It starts when you first hold them in your arms, although this isn’t the first time you’ve held a newborn baby you suddenly realise you have no recollection of how to hold a newborn. They feel so delicate, so wobbly, it feels like holding an egg shell! Then, you realise you have forgotten how to dress a newborn, they don’t lie still like a doll as you try to dress them, they wriggle and their arms flay in all the wrong directions as you find yourself mentally begging them to let you get the baby gro on. Continue reading
I always like to use organic skin care for my children as I feel they’re exposed to enough nasties without me bathing them in additional ones! I also have found that organic skin care tends to be a little kinder on their delicate skin and as my 6 year old seems to get easily irritated skin we really do try to opt for the sensitive options! Continue reading
As you may already know, I’m a Baba & Boo ambassador and got sent some fabulous nappies to try out. I’ve never used reusable nappies before, but for lots of reasons I decided to give them a go – you can read about my reasons here. Baba & Boo nappies aim to fit babies from 8/9lb to 35lb – or when you potty train! Baby Yo is quite skinny, so I have to admit we’ve had to wait before we could start using the nappies on her, but we started using them last week, and I thought we’d share how we got on.
I had a long chat with the Health Visitor before baby Yo arrived all about vitamin D and the need to ensure children are getting enough of it. Vitamin D is something which I always assumed the children would get enough of as they’re outside playing in the garden quite a lot, but I’m not sure if they do get enough exposure as I tend to encourage them to play in the shade etc. Continue reading
Back to school, and like many rural families we are back to the school run mayhem by car. With my sons school several miles away we travel to and from school by car, he has a great car seat which I know keeps him safely secured, but what about when he wants to go on after school play dates? I have in the past found myself leaving a car seat in the school office much to their dismay, but now we have a Boostapak from Trunki which makes after school play dates easier for everyone! Continue reading
Bathing baby should be one of the most special and relaxing moments you can share with your baby. I’ve a few products which I’ve discovered make bathing special for me as well as baby! Continue reading
Baby Yo is 3 weeks old, the weeks have flown by in a daze of feeding, nappy changes, crying (hers and mine) and nipple cream (mine..all mine). Sleep is something of a distant memory, although baby Yo did lull me into a false sense of security by allowing me a 4 hours stretch over night a few days ago, only to return to hourly feeds the next night..! Yes, welcome to new being a new Mummy. Continue reading
Perhaps I am unlucky, or perhaps I am a little more candid than others when I write about breastfeeding in the early days. My experience of the early days of breastfeeding is that it is tough. Forgetting that you are exhausted from having given birth, you are experiencing after birth pains and you may have stitches, breastfeeding brings with it a whole new bundle of problems. Continue reading
Tooth brushing while an essential part of our daily morning and bedtime routine, is not always without problems! From the refusals to actually brush to the tears when the brushes fall on the floor.. I often feel as though I am replacing brushes on a weekly basis! Rockabilly Kids are brushes which are cleverly designed so they stand up all on their own, and try as you might to knock them over..they just bounce right back up! No more worrying about trying to find a toothbrush stand or children laying them down somewhere, they’re designed to be as hygienic as possible and look funky too!