If you are a regular reader, of Mudpie Fridays then you will know that I am a bit of a sucker for anything which allows me to record our lives. I am a little obsessed with putting things by such as Baby’s Christmas Box and First Birthday Time Capsule (which still is my most popular post). So when husband and wife duo from Tiddlers & Nippers got in contact and asked if I would like to review one of their logbooks I of course said yes. After all tracking Kippers development and daily patterns is right up my street. It also left me thinking I wish I had done this with Monkey as it would have saved a number of ‘I don’t remember Monkey doing that….’ Or ‘I’m sure he did this earlier/later/that didn’t happen before…’ kind of conversations. As a second time mum I have also realised just how much you forget between children, or are programmed to forget so you do it again! Tiddlers & Nippers have developed a range of stylish notebooks to record each stage of babies development from newborn to preschooler. The set involves four books in total

As Kipper is now weaning they sent me the Tiddler Weaning Tracker which is designed to track the process of moving from milk to solids. Designed as a log book each page is broken down into three sections.

  • A large box at the top of each page to write down food and drink consumed and rough amounts.
  • An area to log sleep time and nappy changes
  • An area for noting down milestones and things of significance. I’ve also been using it to record Kipper’s reactions to certain foods.

Its a simple one page per day and you add the date at the top of the page so you can start it whenever your baby is ready. Although it took me a couple of days to get the hang of it I found that it quickly became second nature. Its already proving useful to see if we have a bad nights sleep if there is anything in the day which may suggest a reason for this happening. Such as a lack of naps during the day or reduced food intake… I can also see a tangible benefit of using it to communicate between parents and childcare providers. Be that another family member, childminder or nursery. Its a great way of demonstrating what routine the baby is use to. Plus it makes it easy to spot if things start to change. For example Kipper is starting to drop milk feeds in favour of solid food, and I had not noticed that he was just feeding for a shorter amount of time. We have ended up dropping the lunchtime milk feed all together. It was also interesting to see that whens he’s off colour he goes off his food and wants more milk. Something I probably instinctively know, yet its nice seeing it in black and white rather than just having a feeling. I can see how this would really benefit first time parents. It is such a shame that I do not have something like this for Monkey to allow me to compare the two of them. The other two trackers work on a similar basis with alterations to the page layout to accommodate baby’s needs: Tiddler Tracker – has five sections covering milk, expressing, changing, sleeping and milestones or notes. I like the fact that there is the opportunity to track up to eighteen events a day…. As we all know how newborns like to poo and feed constantly. I would have definitely found this useful in the first few months of both boys as I often forgot which side I was meant to be feeding on next. Toddler Toddler Tracker – although similar to the weaning tracker has more space dedicated to activities. Afterall toddlers do like to keep us busy! Things I love:

  • They are designed for all parents, whether your baby is bottle or breast feeding. At the moment I am trying to move Kipper from the breast to the bottle during the day to enable me to return to work so the fact that I can record both is a big help.
  • Its nicely laid out, not complicated and not overly onerous on the filling in. You can essentially add as much or as little as you like.
  • There is also an example at the front which I used to help me when I initially started completing it.
  • Quality design, with seven pattern and colour options and elasticated band it looks very smart. Its also just the right size for fitting in the nappy bag.
  • There is enough room for six months worth of entries by which time you are ready to move onto the next one in the series.
  • It will make a lovely keepsake to look back on
  • That there is a clear progression from one tracker to the next, with each being designed around baby’s changing requirements.
  • Designed and made by parents for parents

Each tracker retails at £18.00 each and the notebook at £13.00, you can also purchase through the Tiddlers & Nippers website and on Amazon. I think they would make a great present for any mum to be, but don’t just take my word for it. For your chance to win a set of all four books please enter via the Gleam application below and note the T&Cs: Tiddlers & Nippers Unique Baby & Toddler Tracking Journals (set of 4)

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and receive a complete set of the Tiddlers & Nippers Journals in their choice of cover
  • The competition will close on 24th February 2017 at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

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84 Comments

  1. emma walters Reply

    would make a lovely gift or keep me organised with my little tiddler 🙂

  2. Lisa Backsnbumps Reply

    These are great products something I could definitely do with at the moment as routine and eating is all over the place.

  3. Sheila Reeves Reply

    Would love to win so I could give it to my nephew and his wife as they are expecting very soon, looks really useful

  4. Jamielee Wells Reply

    Such a lovely idea and would make me feel extremely organised with three kiddies to bring up.

  5. Rachel Craig Reply

    Great prize, as so useful. Often both parents may be providing care, also another or others may provide care at times. Therefore good for communication, particularly if baby born prematurely as they may require more frequent feeding, tend to be more at risk of ill health which poor feeding can be an indication / symptom.

