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Baby Must Haves...

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Baby Must Haves...

  At How I Wonder we strive to source products that are stylish, unique, practical and enjoyable for you and your baby.....So we have compiled a list of our top 5 selling items for new mums to be!   Blankets A pram blanket is one of the first things I bought for my children.  A) They are an essential item. B) I am somewhat obsessed with them but most importantly c) they disguise a multitude of sins…  Is it just me or do your babies always manage to be sick, spill food or anything else unsightly down them at the...

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Children and babies learn through play

Children and babies learn through play

Children and babies learn through play.  The skills they develop while playing simple games give them the basic motor skills needed later in life.  For example, the task of putting bricks/shapes into a sorter give a baby the necessary skills required later in life for packing a bag.  Something we all just take for granted.  Your Child's First Five Years The first 5 years of a Child's life are packed full of developmental stages, learning to walk, talk and interact socially to name but a few.  During their first few years in education they are in fact encouraged to play...

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Baby Shower Gifts

Baby Showers are a fairly new phenomenon in the UK.  When I was pregnant with my first, it was the early rumblings of the baby shower and not many people were having them.  Fast forward 6 years and it seems the baby shower is a must have amongst new mums. People see it as a right of passage second only to a good old hen do!  I haven’t been to many traditional baby showers with games and such lark, however have been to several afternoon teas (with a little glass of bubbles) to celebrate the impending arrival of a close...

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Balance Bikes to Olympic Gold

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Balance Bikes to Olympic Gold

With the Olympics in full swing I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Team GB gathering momentum, winning medal after medal.  Jason Kenny winning the men’s keirin earlier this week however has been the highlight for me to date.  What can be more inspirational to our youngsters than seeing someone win gold in the Olympic Games, having trained all of their adult lives for such an event? Between us we have four children, 2 boys and 2 girls.  From very early on they all had wooden balance bikes.  In fact my son was given his for his 1st birthday!  And it has...

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Moulin Roty Dolls, Comforters & Toys

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Moulin Roty Dolls, Comforters & Toys

We’re going to run with our current blog ‘theme’ for now and reminisce about the brands that helped launch www.howiwonder.co.uk over a year ago.  As a parent I had heard of Moulin Roty and was very fond of the soft toys I had seen in department stores and independent boutiques.  I was however unaware of their full collection until we first visited their stand at Spring Fair.  Aside from the soft toy mice (which I am certain is the first thing that pops to everyone’s mind when thinking of Moulin Roty!) we were overwhelmed by the full extent of their...

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