FunPod Review and Magic Craft Bundle Giveaway

Biggest enjoys the FunPod from Little Helper

Little Helper offer a range of brilliant kid-friendly furniture that help your child to get creative and have fun while staying safe. We were lucky enough to try out the FunPod – a multi-functional kitchen and craft safety stand that comes in a version that doubles up as a high-chair. The FunPod High-Chair is a pretty nifty piece of kit. Both Biggest and Littlest loved it and have been using several of its functions.

In addition, we are giving away a brilliant Magic Craft Bundle from Little Helper – just the thing to get your little ones imaginations and creative sides buzzing. Please see the Rafflecopter below for details as to how to enter the competition.

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FunPod High-Chair Review

 

The brilliant thing about the FunPod High-Chair is that is is actually five products in one. It can be used as a safety stand in the kitchen, a conventional high-chair, a low chair, can be used with or without the tray AND it is entirely height adjustable. This means it can be used with bigger kids and babies alike from six months to five years. Biggest is getting the most use from using the pod to help in the kitchen. We made the delicious and simple Festive Gingerbread Recipe from Laura at Life with Baby Kicks and Biggest absolutely loved helping out in the FunPod –

Biggest mixing gingerbread dough in the FunPod

Mixing in the FunPod

Cutting cookies in the Funpod

Biggest looks at the final product from the FunPod

For us, the extra stability and safety than the FunPod provides is invaluable. Biggest has delayed fine and gross motor skills relating to his autism and probable dyspraxia. This means he has poor balance and he finds climbing on to steps and maintaining balance very difficult. The FunPod removed this problem entirely and, as a result, he was able to enjoy baking with me for the first time. He did not become distressed or uncomfortable once. We spent a wonderful afternoon and I hope it is the first of many. I will certainly remember it for a long time.

Littlest is using the other functions of the chair more at the moment, though she has used the safety stand a few times too. She most enjoys using the stand alone low-level chair, as is enables her to colour and craft in different locations easily. The high-chair function is also great as the overall pod is so sturdy and secure.

Littlest using the FunPod safety stand

Littlest using the FunPod as a low standing chair

Littlest using the FunPod High-Chair

Verdict

The FunPod High-Chair is great. It’s well-made, sturdy, and all the functions work brilliantly. I would say there is only one real disadvantage, and that is the price. The high-chair version retails at £219.19. I agree, this is a lot. However, many stylish wooden high-chairs are priced similarly. In addition, the fact that the FunPod can be used from six months right up to five years, and the fact that it has several uses, means that you could get A LOT of use and value for money from the product. If you have two children who are a few years apart, you could conceivably use it for many years.

Little Helper also sell the FunPod without the high-chair attachment, in a range of colours, for the lower price of £117.99.

Magic Craft Bundle Giveaway 

Little Helper also sell a range of excellent craft materials to get your little ones interested in imaginative play. We are very excited to give one reader the opportunity to win a selection. The Magic Craft Bundle from includes:

  • Magic wipe washable crayons which wipe off with a damp cloth
  • Little Helper Marvellous Maize/Mais Pack of Multi-coloured Noodles/Shapes craft Set – 100 pcs. To create endless objects, you simply add a little water to your sponge pad, wet each end and stick together – easy peasy mess-free fun.
  • Magic Mouldable Sand 1 kg pack with Plastic Tray, 14 Moulds, Rollers & Cutters.

Magic Craft Bundle

Magic Craft Bundle

If you would like to win the craft bundle shown above, simply enter the Rafflecopter competition below. Please note, the competition is only open to mainland UK residents (NI and Channel Islands etc. are excluded). The closing date is midnight on the 11th of January. Please see the Rafflecopter terms and conditions for full details.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Please note, we were gifted a FunPod High-Chair for the purposes of this review. All words and opinions are my own.*

114 Comments

  1. Katie
    1st January 2017 / 9:53 am

    I’m entering this for my niece. This would be perfect for her as she’s just discovered play dough and loves it! I think she’d love this too 🙂

  2. caroline walliss
    1st January 2017 / 10:19 am

    We would use FunPod for making some yummy food snacks.x

  3. Peter Watson
    1st January 2017 / 10:27 am

    The Fun Pod would be for my grandaughter.She loves learning and fun.

