We’re Konfidence Child Swimologists (Plus Win £50 Swimwear Voucher)

One of the things I most look forward to each week is our swimming classes. We’ve been frolicking in the pool for just over two years now and it’s something both Toddler L and I really enjoy. Seeing how much she’s developed during this time is pretty incredible. As much as I’d like to, I […]

Why, Why, Why? Entering The Toddler Question Phase

Toddler L has recently hit the question phase. Pretty much everything she says is some kind of question. Whether it’s enquiring about the world around her, questioning our authority or just being annoying, “why” has very quickly made it to the top of her favourite words list. In fact, I’d hazard a guess at it […]

Toddler L Isn’t Yet Potty About Toilet Training

In June last year, we made our first tentative steps into the unknown world of potty training. Actually, that’s a slight lie as I’ve successfully been potty trained for around 30 years – despite the odd little accident. To rephrase, it was our first tentative steps into the unknown world of potty training since becoming […]

A Beginner’s Guide To The Confusing World Of Toddler Playdates

When your kid reaches the age of two, it’s time to start embracing toddler playdates. This isn’t always as easy as you might think. Sure, you might be willing, but where do you start? What are the rules? What’s the social etiquette? How does the whole thing work? That was never taught in your NCT […]

Private Or Maintained Nursery: Deciding On Toddler L’s Ongoing Education

You know something that isn’t fun? Making grown up decisions! I guess it kind of comes with the territory of becoming a parent though. Arguably, we’re in the midst of one of the biggest parenting decisions we’ve had to make to date surrounding Toddler L’s next move when it comes to nursery. You see, today […]

Stereotyping Kids: Not Wearing Pink Doesn’t Make My Girl A Boy

Over the last few months, there’s been an increasing number of people referring to Toddler L as a boy. It never really bothered me when she was a baby, as, you know, most babies look pretty similar. But now that she’s approaching her third birthday and is a proper little girl, I’m getting a little frustrated at […]

Truth or Lie: A Vivid Imagination Or A Big Fat Liar?

Let me share something I’ve learnt recently. Life with a toddler is a constant battle to decipher what’s classed as ‘imaginative play’ and what’s a blatant lie. As Toddler L has got older, her communication and speech has improved. Coupled with an increase in all of the crazy stuff going on in her head, I’m often left second […]

Baby Swimming Versus Toddler Swimming

In a few weeks time, it will be Toddler L’s two-year anniversary since she first went swimming. Sure, it may not be up there with other special events such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries and Christmases – I doubt that Hallmark are busy creating “Happy Toddler Swimming Anniversary” greetings cards, for instance. Although if they do, […]