The Mum Who Loved Baby Classes

Erin is nearly 2 and it has been quite some time since we stopped going to any baby classes or groups. We stopped going to our last one, Music in Motion a while ago now. That one in particular runs past toddler age but Erin’s nap times were making going impossible so we were just throwing money away pretty much. The thing about baby classes is always having something fun to do with your child. We used to go to Baby Sensory and Baby Yoga, as well as swimming. I used to love having something planned two or three days

Making Bath Time Fun & Giveaway

Erin has had a bit of a strange relationship with bath time in her 10 months. When she was newborn she absolutely hated baths. She would scream so loud that next door heard her. Then, she started to realise baths could be fun and that she could splash about. Now it’s all changed again! In an attempt to make bath time more fun for Erin we turned to NubyUK for some help. The first bath toys we tried were the Nuby Squirters Bath Time Toys. These are suitable from 3 months and cost £7.99 for a pack of 8. The squirters are a

The influence of a best friend

A good while back now I wrote about Erin making best friends at such a young age. As we go to quite a few baby classes we get to see some people and their children more than others. Someone we see a lot is Megan and Noah, Erin’s best friend. Now that Erin and Noah are coming up to being 9 months old they really seem to recognise one another. For weeks Erin has immediately wanted to get to Noah when she has realised he was there. Back in July she would try to climb over me to get to

The sacrifices we make

My mum came to stay recently and we got to talking about the classes that Erin attends during the week. A friend had asked how we manage to afford so many classes. As a mum themselves, she knows they don’t come cheap! Currently, Erin goes to four different baby classes each week. These are as follows: Monday – Swimming (£91 a term; about 12 weeks) Tuesday – Baby Yoga (£30 for 6 weeks) Wednesday – Music in Motion (£40 for 12 weeks) Friday – Baby Sensory (£70 for 10 weeks) For roughly 12 weeks of everything that comes to a massive £261! Now, as we have

Playing with an 8 month old

Erin is turning 8 months old in a couple of days. She has changed so much in the past couple of weeks. One thing I have noticed more than anything is what she is and isn’t interested in any more. I’ve also realised that playing with an 8 month old is hard! Erin has loads of toys. She always has done. We’re very lucky that there is a children’s charity shop around the corner from where we live. We manage to pick up new toys for only 30p-50p a time so Erin has been a bit spoiled. Just recently it

Product review: Kidloland App

Before hearing about this product, I can’t say that I was planning on using technology to entertain Erin. Well, not quite yet anyway. However, Erin is really interested in my phone because it’s bright so the Kidloland App sounded perfect for us. Kidloland is an educational app with hundreds of nursery rhymes, games and things to do! With our year long subscription we have access to all of the content but if you don’t have the subscription then there are charges for downloads. New content is added regularly too! The app is available for download on both Android and iOS

Parenting Roles

It’s funny how when you have a baby you fall into certain kinds of roles without meaning to. John and I were talking the other week about where we fall in regards to this. It would seem that I have taken on the role of the parent who keeps the baby alive. Now, this is only natural really because I am home with Erin most of the day. John seems to have taken on the role as the ‘fun’ parent. I don’t really like to put those labels on it to be honest but it does seem the easiest way

Erin’s first messy play

A couple of weeks ago at Baby Sensory we had a bit of messy play going on. Before this, Erin hadn’t done anything like this before and I didn’t know what she would do. We had bowls of (free from everything) spaghetti and sugar free jelly so I stripped Erin down to her little vest. I don’t particularly care if she gets food on her but we had the rest of the class to get through and I didn’t want her to be soggy and gross for that. She was a bit confused as to why I was taking her clothes