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Children thrive when there is a routine

The Kiddies were on holiday until this week. They had their spring break earlier this year, and were back to school this Monday. Usually during the holidays, we have a very flexible routine. There is more time to get things done, so I usually have a relaxed approach to our routine. This works okay for the first 2 days or so, and then it usually becomes really chaotic. Children thrive when there is a routine in place as they know what is expected and what needs to be done. But when there is none, things can easily get crazy, which leads to tantrums, more tantrums, use of the naughty step and over tiredness.

 

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The Importance of Routines

Many families still have the go with the flow approach when it comes to raising up kids and running the home. The children eat whenever, sleep whenever they decide to fall asleep and pretty much do whatever they want to do at home, with no clear set times for anything. They don’t see the importance of having a routine. Instead, they prefer to let things happen “naturally”, which usually never works in the real world.

Here are some of the reasons why having a routine for your children is really important –

 

Security

Routines give children a sense of security. It also help them develop self-discipline which is a life skill we all need to prosper. I have had a routine for the twins since they were 3 months old. The routine has been tweaked here and there from time to time, as they have grown older. I can’t imagine us not having a routine. A routine helps the child feel safe and secure, which helps them handle day-to-day life better.

 

Structure

Having a routine offers the child structure. This helps them manage themselves and their surroundings better. I feel better when my days have some form of structure. Structured days are always very productive for me, and it works the same way for kids. Having a routine, and knowing what needs to be done, and planning towards takes away power struggles you may be experiencing with your children.

 

 

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Responsibility

Children learn to be more responsible and take charge of their activities when they have a routine. They know they need to lay their beds when they wake up for example, because that is the first thing they do with mum everyday. When there is a routine, you don’t need to go on and on about what needs to be done because the children know already. Children corporate better when there is a routine, which means fewer tantrums, stress and anxiety for everyone involved.

 

Have you experienced the power of having a routine? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

 

 

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Giveaway – Win a Bundle of the New and Improved Johnson’s Baby Products

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Today, I am giving away a bundle of the new Johnson’s Baby products. This new range is so amazing. We are trying some of the products for kids as well. I will be writing up a review post on our thoughts on the products soon, so keep reading. This bundle I am giving away courtesy of Johnson and Johnson includes four 500ml products for your baby – Bedtime Lotion, Baby Shampoo, Bedtime Bath and Top-to-Toe Wash.

 

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JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Lotion

I love the bright new packaging of all the products. A good change is needed every now and again, and this change is good. This Johnson’s Bedtime Lotion promises to moisturise baby’s delicate skin. It is free from parabens, dyes and phthalates, which is amazing. This lotion has been formulated to reduce the risk of allergies. It is available in 300ml and 500ml.

 

JOHNSON’S® TOP-TO-TOE® Wash

This Top-to-Toe Wash for babies is free from dyes, parabens, phthalates, sulphates, alcohol, and soap. It is mild and gentle enough for the newborn skin. With the no more tears formula, this wash is as gentle as water to the eyes. It is available in 500ml.

 

JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Bath

The JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Bath is also free from parabens, sulphates and dyes. It gently cleanses baby skin leaving it clean and moisturised. The soothing NaturalCalm essences help baby sleep better. It is available in 300ml and 500ml.

 

JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo

JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo is free from dyes, parabens, phthalates, sulphates, alcohol, and soap, which is great. The NO MORE TEARS® formula means hair wash would be tears free.

 

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Giveaway Rules

Here are the rules of the giveaway –

  1. Follow Fashion and Style Police on Twitter if you are not following already.
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  4. Leave me a comment telling me why you want to win this bundle. Remember to include your Twitter name in the comment so I know how to find you.

You can also follow Fashion and Style Police on Facebook to keep up with my daily posts.

 

This Johnson’s Baby Products giveaway will run for 2 weeks. It ends May 1 at 10pm. It is open to UK residents over 18 years. The winner will be randomly selected.

Good luck.

 

Fashion and Style Police Reviews D&G The Only One 2

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If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for some time, you will know how much I like perfumes. Which is why I am forever reviewing them. I usually have about 8 – 10 perfumes in my bathroom cabinet at any given time. Smelling good is good for business, so I like to have nice smelling perfumes. The perfume I use depends on my mood and my plans for the day.

 

D&G The Only One 2

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I recently came across D&G The Only One 2, and I think it is a lovely perfume. D&G perfumes are always very nice so I was not too surprised to discover this lovely floral oriental fragrance. This particular perfume reminds me of one of my favourite D&G perfumes ever – The One. That perfume reminds me of my younger years. I used it a whole lot many years ago.

 

Fragrance notes

Here are the fragrance notes for D&G The Only One 2 –

Top notes – Blackberry accord, freesia accord & pear accord
Heart notes – Violet accord, coffee & rose
Base notes – Tonka bean, patchouli & ambery woody notes

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Now here are my thoughts on this perfume –

 

PROS
  1. I love the sophisticated design of the bottle. It is really beautiful.
  2. It has an amazing fragrance. I love floral fragrances, and this is just so good.
  3. This perfume is very long-lasting. It stays on all day.

 

CONS

None.

 

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Overall, I really like this perfume. It smells divine and stays on all day. What more could a woman ask for? Prices start from £52 for a 30ml bottle, £70 for a 50ml bottle and £85 for a 100ml bottle.

What do you think of D&G The Only One 2? Have you used it before? Are you a fan of D&G perfumes? Which is your favourite? Please drop a comment in the comments section, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Have a lovely day.

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