Category Archives: Messy Me Blog

Messy Trays & Sensory Boxes – Why We Love Them & Lots of Ideas

Here at Messy Me, we know how important it is to let little ones get messy from time to time.   It has been shown to have far reaching benefits when it comes to their development and education…and they usually have so much fun at the same time, which as mums we love to see. What we love about messy trays and sensory boxes is that you can contain the mess a little.  Your little one can have so much Read More...

Messy Play Ideas for Rainy Days

We don’t need convincing that mess is lots of fun and so important for early years’ development.  The great outdoors is an endless source of mess and fun, whatever the weather. Whilst we certainly recommend going out for a wet walk from time to time (splashing in puddles is so much fun!), there are times when you don’t want to go out or can’t for some reason.  With Autumn approaching and the nights drawing in, more time is generally Read More...

Messy Summer Outdoor Fun

We love mess!  In fact, we firmly believe that more mess equals more fun – and think most pre-schoolers would agree with this.  My three, now aged 12, 10 and 7 still love to make a mess – and there’s no better place to make a mess than the great outdoors…  With the summer holidays now in full swing, here are some great ideas for having some messy fun in the fresh air – which will hopefully lead to Read More...

Five reasons why our Oilcloth makes a great tablecloth

One of the things I love about summer is the chances to eat outside in the sunshine – from impromptu suppers outside after school to bigger meals, often involving a lit barbecue,  with family and friends at weekends.     Oilcloth makes a great tablecloth when eating outside – being  very practical and easy to wipe clean afterwards.  I spent a lot of time sourcing the oilcloth we use here at Messy Me and was so excited when I found Read More...

Rainy Day Ideas for Little Ones

Inspired by the rainy weather we’ve had here over half term, we’ve come up with a few ideas to help keep little ones entertained when the weather is rubbish outside… Unless, there’s a torrential downpour, kids are often happy to go out as long as they dressed up properly in waterproofs and wellies.  I can remember many times when I was close to losing it inside with my little ones on a rainy day… We dressed up and went out Read More...

Five things we love about our new High Chair Inserts

We’re really excited about our new High Chair Inserts which have arrived and are now in stock… Lots of people have been asking for these, so we’re delighted they are now available – in two of our favourite colours, with more colours and designs coming soon… Here are the five main reasons why we love our new High Chair Inserts: They are super soft and comfy – with lots of padding so they make mealtimes much more comfortable for little ones Read More...

Removing Stains from Oilcloth

What’s the best way to get rid of stains on oilcloth is a question I get asked a lot.  As a company making oilcloth products for messy little ones, this isn’t really surprising.   Our oilcloth is resistent to most stains and a simple wipe with some soapy water or a quick spray with a kitchen surface cleaner will remove most marks.  There are however, some foods and products which are more likely to stain.  Tomato and carrot based sauces, bolognaise, Read More...

High Chair Cushions & Clutch Bags shortlisted by Prima Baby Awards

prima baby awards logo We are thrilled that both our High Chair Cushions and Clutch Bags were shortlisted in the Prima Baby Awards.    Both products were in competitive categories featuring a really wide range of products.  Our cushions were entered into the Feeding Equipment category – up against weaning kits, bibs and sterilisers – and big brand names too.  Our Clutch bag was up against products as diverse as black out blinds, car rear view mirrors, safety travel apps in the Travel Read More...

Sugar and Sugary Snacks for Little Ones

With sugar and sugary drinks featuring in the news so much this week, here are some thoughts on the sugar debate and some tips and advice on how to keep sugar levels under control.   Whilst fizzy drinks are a key player in this debate, and have been the focus of this week’s publicity, there are a number of other culprits which are more relevant to little ones. Awareness of the impact of sugar on babies and toddlers – both Read More...

Baby Led Weaning – Staying Relaxed in the Early Months

I have recently listened to a really great podcast interview with Tracey Murkett, co-author of Baby Led Weaning – Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food.  One thing which really struck me was how stressed we, as mums can get about the whole weaning process.  She strongly recommends taking a very relaxed approach to weaning in the first few months, following your baby’s lead and just accepting that they will eat when they’re hungry. Getting stressed and putting too Read More...