Month: April 2016

The downside to blogging

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A few weeks ago I had my first negative experience as a blogger. I wrote an article for another website about the positive side of sending your child to nursery. A couple of anonymous comments were left on the website by posters strongly opposed to sending children to nursery.

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A Royal Tea Party with Disney Princess Toddler Dolls

To celebrate National Tea Day on the 21st April, Jakks Toys kindly sent Izzy and Clara everything they need to have their very own royal tea party.

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The girls put on their poshest party frocks and set up their new Sofia the First Tea Set and their Disney Princess Toddler Dolls. While I prepared some afternoon tea treats, they happily played together, pouring cups of tea for all their royal friends.

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Scratch Sleeves: Stop toddlers pulling out their hair

We’ve been having a bit of a problem with Clara over the past few months. She has been pulling her hair out which has resulted in some big patches where her hair is thinning and short. It’s a comfort thing – she sucks her thumb on one hand and with the other she plays with her hair, wrapping it around her fingers and pulling it. As she always sucks her left thumb, she only pulls the hair she can reach with her right hand – so she has lovely blond curls on one side of her head and short, wispy hair on the other side. However, in the past few weeks the situation has really improved and we are feeling positive that she’s going to break this habit.

The turning point was when I searched on-line for advice on how to stop toddlers pulling their hair out. I came across this website for a company called Scratch Sleeves. I ordered a set of Scratch Mitts for Clara to try, and then the company very kindly sent Clara a PJ top to review.

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