co sleeping, sickness, toddler

I Wish We Co-Slept!

Co-sleeping is always a topic that causes much debate amongst parents (and non-parents too). Some people swear by it while others choose to completely avoid it. I can understand both arguments but once everyone is getting a decent sleep I think that is the most important thing. As a baby Aidan would co sleep with me when his Dad was…

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activities, Christmas, craft, toddler

Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

  With the festive season approaching it is time to get creative – mainly because the weather keeps us pretty housebound. I have snooped around Pinterest and put together a list of crafts that I want to try (keyword being try!) with Aidan during the holidays. Christmas Wreath Painting with Dish brush Toddler Christmas Tree cards Letter Ornaments Snowman Letter…

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activities, craft, DIY, toddler

DIY Bath Paints

With the horrible weather and the lack of daylight being home with a toddler all day can be a terrifying task. I spend hours searching Pinterest for new ideas to try but find many things aren’t suitable for toddlers or contain products and ingredients from America. I should also point out that the least amount of clean up the better…

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routine, sleep, sleeping, toddler

I Hacked the Toddler

Hacked the toddler

Last night the Toddler child did not want to go to sleep. Now he is known for kicking up when he is put to bed by his Dad so we just ignored his antics and after one or two “resettlings” he┬ádozed off. At midnight he decided that sleep was in fact over rated and it was time for us all…

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Aidan, parenting, tantrums, toddler

Toddler Tantrums

Ellen / November 11, 2015

At the end of the month Aidan will be one and a half (or 18 months if that’s your thing) which means he is definitely a ‘toddler’. Toddlers are tough work – they can walk, or in his case run, they can climb and reach things that once towered above them. They are uncooperative and very independent, but they are…

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Aidan, toddler

Peaceful Toddler Bathtime Tips

Ellen / October 28, 2015

Apart from the first few early weeks, Aidan has never been a fan of bathtime. He will either scream from the second his skin touches the water (which is neither too hot nor too cold) or he will save it up for a major meltdown when the washing actually begins. This usually results in a stressful, 2 minute, not rinsed…

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