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Sensory Hoop DIY

19th 05 2017. Posted in Baby Play by elliekelly

 

When Neive was around 3 months old i wanted to make her a sensory toy to play with. We had been going to Baby Sensory class for a few weeks so i had a few ideas of what type of thing she would like to grab and look at.

After a little time on pinterest i decided on a Sensory hoop, I have a few Hula Hoops for work and a draw full of ribbon. I went on the hunt around the house for more things that i could use and came up with the below list.

  • Ribbon of all different colors, textures and thicknesses.
  • Bubble wrap
  • Some wooden Christmas decorations
  • Bits of round material I tied up

Firstly i cleaned the hoop with anti bac wipes and then i tied bits of ribbon to the hoop so they hung off and wrapped some around the hoop. I used sellotape for the bubbles wrap. I knew i wasn’t going to leave her with this on her own so although i did my best to make everything really secure i wasnt to worried about the knots and tape.

I held the hoop over her head while she lay on the floor and she would follow the ribbons with her eyes when i moved tit around, she then began to grab for them and i used to do tummy time with her in the middle on the hoop, she would love feeling all the textures of the bubble wrap and bits of material as well as grabbing at the decorations.

I later discovered the hoop sat perfectly on top of her octopus mat so i didn’t always need to hold it up for her (bonus!).

I used this with her from around 3 months to 5. Some pic’s below of the hoop, I cant find any of Neive in it which is such as same. I really need to organise the 1000’s of baby pic’s i have.

 

 

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Baby Einstein DVD’s

19th 05 2017. Posted in Baby Play by elliekelly

 

A friend of my mums told her about these DVD’s and recommend them. I got Neive her first one when she was about 3 months old and she wasn’t really fussed although she did watch the T.V on and off when it was on.

It wasn’t until Neive was around 4 and a half months old that she really got into it and i purchased the second one. I will use one of these around twice a week. They are ideal when Nevie is in her jumparoo and i either need to get some house jobs done or a answer a few emails. She has a little jump and watches the T.V for the full duration. She even laughs to herself when the puppets come on which is so cute.

They are full of music and sensory images so great for baby’s development as well and my sanity even when i just need to sit down for a bit.

I know i will have to let the likes of The Night Garden and Mr Tumble into our home and lives at some point but I’m just not ready yet!

 

 

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Hawaii / Moana Party Table Styling

12th 05 2017. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  Timelapse from our Moana / Hawaii themed party a few weeks ago. You can see more images and info on the Party Pieces blog     

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When and How to Wash Baby Toys

11th 05 2017. Posted in Baby Play by elliekelly

  When Neive really started to play with her toys I thought I better start washing then. I wasnt too sure what to use and how often i should do this so i spent some time on Google and asking friends. I thought it might be helpful to share what i did. We have a […]

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Baby friendly holiday Isle of Wight

28th 04 2017. Posted in Family & Life by elliekelly

  We got back last night from a short Family holiday on the Isle of Wight to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. With two dogs, four adults and one baby it took quite a bit of searching to find the right place. I had to write about this place as the owners really put […]

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Emergency Blanket – Sensory Baby Play

20th 04 2017. Posted in Baby Play by elliekelly

  I got this top play tip from my NCT friend Kim and it has been one of Neive’s favorite baby play things since she was around 5 months old. An Emergency blanket! They cost about £1.50 so a total bargain for hours of baby play fun. I got mine from Amazon in packs of […]

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First blog as a mummy

4th 02 2017. Posted in Family & Life by elliekelly

    So after a very long time away from blogging I’m back, and now I’m a mummy!! I had Neive (Neive Isla Kelly, 8lb) on the 24th June and I can’t believe she is already 7 months old. How time has flown. I took a few months off work while the team looked after […]

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Buttons is 5 !!!

21st 06 2016. Posted in Making & Baking, Parties by elliekelly

      As I sit in the Buttons office on my last week before Maternity leave starts (eek) I cant quite believe that Buttons Children’s Parties is 5 years old this June! Time has flown by and I have achieved more than I thought possible when I decided to start my own children’s party […]

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Getting the nursery ready – time lapse

9th 06 2016. Posted in Family & Life by elliekelly

  We have been working on the nursery on and off for weeks in between work and all the other job and with two weeks to go we are finally finished, i think. How can such a little person need so much stuff!    

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Cloud Mobile

17th 05 2016. Posted in Family & Life, Making & Baking by elliekelly

  Our task for the Make Films course I am taking was a ‘How To’ film so I made mine on the cloud mobile I was planning for the nursery.      

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Ellie KellyHello & welcome to my blog

I'm Ellie a lover of celebrations, bunting, balloons and bubbles. This is my party and lifestyle blog. I'm married to Mr Kelly, we have a 4 year old Border Terrier, Milo and a baby on the way. Put on your party hat, grab a bit of cake and take a look around.

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