  4. Tracy Nixon
    1st January 2017 / 10:32 am

    I would use the fun pod for baking and crafting! I love make little buns with my little ones and printing too!

  5. Kerry Locke
    1st January 2017 / 10:53 am

    It is perfect for getting little ones involved in baking

  6. debbie smith
    1st January 2017 / 11:06 am

    we love making paper mache figures such as dinosaurs wonderful giveaway thank you xx

  7. Lorraine Tinsley
    1st January 2017 / 11:09 am

    I would use the fun pod for baking and crafting with my kids as they love it.

  8. bex allum
    1st January 2017 / 11:12 am

    We’d use this for cooking, as a childminder I have lots of little ones who would enjoy being up near the worktop with me.

  9. IAIN MACIVER
    1st January 2017 / 11:12 am

    baking and crafting amazing giveaway

  10. janine atkin
    1st January 2017 / 11:25 am

    baking with my nephew 🙂

  11. Harline parkin
    1st January 2017 / 11:56 am

    Id use it for baking with my grandchildren and I’d love to do some crafting

  12. Lorraine Stone
    1st January 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Messy crafting, paints, glitter and glue, Can’t beat it. My little niece and nephew would love this.

  13. Tracy Hanley
    1st January 2017 / 12:43 pm

    We love finger painting ,making things with playdoh

  14. Amy Fidler
    1st January 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Baking and making cards x

  15. Rachael Ashmore
    1st January 2017 / 2:03 pm

    I am.entering this competition for my children as they love all sorts of crafts. They spend hours drawing and colouring and they love cooking and baking with me 😇

  16. Emma
    1st January 2017 / 2:09 pm

    We would use the funpod for baking, it sounds great!

  17. Ms Suan Watts
    1st January 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I’d use it for baking with my grandson

  18. Nicola Doherty
    1st January 2017 / 2:41 pm

    I would use the FunPod with my daughter! She loves helping out in the kitchen and helping mummy or daddy when they are baking! I love its design! Our favourite family crafts usually involve painting or playdoh! We love painting little ceramics and i keep a keen eye looking for them in the local pound shops! We got magic sand from Santa and waiting for a rainy day to get into that !! I don’t know who likes the crafts more me or them !!!

  19. Alix Smith
    1st January 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I would use it so my little ones can safely help with the baking – what a fab prize!!

    • Someone's Mum
      1st January 2017 / 6:24 pm

      You do realise the fun pod isn’t the prize right? 😊

      • Alix Smith
        2nd January 2017 / 8:29 am

        Oops sorry! the magic craft bundle looks fab too – always looking for new crafty things to do with my 3 year old & 1 year old.

  20. Kim Styles
    1st January 2017 / 6:26 pm

    baking with my niece and nephew -fun times!!!

  21. Angela Treadway
    1st January 2017 / 6:57 pm

    we enjoy playdoh and quixels x

  22. Susan Smith
    1st January 2017 / 7:01 pm

    We love to bake and make things we collect from the beach and woods

  23. Becky Yeomans
    1st January 2017 / 7:52 pm

    We love play doh, painting and baking chocolate chip cookies!

  24. Victoria Allum
    1st January 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I would like to use the fun pod as a highchair and a crafting table for my baby daughter. Great prize. Tanks for running 🙂

  25. Lucy mackcracken
    1st January 2017 / 8:13 pm

    What a great review.
    The giveaway would be fantastic to keep little people busy on soggy winter days!

