Saturday, 27 August 2016

What Joey Wore #26

Welcome back to another week of What Joey Wore. We've been out and about this week and had a pretty unsuccessful trip to the Trafford Centre.

Outfit 1 
Top: Zara | Leggings: Baby Brain Apparel | Trainers: Nike
We went to the Trafford Centre in Manchester, we hadn't been in ages and it's one of my favourite places to go. This is also one of my favourite outfits on Joey, I love the colours and the animal theme. Joey was the only one who actually went home with some goodies like one of the In the Night Garden Ninky Nonk carriages.


Outfit 2
Top: H&M | Bottoms: Zara | Trainers: Nike 
I really enjoy mixing and matching Joey's outfits and think this goes well. We went to the park so didn't want to put him in shorts incase he fell.

As always we're linking up with This Mama Life for Weekend Tot Style. Also linking up with Make Do and Push for Funky Kid Friday.
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Until next week




Monday, 22 August 2016

Speech Therapy: Part 1

On Wednesday Joey had his first Speech therapy appointment. This was just a meeting for the specialist to observe Joey and ask us questions so they can get more of an idea as to what support Joey needs.

We met with two speech therapists at our local medical centre and we really didn't know what to expect. This was an initial meeting for the speech therapists to get an idea of what support Joey needs. So like in his 2 year review their was a small table and chair set out for Joey with toys on for him to play with. Because this was a new environment with new people Joey was pretty clingy and unsure but he enjoyed playing with some of the toys.

After discussing his development the speech therapist told us that Joey is definitely not at the development stage of the average 2 year old. Which is obvious to us but i felt a bit annoyed that she was poiting out the obvious.

We now have to have a home visit so that they can observe Joey at home and then they will be able to advise us more on what support they can offer. Also because of Joey's temper issues we're also looking to be reffered to a local specialist centre called The Bridge which supports children with special needs.

So at the moment I'm happy that the ball has started rolling with getting the help and support that Joey needs. Hopefully I'll have an update for you soon.

Have you had any speech support sessions with your child? Did it improve things?


Friday, 19 August 2016

What Joey Wore #25

This week has been amazing weather so we've been making those most out Joey's summer clothes.

Outfit 1

Top: Florence & Fred | Jeans: H&M | Trainers: Nike 
I nipped into Tesco last week and picked up the t-shirt from the sale for £1.50. I got it in size 3-4 years and it fits perfectly. His jeans are from H&M, they're getting a bit too snug so I'll have to get him a bigger size soon.


Outfit 2
Denim shirt: Zara | Roqmper: Caleb & Company | Trainers: Nike 
After all of the lovely weather we've had this week, it has now decided to rain so i pulled out his I Slay romper. Because it eas raining i thought the denim shirt was a great alternative to putting a hoodie on him. This denim shirt is great and I can see it going with a load of different outfits.

As always we're linking up with This Mama Life for Weekend Tot Style. Also linking up with Make Do and Push for Funky Kid Friday.
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Until next week 


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Mummy & Little Me Week 10: Keeping the kids cool

It's time for another post over at Mummy & Little Me. This week i give you some tips on how to keep the kids cool during summer weather.
For some parents, the summer weather can be seen as a bit of a nightmare for the kids especially with the likes of hayfever, sunburn and sunstroke etc. Everybody can enjoy the outdoors during the summer by following a few tips.

Also don't forget to check out our previous posts..
Week 1: My fussy toddler with veg
Week 2: Fussy Toddler Mealtime Tips
Week 3: Fussy Toddler Meal Ideas
Week 4: Eating out with a toddler
Week 5: Weaning Tips
Week 6: My top changing bags
Week 7: Toddler Cutlery Tips
Week 8: Cookbooks for Fussy Eaters
Week 9: Getting your child to sleep in their own room
Week 10: Keeping the kids cool

Do you have any tips on how to keep the kids cool during summer? 


