Siblings: Toddler meets Baby, My Most FAQ

One of the most frequent conversations I have with parents goes a little like this……………………….. 

Parent: My toddler has started to ——————- towards my baby.

Insert type of aggression: push, pull, throw, hit, slap, bite, pinch.

Me: When did this begin?

Parent: I think it started a few weeks ago when they baby started —————-.

Insert Milestone: sitting, crawling, weaning, talking, standing, walking

Me: When does it happen?

Parent: Normally, when I’m there, it definitely feels like its for my attentionf ollowed by; But I make sure they don’t feel displaced by baby and/or, But I give them loads of one to one and/or, But they love their brother/sister so much.

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Toilet Training – Are they ready?

Toilet Training is one of those milestones that causes stress for most parents, especially with more and more pre school services expecting them to be independent regardless of age. A lot of parents are feeling the pressure to train and not sure whether their child is actually ready.

If you are not feeling this pressure then my personal attitude is wait, wait and wait some more. You can only start potty training too early there’s no such thing as too late. Don’t be pushed by Granny or by neighbour Janet most importantly even after reading my advice go with your gut. You know your child best.

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A little giving and receiving. Gift Ideas!

I’m pretty pragmatic generally gifting and love if I know what someone wants in the first place and then get that for them rather than just buying “stuff” for the sake of not being empty-handed.  I’m also a huge voucher fan for young and old. My top fives include gifts I’ve  already bought for this Christmas 2018 and items I love and would love to see the boys getting. Every item comes in under €50 i think. Pair them up together if your on a bigger budget.

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What is child friendly eating out to you?

After a week’s blissful staycation in Dingle it’s the topic on a lot of my followers lips. I post plenty on my stories so you saw us eating out allot and it thankfully was very successful. For me to describe an eatery as child friendly, it means I’ve had a successful meal there with my boys. By successful it must involve me eating a full meal at a normal pace, a meal I consciously ordered and I’m not leaving the building sweating, crying or embarrassed.

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