Showing 50 posts from: 6months – 1 1/2 years

24
Oct

Sensory Basket

We had a great afternoon playing with HTC’s sensory basket yesterday….not sure who had more fun! Treasure/sensory baskets are a great way for babies and toddlers to explore using touch, taste, sight and smell. Encourage them to pick the objects they want to explore from the basket, but do stay close by to observe your Read more

17
Oct

Prize Dribbler

 Some days ACM is just one big drool-making machine. I can’t seem to mop it up fast enough with a muslin (his top would be soaked by mid-morning) so I decided to buy some dribble bibs. However, be warned, not everything that arrived through my door was as soft or as wearable as it looked in Read more

15
Oct

Beaker Time

                    Oh the transition from bottle to beaker… is there an easy answer?! In a nut shell – no there is not – but hopefully the below advice will help you find the perfect one: 1. Start by swapping the teat in your bottle for your Read more

17
Sep

Baby Proofing

The time has come for themummyyears to think about how to make our houses safe for the boys so we thought we would share our experiences with you. Each house throws up different challenges and dangers. So, where to start? Stair Gates: ACM has three steps into his bedroom, so we have opted for a Stair Read more

13
Sep

Question & Answer

Q. Good morning! I have a little question for you…my baby is cruising now, when should I put him in shoes? Should they be soft shoes or fitted?  Marie, Fairmilehead – Edinburgh A.  Hi Marie – thanks for writing in to us. As your baby is unlikely to be cruising around outside at this stage you Read more

9
Sep

Fab Find

So this weaning this has been fun and everything, but at times, it all seems like a heck of a lot of hard work. themummyyears is a great believer making things easy for yourself, which is why we were so chuffed to find these Zip ‘n’ Steam Bags in Lakeland the other day (http://www.lakeland.co.uk/10777/Large–Zip-n-Steam-Bags?src=gfeed&gclid=CMvgqYbgqLICFYcKfAodU3QAPA). Just Read more

15
Aug

Latest News From Bumbo

I’m sure a lot of people have Baby Bumbo Seats – and use them properly – but unfortunately sometimes it’s easy to do something which may seem more convenient at the time but is actually dangerous (like putting your Bumbo Seat on the dining table)…. Bumbo, therefore, are recognising the risks and taking appropriate action Read more

15
Aug

Up, Up and Away

                          One of our followers is off to Australia this week so has asked about how to pull off a long haul flight with a 6-month old.  Here are a few top tips to make a flight more enjoyable: Go with the flow. Read more

11
Aug

Soaring to New Heights

Finally I have found a highchair toy that does what it says on the box! There’s nothing worse than sticking a toy to the tray only to spend the next ten minutes picking it up off the floor and re-sticking it…   Yesterday that problem came to an end when I found the Lamaze Bendy Bug Read more

12
Jul

Rainy Days

  When the boys came along we were literally running scared. Stuffing each day full of coffees and errands – pushing the buggy in all weathers, often in aimless loops around The Meadows – we would do anything to avoid staring down the barrel of an afternoon à deux. After several weeks of this we Read more