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10 Tips For Happy Weaning

There is sooo much information available now for weaning little ones – it can all feel pretty daunting and overwhelming… With Weaning Week 2019 underway this week, we thoughts we’d share our 10 top tips for happy weaning:Try to stay relaxed and don’t put yourself under too much pressure. Some days your little one will eat whatever you serve, some days they may eat very little.  In the early days, babies continue to get most of the nutrients from milk so don’t Read More...

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (next weekend Dads!)… One thing that always goes down really well on Mother’s Day, in my opinion anyway, are homemade presents and cards – plus it’s a great way of entertaining the kids for a few hours too! Here are five Mother’s Day crafting ideas we love: Fingerprint Cards A fun, very easy craft idea which children will love doing and mum will love receiving.  Inspired by ideas from Messy Little Monster and Serving Pink Lemonade, here Read More...

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Looking for some Valentine’s Day craft and baking inspiration for toddlers? Here’s our round up of some fun ideas to keep little ones busy…. Valentine’s Cookie Cutter Painting A super easy idea – kids will love it, but watch out, it’s likely to get messy!What you need:  A plate or baking tin, some red paint, heart shaped cookie cutters and paper (oh, and possibly a wipe clean tablecloth /old newspaper to protect the table, apron and wet wipes / cloth to hand to Read More...

High Chairs – our tips for choosing the right one for you

There are hundreds of different high chairs available for weaning nowadays – with so much choice, where do you start? Here are some of the key things to think about:How much space do you have? How safe / sturdy is the high chair – does it feel stable and unlikely to tip over if your little ones starts trying to escape… How secure in the harness? Little ones can be very wriggly at mealtimes – making sure they’re safe and can’t fall Read More...

Craft & Baking Ideas for Toddlers – January

January can be a difficult month with toddlers – the cold, short days make it harder to be out and about with little ones, which means more time at home, thinking of things to do to keep little ones happy. Inspired by the wintery weather forecast, here are a few ideas to help pass some time.. Robin Hand PrintsI love these little robins… not many details on the link on how to make them, but they look super easy.  You just Read More...

7 Things I wish I’d known about Weaning…

For those of you just embarking on the weaning journey, it can be both an exciting time and daunting milestone in your little one’s development.  Having weaned three children and spoken to many mums about their weaning experiences, through my company, Messy Me, I thought I’d share 7 key things I (and other mums) wish we’d know when we started weaning.   Here goes: 1. THE MESS It’s hardly surprising this is top of my list, given I was inspired to Read More...

Our Top Ten Items for Easy Weaning

Starting the weaning journey can be a daunting process – with so many different gadgets designed to help with weaning, so many different recipe books and websites devoted to the weaning process and so many ‘experts’ offering advice, it’s difficult to know where or how to start… In reality, there are a few key pieces of equipment which can help make the weaning journey easier and more manageable.  Here are our 10 best baby weaning products: A good high chair. In the Read More...

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...

Festive Red Stars Range – 15% off all orders

We’re starting to feel Christmassy here at Messy Me and our festive Red Stars are certainly helping! Our Red Stars range will help keep your home and little ones looking lovely over Christmas and well into 2017. We’ve got 15% off all orders of Red Star products from now until Dec 16th.  Please quote SPROUTS16 at checkout. Happy Christmas! 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...