• Blog title image with two photos of Spike riding a bike and the blog title, Learning to ride a bike - from ‘watch where you are going!’ to ‘its only a hill’
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    Learning to ride a bike – from ‘watch where you are going!’ to ‘its only a hill’

    Spike is quite late to the learning to ride a bike thing. She’s coming up to 5 and is still on stabilisers, with only a few outings on the bike she has because the weather over winter was awful. But I thought I’d share a little bit about her learning so far. A little late in starting Before we moved last August she had a balance bike but that was barely used. We lived on a main road and there weren’t many safe spaces to learn. She also HATED her helmet and I refused to let her ride without one. When we moved we got rid of the balance bike…

  • What to expect from your two year Health Visitor review
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    What to expect from your two year Health Visitor review

    Many of you will know this, but in the UK we have Health Visitor reviews. These are checks for your baby which are done by local nursery nurses and health visitors. Designed to check how your child is developing and if you as a parent have any concerns. This week Spike had her latest, and I believe last, health visitor review. And I thought I’d share a bit about it. These visits can be quite daunting to a new parent. I can remember, when I was told about her two week check, worrying a lot. Thinking it would be judgement for how I was coping as a parent, or a…