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Review | Toddler Jump at Jump Inc Leeds

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Elsa attends Nursery (pre-school) for 15 hours a week, Monday to Wednesday. Having Thursday and Friday together I am often looking for new and exciting activities to do with her so when I heard that Jump Inc ran Toddler Jump sessions this seemed like an ideal morning out.

Jump Inc Leeds is a new addition to the popular Leeds trampoline scene, opening recently near to Elland Road football ground. The huge arena features over 200 trampolines, a dodge ball area, Walk The Wall and lots of other exciting trampoline stuff that looked way beyond my bouncing ability!

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Toddler Jump is a specific session run every weekday morning for children aged under 5. Elsa has a crazy amount of energy and burning it off with some wild jumping and charging round is ideal. During the toddler sessions the usual super cool tunes are replaced with the toddler friendly sounds of Disney songs, cartoon themes and all the other noise that small children love!

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We spent an hour bouncing, jumping, balancing and face planting and I was absolutely exhausted. What a work out for this Mama! Elsa and her friend declared that they loved it and couldn’t wait to visit again for another bouncing session.

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After all that  bouncing around we were definitely ready for a spot of lunch. The Jump Inc Kitchen offers a selection of sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, salads and more. All very reasonably priced with jacket potatoes from £3.25 and grilled ciabatta’s from £4.25. We tried out between us a selection of sandwiches, a mozzarella, pesto and tomato ciabatta, a pizza, onion rings and my absolute favourite, sweet potato chip. It all got a resounding thumbs up from children and adults alike.

 

We absolutely loved the Toddler Jump at Jump Inc Leeds and this will be a regular haunt for us now. The Toddler Jump sessions run every week day 11am to 12 noon. The sessions are £3.50 per child (under 5) with one accompanying adult free. Jump Inc socks are required at a cost of £1.50 but these can be kept and used again and again.

 

For more information and to make a booking visit Jump Inc here.

CLAIRE

 

*Jump Inc Leeds kindly invited us down to experience the Toddler Jump and have lunch. All words, thoughts and opinions are my own*

 

Review | The Baby Swimming Shop

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Summer is here and with the ‘Big School Holidays’ looming we will all be spending our long hot days outside, basking in the glorious sunshine… Oh wait, this is Britain, famed for it’s grey, wet and this year, decidedly unpredictable weather. But we will surely make the most of it anyway…

So when The Baby Swimming Shop contacted me about some swimwear for Elsa & Ted I opted to try out a couple of Platypus Australia UPF50+ suits in the hope that we might actually get some sunshine.

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Sun safe swimwear is perfect for us, ultimately I like my life to be as easy as possible so whether in this country or abroad having UPF50+ inbuilt in the swimming gear means I can be sure that those bits of the children are safely covered. The less room for error the better as far as I am concerned.

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The Baby Swim Shop is a new online webshop offering a full range of children’s swimwear. They cater from babies up to age 11 and stock everything you could need for swimming at your local pool, swimming lessons to seaside holidays.

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Before placing my order on the website I had a few queries and they we answered speedily and concisely. The website is clear and well organised with lots of hints and tips for sun and water safety. My order also shipped quickly and arrived within a couple of days.

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Elsa, who knows her own mind and what she wants to wear these days, opted for the Platypus Australia Bloom UPF50+ Fitted Short Sleeve Rash Vest with Boyleg set. This compromises a short sleeved rash vest and coordinating shorts. We opted for age 3-4y as the next size up is 5-6y but in hindsight we should have gone bigger. I would recommend sizing up if you are unsure.

PicMonkey CollageI went for the Platypus Australia Regatta UPF50+ Baby Sunsuit for Ted and given that he is a bit of a chunk, I went for the 18-24m size. This was the right choice, again I would recommend sizing up if you want the to last.

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Elsa’s Bloom set costs £34.95 and Ted’s Regatta one piece is £28.95. The Baby Swimming Shop offers free UK postage on orders over £50. Pop on over and have a browse at all the fabulous swimming gear on offer. If you do it with a cocktail in hand you may even feel like you’re on holiday (use your imagination!).

 

CLAIRE

*The Baby Swimming Shop kindly sent the swimwear for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own.*

Do You Believe In Magic? – My Own Fairy Review

A little bit of magic has been taking place at the bottom of our garden. The clues began when a very special parcel arrived in the post and then we had a sprinkling of glitter by the big tree, followed by the appearance of magic stepping stones…..

 

What could be next? Ahhh, a beautiful magic door leading straight to fairy land!

 

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We picked this gorgeous woodland-y door from My Own Fairy as it seems perfect for nestling at the base of our tree. the bright, bold yellow and little mushroom suited at outside fairy door but there are plenty of other colours and designs available that suit both indoors and outdoors.

 

To make things welcoming for our fairy we left out the magic door key and a few chocolate buttons in case she was a bit peckish after her long journey.

 

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So now all we could do was wait. Would a magic fairy choose to come and live with us? Would she like the door at the bottom of the garden? Whilst we waited we set about choosing a name. Trickier than you think! We wanted to do the fairy justice with a spectacular name, after much deliberation we decided upon the amazing Nettle Glitterdancer.

 

The next morning we ventured down to the tree with excitement and trepidation. Would our fairy have visited? The chocolate buttons had gone, the key had gone and Nettle Glitterdancer left us a sprinkling of her magic glitter dust to let us know that she approved.

 

Fairy Doors are a magical idea and I had searched high and low for one that was suitable for outdoor use before coming across My Own Fairy. These gorgeous doors are £19.99 and are beautifully hand crafted from solid oak and then hand painted (it is recommended that doors that are fitted outside are suitably treated first). The doors come complete with a magic key and a bottle of magic glitter dust plus a ‘Certificate of Fairy Residence’ to be signed by your child and the fairy.

 

Fairy Doors open up a whole world of magic and imaginative play for your child. The magic spreads through the whole family and young and not so young will love the joy and fairytale feel a door brings. You can fail to smile at the excitement of a young child, desperate to see if their fairy has been to visit.

 

At the age of 2 Elsa is a bit young to fully understand the whole concept of fairies and their visits but I hope that by introducing it at this age we can incorporate Christmas magic, Tooth Fairy magic and even treats and rewards as she begins to understand.

 

The My Own Fairy website has lots and lots of ideas for magical activities with your fairy and even a ‘Parents Zone’ with handy hints and tips on making the most of your Fairy Door. They are also offering a free set of stepping stones with every door using code FREESTEP.

 

We absolutely love our fairy door and hope to get any years of magic from it. I’ll be buying a few of these as birthday and Christmas presents!

 

P.S. Apparently it is virtually impossible to get a glimpse of your fairy but this clever Mama used her amazing photography skills to get this snap of our fairy, Nettle Glitterdancer!

 

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*We were kindly provided with My Own Fairy door for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are entirely my own.*