Thursday, 31 July 2014

A probiotic suitable from birth? A review & in-house experiment (2)

You might remember a previous Life As It Is post about Bio-Kult Infantis, a probiotic for infants and children? I was really interested in this product as having had babies with gut problems, I wanted to know if it could help.  

I gave a friend, Andrea, the Bio-Kult Infantis to try with her three-month-old baby Zak, who was unsettled at times with a windy tummy. Here are the results - recorded in the diary she kept throughout the trial. Thank you Andrea - and Zak!


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Do you have an itchy baby due to eczema? This website's for you...

You might remember a previous Life As It Is post about Bio-Kult Infantis, a probiotic for infants and children. I was really interested in this product as having had babies with gut problems, I wanted to know if it could help.  

I gave a friend, Andrea, the Bio-Kult Infantis to try with her three-month-old baby Zak, who was unsettled at times with a windy tummy. More on how that all went soon. For now though, I would like to highlight Andrea's fab website itchy baby.co.uk 


Monday, 28 July 2014

FAMILY TRAVELLER’S TOP TIPS FOR A HASSLE-FREE FAMILY HOLIDAY

With the holy grail of holidays looming – the great summer escape – many parents will be looking forward to family time together with some trepidation, not least because of the big expense associated with getting away from it all. Here, editor of Family Traveller Magazine and mum-of-two Jane Anderson, offers her top five tips for getting the best value out of your summer break, with minimal fuss.

Musings of a unique 5YO

E: Mummy, you should have called me Sparkles. No one is called Sparkles.

M: For a great reason my love.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

30/52 The GraceFaith year long art project

Choosing a favourite piece of art, each week of the year


Sofia Faith (my bug obsessed 2YO), continues her love affair with garden insects... drawing her first snail this week.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Is that a butterfly? - a library book review

A great book we discovered at the library, that does a brilliantly simple job of explaining the life cycle of a butterfly to a small child, is this one by Claire Llewellyn and Ant Parker. 


FRAMED Life As It Is - CATERPILLAR TO CHRYSALIS



DAY 47 OF FRAMED - CATERPILLAR TO SPIDER'S BELLY AND A BUTTERFLY

Here's what else we discovered around our porch today...

An empty chrysalis, and below it...


DAY 47 OF FRAMED - CATERPILLAR TO BUTTERFLY - Wrapping up


DAY 47 OF FRAMED
CATERPILLAR TO SPIDER'S BELLY?

Well it is not looking good now is it?! And I fear that our half-morphed potentially sucked upon butterfly may never emerge.


Bocketts Farm Park, Surrey - A great day out with the kids

Bocketts Farm Park proved a surprisingly great day out with the GraceFaith girls.


DETAILS:
Bocketts Farm Park
WhereYoung Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9BS
When: Daily from 10am
Age appropriate for: tots and young children in particular
Car park available: Yes - no extra charge
Admission: Adults £9.20, children from £8.
Wheelchair/pushchair friendly: Yes
Food options: Take your own picnic option, or, packed lunch available to buy
Do not leave without: Sunscreen, Sun hats, Towels, Swimmers (water play often available).

WHAT WE LOVE:

Wednesday, 23 July 2014