Review: Axkid Minikid Rear-facing Car Seat

Review: Axkid Minikid Rear-facing Car Seat

When I was pregnant with Autumn I researched everything I could think of that I might need to know about parenting. Once she was born, it turned out there was a LOT I hadn’t thought of! However, one thing I had looked into a great deal was car seats. I’d read a lot about the benefits of extended rear-facing and was determined to keep her in a rear-facing car seat for at long as possible. Over the last few months, we’ve been trying out the Axkid Minikid. View Post

Encouraging reading with graphic novels

Encouraging reading with graphic novels

Graphic novels have gained popularity in recent years. This is partially thanks to the fact that it’s now actually quite fashionable to be a geek! Of course, the influx in Marvel film releases over the last few years hasn’t caused any harm either. If your child refuses to read, buying a graphic novel could be a good way to entice them.  View Post

Growing healthy little feet with Dotty Fish

Growing healthy little feet with Dotty Fish

We all want to do the best for our children. I remember my parents being careful what shoes they bought me when I was growing up, as they knew the importance of looking after children’s feet carefully as they grow. This is something I’ve continued with Autumn, making sure that I have her feet measured regularly. However, I have recently learned about soft soled shoes and the effect they have on the health of baby’s feet. Dotty Fish have been working with The London Podiatry Centre to look into this – so here it is, the truth about what shoes your baby or toddler SHOULD be wearing! View Post

Why rear-facing car seats are the way forward

Why rear-facing car seats are the way forward

When Autumn turned 15 months old in January, we knew it was time for her to move out of her first car seat as she had reached its limit. From research I’d done when I was pregnant, I knew that I wanted her to be rear-facing for as long as possible. UK regulations now state that you must have your child in a rear-facing car seat until they’re 15 months. However, whether they change to forward-facing or not after that is your decision. I personally decided I want to keep her rear-facing as long as possible as, after scouring the internet reading numerous blogs and articles, I feel it is safer. View Post

Review: Stikets personalised labels and stickers

Review: Stikets personalised labels and stickers

Autumn is just like most other children her age; vivacious and constantly onto the next thing. Of course, this can lead to their clothes and other possessions getting lost if you take your eye off them for even a second. We’ve managed to lose cups at soft play and we’ve nearly left her coat behind too. Recently, I started thinking it could be a good idea to start putting stickers on things. This is where Stikets come in! View Post