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.
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
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
I've discovered that babies are cute but expensive and really bad for the environment. As Tiny has gotten older we've tried to be more environmentally friendly as a family. Here's a few tips to reduce your small human's carbon footprint. 1. Cloth nappies. I recommend Tots Bots. According to The Centre for Sustainable Energy newborn babies … Continue reading How to be more eco friendly with a baby.
This was meant to be an A to Z guide to labour and birth but as I started to write it I realised that my brain had already started the process of making everything a bit blurry and I couldn’t actually remember 26 things about so this is what has stuck with me. Best laid … Continue reading 17 Things I can actually remember about Labour and Birth.
If I had to pick only one product to recommend to prospective parents (or current parents) it would be Cheeky Wipes. We stumbled across these at a baby show at Kensington Olympia and were immediately sold on the idea because disposable wipes are horrible for the environment and we wanted to try to limit our … Continue reading Review: Cheeky Wipes
We decided to go cloth quite early on in my pregnancy as we wanted to do a little bit towards saving the environment. Cloth nappies can be up to 40% better for the environment than disposable nappies depending on how you use them. The reason we went with Tots Bots was because we happened upon their stall … Continue reading Review: Tots Bots Cloth Nappies