Imaginative Play With Wicked Uncle

Although Erin goes to nursery for 3 days a week we still have 4 days together at home. Since starting nursery back in January the way that Erin likes to play has changed. Her imagination is fantastic and she really loves to be creative. At the same time, she likes to learn something new so I’m always on the look out for new and exciting things for her to play with. Feeling uninspired by the regular places I shop at, I decided to give Wicked Uncle a try. Wicked Uncle is a bit different to other toy shops because of

Swimming Safely With SwimFin

When we first started taking Erin to swimming lessons she hated them. When I say hated I really mean it. Erin was a preemie and really felt the cold. At 12 weeks old she was still super small and her first lessons was horrendous. Luckily, we stuck with it and now Erin loves swimming and being in the water. She never wants her swimming lessons to end and often wants to spend a bit of time in the bigger pool afterwards. With our upcoming holiday to Majorca we were thrilled at the chance to try Erin with a SwimFin. If, like

How Nursery Has Helped Our Fussy Eater

We had such a positive experience with weaning and I was so happy when Erin seemed genuinely happy to try new foods and she really seemed to enjoy eating. In fact, the stronger the flavour the better. However, it seemed like as soon as Erin turned 1 she became a fussy eater. Erin just didn’t want to know any more and we were forced to deal with a very limited menu. No matter how much we tried to get Erin to eat new things or to at least try new foods she refused. Sweetcorn was the most offensive thing to

Children’s Book Review: Fergal Is Fuming

Erin is such a big fan of reading. She might only be 2 but she probably has more books than I do now and I don’t see that changing any time soon. We are always on the look for new books, especially when there are certain issues Erin is having. We were recently sent Fergal is Fuming by Robert Starling from Andersen Press. Obviously, receiving the book for Erin was great but Anderson Press have done some fantastic marketing with this book, which has been shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Along with a copy of the book we received

VTech Little Love Baby Talk Review

For quite some time Erin was the least girly girl. I made a choice to not dress her in pink very often and she doesn’t really wear dresses much either. Erin is also a bit of a bulldozer of a toddler too and not at all delicate. However, just before Christmas Erin started to show an interest in dolls. When VTech offered to send Erin the Little Love Baby Talk of course we said yes! I couldn’t wait to see her reaction to it. The Little Love Baby Talk doll is aimed at children from age 2 and has a RRP

How We Chose Erin’s Nursery

Although Erin has now been going to nursery for 2 months now, we knew where she would be going well over a year ago. I think we started to think about looking at where Erin would go to nursery just before her first birthday. Where we live there are a few different nurseries to choose from. There are more just out of town but as we don’t drive, none of these were going to be possible. We also ruled out the nursery that was closest to home and only a couple of minutes away. It would have made a lot

Nursery: 1 Month On

I honestly cannot believe that Erin has now been going to nursery for a whole month. The time has gone incredibly fast and I can imagine that it will only keep going this fast as well. As it’s been Erin’s first month I thought I’d do a ‘nursery: 1 month on’ kind of update about how she’s doing and what she has been getting up to. Erin’s settling in sessions and her first full day went really well. She wasn’t really that bothered about me leaving and was quite happy to go off holding her teacher’s hands to go off