Little Angels Nappy Review

We were asked recently to try out the Little Angels nappies from Asda. Since baby girl was born 5 months ago we have tried out numerous brands of nappies. From expensive Pampers to the budget Aldi nappy. I love to see how they work and if they keep her dry and comfortable over night. Now baby girl sleeps through the night I need to make sure the nappies keep her skin dry while she sleeps for 8-10 hours.

We tested the size 3 Supreme Protection nappies from the Little Angels range for 1 week.

Little Angels Nappies size 3

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How to plan a baby-friendly trip to Blackpool

When my husband was a child he used to love going to Blackpool and now we have a baby hopefully we will be able to and visit there soon so he can share his experiences with her.
When Visit Blackpool asked me if they could write a guest post for my blog on how to plan a baby friendly trip to Blackpool I thought it would be a great idea, especially with the Summer Holidays coming up. So here it is below. I hope you enjoy reading it and it gives you some pointers at what to do in Blackpool

Planning a baby-friendly day out in Blackpool is easy. Honestly, there’s so much to do there. It’s a fun-packed destination that the whole family can enjoy – from the acclaimed beaches to meeting all the animals at Blackpool Zoo, here are some things that you and your young ones will love.

Blackpool Zoo

There are over 1,500 animals at Blackpool Zoo and loads of different activities to try out. Park the pram by an enclosure and watch the flamingos, zebras, meerkats and giraffes graze, while the kids look on in awe with their imaginations running wild.

It’s a fabulous day out with brilliant animals and loads of places to take a seat to enjoy some lunch, but keep a lookout on the free-roaming cheeky monkeys!

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KidloLand App Review and Giveaway

I was offered the chance to review the fantastic app from Kidloland which is aimed at ages 0-5 years old. I had never heard of KidloLand before so was very interested in what their app could offer a 5 month old.

 

My initial questions were:

 

  • Would it be too old for a 5 month old?
  • Are there lots of activities to do?
  • Would it keep an older child occupied?
  • What was the quality of the images like?
  • Do you get your monies worth?

So the app was easily to download from the app store onto my iPhone. I was eager to see what the app was about.

KidloLand review and giveaway - lullabies, colours, shapes

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How can we help our children to learn about sharing? – WILF Books

I was contacted by the lovely people at WILF Books asking if they could guest post on my blog to let all you all know about their new sharing-based children’s book delivery service.

Now you all know how much I love books so I’m very happy to help. I think it’s a fantastic idea and I’m very delighted to spread the word of this service that they are offering.

 

WILF Books - Inspire Imagination book sharing childrens
Image from WILF Books

 

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The Mummy Clique

Don’t you hate it when you walk into a room and everyone looks up at you?

That happened to me today.

This week was my daughters first baby sensory class. At 4 1/2 months old we feel as if we have been on the waiting list forever.
I can see why now.
The class is full of the ‘mummy clique’ parents.

 

“The Mummy Clique”

 

These are all mummy’s that have been before, probably since the week their babies were born.

And yet here they are starting the classes all over again.
No wonder there is a never ending waiting list as you will never get onto the course.
Or if you do your baby will be too old for the 0-6 month class and so you start all over again with the 6-12 month classes.
The town I live in has about 23,000 residents, and this is the only baby sensory class so I feel it’s a bit unfair that the same parents keep signing up to the same blocks of classes over and over again.
Not letting others get a look in. But then this is the mummy clique. They attend all the other baby groups locally. As one mummy told me.
“We haven’t seen you around before and we get out and do some group or play everyday”
I really felt like an outsider from the moment I walked in until the very end. But my daughter really enjoys sensory stuff so I’m doing it for her.
It would have been nice to have felt more welcomed, I don’t want to join the ‘inner circle’ as that is not my type of thing.
I felt so out of place with the singing and signing as I knew nothing.
To be honest the teacher never helped as she just said we do the same song every week so you will soon catch up.
Am I being wrong in thinking that it was a new set of classes, so expected for us all to be taught from scratch?
But then I’m not in the mummy clique so everyone else just carried on. There’s me trying to watch my baby and the teacher at the same time learning all the hand signs.
I know how beneficial baby sensory classes can be for babies, so I’m determined to make the most out of these classes for my daughter.

