Halloween Spooky Pancake Lollipops / Halloween Lunchbox

Trick or treat! Halloween is almost here…I bet you have been busy pinteresting for ideas this whole month! I have and have seen so many amazing spooky and creepy dishes that I want to make but haven’t managed… because my two busy toddlers don’t let me stand in the kitchen and if I let both of them in then we can pretty much forget about baking! haha
Making pancakes is probably the least stressful thing to do with a 4 years old until mama wanted to decorate them then things got wild! lol.

So, if you are going to a Halloween party and want to bring a simple treat, check this one out! 😉 The kids will go crazy when they see them! 😄 I bet they will love these in their lunchboxes too! My ones did! 🙂

I served them in our new favourite stainless steel Planetbox (lunchbox). There is so much room to fill up with food! I usually have to use two different little lunchboxes and I much prefer stainless steel over plastic. They are easy to wash and eco-friendly. Comes with two sizes of no-spill containers, I’m thinking one for dip and one for yoghurt. I will post a full product review soon, in the meantime check them out http://www.planetbox.com 

Halloween Spooky Pancake Lollipops

Make your choice of pancakes and keep them small. The trick to hold the skewers is to make the pancakes thick. 

What you need

  • skewers or cocktail sticks
  • sugar eye balls
  • different colours of gel icing tubes

Method

  1. Make your pancakes as per usual. I find adding either pumpkin or other thickish ingredients or ricotta cheese helps. 
  2. Let them cool down slightly, then pierce the skewers / cocktail sticks from bottom up.
  3. Decorate the pancakes with gel icing tubes. Voilà!  

Hope your kids will enjoy them as much as my ones did.:)

Kat xx

Pink Lining Notting Hill Tote True Love Changing Bag Product Review

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Who says that changing bags can’t look chic and beautiful?

Becoming a mom doesn’t mean that you have to give up all the beautiful things in life. Yes, our shopping priority will automatically switch to our baby / babies and I pretty much stopped shopping for myself when our first son was born. I was way more excited looking at baby clothes, toys and other baby gadgets at the time. My attitude changed when our second son was born. I wanted to spoil myself and was looking for a changing bag which I could use on a daily basis and not feeling and looking like a mum all time.

My options were;  1) buy a designer handbag and use it as a changing bag or 2) buy a proper changing bag?

  1. A designer handbag could work out but I would miss all the extra pockets inside which is an essential factor when going out with 2 toddlers. However, would I mind if I spill liquid or baby food in a designer handbag? The answer is YES I would so that’s not an option.
  2. Finding a changing bag that I like was more difficult than I had imagine, until I stumbled on Pink Lining on Instagram and I immediately fell in love with their products. I could totally imagining myself walking around with one of their      Notting Hill Tote Changing Bag.

I finally chose a Notting Hill Tote True Love changing bag by Pink Lining and it truly ticked all my boxes!

To all fashion conscious mummies who demand chic and sophisticated looks as well as practicality, look no more, go and check out their beautiful selection here.

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 Product feature:

  1. a pared back exterior of main body fabric
  2. a zip pocket on the front to slip a mobile or cash into
  3. water resistant coated canvas in Pink Lining’s exclusively designed print.
  4. slim shoulder straps for fashion handbag worthy looks, but still practical with integrated stroller straps to clip onto the buggy in the place of a long shoulder strap.
  5. 2x removable insulated bottle holders
  6. 2x nappy pockets
  7. pen holder
  8. key fob
  9. mirror
  10. phone pocket
  11. small zip pocket
  12. padded changing mat
  13. wet zip bag

 

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Product Review of Nom-Nom Kids Reusable Food Pouches

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Three years ago I was looking for reusable food pouches online but couldn’t find any so I opted for one time use food pouches instead. They were great as I could still make my own purees, but fairly costly in the longterm. However, I still preferred to make my own purees rather than buying ready made ones off the shelves. I used to call the shop bought food pouches my boy’s fast food on the go. lol 😄

When we lived in Zürich, Switzerland, (the heart of Europe) we used to travel everywhere by car, feeding a little baby was always a challenge and also meant multiple pit stops. It used to take us hours to reach our final destination! Until I’ve started to use food pouches, we no longer needed to stop to feed our boy as I could just sit next to him and fed him while hubby was driving.

It’s a perfect thing to have with when you’re out with your kids either at play dates, shopping, restaurants, a day at the park or zoo and etc or put one in your kid(s)’s kindergarten / school lunch box (es). No need to find a place to heat up the food.

What I love so much about NomNomKids food pouches is that they come in 2 sizes! I used to wish for a larger pouch and now I have them! 😊

My both boys and myself are completely in love with these NomNomKids food pouches. My little one seems to eat so much better and more with it! 😄

Toddler J said “rah rah lion” and his friends when he saw the motives on the food pouches. I thought it was so cute that he still remembers the Cebeebies children program from last year in Zurich. We used to watch it every day and now we don’t have any British channels anymore. 😟

I have been using these pouches for both toddler J and baby C for a few weeks now and we’re extremely pleased with the quality! With its double zipper side opening I haven’t had any leakage even with smoothies!👍👍👍

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If you are already cooking your own puree for your babies then NomNomKids reusable food pouches are perfect for meals / snack on the go or even to feed at home.
Fill them with your own home made purees, smoothies and yogurts. As opposed to store bought, you give your kids exactly what you want them eat.

