Tag: toddler

Toddler tea time: A simple five step process

Getting decent food into the big one seems to be a constant struggle. Out and about, I don’t even try to force vegetables into her any more (unless they’re bean shaped and covered in tomato sauce) for fear of the public tantrum. At home though, this sucker for punishment just …

My top toddler toilet training tales

It is probably true that, like soft play, every parent blogger has a potty training blog in them. It’s an inevitable part of raising toddlers and if my experience is anything to go by, there will be a tale or two to tell afterwards. After a bit of a false …

Safety first: Outwitting your suicidal baby or toddler

There are no two ways about it; babies are dumb.  Before they can even move, as soon as they are able to grasp things, they enjoy putting themselves in mortal danger. They are not to be trusted for a second. Our primary role as parents is to stop them from …

You trippin’? Adventures in buying the toddlers new shoes

A few weeks ago, I noticed that the little one’s first shoes were becoming a bit tight. The thought of shoe shopping made me feel a bit nervous, and understandably so. Shopping is bad enough when the pair are confined to a trolley or buggy, but letting both children roam …

Six parents you will meet at soft play

Like any parent who happens to be hanging on to the loose threads of their sanity, I loathe soft play with every fibre of my being.  It’s sticky, it’s sweaty, it’s noisy. The tea (or coffee if that’s your bag) is crap and when you finally manage to remove your …

Messy play? Not today

I freely admit that I have a few issues when it comes to toddler mess. I’m really more of a reading-a-book or a singing-a-song (or a ‘go entertain each other, that’s why we made two of you for God’s sake‘) mum than an arts-and-crafts mum. Stickers stuck in the wrong place …

Whining and dining: Eating out with the kids

In the days before children, going to a restaurant was a leisure activity; something relaxing and enjoyable. It was an excuse to get dressed up and probably have a bottle (or two) of wine whilst putting the world to rights and, crucially, meant no cooking or washing up. Eating out …

It never rains but it sure does pour

Well, if we thought that after our hellish holiday experience we were due a bit of good luck, then we thought wrong.  In the very early hours of Saturday morning, we were (OK, my husband was) woken by the cries of the toddler*. She was extremely hot and miserable so we administered …

Small children v dogs: What are the similarities?

At some point in the future I will introduce you properly to the family mascot; our resident pooch. He is a disloyal, food stealing, baby waking, neighbour visiting, smelly trip hazard… but for some reason we keep him around. The dog came to live with us a year or so …

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