You’re hugely excited because you’re pregnant and you realize that this is going to be an extraordinary time for you – an event that will change your life forever. For your growing baby’s sake, there will be some adjustments to make so as to safeguard […]
Temper tantrums range from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and breath holding. They’re equally common in boys and girls and usually happen between the ages of 1 to 3. Some kids may have tantrums often, and others have them rarely.Tantrums are a normal […]
With there being so much to organise as a mother the last thing you have time for is the planning and preparation involved in play dates for your child or children. As parents, you be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to take your child on a day out and what to organise to entertain your children throughout the week. With all the toddler groups, soft play centres, sensory classes, gym classes, swimming lessons etc. on offer, the play date hosted at your own house, or round at a friend’s, can often get overlooked.
In our, often super busy lives, it can sometimes prove difficult to manage to schedule in play dates for your little ones. The benefits of play dates allow you to catch up with friends in a relaxed environment and you are able to observe what your toddlers are up to a lot easier than when you are out and about.
Here are some of our reasons why we hold play dates to be so valuable:
Toddlers can learn important life skills from their peers
Toddlers can build lifelong friends who they will cherish through milestones in their lives
Play dates allow you as a parent to see how your child interacts with their peers
Play dates allow your child to experience another family and their home
Children learn from watching and doing – they take it in and file it away for next time
Last but my no means least….play dates are fun for both parent and child!
Spending any time with your child is so valuable, however enjoying a fantastic book full of magical illustrations, and delivering fantastic messages to your child is invaluable. Here are a list of the top 6 children’s books aimed at 3 year + for you to enjoy […]
How many different ways are there to answer the never ending questions about having your second child? ‘When are you expecting your next child’, ‘Doesn’t he/she need a brother or sister?’ ‘Waiting a bit for the next child?’. The simple answer would be to tell people to get their nose out of your affairs and mind their own bloody business.
No-one can quite plan and predict the wonderful moment you find out you are expecting. Some couples are not 100% sure if they were meant to be parents, some times it’s planned and other times by complete chance and completely unexpected. Therefore, the thought of a second child is quite a daunting prospect that some couples just know they don’t wish to take.
Nothing seems so divisive as the subject of only children. There may be physical, emotional or financial reasons for not adding a second to your small brood of one. Some families may be desperate for another child but are unable to. Some of us have made the decision for personal reasons. So why does everyone feel the need to question and comment on it?
Comments only child parents will be familiar with include:
1. You’ll change your mind when your child grows up
2. You don’t really mean it
3. You’ll get broody again. By then it’ll be too late
4. Your being selfish
5. Your missing out
6. They’ll be bored and lonely
7. They’ll be selfish
8. When you die they will be left all alone
Let’s just all enjoy our children, no matter how many we have of them!
With some couples naming their bundle of joy from the very beginning and others leaving the ritual till after the birth – anything goes. Do you gain inspiration from googling A-Z of baby names, read over the popular names of the year or use an internet search baby name builder? One thing is for sure, as soon as you are your partner agree on that all important name your parents or in laws won’t!
Gaining inspiration from classic literature to popular television and movies, you’re bound to find something interesting, unique or unusual. Even if you don’t find the right baby boy or baby girl name along the way, it can be fun to read up on the origin and meanings of the names of your favourite characters or actors. There are hundreds of unique and unusual names to choose from.
Here are a few from you to choose from:
Alvin (from Alvin and the chipmunks) – meaning elf friend
Felix (from Felix the cat) – meaning happy and fortunate
Harry Potter – meaning home ruler
Bridget Jones – meaning exhaled one
Princess Beatrice -meaning happy
Princess Eugenie – meaning wellborn and noble
If these haven’t given you the inspiration required you could always google top 50 baby names of 2016/2017
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