“It’s Complicated” My Relationship Status With Toddlerhood

“It’s Complicated” My Relationship Status With Toddlerhood
It’s Complicated... As a woman in my thirties, it's the FB relationship status that has always had me rolling my eyes. Like, come on guys, you can’t get it together enough to work out whether or not you’re in a relationship AND you want your nearest and dearest 300+ friends on social media to know about it? Well, it turns out...

25 Ways To Totally Offend Your Toddler + 10 Hilarious Pics Why My Kid is Crying

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Toddlers. They are temperamental little buggers right? The pint-sized dictators of our hearts and breakers of our souls. God forbid they tried to be consistent or any level rational. On the upside, their complete lack care for anything but themselves makes these little narcissists ever-so-easy to offend…  We know toddlers can be an unpredictable bunch. One moment, they’re happy as Larry...

Three Life Lessons I’ve Learnt from Toddler Tantrums

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Toddler Tantrums? Ugh. When your babe's throwing a full blown wobbly there’s some life lessons in there for you, Mum. Don’t believe us? Read on. Toddler tantrums. They’re thrilling, aren’t they? Personally, I never feel more alive than in those moments when my 18-month-old is sprawled on the floor, banging his little fists and screaming like a banshee. We’re living in glorious...

A Bucket List for Babies: 33 Things to do Before You’re 3!

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Children have the foundation of their personality shaped by the play, exploration and learning they undertake before their third birthday. These formative years develop the essential communication, creative and technical skills they will carry throughout their lives. DUPLO has compiled a witty and heart-warming, “Bucket List for Babies”. A checklist for kids and parents alike, that summarises the joys and...

Toilet Training Pitfalls: 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Toilet Training!

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Toilet training can bring anyone to tears, frustrated mums included. Here’s how to stay sane and make it happen, no stress, no mess. I’ve just emerged from the darkness of what seemed like never-ending toilet training. In the middle of this journey you can be fooled into thinking you’ll never make it out the other side. But surprise, you do!...

19 Things About Toilet Training You Won’t Find in the Parenting Books

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So, your kid is ready to start toilet training huh? Yet another fluffy milestone in your angelic little cherub’s short life so far.... You’ve read the articles, you’ve consulted the books and you’ve spoken to your friends who’ve been through it.  Surely it can’t be that hard, right? I mean you’ve got all you need…you’ve done the research, got the toilet...

When Does my Baby Need Shoes?

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With so many styles and sizes of children’s shoes on the market from newborn and up, it can be confusing which ones to buy and when to buy them! When does my baby need shoes? What is the most important criteria when choosing them? Is a good fitting pair of shoes really that important? Read on and all will...

Don’t Blame Me for My Kid’s Bad Behaviour

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We’ve all judged that parent with the badly behaving kid.  You know the one. With the kid that whinges, whines, hits, hurts, back talks or bites. We look at the kid and see their behaviour as a reflection on their parent. As if somehow their kid would be better behaved if they were a better parent. But I’ve been that parent....

The ULTIMATE Guide: 20 Best Tips for Flying With Toddlers!

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Having parents from opposite sides of the globe, flying was destined to be part of my daughter’s life. At 3 years of age, she’s got two passports, thousands of frequent flyer miles and has completed four return trips to the UK with many more ahead. Adding a toddler to the mix changed everything I knew about flying. I quickly came up...

The No Bullsh*t Reality of Being a Toddler Mum

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Bravo! Your baby has turned two. Cut the cake, blow out the candles and celebrate surviving the first years of parenthood. But be warned. Just when you’ve dragged yourself out of that sleep deprived state that is having a baby, you stumble straight into a whole new stage with its own insanities – welcome to toddlerhood. Yes toddlers are cute. They...

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