I have been thinking a lot about this the past few weeks. Why my daughter won’t have the same or similar childhood as me. Don’t get me wrong my baby is only 6 months old but it’s got me thinking already about what her life will be like as she grows older.
Firstly I want to tell you a bit about my childhood. As a child of the 80’s I grew up alongside my sisters (and later in the 90’s my little brother).
I used to have lots of fun playing around outside in all winds and weathers. Only coming in when it started to get dark. I used to play with anything we found. Not these high-tech games kids have nowadays.
My toys used to be sticks and a shovel and I would play with rocks.
I used to try to dig to Australia digging huge pits! I would make camps under the trees. Collect pieces of smooth glass, rocks and pretty pieces of pottery on the old rough ground near the old mine workings.
I came across the Little Passports subscription service through Angela over at Days in Bed. Little Passports have an Early Explorers kit, which is the one I received to review and a World Edition. They cover the ages 3-5 and 6-10 years old.
The idea behind Little Passports is to inspire your children to learn about the world around them. It’s an educational subscription box that will arrive through the mail every month.
A while back I saw an advert on Instagram from Childs Farm who were looking for Brand Ambassador’s. As a new mummy to nearly 6 month old now, I love to find out and discover new brands that I’d not heard of. Childs Farm was one of these. I love natural products that contain no nasties or are not harsh on baby’s skin. Oh and smell nice too!
So before I applied, I looked up Childs Farm and read up on what they are about.
This is our first mini break with baby girl. Travelling up the motorway with a baby is a completely new experience for us. We have travelled this same route for many years but this is the first time with a baby.
I have never had the need to check out baby facilities at motorway services before, but now that’s my main concern.
Will they be clean?
Will they have a chair so I can breastfeed?
Will they actually have a baby room or just a pull down changing table in the disabled loo?
So as you can tell for a few days before we left I was feeling pretty anxious.
We are now starting on that big journey – Weaning! That scary time for a parent. Your baby is growing up. They need more than milk now so you enter that phase and question yourself.
What on earth do you feed them?
We have started slow and began with baby rice mixed with some of my breast milk. Baby girl loves it!.
As a newbie to buying baby food packets and jars I didn’t realise that they have different time limits in which they need to be used by. The packets of baby rice have a month. Some of the jars have 24 hours, some have 48 hours.
How on earth will I remember what was opened when, and when I’m supposed to use it by?
Out of Date Mates
Well to make life easier Out of Date Mates have these amazing little magnets which you write the time/date on. I have chosen to write the time/date that the products need to be used by. But you can choose to write on the time/date you opened them.
I have been a Milton Ambassador for a few months now and I’m absolutely loving it!
Milton have been going for years and it’s my mums favourite brand. Back in the day when my sisters, brother and I were small mum was a huge Milton fan. She used to use the liquid concentrated stuff in the blue bottles whereas now I use the tablets.
I have one of those huge 5 litre bucket sterilisers where you can just throw everything in. Plastic baby cutlery, bowls, bottles, teething rings and plastic toys as well. Furthermore it’s one of those pieces of equipment that you can’t live without once you have one!
Oh and not forgetting all those breastfeeding pump parts.