Kids say the darndest things. No, I’m not talking about the Bill Cosby show!
As Munch has grown we have tried so hard to watch our language. We are doing pretty well. At the ripe old age of 2 years old, the only thing she says that I disagree with is ‘oh my god‘ (I thank nursery for that one).
It’s not all bad. Sometimes she has us in fits of laughter with some of the wild phrases, mispronunciations and inappropriate comments she comes out with. I just love the funny things kids say.
At the moment we have a lot of ‘no like‘. Some of the recent and best ones, especially come Christmas time, are ‘no like Santa Claus‘ and ‘no like Granny‘. The second one is akward waiting to happen! Munch ‘no like‘ very much at the moment!
However this morning she came through to my room, looked in the mirror whilst shaking her head came out with ‘My have mad hair‘.
Some of my favourite quotes have been:
- ‘My house waving at me‘ as we drove up the road.
- Saturday as we stood behind an older gentleman in Tesco ‘Is that Santa Claus?’
- Or the best by a country mile, as hubby came out the shower…’boobies!’. I don’t think he was too impressed mind you!
So next time you’re thinking ‘don’t say that‘ and turning red at hearing ‘why‘ for the 100th time, just remember these little bundles of joy can, at times, be the best source of entertainment.
Yes there will be times when your kids say embarrassing things, but enjoy it! Before they turn into teenagers and have a language of their own!
What’s been your funniest kid quote?
Munch was late in getting her first tooth and even at age 2 she is still missing a few front incisors on one side. However, this doesn’t change how we look after them.
The standard advice for teeth brushing in children is:
- Use a small toothbrush with soft, round-ended bristles of differing lengths, and a small, angled head. Change the brush at least every three months, or when the bristles start to spread out.
- Use a smear of fluoride toothpaste, or a pea-sized amount if your child is three years or older. Under-threes should use a low-fluoride toothpaste containing about 1,000ppm (parts per million) of fluoride.
- Brush using small circular movements. Don’t saw from side-to-side, as this may damage his gums, and it won’t scrub his teeth.
- Concentrate on one section of the teeth at a time, and don’t forget the backs.
Teeth brushing in children can be tricky. We started off with two regular toothbrushes, one for Munch and one for us. She would mainly chew her toothbrush, after having sucked the toothpaste off and then we were lucky enough to be granted access to clean the little toothy pegs properly. Safe in the knowledge that we were keeping them clean. Now I don’t know about you, but recently tooth brushing in our household has become somewhat of a mission! At first I thought she was perhaps old enough to take over herself, but when I read that you should assist with children’s teeth cleaning until the age of 7-8, I knew we had to re-discover the love of toothbrushing.
She always really loved my electric toothbrush, but this was a bit heavy for a 2 year old and perhaps a bit on the rough side. I did some investigating and found a few toddler electric toothbrushes, one of which was from Mothercare, called ‘Gentle Vibrations’
The brush is suitable for use from birth and comes with a double sided teething head, to massage sore gums. I mainly liked it as you could change the toothbrush heads, which the other ones I looked at didn’t allow. The standard toothbrush head is also double sided. With a mirror on one side, which I imagine would be handy for investigating any new teeth at teething stage, thus saving your fingers from sharp little teeth!
It all comes on a nice little stand, to keep it neat by the sink.
Munch was over joyed with her new toothbrush. The vibrations of it are exactly as labelled…gentle! The vibration is not oscillating and therefore, it by no means eliminates the need for assistance. We still get involved to ensure her teeth are cleaned properly. I do see it more as an introduction to an electric brush and we would look to get one with a timer on it next time. I dare say if we’d gone straight to a full function electric brush, she may have been put off a bit and I didn’t want to risk that. So for now, teeth brushing for our toddler is fun again. However long it lasts for!
If you prepare a weekly meal planner for your household, then look no further!
After using various scraps of A4 paper to note down recipes, whilst taking a seperate list of ingredients and folding down corners of favourite recipes in books, I decided enough was enough. So let me introduce you to my second free printable…Weekly Meal Planner & Recipe Planner.
No more scraps of paper! With this weekly meal planner, you can plan your week (including breakfast, lunch & dinner) whilst noting down the associated recipe reference details, so you can find them easily each meal time. It includes a grocery list section, so you can note down any ingredients you need to buy. All on one piece of paper!
Also, by using the recipe planner, there is no more sitting with 20+ recipe books each Sunday. By indexing your favourite recipes on the recipe planner you can make your weekly meal planning easier and faster.
Download both the weekly meal planner & recipe planner on pdf below.
Let me know how you get on!
All your life you looked forward to the Autumn clocks changing because it meant you got an extra hour in bed and dreaded the Spring one as you got an hour less. Oh how times have changed now that we have a child in our lives!
Munch is an August baby and I remember just getting all settled and Munch was sleeping through and October arrived with its dreaded daylight savings, cue my panic!
Clock changes with children doesn’t need to be feared. Munch is now 2 and we tend to plan ahead for these things now, especially the Autumn one, as keeping a child in bed an extra hour is a bit trickier than say just getting them up an hour earlier.
Our plan of action is the same for both occassions. Starting on the Friday we will either keep her up an extra 30 mins (Autumn) or put her down 30 mins earlier (Spring). For us we always found 30 mins a manageable amount of time. If this seems daunting, or your child is younger, you could just start earlier in the week with smaller intervals of time each day.
On Saturday, our day will run either 30 mins ahead (in Autumn), or 30 mins behind (in Spring). This starts with getting her up 30 mins earlier/later and runs right through any snacks or meal times until night time again, where we then implement the second 30 mins (earlier or later depending on the time of year). By now we have already accounted for the hour, ready to get them up at the new ‘proper’ time on Sunday.
We find it simple, stressfree and for us it seems to work.
This year I have even recorded ‘In The Night Garden’ to play each night at the new time slot accordingly.