What. A. Year. Our awesome little boy Sonny has just turned three, and even after 36 months as a parent I’m still not sure how to start summing up what that means. What I do know for sure, though, is that it’s a never-ending bunch of contradictions and confusion.
Here’s the final installment in our 101 outdoor activities for families series. Every idea in here is designed to be simple, fun and cheap – so we hope they inspire some exciting adventures!
Balance bikes give kids confidence on two wheels, teach them to ride before the can pedal, and should eventually mean they don’t need stabilisers. But how do they actually work?
Somehow we’ve survived two years in the parenthood trenches. As hard as everyone said? Probably. Exhausting? Definitely. Enjoyable? Big-time. Would I change a single thing? Hell no!
A lot of people hate the idea of ‘putting kids on leads’ but if a set of toddler reins keeps my son safe, encourages him to walk and gets him outdoors more – I’m all for it!
After a year-and-a-half in the parenthood trenches I’ve discovered that kids are bloody hard work, nothing makes me happier than seeing my son smile, and being a dad is probably the greatest thing in the world.
Something really cool happened to me a couple of weeks ago – my daft little website was named Family Blog of the Year by The Activity People.
We recently took part in The Big Toddle – a brilliantly named ‘sponsored walk for little people’ – and as well as being great fun it also ended with Sonny winning his first gold medal!
As your baby grows into an energetic toddler they could start getting bored and restless in the pram, which is where the Smart Trike Dream 4-in-1 comes in. Sonny loves his, and so do I.
It’s that time of the year when, even in rainy England, your toddler faces direct exposure to strong sunlight. Here’s a few tips on how to keep them safe.