Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been busy testing the latest car seat from Britax, the dual-position seat called DUALFIX, due to my role as a Britax Mumbassador.
Little Sis has been very comfortable in her new car seat, the colour compliments her fab Britax Affinity perfectly. This is a very padded seat so it’s perhaps no surprise Little Sis is more than happy to go out in the car!
The carseat is suitable from birth and grows with your child. It offers rearward or forward facing and rotates to make it easier getting little ones in and out of the car. Little Sis is so tall for her age that we’ve been using the seat facing forward. I think her favourite feature is the ISOFIX system as it gives her a little platform to rest her legs on!
Safety is the most important thing and the ISOFIX system allows direct connection to the car’s ISOFIX anchorage points for a simple and safe installation. There are lots of other great features which include:
5-point safety harness with one-pull adjustment
Multiple recline positions
Quick-remove washable cover
It’s suitable for children up to 18kg or four years of age which means Big Brother is already too heavy and tall for the seat (at only 3 and a half!) but I know we’ll be getting lots of use out of it with Little Sis.
When I was offered a personalised book from Penwizard I knew immediately what I wanted. I had heard of the company before and knew they offered personalised Peppa Pig books – perfect for my 20 month old!
Both my children love Peppa Pig but Little Sis loves her more than anything. She has a collection of plush toys which she can’t possibly sleep without, as well as Peppa themed clothes, cups and plates.
Anyway, Penwizard give you multiple options for choosing your personalised books through their website. They had a couple of Peppa Pig books so I chose the most appropriate one for Little Sis – your child and Peppa go to playgroup! The blurb on their website state: It’s your child’s first day at Peppa’s playgroup and they are a bit shy. Find out how they get on in this delightful personalised story that is perfect for little piggies!
I customised the book with her name and chose the character, making sure I changed the hairstyle and colour, skin tone and eye colour. A few clicks later and the book was ordered.
The book arrived a couple of days later and I’m really pleased with it. The story is fun and Little Sis adores looking through the book at bedtime. Both my children have personalised books and it’s great to see them excited about reading. I think it will be a firm favourite for her over the next couple of years as she learns to read and would make a great gift for any young child.
Penwizard make personalised children’s books, more information can be found on their website.
I Spy with my little eye, something beginning with Q.
I have completed a project!
I’ve been working on a doll quilt for Little Sis for quite a while. She has a growing collection which I am very happy to add to.
The pattern is from pretty in patchwork doll quilts which is easily my favourite craft book at the moment. Fortunately for me the quilt came together in several distinct steps so I was able to work on it over a couple of weeks. First of all I chose and made the 24 hexagons, then arranged them again and again until I was happy with the design.
I used ladder stitch to hand sew them together before putting my layers together and topstitching inside my hexagon. I hand embroidered around the edge of the hexagons in two different colours, then finished off the doll quilt with a generous piece of binding.
My favourite part was choosing the fabric for each hexagon from my stash. I think I managed to make each one different (oops – I just noticed two pieces of Orla Kiely stem print fabric!) so there is plenty to look at and talk about. I included hexagons from a piece of the binding fabric and backing fabric too to tie it all together.
Fingers crossed it is good enough for dolly.
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