J and the BugBies: our holiday to Cbeebies Land/Alton Towers…

We have just returned from an amazing 2 day adventure to Alton Towers resort. J is a HUGE fan of Cbeebies and Bing, Te and Mo, In the Night Garden (to name just a few) are much loved friends in our household. With Cbeebies Land being housed by Alton Towers, it was perfect for a family…

J’s progress: exciting updates…

Hi, I realise I haven’t spoke much about how J is getting on lately. Mainy because we’ve reached a stage now where we are ‘ticking along’ and feel kind of normal.  Paediatrician We haven’t seen our paediatrician since the assessment meeting. Our next review is December to decide whether more interventions are neeed or to…

Surviving the cinema with a toddler…Cars 3

J is obsessed with cars. Well actually all types of vehicles. If it has wheels then he is happy. He has always loved the Car movies and either the first or second film is often on in the background. So when the adverts for Cars 3 came on the tv, J would get upset that…

Out and About: Soft play for £2!!! Review of Planet Laser.

Today we went for a play date with my bff and her gorgeous little boy (3yrs old). It’s great that J has a friend who he’s known since birth. They know us and they know J’s special ways of looking at the world.  It’s important to tell people about your child and the things they…

A day out for £2 in Suffolk…

As those who have read my previous ‘out and about’ blog posts I always aim to live on budget. Having children isn’t cheap…having a child with additional needs can add to day to day costs (I won’t tell you how much J’s PECS resources cost, you may pass out). So if I can save a…

Dealing with Sensory overload…at a party.

J has difficulties with auditory based sensory stimulus as well as balance and textures. Today J (and I) had his tolerance levels well and truelly tested. Today was J’s first party (non family based). It was his friend from preschools birthday. It’s a lovely family that I’ve known for many years through work, and then…

J’s first dentist visit…

Today was a day I have been dreading for a while. J’s first dentist visit! A) I REALLY don’t like going to the dentists B) I didn’t know how J would take to it all. So, I started to talking to J about his teeth and how we would be seeing a dentist who will…

J’s guide to moving into a big boy bed…

J is 2 and a half (where did that time go) and we finally felt ready for him to move into a big boy bed. I had several reasons/excuses to keep him in his cot so long ranging from the room not being ‘J proofed’ enough to the fact J was happy and never made…

J’s shopping trip…a speech and play skills activity. 

We have been busy building J’s play skills lately to help him with pretend play. J has a very ‘real life’ attitude to pretend play and the concept of pretending is still in practice (e.g. The day he gave me a cup and I asked ‘ohhh what is it?’ Expecting milk/water/juice to be the reply…Instead…

Thank goodness for First Aid training…

Thank goodness for my St John Ambulance training…this evening J was finding the outside world challenging. We had gone out to eat and J was struggling. There were vehicles in the play area, which is a bigger trigger for him and when someone moved one from out of his line it set of a chain…