You should have seen her face when the light show came on. Moments like that are very precious and so worth me putting up with the ‘mummy clique’.Maybe the next class will be better…

 
 
*This blog was first posted on meetothermums.com

 

Little House of Science – Classes for Curious Minds

When I first discovered my love for Science I had just moved to secondary school. I don’t honestly remember doing any science at primary school. It was a shame because it became my favourite subject. All the way through secondary school and on to A Levels where I studied Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

Back when I was small there wasn’t opportunities to send children to science classes. Now I have found you can send your children to the Little House of Science and their Classes for Curious minds. 
Children are natural born scientists and it is never too early to start educating them about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Both girls and boys are curious to learn about the world around them and how things work. 
We see this from the moment children start to talk. They observe and ask questions. My 5 month old baby girl is already interested in everything around her. It’s funny to see her frown and stare at her toys taking it all in.
Children love to ask questions such as why is the sun so bright? How did the stars get into the sky? How do planes fly and cars drive? How are bridges built? How does the fabulous brain work? The questions are endless. 
Little House of Science - classes for curious minds

What is the Little House of Science?

Little House of Science offers project based weekly after- & in- school maths and science workshops for children ranging from 3 to 11 years of age as well as experiential sessions for babies and toddlers from 6 months.

They aim to make the classes fun. The little scientists get hands-on learning sophisticated maths and science, instead of just watching us make things go ‘pop’ and ‘bang’.They want to help contribute to children’s understanding of how nature and the world around them works. 

Their reputation has grown quickly as a company and they have a serious interest in teaching the children – making Little House of Science a better choice for parents.

Little House of Science has set up an annual Young Scientist Award together with the Institute of Physics, run the kids section at the annual Royal Society Summer Exhibition and works together with the Science Museum in London hosting joint guided tours.

They run a franchise as well which is perfect for people looking to work with children and help little future scientists.

The Classes:

Little Discovery - Little House of Science



Little Discovery – Age 6-12, 12-24 months


A class for mum and baby discovering the fascinating world around us. A new topic is taken each week and it’s explored and investigated through the senses. Babies are introduced to new ideas, shapes, colours, textures and sounds.                            
Little Maths - Little House of Science

Little Maths,

Rhythm and Shapes – 2-3 and 3-4 years
A class for toddlers learning about how numbers are everywhere. Music, shapes and colours are included as well as quantities and the numbers 1-10.

Little Science - Little House of Science

Little Science – 3-4, 4-7 and 5-8 years


Little Science offers weekly in-school or after school workshops for children aged 3-8 years. These classes help lay the foundations for future academic  progress. The children will learn about problem solving, decision making and how to process information.

Big Science - Little House of Science

Big Science – 8-11 years


Big Science classes are in-school or after school workshops and focus on expanding the knowledge learned in the eariler classes.




Here is a little bit about Little House of Science:

Little House of Science was founded by three ladies in London in 2014, (Veronika Covington, Liliana Crachilova and Elisabeth Keck), who saw the ever growing demand from children wanting to learn more about how the world works! Children who love science and are inspired by it. This led to the birth of Little House of Science.

Little House of Science Founders -first day
Denise O’Mara is joining the team, having spent her career and education in science and engineering with her last 10 years working in the industry/Engineering sector in the South of England. With two young children, aged 5 and 3, she is ready to bring Little House of Science to the children and families in the area of Southampton.
Denise is passionate about Science and education and has always been a big advocate of getting children interested in Science from an early age, so they can have a positive attitude towards maths and science in the later stage of their development.
Where Can You Find Classes?



You can find Little House of Science classes in and around London in various locations and also now in Hampshire. They have a timetable with lots of different classes throughout the Summer, Autumn and also Holiday Workshops and parties that they run. 

Little House of Science can also be found on FacebookTwitter and Youtube


Are your children interested in Science?
Would you take your little ones to a class?



*Disclosure – This is a collborated post