    Also would be nice to keep as momento / reminder. Maybe helpful if / when have a subsequent baby. Also if kept and handed to child when older, they could enjoy knowing about their early years. Could be a guide for when they become a parent etc.

  6. Charlie Brunton Reply

    What a lovely idea & way to keep track of special moments and memories x

  7. These look brilliant. I would have loved the weaning one for Bee, it’d make it so much easier to spot food intolerances and also make sure she was eating a good range of food. #bloggerclubuk

  8. Fiona Cambouropoulos Reply

    The perfect way to be an organised Mummy! #bloggerclubUK

  9. Oh my goodness, this would have been great for Amelia as the poor mite was passed from pillar to post when I went back to work full time! Love this so much! #BloggerClubUK

  10. This would have been great for my first so that I could look back after number two came along. So many times I’ve tried to remember how I did things with my first but couldn’t!

    #BloggerClubUK

  11. Keri Jones Reply

    I would love to win these for a friend who will be announcing baby news very soon x

  12. Me and my wife would have really benefited from one of these with our first child but I agree that second time around I know a lot of the signs my boy is giving me in terms of dropping a feed or when teething is affecting his solids intake. Would make a lovely gift for a first time parent I think.

  13. mymummymanual Reply

    A great idea – especially so for a mummy getting used to the thought of going back to work and leaving my son in the care of others as it encourages good communication.
    #BloggerClubUK

  14. I first read tiddlers and nippers as nipples aha! oops! I think the trackers are such a good idea, it’s scary how much i’ve forgotten now that my boy is 3!

  15. Lorna Ledger Reply

    My best friends son Jake is coming up to toddling, I would love to give this to her

  16. Ruth Harwood Reply

    never heard of this company before! thanks for the comp and bringing them to my attention xx

  17. This is lovely. I’d have loved something like that when Little Man was a baby. #bloggerclubuk

  18. Katie Skeoch Reply

    This would keep me organised when my youngest is born in spring

  19. Oh I know what you mean about them always wanting to eat! I’m sure our toddler would glue herself to the fridge if she could and baby was eyeing up profiteroles earlier! #BloggerClubUK

  20. Fab way of keeping track of baby’s progress and a great thing to look back on over the years. I love the design of these 🙂
    Debbie

  21. This is a brilliant idea – I would have made good use of this when the boys were younger. I am going to keep this in mind, would make a fabulous pressie for someone x #BloggerClubUK

  22. Diane Carey Reply

    My daughter would love these for her baby. How wonderful to read this all about your self in later life

  23. I have been looking for a tracking notebook like this for a while! This looks like it might be perfect for our baby girl coming in 7 weeks!!

  24. Jodie Melling Reply

    These are such a great idea! I wish that I would have discovered them sooner.

    Jodie x
    #TriedTested

  25. What a lovely keepsake! My mummy wishes she had this when I was smaller, really practical and would make a lovely baby shower gift! #BloggerClubUK

  26. Oh I love that – I must admit that my inability to keep up with books like this is the reason I started blogging in the first place!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

  27. jo liddement Reply

    This is so useful and i would love to give this to my son and daughter-in-law who have just had their first baby last week

  28. I would love to give this my daughter. She is expecting her first baby in June of this year and this would be a lovely gift.

  29. These look amazing and they would have been perfect for when my daughter was younger and I was breastfeeding her, I used to have to try to keep track of things on millions of bit of paper! Fantastic!

  30. Jo Carroll Reply

    What a clever idea. Great to look back on when they’re older too…proof of just how well we looked after them 😉 hehe!

  31. LAURA WHEATLEY Reply

    I would love one of these, i really think it helps having things on paper

  32. They both sound like fantastic books to have around! I am due to have our little girl in July this year and the baby book sounds perfect for keeping track of feeds. I was like you with my son and was always forgetting which side we had finished feeding on and was always worried I would end up different sizes and uncomfortable! The toddler one sounds pretty great too and would be great for also keeping up to date and a record with my son too

  33. DEBRA ETCHELLS Reply

    I really like to be organised so your journals will make me very happy. Love your websites too.

  34. Brenda Wilkes Reply

    Fantastic idea. This would make a wonderful gift for my friend and her new baby.

  35. paula cheadle Reply

    I would give these to my daughter-in-law as baby is due in 6 weeks

  36. Adrian Bold Reply

    This could come in very handy. Thanks for the competition.

  37. Vicky Allum Reply

    This looks like a really useful prize, thanks so much for running this competition and good luck everyone 🙂

  38. Danielle Graves Reply

    What a great idea and good for establishing a routine too

  39. These are brilliant family keepsakes. Thank you for the giveaway.

  40. What a lovely idea, I’ve used (well my best intentions Anyways) normal baby books that run from birth to 1 but I’ll definitely look into getting these for our soon to be here family member due next month x

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