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Letting kids know about holidays

To me the holiday season has never been more important to me than since my son was born. Teaching him about the different seasons is such a huge part of their childhood that as much as I can be a humbug and for while lost my spark for Christmas it was important to me to get it back for my son to learn and to celebrate the festive season too.

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I will be encouraging my son to help decorate this year and have him open up his presents in the morning whilst having his breakfast.

I am going to buy a gift from him for his daddy and for his grandparents, so he sees it is about giving gifts aswell as receiving them, and teaching him what Christmas is truly about, the birth of Jesus Christ. He may decide when he is older not to believe in the birth of Jesus, but I think as a parent it is good to give them the choice so they can decide for themselves on what they want to believe in.

I will be reading him stories about Christmas which I have done since he was a baby.

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When it comes to Christmas it for me is about sharing some time with family weather it is just us three (me, my son and husband) or spending time with grandparents and cousins, etc

Having a good meal, pulling crackers, playing games, or watching a good old Christmas film, that for me is Christmas.

So lets get ready for the Christmas season and let our kids enjoy it much as possible as they only get one childhood, so it worth making the most of every minute and every season ahead.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

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What’s in my son’s nursery bag

Hi please check out my new video showing, what I pack for my son for nursery.

He has now started school, but thought I would show what I packed for him, for when he went to nursery.

I will also do one soon for what I pack for him for school, and what he takes.

I like these types of videos seeing what other parents pack for their children and I will be doing a video of what I pack in my son’s changing bag, too.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Continuously Anxious

Taking my son to school I have become continuously anxious, and it is the lead up to it that I continuously play in my mind, the getting the uniform on, as at times my son refuses to get dressed, giving him medicine as he has a cough and cold, brushing his teeth and getting his backpack on, remembering his bottle of water, his book bag and today I had to take in his temporary PE kit.

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I don’t know what it is I am expecting but just getting him into the school yard just takes up so much energy because I get so anxious about it, and next week it is going to build up even more as I start a new job. YIKES!

He is fine going to school, he got a bit upset on the second day, but so far he is going in no fuss.

Its just me who gets so worked up over the walk to school and back, that once I drop him off the feeling of relief is out of this world.

Am I the only one who feels so anxious getting their child to school? I see other parents rushing to get their children in school and I think, do they do the same? Do they get anxious?

I have spoken to a few other mums and said hello, but not had a full blown conversation. I will admit I find it hard to get into conversations with strangers and people I haven’t gotten to know.

I just wished I didn’t get so anxious when it comes to taking my son to school. I know as I keep on taking him to school it will become less stressful. Well I hope so. Please tell me does it get easier? Then it is keeping up to date with the regular school letters, filling in his school diary, making sure he reads three times a week, and then there will be home work.

School is a whole new experience, different to nursery, as he has to go to school there is no exception for lateness, and it’s whole new transition that is quite overwhelming in parts.

However he is there now doing his first full day so we will see how he got on when I pick him up later.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

New Mother and Baby Chat video

I recently made a new Mother and Baby chat video on Youtube, talking about toilet training and my son starting school this week. Please see video below:

I hope you enjoy watching this video and if you would like to see more than do let me know in the comments section below.

Many thanks,

 

Carrie X

Lazy mum Hacks

Check out these videos below of some Lazy mum hacks by Myka Stauffer.

I love these types of videos as they really help my day run a little easier

So let me know if you used some of these hacks and if they worked for you.

Let me know if you too have some lazy mum hacks I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Nose bleeds

Nose bleeds can be common if your child is like mine and picks it a lot.

We do try to stop him as much as possible, but often he can pick it so much it can bleed.

How do you treat a nose bleed. Ask the child to tip their hand forward, and then hold their nose just on the middle of the nose the softest part for 10 minutes.

Encourage the child to breath through their mouth, and use a disposable cloth to wipe up any blood gone on any surfaces or the floor. They need to keep breathing through their mouth, and should avoid hot drinks, picking or blowing their nose for 24 hours.

If they do get frequent nose bleeds then do seek medical advice just to make sure it isn’t anything more.

Here is a video which talks more about how to stop nose children’s nose bleeds:

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

How to treat scalds and burns

Children can be unpredictable at the times and can touch hot surfaces in the kitchen unaware that the hob for example is still hot from cooking.

We have a gate on our kitchen doors, one on our door leading to the living room and the another on the door that leads to the hallway.

However accidents can still happen and so if a child burns themselves, the first thing we do is grab some ice. DON’T. Run the burn under cold water for 10 minutes.

Scalds are caused by wet heat and burns are usually caused by dry heat.

Remove any jewellery, any clothes that is not stuck to the burn and then cover the burn in clingfilm.

There are three types of burns:

  • Superficial- Burns only the outer layer; often caused by hot water. It will look red, sore and swollen
  • Partial thickness- It looks raw and blisters form
  • full thickness- layers of skin are burned away to the subcutaneous fat layer or beyond. Burn may look pale, charred and waxy.

Never:

  • Cool the burn using ice
  • Burst blisters
  • Touch the burn
  • Apply creams, ointments or fats
  • Apply adhesive dressings
  • Remove clothing that has stuck to the burn

Always keep calm as possible not to cause alarm to the child, and they may be in shock too, so do take them to hospital or call 999/112. Here is a video of an example of how to treat burns.

I hope you found this helpful, lets keep our children as safe as possible.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

First Aid

As a parent I do feel that it is important we know some first aid tips just in case. Never think accidents can’t happen, as being a trained football coach and coaching children in the passed, accidents can happen.

I recently updated my first aid training as I am starting a new job working in a nursery, so it is essential that I know some first aid, and wanted to share some of the training I have been shown.

 

Choking 

It can happens whilst your child is playing with a toy or on some food. If it is mild and depending on how old they are, ask them “Are you choking?”. They should be able to cough or cry, which can help.

If it is severe:

  • Tries to cough but not working
  • Unable to talk or cry. They may be able to nod to answer you
  • Breathing sounds are wheezy or absent
  • The skin may initially flush, but then goes pale with blue tinges
  • Rapid reduction in consciousness as oxygen runs out.

 

  1. Ask them to try and cough.
  2. Call for help if they haven’t been able to clear the item blocked.
  3. Lean the child forward, or if it is a baby lay them across your lap with their head facing downwards
  4. Give to 5 sharp back blows, between the shoulder blades, with the heel of your hand
  5. If that doesn’t help clear the obstruction, then try Abdominal Thrusts, by standing behind the child or baby turn them to the side and press with two fingers between the breast and press down 5 times. Older child once, behind them, place your arms around them
  6. Make a fist with 1 hand and place it just above the belly button
  7. Grasp the fist with the other hand, then pull sharply inwards and upwards/ Do this 5 times
  8. Repeat these steps 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 until help arrives to try and clear the obstruction
  9. Still take them to hospital even after you have cleared the blockage as there could be some internal injuries from choking

Here is a video to show you exactly what to do:

I hope you find this helpful, and remember to stay as calm as possible, if you panic so will your child.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie

Home Educating

I have now start to do home educating with Henry, to encourage his writing skills.

I got two books which were Easy Learning First Words and First Sums, from Whsmiths.

I am just doing one book at a time at the moment along with a book which is First 100 box set. This contains 8 books with different pictures, to help you child make association with words and images.

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I am introducing these books as way to help Henry with his writing and reading skills, ready for when he begins school in September.

I will post more as I continue to home educate, as this has been a lesson for me too.

Making gradual steps is the key I have found so far.

I would love to know what tools you use to home educate your child aswell.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X