The past week has gone by in a blur of school runs and rainy days, but this Sunday I was determined to get out into the garden. The benefits of getting out into the fresh air are massive, not only does it provide natural Vitamin D but it helps perk everyone up a bit with a change of scenery. Even when it has been raining my kids love nothing better than popping their Wellington boots and raincoat on, and going outside to splash in as many puddles as they can find. I find for toddlers these suits are amazing at keeping their clothes dry, no matter how big the splashes are!
When taking the baby out into the garden it’s tricky to find a place to put her down safely. She is 6 months old and is no longer content with just sitting in a pushchair, she wants to be exploring!
The Portable Activity Mat is perfect for using outside, measuring a 135cm x 135cm, it has plenty of space for baby to explore. It has a water resistant back which keeps your bottoms dry and the top is made from 100% cotton and even has toys attached. When you are finished with it you can simply pop it back into the bag that comes provided with it.
But the uses are not just for outside, you can use it for inside too, particularly helpful when you are visiting friends, and especially for when your child gets to the feeding stage and you are don’t want to ruin your friends carpets. The great thing is the mat is completely machine washable, so it really doesn’t matter how much mess they make as you can pop it in the washing machine when you are done. This is a product that as a mum I adore, being able to protect my child from dirty floors, and protect my dirty children from clean floors, it has so many uses. Fear not if pink isn’t your thing, there is other colours available too, including green, blue and my personal favourite, grey.
You can buy the Minene Portable Activity Blanket for £37.
The summer holidays are almost upon us in the UK, so over the next few weeks we shall be sharing some great activity and ideas to keep the little ones amused, watch this space!