So yesterday was Erin’s 1st birthday and seeing as we’ve never done this before, neither John or I knew what to expect. I don’t really think it went as we thought it would. We started the day off getting up quite early. Erin doesn’t really sleep at the minute. She obviously didn’t understand that it was her birthday but we did try to make a big deal about it. After how long presents took on Christmas Day we did things a bit differently. Erin showed no interest whatsoever in actually opening presents. She would pick one, bring it over and
With it being Erin’s first Christmas I wanted to go about creating a whole new set of traditions, not only for her but as a family. Something I don’t remember getting as a child was a letter from Santa. Maybe I was on the naughty list though! There are so many companies offering letters from Santa, even Royal Mail are able to sort one out. However, ours came from Lapland Mailroom and I couldn’t be happier with it. It has been possible to order these letters for months now but Lapland Mailroom wait to send them out but make sure they
Last Sunday John and I had our one and only day off a week together. We decided, as it was quite early in the month, to take Erin to see Santa for the first time. I chose to go to our local garden centre because it was the easiest place to go seeing as we don’t drive. I’d heard good things about Santa there anyway though. We arrived really early, about 10:15 because I couldn’t be doing with long waits. There was actually no one there and we were the first people to see Santa! I had seen pictures of my
I love finding a local company that makes a fantastic product. We live in a big, old, Victorian house that is drafty and cold. We don’t have central heating so when I find something to help us, and Erin stay warm, I get excited. The SnuggleSac is perfect for us! Now that Erin is nearly a year old we’re looking to get her out of the normal baby sleeping bag and into something a bit more grown up. On a recent visit to my mum’s, Erin had a duvet for the first time and she snuggled up to it with
AD | Gifted items 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.
When it comes to food for Erin, I’m always trying new things with her. While I do cook quite a lot at home, I also use a mix of jars and pouches that we buy in. One of the newest brands on the market is Babease. Babease are different from other brands because they pride themselves on their brand message: Food for babies, not baby food! This is what drew me to them in the first place. When you think of baby food, you think of orange mush. That’s definitely not what Babease do. Spaghetti Bolognaise or Cheesy Pasta are not flavours you’ll find
Okay, so maybe the tantrums are not as terrible as the title may make it sound. Erin is now 9 months old and has somehow learned how to throw a bit of a tantrum. I have absolutely no idea how babies or children learn this. Just recently Erin has started to get really upset and annoyed if I tell her she can’t have something or take something away from her. It could even be because I’m trying to feed her, or if the food has run out! The biggest one at the minute is because I won’t let her chew
We’ve been really lucky in that Erin has never really suffered from nappy rash. I have no idea how or why. We’ve never really had to use creams too much or too often on her apart from a couple of minor flare ups. However, from being about 7 months old, Erin stopped sleeping through. She’d been doing this straight from being 8 weeks old. One of the reasons why Erin stopped sleeping through the night was due to her wet nappy. About half way through the night Erin’s nappy was as full as it could possibly be. When we changed her,