The Transition From Nursery To Infant School

Just over 2 weeks ago Erin had her very first session in Reception. Before Erin even finished nursery back in July we had started to prepare her for moving up to the next school. Luckily, the school is around the corner from our house and we saw it every day on the walk to nursery. I think having the new school so close to home really helped Erin to get used to the idea of going somewhere new. Obviously, with COVID and lock down, the end of nursery wasn’t quite how it was supposed to be and we didn’t even

The Countdown To Reception

It seems like a lifetime ago when we applied for Erin’s place at infant school. Due to everything else that has been going on lately the day for admission announcements kind of got forgotten. It only dawned on my the evening before and after that I was filled with both excitement and fear. We live in a small town with two infant schools. One is a 2 minute walk away from our house and the other is right across town. We don’t drive so Erin not getting in to our first choice would have made things quite difficult. Thankfully we

Choosing Your Child’s First Pedal Bike

I think we got Erin her first bike when she was around the age of two. It was a red toddlebike and she was so exited when she saw it. I remember her spending hours playing on it in the garden but before long she was starting to outgrow it. So, we upgraded her to a balance bike from Kiddimoto. This one was a bit trickier and Erin struggled to get the hang of it for a little while. However, now aged 4 the bike is too small for her although she still loves it and is super good at

Preparing Your Child For Their First Trip To The Dentist

Something I really regret is not looking after my teeth better. I spent month and months in and out of dentists having braces as a teenager and after that I just didn’t keep up the care. I had really lovely, straight teeth that I ruined over the years by smoking, drinking way too much coke and not going to the dentist often enough. We have tried so hard to get Erin into a good routine for brushing her teeth but if you have a child under 4, you will know that this isn’t always the easiest thing. We’ve had times

The First Broken Bone

Sunday here is a day where John and Erin usually go out for a few hours together and then play at home in the afternoon. This particular Sunday was really no different. John and Erin were playing upstairs together when all of a sudden I could hear crying and Erin saying she just wanted me. I left it a little while as sometimes Erin can overreact but when she didn’t stop, I had to go up to see what was wrong. Erin was very quick to come to me but wouldn’t let me anywhere near her right arm. I went

Saying Goodbye To Naps

From the day she was born Erin has always been a great sleeper. Back when we used to go to baby classes, such as Baby Sensory and Baby Yoga, it became a joke that Erin wouldn’t last through a whole class. It took right until Erin was 1, and in one of her last classes, to get to the end of Baby Sensory. I remember the whole class clapping because it had never happened before. I think we’ve been really lucky when it came to Erin and napping. Up until the age of 2 she napped pretty much every day

Happy 4th Birthday Erin!

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Erin’s birthday being on New Year’s Day means that this time of year is a bit strange for us. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day mean completely different things to us compared to most people. We don’t do anything special the night before as we’re usually getting Erin ready for her birthday. This year, Erin had a late night, going to bed at gone 10pm but she did manage to see a few fireworks first which was really special for her. Thanks to her late night, Erin didn’t