19 May 19
News Archives Uk

MEAL deal fans can soon purchase a co-op version from Superdrug, as the supermarket sells 40 of its products in the health and beauty retailers. The first trial is offered in seven Superdrug stores. Customers can buy sandwiches, side dishes and drinks from £ 3.79. Co-op The process could start next week Co-op has not […]

14 May 19
Chilling with Lucas

    Last week we spent a lovely week in Wales and we are planning on going to France once our house sale completes so it’s a great time for Lucas to have been sent* a Trunki for his travels.     I think everyone has heard of Trunki now, known for their innovative ride […]

09 May 19
Random Scottish History

INVENTAR OF GEIR LEFT BY SIR COLINE NOT TO BE DISPONIT UPON. … OF jewells left to ws be the said Sir Coline as said is, ane targatt of gold sett with thrie diamondis, four topaces or jacincts, ane rubbie and ane saphyre, enambled, given be king James the fyft of worthie memorie to ane […]

06 May 19

A few weeks ago the team at Trunki sent Olivia a trunki to try out. We got the flossi flamingo one. How cute is it I just love the colours pink rose gold blue and white. It such a great size we stayed away this weekend and everything we needed fitted in to the suit […]

28 Apr 19

We kindly got given (#gifted #ad) Littlebrian Paintsticks and what a game changer they are! no wet sticky paint thats going on the floor or walls that also takes hours to dry!. These sticks dry in 60 seconds! Connor knew what to do straight away, all he had to do was take the cap off […]

28 Apr 19
My journey through motherhood.

Hello again 👋🏻 I have been saving up some products to share with you all as you loved my first one so much! Some of these products have been gifted to us (mainly to phoebe) to share with you our thoughts and general opinions on the products! I will pop a (gifted) next to each […]

