Take A Walk On The Wild Side with... The Little Outfitters
What advice do you have for new parents?
Try not to compare your little one's milestones with others. It's easily done, but they will do things in their own time. I was really worried about my little boy's speech, especially having family and friends with children the same age who were talking a lot sooner. But he's caught up, just like everyone said he would.
What superpower do you wish you had as a parent?
A super memory! The days, weeks and months blur into one and whilst I have photos and videos to look back on, I never want to forget those special moments.
What skills have you best learnt about yourself through becoming and being a parent?
Patience, the ability to multi-task and being super organised.
If you could have any help in any area as a parent what would it be?
I'd love to be more inventive and creative when it comes to finding new activities to do with my son. I find we often get stuck in a rut doing the same things or going to the same places.
What are your favourite tips and skills that you might share with others about your parenting?
Try to keep as calm and relaxed as possible. I really believe your little one can sense the energy around them. My husband and I try to stay as relaxed as possible around our little boy and I think it is reflected in his personality, he's very easy-going.
Also, you can survive on a lot less sleep than you think. My little one has never been the best sleeper, especially in the first eighteen months, but we stuck to our routine and got through it.
Are there any books / links / quotes that have really helping you on your parenting journey?
Save Our Sleep by Tizzie Hall, it really helped get my little boy to sleep through the night. It seemed the 'best fit' for us as we already had elements of the routine in place.
And a quote, 'The days are long but the weeks are short'. It's so True!
What’s your child’s favourite book?
My little boy is a really big fan of Julia Donaldson. And one book we always seem to read and reread is Rhino's Don't Eat Pancakes by Anna Kemp. It's a lovely story reminding parents to listen to their children and it's also beautifully illustrated.
What are you grateful for?
My family, we're incredibly close and they're so supportive.
What's your top styling tip?
Buy clothes in complete outfits and around a similar colour palette. This allows you to buy fewer items, which all mix and match nicely, so each piece get lots of wear. A cohesive wardrobe makes daily outfit decisions much easier and if your child wants to decide what to wear that day (and we've all been there) they'll find it easier too!