Parenting Bloggers You Need To Follow

Parenting isn’t the easiest job in the world, but it’s a job like a no other. Some days you may find yourself juggling nappies while others you will be cleaning your little one’s artistic endeavours off the walls. It’s hard, it’s tiring and it is stressful. At the end of the day you forget about the day’s troubles and are rewarded with a precious sight, reminding you that it is down to your love and devotion that this little miracle is even here.

No one is quite prepared for what parenting is actually going to be like. In fact many of us parents find ourselves muddling through because it is nothing like what the books prepared us for. For most of us, muddling through is the best we can do and we do it pretty damn well, but that is nothing to be ashamed of.

In this modern age of parenting, it is always refreshing to be able to connect with other parents who are like you – getting by one day at a time – without feeling like you are being judged or criticised for your approach to parenting. What better way to connect with other parents than reading than their parenting blogs. You never know, it may even inspire you to start your own.

Here are some of our all-time favourite parent blogs in the UK:

1) Mum In The Mad House


For those of you who agree that parenting is the hardest thing you have ever done, be sure to give Mum In The Mad House a read. During times of insanity, this amazing blog will provide you with the ability to make sense of utter turmoil. Jen writes some of the most refreshing and eye-opening posts about the reality of parenting. In Jen’s words, “it’s all or nothing”.

From budgeting to your child’s first day of school, Jen has got it covered. If anyone understands the hurdles you’re facing, it’s Jen, and she has advice for everything. The Mad House is the encyclopaedia of parenting where all of your worries are turned into reassurance. This is the perfect place to come if you are looking for even an ounce of confidence in your parenting skills.

So relax and let your worries go, because Jen, the Mum in the Mad House has come to your rescue. Thanks Jen!

2) Love From Mummy


If you are looking for someone to voice the things that you would love to know, Love From Mummy is exactly what you need. Vikki, a normal photography-mad mum from Kent, encapsulates the privileges of being a parent. With a down to earth approach and a voice you can trust, Love From Mummy is an honest and open blog sharing Vikki’s personal journey as a Mum.

Love From Mummy is definitely worth a read, especially if you are after a blog that is relatable. Advice from one mum to another, from money saving tips to throwing dinosaur parties, this mother of two is a voice of sanity amongst the chaos of parenthood.

Valuable tips are not the only thing that this blog provides. With brilliant product reviews and recommendations for all things children, Love From Mummy is our saving grace.


3) The Gingerbread House


Not only is this blog down to earth, but it is also a beautiful tribute to the turbulent world of parenting. From choosing the right scooter for your child to travelling with toddlers but without the tantrums, Jenny covers all the bases. The Gingerbread House is a familiar and calming place to return to at the end of a chaotic day – it’s like sitting down to chat to your best friend.

If you worry about never having things under control, then fear not. Jenny’s blog is proof that order will come with time. It is hope and comfort all wrapped up in one place, so if it is reassurance you are after, The Gingerbread House is your home from home.

4) Daddacool


What is more refreshing than hearing about parenting from a different perspective? Daddacool provides a down to earth account of what it is like to be a dad and everything that comes with it along the way. It’s good to know that we’re not on our own with convincing our kids that we are in fact the coolest parents ever.

Alex is a breath of fresh air sharing many of the same worries that all of us parents fret about on a regular basis. And for all those dads out there, there is no need to be alone because Daddacool has all the answers. Well, most of them anyway. Let’s just say that he has worked out the secret cuddle paradox… What does that even mean?

If that’s not enough, all of you dads out there will rejoice in knowing that Alex has very kindly provided great reviews of the latest children’s films. Thanks Daddacool!


Do you have a particular parenting blog that you like to follow? Tell us in the comments below, we’re always open to some new reads.

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5 Benefits of Attipas Shoes

Children don’t stay children for long, therefore ensuring your children are supported along the way is a must for any parent! To ensure your child can get the most out of their first steps, and you as a parent can be sure that you’ve given them the best stepping start, Attipas shoes are the way to go!