25 Apr 19
The Sun
YOUR kid’s backpack will be one of your child’s most used pieces of school kit, toting everything from homework and notepads, to lunches and trainers for after-school clubs. We’ve rounded up the best kids’ backpacks that not only work for school kids, but also for toddlers and sixth formers. We’ve picked these using our own expertise and preferences and selected other top-rated kids’ backpacks, according to parents. Kids’ backpacks aren’t just ordinary bags these days. From sequins and super-cool graphics to unexpected added features, they’re useful for school days and beyond (we recommend that kids bring them out for every adventure they go on, overnight or otherwise). Some kids’ backpacks do more than just carry stuff: Yuubag’s colourful backpack doubles as a fold-down desk with activity packs and is ideal for transporting on planes. There are plenty of kids’ backpacks that are suitable for toddlers, too: the sooner you can get them excited about carrying their own backpack, the easier for you as a parent (you’ll probably already have your arms full carrying their scooter, toy buggy and other gear). Kids’ backpacks are still a staple item for older kids moving through secondary school and into uni, and while practicality, comfort and ability to house a laptop are important, style is still a key factor when it comes to older kids choosing a backpack they’ll want to use every single day. Best backpack for toddlers £19.99 at LittleLife – buy here If you’ve ever run after a toddler careening down the road, you’ll appreciate how handy a backpack with reins can be. It’s perfect for giving parents some peace of mind, while allowing little ones to pack their favourite toy, a snack and some water. When your baby gets big enough to walk responsibly, you can ditch the reins and they’ll just have a cute animal backpack. Other designs and colours available. Best budget backpack   Global I Mall Unisex Galaxy School Backpack, £10.98 at Amazon – buy here We love this backpack, and not just because it ticks the galaxy/space print backpack phase that most school kids seem to go through. It’s got a few zipped compartments and a handy pencil case – plus the print looks great. Best sparkle and glitz backpack Smiggle Shimmy backpack, £37 at Smiggle – buy here Hands down, Smiggle has the selection of backpacks kids prefer, especially those kids who like a bit of sparkle, shine or sequins. This roomy bag has four zipped compartments, two drinks pockets and a laptop compartment. Best all rounder backpack Eastpak Padded Pak’r Brize Jungle, £45 at Eastpak – buy here Eastpak’s versatile backpacks come in every colour and print you can imagine and are suitable for kids of all ages; the Padded Pak’r is especially good for sixth formers and kids heading off to uni thanks to its padded back and shoulder straps, which provide extra comfort. It’s extremely hard-wearing, so can transport textbooks as well as a laptop. Best travel backpack Trunki BoostApak, £39.99 at Trunki – buy here Parents love this backpack and swear that it’s a must-have on holiday: you see, Trunki’s BoostApak isn’t just a backpack, it’s a booster seat suitable for kids aged four and up. Kids can stash the front pocket with their essentials and carry it on planes or long bus journeys. It’s so popular, some parents even use it as a car seat when in the UK. Just note that it doesn’t have the high-backed safety feature of many other car seats. Best backpack for overnights Supply Co Retreat Backpack, £70 at Herschel – buy here Herschel backpacks are beloved for their simple design (with fabulous attention to detail, like patterned linings and colourful zips) and ability to withstand the wear-and-tear of daily life. And the wear-and-tear of children. This mountaineering-style design is perfect for sleepovers, Cubs’ overnights or for use as an everyday school bag. Best backpack for trekking Quechua hiking backpack, £6.99 at Decathlon – buy here This 20L hiking backpack has plenty of compartments and sturdy, hardwearing straps. Plus, it’s under a tenner. Not only does this work for walks, day trips and hikes with your child, it makes a great backpack for older kids heading off for the summer or teens who need a day bag for gap year adventures. Best backpack activity centre YUU Max Deluxe HUUG YUUbag, £55 at John Lewis – buy here This colourful backpack turns into a fold-down desk and comes with a variety of activities like a dry-erase board, activity pad and pencils and frisbee. It has 20 pockets and compartments, and not only is it a handy choice on plane journeys, but you can also fasten it to the car seat to keep kiddos entertained on car journeys. Best backpack for laptops Clas Seoul backpack, £87 at Kipling – buy here Kipling’s super-organised backpack with laptop compartment and multiple pockets is water resistant and lightweight and has all the signature Kipling brand details parents and kids love: the monkey key ring, bold logo and funky hardware details on the zips. Perfect for secondary school and beyond. Best for the coolest prints Mi-Pac Ice Cream Mini Backpack, £26.99 at Mi-Pac – buy here The combination of stylish prints, simple styles (this backpack has a zipped front pocket, internal divider and internal media pocket) and affordable prices have made Mi-Pac backpacks favourites with parents and their children. Look out for their cool collaborations, like Mr. Men and Little Miss, MTV, Liberty and more. Best wipe-clean backpack Cath Kidston Jurassic Friends rucksack, £30 at Cath Kidston – buy here Cath Kidston’s easy-wipe backpacks in printed oil cloth are available in both mini and regular sizes for toddlers and school kids. The small versions are ideal for taking to dance class or out on day trips; the bigger version, with front zip pocket, inner pockets, and side mesh pocket for a drink, will see your school kid through term after term in comfort. [article-rail-topic title=”more from sun selects parenting” term_id=”14218″ posts_number=”6″ /] We’re all about helping you find the best products at the best prices, so follow the link if you want to check out more of Sun Selects’ recommendations. Need some more parenting supplies? We’ve got a whole parenting section for you to browse. If your child is of school age, our round-up of the best school bags might be useful before any purchase. This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.
22 Apr 19
Family Holidays Club

If you’re flying with easyJet, you might of seen something about their hands-free-upgrade. I recently made use of this feature & thought I’d share my thoughts. Here’s how to make the most out of Easyjet’s hands-free option. THE BENEFITS ✔ It’s pretty straight forward to do. You need to enter your flight details & check […]

18 Apr 19
Baby Classes 123

I’ve just booked our trip back to the UK. This is my 3rd time travelling by myself with the two kids back to the UK by myself so I know what I’m letting myself in for! My husband somehow manages to wriggle out of the flights and the jetlag stage and arrives later. I need some […]

12 Apr 19
Frequent Miler

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 04/12/2019 Best Rate on04/11/2019 7 For All Mankind 5 (2) mi./$ 4 pt./$ Best Rate History Allen Edmonds 5 (2) mi./$ 2 mi./$ Best Rate History GoSkills 5 mi./$ Best Rate History Guided 3.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Kremp Florist 1 mi./$ Best Rate History Personalization Universe 9 […]

02 Apr 19
Toddling Traveler

Flying with a toddler (and traveling in general) is a much different ballgame than flying with a baby. Toddlers are past the stage of sleeping through everything and those (hopefully occasional) tantrums may have begun. They’re talking more and starting to have opinions, which, are sometimes totally irrational. Plus they have SO MUCH energy to […]

01 Apr 19
The Balls on Tour

Essential items to pack for a trip to Walt Disney World

30 Mar 19
Where in the world with Boys

“Easier said than done!” – especially with kids who roll in dirt and cover themselves with food at every meal! That’s what I said during my fist 6 years of packing for holidays with 1-3 kids! This is not a post about “items that bring joy” or living the “simple life”. It’s about how to […]