One of my favourite hobbies is buying tired looking dolls from charity shops and giving them a makeover. I prefer not to buy new toys for Tiny as she has so much already and I hate the waste. I have a couple of rules - I never spend more than £2 and I avoid the … Continue reading Upcycling Preloved Dolls.
Like all 2.5 year olds Tiny is obsessed with Peppa Pig so after hearing how great Peppa Pig World was we decided to plan a mini trip there in the summer holidays as a treat. We went at the beginning of August and, although 30 degree heat can suck the joy from most things, we … Continue reading Review: Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s.
We never planned to use a dummy but Tiny's had a dummy since she was only a couple of weeks old. Contrary to what we were told by literally everyone babies do not stop drinking when they're full. Babies like to suck. It soothes them. Tiny used to drink until she threw up regularly. This … Continue reading Review: Pacifier Case by Baby Wings.
Everyone says babies just need their mum and love...which is true but here's some stuff they'll also need: 1. Clothes. All the prenatal tests tend to be a bit inaccurate about exactly how small your small human will be so it's a good idea to have some new born onesies as well as lots of … Continue reading The Essential Baby Shopping List.
It's always great to be able to work with a brand that you really believe in and I love the positive parenting message behind Isabella and Us. Let's face it - parenting is hard. It is wonderful and rewarding but it's also exhausting, terrifying and all consuming at times. We constantly celebrate the progress of … Continue reading Review: Isabella and Us Mummy Cards.
I started writing this bucket list when I went back to work full time and I was feeling really mopey about everything I was missing out on. I feel so lucky that I have the time to do a lot of this with Tiny now. Build Lego Have Afternoon Tea together Bake Make a Henry VIII … Continue reading My Pre School Bucket List.
So you're pregnant and b-day is approaching. Here are my thoughts on what to pack. Disclaimer - I only lived a 10 minute walk from the hospital so my bags might seem a bit lighter for that reason! I'd recommend packing your bag from 36 weeks as you never know when the small human might decide … Continue reading My Hospital Bag Packing List.
I love being asked to write reviews for products that I can use with my daughter and the new Willow and Wild box was no exception. The Willow and Wild subscription box is all about nature inspired fun and learning for 3 to 8 year olds, and I was gifted one to try with Tiny. … Continue reading Review: Willow and Wild Box.
We are all saddled with parent guilt at some point or other. The key is to not let it take over. I often wonder if our parents ever felt guilty for putting brandy on our gums, or letting us sleep in a carry cot in the boot of the Volvo estate car...probably not. If you're … Continue reading Parent Guilt
Changing mats are a must have for any parent. New-born babies need changed anywhere between 8 and 12 times a day, and most children go on to use nappies for over 2 years so it's important to have a decent changing mat as you're going to spend a lot of time with it. Before Tiny … Continue reading Review: Venosure Baby Changing Mat.