When I was a first time Mum, I went along to quite a few baby groups, I listened to other parents advice, I watched how they did things and I mostly followed suit. So, when I saw them insisting that at the age of 2 we should be potty training, I just copied. I thought this was the way it was done. I very, very quickly realised that this was wrong. Jake wasn’t ready and after several attempts and lots of wet clothing later, I stopped pushing this challenge on him and left him to enjoy being a toddler. Continue reading “Why We Won’t Be Potty ‘Training’”
Did quarantine get you and the whole family down? While social distancing and staying at home are the most responsible things to do during this pandemic, it can feel restrictive when you are staying in one place for weeks. Parents know that kids are always the first ones to feel boredom, so they have to find ways to keep them occupied.
On-hand tabletop, card, and video games are fun at first, but the entertainment will eventually stale after a while when everyone has had their fill of playing several days in a row. Take this opportunity to teach moneymaking craft projects that are both fun and profitable. Continue reading “3 Profitable Craft Projects to Keep Kids Creative during Quarantine”
We made the switch to cloth nappies over 2 years ago now and I will still say that it was the best eco-friendly decision we have made to date. I am so happy that we have been using cloth full time since William was 6 months old and have completely moved away from disposables– I just wish I’d known about them with my first! Over the last couple of years, we have come to use a range of different nappy types and brands so when a brand new company comes to the table it is always an exciting time. It really does show that the reusable nappy industry is growing and that more and more parents are eager to become more eco-friendly. Continue reading “Hippynut Reusable Nappy Review”
Childhood asthma, also known as pediatric asthma, is the same as the adult lung disease but can be a little harder to define. Although it can be tough to predict if your child will develop asthma, there are certain leading predictors, including: Continue reading “How to Spot the Symptoms of Asthma in Children”
When it comes to making that leap from disposable nappies to cloth nappies, you won’t be surprised to hear that the ones who usually instigate this change are the Mums. You also won’t be surprised to hear that getting Dad on board with cloth nappies can be quite tricky. And this isn’t because men don’t care as much about the environment or about not having chemicals next to their baby’s skin, it is usually just simply because they tend to tackle things in a slightly different way. Men like facts and figures, they like to see the costs, they want to know that the change is going to benefit them and be worthwhile in the long term. Continue reading “How To Get A Reluctant Dad On Board With Cloth Nappies”
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Talking to your kids about environmental issues may seem like a tricky task. There is so much you could delve into, there are a lot of facts and figures plus there are some topics which may be upsetting. As much as it is important to raise these issues with them, it is also vital that you do it in a way that is interesting, fun and will have a lasting effect… In the right way, of course! Here are my own fun home learning activities which will help to teach your kids (and you too) about environmental issues whilst also finding things that you could do as family to help to improve them.
When you become a Mum one of the biggest and obvious changes to your body can be your hair. Every one of us will see very different results and not all will be positive but, as we know, our bodies and our hormones are ever-changing which can lead to a variety of issues including hair loss, hair weakness, greasy hair, dry hair, flat hair and out of control hair. But how do we cope with all of this on top of having a new baby? Here are few tips and tricks which should help you to deal with your new ‘Mum’ hair and some very easy and quick ways to change your hairstyle. Continue reading “How To Deal With Your New ‘Mum’ Hair”