Showing 36 posts from: 1 1/2 years – 3 years


Art Attack

Some of you may recall a previous post we did on the 20th of dec 2012, Handmade. Well we followed it through so the day after HTC’s first birthday we went to the wonderful Potter Around and designed our first of twelve plates. It’s been a great year developing our artistic skills and watching HTC Read more



This has to become a Christmas Eve tradition… we just love it and definitely intend to do it in our houses this year. It’s an elf box. To be opened on Christmas Eve, it contains PJ’s, a Christmas movie, popcorn and a hot drink – but obviously you can adapt it to suit your child’s Read more


Top 10 Stocking Fillers…

Struggling with ideas for what to stuff their stockings with? Here are our top ten stocking fillers for wee ones – we can’t wait for Christmas morning to see the boys excitement at what Santa has left for them… 1. Bright Starts Having a Ball Giggables – fun balls which giggle when you roll them Read more


Table Manners

A major thing for most parents is to be able to rely on their child/children to perform beautifully at any dinner table so here are my top ten tips to make this happen- 1. Children learn a lot by example. If you want them to pick up good habits sit with them and show them Read more



We were recently sent the NUK Push Pull Junior Cup for the boys to test drive and it’s safe to say NUK has not let us down! HTC has the blue cup with the aliens on it, he has named each one! He was able to use it successfully straight away and I think his Read more


Guilt-free shopping this way…

Always on the look out for a unique baby buy, I’ve become a big fan of Run Native. An Edinburgh-based company with a cause, this fledging fair-trade e-boutique stocks one-of-a-kind items made by social enterprises (companies that reinvest their profits back into the community or cause they support) around the UK. From beautifully-made hand puppets Read more


Festival Favourites…

Yes, it’s that time of year again. With the festival nearly in full flow, we thought we would share some of our favourite shows from previous years that are coming back- The Amazing Bubble Man  at the Assembly Rooms – brilliant show for any age child they never get bored year after year! Tiddler and Read more


Come Dine With Me

Parents want to be able to rely on their children to perform beautifully at any dinner table, but it takes a bit of work to get there!Here are our top ten tips to make sure you can take them with you anywhere- 1. Children learn a lot by example so if you want them to Read more


Doe, a deer…

So, it’s a sunny day despite the snow still being on the ground yesterday, J has a random day off and we want to make the most of it. We grabbed our stuff – everything from sun hats to snow boots – and jumped in the car to head to the Scottish Deer Centre in Read more


The Kissing Game

This approach is a “no cry” sleep training tool. It works particularly well at bedtime for toddlers who do not start crying the second they are placed in the cot, but tend to play for a while and then cry. The advantages of the kissing game are: – It is particularly good for children aged Read more