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I have just had a brilliant three afternoons now playing with my daughter in her new paddling pool in this very un-British summer weather we are having at the moment. Well, rather little one has been in the pool, complete with sunblock, hat and umbrella shade, whilst I have been dipping my hand or foot in the water to splash her with. I saw a grumpy little lady transformed into someone screaming and squealing with delight at being able to splash about in the cool water.

This “toy” was only around a fiver. That’s very cheap by today’s standards. And judging by how much she loved it it was the best value toy yet. It’s also something that’s been around for a fair few decades now. I remember as a child being very excited when our mum dusted off our paddling pool as it truly marked the start of summer for me.

Splish, splash, splosh!

It makes me think that you really don’t have to spend much to keep your children entertained, at the tender age of 15 months, at least. Up until now we haven’t spent much on her toys, mainly because I know she wouldn’t appreciate it. I made a few mistakes of going out and snapping up a 3 for 2 deal on some ridiculous trio of shiny plastic toys, only to get home and excitedly wait for her to play with them, and wait, and wait…..and she never has played with them! However she does seem to love the most simple things and the toys that would have been around in mine or my parents’ generation; a tower of cups bought for next to nothing, a water bottle filled with dried pasta to create a shaker, and plenty of books.

whilst they still fit snuggly back in the toybox at the end of the day, I know we still have a “sensible” number

I have seen quite a few living rooms full of the latest bright coloured plastic toys and the baby resident of the house chewing their mum’s keys because they are more exciting. And from a purely selfish point of view I don’t want our living room to be engulfed in toys. Whilst they still fit snuggly back in the toybox at the end of the day, I know we still have a “sensible” number. Why go crazy now when you know that as soon as they go to school, see what their new friends have, and can ask for what they want, it will be much harder to refuse? At least that’s what I think, but I may eat my words at her 2nd birthday! Can birthdays be the exception to this?!

About Me:

My name is Emma and I have three (!) wonderful babies. The oldest is my daughter Elsa, born in 2011 the second is “Milk & Mummy” my online boutique selling beautiful breastfeeding clothes and launched in 2012, and the youngest is my son Oliver, born in August 2014. All three exhaust me, excite me and make me proud on a daily basis and naturally all vie for my attention! But of course I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Milk & Mummy sells stylish nursing clothes including nursing tops and nursing dresses. We have everything from casual breastfeeding tops for a day at home to glamorous breastfeeding dresses for weddings. Many of our nursing dresses are also maternity dresses and we also sell beautiful breastfeeding covers and cute baby dribble bibs.

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