Thursday, July 02, 2015

Loving Lately: The Toddler Edition ♥

It's been quite a while since I wrote one of these Loving Lately: The Toddler Edition posts, in fact, I think back in February was my last, so it's well overdue for Tyler Lee and I to share what we've been loving for toddlers lately. It's safe to say that as the son of a blogger Tyler Lee is a lucky little boy who gets to try out and help me in reviewing different products for his age group, he's also lucky in the fact that he has a mother and father who can never stop buying him things - when will we learn?! Anyway, without further ado, let me share what we've been lovely lately and wanting to recommend to fellow parents and toddlers.

Lullaby Star Cube. Tyler Lee has always been a great sleeper but as of late he has begun waking up in the middle of the night crying "mummy!" and looking for his dummy, he has also been fighting his set bedtime of seven o' clock - which I'm putting down to it being summer, so I've been looking for ways to calm him, get him ready for bed with ease and anything that will help him sleep soundly through the night, this is where the Lullaby Star Cube* (£19.99) comes in. This is such a lovely product which is filled with a mixture of lullaby and nature sounds with an ever-changing light that projects stars onto the ceiling. This is such a calming addition to Tyler Lee's bedtime, he especially loves the 'birdie sound' as he calls it and the ocean sound has even helped me drift off into a peaceful sleep at times. I would recommend the lullaby star cube for anyone with a restless baby or toddler as it really is so calming and is small and stylish enough to sit nicely on a shelf in their room.
Jacks Sand and Water Table. I've been wanting to get Tyler Lee some new toys for the garden this summer as he's so tall now that his little slide is useless to him and his rocking horse is a bit babyish for him now and luckily House of Fraser have lots of fantastic and most importantly affordable outdoor toys. They recently sent us the Jacks Sand and Water Table* (£25) which is a lovely, compact sand and water table which is super simple to put together - you just slot the legs into the tray and you're good to go, what's even better is that it comes with everything your little one needs to have fun with the sand and water including a little watering can, a spade, rake, bucket and molds for the sand. He's been having an absolute ball with it out in the garden and when he's done playing with it I simply pop the lid on to keep everything safe and secure until the next playtime. I highly recommend this product for those who may have gardens/balconies which are on the smaller side and who want to get something affordable and fun for their little ones.

 Books, books and more books. We are always buying Tyler Lee new books, whether they are brand new from the book shop or second hand (and very cheap!) from the charity shop, we like him to have lots of books and always a new story for bedtime. One of his favourite books lately is his Dear Zoo Noisy Book. He could sit there for hours on end pressing the animal sounds, his favourite (and mine!) being the monkey as it reminds him of his cuddly toy monkey Georgie. He loves to sit with his First 100 Words Board Book and point at the pictures so that I can say the word for him to repeat, it's great to see him interested in learning. My favourite books to read to him at the moment are Adam's Cloud range of books by Benji Bennett. These really are the sweetest and most magical books you could ever read to your child. My favourite is Before You Sleep and it's just filled with a parents love for their child, I also love the fact that the books are written in rhyming verse, I can never help but love a bit of poetry. These books are €9.99 each and we really have to pick up some more. We were recently sent The Fairy Force book* (€7.95) by The Irish Fairy Door company, whose fairy door we have received in the past. Being a lover of fairies myself I thought it'd be lovely to read this book to my son and spark his love for them too. However, although this book is a nice addition to The Irish Fairy Door company range of products it wasn't an enjoyable read for me as it didn't have the traditional and rather whimsical view of fairies that I have and love. I also think the book is more suited to older children and I'll be passing this onto my little cousin who loves to read.

