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, […]

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 […]

Looking Back On Our First Family Trip With A Baby To The Seaside

The other day, I was attempting to organise our photos. At the start of the year, I had a disaster and lost loads of our digital data – I dropped my laptop when playing with Toddler L and subsequently broke the hard drive. Bugger. To make things worse, when I went to get a backup […]

Baby Swimming Versus Toddler Swimming

In a few weeks time, it will be Toddler L’s two-year anniversary since she first went swimming. Sure, it may not be up there with other special events such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries and Christmases – I doubt that Hallmark are busy creating “Happy Toddler Swimming Anniversary” greetings cards, for instance. Although if they do, […]

Competitive Parents And The Inaugural Parenting Olympic Games

In case you haven’t realised, parents can be pretty bloody competitive. Below are just some of the ridiculous things that may – or may not – have been said by competitive mums and dads. “Oooh, I’m better than you because I breast fed.” “I see your baby is still crawling – mine had a degree at that […]

Things You Miss Out On As A Parent At Christmas

We all know that becoming a parent changes things. Being solely responsible for the safety, security and upbringing of a tiny human has an impact on your outlook, your interests and your bank account. For me, becoming a dad wasn’t the “shit, my life is over” feeling that can often be bandied around, but it […]

Things You Can Do As A Baby But Not As An Adult

I hate to come across as jealous, bitter and spiteful – although I’m sure I will – but I reckon babies have it pretty good when compared to us parents. Not only do they have a really easy life due to people doing everything for them, but they can do anything they want without repercussion. If you compare […]