Monday, 24 October 2016

Potty training progress

Oh it's been a while since my last post about potty training, seems like it has taken ages to train but I'm not in a rush.

I can't say that L is fully trained at the moment, since she started nursery we have a bit of delay with potty training as they didn't encourage it until I have mentioned that they should. For the past 3 weeks I have been packing spare clothes which weren't used, this buggered me a lot, but I know that it takes time.
We do have more or less consistent wee's and number 2's in the potty but I think we need to master wearing pants and going to potty without accidents.

They did few attempts with her but as nappy changing and potty training area is in a separate room L may not be simply aware of it or pay much attention to it. I do understand that when she is in a new environment it may take longer than usual, she is getting excited about kids, playing with new toys and not noticing that she needs a wee, but it does feel that we are doing 1 step forward at home and a step back when back at nursery. 

I'm not putting any pressure on L or nursery I just take it easy and observe and praise if things go the right way. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Obbabee Cutlery for toddlers giveaway

I have a very exciting giveaway collaboration with Obbabee- kids cutlery brand, for all little ones practicing their moves with cutting the food. L is not there yet, but she likes to use knife for pretend play as an alternative which I think might be another way of learning how to use little fork and knife. 

"Helping little ones to feed themselves is quite literally a messy learning curve for children and their parents.

Whether you’re talking food splattered walls, meal-time tantrums or awkward eating implements that just don’t sit comfortably in tiny hands, tots’ breakfast, lunch and dinner times all have the potential to end in tears. Well fear not because the new Obbabee progressive training cutlery range is here to help.

Invented by leading industrial designer Oliver Blackwell and exclusively sold and marketed by award-winning businesswoman and nursery product expert Julie Batten, Obbabee is now set to take the industry by storm having launched to great success at Harrogate International Nursery Fair in the spring.

The ergonomically-designed range is brilliantly simple but hugely effective, helping to make the transition to independent feeding fast and easy. Created using an injection moulding process, the clever, innovative design incorporates a triangular shaped grip ideal for hungry little hands, and also helps children to develop control and coordination.

Sleek and stylish to look at, whether you’re buying it for everyday use or as a thoughtful and highly practical gift, the science behind Obbabee means young fingers and thumbs are guided into the correct position for eating, also ensuring the cutlery is held in the
most comfortable manner. An appetising winner for the whole family!
This British-designed product is BPA free and proudly produced and packaged entirely within the UK. It is currently available in two colourways- teal blue and pink- with more colour options planned for next year. The beautifully made sets are priced at £14.99, and come presented in a clear plastic, portable container, perfect for eating on the go with children or giving as a present.

Julie, owner of popular nursery brand Sleepytot and one of the UK’s top 100 Mumpreneurs, says: “The Obbabee cutlery range leapt out at me from the start as a parenting essential. As a mum-of- three I understand that helping your kids learn to feed themselves is a real parental concern, as I’ve just experienced with my two year old daughter Elsie. I know these exciting products will touch a nerve with other parents".

“Not only does the range make life easier for parents, it also improves your child’s independence and confidence in their own abilities meaning they are much more involved in family mealtimes".

If you would like to be in a chance of winning, please enter the Rafflecopter form below (ends on 11 November):
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Good luck!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Battle with the weight: update 7

I did it! I forced myself to leave a house and to register with a gym! It's not your usual gym though, firstly it's a women's only gym and it's just across the road form our house which is perfect for me! When I popped it to see what it looks like I was really surprise to see so many women, no mirrors (which is a little bit dramatic, I would prefer to see myself being fat to motivate me even further and then to motivate myself by seeing success), no music as you have to listen for the buzzer that goes off ever so often meaning that you need to move from one exercise to another.

I have bought a Groupon voucher as I didn't want to pay for yearly membership if I wasn't sure if I can remain motivated to attend the gym. One of the instructors combined a list of exercises I need to do on their gym equipment and with the mat which for now seems like a doddle and not to hard. I have been there twice and I feel like I haven't done much, which I have told them but they are insisting that I should follow the plan and do only one 30 minute circuit at a time. 
But as it doesn't seem enough I pushed myself to go on a treadmill and to do more exercises at home. I think I overdid during the weekend as my abs were hurting badly for few days but I prefer pain to be a sign that it works rather than not to feel a thing.

My sister said that I have lost weight, I cannot say for sure but I'm back on track with losing weight which is amazing! 

How are you doing with your weight loss?