‘Best friends’ mean different things to different people. It can be the person that you turn to as soon as something bad happens, or it can be the person that you do fun things with. Whatever it means to you as an adult there’s a good chance your child will have a very different idea! A best friend to a toddler may be someone who plays the same games that they do, or someone who they see twice a week, or someone who they look like. They will talk about their best friend a lot, want to say goodnight to them as they go to sleep, or want to have things that their best friend does.
Any parent knows the feeling of wanting to protect your child from bad things in the world, but also how hard it is to keep your loved ones safe at all times. The simple fact of life is that most accidents also happen at home; so childproofing your home is an essential step for ensuring you limit the chances of your child getting hurt. Although the months when your baby starts to crawl and stand up are often the ripest for accidents to happen, smaller children can also end up in disastrous situation as we have learnt with Isla, she is the clumsiest little girl I know.
Last weekend we took a trip to Drayton Manor for their wonderful, magical Christmas opening at Thomasland in Tamworth, and what a fabulous time we had: snow falling sessions, fat controller songs, Rosie train rides, fascinating lights and lots of fun on the little ones rides.
It was about when Noah was Isla’s age that we recieved a fabulous Gruffalo Trunki, which still is played with today, so it was only fair to get Isla one and the Hello Kitty Trunki is absolutely stunning. It is bright pink, we won’t loose Isla whilst she is riding on the Hello Kitty Trunki. We took our Hello Kitty Trunki away to Turkey with us in September and it came in really handy.
A tent? A sun shade? A play area? A travel cot? The NSAuk Deluxe UV Travel Centre is a great pop up tent that you can use for almost all situations, where you would need a pop up tent, it is a must have travel essential. My children love it, it adds another dimension to playtime and our friends love it when we have dinner parties, as there is somewhere for the kids to sleep.
We recently got back from our summer holiday in Turkey and if it wasn’t for this incredible invention it would have been quite tough: the BabyZen Yoyo. You may have recently read my article on travelling abroad with small children which gave you a little clue as to how efficient the buggy was on holiday.
We were sent a great Monkey Wellbeing package full of books, information, stickers and of course Monkey himself! It is such a great idea, little stories that make the terror of going to hospital for operations a little bit exciting. It has helped lots of other parents teach their children that it isn’t that scary. Which I think is brilliant.
My children love swimming and I am a little obssessed with bags, did you know Trunki make fantastic water resistant bags that are just perfect for swimming? It’s called a Paddlepak. It is a fantastic invention and I just had to shout about it incase you have some little swimmers too. Paddlepak has enough room to store tasty treats, pocket money and sea shells. Made from lightweight, durable water-resistant material with hanging loops for pegging up or personalising. Great fun!
As you may have seen on a recent post, The Galleria in Hatfield have a fantastic offer on at the moment: the Summerdine promotion. If you eat at 3 of their restaurants and keep your receipts you get to have a family day out, for free! What a perfect way to spend the summer holidays? We ate at Prezzo and Pizza Express to collect our receipts and we went to Woburn Safari Park and had a brilliant family day out.
You may have seen over recent months, photos of my little ones with their funky owl and lion bags, I thought I would share the fabulousness and let you know where you can grab them from in the UK – you can follow in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham and Halle Berry.