Erin’s 1st Cinema Trip

A couple of weekends ago John and I took Erin on her very first cinema trip. I’d never planned on taking her to the cinema at 18 months old. I think in my head I had thought about it being when Erin was 3 or 4, or something like that. However, when I found out that Paw Patrol would be shown at Vue cinemas, I knew we had to take her. Paw Patrol is Erin’s favourite after all. When we got to the cinema Erin had no idea where we were or what was going on. When we got her

9 Tips To Transition From Cot To Toddler Bed

Months and months ago we bought Erin’s toddler bed. I planned on Erin using it nearly as soon as it arrived. I realised though that she wasn’t quite ready at that point in time. She had been going through a rough time when it came to sleeping and was barely sleeping for more than a couple of hours at a time. We were still also co-sleeping kind of and napping together in the day. Last month we started solo napping though and Erin transitioned really well. We introduced Erin to her bed as soon as it was put together and

Choosing the perfect bed for a dream bedroom

At the moment, Erin’s bedroom is very neutral. I started decorating way before she was born and also before we knew that she would be a girl. Her walls are a sort of truffle colour and her furniture is white. I went with white because I knew that it would match any theme we choose later down the line. Now that Erin FINALLY sleeps on her own, we are faced with moving her from a cot to a cot bed. This has gotten me thinking about how I would like her room to be when she’s a bit older! When

Solo naps and how to spend the time!

Erin is 17 months old and something big happened this month. She now naps on her own! I’ll get to why soon but right now, I’m dealing with solo naps and how to spend the time! Erin was born by emergency section and I ended up with a 2nd surgery a week later. Due to this, my recovery was super slow and I couldn’t really get up and about a lot with Erin during those first couple of months. She hated her moses basket during the day so I ended up letting her sleep on me. I sort of never

Tuff Tray Play: Playdoh

It’s been a couple of months now since we’ve had our Tuff Tray. I hate to say it but we haven’t used it nearly enough. However, not long ago we did try to introduce Erin to Playdoh and this is how it went! Seeing as Erin had never seen or played with Playdoh before we didn’t go for anything too complicated. In fact, I did the most simple thing I could think of. I gave Erin a tub of Playdoh and let her figure it out. Erin was very unsure about the Playdoh to start off with. She was more

Ditching the high chair

Erin was born premature which meant that a regular high chair was far too big for her when we started weaning. I spent ages and ages looking at other options and I finally decided on the Chicco Polly Magic High Chair. This was amazing for Erin when she was still so small but over the last four or five months maybe, she’s really grown to hate it. I have no idea why. The minute you put her in it she got annoyed, cried and sometimes even screamed. It has made meal times quite hard at times. Sometimes she would flat

Erin 14 month update!

Wow. Where did February go? I can’t believe it’s March already and Erin is 14 months old already. Here’s how she’s been doing over the last month. Movement Last month Erin really learned how to walk/ Since then, she hasn’t stopped. She runs around like a little maniac now. She’s very independent and is quite happy to run around the house on her own and doesn’t like it if you hover over her. Not only is Erin running around but she’s climbing as well. The other week I went for a wee (our toilet is under the stairs) and left

Kids’ Prints Tree & Owl Wall Sticker

Something John and I have been working on this month is finally getting Erin’s bedroom completely finished. We’re not there yet but furniture has been ordered and a handyman has been booked to do a few bits. The walls not taken up by furniture were looking quite bare though and seeing as the room is already very neutral, I felt like it needed something that stood out. Luckily, Kids’ Prints were there to help us out! Erin’s bedroom has a woodland theme so I had to pick the Abstract Tree with 3 Owls. This wall sticker comes in three different