Review – LamaLoLi Kids Fashion

We were very lucky to be asked to review LamaLoLi Kids Fashion.

So with the help of Isabelle (very nearly 4) we looked through the extensive range of clothing including My Little Pony, Hello Kitty, Minnie Mouse, Barbie and not forgetting Disney Princesses.

It was a lot of fun and with much debate we chose a lovely pair of Disney Princess Pyjamas. Clickety Click and it was done and the parcel arrived with quick speed.

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Isabelle was very excited to open the parcel, and more so when to our surprise we discovered as well as the pyjamas she was sent a long sleeved Disney Princess Top. Awesome was her exact phrase!

On first inspection the pyjamas were very pretty with little girly shorts and Isabelle was thrilled. I was slightly worried that the printed picture would crack with time and washing, but the quality was good and they fitted perfect. I thought that I would wait to write the post once I’d had the chance to wash and wear the pyjamas a few time to be able to give a true review.

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Needless to say, the cotton being lightweight  meant that the pyjamas dried in no time at all with very little ironing needed (bonus for us mums) and the picture remained in perfect condition. This has been the case on all washes, and Isabelle has worn these a fair few times now.

LamaLoLi stocks a wide range from t-shirts and tops to swimwear from baby right through to adult sizes and their prices are fantastic.

The pyjamas and the site gets a BIG Thumbs Up from me and more importantly Isabelle :)

* We were sent the items free of charge for the purpose of review.

 

FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully shopping on our site will be a smooth experience for you, but we all have questions. Here are a few that we’ve been asked recently.

How long will my order take to deliver?

Wherever possible your order will be dispatched on the day of purchase.
Royal Mail First Class postage takes between 1 – 3 working days from dispatch.
International Signed for provides delivery from 3 – 5 working days within Europe and between 5 – 7 working days for the rest of the world. Please note that some items come directly from the manufacturer in which case we will notify you via email. The International Signed for service offers tracking of your parcel which will be emailed to you once dispatched.

The delivery times for all services are only a guideline but if your item fails to arrive then please let us know either via email to mail@babynotincluded.co.uk or via the Contact Page.

How do I return an item?

If you are not satisfied with your order, goods may be returned  in the original  condition and packaging within three weeks for a full refund (minus postage costs). We recommend that you obtain proof of postage on any returns, which is free from the Post Office. 

What do I do if an item is faulty, wrong or damaged?

We hope that you are happy with the goods you have ordered, but in the event that we have supplied an item that is faulty, wrong or damaged please contact us so that we can resolve the issue via email to mail@babynotincluded.co.uk or via the Contact Page

Do I have to pay for returns? 

Yes, unless the item is faulty in which case we will refund the cost of Royal Mail First Class postage. 

The item I want is out of stock!

Not so much a question, but if you do happen upon something on the site that is out of stock and you desperately want/need it then get in touch and we can let you know that we’re going to get the item back in, and will also let you know when they’re back in stock (we’re nice like that).

Ask us a question and it may well appear here. Email us at mail@babynotincluded.co.uk

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Baby & Children’s Market – Exeter

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What are you up to this Saturday?

If you’re in the Exeter or surrounding area then get yourself to The Baby & Children’s Market at St Leonards Primary School between 09.30am – 12 noon to grab yourself some great Baby and Child Bargains.

As you can see from the picture there are going to be 40 stalls, usually a mix of pre-loved baby gear and local businesses (including us).

As well as the bargains there will be a FREE Bouncy Castle, FREE Face Painting, a FREE Mini Photo Shoot and a FREE muffin (for the first 50 through the doors).

It’s always a great atmosphere and there really are some great bargains to be had. We never come home empty handed. At the last market we came home with a dolls pram which my daughter absolutely loves.

Make sure you bring plenty of change with you and maybe a spare pair of arms.

If you do come, make sure you pop over to us to say hi.

Lisa x

 

www.babynotincluded.co.uk
Cotton Summer Rompers

 

The day we found the Gruffalo

We’re quite lucky in the South West that we have a lot of places at our disposable to take the family. Although it gets a bit tricky having a 3 year old and a 15 year old, and now with the pup thrown into the mix don’t make for an easy family day out.

