Take a day out

Children can inspire you to explore all sorts of places/issues.

One of the wonderful things about babies and toddlers is they love to see new things. And because babies are so portable you can pretty much take them anywhere you want to go – especially once you become expert at breastfeeding. Why? Because there’s no equipment to lug around.

On a recent house sitting adventure  in Wiltshire I met up with one of the brilliant mums quoted in my book Homemade Kids. She’s got three kids, runs an active babysitting circle, has plans to set up a community agriculture scheme, regularly writes in Green Parent magazine and still has time to take her children on marches like Stop Climate Change (see pic). Another thing you should know about Kathryn Houldcroft is that when her first daughter was little she and a friend wrote the invaluable Knee-High Guide to Days out in Bath

This guide is packed with info on what to see with children, babies and toddlers. Not just the tourist sites, but practical info such as where to have a good picnic or heat up baby food. I especially liked the Map and Toddle Trail which gives ideas for any tired adult on what to get your little one looking for – from angels on the dominating Bath Abbey to pictures on signs of pigs/owls (tip: spot near Sally Lunn’s house). Kathryn obviously loves this area which makes her guide a joy to use.

Can you recommend any guides a mum and baby/toddler could use if they come to your area?

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