Kattoo – A Temporary Tattoo

Kattoo is a brilliant idea – a temporary phone number tattoo which you can stick on your child.

KattooKattoo tattoos are for children, and a great idea, and really simple.

You peel off the backing paper of the tattoo.

Place it on your child’s skin making sure it’s clean and dry.

Put a wet cloth on top to seal the tattoo onto the skin.

Peel off the backing paper.

Allow it to dry for a minute.

Write your phone number in the space provided.

That’s it – how simple?


I like the idea as we often lose things, so having a band with this kind of information is handy, but you can almost guarantee we’d change our number if H had something like that- whereas with a Kattoo you’re writing whatever is current.

H tried it out today and it stayed strong all day, no cracks and my handwriting was still readable.

We’re going to Lollibop in just over a fortnight and will be using our other Kattoo tattoo we received in our BritMums goody bags – and I’ve already ordered another pack as we have some local fairs coming up in the next few weeks.

Things you need to know about Kattoo:

A pack of six costs £5.99 (the website says free UK Shipping)
They come in six different colours, with an ‘if I am lost’ message with a box to write your phone number
They are safe, non-toxic, FDA Certified and CE Certified. They’re also latex free and cosmetically safe.
Depending on your skin type a Kattoo will last 2-5 days.
Kattoos are UV blockers, so you don’t need to put sunscreen on your Kattoo area (though make sure you put it around it, obviously!)

We had a few comments today from people who spotted H’s tattoo and could see what a brilliant idea it is. While I know she’s the kind of child who doesn’t tend to run off, there’s every chance she could, so knowing there’s a way for her to tell someone where her mummy and daddy are is a good thing. I would recommend these.

I received a sample pack of two Kattoo Tattoos in my BritMums goody bag.

Lindam – Easy Fit Plus Deluxe Baby Gate

I think I must be the only person I know that doesn’t own a Lindam gate. This is not surprising when  4 out of 5 gates sold in the UK are Lindam gates, impressive stuff. Lindam is the UK’s number one safety brand, so I very interested to give them a go!

I was sent the Easy Fit Plus Deluxe baby gate to test. The gate is designed, amongst other things, for easy one handed opening, triple opening action, double locking action. It also has an extra wide walk through section that can open one or two ways for extra flexibility and a frame specifically designed for easy fitting.

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The gate arrived well packaged and I was glad to see that there wasn’t too many little bits to fiddle around with. Now I am absolutely terrible at instructions, mainly because I am very impatient and hate reading through pages and pages of stuff. I’m one of those that would much rather spend ages playing around with the various pieces and try and work out what they do, not very productive, but still. Now this is where I have to say the Lindam instructions are fantastic. They are brief and user friendly, this is great because it means I actually read them and as a result found the gate really easy to install.

I love the fact the gate gives you the option to either fix by screws or sticky pads, this is great for renters or indeed anyone who doesn’t want a permanent reminded of their baby gate!

Once up, the gate was very sturdy and attractive (as baby gates go!). My only two niggles were that it took a little practice to eventually open the gate one handed, though arguably this could be because I am so used to my other gates. Also, as a bare foot family, I found the flip lock at the bottom a bit stiff to open, though am sure this would loosen up with use. The gate is very good quality and sturdy and I am confident it would stand up to a lot of abuse, even from my little one!

I would highly recommend this product. The gate can be bought for an RRP of £29.99 from a wide variety of stockists and is designed to fit openings from 75cm to 82cm, though it can extend up to 138cm with separate extensions purchased.

I was sent this item for the purpose of review, all opinions are my own

Children’s Traffic Club

Children's Traffic ClubWhen I was young we had all manner of great things teaching us about road safety – the Tufty Club and the Green Cross Code man. I’m not sure what happened after that, but now H is an age where road awareness is something that is important, I looked around to see what was on offer.

It was only after H’s last open day at nursery I spotted The Children’s Traffic Club – a fairly easy name to remember (which I promptly forgot), though after googling I found them and duly signed up. Her open day was early February, and her pack arrived today around three weeks later. The club is aimed at 3-4 year olds and it’s free. So, what do you get? An activity book – one page per week plus four sheets of stickers, a certificate to confirm you’re in the club and a DVD with various activities and songs (put to the same tunes as nursery rhymes, so you get ‘this is the way we all hold hands’ or ‘play play play our games’ and so on) – there are sixteen weeks of activities then we’ll be sent the next DVD in the set.


H’s nursery is on a busy road, and we’ve already been practising looking left and right (apart when the really annoying parents park on the dropped kerb right outside the entrance blocking the view up the road, gee thanks), and I think this will complement what it already being taught.

Children's Traffic Club

So this isn’t a review, I’ll come back to this in a few weeks but just helping spread the word – it’s a fantastic idea and something more people should know about. Sign up today!

*If you live in London TfL pay for this, so you will receive everything at no cost. Outside of London you will have to pay.

Review – Lindam Safe & Secure Soft Folding Bed Rail

H recently – finally – got her big girl bed after it became obvious she didn’t have much longer in her cotbed thanks to being so tall. It was a huge relief – however – we forgot about one thing. She does tend to fall out of bed occasionally.

We had some friends kindly donate their bed guard which was great – but I did struggle changing bed sheets as it would often fall between the slats on her bed base and not sit quite right – also it was wedged in a bit due to H having a wooden bed frame rather than a divan-style one.

As luck would have it, a chance to review the Lindam Safe & Secure Folding Bed Rail came about – and oh my – it’s perfect for a slatted base.

Lindam Soft Folding Bed Rail

It arrived and isn’t too bulky – it has just the one side but that side folds down (the buttons are quite stiff which isn’t a problem as I’d like to think it wouldn’t accidentally pop down in the night!) – the bed rail requires assembly which I managed to do on my own successfully in under ten minutes, following the instructions which were straightforward.

Lindam Soft Folding Bed Rail

So all that was left was to fit it on the bed. There’s plenty of width on it, so it should fit wide beds, and indeed smaller ones – I think it would definitely fit a cot bed comfortably too. It was just a case of placing it, fitting it and putting the mattress back.

THEN the big test – putting a clean sheet on H’s bed – which was made a bazillion times simpler with the bed rail folded down – and took half the time. The mattress laid flat on the bed, and we’re really pleased with it. Pop the rail back up in time for sleep, and voila, you’re ready.

Lindam Soft Folding Bed Rail

The instructions recommend the bed rail is used between the ages of 18 months to 5 years – and that it’s recommended for mattresses that have a thickness of 25cm maximum. It is suitable for beds with mattress widths from 76 to 100cm and mattress lengths from 141cm to 210cm.

It should also not be used on a sleeping surface which is more than 600mm from the floor and is definitely not suitable for upper bunk beds. Also, when fitting the bed rail you must make sure that you fit it with a gap of 250mm to avoid the risk of strangulation – the end of the bed rail should be level with your child’s shoulder.

Lindam Soft Folding Bed Rail

There are three different colours for the Folding Bed Rail – neutral, pink and blue. They retail for around £20-£25 at various stores (Argos, Amazon, Supermarkets etc). Lindam’s page can be found here.

We were sent the bed rail for the purpose of review – all opinions are our own.