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Horse Riding Plans for the Kiddies this Year

The Kiddies went horse-riding for the first time in the summer of last year. They loved it! I must confess that I was a bit worried at first. I wasn’t too sure how they would handle being close to a horse, not to talk of actually riding one. But they handled it like pros. They were very confident and comfortable on the horses. I was so proud.

We had the opportunity to take the twins horse-riding last summer at Cheshire Ice Cream Farm. They rode on the horses for a few minutes and enjoyed every bit of it. And they haven’t stopped talking about it. Which is why we are now considering having them enrolled in horse-riding classes this year.

 

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My Interest in Horses

I have always been interested in horses as far as I can remember. Horses are so beautiful. I love watching them all glammed up in a horse turnout rug. They always look so adorable.

Back in the day, I got the opportunity to ride a horse once, but never got the chance to go for proper horse-riding lessons. Which is why I am eager to get the kiddies enrolled this year. I have had a look around for horse -riding schools close by and I have found a couple I think I like. There are loads of horse-riding schools available in Cheshire, which is great. I was surprise to find as many as I found. The only thing stopping me now is the prices of the lessons around. Getting qualified instructors means the lessons come with a hefty price tag as expected. One of the horse-riding schools we are interested is charging as high as £22 for a 30 minutes lesson.

 

 

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Horse-riding is high on our to-do list for the year, so we are definitely going to look into the kiddies having some lessons this year.

 

Do your kids go horse riding? How are they finding it?

 

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How to get your child to stop sucking fingers

My son sucked his fingers from when he was around 3 months old to 3 years. I ignored the habit for the first year as I knew it provided him some comfort. But when he turned 2, I wanted him to stop. I didn’t want him going to pre-school and still sucking his fingers. And after a routine dentist appointment, I knew I had to do something quickly about the finger sucking habit before it became a serious dental issue.

 

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After a some research, I found a product that would help him stop sucking his fingers, but I needed to wait until he clocked 3 to try it on him. The product – Mavala Stop, helps discourage nail-biting in adults and in children above 3 years. I figured it would work for great for sucking as well, and it did.  My son LOVED sucking his fingers. He could do it all day if we let him. So I was quite impressed when Mavala Stop helped him break the habit within days.

For those who have never heard of this Mavala Stop, it is a nail-biting (and finger sucking) deterrent. It is a completely harmless product which has the appearance of clear enamel.

How to use

All I had to do was apply a coat of Mavala Stop every day over the entire nail surface. It has a distinct bitter taste which will discourage anyone from putting the fingers into the mouth. I tried it on my nails myself and couldn’t bear to have my fingers in my mouth.

 

I only had to apply this product on my son’s nails a handful of times to get him to stop sucking his fingers.  He completely stopped sucking his fingers in under a week.

 

 

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I would recommend Mavala Stop to any parent dealing with fingers sucking or nail-biting. It also works great for adults. I know some people will shy away from getting their kids to stop sucking or biting by using a product like this, and I am not here to tell you how to raise your kids. But if you are in search of what to use to help your child break this habit, then you should try this product.

 

Do you have kids that suck their fingers or bite their nails? How did you help break the habit? Please share your tried and tested tips in the comments section below.

 

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.

 

 

The Kiddies Review Aveeno Baby

The Kiddies have been using Aveeno Baby Dermexa Emollient Cream and Good Night Emollient Balm for some weeks. I discovered how amazing Aveeno products are some months ago. And I still use some Aveeno skincare products myself. So I was not surprised to find these products are great on my children’s skin. I can see them using them using them over and over again.

For those who have never heard of these Aveeno Baby skincare products, here are the product descriptions for both products.

 

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Aveeno Baby Dermexa Emollient Cream 200ml/£9.99

This Emollient Cream combines the Triple Oat Complex (Colloidal Oatmeal, Oat Oil, Avenanthramides) and Ceramides. It was developed with dermatologists, and the unique formula moisturises very dry itchy skin to help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier.

 

Ingredients

Aqua, Glycerin, Panthenol, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Avena Sativa Kernel Flour, Avena Sativa Kernel Extract, Avena Sativa Kernel Oil, Ceramide 3, Isopropyl Alcohol, Steareth-20, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzalkonium Chloride.

 

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Aveeno Baby Good Night Emollient Balm 75ml/£9.99

This Good Night Emollient Balm is formulated with Triple Oat Complex (Avenanthramides, Oat Oil and Colloidal Oatmeal) and Ceramides. The balm moisturises the skin intensely to help reduce itchy sensations. It also helps restore the skin barrier.

 

Ingredients

Glycerin, Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isocetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Avena Sativa Kernel Flour, Avena Sativa Kernel Extract, Avena Sativa Kernel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceramide 3, Ethylhexylglycerin, p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Dipotassium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Potassium Sorbate.

 

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PROS
  1. Both products absorb very quickly, which is great.
  2. They moisturise the skin, restoring the skin barrier within days.
  3. These products are free from parabens, dyes, alcohol and scent.
  4. They soothe the skin leaving it soft, smooth and supple.
  5. We love the practical packaging.

 

CONS

None

 

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Overall, we love both products and recommend to little ones dealing with dry skin. Or if you after a cream that offers a little more moisture this winter season. I really both products for my kids because I like their skin looking moisturised especially in the cold season. And these products work great on their skin.

 

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Have you tried these Aveeno Baby products? What do you think of them? Please share your thoughts in the comments section. Also do share this post on your social media platforms to spread the word.

Thanks for reading.

 

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