Posted 19 January 2019
I’ve been happily reading people’s Instagram posts about what they’re grateful for in 2018. And it’s really reminded me how important it is to celebrate achievements, however big or small. I think we also learn a lot from failures and these are important too, but taking a look back to remind ourselves how far we’ve come can be really rewarding.
2018 has been an amazing year for Matchstick Monkey. We’ve brought new ideas to fruition with the release of Colours, our book for toddlers. Also, we’re incredibly proud that our original Matchstick Monkey teething toy has also won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry!
Posted 12 January 2019
Whilst we were researching our last post, we realised that a lot of you have questions about keeping your baby warm in winter. Although we did give some tips in our last article here, we thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the more specific questions we were asked…
Sooo, in this follow-up post, we’re going to look at:
Posted 05 January 2019
Feeling anxious that your baby might be too warm or too cold is something that most parents experience. I’ve had both summer and winter babies, and spent a lot of time worrying that they may be either too hot or too cold!
In this article, we’ll give 5 tips to keep your baby cosy and warm this winter.
Posted 31 December 2018
Now that the excitement of Christmas is over and January is on the way, I’ve started thinking about some New Years resolutions.
I’m never very good at sticking to these kinds of things, but I feel like starting something new is easier when you’ve got company. Being “in it together” gives you more purpose. You can look out for each other, encourage each other and also monitor each other - which keeps you on the straight and narrow!
Posted 22 December 2018
Christmas is special for lots of reasons, but we all have those family traditions that make it extra special. As an adult, I most look forward to the slightly more boozy tradition of having prosecco with breakfast and stuffing myself full of nice food. But once upon a time, it was laying out the cookies, milk and carrots for Father Christmas and his reindeer!
We all have quirky traditions that might sound weird to everyone else. But, some of our favourite things, I guess, wouldn’t sound out of place in anyone’s household.
Posted 15 December 2018
You can have a lot of fun with Christmas decoration ideas for kids. Keep your own (potentially expensive) decorations that you’ve been collecting for years to one side, this is something a bit more child-friendly!
When I was a child, I was always overjoyed to have my own special Christmas decorations. My kids are no different! Decorations are fun and a novelty, two things that most kids love. Here are a few ways that you can make decorating your home for Christmas extra special for kids.
Posted 08 December 2018
Often the magic of Christmas can start to wear off for adults, but you can awaken that feeling of wonder by celebrating alongside your kids. Although Christmas isn’t all about presents, we like to treat the people we love to something special. This year, we’re really focusing on sustainability and quality instead of gifts that won’t pass the test of time.
Keeping this in mind, we’ve put together a gift guide for babies and toddlers packed with some of our favorite ideas to give you a bit of inspiration.
Posted 26 November 2018
Are Christmas calendars for toddlers acceptable? Sure they are! Just probably not the ones full of chocolate. Although one of my guilty pleasures is to scoff chocolate from my Christmas calendar every year, (I say this like I still get one, woe is me) I much prefer the healthier option for my little ones.
In this article, I take a look at why chocolate isn’t great for toddlers and check out some healthier (but still fun) advent calendar options for kids.