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…

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…

Surviving Dinosaur Adventures… 

Today we went to Dinosaur Adventure near Norwich. It’s very rare Daddy and I get a day off together on a week day so we thought we’d make the most of it. Most family based amusement places are always so busy at weekends and school holidays so we thought we’d try the dinosaurs since it…

Jumppin’ Jacks Playhouse…Suffolk

Today we went to visit family and decided that with the weather being a bit unpredictable (depending on which app you used) that we would choose an ‘indoor meet up’. So we decided to try Jumppin Jacks Funhouse, Mildenhall. It was tricky to find as it’s hidden away on an industrial estate but we got…