Cocobubble Review: Making bath time fun for kids!

A few weeks ago I was relaxing in the bath at home when our twin girls came wandering into the bathroom and enquired what the brightly coloured, round thing in my hand was. It was a bath bomb. They were intrigued and watched with such intensity as it plopped into the bath water and started fizzing whilst turning the bath water a magnificent shade of pink. They giggled and looked on in awe before asking me if they could have a bath bomb when they next have a bath. Although that was my last bath bomb, I did wonder about… [Read More]

Are Your Toddler Bathtimes Stressful? Here’s Where You’re Going Wrong!

When you have a toddler, bathtime should be a fun time for both them and you. Unfortunately, reality is often different to the dream! If you’re a new parent, you will soon learn that your kids can become grumpy or angry at a moment’s notice, sometimes for no obvious reason! For some parents, the concept of getting their children into the bathroom can be a challenge in itself, let alone giving them a bath! If your toddler bath times are stressful, the chances are high that there’s probably something you’re doing wrong. Usually, it’s down to something you may have… [Read More]

Why having a bedtime routine for your child is important

Bedtime routines are really important for children. For as long as I can remember, we’ve always followed a set bedtime routine for our twins.  Of course, over the years we’ve had to make some small adjustments, but now that our girls are four years old, their bedtime room is very consistent and has been ever since they were babies.  We haven’t always read them a bedtime story. When they were babies it was easier to give them their milk, a cuddle and rock them gently to sleep. A bedtime story was quite often stimulation that they didn’t need before going… [Read More]

Home Safety Tips for Eldery Loved Ones

Helping an elderly loved one feel safer at home is really important to help reduce risk of any injuries or other incidents. If you’d like a little extra help in optimising your elderly loved one’s home or even their routine at home, we’ve come up with a few home safety tips to hopefully help you. Install some safety aids in each room Things like hand rails can be a lifesaver when it comes to things like taking a bath or getting up from the toilet. However, these things are just the beginning for making things like this easier and safer. The… [Read More]

The highs and lows of parenting

(Scroll down to view my #voiceofmums video) Before I had children I dreamt of days spent on the sofa with a baby in my arms and something good on the TV. I imagined myself walking to the local park with my baby securely snuggled up in a baby carrier on my chest. The sun would be shining and I would sit on a blanket on the grass watching the world go by whilst tending to the needs of my baby. I would spend hours lovingly singing and talking to my baby to help them sleep. I’d cuddle them when they… [Read More]

Cussons Mum and Me Little Explorers Review

Cussons Mum & Me have created  a brand new range of products to help you through all the amazing ups and downs becoming a mum, right from Bump to New Mum to Baby. Cussons have been taking care of all kinds of skin and hair for over 100 years, so they know a thing or two about it and now that includes taking care of mums and babies too. Cussons listened to over 1,200 real mums so their new range really has been designed by mums. Their new range is really practical and simple to use. There are products like… [Read More]

Top 5 Ways To Get Your Child to Sleep

1. Choose a good mattress. Choosing the right mattress for your child can make the difference between a good nights sleep or a bad night’s sleep. Making sure your childs mattress provides enough comfort and support is important, therefore it is a good idea to have a look around and see what types are available. 2. Develop a bedtime routine and stick to it. Having a regular bedtime routine will help to make the transition from day to night easier for your child. A good bedtime routine should be calm and relaxing. You could start with a gentle massage followed by a… [Read More]

13 Months Old: Sleep Update

I haven’t blogged properly for a while because myself and the twins have been ill. So, I thought today I would give you an update on the girls sleep. We’ll start off with daytime naps. They have two. The first at 9am. R has around 30 minutes, whereas M varies between 30-60 minutes. I don’t let them sleep past 10am as this then impacts their second nap, which is straight after lunch at 1230pm and both girls have 90 minutes. Sounds ok you might think? Well in theory yes but in reality…no! Why? We are still swaddling and rocking both… [Read More]

Sensory Play

Are you forever thinking up new games to entertain your little ones? I am! They love playing with their toys on their play mat or wandering around in their walkers. They also love bouncing up and down in their Jumperoo, but I do wonder if they get a little bored sometimes. This got me thinking and I discovered the wonderful world of sensory play. A simple bowl of water with some plastic bath toys in provided a good 30 minutes of wet, messy fun! What games do you play with your little ones?

What happened to sleep?

I have heard a number of times over the last few weeks from lots of different women, that mums who say their baby sleeps through the night must be lying. Our twin girls have always slept through the night and have done so from about 10 weeks of age. I don’t know why. We didn’t do anything special other than introducing a bedtime routine of bath, swaddle, bottle and bed.  Maybe it comes down to their days in special care? The first 27 days of their lives were spent in hospital. At night time, the light was always on and… [Read More]