moving on to the torch itself, the torch comes with a 3 year guarantee which I think is very convenient because when you have kids, you’ll know how often they drop things and how often things get broken but saying that, the torch has been dropped on accident by Kory a few times already but it still seems to be in good working order so the torch must be quite sturdy to begin with. The beam from the torch is quite bright but it does have an opaque cover to it so it doesn’t shine too bright to prevent hurting little eyes which I personally think with this torch being a child’s targeted product is a really clever idea. Included within the torch we were provided with the correct batteries for it, these were 2 long life batteries which was great for me because we are always running out of batteries in our house and I am usually quite busy so I forget to buy more! This meant that Kory got straight to using the torch right away!

Kory couldn’t wait for it to go dark so that he could try it out and see how bright the light from the torch really was. In his bedroom he asked me to close the blinds and the curtains so that he could shine it on the walls and on his ceiling. He hid under the quilt with it, he was shining it under anything and everything – he even found some toys and little bits and pieces we hadn’t seen for a while and wondered where they had gone! He wanted to build a den and look around inside with it. He had lots of fun testing out the torch and I was really quite impressed myself by how bright the light from the torch was.

I can’t find any faults with this product, if it wasn’t gifted to us already I would happily buy it from a store for Kory and I recommend it to other parents who would like to buy one for their child/ren. Kory now insists on taking the torch everywhere with us! So The Varta Secret Life of Pets Torch definitely gets a thumbs up from him.

Thank you for reading our review on this product, please let me know what your thoughts are in the comments section.

 

* Please note, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own. *

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Freedome Trampoline Park @ Cheshire Oaks review

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I was so excited when I was contacted by Emma’s Diary Parent Squad asking me if I would be interested in a gifted family pass to visit and review Freedome Trampoline Park in exchange for an honest review of our experience.

Of course I said yes!

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We were given a family pass to Freedome for 2 adults and 2 children which allowed us to attend for 90 minutes. With Kory only being 3 years old, we were advised to attend one of the FreeBees toddler sessions that are available for under 5’s. These sessions take place between 9:30am and 12pm midweek during term time and at 9:00am and 10:00am on weekends and during the school holidays. FreeBees toddler time sessions are only £5 for 2 hours and include 1 hour of toddler trampoline time where your little ones have the whole park to themselves, 1 hour’s access to the soft play area that is located upstairs by the cafe, time in one of the party rooms for colouring and drawing, toddler jump socks and 2 FREE adults. These sessions are available to book online.

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Upon arriving at Freedome Trampoline Park, we were greeted by a very friendly and helpful lady on reception who made the check in process very quick and easy for us. I simply showed her the tickets I had been given and she went on to provide Kory with his jump socks and me with a bit more information on Freedome and the different activities that are available throughout our session as I had never visited before.

Then we got straight to the fun part… The trampolining!

At Freedome there is a Freestyle court that has sprung walls and a massive interlaced trampoline bed that creates a continuous space meaning that Kory was free to just run round like crazy! There is a dodge ball court, set out a bit similar to the Freestyle court except there are soft balls for you to throw and hula hoops too. There is a Free Slam area for you to practice your slam-duck skills and there is Lexi’s Ladder. A wobbly rope ladder where you can practice your balancing skills above a super soft, deep foam pit knowing you can safely fall.

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As I am currently 37 weeks pregnant, I was unable to jump on the trampolines myself but I felt comfortable enough to let Kory jump by himself whilst I closely watched as safety at Freedome is paramount. There are ‘Free Guards’ that keep a close eye on everything that is going on around them and their job is to observe and to make sure that everyone has fun whilst also staying safe. Freedome believe fun starts and ends with safety and so I knew Kory was playing in a safe environment.

Freedome is an unforgettable experience! Kory absolutely loved just being able to run and jump freely and we would definitely visit again. And maybe next time we visit i’ll be able to have a jump on the trampolines too!

 

* Please note, I was gifted tickets to visit Freedome Trampoline Park in exchange for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own. *

 

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MooGoo Nappy Balm review

I was very kindly chosen by the official Emma’s Diary Parent Power Panel to try and review this all natural nappy balm from MooGoo.

Before receiving this product I had never used this brand before and had heard very little about MooGoo so I decided to do some research of my own and I have to say I was very impressed. After an internet search I quickly came across many positive reviews on their skincare products but what impressed me most of all was the story behind MooGoo… Basically 40 years ago the MooGoo products originated from a cream used in dairy farms that was used to repair the skin on cows udders!

The MooGoo nappy balm itself is made from healthy, natural ingredients and although MooGoo don’t recommend eating their nappy balm, it contains edible oils only as MooGoo know just how much babies like to try and eat everything and anything they can get their hands on! MooGoo tests their products only on themselves and not on animals.

As parents we all know just how common nappy rash is and just how much cream we go through to help soothe it and to try and prevent it from happening again. The MooGoo nappy cream is easy to use, just spread a protective layer over any areas prone to nappy rash. The nappy balm feels lovely to use and the thick cream goes a long way meaning only a small amount is needed so I can tell that this product will last quite some time. I also like that the MooGoo nappy balm is a pump dispenser as opposed to a tube or a tub.

As with all natural products, patch test before use.

The MooGoo skincare range is available to buy online from the MooGoo website: www.moogooskincare.co.uk shipping is free to the UK and the nappy balm retails at £9.00 for a 75g bottle.

So that’s my review on the MooGoo nappy balm. Thank you for reading. I have really enjoyed trying out this product and I would definitely use it again. Please let me know what you think about the product itself and/or my review in the comments.

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* Please note, I recieved this product in exchange for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own. *