Moving house can cause even the calm and collected parents to have a mini melt-down. As parents, we love our toddlers, but factoring in these tiny ticking time-bombs can be a real struggle and bring operations to a halt. Mums and dads should not fear the prospect of a Peppa Pig-fuelled tantrum in front of the removals guys; the five tips below will ensure that you, and mini-me, both have a seamless and anxiety-free day.
Elizabeth in her Joie ‘every stage’ car seat.
You know those items used every day without really thinking about them? Well, I think a child’s car seat has to be one of them.
You strap your child (or children) into them every day, possibly more than once a day, without giving it too much thought. Unexpectedly your offspring will make a remark that forces you to take a close look at said item.
In our case, it was the day my eldest daughter, Helen, said; “Daddy, my car seat is too small.” View Post
Here I am, struggling to hold a ‘Finnish maternity package’. These things are great; a wonderful way for a nation to welcome its newest citizens into the world.
Finland; a Nordic nation with a small population, short winter days and long winter nights. A nation famous for giving us Nokia, the Moomins and Lordi, the outrageous rock group who won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest.
It’s also a nation with one of the lowest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world. This has largely been put down to a generous “maternity package” and maternal health system provided to all mothers. View Post
If there is a line in the sand, my pre-schooler will cross it.
Someone help me with a puzzling issue I have. Why is it my pre-schooler is more willing to do what she’s told when the request comes from a non-parent?
I’ve noticed Elizabeth has become a lot more stubborn recently. I think she is going through a stage where she is testing boundaries. If there is a line in the sand to cross, she will go ahead and do it. View Post
This is a sight that gives Toddler Adams the fear. I really don’t know how we should handle it. Pic credit below.
I’ve faced a new challenge this week. It’s taken me quite by surprise; getting our youngest daughter to take medicine.
The little mite has, unfortunately, had a mild dose of tonsillitis. The GP prescribed her antibiotics to clear it up. View Post