Beware Of Strangers…Unless They’re Dressed Like A Kid’s TV Character!

As L gets older, ‘stranger danger’ is something I’m becoming more conscious about. Increasingly, she’s spending less time with me due to things like school, so ensuring that she’s aware of potential dangers in relation to unknown people is an important lesson to teach. It’s a balance though. You don’t want to scare them, create […]

4 Annoying Things I’d Forgotten About Babies

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – babies are annoying. Sure, it’s not their defining feature, but it’s certainly up there as one of the first ten five three adjectives that come to mind when I think of those little, squishy, bundles of joy. The thing is, I’d actually forgotten just how […]

Ed Sheeran And A Major Case Of Baby Brain

Friday night saw the missus and I have a much needed few hours away from the kids. With the grandparents lined up for babysitting duties and all possible eventualities planned for, we were free to enjoy a night at Wembley with Ed Sheeran. Or at least that’s what I thought… What I’d not factored in […]

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, […]

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 […]

11 Things I’ve Learnt From Visiting Soft Play

Pre-kids, I’d never visited the wonders of soft play as an adult. I’d not had the pleasure of smelling the amalgamation of shit chips, PVC and excited toddler farts or been forced to bend my body through obstacles designed for five-year olds whilst only wearing socks. Then I became a dad – suddenly, my office […]