Life with a Baby

9 Signs You Are Broody

9 Signs you are broody

I was the girl who played with dolls and still has her favourite doll Amy.  I was the girl who made my little brother pretend to be a baby when we played.  I wanted to be a nurse, a hairdresser, a teacher and a lawyer, but above all else I wanted to be a Mum.  […] Read more…

Baby Brain Fails

Epic Baby Brain Fails

So although you and I have long known that baby brain is a real condition causing embarrassment and shame to Mum’s everywhere, now top London scientists have claimed the condition to be real. I would like to suggest to the top London Scientist people that further research needs to be conducted into the condition known […] Read more…

First Thoughts After Giving Birth

51 Surprising First Thoughts After Giving Birth

You spend the best part of nine months waiting for the first moment you see your baby. Nine months of excitement and terror in equal measure.  You spend the last few weeks begging them to come out NOW.  Then you abruptly change your mind after the labour starts and decide they can stay put.  You expect […] Read more…

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One Less Worry With Follow-on Milk

Advertorial Feature Baby books come with useful lists such as what to pack in your hospital bag, and essential items for a new born baby.  What they don’t come with is a list of things you will worry about during the first 1000 days of your baby’s life. Are they getting enough milk? Are they warm […] Read more…

Push Presents

Push Present: Hell Yes!

I don’t readily applaud anything Kanye West does, in fact I think the guy is first class knob, but in the case of his push present for Kim after the birth of Saint, I whole heatedly approve. The pictures of the million dollar diamond choker around Kim’s neck complete with cleavage and seductive pout may […] Read more…

Tappy Toes

10 Reasons to go to a Baby Group

It can be really daunting as a new mum to take your child to a baby or toddler group.  Not to mention the huge achievement of actually getting out of the house for a specific time. But finding a class in your local area can be really beneficial to you and your child.  And if you […] Read more…

Pushchair Etiquitte

  My pushchair is my constant accessory right now.  school run, shops, park, it’s there with me.  It goes with every outfit, pair of shoes (mainly flat), and handbag (always huge), and will remain in fashion for the foreseeable future.  I have gotten so used to this accessory, that I feel naked without it.   […] Read more…

Baby Weigh-in – The Thoughts of a New Mum

Baby weigh-in and I didn’t get off to the greatest start.  Firstly it was not the warm cosy sanctuary I imagined it to be.  It was a local hall with some trestle tables with change mats on, and hard plastic school chairs to sit my still slightly very sore lady bits on. My first visit […] Read more…

The 10 Most Inconvenient Nappy Changes

Babies don’t break you into the business of nappy changing easily.  Right from the get go they test your skills with the tar like substance that is meconium, and the gag inducing cord stump. Before long they will unleash poonamis that you will still have nightmares about for years to come.  And just as you […] Read more…

Milky, Messy and Fussy. AKA Kids Meal Times

Meal times with small people are synonymous with bribery and corruption to the highest degree.  There are negotiations tougher than any board room.  Standoffs to rival the O.K Carrol. Not to mention a blatant disregard for any manners or social etiquette.   Here are the first three stages of mealtimes with small people:   1 […] Read more…

Mummy Injuries

The little one is 16 Months old.  Not a tiny baby anymore, yet not quite a toddler.  He’s at that precarious in-between stage.  Climbing without knowing the consequences, running when he’s not yet got enough miles under the belt walking.  There are bumps and bruises a plenty. Mainly mine. There are many hazards to owning […] Read more…

Rules For Visiting a New Mum

  I read the other day that one of the best things you can do when visiting a new Mum, is to offer to take her precious bundle of joy for a walk.  Seriously?  On what planet is that good advice?   ‘I’m going to make a sweeping generalisation here, but most new mums I […] Read more…

Baby Led Weaning – The Rules

First time round I pureed and I mashed and I filled my freezer with tiny little pots of pulp.  My husband regularly took a day off work so I could be hands free in the kitchen all day making batches of baby food (lucky me). I spent half of one day just trying to cut […] Read more…

Signs Your Baby is Teething

Are you unsure or questioning whether your little one is cutting some teeth? Here are some sure fire signs to tell if you have a teething baby: One You have bags under your eyes big enough for a trip to New York in the January sales.  With a good exchange rate to boot.  No amount […] Read more…

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How many hands does it take to change a nappy?

A very scientifically sound and important study. Numerous nappy theories have been argued discussed and studied over the years;  cloth verses disposable, your turn as opposed to mine, and what the hell are we feeding this kid? In this study we shall be looking at the equation concerning the ratio of hands to a single […] Read more…

what the baby books don't tell you

What The Baby Books Don’t Tell You

I’ve just found out that a friend of mine is expecting her first baby.  Cue lots of girly squeals of delight and weeping tears of joy.  Now as you know as soon as you have a baby on board the whole world and their dog and flippin’ cat have advice for you. Not one to […] Read more…

Snotty Nosed Kids

The baby has a cold.  It’s a bad one.  Sleepless nights and green sheets.  I think it’s an inherent fault that we aren’t born with the ability to blow our noses.  In fact babies aren’t even remotely disgusted by the green slugs hanging from their nostrils.  They either eat it or smear it.  It’s us […] Read more…

The baby has a dirty nappy – It’s your turn

Nappy Changing.  It’s not the most glamorous part of being a parent.  You start off both vaguely curious about what your little cherub is producing and have numerous talks about colour, consistency and smell.  The novelty soon fades and before you know it you are arguing or offering bribes as to who is going to […] Read more…

Baby Brain Fails

  Baby brain.  We’ve all suffered.  From forgetting what you were talking about mid-sentence, to putting your car keys in the fridge.  When we have a baby our brains are overloaded with new things to worry about, is the baby too hot? Is their poo supposed to look like that? Have they always breathed that […] Read more…

Don’t Wake The Baby!

So it’s 4:00am and you have just spent the last hour trying to soothe your crying baby back into the land of nod.  Whether it’s teething, snotty noses or just being wide awake for no apparent reason, you have sung, stroked and rocked and tried all the tricks in the book to settle them.  All […] Read more…

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