Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Time passes by so quickly.

It only seems like yesterday that Chester was a tiny, soft, cute and cuddly newborn. It doesn't seem possible that he is now almost 6 and has just moved up into year 1 at School! He is still soft, cute and cuddly (although he will hate me for saying that!), but he is so independant now. Over the Summer holidays he has grown up so much, and I don't just mean his height. His way of thinking has changed, he is so inquisitive, he has a need to know everything, and has an opinion on everything.

When he was younger I was desperate for him to reach each milestone. Sitting, crawling, walking, talking. I remember practically wishing the days away so he could get to those milestones. Looking back, I regret that so much. I should of just enjoyed his cuddles and baby days, for they were over before I knew it.

With Millie I was determined to do things differently, I wanted to savour every moment. As a newborn she was cuddled to the max! People that say you shouldn't cuddle your baby too much ARE WRONG! You can never give your baby enough cuddles, NEVER.  I was pretty sad when she reached her milestones quite early compared to her Brother. I mean, I was incredibly proud of her, but it seemed that all the time I was trying to keep her a baby she was rebelling and growing up fast!

Millie will be 3 in January and will be set to start Nursery by Easter. I will be honest and say that as much as I know she is more than ready for it, I am not. Time is going so quickly, I love having her at home and teaching her everything she knows. I miss Chester during the day, time seems to fly by even more now that we are stuck to School routines.

So my one piece of advice to parents with babies and young children is to savour every moment. It may sound like a bit of a cliche but its true, time really does go quickly when you have children, blink and you will miss it! So give as many cuddles as you can, before you know it they will be off to School and not wanting those cuddles in public!

It seems that Fairy agree. *warning* if you are emotional like me, this video will make you cry!

Fairy Non Bio is proud to have seen millions of parents through every babygro, every toddler’s favourite party dress and then, all too soon, that first school uniform. So they understand how quickly this time passes and therefore the value of every precious cuddle.

That’s why they want to encourage parents to embrace every moment – especially with the beginning of the school term coming round all too quickly for many young families. So make sure you make the most of this time by giving them an extra soft cuddle today and embracing the #PowerofSoft!

Having surpassed that momentous milestone of sending their little person off to school - proudly sporting their first oversized school uniform – they also understand the value mums with school aged children place on those precious pre-school days! In fact when they asked them what they missed most about this time, a quarter said it was those super soft kisses and cuddles, 43% said it was their child and 28% said it was just the constant background noise.

So while baby is busy growing and reaching all those many little milestones – from first giggles to first words, first toddles to first confident strides - make sure you make the most of every precious pre-school moment while they are still The Softest They’ll Ever Be.

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