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Tag Archive for One year on

Once your baby is a year old, they will be crawling, walking and even running all over the place.

Fun games to play with toddlers – fruit frenzy review

Finding games to play with a toddler can be a bit tricky. If they’re too tricky, they lose interest quickly. Getting a good grounding in game playing will set them up for many years of fun and enjoyable games. We’ve spent a few days playing a new game from Orchard Toys – Fruit Frenzy. Read our Fruit Frenzy review to…

Glo-clock review – bringing a sunny smile to the mornings!

The other day we finally got round to going through the mountain of paperwork that seems to just appear out of nowhere. Now having two little monsters to keep us busy, sorting through pointless statements, notifications of bills we pay automatically and those special credit card offers that I’m apparently so lucky to have been selected for is simply a…

Building a Raspberry Pi Baby Monitor – Part one

As an expectant Dad, I was searching for helpful things to do in preparation for the arrival of our little one. Once I had all the essential items ready, hospital bag packed and nursery painted I set about a little hobby project. I bought a when they first came out – a tiny, cheap low power computer. Until this point,…

Super easy Vitamix hummus recipe for toddlers

Having a Vitamix blender makes preparing tasty and healthy smoothies, purĂ©e and soups quick and easy. And you have complete control over what goes in. As we try to broaden the flavours that our little one is used to, we’ve introduced this simple hummus recipe for toddlers – it’s super yummy and only takes a few minutes!

Best 80s Christmas movies

As Christmas is upon us, it’s time to get ready for the festive fun. Once all the presents are unwrapped, mince pies eaten and toys discarded, it’s time to put on a Christmas film. As a new parent, I feel a certain responsibility for setting out traditions and family favourites for my new generation. As my only frame of reference,…

Fun ride on toys – riding the wild WheelyBug

Once your little one has mastered sitting, crawling and taking the first steps to walking, a whole new world of toys opens. Most people remember getting their first car as a pivotal step towards independence and adulthood – getting your baby their first ride on toy is a similar such liberating gesture. Plus, he doesn’t know it yet, but I’ve…

Easy to use cloth nappies – Totsbots Easyfit

Once the mayhem of the first few months were over, we started to realise just how many nappies we were getting through in a week. I hadn’t quite prepared myself for the amount of waste and extra washing that such a small little thing could generate! We decided to try and cut down on the waste by switching to reusable…

Fun games to play with bean bags

You can have a lot of fun playing with the simple but versatile bean bag. As a parent, it’s been many years since my last encounter with a bean bag – probably a school sports day. But, like all timeless classics, bean bags are still there and still as much fun for children today as they always have been. Here…

Sleeping tight – GroBag review

Baby R is a serious night time fidget – from his very first night in the hospital he has always kicked and rolled and wiggled, so we transferred to sleeping bags from blankets pretty quickly. Our GroBag review explains why we love GroBags!