During our first visit to Playmobil Fun Park we spotted German families with older and younger children towing carts instead of using pushchairs. They had the cool box and other "essentials" for a family day out in there; Sometimes even a child or two. I really liked the idea. These carts or toddler wagons looked so practical. Last year we bought a garden cart … [Read more...] about Picnic, festival and camping essential- Outwell transporter #tried and #welltested
Couple of years ago I vowed never to use toddler reins again. Then Max came along. My beautiful, extremely strong-willed baby, who turned into a toddler with a very independent spirit. He has been keen to run after his siblings ever since the moment he developed a recognition of who they actually were. Coinciding with Max's acts of independence I've been … [Read more...] about A Guide to Toddler Rucksack and Reins
Allen Banks is a stretch of the Allen river managed by the National Trust. We missed the Bat walk with the ranger 2 nights before (find out why- here), but I was still keen to explore this little piece of nature. Dadonthebrink was stuck working, so off me and my brood went. The Allen Banks walk was for me: I love walking along rivers, watching the water run down over rocks, … [Read more...] about Allen Banks: How far can a 22 month old toddler walk?
Imagine a bitter cold, but sunny day. You decide to go for a little walk at one of your favourite National Trust properties. On your walk you stumble upon a café terrace with sheepskins on the chairs and warm woollen blankets ready to wrap up in. It is so tempting to just snuggle down with a warm hot chocolate! Alas, your children will not even contemplate that. They have … [Read more...] about Waddesdon Manor in the winter
Extended breastfeeding. I'm not sure of the current trends in breastfeeding. There certainly is a lot of advocacy for it around and you see more and more cafes and restaurants display a breastfeeding welcome here sign. When they are tiny babies not many bat an eye or those prude and small minded tut and look away, but then there comes a time once you've started the weaning … [Read more...] about Baby led breastfeeding- breastfeeding beyond 6 months