Gift Guide for 1 year olds.

Are you wondering what to buy your little one for their first birthday?  Are you struggling to find the perfect gift? Well, dont stress… because I have found some lovely gifts for some brilliant prices at What2buy4kids. I have picked out 9 gorgeous gifts that I think would be suitable for a 1 year old babygirl like my daughter, Alyssia. – Gifts under £10 – Pull along mouse – I am a massive fan of wooden toys, and Alyssia has got a…

Pregnancy and postpartum essentials 

My top 10 pregnancy must haves are:  Seabands  Pregnancy / Nursing pillow Maternity clothes & shoes Stretchmark cream  Ginger Gaviscon  Good information  One born every minute  Memory foam mattress topper  Exercise ball  Seabands – If you’re anything like me and have suffered or are suffering with morning sickness (all day sickness) or even if you don’t, I definitely reccomened buying these even if it’s just to prevent the dreaded nausea. I was so so poorly for the first 13 weeks of…

Baby Essentials 0-12 months

So I have been saying for a long time now that I would write a list of essentials that I have found most useful during the following periods:  Baby essentials 0-6 months  Baby essentials 6-12 months  I was going to write these as 2 separate posts, however because Alyssia is 14 months old now, I thought i was abit late so I thought id put them both into one.  Baby essentials 0-6 months  Nappies & wipes  Bodysuits & sleepsuits Dummy…

– Family meal plan with a toddler – 

Last week I completely fell off the bandwagon, I didn’t meal plan, I wasn’t very organised and we ended up having takeaway twice in one week (spending even more money) as we ran out of food pretty quickly.. This always seems to happen when I don’t meal plan and I regret not doing it straight away, so this week I have written my meal plan & shopping list the night before the food shop. This is what I have planned…

Sleep training my 1 year old

Up until now Alyssia has been a brilliant sleeper, I must admit she was never the ‘textbook baby’ but after 3 months of colic and a (then) undiagnosed dairy allergy.. she began to sleep through the night. Alyssia is now 14 months old, and while we have been dealing with spurts of seperation anxiety, we have overcome it and she has slept well. She rarely ever wakes in the night and that’s amazing, but our struggle is getting her to…