Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year, with parents especially enjoying purchasing gifts and goodies for their children. But is it possible for us parents to go overboard at Christmas?

Of course, anyone and everyone can go overboard at Christmas but it is more common with parents and their children. Parents love to buy children presents and give them what they want. But the term going overboard and spoiling your children should be used loosely. This entirely depends upon you as a parent and what you consider overboard. For some their children will only receive a small selection of gifts, wheres others will receive much larger piles. It is important to remember that we all have our own views and not to judge other parents as it is our own personal choice. It is easier for parents with children to go overboard, but it is important to not forget that most people will go overboard for a loved one.

The world has shut down, with only essential shops being open. This means we are having to purchase all of our baby clothes online. This can be extremely challenging. You will discover that baby clothe sizes never seem to match up. They are never the same, it is always a little bit of trial and error. Well, we are going to share with you some of our tips for making online shopping for baby clothes more of a breeze.

To begin with, considering what size clothes your baby is in now. Are these too small for your child? If they are and you need the next size up, shopping online can be difficult. We would highly recommend that if you are purchasing from a different shop order two sizes. One is the same size and one is a size up. This way you can send back the one which does not fit. Some stores, like next, are known for coming up much larger than others.

We all know about the gender colour trends, boys should be wearing blues and greens, girls should be wearing pinks and purples. But what is happening to this trend? It seems to be that this trend is no more. We are going into a world now where it does not matter what colour clothes someone is wearing, especially children. We have the freedom to express ourselves how we want to. Companies are even beginning to create clothes which go against these trends. For example boys and men wearing pink jumpers and tops is becoming more fashionable. You also see many more girls wearing baggy clothes, more boyish colours and tracksuits. It is like the roles have been reversed. But no one is complaining. It is amazing how we can all wear what we desire with no judgement. This is how the world is heading and everything is going to become more gender neutral.

With Autumn approaching, it is just as important that we have the right accessories for our babies and toddlers as well as our selves.

An accessory which every baby needs for the autumn is a cardigan. My personal favourite is a knitted cardigan. These are excellent for helping to keep them warm but not too hot. They are also very easy to put on young babies.

Another good accessory to consider is hair bows or bobbles. This is good if you have a little girl with quite long hair. This will help to keep their hair out of their eyes. You can also buy some which come in beautiful autumnal patterns.

Finally, a good option for young babies is a blanket. This can be any kind from knitted to fleece. These will help to keep our young babies warm whilst we head out on autumn walks. Keeping them warm is the main priority through these cold seasons.

You have the perfect outfit chosen for their birthday. But what accessories can you pair with it? I’m here today to give you some accessory ideas.

Hair Bows
Hair bows for little girls are an all-round winner if you can keep them in their hair! There are some amazing places which can make personalised hair bows, especially for birthdays. You could also go to your local store and find one which matches their outfit!

Birthday Badge
A birthday outfit isn’t complete without a birthday badge. This can be a general birthday boy or girl badge, or even a number badge showing their new age. All children love to wear badges, so why not add one to their birthday outfit.

Crown
Small clip-on head crowns are perfect for birthday prince’s or princesses. These can again be personalised to show their age.

All of these options are bound to make the birthday child feel extremely special on their big day!

Cake smashes are becoming a more popular tradition for children’s birthdays. We are going to look at some ideas on what your child could wear on their cake smash day.

The most popular choice is a numbered vest. This paired with either a tutu or smart trousers/shorts makes for the cutest photoshoot. Showing off their age on their vest. You can also add matching accessories like flowers or hats to complete the outfit.

Another choice is something themed. For example, if you are having an animal-themed cake smash you could dress them up as an animal, for example, a tiger or bear.

Finally, you can always go for them just being in a nappy. This is the most natural choice. You can let your child go wild with the cake smash. You will not be worrying the entire time that their outfit is getting ruined.

Whichever option you chose they’ll still have a blast.

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