Month: January 2016

8 Storage Solutions for Toys and Books

Toys and books just seem to take over our house. It doesn’t matter how often we go through them and relegate things that are no longer played with to the loft, charity shop or rubbish tip, the collection just continues to grow. Christmas, and Izzy’s birthday right afterwards, brought a whole new influx of exciting toys and games, all which needed homes. I also committed to giving the whole house a good sort out during January, getting rid of things we no longer need and reorganising everything else, so having some good storage systems in place for toys is a key part of this. Of course we still have toys strewn all over the house, some which are too big to ever really be tidied away, but at least most things have a home!

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Explore the World with Little Passports

Little Passports is a monthly subscription package which delivers adventure right to your door. Over the next few months we will be trying out the Early Explorers subscription, for children aged 3-5, which we have kindly been gifted in return for an honest review.

We are also taking part in the Little Passports Affiliate programme, so if you click on any of the links in this post or on the advert on the sidebar, and go on to purchase a subscription, we will receive a small commission.

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Pampers Baby Dry Pants

We were sent a pack of Pampers Baby Dry Pants to try out, as part of the Emma’s Diary partner campaign. We have used Pampers before, but we hadn’t tried the pull up ones.

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Clara generally lies down really nicely to get her nappy changed but sometimes I do find myself chasing her around the room, hoping I can get her nappy on before she relieves herself all over the floor. The pull up style Pampers nappies are really easy and quick to get on – no more sticky tabs breaking off as you go to fasten them or realising half way through that you’ve put the nappy on back to front! And to remove you just rip the nappy down the side. (more…)

Winter Wonderland at Center Parcs

At the beginning of December we visited Center Parcs at Whinfell Forest in Cumbria. It was our third visit to the Winter Wonderland and it’s always a lovely way to start our Christmas celebrations.

It was a shame that the day before we went the girls both started to feel ill, with temperatures over 40 degrees, so they were both pretty tired and off their food for the first few days. They didnt let it stop them having fun and joining in. The In-laws joined us there as they have in previous years – it gives the kids chance to see them near Christmas as they live a few hours drive away. It also meant we had babysitters too!

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