As a parent I like my little angels to look and feel their best inside and out so when I was asked by Asda to check out their Little Angels range and baby clothing I was very intrigued to see what sort of products were on offer.
One of my little angels is a teenager now so she stayed at home while I took the toddling little angel who is actually more like a little devil with me on his first proper shopping trip.
We were met instore by the fabulous Jo who gave us a tour of the Little Angels range and the clothing section, I was amazed at how many Little Angels products there actually were and the prices were so affordable I couldn’t wait to go shopping.
You can click on the video below to see exactly what we bought during our shopping spree.
I really wanted to explore the Little Angels range first so we headed off to the snack alisle, there was a great range of healthy snacks in a variety of flavours.
I bought Arthur a selection of snacks to pop into his rucksack when we were out and about, I was pleased to see that the organic oaty bars contained no added sugar, no artificial colours and no hydrogenated fat and were made with natural ingredients. 5 bars cost £1.50 which works out at 30p a bar which is so reasonable. The bars are stage 3 and suitable for children aged 12 months plus, Arthur had a bar as soon as I had paid for the shopping and it was devoured in seconds. I also purchased some Little Angels flavoured puffs which were on offer 4 for £2 and contained no added salt, the puffs are idea for Arthur to hold himself and they melt in the mouth which he loves. Our final snack purchase was 20g bags of raisins and sultans which were on offer 5 for £1.50, Arthur loves raisins and they are a perfect snacking food for him as they contain no nasties.
Our next stop was to the bottles, plates and cutlery section where I purchased a lovely set of metal knife, fork and spoon for £2.55. Arthur doesn’t really like using plastic cutlery as he is aware that it’s different from what we all use in the house so this set was perfect for him. The handles are a great size for gripping and the fork and knife are blunt meaning there can be no accidents. I noticed that there was a great Little Angels range of plates, snack holders and baby bottles which I wish I’d known about when Arthur was younger.
One of my favourite aisles was the health and beauty aisle, I’m usually very wary about buying brands I’ve never used before for Arthur as his skin is so sensitive and he has eczema which I currently have under control. I was surprised to see that some of the products were suitable for babies with dry or sensitive skin, paediatrician approved and hypoallergenic. I purchased a protective nappy ointment barrier cream which I was so shocked to see was paraben free, I was even more shocked to see the cost was only £1.45. I’ve not had a chance to use this on Arthur yet but I have tested it on my skin which like Arthur’s is sensitive and prone to eczema and I’ve had no problems. I also purchased the sensitive bath and body wash which again is paraben free and only £1.45 and finally the baby soap which was really purchased for myself not Arthur and a bargain at 27p!
I visited the nappy and wipes aisle next, I’m a cloth bum mum but as Arthur has so many wet nappies during the night I can’t find a cloth nappy to suit him so I currently use disposables. I thought this would be a great opportunity to try Asda’s Little Angels range of nappies for myself which I’ll feature in a separate blog post. I purchased 2 packs of nappies each containing 48 nappies and was completely shocked to find out that 2 packs cost a mere £10, that’s actually less than it costs to buy 1 cloth nappy!, I would actually love to see a Little Angels range of cloth nappies in the future as I think it would be a great avenue for the brand to branch out into.
I noticed that Little Angels also do a range of swimming nappies for £3 a pack which I may go back and purchase. I bought a box of sensitive baby wipes which cost £4 for 6 packs, I use baby wipes for all sorts of things around the home not just wiping Arthur’s bottom so this was a bargain purchase and my final purchase from this range was a pack of hand and face wipes which are great for carrying around in your handbag when you have a messy toddler. I was pleased to see that Little Angels have bed mats and pull up pants for toilet training which could be very useful in the future once we start potty training as I’m sure we will have a few accidents along the way.
A number of my friends are currently pregnant so I’m sure the Little Angels mum range will be very useful to them in the next few months, there is a great range of maternity towels, disposable knickers and breast pads including washable ones.
The biggest surprise for me was the Little Angels laundry range, I actually almost missed this and it’s just by chance that I ventured up to the laundry aisle, there is a great range of detergent in liquid, gel, capsule and powder form and also a stain remover. I purchased 3 of the non-bio 20 wash liquids which were a very affordable £2 each and I can’t wait to share the results with you.
After spending longer than Arthur would have liked in the Little Angels section we moved on to the George at Asda section. I’ve never actually purchased anything from Asda before so was shocked at the low prices, I was surprised at the quality of some of the items and thought that the prices could not have been right. My favourite purchase was the two pairs of welly boots for £4, I almost spent £10 last week on 1 pair and I’m so glad I didn’t.
We picked up a 3 piece outfit for £12, a 3 pack of vests for £2.50, 2 long sleeve tops for £5 and an all in one for £5 which I will feature in an outfit post once Arthur has had a chance to wear everything.
I wasn’t sure how Arthur would react to a proper shopping experience, I usually do my shopping online or bit by bit in stores as I know he can get quite grumpy but on this occasion he loved it and he only got grouchy when it was time to put everything on the belt at the checkout.
I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on the Little Angel and George products once we have had a chance to try them out, if you have any favourites from the ranges that you think I should check out you can leave me a comment below or tweet me on twitter.
*Disclaimer – I received a gift voucher to spend in Asda, all thoughts remain my own and are honest and impartial*