Earlier this week we were invited to London to attend the Little Tikes Baby Shower! The event was to celebrate the launch of their newborn range of toys, as well as to reveal the results of a survey on the highs and lows of parenthood.
Apparently the nation's parents say that the first year is 50% giggles and 50% graft. I can totally understand this; being a parent is so tough, yet those milestones and smiles do make everything seem better!
Bright and early we took the train into London, where we met fellow bloggers Harriet and Fran and their gorgeous little ones. After a quick walk we were greeted at the fantastic venue by huge balloons, toys and food galore and even an adult sizes Cozy Coupe.
The children were absolutely thrilled, and ran straight towards the toys before I even had chance to park the pushchair! I've always loved Little Tikes toys, but actually never knew they had such a diverse range - I only ever thought of outside toys.
The toys were all bright, colourful and very very noisy. With the touch of a button they would light up and sing, much to Parker's delight. The giant Cozy Coupe was the toy of choice for the girls, who honestly spent so much time in there, I feared we wouldn't get them out.
While the children played we listened to the lovely Emma Kenny (child phycologist), who gave more background to the research mentioned above.
After a good few hours, and armed with our goody bags it was time to leave. We managed to take a detour via Trafalgar square, to squeeze in some site seeing with the toddlers. They even had a little picnic sat in-front of the fountain. Not your average lunch time, and I was so impressed with how well behaved the children were all day.
We had a fabulous trip to London, and absolutely loved exploring the new Little Tikes range. Keep an eye out for them, as they'd definitely make great Christmas presents. I'm hoping for the giant Cozy Coupe!
Disclosure - We were invited along to the event free of charge. I was not paid for this post.