When you’re the second baby, born just 16 months after the first, you find your given lots of hand me downs.
As Miss E was a different gender, she at least got lots of her new clothes that were just hers. This third baby, however, can expect to be wearing hand me downs, playing with hand me down toys and reading the books that Mr D and Miss E no longer show an interest in.
Our house, like many others, is packed to the rafters with ‘stuff’ despite me regularly going through it and bagging up stuff to take to the charity shops and the such. Whilst I am keen for the new baby to have his/her own things, I don’t want to go too over board.
I’ve therefore decided on a few keys items…. a first outfit, some first books, a new teddy bear and (I hope!) their own carrier (I’m working on this one with Damian!)
I was thrilled to be sent the books that are part of the ‘Wee Gallery’ series from QED publishing. There are three lots of books – a set of gorgeous cloth books, a set of slide and play board books and a set of activity books.
The cloth books are fab and are just perfect for a baby. They are themed as a Bear and a Cat and fold out into lovely, soft books that I know the new baby is going to love playing with. We used to leave one of these style books in the cot with Mr D when I was getting ready in a morning and he loved looking at the pictures and I hope the new addition will enjoy these too.
They are presented in a lovely box and would make a great new baby gift too. They are also monochrome which means that as well as being super stylish they are perfect for little eyes as they develop. They have the added bonus of being machine washable – perfect for those inevitable moments of sickness and sucking that babies are so fond of.
Next up in the series are some slide and play board books. These are again monochrome and are perfect for little fingers as they start to develop and learn to move the sliding pieces to reveal the hidden animals. These really are lovely and Miss E and Mr D have already tried to claim these for themselves!
These really are the perfect type of book for little ones to start exploring the world around them. They are also lovely books to read aloud to a little one.
The final set are the gorgeous activity books. Having a new born in the house will mean plenty of time sat around, either waiting in for Midwife visits, feeding the baby, letting the baby rest and various other things. The activity books are going to be hidden away for Miss E and Mr D to have when their new sibling arrives.
There are two books in the series, Cat’s Playgroup and Dog’s Day out. There are lots of activities in the book as you prepare the animals for their day. There are lots of things like spotting games, colouring pages, dot to dots etc that I am hopeful will keep Mr D and Miss E engaged for a little while.
These are such lovely books and the black and white images are perfect for a small baby’s eyes – I can’t wait to introduce them to these lovely books.
I’m thrilled to be able to offer two readers the chance to win a full set of the Wee Gallery books – the two cloth books, two slide books and two activity books each. To be in with a chance of winning please complete the rafflecopter below.
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1. The competition is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There is no cash alternative offered.
3. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above. Please ensure you leave some contact details or I will not be able to contact you if you win.
4. Two winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries. The winners will each receive a copy of the six books in the Wee Gallery series
5. The competition will close on 30th March 2016
6. The winner will be asked to provide a full UK postal address with postcode for delivery purposes.
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