A Newborn Photoshoot For ‘Beetle’

Although it might not feel like it when you’re walking around in a sleep-deprived, zombie-like state or attempting to calm them with your millionth “shh, shh, shh” of the day, the newborn days go very quickly. That initial stage is such a blur that when the fog from your head clears, you realise that you’re six […]

Considering The Impact Of A New Baby On An Older Sibling

Since ‘Beetle’s’ arrival four weeks ago, a question that we’re continually asked is how L has taken to the change. It’s obviously a totally valid enquiry. After 3.5 years of it just being her, she now has a sibling. Not intending to get too dramatic about it, but this has the potential to knock her […]

Review: Britax-Römer DUALFIX i-SIZE Extended Rear Facing Car Seat

Back in late 2017, I heard a few murmurings about a new, extended-rear facing, i-SIZE compliant car seat being launched by Britax Römer. This got me very – and probably more than I should be – excited because I’m a huge fan of their DUALFIX car seat, which I’ve reviewed here. It turns out that my […]

The Additional Benefits Of Baby And Toddler Swimming Lessons

I’m a huge proponent of getting your kids into the water from an early age. We started Water Babies swimming lessons with L when she was around eight months old, and it’s hands down one of the best things we’ve done. At the time of writing, we’ve just started Chapter 11 and each week she […]

10 Things I’d Forgotten About Newborn Babies

‘Beetle’ is nearly two weeks old and still very much in newborn mode. Over the last thirteen days since he was born, it’s incredible to think what I’d forgotten – and had to re-learn – about life with a newborn baby. It doesn’t feel that long ago that L was this age, but scarily this […]

Our Home Birth Story: Introducing ‘Beetle’

So it happened! We had (another) baby and are now responsible for two little humans. Joining The DADventurer family is a little lad called ‘Beetle’. Well, obviously that’s not his real name, but L has called him that for the last four or so months, so it’s kind of stuck as a nickname. We still […]

3 Child-Friendly Meals Rich In Omega-3

As a busy family, trying to find that balance between taste, convenience and nutritional value is a challenge. Sure, we’d all like to eat home-cooked meals every night that are packed with everything – and more – of what we need each day, but that’s not always practical when you have young kid(s) and are […]

Why I Dislike Pregnancy (Particularly The Early Stages)

I don’t like pregnancy, particularly during those first few months. For some, being pregnant may signal a celebratory time where everyone is excited about the future. I don’t recognise that fully though. For me, it’s a period riddled with worry, stress and what ifs. Don’t get me wrong, I know we’re lucky to be pregnant […]

Review: Feeling Grand In The Vauxhall Grandland X (Elite Nav 1.6 TD)

As a family fortunate enough to regularly drive new cars through the missus’ work company car scheme, I like to think that I’ve learnt one or two things about cars. Sure, I don’t *really* know what a lot of the numbers mean or how a car actually functions, but I’ve been behind the wheel of […]