Picture the scene, it might be familiar. It’s stupid o’clock in the morning and you hear little footsteps pitter-pattering along the landing. The door opens and a small, pyjama-clad person demands your attention. You want nothing more than to roll over and go back to sleep. But parent guilt screams at you not to turn the television on. Now there’s a solution – and it’s beautiful.
Introducing the VQ Emma Bridgewater Retro Mini DAB radio
On long car journeys, the girls love listening to children’s radio or an audio book. They’re big fans of Julia Donaldson and cBeebies radio. It’s perfect for entertaining them without them being stuck in front of a screen. And yet at home, it had never crossed my mind to give them a radio.
That is until VQ asked if we’d like to try out one of these beautiful Emma Bridgewater design Retro Mini DAB radios. And an idea crossed my mind.
These gorgeous radios will be on special offer on Black Friday, reduced from £89.99 down to £69.99 on the Emma Bridgewater website. Their retro design belies their modern interior. You can tune in to DAB, DAB+ and FM radio. This brings with it the availability of the Fun Kids Radio station. This is perfect for the daytime, but it can be a bit lively for just before bed. So, we’ve explored some of the radio’s other features.
This adorable little radio is available in a Dancing Mice or Men at Work design. And the only thing my girls love about it more than the way it looks is the bluetooth feature. Because they can listen to anything they want on it. Whether it’s an audio book, cBeebies radio, podcast or songs from Spotify. Anything that’s available on our phones or the iPad can be streamed to the radio.
What’s more, it works on both mains and battery power. It’s ideal for both listening at home, or taking on road trips or even just out in the garden without the hassle of an extension lead. And if you want to listen to FM radio, just pull up the aerial to get a great signal.
The changing face of our mornings
Now, instead of agonising over whether to let the girls have screen time in the mornings, they have their radio. They can either stay in bed and listen to it, or play together with it on in the background. I’ve even said they can listen to it in the evenings when they’re going to sleep. I can set a timer and they drift off to sleep with it on.
Win TWO VQ Emma Bridgewater Retro Mini DAB radios
If, like me, you’re blown away by the gorgeous retro design and the modern features of these radios, you can enter to win two of them! One lucky reader will win two radios – one to keep for themselves and one for a friend. You can choose between the Dancing Mice or Men at Work designs. These would make the perfect Christmas gift but you definitely won’t want to give them away, so winning two is an ideal solution. Here is a photo of the Men at Work radio to make it easier for you to decide which one to choose! Photo courtesy of VQ.
You can enter using the Rafflecopter below. Please read my competition terms and conditions before entering. Don’t forget to check out my other competitions too, there are some brilliant prizes up for grabs.