Tag Archives: toddler

Letter To My Nan – 9 Months

Hi Nan, Thank you so much for leaving me your locket. I have many memories of you laying in bed showing me the empty pictures when I used to stay the night at yours. I have no words to describe how much it means to me to have the locket. I could really do with some Nan advice recently. P1 …

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How much milk should my child be having in a day?

Milk has always been a big part of P2s day. She uses it for thirst and she uses it to fall asleep. When we were having a bad bedtime she ended up drinking two full 9oz bottles and it led us to question exactly how much she should be having in a day. Hubby did lots of research on this …

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Sweet Dreams Travel GroBag Review

The weather is warming up and we’ve put away the winter GroBag and reached for the summer one.We’ve got the Sweet Dreams Travel GroBag for this year’s warmer weather… If it stays around that is?! I love how beautiful and subtle the pattern is on it yet very girly too! This GroBag is a 0.5tog and made from a single layer of 100% …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 21 Weeks #3 Gender Revelation

This morning we were back up the hospital for a rescan. This baby has been a right pickle trying to get scanned even today it didn’t fancy turning over to show us it’s beautiful face. Last week, it had curled up so tightly that the scanner couldn’t get the spine measurements or thoroughly check the heart. Anyway, this week was …

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“Moving into a big girls bed!”

With our third baby’s arrival fast approaching we thought it was about time that we started making the changes in the sleep arrangements for the girls, well P2 actually. We’d decided that instead of getting a new bunk bed that we’d be cost effective and just put a standard single mattress on the floor for P2 under P1s high sleeper …

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Kiddicare Sleep Dairy Project – Part 2

During February I was asked to write a sleep diary for Kiddicare. Along with other mums/dads they wanted to study various baby’s sleep patterns. I really enjoyed seeing just how much sleep I got and how much P2 did too! At the time, P2 was having her pretty awful stage of sleep and it’s still not much better from then. …

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To My Princess 2 – 1 Year 3 Months

To my Princess 2, This month has seen the introduction to tantrums. I dread to think what you’ll be like during the “terrible 2s” stage. You’ll throw yourself onto the floor without a thought for what body part, usually your head, will get damaged in the process. I have to admit, seeing a tiny toddler sitting on her bum with …

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Funky Giraffe Bib Review

Typically, bibs are a must have accessory to weaning and feeding times. I personally rarely used them. I figured that kids will get messy and nothing can be so bad that our washing machine can’t handle – right?! With baby led weaning fully established and P2 being nearly 14 months old we’ve started to allow her to feed herself her …

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“Both of us grew up with animals around us”

I’ve always had a love for animals. I’ve always respected them even if sometimes they didn’t respect me. As a child, my earliest memories, I’ve been surrounded by various animals. As a child, I grew up with a mum who’s career was a veterinary nurse. We actually lived attached to a veterinary clinic… When I say attached I mean part …

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Extra Narrow Swing Shut Safety Gate from Tippitoes

I’ve very rarely used stairgates in P1s life span. The last time I used them was when I shared a house with one of my friends and her daughter. P1 has always understood, always been slow and careful when moving herself about especially up and down stairs. Then P2 came along, and we moved out. We actually moved before she …

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“By 10pm her temp had rocketed to between 40-41.4c”

We’re half way through the first week of school Easter holidays. Just before they started I said I was determined to do stuff because last time we were all sick and I was even more focused on keeping everyone healthy. Well, so far, Monday we went to an ante-natal clinic which can’t have been much fun for the girls. Tuesday, …

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To My Princess 2 – 1 Year 2 Months

To my Princess 2, Apparently you’re 14 months now!! It’s crazy. You’ve achieved so much but still have a whole lifetime ahead of you to learn and achieve so much more. This month we told you about your new baby sibling, not that you understand us! For the past year I’ve been cherishing every single moment of you growing up, …

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“Playing amongst the spring daffodils”

Tantrums are a common situation that we deal with in our household. Whether it’s a 5 year old argument with back chatting and stomping or a 13 month old screaming with her head on the floor between her legs. A day without tantrums would be a day where you check to see if the girls are poorly. We seemed to …

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Happy 1st Birthday Princess 2

I blinked and a whole year whizzed past. Yup, P2 is a whole year, 12 months, 365 days, 52 weeks old. I know it’s crazy!! I apologise in advance. It’s a long one and a cuppa tea and biscuit may be needed… If you’re not too squeamish that it. I realised that last year I failed to write my labour …

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