Monday, 24 September 2018

Parenting | What Are Food Jags?

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 I went on a course all about eating and the term came 'food jags' came up a lot and it's so important that as parents we understand just what food jags means. For those that don't know, food jags means eating the same foods every single day. I recently wrote about tips on what to do if your child doesn't eat but I wanted to pop this on separately as it may only appeal to a specific audience.
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Monday, 17 September 2018

Parenting | When Your Child Doesn't Want To Eat

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It's okay to let children eat with their hands

I recently went on a course all about children and their eating habits or lack of them. It really did open my eyes to just how many children out there either refuse to eat or will only eat certain things. I suppose we have been lucky that both our children are good eaters, I can't imagine what it must be like for parents whose children don't. Hopefully the tips below will help you deal with 'when your child doesn't want to eat'.
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Thursday, 19 May 2016

CBeebies Play Time DVD Giveaway

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As you all know already little J loves CBeebies whether its watching it on TV, visiting CBeebies land at Alton Towers or playing the CBeebies apps he is addicted. When we received the new CBeebies Play Time DVD he was so excited. Seeing 12 of his favourite shows on the box he instantly asked to watch it. Over 2 hours long he watched it on and off throughout the day and it was definitely a hit.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Our Morning At Mattel Play Liverpool

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A few weeks ago we popped along to Mattel Play Liverpool for the first time. I'm not sure who was more excited about visiting, Little J or Me. I had read lots about the new interactive play centre and it was all positive. I was a little unsure about visiting at the weekend as I was worried it would be overcrowded so we headed down to the Albert Dock quite early on a Saturday morning.

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Wiplii Cardboard Toy Review and Giveaway

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Whether we are playing inside or out little J always has to have a tent or den set up. He loves to have a space were he can go and chill or play on his iPad. We have a pop up tent and I am always trying to jazz it up a little with cushions and stickers to make it look more appealing. When I fist heard about Wiplii and their range of cardboard toys I was really interested as I hadn't seen or heard anything like this before.

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Baby Born Train Andy Review

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Little J is absolutely terrified of dogs. I'm not quite sure how and when this happened as I can't recall anything happening to make him so scared. As a regular visitor to the park with us and also his Grandma and Grandad and I don't really want it to become an issue. It hasn't yet except for a few comments later in the day when he will randomly say something like ' The doggy won't get me will it?' When we were sent Andy a gorgeous interactive dog I genuinely hoped this would help him with his fear.

 
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Friday, 22 April 2016

My First Thomas & Friends - Rolling Melodies Thomas Review

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A few weeks ago we received My First Thomas & Friends Rolling Melodies Thomas. As you may know poor little J had chicken pox and wasn't feeling well at all but this really did put a smile on his face. 



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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Peter Rabbit And Friends - The Tale Of The Great Breakout

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Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit seem to be everywhere I look at the moment whether it's the classic tales or the new updated episodes which you can see on CBeebies. We are actually a fan of both and whilst the originals took me back to my childhood the bright and bold colourful Peter Rabbit and Friends is a big hit with little J.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Masha And The Bear DVD - How They Met

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Friendship and adventure abound with the heart-warming tales of three year old Masha and her retired circus star friend, Bear, in their first DVD collection released by Abbey Home Media on Monday 25th April. We stumbled across Masha and the Bear just recently and little J loves it. It's actually really cute and after reading about it online I noticed Masha was voiced by Elsie Fisher who also voiced Agnes in Despicable Me.

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Kiddyum Frozen Ready Meals

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Little J has recently been trying out Kiddyum ready meals. Now if you are a parent you may, like me think ready meals are not for kids. They are usually processed foods crammed full of salt and sugars to make them taste good. However after reading up on Kiddyums I was please to learn that they contain all natural ingredients, no added sugar and low salt.

Kiddyum Frozen Ready Meals
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Friday, 15 April 2016

A Twirlywoos and Bing Day

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Little J has become quite obsessed with cars and his garage that he received for his birthday. He wants to play with it all the time and even though I love watching him play with the garage, he so many other toys that I know he would enjoy too. So we had a garage free day and enjoyed playing with two of his favourite characters, Twirlywoos and Bing

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Celebrating Little J's 3rd Birthday

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If you follow me on social media you will already know that Little J's birthday didn't go exactly as planned as a few days before he got Chicken Pox. It's just typical isn't it especially when you have lots of fun and exciting things planned and he had waited so long for his birthday. As you can imagine he wasn't feeling great and probably celebrating was the last thing on his mind, but we did try to make his birthday and the days after as special as we could.

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I'm Off To Have Tea Party With The Gruffalo

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As most will probably know by now poor little J's birthday didn't go exactly as we had hoped as he had Chicken Pox. He is only just now starting to feel better now which is so sad because he missed his special day. However we did make a fuss of him for about a week later enjoying special treats, presents, visits from family and friends and lots of cake. We were sent a lovely Gruffalo party pack from House of Party which originally was meant to be for his nursery party but as he was ill we have had quite a few tea parties at home.

House of party - gruffalo
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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Num Noms Giveaway

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I recently came across Num Noms at our local Tesco. They were new in and seemed very popular as most of the stock on the shelves had gone. They looked fun and I am sure the kids will go crazy for these, wanting to collect all the different characters.

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Monday, 11 April 2016

Q Pootle 5 - Pootle The Explorer DVD Giveaway

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I can't believe it's been 18 months since we last reviewed Q Pootle 5 DVD. Little J is such a fan of the show and we are both so excited for the releases of Q Pootle 5 - Pootle The Explorer on DVD. Although we have CBeebies on TV I do like to have a back up of DVD's they keep little J entertained  especially on car journeys or when we go away.


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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Geronimo Festival Giveaway

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Geronimo is back and this year it’s going to be bigger and better. Seeing a return to Tatton Park in 2016 from May 29th – 30th and a new venue at Harewood House from May 1st – 2nd, expect a line-up jam packed with some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment, including TV favourites Justin Fletcher*, Mr Bloom, Andy Day, Alex Winters and Cook & Line from Swashbuckles. 
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