Celebrating The Alternative Baby And Toddler Milestones

Their first week. Their first smile. The first time they sit up. Their first taste of food. Their first tooth. The first time they crawl. Their first birthday. Life with a little one is full of milestones. That first year will see your baby go from a small, wrinkly thing that does nothing but feed, […]

My Top Fears And Worries As A New Parent

Generally, I wouldn’t class myself as a worrier. Sure, there have been things throughout my life that I’ve worried about, but I’ve always tried to take the approach of ‘what’s the point of stressing over something if I can’t do anything about it?’. Since becoming a parent though, I definitely worry more than I used […]

Finding Out What’s In Baby And Toddler Snacks

It’s common knowledge that certain foods aren’t great for us – it doesn’t take a genius to understand that ice-cream, chocolate or fizzy drinks are full of sugar and should only be eaten in moderation (sorry to break it to you if you didn’t…). But what about other foods? Those that we perceive to be good […]

Primary School Offer Day: Reception Here She Comes!

So we got some good news yesterday – L was allocated our first choice primary school. That means, come September, she’ll be starting the next chapter of her education in Reception at a proper school. Crazy! It’s a bit weird that she’s less than five months away from donning a little uniform and heading off […]

A Typical Bedtime Routine With A Newborn Baby

There are loads of awesome things about newborn babies. There are also a few – how should I put this delicately – not so awesome things. During those first few months, there is no bedtime routine. A baby sleeps and wakes whenever they want, with no awareness of day or night. As such, bedtimes can […]

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 […]