Baby and Toddler

Sharing all things baby and toddler related

One of the biggest changes that you can make to your life is to have a baby.  However, it is important to note that the costs of raising a child have increased and are still going up.  This is why it is important that you plan ahead and managing all of your finances will play a major role in the preparation of parenthood.

The most stable of household budgets can be severely impacted by the costs of a new-born.  There are a number of tips that you should consider that will help with your planning.  These basics will minimize the worry of having a baby on a budget.… View Post

Choopie CityBucket // The Multi-Use Caddy

Choopie CityBucket // The Multi-Use Caddy

Any parent will tell you about a number of things that you take with you when your children are small.  Whilst some of it will be precautionary like a spare change of clothes etc.  There are items that are good to have to hand as you go about your day-to-day tasks/adventures.

Whilst pushchairs come with large shopping baskets they can be difficult to access what you need. Especially for things you are always reaching for like juice cups etc.  The Choopie CityBucket offers a solution to this issue.… View Post

ErgoPouch easing bedtime worries

ErgoPouch easing bedtime worries

With three children I have had my fair share of bedtime issues with each of them.  From Roo, who just wanted to hold my hand all the time – which was lovely whilst she was in the Moses basket next to the bed but no so much once she was in her cot.  Then Tigger, who decided that he’d like to wake hourly for almost two years just for a quick cuddle – endearing but so tiring.  

Then there is Piglet, who possibly sleeps better than them all, apart from she is a jiffler – she is almost never in the same place when I go back in to check on her.  Blankets etc. don’t last five minutes as they are discarded against the side of the cot.… View Post

Your Pregnancy Guide & How to Avoid Incontinence During …

Your Pregnancy Guide & How to Avoid Incontinence During Pregnancy

If you have missed a period, it is important to take a home pregnancy test so you can decide what to do next. If you suspect that you may be pregnant, then there are a few things that you should be aware of. If you are experiencing extreme nausea then this may be a sign that your hormonal levels are changing and your body is preparing for egg implantation. … View Post

The Sleepyhead Grand – More than just a sleeping …

The Sleepyhead Grand – More than just a sleeping pod

Sleepyhead of Sweden recently contacted me to see whether I would like to try out their Sleepyhead Grand model to aid Piglet’s sleeping.  At first, I assumed that she would be too old for it as I thought that these were only for smaller babies.  However, I was completely wrong. The Sleepyhead Grand model is aimed at babies/toddlers aged 8-36 months and can be used in a variety of different ways.… View Post

#SNSHamper Tots & Tykes

#SNSHamper Tots & Tykes

A little while back I received a very exciting email from the Social Network Solutions team asking me to get involved in their Tots & Tykes campaign. The idea behind the campaign was to showcase… View Post

How Working Mothers Can Find the Proper Work-Life …

How Working Mothers Can Find the Proper Work-Life Balance

If you are like most new mothers, you are likely finding it very difficult to find the proper balance between your professional life and your personal space. Career-driven mums are often confronted with this somewhat tricky situation and it can be nearly impossible to know how to strike up an accord between the two. Although there is certainly no “golden rule” that will apply to everyone, the fact of the matter is that a number of worthwhile strategies can go a long way towards establishing a bit of peace and tranquillity.… View Post

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Clothing Range

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Clothing Range

The first book I ever bought for Roo was The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The classic story that I remembered from my childhood was one I was keen to share with my daughter. With her copy well read, I have gone on to buy new copies of the book for both Tigger and Piglet. To this day it remains one of Tigger’s favourite books and can recite it word perfect.… View Post