Having a young child with sensory issues has proven to be quite challenging when it comes to playtime. Matthew generally prefers to play on his own and not in a functional way. However in order to encourage Matthews 'Fine & Gross Motor Skills' as well as his 'Social Skills', we have had to buy some … Continue reading Entertaining a Sensory Challenged Toddler
So Matthews 2nd birthday is fast approaching and while having a house party again like we had for his 1st sounds like a good plan, we've decided to opt for hiring a venue, thus removing the apocalyptic party aftermath that takes days to clean! We've hired a small hall in one of our local leisure … Continue reading Planning A Birthday Party (For A Sensory Challenged Child)
My opinion on this matter has been varied. Being the oldest of 5, I have watched my mum raising all different types of children. My sister was a demon child (i'm not offending her by saying this as she is well aware). She misbehaved and cried pretty much from the minute she was born. Just … Continue reading The Dummy Debate?!?!
When I think back on those first days and weeks it seems like it all passed in the blink of an eye. However living it was an entirely different story. Days felt like they would never end, and taking our boy home seemed like it was light years away. It was 12 days before I … Continue reading Then There Was You… Final Part
Being a first time mum I have discovered a great many things about having a child. Things like never expecting to have a long lie ever again are obvious, but I didn't fully understand that every time I ventured out with said child, it would be the equivalent of moving house with all the "stuff" … Continue reading What’s In My Bag – Venturing Out (Toddlers Edition)
The day after Matthew was born I was moved from the labouring room into a single room. I felt quite lucky being allocated a room of my own, what with having so little privacy in the open wards. It wasn't until later on that morning that I overheard one of the midwives telling another staff … Continue reading Then there was you… Part 2
So it may have something to do with the fact that I am a lover of books myself, but my boy, even at such a young age, has really been enjoying his introduction into the vast and exciting world of children's literature . I make a conscientious effort to read to him most nights and … Continue reading Matthews Favourite Books – Toddler Edition