Shopping & Product Reviews

Products, services, events and books we love and think you will too!

W We all detest dragging our little ones to the shops especially when it comes to buying things for their birthdays, Christmas or other special occasions. ToddleTogs 'n Things will help you keep your child clothed, having fun and being busy by providing links to quality children's toys, clothes and activities so that you can shop from the comfort of your home. No more shopping tantrums!

By popular request and in the interest of supporting home industries, we are including our favourite homemade items too. Have a look through for homemade decorations, keepsakes, jewellery and specialised items.

Do you make things for sale? Would you be interested in advertising here? Please get in touch for more information and pricing.

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Lego Duplo Product Review

Here at ToddleBabes we recently had the pleasure of sampling some of the new Lego Duplo sets. We randomly selected a few of our readers and the generous folks at Lego Duplo sent out either the new Polar set or Police set to those lucky few.

The response from all the families has been fabulous and all agree that these wonderful toys should go onto a must buy list for your little ones.

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Mella’s Makings Handmade Gifts

Mella’s Makings – providing beautiful handmade gifts that will bring a smile to the faces of those you love! 

Embroidered Keepsake Hearts, Bunting, Cushions, Lavender Bags, Christmas Decorations and many more. For that unique, personal touch – Mella’s Makings has a gift for every occasion.

For that personal touch, Mella’s Makings has something special for every occasion. Whether it is to celebrate the arrival of a new baby, a wedding/birthday/Christening, to

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Krafty Kate handcrafted jewellery and accessories

Quality handcrafted jewellery and accessories, including bracelets of varying descriptions, such as wrap, Kumihimo and lattice as well as earrings. Special items can be custom-made on request and duplicates of previously made items may be re-ordered, stock permitting.

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The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone

We love books in our home. In particular, books for children. Through my years as a teacher, I collected a large and varied selection of picture books, beginner reader and young children’s books, all of which are now spilling from our many bookshelves. So it came as no surprise to me that my eldest child is an avid reader. Sadly, she is now getting a little old for the books that we have in our

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The Butterfly Club by Jacqueline Wilson

Another Superb book by Jacqueline Wilson!  My daughter is a big fan of Jacqueline Wilson and has read many of her more recent books. At Christmas she was given The 2015 Diary, a copy of Opal Plumstead and Christmas Cracker. Earlier in the year she had read all the books in the Hetty Feather series, which she thoroughly enjoyed, so we were thrilled to be able

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ShoutyKid How Harry Riddles…

 The funniest kid in fiction is back! Follow his life’s ups and downs told through laugh-out-loud letters, emails, texts and more! 

 This is the first time I have read a book that is entirely constructed using emails, texts, forum discussions and letters. I admit I was a little skeptical at first, as I have always tended to go for the more traditional regular chapter books ( I’m guessing that’s more to do with the fact

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Clothes full of Character for Kids

I don’t know about you, but always in the spring and summer months, my children seem to go through growth spurts. Suddenly all their trouser legs are half mast, their shirts are riding up to their belly buttons and their shoes are pinching. It is an expensive time of the year with three children. Now I know there are some great kids clothes available at really cheap prices via supermarkets and similar stores but what

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Candles create an inviting atmosphere this Autumn

As the mornings and evenings start darkening and the weather turns crisp and cold, my thoughts turn to chunky jerseys, thick leggings and woolen socks. Out come the beanies and hats and scarves from their summer exile, on go the electric blankets and orders for lovely kiln dried wood for the fireplace are made.

I love Autumn. The picture above is the view from my front door! Isn’t it spectacular? Autumn is when nature puts

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Have you got Pajama Elves?

The Pajama Elves URGENT DELIVERY by Hayden Edwards!

Our family already enjoys the Christmas Elf tradition where an elf visits your home in the lead up to Christmas and gets up to tricks, funny stuff and general festive fun. So imagine my excitement when I heard about Pajama Elves!

The Pajama Elves is the

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Whatever Mingers! a Cinderella Pantomime…

We had the most wonderful time attending the Cinderella Pantomime at the Hexagon theatre in Reading. Here is the link: Hexagon Theatre Cinderella Pantomime

Today’s festive treat brought by Jingle , our Christmas elf, was a set of tickets to the Cinderella Pantomime at Hexagon Theatre in Reading.