  26. Martina Pichova
    1st January 2017 / 8:16 pm

    We like baking muffins and simple biscuits – FunPod sounds great for that. My kids are not that clumsy but can be all over the place in the kitchen and the FunPod would keep them safe.

  27. emma walters
    1st January 2017 / 8:25 pm

    my boys love play doh and painting 🙂

  28. jessica woods
    1st January 2017 / 8:43 pm

    My son would love this without a doubt happy new year 🎉🎉🎉

  29. aj
    1st January 2017 / 9:10 pm

    we love making a mess, this is what the best memories are made of.

  30. Rebecca Smith
    1st January 2017 / 9:28 pm

    i would use one for my son harry to eat and create in. My children love baking, playing with dough and painting

  31. 1st January 2017 / 10:44 pm

    It would be great for baking with my niece

  32. Solange
    1st January 2017 / 10:51 pm

    I would use a FunPod for baking. My favourite creative activities to do with kids is painting.

  33. 1st January 2017 / 10:53 pm

    The FunPod looks great, if only my kitchen wasn’t so small! I would probably use it to bake yet another Peppa Pig cupcake mixture haha!
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway 🙂

  34. Farhana
    1st January 2017 / 11:40 pm

    This would be great for my kids fav albeit messy activity : Playdough sessions

  35. michelle o'neill
    2nd January 2017 / 7:17 am

    me and my grandaughter love baking x

  36. Deborah Clarke
    2nd January 2017 / 8:24 am

    Would be perfect for baking and crafting with the grandkids when im on babysitting duty

  37. Ruth Harwood
    2nd January 2017 / 10:10 am

    Our fave activity is painting and drawing!

  38. 2nd January 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Looks so much safer than balancing the toddler on a chair!

  39. Rebekah Jones
    2nd January 2017 / 6:21 pm

    The funpod would be for my sister and her daughter(my neice) … she is just two and loves baking, crafting and sitting up at the big table with mummy. The craft bundle would be for my daughters and I .. They are both ASD and love to craft!!

  40. Margaret Gallagher
    2nd January 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Wow wed use for baking and painting
    Great to get creative and have fun too

  41. Lynsey Buchanan
    3rd January 2017 / 6:27 am

    We would use them for baking which is an activity we love doing at home.

  42. Katie Yates
    3rd January 2017 / 9:00 am

    We would use the funpod for helping my little boy feel a bit more independant and letting him help make his meals ie breakfast, sandwiches, baking etc. He loves helping in the kitchen but i’m very wary of allowing him so this would make is so much easier and safe.

  43. sharon stanley
    3rd January 2017 / 12:59 pm

    I love doing arts and crafts with the girls, they are 6,8 and 14 and all love getting their hands dirty with paints and clay and papier mache.

  44. LAURA WHEATLEY
    3rd January 2017 / 4:00 pm

    we love baking, and yesterday we did something a bit different, we made bath bombs

  45. Rich Tyler
    3rd January 2017 / 4:23 pm

    For dinners, drawing, play doh, reading, list is endless!

  46. Olivia Kirby
    3rd January 2017 / 5:05 pm

    It’d be good for baking. We love to bake and make gifts.

  47. Sarah Mackay
    3rd January 2017 / 10:56 pm

    Baking with my niece

  48. 4th January 2017 / 12:45 am

    We love baking, but we also do many different kinds of crafts!

  49. Jules Eley
    4th January 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Baking as the kids love it, I do confess to being a bit of a control freak though 😉

  50. Jo Hutchinson
    5th January 2017 / 1:17 am

    The fun pod would be great for baking together. We all like making biscuits.

  51. Carly Belsey
    5th January 2017 / 4:34 am

    What a wonderful idea! My daughter likes to help me do everything in the kitchen so we would use it so she can be my helper easily!

