Going plastic free

Let’s talk plastic

Hey all

So I know I was meant to be giving you the top 5 products to buy for potty training and I will but I have been distracted by the #waronplastic program on BBC1 last night.

I mean oh my goodness.  There I was thinking we were doing a great thing by recycling when I had no idea where all the recycled stuff was going and that actually lots of it was not actually being recycled.  Its just madness.

I have always just thought, well what difference can I make?  I am one person in a huge world BUT after watching this program I am now convinced that if everyone in the UK were to do their bit we really could make a difference.

Yes, the supermarkets/government, etc need to do more, of course, they do but the reality is they will not change things any time soon.  Let’s face it there are people making big money from selling all this plastic waste.

So it got me thinking, I was shocked at how much it costs to buy loose fruit and veg from the supermarket and I totally understand that given the choice most families in the UK will choose the least expensive option, including me because quite frankly we just cannot afford it.  However, I do think we can all look a little harder and even just make one change? You do not need to change everything all at once.  That would just be crazy.

So without really thinking this through haha me and the hubby woke up this morning and decided to try and make our family as plastic free as possible.  I have a feeling it is going to be harder than it sounds though.  I did read somewhere though that we should be proud and happy with what we are doing and not beat ourselves up about what we are not. So, therefore, we will celebrate the wins where we get rid of plastic but we will be realistic at the same time as we are a super busy family of 5 and well going totally plastic-free seems like a very hard task.

So as I go through this crazy journey of plastic free I will blog about it and post pics on Instagram.  I am going to be totally honest right now and say that we will make mistakes and we will discover things we had no idea about but that’s the fun of it, right?

So I will see you all soon with our first installment of going plastic free.  We are starting with milk!

see you soon x

sam xx

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poo … that is all!!!

Poo. Everything is about poo in our house this week. Or this month I should say, or what feels like forever (please, please let my child poo in the toilet soon).

My 2.5 year old is potty training.  That dreaded time when you realise there could, and probably will be, wee everywhere and poo in places there shouldn’t be.  Please don’t judge me.  If you have kids you may know what I mean.  You might have been lucky and your kid might just have magically potty trained overnight.  But not mine.

Don’t get me wrong, the weeing situation happened pretty quickly.  I have the most awesome childminder and she started the potty training and Toby got it pretty quickly to be fair.  Yeah, we had a few accidents but mostly it was all good.  But then came the poo.

Oh my, we have had tears, we have had poo in his pants, in his PJs, in the pop-up tent thing that they love so much.  The funniest by far though was when he decided to sit next to his big sister and have a wee and then a poo right next to her.  Needless to say, she was not impressed.  I, however, thought it was bloody hilarious! Don’t worry I know what your thinking… the sofa is leather (easy wiped).

I never realised a child could be so scared of having a number 2.  I mean, it’s totally natural, right?  My daughter (eldest child) seemed to be fine, just done the deed in the potty, accepted it and moved on, but Toby… he seems to think the world’s gonna end, bless him.

Oh, and while I am ranting about poo someone please send me or direct me to where I can get lots and lots and lots of really good air fresheners.  I mean seriously I live in a house of boys/men. Eevey and I are totally outnumbered.  The bathroom smells from the hubby, the boy’s room smells from the baby and well, it smells where ever Toby has decided to do his latest poo haha.  Send help, please!!

To all new and expectant parents.  Good luck!!

Oh and trust me when I say this, you can read all the books you want on how to potty train your child in a day/week/month.  It’s rubbish. They will do it when they are good and ready and not before!

chat to you all soon

sam xxx

next blog- shopping list for potty training!!

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