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Bocketts Farm - Neive

Bocketts Farm – family day out

14th Jul 2017

  As well as Neive’s party we did want to have a quite family day with her to celebrate, at the last minute we decided on Bocketts Farm in Leatherhead. We thought something with close up animal opportunities would be better than the Zoo at her age and none of us were quite up for […]

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Eric Carle 1st Birthday Party

Eric Carle 1st Birthday

10th Jul 2017

  That was the fastest year EVER!   I know it’s a cliché and everyone tells you how quickly they grow up but I really couldn’t comprehend just how fast time was going to go, or how fast Neive was going to grow up. She is walking around and it seems so normal that it’s […]

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Baby play with Ice

Baby sensory play with ice

19th Jun 2017

  This is the perfect baby sensory play on days as hot as these! It’s sooo hot!! I do love the sun and the heat but i would rather be on holiday when it’s this hot, by a pool with a cold drink. Running around after a baby and hosting kid’s parties in 30+ heat […]

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Baby balloon play

Baby play with balloons

19th Jun 2017

  So simple and yet so much fun. With a garage full of balloon and helium Neive has been playing with a balloon for some time. When she was around 54 and a half months old I would tie a loop in the end of the string and put it around her foot. She loved […]

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Baby box sensory play

6th Jun 2017

  The classic baby in a box game. I must say Neive wasn’t as keen to go inside the box as i thought she would be. We haven’t done lots of play with tunnels yet though so i think she was a bit unsure. I cut some holes in the top of the box and […]

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Surprise box sensory play

6th Jun 2017

  I have been filling up a show box with random things from around the house for Neive for a few months now and today i remembered to get some photos of her exploring them. I had a few bits from the kitchen, tube of smarties as she loves a shake and grabbed things out of […]

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Baby play with tissue paper

30th May 2017

  This play idea I got after Neive pulled all the tissues out of the tissue box. How do babies know the things that make the most mess are the most fun! I took the now empty tissue box and re filled it with bits of tissue paper. It was so easily i just ripped bits […]

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Baby sensory play with bottles

30th May 2017

  I got this idea because Neive loves to shake marks Pepsi bottle around. I part filled one of the Pepsi bottles with water and a drop of food colour and one larger one with water, beads and star stickers. She had fun sliding them along the floor and shaking them but she wasn’t to […]

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Baby sensory – sticker play

30th May 2017

  Neive loves a sticker and she thinks it hilarious when I put stickers on her nose or head. I got some felt sheet from my art supply box along with some big flower foam stickers and we had a play last week. She spent quite a long time on this activity and liked to […]

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Sensory Hoop DIY

19th May 2017

  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 […]

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Baby Einstein DVD’s

19th May 2017

  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 […]

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When and How to Wash Baby Toys

11th May 2017

  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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