Skateboarding is more than just a sport. It’s a cultural phenomenon that has influenced language, music, arts and fashion. Aside from competitive events, the sport has no rules, and this somehow has created a rebellious spirit within the skateboarding culture which has been wholeheartedly embraced by millions of youths from around the world. While UK can’t boast a large population of skateboarders yet, the interest in the sport is growing, particularly among children and young teens. Many parents worry about their child when they declare their love for skateboarding, due to the injuries associated with the sport and even sometimes with the rebellious culture that surrounds it, but fear not, here is a quick guide to get you ready if your child asks for a skateboard.
This week is road safety week, 21st to 27th November, and Kiddicare asked me to think about what that means to me. It made me think back to when I had my car accident: two years ago now. Luckily the children were not in the car, but did you know that you still have to replace the car seats? Recently the child booster seat law changed indicating that booster seats are now not as safe. This meant when I replaced the car seats I was able to get the right seats and keep the children safe!
We were sent some fantastic items from Go Travel at the start of the Summer holidays and they have been invaluable. All the long drives, the flights, the waiting around for various things can be really boring for children. The travel accessories we received have meant that the children can be comfortable and also entertained. They also have something nice to snuggle too.
Over the past few years, the world has been swept away with social media. As we become knowledge rich but time poor I think it’s evident that the vast majority of us are guilty of allowing it to play a key part in our day-to-day lives. This story is also becoming true for our children but is this healthy or should we start to be concerned? Do we need to protect our children or should we allow them to explore the world through their devices? Read on for a helpful guide that will help you gain a better understanding of the pros, cons and risks associated with social media use amongst children.
Yes! Especially after the horrible accident last month, I am still trying to get my head around that and one of the big questions I asked myself was what if? What if the tyres had been bald? What if the tyres were cheap and weak? Would they have exploded causing more damage to my car? Would they have made me skid further into the car infront, causing them more damage? Mumsnet recently carried out a survey to find out what us women know about their tyres and Michelin came up with some pretty awesome myth busting facts that may have some answers to my questions.
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.
The Disney Store do a fantastic range of bath toys which Noah and Isla love playing with – we are growing quite a collection at home now. We have Mickey Mouse and his clubhouse team, Winnie-the-Pooh and friends and now we have the wonderful Toy Story bath toy collection. You get Woody, Buzz, Rex, Lotso, Bullseye and Pork Chop and the kids love playing with them in the bath.
When we were asked to review the Stackadoos I was so excited, I used to love these blocks when I was a child and I couldn’t wait to get them and see what Noah did with them. Letterbox is a great website where you can buy some of the most fantastic toys, outdoor play products, home & school learning products and you can even buy personalised products. The Stackadoos come in a fun tub, which has been extremely useful for carrying the blocks around, we can easily take them to peoples houses and when we are ready to leave, pack the blocks into the tub and take them home. It makes them easy to tidy up at the end of the day too, so no matter how many blocks are around the lounge – they tidy up very easily, it’s great.
What with it being “spring clean” time and the fact that I have hit the nesting stages of pregnancy (yes we are due in 9 days time), I was very lucky to receive a few Dettol products to try around the house from the power and pure range: Dettol Power and Pure Multipurpose Kitchen Spray and Dettol Power and Pure Bathroom wipes.