Parenting

In the Parenting category you’ll find tips, our experiences and advice. From birth (planned C sections) to potty training and everything in between!

Tips to get rid of Headlice

Somehow I have been incredibly lucky and so far and neither of my kids have had head lice yet, despite getting letters home from school that there have been outbreaks in the class! I know it’s only a matter of time though and it’s best to be prepared! So here is the lowdown on lice, or ‘nits’ as they were…

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Teaching your kids about Recycling & ways to get them involved

In the past year or so I’ve become pretty enthusiastic about ‘going green’ where I can. Buying veg that’s not pre-packed (ideally from the weekly market, though we’ve just signed up to Riverford deliveries) reusing as much as we can and getting a larger recycling wheelie bin from the council to ensure we had space to recycle everything properly. We…

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Parents: Tips to improve your sleep

Sleep is a most valuable and precious thing when you are a parent, Especially if your little darlings are of ages from 0-5 years old. In fact, a big part of parenting is getting used to functioning on way less sleep and still being able to do all the thing that you could before, plus all the added kid-related things!…

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Ickle Bubba Solar Car Seat Review

Ickle Bubba is a brand I’m not familiar with so far, so when we were asked if we wanted to test out the Ickle Bubba Solar car seat we agreed! It’s a Group 1-2-3 seat, which makes it suitable from 9 months to around 12 years – height dependant – they need to reach 135cms. It can attach with an…

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Raskog Craft Trolley Ikea Hack

My kids have tonnes of craft supplies. If they’re lucky I even let them use them! I’m kidding, but tidying up after craft sessions is one of my most hated tasks! Thankfully for the last three months or so the task has been a lot easier; the sessions themselves a lot less messy generally because everything is neatly organised and…

How to put together a Kids Arts and Crafts trolley using the Ikea Raskog Trolley and a few other bits!

An Interview with Athena & Arlo

I sat the kids down and asked them these questions, writing down exactly what they said… What’s the best thing about being 4 (and 2)? Athena: I am going to be this tall and start school. I’m going to *names school* and am going to be in Butterfly class Arlo: I’m Big! What makes you laugh? Athena: Arlo when he…

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Preparing for Primary School – Useful Products

In about six weeks time my tiny girl will be heading off to Primary School. Well, I say tiny but she’s actually pretty tall but she did only turn four last month! We are both really looking forward to it, for different reasons though! I am looking forward to having a solid structured week, and she is looking forward to…

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Review: Dream Tubes for safer sleep

 A few weeks back we put Athena and Arlo into the same bedroom in bunk beds, with Arlo in the bottom bunk of course! We did have a bed rail set up originally, then Hippy Chick asked if we wanted to try out Dream Tubes to help the transition from cotbed to bunk beds. They’re so easy to use, you…

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