Yesterday myself and the Little Man took a trip to Nottingham to visit the new Kiddicare store which has just opened. Read on for a review of our day and the chance to win some baby goodies.
We went to Nottingham by train, which the little man found very exciting.
I decided that the best route would be a walk along the canal. It was a lovely sunny day and I was so glad I chose to go this way.
The store is bright and colourful and there are places for children to play. This is Little Man in the enclosed play area in the canteen. Keep them occupied while you grab a coffee and a bite to eat.
The choice of pushchairs is amazing with prices starting from just £19.99. They also stock the top brands like Stokke and Phil and Teds. You can also buy all the accessories you need and test your pushchairs out on their track. This photo shows them on shelves but they are also available around to the store for you to push or fiddle with and truly make the right choice for you and your little one.
If you are feeling a little tired walking around then you can take a seat on one of these colourful stools dotted everywhere.
Then you can be off again to view the amazing range of car seats, nursery furniture, high chairs, stair gates and other safety items, nappies, clothes, bottles….you name it! Everything you need for baby!
The car seat area has a fun area for kids to watch cartoons while you choose the best seat. You’ll find plenty of advice and they will fit your car seat for you for no extra cost.
If you are buying for someone else and in a hurry you can wrap your gifts up before you leave at this wonderful gift wrapping station.Kiddicare also offer a Very Important Baby service which is like having your own personal shopper for baby things. There is loads of advice on offer because choosing what you need for your first baby can be a daunting experience.
One Thing I loved is the wide aisles, you can easily manoeuvre your pushchair around without knocking things over. (I’m always knocking things over, such a bad driver!) Also, Little Man likes to grab things off the shelves (he’s that age!) as we walk around, so it’s good not to have to get too close. The store is all one floor and each section is well signed so you can see easily where you need to go. There are help desks everywhere and a welcome desk at the front of the door. It also has a canteen, a baby nursing area and a toilet area.
I love this bib bunting, so cute.
I tried a cheese and tomato panini which was toasted and brought over to me. Little man had a goody box which you can fill yourself from the choice available. We chose fruit, carrot sticks and a drink. He also had a packet of crayons in the box, which was left blank for the children to colour in. The seating was comfortable and roomy and the children’s play area was available to stop the little ones from getting bored.
There were also two stations for you to warm bottles or baby food, they are happy for you to bring your own. Then there is a lovely cosy area for mum’s wanting a little privacy to breast feed their baby, complete with rocking chairs and foot stools.
A blurry photo of the cakes available 🙂
Loo lane is what kiddicare lovingly call their toilet area. It really is a lovely place to visit, honestly!
First up you have the colourful wall charts letting your little ones (and big ones) see how tall they are. I’m as tall as an ostrich!
The nappy changing area is bright and colourful
The loos themselves have enough room to push your pushchair in so you don’t have to leave baby outside alone if you are on your own. (yeah, no need to use the disabled loo) and each one has a mummy loo and a toddler loo. Ingenious 🙂
The store also has an event room which will be hosting Baby Signing, Baby Yoga and Baby Massage. We were given a trial of Baby Massage and Baby Yoga. They thoughtfully provided us with dolls and teddy’s to practice on. I had little man with me but he was reluctant to lie on the floor and join in, a little too old maybe? Although I did learn some useful techniques I will be able to use at home, on both little man and a little reflexology to help Big Girls knee problems.
now for your chance to win some goodies from Kiddicare. On offer we have a lovely Giraffe changing mat, a teether from Born Free, a pack of two bibs, a pack of two dummies and a fabulous book, ‘What to Buy For Your Baby’ (a really comprehensive guide to everything you need from birth to toddler with useful pull-out shopping lists.) Total prize value £26.95
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