New clothes. I've gotten Tyler Lee a lot of new clothes in the past week as he needed some new t-shirts and trousers for summer camp. The neck of all his tops get covered in chocolate and dribble stains and I can never get them out (any tips on how to are greatly appreciated!). I ordered the stripe print trousers (which reminded me of old men's long-johns!) and the star print sweatshirt from Zara because lets be honest, I can never resist a stars and stripes combo for my boy. When Jacek and I visited the Disney store in London I was disappointed not to find any classic Mickey Mouse clothing for our boy, so when I saw this monochrome Mickey Mouse sweatshirt I just had to get it for him, unfortunately it doesn't seem to be stocked online so check in-store if you love it as much as I do. I also went to the Mothercare sale yesterday and the Little Bird section had been raided, there was nothing left in my boys size but I did pick him up this Little Bird by Jools Green Check Top which I think will look lovely in the autumn with his jeans. It was only €8 and I've never really dressed him in green before so it'll be a welcome change.

 Personalised things. Now that Tyler Lee is almost two and a half he recognises his name on things so I try to get him personalised things whenever I can. I've featured his personalised pyjamas and blanket on the blog quite recently but I just had to share them again because he really does love these things, especially his blanket. Both are from My 1st Years and the Personalised Star & Stripe Pyjama Set is now reduced to £20 and the Personalised Blue Star Jacquard Blanket is £35, it really is the loveliest blanket ever, I'll have to get another in case I have another baby someday!

These are the things we've been lovely most lately for toddlers. Expect to see another of these posts soon as I just can't resist picking up new clothes and things for him in the sales at the moment.

Do you love any of the above things as much as we do?
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21 comments

  1. That sand & water table is awesome. It;s way better than the one I had for my boys when they were little. Hours of fun right there :)

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  2. These are all such great picks but I really love the Star Cube! My little guy is a little older but he's still waking up a lot and wanting more light in his room so I'm thinking it would be a perfect solution for him!

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  3. These are great! My little girl loved the bear next to the night light cube. You've got some lovely picks here.

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  4. These are all lovely especially the cube light and the bear! My kids are a little older now and I miss when they were little, literally.

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  5. Great stuff! Love the primary bright colors for the toys. So important for the little ones to learn as they are having fun and growing. Those colors will certainly engage them.

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  6. These are all great products. My kids had the turtle light when they were babies. It's similar to the lullaby star cube.

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  7. Lovely picks, I love the star Jumper. My two year old has lots of books too, I just cant resist buying him new ones especially from the charity shop!
    xx

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  8. Oh look at all the stars! I love the star jumper, off to take a look and maybe buy it eek! x

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  9. Love the clothes with his name on them! And you can never have enough books -- those are great to have.

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  10. In my humble opinion children (and adults for that matter) can never have too many books! I also love that light cube!

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  11. That lullaby cube looks really cool! In fact, all of the stuff on this post does too! Reading is so important so you're really setting Tyler up for success!

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  12. I used to love the Noisy Books when I was younger. The Lullaby Star Cube sounds perfect for helping toddlers to relax, I must remember this product for when I have children in the future.

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  13. That star cube is really cool! I'm going to have to share it with my friends who have kids.

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  14. Great product pics! I love that lullaby cube - and books are important for kids of all ages!

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  15. The sand and water table looks like so much fun! I know my son would love it. We had the 100 First Words books - brings back fond memories :)

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  16. I'm now thinking if there's a lullaby star cube version for adults as I have disrupted sleep at times. Tyler has a lot of nice books to read and great outfits to wear.

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  17. How awesome is that Lullaby Star Cube?! I love that you guys buy him so many books! It's so important to get kids to have a love for reading form a young age <3

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  18. what lovely items, i have been thinking of getting my little two a water table for the garden. xx

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    1. Thank you! Definitely get them a water tables, it's the best fun for the little ones and they're super cheap too :) x

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  19. The site looks great, Fiona x I love the Mickey Mouse top! Very cute. I love black on small children, it's hard to find nice dark clothes. I just use bio detergent and a bit of vanish powder in the wash and boil any stained stuff, usually does the job! x

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon, I'm loving the change! That Mickey Mouse top is super cute, he work it to summer camp the other day. Thanks for the washing tips, I'll have to try them because the necks of all his t-shirts are ruined! x

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