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Meet The Mums - Sarah Howard

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My name is Sarah Howard

I’m 27 and am a first time mum to Mia, who is now eight months old and seems to be growing so fast. My husband and I bought our first home last year and live in Cambridgeshire. Mia really is our pride and joy and growing so fast! I work for the NHS as a Medical Records Manager but I am currently on maternity leave. Mia is a real character and people often comment that she has 'been here before'! I am loving being a mum and I can't believe how much Mia is changing on a daily basis.

Fisher-Price Stroll Along Walker & Baby’s First Doll Gift Set

Fisher-Price Stroll Along Walker & Baby’s First Doll Gift Set

Reviewing at 12 months

The Fisher Price Stroll Along Walker & Doll Set (RRP around £43. Items also sold separately) is already proving to be one of Mia’s favourite toys.

This sturdy walker with perfect sized handle bar for small hands gives her the confidence she needs to walk around independently. 

Mia goes for a stroll

It has lots of great features including a teddy bear character with a musical tummy that didn’t take Mia long to find. 

The flipbook, spinning toys and roller bar add to the fun while Mia also loves playing with and cuddling the sweet little Doll. 



Sarah reviews the NEW Fisher-Price Feeding Range, including the 2 Grip Travel Sippy Cup, Tote Along Snacker and On-the-go Fork and Spoon Set

Age at time of testing: 12 months

Now Mia is one, her independence is growing each day. I love this set, because the pieces are so easy for Mia to hold and use by herself.

She particularly likes the snack holder (around £4.99) and reaching through the flaps to get her food. It’s ideal when we’re out, because there’s no mess to clear up.

Mia having her lunch

Fitting in my change bag as well as cup holders, the sippy cup (around £4.49) grows with your child – at the moment Mia prefers holding onto the handles but won’t need to as she gets bigger.

The fork and spoon set (around £2.99) will be used more as she gets the hang on self-feeding, although even now she can easily pick them up.

I’m recommending this range to all of my friends.

The NEW Fisher-Price feeding range is available from March in Boots.


Sarah reviews the  Fisher-Price Learning Piggy Bank

Age at time of testing: ten months

The thing I love most about the Learning Piggy Bank (around £17) is how fun it is, especially the ‘oink’ sound when you press the piggy’s red nose – it’s guaranteed to make Mia laugh.

Her favourite feature at the moment is the colourful coins. She really enjoys opening the flap on the side of the piggy and watch them all come tumbling out, and is also starting to enjoy pushing the coins in the slot – with a little help from mum and dad, of course. 

Fisher-Price Learning Piggy Bank

The music setting is great as Mia loves the singing and, as she gets older, we’ll use the counting setting to encourage her development. 

There are definitely still parts of this toy that Mia is yet to discover, so it’s great she can explore more as she grows.


Sarah reviews the Laugh & Learn Shopping Bag

Age at time of testing: nine months

Fruit? Check. Vegetables? Check. Eggs? All in here. The Laugh & Learn Shopping Bag (around £15) has lots of colourful items inside that are a good size for Mia to hold onto – plus it features a button she can press to start music.

Laugh & Learn Shopping Bag

Mia’s favourite part of this product is definitely the vegetables ring, mainly because it’s the perfect size and texture for her to gnaw on while she’s teething.

I like describing the fruits and vegetables to her as we put them in the shopping bag.

Laugh & Learn Shopping Bag

Mia’s starting to enjoy her toys in new ways and this will become even more suited to her as she develops.


Sarah reviews the Discover ‘n Grow Jumperoo

Age at time of testing: nine months

The Fisher-Price Jumperoo is excellent as it offers so much for a developing baby.  My daughter, Mia, is now eight months old, and she really enjoys all aspects of it.

Discover ‘n Grow Jumperoo

It’s great to see her gaining some independence by being able to jump up and down, turn around 360 degrees and play with the colourful, stimulating toys. She particularly loves the spinning wheel, hanging bird and bee.

The Jumperoo is fairly easy to fold away for storage – good news, as I was a bit concerned at the size of it to begin with. The seat is machine washable – always a benefit with any baby product.

Discover ‘n Grow Jumperoo

It’s also becoming increasingly useful now my daughter is on the move, as I’m able to put her in it knowing that, not only will she be safe, but also that she’ll have great fun.

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