It’s still a marvel to my husband and I that we now have a bedtime routine that works. Finlay goes down at 8pm, after having his teeth brushed and a story read to him. It was around the 15 month age mark we finally established this good evening routine with him, after reading what felt like every book and article available on the subject. But what’s not changed is his, “pre-bedtime crazies” as we call them.
Just before bed, Finlay tends to have ten minutes where he’s rather hyper. He loves to be chased around the living room to get his teeth brushed and tends to hide, giggling under his duvet when he thinks we can’t find him. There are times having a toddler completely takes it out of you, but then there are moments like these which are so funny and heartwarming – they quickly remind you how precious toddlerhood really is.
Something I love doing now that I have two, is dressing the boys in matching PJ’s! It’s a ‘classic mum’ thing to do and one that I’m totally guilty of. Some of my current favourites are these charming grey striped sets from family run business Noctu, who very kindly sent us a pair for Finlay and Parker.
Noctu’s night and loungewear is inspired by nature and certified organic, with roots in Bath and Norway. All of their apparel is made from the softest 100% Fairtrade cotton, making them perfect for young sensitive skin. I’m tempted to take the whole twinning look a step further and pick up a set for myself!
You can view their full collection for both kids and adults over at noctu.co.uk where they’re kindly offering 25% off for Chalk Kids readers by using the code CHALK at the checkout! (Baby sizes run TTS, but I’d suggest sizing up for the toddler sets, just so you can get longer wear from them).
– Steph x