Friday, 12 August 2016

What Joey Wore #24

Welcome back to another What Joey Wore post. Yet again the weather has taken a dramatic turn during the week and we've been having lots of rain.

Outfit 1
Top: Next | Bottoms: Zara | Trainers: Nike
This is an outfit Joey has worn a few times, it goes together so well. The top from Next was part of their 2 for £10 deal and washes really well. The grey marl bottoms from Zara are my faves and I've been looking on ebay to get him the next size up as i love them so much. His trainers are the Nike Roche ones and i bought these off ebay last week, I love the colour of these and the fact they don't have laces...i want a pair for myself!


Outfit 2
Top: Zara| Bottoms: Zara | Trainers: Nike
Joey's 2nd outfit this week features a Zara double whammy. The tshirt was from the recent summer sale and then the marble effect bottoms were bought ages ago but he hasn't worn them because they're quite big. I think this outfit goes quite well, the colour of the top goes well with the marble effect of the bottoms.

As always we're linking up with This Mama Life and Clearly Bex for Weekend Tot Style. Also linking up with Make Do and Push for Funky Kid Friday.
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Until next week

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Zoflora Disinfectant Review


Now that I have a child I've found that i get really paranoid about germs and the need for having a clean and germ free home. We all have a cupboard (usually under the sink) that contains a plethora of cleaning essentials that you buy on a regular basis. I was recently contacted by reps for the Zoflora brand to see if I wanted to try some of their products out.
I must admit that I've always seen Zoflora on the shelves when I've been down the cleaning aisle of the supermarket but have never actually used it. I assumed it was something like TCP (which stinks...but it serves its purpose). I was surprised to discover that Zoflora disinfectant actually comes in a variety of lovely fragrances.
3 in 1 action...
- 99.9% bacteria and viruses killed 
- odours eliminated
- all day freshness


Zoflora disinfectant can be used in so many different ways and places around the home such as floors, cupboard doors and worktops, sinks, pet products, garden furniture and more. I've mainly been using it to mop the floors which has made the house smell amazing, especially the citrus fresh scent. It makes the house smell like summer. When I'm cleaning i usually like to use antibacterial wipes but with Zoflora you can pop it into a spray bottle and it lasts ages when diluted. One thing i will say is that if using the product on floors that are particularly dirty then you will have to use a floor cleaner first and then Zoflora to disinfect.
One thing I've found different to any cleaning product I've used is just how nice the fragrance is. It's not your usual cleaning product smell, it's a lovely fresh fragrance as if you've just sprayed air freshner. I'm really glad that we've got to try Zoflora disinfectant and i can honestly say I'll be adding it to our cleaning collection.

Zoflora can be found in most retailers including; Tesco, Sainsbury's, ASDA, Morrisons, Wilkinson's and even poundshops. A full list of stockists can be found on http://www.zoflora.co.uk



Disclaimer: I was sent both products free of charge in return for a review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Mummy & Little Me Week 9: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

This week's guest post for Mummy & Little Me is live. I share with you some tips on how to get your child to sleep in their own room.
As you may know, we have struggled months ago with Joey during bedtime. We seem to have everything under control now and he actually stays in his room all night. So now that we're at a really good place with his sleeping I thought I would share how we improved things. When you become a parent for the first time those initial sleepless nights are a shock to the system. So then when Joey had reached 12 months old and things were still really bad it was time for a change.

Head over to Mummy & Little Me to see my tips on getting your child to sleep in their own room. Also don't forget to check out our previous posts..
Week 1: My fussy toddler with veg
Week 2: Fussy Toddler Mealtime Tips
Week 3: Fussy Toddler Meal Ideas
Week 4: Eating out with a toddler
Week 5: Weaning Tips
Week 6: My top changing bags
Week 7: Toddler Cutlery Tips
Week 8: Cookbooks for Fussy Eaters
Week 9: Getting your child to sleep in their own room buzzoole code