Reviews

Janod Lagoon Maxi Cooker -Review

Become a little chef with the lagoon maxi cooker! The perfect fully equipped kitchen for your little youngsters. With 15 accessories your children will be cooking away alongside you in no time!

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The Accessories that are included are as follows:

  •  set of pegs for hanging 3 metal spoons
  • 1 metal saucepan and lid
  • 1 metal colander
  • an oven glove
  • a fried egg
  • 7 cardboard food boxes (cacao, sugar, orange juice, pasta, cheese, milk and rice)

It also has a fridge, oven, hob and microwave. The hob has led lights and sound effects that switch off automatically after 30 seconds or if you press the button a 3rd time.

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The Janod kitchen arrived packaged in a big cardboard box protecting the original outer branded packaging. I opened the outer packaging and inside revealed a fully protected flat pack kitchen complete with bubblewrap. I emptied out all contents of the box and placed them out flat on the carpet. I did this to help separate the parts so I could easily distinguish what I needed next. I found the instructions and started to build. I found it quite difficult to work out what screws were what and also what parts were what this could have been easily helped if they were labelled saving me and extra 30 minutes off of the building time.img_5606.jpg
 

Once all the screws were separated into their own little pots I began to make a start finally. The instructions were a bit difficult to follow when trying to know which part was what. It didn’t give detailed instructions just a little diagram of the parts together. After a good couple of tries, I found screwing the screws into the parts separately before attaching together was a good move, this enabled the screw to make the desired fit before having to try and pop it together with hassle. you need to put a little pressure on the screw when screwing in so that you can make the screw thread to the bit of plastic that keeps it in. After all this I was away with building until I finally got to the last bit attaching the kitchen to the fridge and boy if you’ve got small arms you’re fine but if not its a tad difficult, you’ll be fine if you prescrew the screw holes before hand but if you don’t you may find it fiddly.

We finally added everything together and set it up in its spot and I can tell you the quality of it is amazing, its solid! we chose to send it to the grandparents as Evie can share with her little cousin Callum while they are there together when me and my sister-in-law are at work. Best move straight away Callum was hooked and alongside the little accessories that came with it he added his little play toaster and the plates and cups that he already had there. We were having a ball! he absolutely loved that he could fry and egg and serve it up for his granddad. Evie was mesmerised with what Callum was doing.

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Pros

  • 15 accessories
  • solid wood – good quality
  • colourful
  • sound effects
  • packaged well

Cons

  • Hard to build alone
  • Instructions not very clear only diagrams
  • could do with labelled parts for ease

Overall the Janod Kitchen is the perfect present for your soon to be little chef. we would fully recommend and has been approved by Callum and Evie as an amazing addition to the household!

Don’t forget you can take a look at the kitchen from Jonod themselves or the kitchen is available to buy from HelloBaby for £199.99

 

 

 

 

Baby · Reviews

SilverCross Coast – Product Review

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Introduction

We were lucky enough to try and test out the new Silver Cross Coast in Flint. When I was pregnant with Evie, we searched and searched for the right pram and eventually settled with a Mothercare pram. I always had my eye on a Silver cross but never really got the chance to fully delve deeper into what they were like. Being able to test this pram is everything and more, it helps so much and is 10x easier now, not having to switch the pram from car to car and obviously the Mothercare has taken a backseat considering the Silver cross is everything a mum could dream of.

Packaging and Assembly

 The Coast was delivered very quickly and arrived in perfect condition, which you would expect for the price. As we very slowly and carefully unboxed every aspect of the pram we began to notice how well packaged it actually was. The pram itself was protected very well anything you think of had a protective cover. The chassis, carrycot and tandem seat came out as one big bulk and the wheels and everything else came packaged separately. We found the instructions and popped it all together. We didn’t really use the instructions much when building as it was pretty simple and easy enough to do. However, when finding the accessories like the mosquito net, there wasn’t any instructions as to how to attach it properly. When reading the instructions, we found out that not only is this pram a single pram but it is fully adaptable into turning into a double pram if you buy an extra tandem seat and the adaptors. It also comes included with 3 years warranty.

First Outing

We decided to first test the Coast in an environment which most people go to. The Shopping centre! We ventured into lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock. We knew we needed a day trip to fully test the pram. On first note we thought we would struggle with putting the pram in the boot as it’s not a small pram and we only have a Ford focus. However, we couldn’t have been more wrong the prams openness chassis when laying down helps to put the carrycot and tandem seat in the boot of the car with still enough room for a couple of bags of shopping. With our Mothercare pram we can only get the one-piece in. I like to wear flip flops A LOT but the downside to our Mothercare pram is when putting the break on it is hard to get it back off as this would hurt my foot, however with the Silver cross it’s not just merged into one brake. The brake is separate to the release, which I adored because it means I can wear my flip flops and be lazy and not have to bend down to release the brake. We found that on a shopping spree like this it was super handy to have a big underneath storage which I can tell you came to use and cleared my hands of having to carry anything. We loved the fact it came with a cup holder, this came in handy, I love to carry my water around with me and because it’s in a straw cup putting this in my changing bag would mean it would leak everywhere, the cup holder just attaches to either side of the pram and you can stick any drink into it including a baby bottle with handles.

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With Evie only being 4 months old we actually managed to be able to test the carry cot too. As you can see she still has plenty of room in it so we can still get plenty of use. We use the carrycot mostly when she is having a nap or is tired as she loves being able to look around so the tandem seat comes in handy. You can use this for naps anyway as it reclines to 3 different positions. We love the fact that it has a spf50+ hood and pull out visor this is perfect for the mini heatwaves were having at the moment. The mosquito net comes in handy when visiting the beach and evening trips to keep all the bugs out.

Cons

We loved the Silver cross pram but have noticed a couple of cons. With the Flint colour, the chassis scratches pretty easily, getting in it and out of the car it slightly scratched the chassis (not majorly noticeable) also the number of accessories you get with the pram you would expect there to be something that either comes with it like a little bag or a buyable add on item to attach to the pram. Something other companies offer already. We also noticed that the little window on the back of the pram (peep hole) doesn’t stay open very well. For the price of the pram it’s also a shame that you don’t get the cosy toes free, it’s quite an expensive add on item.

Conclusion

Although it does have a few downfalls, there is no doubt in my mind that this pram is perfect for everyday use. We have loved being able to use this and will continue now using this pram for future outings and adventures. It is definitely worth every aspect of the price and the details that have gone into making this pram are amazing. We would recommend this pram to any new parent having to make that tough decision of a pram.