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The Siblings Project | June 2018

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Just look at these three monkeys! I feel as if they've all grown a crazy amount since my last Siblings Project post. I love that Lilah is properly sitting by herself in these photos now - they look like a proper little trio. A very cheeky trio!

This month has absolutely flown by and honestly, I can't really remember much about what we've done each week. What I do know is though, that these three absolutely love being around each other at the moment. Lilah is so lucky to have the best big brother and sister around. And she rewards them with the biggest smiles and loudest coos and giggles ever.

Indie and Parker are also getting on a whole lot better at the moment too... well, for now at least! We've recently upgraded their beds to bunk beds, and they've proved to be a huge hit. Not only are they both sleeping better, but they're happy to sit and chat in their room in the mornings and evenings more too. We really couldn't have asked for it to go better.

I've also really noticed a fiercely protective side of Indie recently too. When we're out at somewhere like soft play, Indie will introduce herself to other children, and it will swiftly be followed by "that's my brother Parker, he's two!" She'll then keep a protective arm around him and make sure he's okay. It's the same if anyone talks to Lilah when she's in her buggy - Indie will always run straight over and chat to them. It's so lovely to see how proud she is to be a big sister!

By next month Lilah will be 6 months, and I'll be half a year into life with three little beans. I honestly cannot believe just how much a third baby has fit into our family. Lilah is such a little dream, and I honestly couldn't imagine our family without her. And I don't think Indie or Parker could either!

The Siblings Project - Dear Beautiful

Fisher Price Kick 'N Play Musical Bouncer | Review & Giveaway

Saturday, 16 June 2018

We were recently sent the lovely Kick 'N Play Musical Bouncer from Fisher Price, and it's definitely been one of those baby products we didn't know we needed. Lilah absolutely loves it and happily sits kicking away in it at least once a day now - and the interactive elements keeps my older two entertained too!

The Kick 'N Play Bouncer is a 2-in-1 soother and entertaining seat, suitable from birth. When your baby is younger the musical and vibrating functions will help to soothe them. The seat cover is wonderful soft and padded, so it's a comfortable spot to place baby that's not just flat on their back too - especially perfect if your little one has reflux. Then as they become older and more mobile, the seat becomes somewhere fun to play and entertain baby! Helping to develop their gross motor skills, and encouraging sensory development through play.

There are two different functions, depending on what your little one prefers. There is a 'short play' option, where the lights on the toy bar light up as your baby kicks the piano keys with their feet. Or the 'long play' option, which plays a continuous 15 minutes of music and lights. Both can be played at two volume settings - an absolute must for me, as I prefer to keep musical toys as quiet as possible!

The toy bar also features two hanging toys (a microphone rattle and a tambourine), which your baby can grab and play with. Lilah absolutely loves these, and is now trying to pull them towards herself to chew on too! Unlike other basic bouncers, the toy bar is incredibly sturdy and doesn't fall off - yet it's still easy to remove. We like to take it off so Lilah can enjoy the toy bar toys while not in the seat too.

One negative of the bouncer however, is that it cannot be stored or transported very easily. The frame is metal and therefore it doesn't fold down or pack down any smaller! We have a relatively small living room so it does take up a fair bit of space. We liked to take a bouncer with us when visiting friends and family, when Lilah was smaller too, and this bouncer definitely isn't the easiest to take from house to house.

Overall though we absolutely love the Kick 'N Play bouncer. The bright colours and patterns are perfect for little ones, and it really is a fun and interactive toy for them. And from personal experience, I can tell you that the seat cover is really easy to pop off and wash too... thanks Lilah!

The Fisher Price Kick 'N Play Musical Bouncer currently retails for around £59.99, however I'm giving my readers the chance to win one for themselves! Simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

I received this bouncer in exchange for my review. All opinions are honest and my own.