We never planned to use a dummy but Tiny's had a dummy since she was only a couple of weeks old. Contrary to what we were told by literally everyone babies do not stop drinking when they're full. Babies like to suck. It soothes them. Tiny used to drink until she threw up regularly. This … Continue reading Review: Pacifier Case by Baby Wings.
Everyone says babies just need their mum and love...which is true but here's some stuff they'll also need: 1. Clothes. All the prenatal tests tend to be a bit inaccurate about exactly how small your small human will be so it's a good idea to have some new born onesies as well as lots of … Continue reading The Essential Baby Shopping List.
It's always great to be able to work with a brand that you really believe in and I love the positive parenting message behind Isabella and Us. Let's face it - parenting is hard. It is wonderful and rewarding but it's also exhausting, terrifying and all consuming at times. We constantly celebrate the progress of … Continue reading Review: Isabella and Us Mummy Cards.
I started writing this bucket list when I went back to work full time and I was feeling really mopey about everything I was missing out on. I feel so lucky that I have the time to do a lot of this with Tiny now. Build Lego Have Afternoon Tea together Bake Make a Henry VIII … Continue reading My Pre School Bucket List.
We are all saddled with parent guilt at some point or other. The key is to not let it take over. I often wonder if our parents ever felt guilty for putting brandy on our gums, or letting us sleep in a carry cot in the boot of the Volvo estate car...probably not. If you're … Continue reading Parent Guilt
Changing mats are a must have for any parent. New-born babies need changed anywhere between 8 and 12 times a day, and most children go on to use nappies for over 2 years so it's important to have a decent changing mat as you're going to spend a lot of time with it. Before Tiny … Continue reading Review: Venosure Baby Changing Mat.
It was Tiny's birthday last week I decided that it was about time that I stopped carrying around such a massive change bag everywhere. I was just contemplating how I was going to physically downsize this ridiculous bag when I was gifted a nappy wallet from Niamh's Neverland. Obviously I jumped at the chance! Just … Continue reading Review: Niamh’s Neverland Nappy Wallet
As most of you will know I gave up my life in London and moved 150 miles to Devon last July so that we could be closer to Tiny's grandparents (and the BEACH!) This was definitely the right decision for our little family and I have no regrets but I always knew it would be … Continue reading How to meet a Mum Squad.
My brother-in-law has been promising to give Tiny his old wardrobe for a few months now... once he eventually clears it out. It looks like it might actually happen this week so I've been sorting Tiny's heaps of hand-me-downs into sizes ready to put in the wardrobe. We're the last of our friends and family … Continue reading Wardrobe Dividers: A useful creative task to do with your toddler.
Like all new mums I was really keen (and still am) to take Tiny to lots of different baby groups. This has become increasingly important to me as I'm not sure she will get the opportunity (good, bad or otherwise) to attend nursery until she gets her free hours later on. I only lasted one term … Continue reading The best and worst of the baby groups.