Taking our first steps with Dotty Fish, a review

Review: Taking Our First Steps With Dotty Fish

As an ex-shoe shop manager, I have a thing about shoes. For starters, I love them! I have always owned far too many (much to the husband’s dismay) and I have always been drawn to great quality over cheap, throwaway items and gorgeous designs will get me every time. So, when my first child, Jake, began to walk it was inevitable that I would want well-fitting shoes, which would protect his feet, allow for growth and last. I am an advocate of good foot health and ensuring that your child’s feet are well-looked after from day one which is why he has never been put in anything that may jeopardise this. Continue reading “Review: Taking Our First Steps With Dotty Fish”

Turtle Tots swimming lessons #bringonthesmiles

Our Turtle Tots Journey So Far #bringonthesmiles

I still cannot believe that we were lucky enough to be picked as this year’s Brand Ambassadors for Turtle Tots and I am very proud that we get to represent them. We have now completed three weeks of lessons so I thought I would let you have a peek at what we have been doing, what William is learning and our general thoughts of Turtle Tots swimming. Continue reading “Our Turtle Tots Journey So Far #bringonthesmiles”

messy me splash mat and bib review

Messy Me Splash Mat and Bib Review

Weaning has begun in our household and it’s messy! My first child, Jake, was a fusspot from day one. He only liked pureed food, he would even turn his nose up at some of those flavours and he was a choker… sigh, how does a baby choke on puree?! William, however, has proved he is the complete opposite from day one. He showed us he wanted food and he has certainly made it clear that pureed is ok but proper food is brilliant! He chomps away on anything and so far hasn’t shown any dislike for tastes or textures. The only downside is the extra mess I’ve been experiencing all over the floor, highchair and on him! So, when Messy Me asked me to review a splash mat and bib, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Continue reading “Messy Me Splash Mat and Bib Review”

My name tags review and giveaway

My Name Tags Review and Giveaway!

School is fast approaching (sob) and we have been very busy these last few weeks with school rhyme time sessions, parents evenings, planning our route and preparing Jake for leaving his preschool friends and making new ones. I think he’s fine… it’s Mummy who’s not! One of my biggest mental hurdles I need to overcome is the idea of doing a school run 5 days a week, we can just about manage 3 at the moment and with William trying to get moving it could be a bit of a juggle come September! However, I need to get my organisational head on Continue reading “My Name Tags Review and Giveaway!”

our photobook

My Picture Photobook Review and Giveaway

Our journey with William has been an interesting one, to say the least. Born at just 32 weeks, weighing 4lb 2oz and having to spend the first few weeks of his life in NICU was emotional, overwhelming and a huge learning curve. When he was allowed home it was the most amazing moment for all of us as a family, especially as it was just before Christmas and Jake’s birthday. However, I really don’t want to look back at his journey with sadness, instead, I want to celebrate how far he’s come and how lucky we are to have him here home with us. I love photos and was originally thinking about creating an album but when My-picture.co.uk asked me to review one of their photobooks it couldn’t have come at a better time!  Continue reading “My Picture Photobook Review and Giveaway”

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”

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”