Last Wednesday me and Lottie hopped on the train (or more accurately I struggled with a baby in arms and a pushchair) to London. It was my first time taking Lottie on a train anywhere so I was a little bit nervous to be doing over 2 hours for the first time -what if she screamed the place down or refused to sit still! Thankfully she was good as gold. The journey was fun – we played, did a bit of colouring and Lottie shouted ‘OOOS AT’ (who’s that) when anyone walked past.
The point to our little visit up to London was to attend a playdate with Colief I wasn’t quite sure what to expect really it was all a little last minute but I was pleasantly surprised it turned out to be alot of fun for and I came away learning a lot with chats from some of Colief’s developmental experts.
My favourite being from the nutritionalist Judy More about the importance of Vitamin D supplements – I think we have all heard at some point about the importance of getting more Vitamin D in our child’s diet but it really hit home for me just how important it is to make sure the kids are taking a supplement everyday. It has always been a big thing for me to make sure the girls are getting a good balanced diet but Vitamin D is one of the only things you do not find enough of in foods as it comes from the sun and I have to admit at first sight of abit of sun I’m slapping the factor 50 on the girls, I am terrified of them getting sun burnt but that means I’m stopping them from getting the all important Vitamin D they need in order to aid strong development of teeth and bones. The government recommends all infants, young children aged 6 months to 5 years, all pregnant women and breastfeeding women should take a supplement containing vitamin D.
As part of the new Colief range they now have vitamin D3 drops since the event I have just been popping the drops in the kids drink with breakfast they don’t even notice but I am relieved knowing they are getting the nutrients they need.
After all the chats the kids had a really fun play session from the giggles company with 2 of the most enthusiastic children’s entertainers ever, they were just two balls of energy and all the kids (and adults) had a great time.
We had such a fun day, a big thank-you to colief for having us.