Products We Love

Products We Love

Here is a list of products that as a family, we love. From the mundane to cool toys and gismos.

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These are Ragamuffin’s favourite toys.

Grimm’s Rainbow – this is a really popular toy and I can see why. A great looking STEM toy that encourages creativity and imagination. (We have the large version of the one in the link, but at the time of writing I couldn’t find anywhere with a large on in stock to link to).

Melissa and Doug Latches Board – this is the ultimate ‘fiddly’ toy. In our case it worked too good as Ragamuffin can now open the garden gate!

Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards – one of those toys that Ragamuffin loved from the moment she opened it.

Chilly/Hallie – these are must have toys for any Doc McStuffins fan.

Doc McStuffins Costume – Ragamuffin is a huge Doc McStuffins fan and she couldn’t wait to get this on. It even comes with the purple sparkly headband.


Kids Books

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls – I LOVE this book! It has the life story of 100 inspirational women of all time from all walks of life along with colourful pictures.

Princess Smartypants Breaks the Rules – this is a great alternative to traditional Princess stories. Princess Smartypants helps the other princesses at her school become strong independent girls.

What the Ladybird Heard – the whole series of What the Ladybird Heard books are favourites in our house. The clever little ladybird outsmarts the bad men 3 times over the course of the series.

Where’s the Poop? – even though Ragamuffin has been dry during the day since the summer she still loves this book. It’s a lift the flap book where you have to find the poop. It’s gender neutral too which is also a bonus.

Stickman – I’ve named Stickman but I could have named any Julia Donaldson favourite including The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. They are all favourites with Ragamuffin.

Adult Books

The Power by Naomi Alderman – this was the best book I read in 2017! The story revolves around the lives of 4 characters as teenage girls develop ‘the power’. I couldn’t put it down.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay – a heartbreaking but beautifully written autobiographical story. You might need tissues close to hand for this one.

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results  by Gary Keller – this is a bit of a self-help book. I’ve included it in this list because it’s given me a different perspective on my time management. If you’re struggling to do all the things this is the book for you.


These are random bits that don’t really fit into a single category. From cloth sanitary pads to potties these are some really great products.

Fanny Paddams – by far my favourite cloth sanitary pads brand. The shape suits me but the range of fabrics available are great and cater to my love of geekery.

Red Queen Cloth – a slightly more conventional shaped pad available in some bright colourful fabrics.

Geeky’s Stuff – if ever a clothing brand summed up me and my personality this is it. Their slogans and designs are right up my street and I can see me being a lifelong customer.

Potty – no idea why but, in the early days of potty training Ragamuffin refused all potties but this one. The only reason I can think why is because it’s very similar to one in nursery. She now will use any that we have, but this is the one that helped us crack potty training.

Audible – as a full-time working mum, I struggle to regularly find time to read. Then I discovered audible. This lets me listen to books on my commute to the office and makes me feel like I’ve achieved something in what otherwise felt like wasted time.

Lumie Bodyclock – as a SAD sufferer I can’t imagine life during the winter months without it. It’s essential to keeping me sane during the darker months.

Angelcare Monitor – at almost 3 years old we still use a monitor at night so we can hear when Ragamuffin calls. From newborn until she moved into a single bed we used the movement sensor which gave us peace of mind. Since then we’ve just used the sound monitor and had no problems. We’d definitely use again if we have any more kids.