These are really perfect for weaning babies as well as nursery, pre-school and school lunch boxes. Reusable pouches are a cost effective and eco friendly way to feed your little ones fresh and healthy food.

Baby C used to eat a lot more from food pouches when he was younger than from a bowl.

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These pouches are fantastic, I especially like the large side opening as it makes it so much easier to fill and clean. Simply use a baby bottle brush and a some washing up liquid to clean.

Product Information

  • BPA Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • PVC Free
  • Freezer Safe
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Extra large side opening – makes it easier to fill & clean
  • Double zip closure – extra strength to prevent leakage
  • Tested to comply with EU Directive 10/2011 (plastic articles intended for food contact).
  • Come in two sizes – 140 ml and 200 ml
    • Safari pouches hold up to140 ml – an ideal portion size for infants and little toddlers
    • Monster pouches have a 200 ml capacity – for pre-school age kids and older

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Bonus Features

  • Cute motives & attractive for kids
  • Good size for little hands & tummy
  • The pouch itself is recyclable

The pouches are also available on amazon.uk , amazon.fr, amazon.es and many more. Click HERE to see more stockist.

http://www.nomnomkids.co.uk

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Product Review of Re-Play Recycled Meal Set

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Aren’t these rainbow colours meal sets beautiful! There are actually twelve colours and white, I just couldn’t fit them all in. 😍

I personally love the white colour (if you call it a colour) of Re-Play recycled meal set, It’s so stylish! Jacob (my toddler son) has been using the set (shown in the picture above) now for about 2 weeks and he really likes it too. He even tells me to put dips or fruits into the small divider and sometimes he would sort the food around before eating. haha! The utensils are just ideal for his little hands. The little snack stack is going with him to kindergarten every day, he new favourite is organic banana chips!

If you don’t know what to get for birthdays, christmas, christening, baby showers just to name a few, this would be a perfect gift! 😉

This 3-in-1 plate has three dividers, a perfect portion for 1) fruits, 2) vegetables and 3) bread, cereal, pasta, rice, meat, fish and poultry.

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Whenever it is kids related stuff I always consider the followings:

  • Safe to use
  • durable and indestructable
  • dishwasher safe
  • stackable
  • stylish (not important but a bonus!)

Re-Play recycled products tick all my boxes!

Product Information

  1. Re-Play recycled HDPE products are manufactured, assembled, packaged and tested in the USA! The are reducing greenhouse gases and saving energy!
  2. Made from recycled HDPE, which is #2 plastic – basically that means Milk jugs!
  3. BPA free
  4. Phthalate Free
  5. PVC free
  6. dishwasher safe but should not be used in the microwave.

Because it’s made from #2 plastic, its one of the easiest plastics to recycle, and it can be recycled again and again. So drink your milk, and toss that jug in the recycling bin!

Keep your eyes peeled as I have teamed up with them for a fabulous giveaway coming very soon!.

For full collection of rainbow colours and available to order http://www.re-play.com/collections/collections

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Product Review of ChubChub PouchBuddy

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Have you heard of PouchBuddy by ChubChub? I have just recently come across it and think that it is a genius invention!

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Basically, you screw the PouchBuddy on to any food pouches. Whether they are a reusable ones or Ella’s Kitchen, Hipp or other brands off the shelves in the shops. It has been tested and proven to work with all the major leading pouch brands.

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My 10 months old boy loves his food pouches! Whenever he sees me preparing one he would get so excited that he would start screaming of excitement to tell me to hurry up! Haha!

This PouchBuddy is a mess saver! Often my boy would squeeze so much puree out that it gets everywhere but with this help he can’t do it anymore! He still hits the food pouch all the time but no more explosion! Yay for mama! 👍

It is a really cool gadget to have if your baby is a food pouch fan and if you want to avoid major clean up at home or when you are out and about.

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Product Information

  • BPA Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • “Top-rack” Dishwasher Safe
  • Ergonomic Grip
  • Comes with a brush to clean
  • Suitable from 5-6 months (when they start solid food)

Available on http://www.chubchubbaby.com

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Product Review on ezpzfun Happy Mat

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This all-in-one plate + placemat is now called “Magic Mat” in our household instead of Happy Mat! It really is a must have weaning / toddler item to have. I have a lot of baby and toddler gadgets and this is hands down one of the best! 👍👍👍

If you don’t know what to get for birthdays, christmas, christening, baby showers just to name a few, this would be a perfect gift! 😉

It does wonder to my 3 years old fussy eater son’s eating habit! He’s now eating most of his meal alone and less to wash up! 😄

I wished it was available when I started weaning him but it’s never too late. I can now use it for his little brother too who is now 10 months old. 🙂

Please click HERE for the vegetable fried rice recipe.

Product information

1. All-in-one plate + placemat

2. Made with high-quality non-toxic silicone (silicone doesn’t support the growth of fungus, mold or bacteria)

3. PVC free

4. BPA free

5. Phthalate free

6. With its unique design the mat sucks directly on to any clean and flat surface which makes it really hard for babies and toddlers to tip anything over.

7. Mats can be stacked and carried with food

8. Easy to clean with warm soapy water

9. Dishwasher and microwave safe

10. Easy to store

11. It very bendy so it’s easy to put in your diaper bag when you’re out and about

Avaliable on http://www.ezpzfun.com

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