Today’s post is a veritable A,B,C of subjects from Au-pairs, to Bedding, Cleaning Cloths and a new set of DVDs from Dr Robert Winston on the subject of Essential Parenting.
But first, Sweden. I don’t know what it is about the Swedes (winning Eurovision, perhaps?) but whereas this blog normally trundles along with about 500 page views every day, last weekend the hits went crazy. Over two thousand visitors er, visited last Sunday and they were almost all from Sweden.
Perhaps they were looking for a Swedish au pair? Perhaps you are, too? And if you are, perhaps I can help?
Because if you do fancy one (oh do behave!) then a new site – aupairads.com – is here to help. Set up last year by two entrepreneurial sisters from Sweden, aupairads is an online matching service for au pairs from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Families looking for an au pair create an ad and au pairs apply. It’s as simple as that. And if you’d like to try it out I’ve got a voucher code for a free ad. Say hello in the comment box below and I’ll send it your way.
Next, bedding. As many an au pair will probably testify (and virtually every parent) toilet training toddlers can be a bit of a nightmare. Especially at night. Dry by day is one thing but getting your child to stay dry at bedtime can be daunting.
Almost all children are dry most of the time by the age of seven. But although there are things parents can do (limiting the amount drunk in the hour before bedtime, avoiding caffeine-containing diuretics like cola, taking a child to the loo last thing at night etc.) accidents are always going to happen. Which is where this comes in.
Made from top quality materials and with a lovely, warm soft feel this spundown pillow and duvet set (from the Fine Bedding Company) can be washed at home in your washing machine. You can also do it at 60 degrees, the temperature that kills dust mites, making it a must for allergy sufferers.
Have a lovely Sunday.