Posted 20 October 2018
As I’m giving the baby her lunch, I feel a familiar and insistent tug on my jeans. Looking down I see my cute toddler gesture to be picked up. At the same time, a shrill voice shouts “Muuuuuuuuuuuuuum!” down the staircase. Hmmm, welcome to the world of having more than one child!
It’s not just family time that’s important for children. Each of them wants and need time with both my partner and me, individually. Even we might love them all equally, their needs aren’t the same as they’re all at different stages of development. This is why I wanted to write down a few tips on how we try to spend individual quality time with all our children. If you have any of your own, please pass them on because I could always use a little help!
Posted 13 October 2018
Do you remember your favourite books as a child? From Spot the Dog to The Little Caterpillar and the Velveteen Rabbit, I had a very well thumbed (and chewed) collection of kids books, most of which are still in print now.
Books are so important for children. They’re a tool for learning speech, learning to recognise a range of objects or animals, developing motor skills, learning about the world around them and eventually to read themselves.
Posted 06 October 2018
“Mum?” Minnie asked me one day, “are all the Matchstick Monkeys friends?”. “Of course they are” I answered, “they all live in the jungle together, swinging from the trees!” hoping that this sounded like a plausible story. “I thought so!” she smiled back.
Honestly, I hadn’t really thought about what the Matchstick Monkeys got up to in my kids imaginations. Thanks to Minnie, I spent the rest of the day wondering what the Matchstick Monkey’s would do, if they did come alive!
Posted 29 September 2018
We’re exhausted but elated after returning from an amazing week at the Kind and Jugend show in Germany! Despite the cancelled flight on the way back (can’t really complain as we got to spend another night in the beautiful city of Cologne) everything went according to plan, thanks to our awesome team!
As the international leading trade fair for premium baby and toddler products, the show is a big deal for us. As well as exhibiting to around 22,500 visitors we also get to check out some of the most innovative products and trends from all over the world, which is a huge amount of fun!
Posted 26 September 2018
Preparing for the arrival of a baby is always an exciting time with lots of things to do, organise and look forward to. If you have a pet dog, this prep will also involve helping your furry friend get ready to meet the new addition to your family!
Making sure you take at least 6 months to get your dog ready for the arrival of a baby will help to keep disruption to a minimum. This goes for your furry friend AND for you! No matter how old, young, friendly or easy going, no matter the breed or size of your dog, you should never assume that you know how your dog will behave with your baby.
Posted 15 September 2018
For as long as your toddler can remember, they’ve had your undivided attention. Soon though, there’s about to be a new baby in town and you’re not 100% sure how they’re going to take it…
When I fell pregnant with Coco, I wanted to make sure I prepared Minnie for her arrival as soon as my bump became a bit more apparent. Luckily, Minnie accepted Coco from day one, but we did spend a lot of time doing research on how to ensure that feelings of jealousy were kept to a minimum.
Posted 08 September 2018
It’s September, which I recently found out is Baby Safety Month in America! I can’t see why we shouldn’t embrace Baby Safety Month here in the UK, to help raise awareness and offer tips and education for new parents or anyone caring for a baby.
Baby Safety Month is promoted by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA ), a non-profit organisation in the USA that serves as a top resource for product safety standards, educates customers on the safe use of baby products and much more.
Posted 01 September 2018
From exciting designs and charming appliqués to rainy-day ready wellington boots, JoJo have so many exciting items just waiting to be worn. Think interactive t-shirts, practical reversible hoodies in your favourite animal prints and exciting glow-in-the-dark styles that’ll see your child from day to night. Here at JoJo we love traditional styles, but it’s also important to put the fun into fashion! So, we’re offering you clothes that’ll do just that…
Take a look at some of our adorable styles that will have you spoilt for choice.