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Clarks toddler shoes - review.

Tuesday 15 October 2013

As soon as Liv started walking at 10 months old we knew we would have trouble with shoes for her, her feet and very wide, she has a high instep and her feet seem to slope inwards if she is wearing unsupportive shoes.

We took her to Clarks for her first pair of shoes and we haven't looked back since, so when I was offered to do a review I jumped at the chance.

 Here you can see the fitting in progress

The lovely sales assistant placed Livs foot into their measuring device, pushed the block down until it touched her toes (this determines the length of the foot) and then she tightened the strap that was over the bridge of Livs foot (this shows the width of the foot) Liv measured in at a huge 7.5 G, the same size as my 5 year old nephew and she is 2.

She immediately began voicing her opinion and telling her Daddy "Pink shoes and bow for Olivia please?" *flutters eyelashes* Although they were very pretty they did not seem a good choice for Autumn/Winter shoes so we decided on her first pair of big Girl black patent shoes with light up heels - super cute!

We also bought some patent leather restorer which I think is genius!

It is basically liquid patent leather in a bottle that you can paint back on to the shoes once they are scuffed, I wish this had been around when I was in school because I was always getting into trouble for scuffing my patent shoes!

I would always recommend Clarks for little ones shoes, it is so important that they have correctly fitted shoes while there little feet are growing, personally I would not take Liv anywhere else.

Disclaimer - we were sent a Clarks voucher for the purpose of the review, however all photographs and opinion are my own.

Lindam Easy Fit Plus Deluxe Child Safety Gate review.

Thursday 10 October 2013

Liv has been caught attempting escapism three times now, her foot perched on the top of her cot bed rail, looking like she is a ballet dancer doing her stretches. I knew I needed to get another safety gate so when I was offered a Lindam gate I was very pleased to accept.

What's in the box:
1 gate
1 spanner
4 double sided sticky pads
4 plastic disks
4 wall plugs
4 screws
4 rubber ended bolts with nuts

The gate was quite easy to fit, I fitted it in place with the plastic cups on the door frame, drew around the cups with a pencil, removed the gate then put a dot through the centre hole in all four cups to mark where to drill. I then drilled 4 holes, attached the sticky pads to the wall, fitted the plastic cups to the sticky pads then screwed them in.

All I had to do then was put the gate in place making sure all four rubber pads fitted into the plastic disks already attached then adjust the nuts until the pressure was correct and the gap closed on the handle.

I then gave it a good old push and shove to make sure it didn't move, hey presto, even if Liv manages to escape her cot she shouldn't be able to escape her room!

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Disclaimer - I received this gate for the purpose of the review, however all opinion is my own.