Monthly Archives: September 2016

Mop

Do Steam Mops Work? My Quest to Make Cleaning Our Home Easier…

We’re currently having an extension built on our house, and along with the extension comes a brand new open plan kitchen/dining/living room. One of my current dilemmas for our vastly increased floor space is figuring out how to make our lives easier when it comes to cleaning it, since we are going to be increasing our square footage by around 60%. This led to me wondering do steam mops work, and will owning one make cleaning this HUGE new floor space any...

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Baby eating puree

How to Puree Baby Food – Tools, Tips and Tricks

Unless you are a die-hard baby led weaning advocate, it is highly likely that you will feed your baby puree at some point of your weaning journey. You may be unsure on how to puree baby food though, wondering how to cook the food in the first place, and whether you need any special blending gadgets. I’ve gone ahead and outlined the basics of how to puree baby food, along with a few of my recommendations for weaning. All you will need to think about is what to...

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Toddler Brushing Teeth

Toddler won’t brush teeth? Here’s our secret weapon…

Our little boy HATED brushing his teeth until exactly 5 days ago. We’re currently on holiday with friends, whose little girl is only a few weeks younger, and this game changing piece of advice was divulged on the first night of our the holiday. I honestly don’t know why, but it works. If your toddler won’t brush their teeth, keep reading to unlock the secret to shiny, tiny teeth on your little person.

Our teething journey so far

My son got his first tooth at 8...

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Milk splash

How to Freeze Breast Milk Safely

If you’ve chosen to breastfeed your baby, I have no doubt that there will come a time when you wish to express and store your milk for future use. In which case, you need to know how to freeze breast milk safely, to ensure that your baby does not catch an upset stomach, or worse, from badly stored milk.

Before freezing

  • Pump your milk into sterile containers and wash your hands prior to pumping.
  • Do not overfill your storage containers as the milk will expand...
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Crib

From Cot to Bed – How to Ease the Transition for your Toddler

I’m writing this post as my little boy is about to make the big move from cot to bed, at the tender age of 2 years old. We are planning to make the change in a few weeks’ time, at the same time he will also move into his bigger new bedroom. As I, myself, research how to make the transition from cot to bed as easy as possible on the child, I wanted to pass on some advice, and I’ll provide an update a couple of months down the line as to how things progress,...

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Sleeping Toddler on Mum's Shoulder

How to get a Toddler to Sleep Through the Night – 5 top tricks

Most new parents realise that they won’t be getting the same amount of sleep after child as before child. I knew that having a baby would mean I wouldn’t get a proper night’s sleep for 6 months or so. However, what I didn’t realise is that this doesn’t just last for the first 6 months, it could go on for years. If you’re reaching exhaustion after a year or more of not sleeping, then you’ll want to keep reading for my tips on how to get a toddler to sleep through...

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Coffee

Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker Review – How to Overcome that New Mom Zombie Feeling!

You don’t quite believe it until it happens. I’ve always been a lover of sleep, I’m an 8 hours a night kinda girl, and have always claimed that my hangovers are only at their worst when I don’t get my 8 hours. My biggest fear of having a newborn was the knowledge that those 8 hour sessions would become a thing of the past. If you don’t already drink coffee, you might want to start. If you do already drink coffee, here’s my Nespresso Pixie espresso maker review,...

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Slow cooker meal

Morphy Richards Slow Cooker – New Parenting Must-have!

I used to really like cooking. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t cook from scratch every night, and we would have the quick cook oven pizza and chips or a takeaway at least twice a week. But at weekends, I wouldn’t mind taking a couple of hours to make a love beef wellington, or to bake some homemade chocolate brownies. Having a baby changed that, and I learnt to fall in love with my Morphy Richards Slow Cooker. It meant we could still have a lovely home cooked...

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Medela Swing Maxi in box

Best Double Electric Breast Pump

Most mothers that are planning to breastfeed will consider the use of a breast pump. Really, you should be the most interested in which is the best double electric breast pump, as I can tell you straight out that using a double electric breast pump will save you a lot of time and effort whilst you are expressing. Whether it be so that you can simply express enough milk to enjoy a much needed night off, or to allow the baby’s father some bonding time during a...

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Kindle Fire Kids Edition

Kindle Fire Kids Edition Review

If you want to find out more about a great and budget friendly tablet for toddlers, then look no further than my Kindle Fire Kids Edition Review. I’ll be digging into all of the key features of the device, and also pointing out a few flaws along the way. If you already have a Kindle Fire Kids Edition, then check out my post about a great pair of headphones for your child.

My little boy has had his Kindle Fire Kids Edition for around 3 months now, after he...

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