How to Survive a Wedding with a One Year Old

21 May 2018

A family wedding is something that you just cannot get yourself out of but then again why would you? It’s a lovely excuse to get out and enjoy yourselves!

But when you have a baby, a one year old in my case, you don’t spend much time thinking about the actual wedding itself or the scrumptious food you want to endulge in. All that you can think about is how on earth are you going to get through the day with the little one.

I’m no expert here giving you advice as well I’ve only attended one wedding with Little A last month but here are a few things that helped us stay sane at the wedding reception.





H I G H C H A I R

There’s no harm in asking whomever is organising the day that will there be high chairs available for children. This worried me a lot because Little A is at that stage in her life where she refuses to sit in your lap, she much prefers her independence.

The Hotel where the reception took place was family friendly so high chairs were available. So Little A got to sit in her own chair and pretend to be a grown up like the rest of us. Yes, there were times where she got moody and actually wanted a cuddle (when I was just about to dig into the food) but majority of the time the highchair acted as our saviour.

That being said, don’t worry if highchairs aren’t available there’s always the pram.

P R A M

I debated with the idea of taking the pram with us but I am glad that we did even though we didn’t need it. Sometimes, when the little one is whiney you can just put them in the pram and go for a stroll and fresh air to change the atmosphere that might be causing them to get stressed.

More importantly, the pram can be used as a makeshift bed if your little one wants to nap.

F O O D

Pack your own food and snacks for the little one. You may not know what type of food is being served and it may not be suitable for your child. Little A had her lunch just before we left so I knew she wouldn’t be hungry for a while.

However, when she sees others eating she wants to as well so for that I made peanut butter sandwiches which she happily ate herself and I got the chance to eat my meal too.

There were boiled rice available which were suitable for her so she munched on those as well or really she just made a mess with them - at least she was kept busy!

E N T E R T A I N M E N T


I cannot stress enough how important it is to pack with you all the items that keep your little one entertained and happy. It is particularly important when you’re in a ‘strange’ environment to have something familiar so the little one feels confident and safe.

C H I L D R E N

If there are children of similar age then why not get them to sit together? Children’s are each other’s best company. There was a little boy at the reception only a month younger than Little A and we had their highchairs together.

It was absolutely amazing to see them both interact with each other, he kept kissing her and Little A returned the kisses with a slap in the end... but apparently babies only hit those they feel most comfortable with, so that’s good then!

F I N A L T H O U G H T S

I honestly was panicking for no reason, I had no idea how we would manage but in the end even though Little A began crying because she was tired (only had a 30 minute nap in the morning and missed the second one) and didn’t want to get in the car seat - I am so proud of her! She was absolutely amazing!

So if you’re having an occasion coming up that you’re worried about then have no fear, just relax and enjoy as much as you can. And even if it does not go as smoothly as you had hoped, that's not a problem but only the most natural thing when you have children.



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Do you have any tips for how to survive a wedding with a one year old? 

Please share them below!


We Have Converted! *Pampers Nappy Pants

14 May 2018




Nappy changes in this household meant tears and tantrums so have been that time of the day which I had began to actually dread since Little A became mobile.


She would just not remain still, always flipping over and over, crawling away. As much as I was pleased with this physical development, it would make such a simple task impossible to do. There were times that I could distract her with some things to hold but that hasn’t been the case now for a very long time.


So when I recieved an email from Pampers about launching the #PampersSquad I signed up immediately and hoped to be selected because I was really beginning to lose the #wrigglewrestle as well as my mind!


We finally got the chance to test out the Pampers Active Fit Nappy Pants and boy it’s been a miracle! I’m not even exaggerating when I say that! But I have to admit, I thought the hype around these pants were just a marketing ploy until we tried them ourselves.


These nappy pants have meant that Little A is no longer screaming and kicking me in the face during nappy changes. I have no longer made the mistakes of buttoning up her vest under her original nappies (have done this many times in quite a haste to get the nappy on quickly only to have created a bigger mess for myself!).


If she flips over, I don’t have to put her on her back anymore to put these on as that use to be what really triggered the tears. I can even get her to wear these when she’s standing which she loves to do.


These are basically underpants but with a nappy twist!


To be honest, I was quite wary of using these at night as was scared of leakages, so for the first few nights we kept using the taped original nappies until one day I thought let’s just give it a go and see what happens and well we have not looked back since!


No leaks!


I have sent the husband to go return the jumbo pack of nappies we bought last week and get bundles of the Active Fit Nappy Pants instead because after using these pants with such an ease there is no way I’m going to be using the taped nappies again!

I will be honest, at first I was quite unsure as to how on earth would I manage to get these off of her especially if has done a poop but you can easily tear the sides so it is completely mess free, once you are done you can close and tie the nappy with the blue sticky string attached at the back of the nappy.

But it isn't just the ease of them that has attracted me towards them, it is the fact that they are so comfortable. Well, obviously I haven't worn them of course that I would know how comfortable they are. The stretchy material that fits neatly around Little A's waist nicely gives me the satisfaction that it's not too tight nor too lose and that she's not uncomfortable.

So if you have a baby who has become mobile, I’d highly recommend you give these a go before you eventually start to lose your mind.


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Have you won the #wrigglewrestle yet?


*I was sent this product for free as part of #PampersSquad to test out. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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