Suzanne Shaw is a BIG Barbie fan – which is why she agreed to sing the new ‘Barbie and the Diamond Castle’ animated adventure theme song ‘Connected’.
Suzanne spoke exclusively to Babyexpert.com about her association with Barbie, and being a mum to three-year-old son Corey.
‘It’s so much fun for me to be asked to sing on the new Barbie movie, I had lots of Barbie dolls as a child, as most girls did, and they were a massive part of my childhood. She’s such an on-going icon and still a very relevant toy for today. I have no truck with all this non-sense about her not being a good role model – at the end of the day she’s just a doll, and something that little girls love to play with.
There are no Barbie dolls in my house now – Corey is a typical little boy, into cars, football and Buzz Lightyear. I’m a bit of a soccer mum, after nursery I take him to the park to play footie and ride on his bike. At home we play cars or hide and seek together, which I love doing.’
Babyexpert.com asked Suzanne for her top toddler tips:
‘My number one tip would be to encourage good eating habits, because unhealthy food can really affect their behaviour. Number two would be to have a chill-out time before bed. Corey comes downstairs after his bath and we have a calm 5 or 10 minutes sitting in the living room. I find it really works. And finally, if Corey says ‘no’ to doing something then I try and resolve the situation with a warning that I might say ‘no’ to something he wants to do later. It seems to do the trick!’