Colief Playdate

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. IMG_2535

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. 557

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.



    • July 26, 2015 / 7:09 am

      And you too hun, I know me too was a real eye opener x
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  1. July 22, 2015 / 6:10 am

    It does look like a lot of fun! And lovely that Colief had arranged such nice activities for the children! #kidscorner
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    • July 26, 2015 / 7:09 am

      Yes they went to lots of effort to make it fun for the children x
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  2. July 22, 2015 / 6:50 am

    It looks like such a fun day. I never knew any of this before. I’ll definitely be making sure Evie gets some Vitamin D from now on. She eats so well already but if I really look at her food, I think this is definitely missing x
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    • July 26, 2015 / 7:10 am

      Yes well vitamin D is really hard to get from food so the supplement is so important x
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  3. July 22, 2015 / 7:51 am

    Looks like a fun day! Glad the train ride wasn’t a nightmare. I worry about my baby not getting enough Vitamin D. Will have to look into drops and sneak it in his water or juice.
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    • July 26, 2015 / 7:11 am

      You definitely should check the out they don’t even notice a difference x
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  4. July 22, 2015 / 8:18 am

    This was interesting as I have heard a lot about vitamin D already.It is also recommended to help prevent breast cancer.Glad you all had such a fun day and that you found it informative.Thanks for hosting #KidsCorner

  5. July 22, 2015 / 10:04 am

    Love the pic of Lottie in her bunny ears! Finn was born in the States and I was told to give him drops of vitamin D as I breast fed. I was reminded at every appointment. Rory was born in Scotland and nothing has been mentioned to me re vitamin D (and we certainly won’t be getting any through the sun!!)
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    • July 26, 2015 / 7:12 am

      Really thats not good, I think we a abut behind over hear with it, it was briefly mentioned by my health visitor but it wasnt until this event I really thought about it x
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  6. July 22, 2015 / 10:41 am

    sounds like the train trip was a success, and how cute is she in her bunny ears #kidscorner

    • July 26, 2015 / 7:13 am

      Yes she was a little angel thank god and thanks she loves anything on her head!! x
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  7. July 22, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Looks like a fab day! Thank you for sharing that info about vitamin D, I am definitely going to start giving Oliver a supplement. Lottie looks very cute in her little bunny ears!!
    Becky x

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