  52. Rebecca mercer
    5th January 2017 / 6:33 am

    I’d use it for baking my kids love to bake

  53. Ella L
    5th January 2017 / 11:22 am

    would find this extremely useful for cooking with Archie

  54. Diane Waugh
    5th January 2017 / 1:12 pm

    I would use this for baking with my kids

  55. Louise Burgess
    5th January 2017 / 5:18 pm

    intresting post, looks like lots of fun

  56. Kristy L Brown
    5th January 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I would use it when baking with my nieces and nephews

  57. Katie Skeoch
    5th January 2017 / 10:43 pm

    For all sorts of arts & crafts. We love making cardboard box world’s & robots!

  58. Kimberley Ryan
    6th January 2017 / 12:09 pm

    my little ones love play dough, painting and modelling

  59. Pamela Gossage
    6th January 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I would give it to my youngest grandchild for when he bakes with his mummy

  60. Anthea Holloway
    6th January 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I would use it for my little granddaughter when we are playing with PlayDoh together.

  61. sherri hough
    6th January 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I would use it with my two little nieces to bake and paint stuff!
    I like to take them on walks finding things we can do craft bits with, like leaves in pretty colours and shapes

  62. Emma Salter
    6th January 2017 / 10:10 pm

    I would use this to do activities when I babysit my close friends new baby.

  63. Vicky Hawkins
    7th January 2017 / 8:42 pm

    To help with the cooking

  64. Fiona Rennie
    7th January 2017 / 10:41 pm

    I would use it in the kitchen as we love to bake cookies together

  65. claire griffiths
    8th January 2017 / 1:20 am

    baking and crafts

  66. Sharon Lou Johnson
    8th January 2017 / 1:59 pm

    would be awesome for my girl whos in a back brace 23 hours a day, this would be ideal in the kitchen as there would be no danger to her x

  67. gemma middleton
    8th January 2017 / 3:26 pm

    We would probably use it to create some funky food!

  68. justine meyer
    8th January 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I would use it for when we do baking x

  69. Sarah Hanson
    9th January 2017 / 11:35 am

    Baking with my daughter

  70. 9th January 2017 / 6:24 pm

    We had a Funpod (still got it in fact, need to sell it) and used it a lot when my son was younger. He was always keen to help and watch with the cooking and it was the only safe way to do it. Chairs just weren’t safe.

  71. Sheri Darby
    9th January 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Great idea when cooking

  72. Petra Hora
    9th January 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I would use it in the kitchen as my little one wants to help me all the time.

  73. Lisa Wilkinson
    10th January 2017 / 9:05 am

    I would use it to bake with my little girl

  74. Sam Parkes
    10th January 2017 / 11:35 am

    We would use the fun pod for baking and crafting. Love craft activities my daughters favourite is playdough and painting.

  75. jen s morgan
    10th January 2017 / 11:48 am

    I would use for baking kids love to do that so would be real fun x

  76. Dominique Clarke
    10th January 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Me and my Daughter are forever making things from paper mache but she also recently become obsessed with digging dinosaur bones/fossils from inside blocks of hard chalk. They come with a small chisel and brush to get them out.. can be messy but she absolutely loves it

  77. Melissa Crowe
    10th January 2017 / 7:27 pm

    My two boys would love, both enjoyed making crafts and painting.

  78. Emma Pascoe
    10th January 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Baking with my son and making dinner with my daughter 🙂 xx

  79. Kate Knight
    10th January 2017 / 8:31 pm

    baking with my son

  80. LEE HARDY
    10th January 2017 / 8:42 pm

    My daughter loves drawing & creating her own stories.

  81. Louise Ryves
    10th January 2017 / 8:55 pm

    We would use the funpod for cooking

  82. Deborah Mackenzie
    10th January 2017 / 9:41 pm

    My great niece loves craft play and likes making things. Her little sister is right by her and they often squabble as she interferes!

  83. 10th January 2017 / 9:52 pm

    to help the twins reach the kitchen cupboards for when we do baking, but then I would need 2.

