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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”

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”

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Our Visit to Little Play Town

The weather has been less than Spring like recently (to say the least) and as most of our usual indoor activities had been exhausted we found ourselves at a bit of a loss over what to do the other day. Then I remembered hearing about a new play place in Odiham, Hampshire. A friend had highly recommended that we visit Little Play Town because her children had such a great time so I set about looking it up online. 

Little Play Town is an indoor interactive play place for babies and children aged 1-6 years. It is very similar to Continue reading “Our Visit to Little Play Town”

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6 Fun Weekend Activities Your Kids Will Love

Keeping the children entertained during the weekend can sometimes feel like a difficult challenge. If you have run out of ideas on how to keep them occupied, you have come to the perfect place. Check out the six fun weekend activities your kids will love.

 

  1. Visit a Zoo

Your children will love seeing different animals at the zoo, such as elephants, monkeys, and tigers. Many zoos also offer an affordable family pass, so it can be a cheap day out. It’s bound to be an entertaining day that your children will remember for many years to come, and you could even buy them a keepsake from the gift store, so they will have a much-loved keepsake from the family day out.

 

  1. Book Tickets to a Theme Park

Your kids will bounce up and down once you tell them you’ve booked tickets to a fantastic theme park, such as Universal Orlando, Legoland, or SeaWorld. They will love riding roller coasters and watching family-friendly entertainment. It’s a thrilling activity they’re unlikely to forget in a hurry, so book tickets to a theme park at ticketsales.com.

 

  1. Go Rollerblading

Rollerblading can be a fun activity for all ages. It doesn’t matter if your child is 5 or 15, they will love putting on a pair of rollerblades and gliding from A to B. It’s, therefore, the ideal activity for all the family, and it can help improve everyone’s health and fitness levels. Yet, it’s important to provide them with protective gear to ensure they are safe whilst having fun, so they can reduce the risk of injury if they fall.

 

  1. Explore Exhibitions at a Local Museum

Museums can provide your kids with hours of fun, as they can explore different exhibits on different topics. It’s a fun and cultural activity that could support your child’s education, as they’ll learn plenty of interesting facts throughout the day. Most museums also offer special promotions, weekly discounts, and even free admission on specific days, so do a little research to time your visit well.

 

  1. Enjoy a Family Bike Ride

If your children spend far too much time on the couch during weekends, you should encourage everyone to go on a family bike ride. You, your partner, and the kids can cycle your way across the neighbourhood or through the local park, so you can each become more physical activity while enjoying some fresh air. Ensure your kids also have helmets on to ensure their safety while cycling and don’t forget to pack plenty of bottled water to avoid dehydration and increase their energy levels.

 

  1. Go on a Mini Road Trip

Pack a suitcase, grab the kids, and head off on a long weekend adventure. Write a bucket list of activities you want to experience throughout the weekend, so your children can visit different attractions and see new sights on your mini road trip. Don’t forget to book hotels in advance, so you will have a safe, comfortable place to stay each night on your travels.

 

*This is a collaborative post. For further information please refer to my disclosure page.

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The Importance of Sleep for Children… and You!!

As a parent, I reckon that around 95% of my conversations revolve around sleep (or lack of!) It’s funny, isn’t it? As soon as a baby is born we turn the parents and one of the first things we ask them is how are they sleeping? We continually look for solutions to supposed ‘sleep issues’, we heavily discuss it amongst our new Mum friends and spend hours working out which sleep tactics are the best. And so begins the never-ending cycle of talking about sleep… Continue reading “The Importance of Sleep for Children… and You!!”

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5 Top Tips to Beat Bedwetting

It is surprisingly common and yet, for many children (and their parents) nighttime bedwetting can be an embarrassing problem. HARTMANN Direct have come up with five top tips for helping you through the bedwetting stage.

Bedwetting in children is very common and a natural part of development Continue reading “5 Top Tips to Beat Bedwetting”

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Why I Was Wrong About Co-Sleeping

Before you become a parent you know it all, don’t you? I mean, how many times did you look at a parent and think my kid wouldn’t be stropping in the street like that, my kid will eat all their dinner, no fuss from my amazing imaginary children! My baby will be in a great routine from early on, oh and they will never, ever sleep in the bed with me. Yeah, this was me all over and I’m here to admit it because at the end of the day I had no clue, not one at all. I assumed far too much, I had never experienced the type of sleep deprivation that comes with children (only from drunken nights out!). I had never had a tiny person rely on me 24/7 and I never had to question every decision I made throughout the day– over and over and over again. Continue reading “Why I Was Wrong About Co-Sleeping”