Lp has been learning to sing recently and has also been learning about Christmas. So far she thinks Santa is a Monkey in a Santa hat thanks to the Curious George Christmas Movie and the only songs she can sing are the Curious George Christmas Song and Twinkle Twinkle – Sometimes she does a collaboration of the two which is quite funny!
I wanted to try and get her to have a more varied song repertoire and also to have a better understanding of Christmas so when Jo Jingles asked us to review their Christmas CD I jumped at it – Children’s Christmas Songs are not something we have many of at home and it would be great to see how LP responded to the new music.
The CD arrived and LP immediately grabbed it, she loved the colourful sleeve and the Jo Jingles logo was instantly recogniseable to me even though I’ve never been to any of their music classes – For those of you not aware, Jo Jingles have a whole host of music, singing and movement classes all across the country that are suitable from 3 months all the way up to 5 years. If you haven’t been then you should go and try them out and see what they’re like. Taking LP and LM to a session or two is on my list of things to do in the New Year. (Resolution 1: MUST take babies out more!)
The Christmas CD has 10 Songs – From Jingle Bells to We Wish You A Merry Christmas. We were familiar with all of them and LP loved watching us sing along even though she hasn’t started singing along herself just yet. All the songs on the CD are ones you will know, Christmas classics and sing alongs. The CD is only £2.50 which I think is an absolute bargain – if you order before 18th December it will arrive before Christmas too!
Our aim now is to listen to the Christmas songs until we are sick of them and LP recites them off by heart – next year she’ll be singing constantly and we will love it!
Disclaimer: We were sent this CD for the purpose of the review however all opinions are my own
I absolutely love finding new companies to shop with especially ones that are different, individual and funky. Rockabye-Baby is just that. I have seen Rockabye-Baby clothing occasionally in the past – online, at baby shows and in boutique shops and every time I’ve seen it I have loved it! Well the people at Rockabye-Baby gave me the opportunity to do a review for them and give you guys a chance to win something from their store too!
Rockabye-Baby sell edgy designs for children up to 7-8 years and there is something for everyone. The brand is rocky and original and you can tell not only from the clothing but by the packaging and even the tags on the clothes that Rockabye-Baby is very much as they say ‘inspired by music and pop culture with slightly anarchistic roots in punk’. The record sleeve packaging that items get sent in is a quirky idea that I love – a sneak peak of the product can be seen through the middle and the sleeve gives an insight to the brand. I’m a huge fan of unusual packaging!
Rockabye-Baby sent both LP and LM pieces to review through the post and I loved them as soon as I saw them! Both items got sent in the record sleeve packaging and I couldn’t wait for them both to try their new clothes on!
Rockabye-Baby sent Little Man an Elvis Sleepsuit which was super cute! The sleepsuit is made of really good quality, thick cotton with a good amount of stretch in it. LM is 7 months and the sleepsuit fits really well in a size 6-9 months, there’s still some growing room in it as I’d expect so I’d say the sizes are average.
The Elvis Sleepsuit is available in white or black and has ‘The King’ written on the reverse as well as stars on the soles of the feet. It’s such a fun outfit and sums up Rockabye-Baby’s thoughts that kids are born to rock! Each item of clothing also has the Rockabye-Baby logo on the back and a Rockabye-Baby logo tag somewhere on a seam.
LP was also sent a new top from Rockabye-Baby, a Foxy Fox Tee, which was equally as funky and different as the Elvis sleepsuit! LP’s top has a mock layer effect where the red edging feels like a separate layer. The top is made from the same thick, great quality cotton – as are all Rockabye-Baby products and I loved the unusual picture on the top – A fox with an eye patch – definitely not something you see every day! The colours are typical of Rockabye-Baby’s style too – The bright red, black and white – bold colours rather than typical pastels and muted tones.
The top fitted LP with a bit of growing room which is the same with all of her 2-3 year clothes at the moment – She’s 27 months and a dinky little thing! LP commented on the Foxy Fox Tee, ‘nice’ and ‘new clothes’ – I love hearing her speak! She also thought the Fox was a Dog but to be honest I don’t think she’s ever come across a fox before! Overall LP’s top and Little Man’s Elvis outfit both got a big thumbs up from all of us.
Rockabye-Baby may not be a company you’ve heard of but once seen, never forgotten. If you have a browse of their online store you’ll be sure to find something you like – and check back often as like all clothing retailers there’ll be new things popping up all the time. Right now I’m a huge fan of the Christmas elf shoes and think I may be investing in some for LM to wear over Christmas! They are available up to 36 months but I’m not sure LP would wear them… You never know! The elf shoes come free with every Xmas order while stocks last and on top of that Rockabye-Baby are giving all orders before 20th December 30% off with the code XMAS30 – So if there’s something you like please make use of the code and buy it in time for Christmas!
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*This post contains ‘Your London Night Out This Christmas’ – An infographic by the team at UGOCabfinder
Are you spending time in London during the run up to Christmas or heading out into the City for a glitzy Christmas party? Here are some Christmassy facts about popular spots in central London. From secret Santa shopping in Bond Street and Covent Garden Dinners, to the world’s biggest present buying event for Secret Santa, UGOcabfinder have put together a board-game style sheet about your Christmas night out in London. London truly does have some beautiful, Christmassy and unique spots that are sometimes overlooked as they are so obvious!
One thing to remember while out and about, is to stay safe and make sure you can get home safely. Each year TFL highlight the importance of making sure you only use licensed, pre-booked taxis to get home or to the train station in – remember to stay safe and book a licensed taxi with ease right from your phone with an app like UGOcabfinder. Merry Christmas everyone!