We escaped relatively unscathed when O was teething.  Apart from an odd day here or there his first teeth appeared without too much fuss.  Obviously I had bought a rather well known giraffe to help him through the teething pain but it was never really needed. G is a completely different baby to my eldest, they always say you don’t get two the same, and my boys are living proof of this.  G is a lot more vocal than O ever was and I feared teething would not be the mild experience we had had five years earlier.  Like his brother… View Post

When I was pregnant the first time I read every mother and baby magazine out there religiously.  I made lists of what we needed and bought almost everything off it.  The planner in me kicked in and I wanted to be prepared for every eventuality.  Somehow a Jumperoo passed me by.  Maybe it was because it was one of those items you don’t need for a newborn and in my pregnant state I was focusing on those first few weeks. My sister in law opened my eyes to the wonder of a Jumperoo as she had one for my nephew… View Post

I have to admit in the past I have not been the biggest fan of character clothing.  In my head I had the image of huge prints that looked like they had been stuck on poor quality t-shirts.  My mum laughed at me when I insisted O would never be wearing character clothes.  Obviously she realised I was saying one of those daft things people say before they actually have kids because the reality is children actually really like wearing their favourite cartoon characters on their clothes.  O was on cloud nine for about a week when I bought him… View Post

My eldest son is a huge Lightning McQueen fan.  I still don’t think he’s quite forgiven me for not allowing him to have a Lightning McQueen themed bedroom, although we did compromise on a few Cars wall stickers.  On our recent visit to Disneyland Paris one of his absolute highlights was watching the Motor Stunt Show, especially when his favourite red car made an appearance. When we were given the opportunity to review the Disney Cars Mack Truck Playset along with a couple of Disney Cars Vehicles I couldn’t think of a better boy to put it through its paces.  O… View Post