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Flying with a Baby Checklist

We are about to embark on our very first holiday abroad with a baby. We first took Jake aged 2 and even though he was still in nappies, he had far fewer needs. As long as he had toys, games and stickers he was a happy boy! So, this year he is 4 and the tablet is probably going to be played the entire time (if he has his way!) but William is just 5 months which has made me feel a little more anxious. But to combat this I have done my research and this is my flying with a baby checklist: Continue reading “Flying with a Baby Checklist”

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We are Turtle Tots Ambassadors! #bringonthesmiles

It is official, I can finally shout it from the rooftops “We are Turtle Tots Ambassadors!” and I have been dying to tell you all for weeks now. But I had to wait (along with 5 other eager bloggers from around the country) until the official announcement day on the May 1st. Continue reading “We are Turtle Tots Ambassadors! #bringonthesmiles”

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How I Solved my Baby’s Colic and Reflux Problem

If you have followed William’s journey, you will know that soon after coming home from the hospital he began to suffer from colic and reflux. Jake never had these problems so everything I was seeing and experiencing was all completely new to me. I had heard of parents pacing the floor all night but until I had William I honestly never had a clue how bad things could be. I was shattered. I felt defeated by the lack of sleep and the endless crying and being told by doctors that ‘it’s just colic’ wasn’t enough for me. I’m not one to sit back and wait for things to work themselves out, especially when it comes to health. I need to be actively finding a solution, looking for tips, doing anything to help my children and just waiting for him to grow out of it all was never an option.  Continue reading “How I Solved my Baby’s Colic and Reflux Problem”

mini first aid Berkshire review

Mini First Aid Berkshire Review

First aid training for babies and children was something I had always wanted to do but with the arrival of Jake and the whirlwind of becoming a first time Mother it meant it became one of those things I just kept (naughtily) putting off. Then when William arrived 8 weeks early, it seemed to be the only thing I could think about. My perspective on child emergency care had vastly changed and when he was allowed to come home with us after 3 weeks in NICU, I was extremely nervous that something would happen and I wouldn’t know what to do. The hospital were amazing and provided us with basic CPR and choking knowledge before his discharge but I felt that I needed more in-depth training which would cover other possible accidents or medical situations, so when Alison from Mini First Aid Berkshire got in touch about attending one of her 2 hour classes, I jumped at the chance. Continue reading “Mini First Aid Berkshire Review”

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School Days Are Coming… And I’m not Ready

Dear son,

This week was a biggie. We found out your school place and even though the build-up has been coming for months, I wasn’t expecting to feel this way. When we viewed the schools I was excited for something new but over the weekend I had a sinking feeling begin to grow in the pit of my stomach and as soon as I scanned my eyes over that long-awaited email I felt sad. Continue reading “School Days Are Coming… And I’m not Ready”

wicked uncle review of mini-adventurer toys

Perfect Toys for Your Mini-Adventurers: A Wicked Uncle Review

Getting out and about is one of the things we love to do as a family. Jake has always been energetic and never one for staying still so we have had to discover plenty of ways to keep him both physically and mentally busy. As with all children, Jake goes through phases of what he likes but right now he is very much into anything with army print and involves role-playing. Having already heard of Wicked Uncle and knowing how vast their range of children’s toys is, I was very happy to be asked to review some items of my choice. Continue reading “Perfect Toys for Your Mini-Adventurers: A Wicked Uncle Review”

Celebrate Global Child Nutrition Month

April is Global Child Nutrition Month, focused on raising awareness and funds for school meal programs in developing nations. As a mother of a four-year-old, I know just how important a full belly is for Jake’s attitude, his behaviour, and his attention span. So imagining how a child’s day at school is impacted when they haven’t had breakfast or don’t know where their next meal will come from is simple. Adequate nutrition is essential for learning and childhood development. Continue reading “Celebrate Global Child Nutrition Month”