Juggling being a Mummy, working and house renovations

Hi everyone,

Hope you’ve had a lovely week! For me, it’s been a busy week as usual juggling being a Mummy, working and the house renovation.

As I mentioned in last week’s blog, I’ve been trying baby led weening with Rocco and also feeding him puréed food.  I’ve recently purchased a few of the Ella’s kitchen pre prepared pouches and so far the mango and apple porridge seems to be a hit!  The pouches are certainly quick and easy but I think they are a little on the expensive side and it’s probably cheaper to purée vegetables yourself!  Ella’s kitchen do a fab range of different pouches and Rocco loves them.  Because I am going abroad for 6 weeks in a few weeks time I think these pouches are very handy when on the road and for anyone who is going on holiday.

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I personally think that when babies are being weened they should sit at a high chair with a tray.  Then as they get older, they learn that food should be eaten at a table.  It’s really important to Alex and I that Rocco develops respect for food as well as table manners.  Even at just 5 months babies start to learn this.  Rocco has sat in his Chicco Polly Magic chair since he was a few weeks old.  Now I am attaching the tray to it so it can be used as a high chair.  It’s great he can grow with it!

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If you follow me on twitter you might have seen me recently tweet about a great little gadget called the ‘Door Jammer’.  I spend so much time away from home, staying in hotel rooms and when I discovered this gadget I soon realised it is the perfect travelling security companion!

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If you have ever had an unexpected visitor let themselves in to your hotel room (as I have on a couple of occasions), this great little gadget gives extra security and peace of mind so you can get a better nights sleep.  I only wish I had one when I was travelling.  The Door jammer will also be great for when Rocco is more mobile and I want to keep him out of certain rooms in the house.

On Wednesday I was a guest at The Gadget show in Birmingham on behalf on the Door Jammer.  I had a great time with Mike and Joseph who are part of the team and I really enjoyed seeing some of the amazing new gadgets that are soon to market.  If you know anyone who is going travelling soon or you personally stay in hotels regularly and want an extra bit of security at night check out http://www.door-jammer.com for more information.

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This week the house has really moved on.  Upstairs is now plastered and we are starting to paint.  My lovely friend and Dancing on Ice Partner Colin Ratushniak (who loves renovating houses) is helping do some painting this weekend. Carpet Right are laying our Tegola flooring in our kitchen and I can’t wait to share some photos with you soon. Our house renovation is turning in to a home – finally…

Next week we are taking Rocco on his first holiday to Le Meridien Limmasol Resort and Spa in Cyprus for Easter and we can’t wait.  I would love to hear about your first holiday experiences with your little ones or what you are up to at Easter.  Don’t forget you can always leave your comments below and I will always email you back.

 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and until next week,

Lots of love

 

Laura xxx

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10 comments

  1. Great information – it was lovely for JT to meet you at the Gadget Show . Hope your holiday with Rocco this week goes well.

  2. Hey Laura, I am a fellow mummy of one with another on the way and have a book, blog and forum for all straight talking mums out there. It would be great to have you take a look and join what I am calling the No Bullshit Mum Revolution, a place where all us mums are supportive of each other and speak openly and honestly about all the ups and downs of being a mummy! Here is the website to give you a taste of what its all about http://www.the-baby-bible.com/ Would be great to have you on board! Lots of love Olivia, @thebabybible

  3. You and Ricco are just amazing! I love you so much:)

  4. Great blog! Completely agree about the highchair although my 18 month old still cant wait to get out as soon as he has finished dinner! The DoorJammer is a great product I use one when we go on family holidays, but also in the home to stop my little one opening and closing our internal door :-)

  5. Great site. My sister gave me a doorjammer when I went away, felt so much safer!

  6. Hi,

    Just to say I’ve also got a DoorJammer, and once your baby grows up, you’ll find its great for a little bit of temporary privacy at home! Not to mention away on trips etc :)

    Love the blog,

    Caroline

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