For many parents, the idea of adding another living creature, like a pet, into the household can seem overwhelming. Keeping your house clean with young children is hard enough without worrying about how to keep your house clean when you have pets. Pets cost a lot of money, and you may not have the household budget to support them. But, if you have come to a crossroads where you’re seriously considering adding a furry (or scaly) family member, some pets are better for a household with young children than others. Keep reading to learn about the best pets for households with young children.
Toddlers are so much fun. I remember the years well, having 2 toddlers for a time was a challenge but a good one. I remember Noah having a little difficulty saying certain words, almost like a lisp and Isla had the same thing. Getting toddler development right is not an easy task, and there is no textbook. I put together some of my favourite tips to help develop your toddler’s communication needs.
I have been reflecting on when the kiddies were babies a lot lately. A combination of them seemingly as tall as me and lots of people I know are having or have recently had babies. It has got me reminiscing. I always wondered what advice would be beneficial to a new Mum, that I would have benefited from myself 12 years ago. So, here’s my top 5 must have list for your baby.
We love wooden toys in the Constant household and were honoured when asked to review Jaques of London wooden toys. Having the right toys is essential for child development and ensuring they learn in the right way. Stimulating imagination and also helping with development of key motor skills. They make perfect presents for Christmas this year, or birthdays throughout the year.
I do love stationery, there is no denying it and when Ryman reached out to send Isla the Magic & Sparkle Bundle set we jumped at the chance. Ryman have a wide range of products that you can easily grab on the high street, all shapes and sizes and they are also currently offering a 10 for £10 range too. Perfect for stocking up the back packs ready for back to school.
Toddler life brings with it a whole set of joys, tantrums and developmental stages. When it comes to establishing a good toothbrushing routine, you may experience all the highs and lows that come with trying to convince your little one that a bristly stick will help them grow. We had lots of fun with the kids when they were toddlers as they didn’t get the importance like we thought we would, Isla was a little cheeky madam too! If you need some tips on how to get your toddler to brush teeth then read on…
We’d all love for parenting to be easy. But, eventually, conflict enters the picture and every day can be a struggle. As parents, we’d love for our kids to pull their weight. But, unfortunately they can get into bad habits. And that’s what leads to arguments. Creating an alliance with your kids is a tough one to master, but it is the solution.
Recently, with lockdowns and a lot of life changes, we have got out of routine. Somedays seem harder than others and the children’s behaviour goes from brilliant to frustrated and tired quite quickly. We have explored a lot of ways to try and bring a little more routine and happiness to our days. One of my favourite changes is bringing back bedtime reading and In the book have helped us do this.