Attipas Shoes

Attipas shoes are unlike anything that has come before, providing your child with not only the comfort of a soft sock but the support of a sturdy shoe, ensuring that your children are supported from the word ‘go’. Attipas, meaning “my precious friend’s steps,” launched in 2011 after extensive research and development with Seoul University’s centre for Cognitive Behavioural Development.

Attipas shoes are;

1. Breathable due to small holes in the soles of the shoe, releasing the heat from the baby’s feet.

2. Convenient as they are machine washable, fast drying, strong, well-wearing and non-slip, meaning that they are a safe fit for your child to explore the world in. They are also very easy to take on and off, with no troublesome laces to worry about!

3. Safe to wear, since no harmful materials or chemicals like Formaldehyde are used in the manufacturing process.

4. Lightweight and flexible, providing your children with comfort and stability due to the sock like feature embedded in the design.

5. Allow free toe movement due to the big toe box feature, which helps support motor and cognitive development, while ensuring your child’s feet are not cramped or movement restrained.

Attipas Shoes

Toddler’s feet need support and protection when they are taking those first important steps. The fit of the shoe is of the utmost importance when choosing your toddler’s first shoes. Since their nerve endings are not yet developed, although they might not notice or feel the discomfort or pain of ill-fitting shoes, it can cause problems for them down the line with regards to their walking ability.

With Attipas shoes, there is no need to worry about that as their unique features, such as the big toe box, which supports and protects feet by providing extra wiggle room so their feet are not cramped up. They also create an even distribution of foot pressure, helping correct your toddler’s walking. They fully support the foot and ankle, proving to be more supportive than a pre walker shoe, making them a safe shoe for your toddler to start their adventures in.

Due to Attipas shoes being machine washable, there could not be an easier way to keep your child’s feet free from any build up of bacteria. With the super comfort of the sock design, it won’t be the trouble of getting Attipas shoes on your toddler, it’ll be getting them to take them off which will prove a challenge!

Not only are these shoes safe and supporting, they are also super colourful, adding a pop of colour and pattern to your child’s outfit and affordable at £15.99 a pair. They are best for children aged 6 months to 2 years. One thing’s for sure, these all important Attipas shoes will make your child the coolest toddler on the block!

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7 parent super powers we wished we had

We’ll be honest here, there are times as a parent whether this be from a newborn to 30+ that we wished we had some sort of magic parent super powers. I mean, don’t you?

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Imagine being able to sleep through those nights, a peaceful 8 hours sleep… bliss! Being able to know that your children are safe and actually enjoying their time with the new babysitter so you don’t have to cut short that one night out? Or just knowing that they are not up to any mischief in the room next to you when they go quiet so that you don’t have to keep running back and forth every 5 minutes. Well, we’ve given it some great thought here at Perky Panda HQ and compiled 7 super powers we wished we had…! The question is, if you could only have one, which one would you opt for?

1) Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak

When they go quiet, that either means they are peacefully sleeping or they are up to no good. With Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak not only can you check on them without needing to interfere but you could also play some pretty funny pranks on them as they get older.

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2) The Hulk’s Superhuman Strength

We’ve all been there… you have your little one in your arms, the shopping, oh and not forgetting that all important diaper bag. It’s heavy, you’re tired and you really wish you had arms of steel right now, if only to take the pain out of this trip across Tesco’s car park…

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3) The Incredible’s Superhuman Speed

This super power was up there with the rest of them. Imagine the ironing done in like 2 minutes flat, instead of 2 hours. That in itself would be a miracle!

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4) Dr Dolittle’s Ability To Talk to Animals

Parent: “Did you give your dinner to the dog?”

Child: “No. Can I have my desert now?”

Dog: “Liar liar pants on fire!”

