Getting your toddler to brush their teeth can be a huge struggle this is something we have found usually when Jess is teething that she does not want to. Let’s face it who would like to be put their toothbrush on an area which is already very sore thank gosh we do not actually remember what it is like when we get our teeth. I am very lucky having a child like Jess who actually really does like to brush her teeth and sometimes she will ask randomly during the day to brush her teeth.
Usually Jess will brush her teeth in a morning after she gets washed which is around the same time as I manage to brush mine I think it is important to do it at the same time every day as it gets her used to it been part of the routine and something which she is not going to forget to do. I know as she is growing up will put a small amount of the toothpaste we actually used adult ones but check that it is suitable for under 6-year-olds. This is something I was told I could do from my dentist as people can find to remove their child from children’s toothpaste after the age of 6 because they are used to sweet flavours and not the harsh mint flavour. This is a tip which I would pass on to any other parent because for sure it is one which has saved us money not having to have two lots of toothpaste.
I let Jess brush her teeth herself the first time because I feel like it gives her a little bit more independence. This is not something which she needs more of but it helps her to feel like she is a big girl and something which she loves. Of course, because brushing her teeth is such a big job I do take some more toothpaste and make sure that she has done a good job because tooth decay is something which I do not want her to struggle with in the future.
Since Jess has had teeth we have used the wisdom toothbrushes. The reason for this is that they are small enough that toddlers can grip them meaning that they can have more control of the toothbrush making their cleaning skills even better which is always something that you want as a parent. I make sure that she does go to the dentist every 6 months one so that she gets used to having to go and doesn’t become scared like I am. Also due to the fact that they can check her teeth which makes double sure that together we are doing a good job.
Taking care of your teeth is something important as they are the teeth you have for the rest of your life and you do not get a chance to change them without huge costs. This is something which I hope Jess keeps up as she grows and hopefully the products she uses to continue to work for her.
What do you use to clean your little one’s teeth?
Don’t panic if you still have not found the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. I might be able to help you there because today I am going to share with you a website which delivers fresh flowers to your loved ones they are great because if you are like us and have loved ones who we do not see on the big occasions such as birthday’s, anniversaries and Christmas until after the occasion sometimes it can be weeks or months after when we see them. However, sending them flowers which will arrive on the special day or as close as you would like to is amazing they even deliver on a Sunday.
I was sent a medium bouquet of flowers from Prestige flowers they are the pure delight bouquet which you can find here. They are £30 for the size which I was sent and due to the fact that it is close to Christmas, they have sprayed the leaves gold which I think is an amazing touch to make it a little bit more festive and brighten up a home as it is something different to what you normally see. Within this bouquet, you get lilies which for me still arrived in bud and have later flowered meaning I got more pleasure from them they also have avalanche roses and yellow carnations with solidago and pistacia.
I find that December is all about looking back at the year more so once we are over Christmas and heading towards New Year. People never really seem to reflect on Christmas I found this tag last Christmas however I did not have time to publish it so I thought I would share it this festive season.
I am all for stockings I think sometimes the small useful presents mean a lot of more than huge items which for some people might think is very strange but that is just me. Today I am going to share with you a few ideas which I have on what you could stuff in girls stocking this festive season. Some of these are actually gifts which people got this festive season so I hope the person who these are gifts are for is not reading this post.
Lip kits are something which has massively exploded this year and they are something which every single brand seem to have brought out. Primark is one which has made their own and they have done it in one of the most autumnal/winter colours which I think is going to rock this festive season. Primark is not a company which is going to break the bank they are only £3 which means that it would be great for secret Santa they come in a range of colours so this means that it does not matter if they are not going to like this shade I am sure there is a shade for everyone. I would love to receive another one of these because they are of such good quality.
The final item which I have in this gift guide is this unicorn slippers which are adorable these are something which I have had for a few months so I am unsure if they will still actually have these in stores but I am sure that they will have something very similar these are very fluffy which means that they are going to be great for the colder months when you just want to be super cosy. I think that these are only £3.50 from Primark which means that they are not doing damage your bank balance too much and they again could be a great secret santa present because we all know people do manage to do them in the offices and workplaces. They have soft soles which means that you will not be able to wear them outside without trashing them.
A couple of other ideas which you could use to put in girls stockings:
- Bath bombs you do not have to use Lush there are some other cheaper brands
- Sweets/chocolate who does not love these
- Face masks we all need treats
- Jewellery you do not have to spend so much money Primark and Jewellery box do some amazing bits.
At this time of year, everyone is looking for that perfect gift whether it is a beauty product, gadget or toy. Usually, when thinking about presents, we think about an actual physical gift which we had to someone so we can see the joy on their face when they receive it. I remember it must be getting on for 10 years now when a mobile phone used to be a gift you used to want this is before the days of everyone having contract phones.
The other day I was thinking about the perfect gifts and some which I have purchased for other people and also received myself. Since a young age every single year I have received a rugby season pass for Christmas this is something which gives me hours of pleasure throughout the year as well as hours of pain when we lose I am sure. This is something which gives me time to bond and spends quality time with my brother and Dad something which not many 22 years olds do when they have their own family. My brother and I have been very lucky to receive them from our parents. I think there was one year that my brother had a cricket, rugby and football season pass not bad for someone who lives in Hull. The boys often can be found in other parts of the country attending sporting events such as horse racing meetings and away football matches.
Alongside this should the teams we support do well and reach finals we are lucky to attend these matches as well. A few years ago now it maybe around 4 years ago now I went to club Wembley for a rugby league international match with my Dad during the game he stated I will bring you back to club Wembley for the Challenge Cup Final one day. These are tickets that have never been available for the final until this year, and by a fate, you might say our team actually got to the final and because I was in charge of ordering tickets we actually ended up in that section. The day was terrific and I am not just saying that as a result of the outcome of the game.
These are memories which I am going to treasure forever, I have been lucky to attend 5 Challenge cup finals, several grand finals, an FA cup semi final, the grand national at least 5 times alongside countless amount of rugby away games and international games. I have attended concerts seeing bands such as Mcfly and Status Quo the which was a Christmas present to my mum 3 years ago along with comedians such as Sarah Millican. I have been even lucky enough to attend multiple shows on the west end and these are some of the greatest and most vivid memories I have of the last few years.
It doesn’t have to be sporting events which create memories as I know this is not something every single family are into. My family just have a deep passion for sports. It could be going on a spa day which is something that has been gifted to my mum in the past, and this is something which I would do again in the future as I know it is something which she enjoys and it is a way for her to create memories as she is not as into sport as the rest of the family.
Only last year I purchased Joe for his birthday an experience day which allowed him to go drive supercars and I am sure this is something which he will never forget. This proves that gifts do not have to be physical for them to be an excellent gift sometimes memories mean a hell of a lot more than a physical present or it does to me. Again this was not a sporting gift as this is not something which he would have got as much joy from.
This could be the rest why this year I have actually purchased a few experiences which are going to create memories as gifts for people this Christmas.
What’s, are some of the most memorable gifts you have received that have created precious moments for you?