The Toddler Who Is Obsessed With Holidays

As a child I never really went on many holidays. We had a couple of trips to Butlins and some camping trips but I didn’t go abroad until I was 18. I remember the first time I went on holiday on my own and absolutely loving discovering somewhere else. Luckily, I married a man who likes holidays and exploring just as much as I do. It doesn’t take much to persuade him when it comes to booking a holiday and he’s happy to go anywhere as long as we do it together. When Erin was born, due to us having

Potty Training Essentials From BabyBjörn

After we tried potty training with Erin for the first time back in March I soon realised that we were not really prepared enough at all. Even though we didn’t carry on with potty training at that time, we did learn a few things. We had one potty ready for Erin but we didn’t think about the practicalities. Erin’s bedroom is upstairs, we have a downstairs toilet and no toilet in our downstairs bathroom. We certainly didn’t anticipate when we would be trying again and how well Erin would take to it the second time around. Luckily, BabyBjörn kitted us out with

How To Keep Toddlers Cool In Summer

I remember back to when Erin was less than a month old, roughly 6 months old to be exact and we had a massive heat wave during the summer. I was looking at old pictures with Erin the other day and we came across the ones of her sleeping on our bed in the middle of the day in just a vest because it was so hot that year. I think it was much easier to keep Erin cool when she was a baby because she couldn’t answer back, couldn’t run away and would lay pretty still for quite long

Exploring The Great Outdoors With Chipmunk Foortwear

I’m not sure how I managed it but Erin is such an outdoorsy kind of girl. She hates being stuck indoors and I think she would be out in the garden even if it was chucking it down with rain and especially if it was full of snow. Erin really loves it when the weather finally turns nice as I always like to have the back door open and we can go outside to play as much as she likes. We also go to the park a lot more which she is a big fan of. One of the problems

How To Get A 2 Year Old To Help With Chores

I think it’s really important to get children to do simple chores around the house and it’s something I’ll always encourage Erin to do. I don’t actually remember my mum making us do any cleaning or helping out around the house in any way. As a teenager my own bedroom was my responsibility and if I didn’t clean it, well, it wouldn’t be cleaned! I think not helping out at home made me lazy and I really never appreciate everything that needed to be done. From a very young age I have always encouraged Erin to pick up her toys

Tears, Tantrums And The Terrible Twos

Erin has been 2 for nearly a whole month now and don’t I know it?! It’s strange really because before you become a parent I think you don’t really look too much into what the ‘terrible twos’ really means. I think we actually saw this coming from just before Erin turned two. We’d experienced some random outbursts from Erin for no real apparent reason. She started lashing out a little bit when she was upset or would go off in a corner to have a small tantrum. Since Erin turned two she seemed to change quite quickly. After her first

Saying Goodbye To Bottles

As I had a pretty rough time after Erin’s birth we had to make the choice to bottle feed her quite early on. It wasn’t something I had wanted to do initially but you do what you have to do and it was really the best choice for Erin in the end. Erin has always loved her bottles and up until recently, would still have a full bottle of milk before naps and bedtime. However, with her turning two recently I decided it was time to say goodbye to bottles. To be completely honest this was only going to be

Toddlers Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Erin will be 2 on New Year’s Day so we’re always on the look out for things to buy her either for Christmas or her birthday. Everything happening in the space of a week means quite a lot of planning on our part. With Erin getting presents so close to each other, I like to try to make what she gets varied and different and I think our Toddlers Christmas Gift Guide for 2017 reflects this! Erin got her first Duplo set for her birthday last year and she spends hours playing with it! This Pizzeria Set is adorable and comes