J&R's Blog

THE J&R BLOG

By blog author 13 Jul, 2017

We had always been struggling to keep our little ones nails short so she couldn't scratch herself as she never wanted to wear scratch mitts or anything similar but we found this hard to do with a small pair of nail clippers however, this has now all changed after finding Baby Nails as this product is designed perfectly so you are able to keep your little ones nails short without them noticing as you wear a small thumble which has a nail file designed for tiny fingers and this allows you to rub your babies nails while you give them a cuddle or even feed them.


These nail sets come in different packs new baby, 3 months+ and 6months+

You are also able to purchase a bumper pack which is what we got and this set is a complete set which comprises of the Thumble and 10 of each nail file size.

They are easy to assemble as the nail files have a peel off backing so you just snap the file from the rest of the set and peel off the backing and push firmly on to the thumble and then get rubbing your little ones nails and job done :) no fuss or tears (Even from MUM)

By blog author 28 Apr, 2017

As you have probably guessed from our other blog posts Maisie loves to do Crafts and we are signed upto the Weekend Box Boxes.

We receive the Bumper box every month and its delivered straight to us with Maisie's Name. She loves getting her own post and it always super excited when she checks the post and it has arrived.

We have been subscribed to these boxes for just over a year now and have made some awesome crafts. Each box is themed and comes with 4 different coloured packets of things to do, you get something to make, something to bake, something to explore and then one other bag. Some of the themes we have received have been about Colours, Flags, Science, Romans and Pirates to name just a few.

Each bag is themed to a Character which are

Wooster - for getting creative in the Kitchen,  Hattie - for getting your hands dirty in the garden, Sammy - For getting Creative and Oswald - For Exploring.

Some of the things we have baked are Cookies, made popcorn, marshmallow flowers, pirate boat sandwhiches.

We have made Hanging Spiders, Crowns, Bookmarks and Cards.

Weve also made Salt Crystals, collected sticks for a bug hotel and planted, strawberries, cress and runner beans.

The boxes also come with a sheet of facts about the theme of the box which we have found really interesting and even Mummy and Daddy have learnt some things we didn't no!

The back of the Box is a certificate which we fill in with Maisie's name and the theme of the Box. Maisie enjoys getting the certificate once the box is finished and you also get a sticker to stick on the instruction sheet once it is completed :)


You can now earn Points for buying boxes, answering survey questions on their website and posting pictures to their social media pages and once you reach 1,000 points which we have just done you can get a £10 voucher either towards your weekend boxes or to spend at there shop where you can buy different boxes or a Personalised Apron! We have just ordered the Apron so cant wait for that to arrive.

These Boxes really are such great value for money and provide us with lots of fun and ideas to do.


You can sign up for weekend boxes here https://www.weekendboxclub.com/refer?r=JRPERSONALISED

You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter .



By Blog Admin 27 Aug, 2016

What you need:

  • Different coloured card and Paper
  • Lolly Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Firstly you need to cut the card into shapes like Lollys and the Paper into shapes you would like, we had different sized circles, some squares and some long thin strips!

Once you have everything cut out all you need to do is decorate your Lolly’s how you wish with the shapes

Once all decorated out some glue on to the sticks and stick the card to your stick, leave for a few minutes for the glue to dry and they are ready to play with  

More Posts
By blog author 13 Jul, 2017

We had always been struggling to keep our little ones nails short so she couldn't scratch herself as she never wanted to wear scratch mitts or anything similar but we found this hard to do with a small pair of nail clippers however, this has now all changed after finding Baby Nails as this product is designed perfectly so you are able to keep your little ones nails short without them noticing as you wear a small thumble which has a nail file designed for tiny fingers and this allows you to rub your babies nails while you give them a cuddle or even feed them.


These nail sets come in different packs new baby, 3 months+ and 6months+

You are also able to purchase a bumper pack which is what we got and this set is a complete set which comprises of the Thumble and 10 of each nail file size.

They are easy to assemble as the nail files have a peel off backing so you just snap the file from the rest of the set and peel off the backing and push firmly on to the thumble and then get rubbing your little ones nails and job done :) no fuss or tears (Even from MUM)

By blog author 28 Apr, 2017

As you have probably guessed from our other blog posts Maisie loves to do Crafts and we are signed upto the Weekend Box Boxes.

We receive the Bumper box every month and its delivered straight to us with Maisie's Name. She loves getting her own post and it always super excited when she checks the post and it has arrived.

We have been subscribed to these boxes for just over a year now and have made some awesome crafts. Each box is themed and comes with 4 different coloured packets of things to do, you get something to make, something to bake, something to explore and then one other bag. Some of the themes we have received have been about Colours, Flags, Science, Romans and Pirates to name just a few.

Each bag is themed to a Character which are

Wooster - for getting creative in the Kitchen,  Hattie - for getting your hands dirty in the garden, Sammy - For getting Creative and Oswald - For Exploring.

Some of the things we have baked are Cookies, made popcorn, marshmallow flowers, pirate boat sandwhiches.

We have made Hanging Spiders, Crowns, Bookmarks and Cards.

Weve also made Salt Crystals, collected sticks for a bug hotel and planted, strawberries, cress and runner beans.

