What To Expect From Your Child’s 2 Year Health Visitor Review

Last week Erin had her 2 year Health Visitor review. Now, I know they don’t really do them spot on 2 years old but they’re supposed to be carried out between 2 years and 2.5 years. Erin had hers at 29 months so the timing was pretty spot on. She was actually supposed to have it a month earlier but we had to reschedule due to the first appointment falling on one of her nursery days. Before Erin’s appointment I really didn’t know what to expect so hopefully this blog post will come in useful for someone. When we received

Gund My Magical Light and Sound Animated Unicorn Soft Toy Review

It has really taken Erin quite some time to be into soft toys. I tried to get her to like them as a baby and she wasn’t having any of it so everything we bought her ended up on shelves in her bedroom or in a box. Over the past couple of months though Erin has really started showing more of an interest in certain things and watching shows like Shimmer and Shine have helped to introduce her to things like unicorns, which she now loves. We recent received the GUND My Magical Light and Sound Animated Unicorn Soft Toy and I

WOW Toys Activity Table Review

Finding Erin smaller toys to play with is really easy. Smaller toys can hold her attention for roughly 30-45 minutes maximum but a lot of them won’t last more than a couple of months at best. Erin is now at an age where how she plays can change quite quickly but it’s important to also find toys that she can grow up with as well. Recently we have been playing with the WOW Toys Activity Table and here’s what we thought. The activity doesn’t come assembled but it does only come in 5 pieces and a bag of fixings. John

Preparing A Toddler For Their First Flight

In a few days John, Erin and I will be heading off to Majorca on our first family holiday abroad. I have flown plenty of times before and so has John but this is something completely new for Erin and she has no idea what to expect. Although we are only going on a 2.5 hour flight Erin might get worried or scared as soon as she sees the plane. At the moment she’s quite excited but you can never really be sure how a toddler will react to something. I thought it would be a good idea to put

I Must Be Doing Something Right

Sometimes I think I can be quite hard on myself when it comes to being a parent. I never really tend to think I’m doing a particularly good job. I’m not the crafty Pinterest Mum. I’m not the perfect baking Mum. I’m not even the Mum who can cook particularly well. Most of the time, I think I do a pretty average job of being a parent day to day. Sometimes, I really wonder if I’m doing a good job at all with Erin. I have no idea what I’m doing and I wing it on a daily basis. However,

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

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

Potty Training With Penwizard

You may have seen that a little while ago we started potty training with Erin. Well, we started and finished within the space of a week and it wasn’t with a positive outcome. Even after Erin showing 5 out of the 6 main signs of being ready, it was the last one that was stopping us from getting anywhere. Without Erin being able to tell us when she needed a wee or a poo it seemed pointless to keep trying. In need of a bit of extra help, we turned to Penwizard who have a great range of potty training books