The Vallee de Mai {The Ordinary Moments} #24

I try to get to the Vallee de Mai with Arthur at least once a week these days as he absolutely loves going there.
A while back I posted this all about our first real family walk there and going there truly has become an ordinary moment in our lives. Which is pretty amazing since it’s such an extraordinary place.

Arthur loves to clamber around the rocks, play with little stones, gaze up at the trees, listen to the black parrots whistle their tunes.


Vallee de Mai

Vallee de Mai

Vallee de Mai

I posted this week about our upcoming trip to Sri Lanka at Christmas. Since we’ve had that booked there has been a little adaptation to our ordinary moments in the Vallee de Mai

As it’s not long until our big adventure, I wanted to try out baby wearing again…although now I guess it’s toddler wearing! We will have days out in places that will not be ideal for a pushchair, and while Arthur is a fab little walker we can’t expect him to walk the whole time.

I was lent a Moby wrap and I’ve fallen in love with it. It’s been the most comfortable way to carry Arthur. I’ve been taking it to the Vallee de Mai on our walks. It’s still too much of a walk for him to go all the way around and so I’ve been putting him in there and carrying him for some of it, up the steps and around the parts that are too difficult for him to walk.
Vallee de Mai

Toddler wearing in the Vallee de Mai

Toddler wearing in the Vallee de Mai


It’s been a big win I have to say.
We get to enjoy the Vallee de Mai together. Arthur gets used to being in the wrap, which will be useful for when we are away. I get some really good exercise carrying him up all the steps. Oh and the walks REALLY tire Arthur out so we get a guaranteed good sleep out of him, always a bonus right! But the best bit is that when I carry him in the wrap he gives me lovely cuddles!

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29 thoughts on “The Vallee de Mai {The Ordinary Moments} #24

  1. It looks so beautiful there Chantelle! And Arthur is, as ever, the cutest little man! Hope you are well poppet – I’m so jealous of your Christmas plans! Xxx

    • Oh me too Caroline it’s only because I was lent this one that any sort of decision was made haha!! It is very comfy though I have to say!!

  2. What a gorgeous walk! I carried the kids in a sling for a while, but found I just couldn’t manage it once they were toddlers, baby wearing duties passed to daddy at that point! Perhaps I just never found the right wrap πŸ™‚ You must be getting so excited about Sri Lanka! #TheOrdinaryMoments

    • Ahh thanks, I didn’t really think about it but yeah I guess I’m not too often in there….apologies for the sweaty face and no make up haha!! It’s such a special place for us we are so lucky!!! Xx

    • Hello! Yes please excuse my sweaty no make up face haha!!
      Thanks lovely it is a perfect place for little adventures πŸ™‚ x

  3. Oh wow – proper paradise on the doorstep! And yay for having got on so well with the Moby – I love my slings, they’re so useful especially with three little ones and the feeling of them cuddling into you as you walk is just magic πŸ™‚
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  4. What a gorgeous place to go for a walk and Arthur looks like he is enjoying exploring. I love the photos of him snuggled up in the Moby – I have a very similar wrap and it is a lovely way to carry a little one (although Sophie is a little too heavy now for it to be comfortable so I tend to use a woven wrap these days). Those snuggles are so precious! πŸ™‚
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  5. What an amazing place to be able to enjoy for your ordinary moments! I had the exact same Moby wrap for my Arthur when he was tiny and absolutely loved it, but I found that as he got heavier the stretch meant he would end up slipping down after a while. I still wear him now (at 21 months) in a Connecta, but if you like wraps you might find a non-stretchy one works better when he outgrows the Moby πŸ™‚ I’m a big fan of toddler wearing. What could be better than all those cuddles? x
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  6. What a lovely looking place! I used wraps (and later pashminas!) until Munchkin was 3.5. Really great for getting out for longer walks with little people. Your travel plans sound fantastic too…jealous!

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