The boxes also come with a sheet of facts about the theme of the box which we have found really interesting and even Mummy and Daddy have learnt some things we didn't no!

The back of the Box is a certificate which we fill in with Maisie's name and the theme of the Box. Maisie enjoys getting the certificate once the box is finished and you also get a sticker to stick on the instruction sheet once it is completed :)


You can now earn Points for buying boxes, answering survey questions on their website and posting pictures to their social media pages and once you reach 1,000 points which we have just done you can get a £10 voucher either towards your weekend boxes or to spend at there shop where you can buy different boxes or a Personalised Apron! We have just ordered the Apron so cant wait for that to arrive.

These Boxes really are such great value for money and provide us with lots of fun and ideas to do.


You can sign up for weekend boxes here https://www.weekendboxclub.com/refer?r=JRPERSONALISED

You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter .



By Blog Admin 27 Aug, 2016

What you need:

  • Different coloured card and Paper
  • Lolly Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Firstly you need to cut the card into shapes like Lollys and the Paper into shapes you would like, we had different sized circles, some squares and some long thin strips!

Once you have everything cut out all you need to do is decorate your Lolly’s how you wish with the shapes

Once all decorated out some glue on to the sticks and stick the card to your stick, leave for a few minutes for the glue to dry and they are ready to play with  

By Blog Admin 27 Aug, 2016

What you need:

  • Paper Plate (Coloured or painted -we painted)
  • Yellow and Orange Paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Pens
  • Glue
By blog author 09 Aug, 2016

Cuddledry do some awesome towels!

We first came across these at the BabyShow when I was pregnant with baby no.2 and thought they looked fab!

I couldn’t wait for baby to arrive and to be able to try it out!

Our beautiful bundle Ellie arrived and I can honestly say this towel made bath time so much easier! I got Ellie’s bath ready and put the towel round my neck gave Ellie a lovely wash and when she was done I could just lift her straight out and place her on my front and wrap her in the towel! No worry of having to grab a towel and try and wrap it round her without dripping water all over myself!

These towels are super soft and come in a range of different designs. The Plain ones are £29.99 and the patterned ones are £34.99 this does seem a lot of money for a towel but it is definitely worth it! Where they are so big they will last your child for a long time!

We also have the Supersoft bamboo baby washcloths which really are super soft and so nice to clean baby skin.

Cuddledry also do lots of other things like toddler towels and gifts so definitely worth checking out.

You can purchase Cuddledry Towels from their own website www.cuddledry.com

You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter !

By blog author 02 Aug, 2016

What you need:

  • Paper Plates – (Either Coloured or paint them yourselves which is what we did)
  • Eyes
  • Black card cut into circles for the cheetah and stripes for the tiger!
  • White card (for the ears)
  • Glue

 

Maisie loves her animas and really enjoys visiting the zoo so she really loved making these!

First on a different day we painted the paper plates and hung them up to dry!

Once dried we then could make the faces! As Maisie is only 3 I cut the circles and stripes out for her but if you have an older child they can do this to!

By blog author 02 Aug, 2016

What you need!

  • Paper Plates
  • Colouring Pens
  • Lollystick
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Cellotape

What to do:

Cut the bumped edging off the paper plates and let your Children decorate the paper plate to how they wish! We just used colouring pens as wanted a nice clean craft today but if your feeling abit more adventurous you could get paints out or glue on tissue paper, gems etc the options are endless!

Cut the plate in half like the shape of a butterfly wing! Decorate the Lollystick and then stick the 2 wings to the lollystick!

Cut a small piece off the pipe cleaner and bend it round to make 2 points for the antennae’s and cellotape it in place!

And there you have it Paper Plate butterflies!

By blog author 29 Jul, 2016

What you need!

  • Toilet Roll tube – Painted Green or covered with Green Paper!
  • Strips of Red, Yellow and Orange Tissue Paper
  • 2 x small pom poms
  • 2 x larger pom poms
  • 2 x Googly Eyes
  • Glue

We had so much fun doing this!

First we painted to the Toilet Paper tube then obviously had to leave it dry but if you use Paper to cover it it would be ready straight away!

By blog author 25 Jul, 2016

Maisie has been lucky enough to be sent lots of little Dish Goodies to try!

We received a box of each Flavour GoGo’s which are Ginger, Vanilla and Raspberry. They are all really nice and Maisie absolutely loves them. They are little round oat biscuits. They contain Flax, Chia Seeds and Protein which deliver slow release energy so they are the perfect snack before or after activities! Maisie loves to have a bag after her dancing and Swimming lessons

By blog author 08 Mar, 2016

We are a HUGE fan of Orchard Toys in our Household and are starting to get quite a collection of them now. All the ones we have are great fun to play, and what’s best is they are very educational to!

Our very first Orchard Toy purchase was the Flashcards when Maisie was only 1 and a half. They are nice big cards and colourful! As Maisie was only young we started with just a few easy cards and layed them out on the floor and got her to find them, as she got better and learnt them we added more and more and before you know it we were laying out the whole box for her to find. She also likes sitting with the pile and reading out what is on the card to us and making the noises of the Animas! To make it more difficult we are now starting to turn the cards over where just the word is written without a picture!

More Posts
Share by: