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A trip to Haldon Forest with the Doogie

A trip to Haldon Forest.

Haldon has become one of our go-to places since Charlie came along.

We’ve always enjoyed a good walk, but it’s a massive bonus that Haldon has gone that extra mile to make things a lot more interesting for kids.

Haldon Forest 24.09.16

We get to the forest and as usual Charlie (the dog) waits until the poo bin is out of site before doing his business so there goes Daddy in the background back to the bin.

To pass a bit of time, Isabelle has to do the obligatory dab (of course) that she’s picked up from her brother.

A trip to Haldon Forest

Isabelle is of course stylishly dressed for the forest in a lacy top, cat shorts and ‘fancy wellies’.

A trip to Haldon Forest

Here’s our handsome little man who had chilled out slightly following the car journey. He’s not great in the car, and started off with car sickness and anxiety but he has got better. He was quite nervous and panty on the way there today so it’s nice that he enjoyed it so much making the most of every bit of squelchy muddy grotty bog water he could find.

A Trip to Haldon Forest

This is Daddy and Isabelle exploring because the path is ‘Borrrrring’.

A trip to Haldon forest

This is me all alone in the forest because nobody else is here!

A Trip to Haldon Forest

Ahh that’s where she went!

Off wrestling and catching a crocodile!

A trip to halon forest

Isabelle braving the make shift bridge that she found across the ‘gorge’.

I was a bit disappointed that the myth of the ‘tree people’ came to an end as she finally noticed that they aren’t in fact ‘flying people’ but people up on the Go Ape zip wires.

cake face

Daddy and Isabelle made cupcakes when we got home using baby blue icing paste. They were in fact dark blue and left us with bright blue tongues and lips.

Hope you’re having a great weekend x


Just in: Handmade Baby Leggings from Baby Brain Apparel

Handmade Baby Leggings from Baby Brain Apparel

I was so excited when I spotted these leggings and knew that you guys would love to get your hands on a pair.

Feather Handmade Baby Leggings

Feather Handmade Baby Leggings. 

These are my favourite.

Grey Marvin the Cheeky Monkey Handmade Baby Leggings

Grey Marvin the Cheeky Monkey Handmade Baby Leggings 

Each pair of leggings cuff can be folded up and down for a better fit as we all know how quickly  babies grow.

Guitar Rockstar Handmade Baby Leggings

Guitar Rockstar Handmade Baby Leggings

Leggings are the perfect choice for crawling and toddling babies with the constant on and off of nappies, and make wriggling easier for your little one.

Triceratops Dinosaur Handmade Baby Leggings

Terry Triceratops Dinosaur Handmade Leggings 

Choose from some great prints and colours, available for both boys and girls.

Zora the Zebra Handmade Baby Leggings

Zora the Zebra Handmade Baby Leggings 

Add a splash of colour, and can be worn instead of tights. Great for when that lovely little dress isn’t quite long enough any more.

Blue Seb the Superhero Fox Handmade Baby Leggings

And last but not least Blue Seb the Superhero Leggings.

These are a bit special as they’re made from soft organic fleece cotton making them extra cosy for colder days.

We’ve currently only got these in size 12 – 18 months, but if you like the range then we will expand and get more sizes.

Do pop a comment below if you give these the thumbs up.



Win a Collection of Warner Bros #IconicMoments DVD’s


Win a collection of Warner Bros #IconicMoments DVD’s

On 5th September 2016 Warner Bros UK. launched the Iconic Moments Collection. A beautifully matching packaged set of 22 standout titles celebrating the breadth of their catalogue.

Each of the releases has fantastic new artwork built around one of the most memorable lines from the film.

Fancy Winning these great film titles?  Pop over to see us on Twitter for more details.

Empire of The Sun

Cool Hand Luke

The Goonies


The Wizard of Oz

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

North by Northwest

Gone With The Wind

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves


 The ‘Stand out’ one for me out of this list has got to be The Goonies! – “HEY YOU GUYSSSSSS”

If you haven’t watched this, then you’re missing out big time. It was originally released in 1985 (at which point even I was too young to have watched or remembered). I remember finding the old lady in it very scary but absolutely loved the film and have watched many times over.

I’ve watched all but two of these titles.

Gone with the Wind and North by Northwest which I will rectify at some point and report back to you.

Terms & Conditions

To be entered into the competition you must be following @babynotincluded on twitter and have retweeted the competition tweet.

The competition ends at midnight on 30th September.

The competition is open to UK residents only.

The winner will receive one of each of the above listed DVD titles. No cash alternative is available, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner.

The prize will be delivered to the winner direct from Fetch Dynamic Ltd within 28 days of delivery address.


*I received the above listed DVD collection in exchange for running this competition. I will let you know how I get on.

Kidloland – A Review & Competition

Kidloland – A Review

I’m a big believer that screens have a place in our children’s lives for educational and entertainment purposes (limited of course).

The TV or the iPad are a massive help when I’ve just got in from work, Isabelle has been at school all day and I need to get the dinner started. Likewise on a long journey they definitely have their place.

Having said that, I think it depends entirely what you’re allowing them to watch or play.

We have a few trusty ones that we use, but when we won a year’s subscription over at Petite Pudding Blog. we were really excited to give it a go.

Isabelle started school last September but has been really interested in word and number games for quite a while. I think we’re really lucky that she wants to learn and is like a sponge soaking up any opportunity at all.

The Kidloland App is slightly pricey at £29.95 for a year’s subscription but with over 550 Rhymes, Songs, Activities and Games for kids you get a lot for your money and once it’s downloaded you can use it anywhere as you don’t need wifi to access it.

There are loads of games and activities to choose from so I thought I would hand over to Isabelle to show you the ones that she loved the most.

And another clip as she had so much fun telling me what to do. “Cuttttttttt”.

So as you can see she had a lot of fun. If you do purchase the app I would recommend getting a set of kids earphones for out and about as all the games have music, and I’m sure like Isabelle have to have it up loud enough to sing along to.

To purchase the app pop over to:

Like what you’ve seen then enter our competition to WIN one of 5 three month subscriptions for your little one.



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As well as the Fab App they have a Printable PDF Generator which you can use to create your own FREE personalised colouring book.

This is the one that I created for Isabelle.


Kidloland Colouring book generator

Kidloland Colouring Book Generator

Kidloland Colouring book Generator

You can of course make your own by clicking on this link.

Lisa – Funky Baby Clothes 

•We won our subscription of Kidloland and was offered the chance to give 5 of our blog readers the chance to win a 3 month subscription for themselves.

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