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Encouraging Better Toddler Eating with Clever Grip Cutlery

 

As you will know from some of my Facebook posts, dinner time can be a real struggle in our household. Breakfast can go down a treat and can even last all morning, lunch is usually a healthy selection of finger foods which includes meat, cheese, fruit and so on but dinner time? That is a whole other ball game! Hot meals are not Jake’s favourite and trying new foods is a battle I have started to despise at 5pm. I’m not sure why this has occured but he has always been a very choky child and has always had issues with different textures so I think it has become a natural progression over the last couple of years. Continue reading “Encouraging Better Toddler Eating with Clever Grip Cutlery”

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When Your Boy Really Turns into a Boy!

We’ve gradually made our way through the stages. The terrible two’s weren’t too bad and I would have to say this threenager stage has been much worse but now I have found myself wandering into new territory, a place where my child is testing and pushing boundaries more than he ever has done before. Yep, Jake is turning into a proper boy!

It’s been a change over the last 2 weeks and Continue reading “When Your Boy Really Turns into a Boy!”

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The Differences Between a Three-Year-Old and a Two-Year-Old

As a first time parent, it can be easy to get swept along with the milestone charts, the opinions of others, the ‘I did it this way’ advice and listening to never ending cycle of those magical words ‘it gets easier’. What many people fail to mention is that the newborn bit is actually the easiest part – so straight away you are being led into a false sense of security that it will become easier. I will be honest with you though, it won’t, it will become more challenging… sorry. Yet one of the most spoken about phases Continue reading “The Differences Between a Three-Year-Old and a Two-Year-Old”

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Has Yours Reached “Toddlerdom” Yet?!

*Definition*

Toddlerdom- The term used to describe the final transition from cute baby to full blown crazy toddler.

Not quite yet in the Oxford English Dictionary but I am pretty sure the term will catch on!

Do you remember when your little bundle of joy was just that? A teeny bundle plus a joy! If that seems a distant memory Continue reading “Has Yours Reached “Toddlerdom” Yet?!”

mum and child on a boat in Zante

The Experience of Taking a Toddler Abroad

If you follow my blog and facebook page you will be aware that we recently travelled to Zante for a two week holiday to watch my sister get married. Taking Jake abroad was one experience we hadn’t wanted to do until he was a little bit older as we were concerned about taking him on plane being so young, we were unsure Continue reading “The Experience of Taking a Toddler Abroad”

collage of family on a plane flying to Zante

Top tips for flying with your child

As I write this I am sat happily and safely in a villa in Zante. I say safely because I can admit that a small part of me was bricking it about flying after so many recent devastating events which have happened all over the world. Maybe I wouldn’t have been quite so concerned if I didn’t have a child; it does seem as though dangers are now much more heightened in my mind with having a little person to protect.

Anyway, we are here and Jake’s first Continue reading “Top tips for flying with your child”

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A Day as a Toddler

Imagine your how your day would go if you acted it out as a toddler. I watch my son every day and am drawn into his world of innocence, cheekiness, fun and drama and I just wonder how much more enjoyment adults would get if it was ‘acceptable’ to behave differently. This is how I imagine my day would go: Continue reading “A Day as a Toddler”