Thank goodness for Haldon Forest park!

We didn’t take the teen with us this time as he had other plans but off we trudged with Isabelle and the dog in our boots and armed with coats, umbrellas and treats for the dog.

When we got there, we had a little suprise as the Discovery Trail (the easiest at 1.5 miles) had been set up as a Gruffalo hunt with clues and things to do along the way. This was the easiest of trails so perfect for Isabelle and a nice walk for us.

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There were loads of families there and lots of people whizzing up and down on bikes for the different tracks (none of which I would try).

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There were ample places to stop if you were to take a picnic and pleasingly we didn’t encounter any rubbish, apart from one poo bag (why do people go to the effort of bagging it up only to leave it there!).

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It was dog heaven for Charlie who saw lots of other dogs along the way including a huge group of Shar pei dogs (belonging to several owners ? dog group).

We saw the Gruffalo’s den and met Mouse, Snake, Fox, Owl and sat on a singing seat. We also played on some giant wooden xylophones and hid from Daddy and Charlie in a maze.

And did we find the Gruffalo?

Yup and he wasn’t scarey at all.

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We ended the day with a gorgeous icecream and a bowl of water and treats for Charlie, then home for a roast dinner.

Think we’ll go for one of the harder routes next time.

Lisa x

www.babynotincluded.co.uk

Come and see us at the Heart FM Baby Show!

Heart FM Baby Show Exeter 2014

Whether your expecting or new parents, Heart FM Mother & Baby Show is the place to be this Saturday 21st June 2014, Westpoint, Exeter.

9.30 – 4.30

We’re going to be there along with some other Fab local Businesses such as Cherub Chews, The Old Bag Company, Sew Domesticated and many more.

Munchkins Creche will be open all day for children up to the age of seven enabling you to browse at leisure.

Mothercare will be showcasing the latest in baby and childrens fashion at 2pm and First Aid demos are available throughout the day.

If you’re having trouble with your baby’s sleep pattern, Savvy Tot Sleep will be on hand for some great tips and advice to get a good nights sleep for both you and your  baby.

 And you can’t have a Baby Show without some entertainment for the little ones. Monkey Music is going to be there which comes highly recommended by us. We went to classes when Isabelle was smaller and she absolutely loved it and it’s a great way to interact with your child at home once you’ve learnt the songs and movements (which you will).

Tickets are £5.00 for adults and FREE to under 15′s.

Hope to see you there.

Lisa x

Updates from us!

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted so I thought I’d do a bit of a round-up of what we’ve been up to.

On Saturday we went to the Exeter Baby & Children’s Market at St James School, Exeter. It was a great success despite the grotty weather tinged with a slight sadness as it was Janette the organisers last market. She’s off to pastures new but the markets will continue so you will see us there again. If you haven’t been before and you are local to Exeter then they’re great for baby bargains and finding local businesses like ourselves.

Upcoming events we are attending the Heart FM Baby Show, Westpoint, Exeter on Saturday 21st June which we’re looking forward to and currently planning our exhibition stand. If you’re quick there’s still time to register for FREE tickets.

We’ve got some great New Brands on the site and more to come – Keep an eye on our New Additions page for more info.  These trousers are my favourite from Plum Collections a great Australian brand.

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As well as  this we currently have some Facebook Fan Offers so if you don’t like our page already, pop over to see what we have on offer!

And not forgetting Father’s Day this Sunday (15th) which I’m sure none of us will forget!!

That’s it for now but hopefully we’ll be back with a few Competitions and more great brands.

Lisa x

www.babynotincluded.co.uk

Looking for a New Baby Gift?

The news of an impending or newly born baby all sends us to the shops to seek out that something special for the new addition.

So what should you think about when buying a Newborn Gift?

Do you know the sex of the baby?
If buying for a work colleague, do you know the person well enough to buy a gift?
Do they already have it?
So they have colour schemes? (This is more common than you think).
What size to buy?

