Category: Family Life

Hape Scoot Around Toddler Bike Review | {#AD – GIFTED}

Hape Scoot Around Toddler Bike Review | {#AD – GIFTED}

I’m back talking about our favourite toy brand, Hape, again. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with them to help showcase their awesome range of sustainably made wooden baby and toddler toys and today I’m taking all about the Hape Scoot Around toddler […]

The Weekend Blog #4 | Summer is here!

The Weekend Blog #4 | Summer is here!

Ahh I am so excited about summer finally being here! This weekend we made a start on ticking off some of the things on our summer bucket list. SATURDAY Sean was working on Saturday morning so I decided to get myself and the littles out […]

Our Summer Bucket List

Our Summer Bucket List

So summer is officially here and I am determined to fill the next 10 weeks with adventures with my little family. We’ll be on a bit of a budget because we’re still saving so I’ve picked out a bunch of mostly free things we can do together while making memories that will last a lifetime. I’m going to record our adventures in a Summer Family Scrap Book and fill a special time capsule box with souvenirs. Of course I’ll likely share a lot of them on here too, starting with a family summer bucket list.

Go strawberry picking

Spend the day at the beach

Go on a woodland walk

Have a Teddy Bear’s Picnic with friends

Go to a theme park

Have a picnic tea adventure

Go camping

Visit the Story Time museum

Go to the zoo

Go to a fun fair

Play Pooh Sticks at Pooh Corner

Make a bird feeder

Have an outside movie night

Ride a horse

Build a blanket den

Go swimming

Paddle in the lake

Go to Leeds Castle

Go to the carnival

Pick our own flowers at Blooming Green

Ride on a boat

Draw chalk pavement pictures

Go to the farm

Visit a butterfly house

Go on a bug hunt

Read a different book every day

Feed the ducks

Paint a BIG picture

Bake biscuits

Sail paper boats with Daddy

Catch the train to somewhere new

Sing nursery rhymes on the bus

Collect Sea Shells

Find the Gruffalo at Bedgebury Pinetum

Go to the Theatre

 

I can’t wait to get started! What’s on your Family Summer Bucket List?

Baby Ball Play with Dooballs | {#AD GIFTED}

Baby Ball Play with Dooballs | {#AD GIFTED}

With William now almost four months I am loving introducing him to different play. I especially love watching Florence playing with him. We’ve been sent some really adorable soft play balls for the children to play with from Dooballs from BabytoLove and over the last few […]

Florence’s Farm Themed Birthday Party

Florence’s Farm Themed Birthday Party

Anyone who knows me knows that planning parties is totally my ‘thing’, it’s just something I love doing. This weekend we celebrated Florence turning two with a fun filled farm themed birthday garden party. This year I also put a lot of emphasis on the […]

Getting Started with Cloth Nappies

Getting Started with Cloth Nappies

It’s something I’ve been considering for some time, switching from disposable to reusable nappies.

I figured even if I used one cloth nappy per day, it was 7 less disposables ending up in landfill each week, 365 every year. And when you put it like that, it seems more than worth it doesn’t it? Imagine a pile of 365 nappies!

We started small. I bought an initial bundle of 3 nappies from Baba + Boo and then one more for William’s Easter Basket as well as a little pack of washable liners.

I was really excited to get started so put William in one the day they arrived. They were much easier to put on than I thought and actually looked super comfortable. He was still a bit teeny at that point so I put it on the smallest setting using the adjustable poppers.

I was so worried he’d poop (I SO wasn’t ready for that just yet) so I changed him after 2 hours, wrapping the nappy, liners & inserts all up together the way you would a disposable and using the Velcro tabs to close it up.

The washing of them though just seemed a whole new level of daunting and so despite weeks passing by they just sat there in the little lidded bin I bought for them until this weekend when I bit the bullet and popped them in the wash. I had been so worried about ruining them but really needn’t have been. I put them on a cold rinse, then on a 40 degree wash and then another rinse. They were absolutely fine! To dry them, I hung them on the line and ta-dah! All done. Oh my, so easy.

With them all ready and washed I decided to try a whole day with them today and it went so well. We even ventured out of the house AND finally tackled a poopy nappy.

After such a positive day, I’m now even more determined to go cloth full time and start reducing the impact we make on the planet with each nappy change. Do you use cloth nappies? Or are you tempted to? I’d love to know your thoughts, experiences & tips if you have any in the comments below!

Florence’s First Cinema Trip with Showcase Cinemas & PAW Patrol (GIFTED)

Florence’s First Cinema Trip with Showcase Cinemas & PAW Patrol (GIFTED)

Sean and I are big film lovers. Before having children we would go to the cinema at least once a week and it’s pretty much the only thing I really miss since becoming a parent. I’ve been toying with the idea of taking Florence to […]

Florence’s 23 month update – one month ’til 2!

Florence’s 23 month update – one month ’til 2!

Little Florence. Look how you’ve grown! We are on the countdown to your second birthday and I’m in a little bit of disbelief that this time next month I’ll be the mum of a 2 year old! So much has changed for you in the […]