Miffy is 60!

One day the week before last when it was miserable and wet outside and nobody was quite feeling 100% I somehow managed creep out from under Arlo, leaving him snoozing away so I could set up a little party in the living room for when everyone woke up! We’d been sent a little bag of Miffy goodies to celebrate the 60th…

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Toddler Loves: Anamalz Wooden Toys

I love wooden toys, they last forever, they look nicer and bit’s don’t break off them when they’re flung about the place by an angry/happy toddler! We have four new additions to our wooden collection, they’re ‘Anamalz‘ from Wooden Toy Shack, a new brainchild from Brighton dads Sean, Alex & Rob. Not only is the website FULL of amazing wooden toys,…

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Fun with educational toys from George at Asda

Toys can be educational without being boring and dull, and now Athena has reached an age where she understands more about the world and what goes on in it she’s finding a lot more enjoyment in toys that let her use her imagination a bit more. We were asked recently if we would like to choose from the selection of educational toys…

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Pumpkins Tepee’s & picnics

    Like a lot of people it seems, autumn is my favourite season of the year.  The colours, the cooler weather, the darker evenings and the smells. Much as I like to enjoy autumn from inside the house with a nice smelling candle and a mug of cocoa, I like to be out exploring too. With a growing family…

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Bath time fun with Nuby

Bath times are the fun times in this house, Athena loves water and would happily stay in the bath till the water was cold I think! She’s a funny little thing and prefers to stand rather than sit down, and marches up and down the bath pulling shampoo bottles (and the toilet roll once!) in to play with. We used…

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Tips for taking your baby swimming with Huggies

We’ve been going swimming at least once a month since Athena was born and her first trip was when she was 9 weeks old. She loves being in the water and will happily splash around to her hearts content, going down the slides (even the big flume that you have to climb up all the steps to get to, but…

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#DiscoverYourWay with Fisher-Price

Two weeks ago Athena and I were invited up to London to Prima Baby magazine HQ for a talk on the importance of play by Fisher-Price to launch the new #DiscoverYourWay campaign. We had an intro from Susie Boone from MadeforMums to explain why the research had been undertaken and then Dr David Whitebread from the University of Cambridge went…

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What the baby ate

  I’ve not written about Athena’s eating habits for ages, but recently we seem to have leapt a bit of a hurdle with food so I thought I’d do an update. After the side effects of her 12 month jabs we had a week of very little food consumption, which was a bit worrying but after a week or so she…

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