There’s lots to think about. Many of us struggle and make the decision to send a gift card so that the new parents can choose something that they want/need.

Whilst I love recieving gift cards enabling me to choose something that I love, I prefer to buy a present. Our selection of Baby Gifts make that purchase slightly easier. Each set comprises of a bodysuit, romper suit and matching bib or socks.

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Elephant Baby Gift Set

MonkeySet
Monkey Baby Gift Set.

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Heart Baby Gift Set

These are just a few of the Baby Gift Sets available at www.babynotincluded.co.uk

We’d love to know your thoughts and we do intend to increase our Baby Gifts section if you have any suggestions or particular colours or prints that you would like to see x

Jinjabiscuit Review

Oooh I love new things and more often than not they’re for the kids and not  me and that’s why when I was asked to review the New Jinjabiscuit Dinnerware set I jumped at the chance.

Isabelle who is now three is not a particularly fussy eater but she does like variation and presentation has become far more important of late. We’ve gone from cutting the crusts off to using cookie cutters to make sandwiches more interesting. Once you start doing this, be warned that there’s no going back!

The Jinjabiscuit Dinnerware set is made from 100% food grade silicone, BPA free and does not leech chemicals into food even when heated at high temperatures. The set can be put in the freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Obviously as it’s made from silcone there’s no chance of it breaking which is always a bonus with children. Apparently it is scratch and stain resistent so I’m wondering how it will cope with the odd curry.

The set we were sent is PINK of course and comprises of a bug shape two compartment plate, a chicken shape bowl, a pig face cup and a chicken spoon.

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Isabelles favourite piece is the chicken shaped bowl and is an ideal shape and size for snacks.

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My favourite is the pig cup which is exactly the right size cup to have with a meal and perfect for little hands to grip.

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The two compartment plate is great for separating salad and veg from the main meal and great for sweet and savoury snacks.

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These great sets are available in the UK very soon - Launch date 16th May so  keep an eye on their Kickstarter site or follow Jinjabiscuit on Twitter to find out more.

So as far as children’s dinnerware goes this set definitely gets a the thumbs up from both myself and Isabelle. This would be the perfect weaning set and will carry on through for years to come. For Isabelle age 3 this is perfect for her breakfast and snacks, and she’s looking forward to making a jelly in the chicken bowl.

*Isabelle was sent this set free of charge for the purpose of review. Opinions and views are those of said fussy three year old and lil old me (aka Mummy).

Lisa x

www.babynotincluded.co.uk – Affordable Baby Clothes

 

Happy Birthday to Us!

It's www.babynotincluded.co.uk Birthday Today

We’re 7 Today!

I can’t believe that it’s been a whole 7 years since my dream of running a business became real, the website went live and the hardwork began.

As a huge Thank You for your loyal custom we’d like to offer you 10% Off Everything on site, and will keep this open until Saturday as I know only too well that time is precious. Just add seventoday in the discount box at the checkout.

Don’t forget to pop over to our Facebook Page which will keep you bang up to date with all our new products and offers or sign up to our Newsletter for exclusive subscriber offers.

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Join us on the Organix #NoJunk Challenge

 

When buying food for your children, do you know what they contain?

We’ve just signed up to the Organix No Junk Pledge to say no to junk in Children’s food. Fancy joining in?

From 28 April to 4 May, parents will pledge to feed their family using real ingredients and will try to avoid foods with artificial colourings and flavourings, or foods high in added salt, fat and sugar.  www.organix.com/nojunk.

Share your own experiences through joining in the conversation on the Organix Facebook Page.

Get inspired visually with oodles of recipes on Pinterest and follow the hashtag #NoJunk on twitter.

We are a foody house and love trying new recipes. We’re very thankful that both our children have loved fruit and vegetables since the word go. We’re going to share some of our family favorite recipes during the #NoJunk challenge week starting 28th April.

Leave a comment if you’re also doing the challenge so that we can check out (and possibly pilfer) your recipes.

Most of all have fun x