Getting Erin Involved In The Kitchen

Erin is a fussy eater and some days it’s a real struggle to get her to eat much at all. Erin tends to stick to foods that she knows and likes such as cereal, fruit and the occasional sandwich. I guess we’re lucky in a way that Erin will eat yogurts, ham and plenty of fruit but we really struggle with meal times. A couple of weeks ago Erin got upset because I’d started making dinner one day and she had wanted to help. To be honest, this came as a bit of a shock to me as Erin had

When Days Out Become A Disaster

I think it was just after Christmas when I saw that a cinema in Norwich would be showing The Gruffalo on their child friendly morning in February. Having been to see Zog at the same cinema before Christmas I thought Erin would love it, especially as we’d be watching/ reading other Julia Donaldson stories. We’d had the date written on the board for weeks and I’d been getting Erin excited about us having a day out together as we haven’t had one for ages. The weekend before our cinema trip Erin hadn’t been herself and we had nights where she

To Erin On Your 3rd Birthday

My little Erin pie! Today you’re turning 3 and I just don’t know where the time has gone. Sometimes it feels like you were born yesterday and sometimes it feels like you have been in our lives forever. I certainly can’t remember life without you now. This past year has been a roller coaster and so much has happened. At the beginning of the year we made the biggest change of all. Instead of being at home with me every day you started nursery. We wanted you to spend time with children your own age, to make friends and to

How To Prepare Your Child When Moving Nurseries

In the middle of November I received an email I never could have expected. The email was to call a meeting at Erin’s nursery and the private school attached to it. Unfortunately, the meeting was full of bad news and we were told that unless a miracle happened, the school and nursery would be closing in either 2 or 4 weeks. Shocked and upset cannot even begin to cover how I felt. We had spent a whole year going to open days to get Erin ready for this nursery and we knew that we picked the right place for her.

Baby Bjorn Booster Seat Review

AD – We received this product for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  When we first stared weaning with Erin all that time ago we thought we had a highchair that would like a long time. Erin seemed to really like it to start with but as soon as she was on the move she wasn’t having any of it. Erin is, and really always has been, an independent child who likes to be the same as us and do things for herself. This has meant that she wants to sit in the big seats like we

Erin’s First Year At Nursery

I think we first decided on which nursery Erin would go to back when she was about 1. We chose a nursery attached to a private school as Erin seemed to be really comfortable there immediately. We took her to every open day they had until she was able to start after her 2nd birthday. I remember Erin’s settling in sessions like they were yesterday and where she went off happily to explore and make friends, I sat in the corner crying my eyes out because my little girl didn’t need me as much any more. Getting Erin used to

5 Favourite Toys Of A 2 Year Old

Erin will be turning 3 in January which isn’t very far away at all and over the past year the way that she plays has really changed. She seems to have gone from really basic toys to being really imaginative in the blink of an eye so I thought I would write about what some of her favourite toys have been since she turned 2. Peppa Pig Kitchen My Mum got this for Erin from Morrisons I think in the Black Friday sale in 2017 and it ended up being a Christmas present. At the time, it was only £20

Preparing For Nappy Free Nights With B-Sensible

AD | Gifted products Erin has been potty trained for a good few months and she’s at the stage where she is 99% free from any accidents now. However, she is still wearing nappies at night time as it’s quite unpredictable whether she will wake up dry or not. We have been thinking about preparing for nappy free nights for a little while now and will be taking steps to achieve this soon such as cutting down milk before bed. One thing that I was a bit worried about though was getting a mattress protector. I don’t know why but