  84. paula cheadle
    10th January 2017 / 10:48 pm

    I wold use this with my youngest as she loves making things

  85. Tee simpson
    10th January 2017 / 10:55 pm

    The fun pod would be used for baking. We love making owls as thats my daughters favourite animal

  86. Laura Harrison
    11th January 2017 / 12:09 am

    My nephew would use it as a crafting table. Thank you for the chance xx

  87. Sadiyya maryam
    11th January 2017 / 1:00 am

    This would be lovely to use with my daughter. We would do baking and craft activities.

  88. Jane Middleton
    11th January 2017 / 1:03 am

    painting and making 3D models from cardboard

  89. KARL BOROWY
    11th January 2017 / 1:37 am

    keep grandson occupied

  90. Lucy Chester
    11th January 2017 / 7:16 am

    My son loves baking especially eating the product 🙂

  91. A.E. ADKINS
    11th January 2017 / 8:24 am

    We would use a Fun pod to involve the whole family in crafts & baking which we all enjoy

  92. Susan B
    11th January 2017 / 8:56 am

    I would use it for the children’s teeth brushing and ‘helping’ in the kitchen with baking, feeding the cats and washing up.

  93. kim neville
    11th January 2017 / 9:42 am

    my son would use when we are cooking or helping in kitchen. We like making personal cards

  94. Pauline Black
    11th January 2017 / 9:45 am

    My grandson would love this! Especially the sand! Perfect for his weekend sleepovers

  95. lynn neal
    11th January 2017 / 10:43 am

    I would use the fun pod in the kitchen for shared baking activities!

  96. Rebecca roberts
    11th January 2017 / 10:55 am

    I’d use it for baking and our favourite craft things to do is just that baking

  97. Maria Jane Knight
    11th January 2017 / 10:57 am

    We would use the fun-pod for baking.

  98. Val Pownall
    11th January 2017 / 11:14 am

    It would be perfect for our youngest so we we can all bake in safety without standing on wobbly steps. Ideal for our fabulous art and craft sessions too.

  99. Dawn Samples
    11th January 2017 / 11:48 am

    I would use it for my son who loves play dough and sticking. We also enjoy baking x

  100. Nicki simpson
    11th January 2017 / 12:05 pm

    I would get so much use out of the fun pod as my daughter is obsessed with crafty things, she loves it all even just drawing x

  101. Danielle Graves
    11th January 2017 / 3:23 pm

    I’d do similar to you and use it so I could cook and bake with my son, he usually ends up sitting on my knee which isn’t very practical or safe.

  102. Natalie Crossan
    11th January 2017 / 3:55 pm

    Finger painting 🙂 xxx

  103. Caroline Smith
    11th January 2017 / 6:32 pm

    All my girls love baking but the youngest is too small to reach the top of the worktops – this would be great for her so she feels like she isn’t left out!

  104. Fiona jk42
    11th January 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I would use the FunPod for crafting activities with my granddaughter. She got a tub of craft items for Christmas and loves sticking sequins, felt shapes, pompoms, twigs and other things onto paper. The results are a bit random as she’s not quite 2 years old, but she really enjoys the activity.

  105. Diana
    11th January 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Baking biscuits with my daughter 🙂

  106. John Jewett
    11th January 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Whatever takes our fancy

  107. Nancy Bradford
    11th January 2017 / 8:43 pm

    It would be great to use it as a crafting and creativity centre x

  108. Kat Glynn
    11th January 2017 / 8:43 pm

    We love all sorts of different crafts, and I would let my son make whatever he wanted with the kit…freedom to create! x

  109. 11th January 2017 / 10:33 pm

    I would have my little one help me out with baking more, she loves to watch but I feel uneasy with her stood on a chair. We love to bake!

  110. Leanne Bell
    11th January 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Baking and water play in the kitchen. Thanks for the chance x

  111. Helen Moulden
    21st January 2017 / 11:34 pm

    The Fun Pod looks brilliant. What a great idea!

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