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New parent tips for dressing baby with less stress

Persil non bio and Comfort Pure and recently released a few parenting tips to help combat baby dressing blunders.  I found the results quite interesting, and certainly very enlightening. For instance, did you know that poo explosions can be avoided by rolling down the envelope sleeves on baby vests? And you know that white dress you couldn’t resist? That’s going to be the victim of a nasty poo explosion, for sure. Oh, and while we’re at it take no notice of those who tell you not to bother with newborn baby clothes. Some babies are small enough.

new parent tips for dressing baby with less stress_ghostwritermummy.co.ukNow I’m not saying that I’m an expert or anything, but I have been a mother for eleven years now. And while I polish my mum of the year badge for the second time today, I thought I’d impart some wisdom. All around me, people I care about seem to be embarking upon parenthood for the first time, and it’s me they keep turning to for advice. At first, this was baffling. How on earth did I give the impression I knew what I was doing? What on earth made people think that I was some kind of font of knowledge? But it seems having four kids means that you do pick up a few tips and tricks along the way. And I guess now is the right time to say that I’ve always known those envelope arms on baby vests were invented so that you could avoid poo in the hair situations. See, told you I was an expert. Here are my seven new parent tips for dressing baby with less stress… (more…)

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Win £100 Amazon gift card from DC Kids!

Who’s your favourite superhero? What kind of special powers would you give yourself if you could be superhero? Why would anyone not want to be a superhero? These are questions that The School Boy asks me on an almost daily basis, and I have to say I’ll never tire of it. He’s always loved dressing up, and super heroes are his ultimate costume of choice. I love how he’s able to transport himself to another world, and his utter belief in his own powers is amazing. He hasn’t quite mastered the art of flying yet, but watch this space! And his favourite superhero at the moment? Batman, of course.

He got the Batman costume for his birthday last year and it finally fits him well now. So we’re in the middle of a Batcave most days right now, and it’s (mostly) a lot of fun. And great timing, since DC Kids have just launched the animated Batman Unlimited series, where Batman and his crime fighting squad battle it out against the cyber robotic animals to keep Gotham City safe. You can watch the series on the DC Kids YouTube channel from any device, which is great news for fans like mine!

For even more fun, there is an extended online experience on the websitewhere kids can play games, download free printable activities, read comic books, and more. AND there’s more! DC Kids is giving away £100 for Amazon, which makes it a great time to check it all out.

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Great Yarmouth’s seafront – the Golden Mile

As a child, we lived quite far from the sea, so any trip to the seaside was a big deal. We would pack a huge picnic, lots of spare clothes, buckets spades, towels and toys, and head off to the coast for the day probably once or twice a year. And we always went to Great Yarmouth. I have such fond memories of digging into the sand genuinely believing I would reach China one day. And cricket on the beach. And hide and seek behind the wind breaker. Only going so inf-requently definitely made these days all the more special. So why was Great Yarmouth so special? The Golden Mile, of course.

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Win a £150 giftcard to spend at Smyth’s Toys!

Did I mention we’re in the midst of a Scooby Doo obsession? I remember The Big One being the same at this age, and now The School Boy is Scooby mad too. It’s no bad thing to be honest; I used to love it as a kid too. The newer versions are really similar to the originals too, which pleases my purist side. So our evenings have been spent watching old DVDs, watching new DVDs, playing with Scooby Lego sets and even making up our own stories. Great fun! We’ve also been watching these amazing Scooby-Doo stop motion videos, which were created using the LEGO Scooby-Doo sets. Like I said, obsessed.

Thankfully,  new videos are uploaded weekly – so if you want to check them out, visit ScoobyDoo.com and subscribe to the WB Kids YouTube channel.

And if you want some of the Scooby Doo Lego action for yourself, why not enter to win a £150 gift card to spend at Smyth’s Toys? Enter here- good luck!

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