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5 Albert Einstein’s Super Intelligence

The dreaded math’s homework is back again for another Tuesday night. Oh the joy! Not only are you learning with your child but when they ask for help, how are you to know the right answer? Just because you’re a parent, doesn’t mean you know… right? As they get older, this only gets harder. Our old trick is to say, “mummy’s very busy right now, please go and ask daddy for some help”. Pass the book on until you get caught out!

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6) Flying like Peter Pan

Avoid the traffic jams, I spy games and countdown for ‘are we there yet?’ Imagine no more arguments for the front seat, no more tantrums in the car – everyone would be happy taking flight. Oh we wish, we wish, we wish….!

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7) Matilda’s Telekinesis

You’re changing your baby’s nappy in the middle of the night and then you realise the wet wipes are just over on the other side of the bed. “Agh”, if only they would just move with the power of your mind! Nope never mind, let’s pick the naked baby up and go grab them otherwise we could be here all day trying!

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Either comment below or Facebook us with the super power you would love to have the most. We look forward to seeing which one would be the most popular superpower of them all!

1 Perky Panda Launch Blog

Say hello to Perky Panda

Hi, welcome to Perky Panda!

We are a team of mums bringing you the most unique, unusual and useful products for you and your gorgeous babies and toddler’s, all within one helpful online shop. Take a scroll down to find out more about Perky Panda and some of our favourite items from the collection so far.


We hope Perky Panda will make your life just that little bit easier, whether you are a first time parent or a seasoned pro! Whichever it is, hopefully we can provide you with something new and a bit different that you’ll be asking yourself, “how could I live without these products ever again?”


As mums ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to find quality, safe products for our children at this crucial time in their development. Let us tell you, it’s really not an easy task! Through a lot of test and learn, we’ve cut out that lengthy process for you and found a range of products that offer not just high quality, but at affordable prices too. *Hurrah!*


The brands we are stocking currently include Attipas, Bitatto, Edamame and Lil’ Cubs, with many more to add to our trusted list of brands as we continue on through this fantastic new Perky Panda journey.


So, grab your cuppa and let us show you some of our all-time favourite items from our new collection. If you’re a bit like us, you’re going to get super excited and need to try out some of these products on your little one as soon as possible. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about the super cuteness coming your way…!


Outfits to make you go “awww!”

For boys and girls aged 1 to 6 years, our Edamame and Attipas collections are simply gorgeous… if we do say so ourselves! The Edamame clothes are designed with comfort in mind, ensuring the products are lightweight, soft, durable and shaped well. You can’t ask for more than that can you? 😉


Whilst the Attipas shoe range are a real first in toddler shoes, allowing your youngster to take those treasured first steps in a supported, light shoe that is so comfortable, they’ll want to keep them on all day long.


Go pretty in pink

This is one for the girls! With some fantastic shades of pinks and purples available, you won’t have any trouble dressing up your little lady in head to toe pink, pink, pink! We particularly love the polka dot hoodie which offers a great alternative to a light summer jacket and can be teamed with so many different colours to ensure wardrobe diversity, which is exactly what you’ll need at this fast-growing period in their lives.

Pretty in Pink

Go all out nautical

Say hello to the new little sailor in your family, with a whole host of blue hued clothing from hoodies, jumpers to dungarees. Our eye is on these marine themed shoes, which really do add some tremendous fun to your child’s daily life, whilst you can be sure they are supporting their foot and ankle securely to allow for proper development.

Hello sailor

Go bright and summery

In the UK we may have a tendency to talk a lot about the weather, but there is no need for your little one to dress like it too. Through rain or shine, dress your little one in bright clothing. Not only does it mean you can easily spot them, but they will make your day shine brighter… Quite literally!

That’s just a little taster for what we’ve got available. There’s plenty more on our website, if you’re interested go and take a little look for yourself. If you have any questions, you can contact us via email or why not join our dedicated Facebook group where we’ll get back to you as quickly as we possibly can. :-)

Summer sweetie