Since Bear was born, I wanted all the toys for him. Well not ALL of them, but lots of brightly coloured, noisy, flashing lights, take-up-the-living-room type toys. I’m not totally against them, but recently, I’ve had my eye elsewhere. Wooden Toys. They’re just so beautiful and look so well made so when I was contacted to review a Hape Toys wooden toy, I jumped at the chance. I do want to change a lot of Bear’s toys over to wooden (obviously there are some toys he still loves and plays with) but I am wanting to introduce more to him. We were sent the Monkey Pop-Up Track* and it has quickly become one of his favourites. Also helping with his speech (I’ll explain that in another post), his counting and his sequencing, which is absolutely fabulous in my eyes.
Oh little bear, sometimes you break my heart, and my sanity. I love you so damn much it hurts, but this last leap has been so testing.
Having a 15 month old, I’m pretty used to these mental leaps, growth spurts, the testing times. But this recent one, has brought me to tears, mentally & emotionally exhausted me & wondered ‘what the fuck even is this?!‘ We are now seeing light at the end of the tunnel, ’cause we all know we get there somehow right?! But one thing is for certain, while I was struggling to figure out why my toddler just wanted to bite me, push the boundaries, and whinge more than Bing Bunny does in the space of an 8 minute episode, I knew it would be over soon, and gosh did I wish I drank more wine (it was most certainly needed).
Some of the first nappies we tried when Bear was born were ASDA Little Angels newborn ones, they were amazing on him & so easy to use, such great all rounders. There were no leaks or poo-namis either! (Well, he had a couple but he was newborn & they were to be expected ha!) We haven’t really used them since the size 2’s (people always want to buy nappies for us which usually happen to be other brands because of where they shop.) But we were recently given the chance to try out the newly designed & improved ASDA Little Angels Comfort & Protect Nappies* & (*Spoiler Alert*) it’s safe to say they have taken over from other nappies we were already using.
In March of this year, my lovely blogger friend Lisa & I (and my mum and the babes) attended the Baby & Toddler Show in Manchester. I wanted to attend the show in October 2015 when I was already almost 20 weeks pregnant. However, with the excitement of our pregnancy and my ever growing bump (and struggling with bad sciatica at the time) I decided against it and that I would attend once baby had arrived. Time passed, and with being so busy with a new baby, I eventually got around to going to the event the week after Bear’s 1st birthday. But hey, it says its a baby AND toddler show right?!
For a while now, Bear has slept like a dream. His routine for bedtime has been altered a few times but we’ve gotten there and it’s been so great. He’s been so pleasant and in such a great mood during the day when he’s had a better night’s sleep. He’s also always been a tummy sleeper. However, once he turned 1 years old, his naps became few and far between, his sleep started to alter slightly in that, in the last week or so, he has been fighting his sleep so much. Where he’s usually in bed asleep by 7pm, he’s been fighting it until approximately 8.30pm, which has been exhausting all round, I’m not going to lie. This is where Panda Kids Bamboo Pillows* came in.