Reality of the first 3 Months

You have had your baby and everyone is congratulating you on that wonderful bundle of joy but you just feel pure exhaustion once the first few days and adrenaline has worn off. All your baby will do is eat, wee/poo, sleep, repeat and you will feel like you have gone through the wringer. Unfortunately the…

Circumcision

This is often one of the hardest things you will feel you are doing for your child, should you go down this route having had a baby boy. No doubt it is known to be hygenic for your boy moving forward in life but here are a few tips to make the process as easy…

Etiquette for visiting a new baby

Arrange a time to visit, or at least call beforehand. You landing unannounced could be stepping on the feet of parents who may have just got their first 5minutes to themselves for the last 48hours and I assure you they want to spend it having a shower not entertaining. As useful as clothes are, buy…

Weaning

Weaning can be a pain, in fact I was really not looking forward to having the additional stress of one more thing to think about and worry about and cook! But eventually you will figure out your babies rhythm, just remember for the first few weeks milk is still their staple feed and the food…

Caring for your sick baby

Firstly I cannot stress the importance of being prepared! I was lucky that I could get medication ready before my baby came home but see ‘What to buy’ for a list of medication you will need in your baby’s first year for all the bugs s/he will undoubtably pick up.The following are a few tips…

Where to get Freebies

There are countless places you can get coupons and freebies as your child progresses and reaches different milestones. You can get anything from free nappies, wipes, sudocrem to baby food and weaning spoons. I have included a list of the most useful websites and retailers you can sign up to for these goodies. Boots Advantage…

Breastfeeding is hard!

One of the hardest things I have ever done in my life is breastfeed, and there are not many people that will own up to this fact but in actual fact it is hard work.┬áSure, I had several factors working against me all of which contributed to how hard I found it. Nevertheless, I was…

What to buy (e.g. Hospital Bag)

HOSPITAL BAG The following items are the only items I used in hospital, bearing in mind that I went into labour at 7months and the following are the only necessary items needed for a weekend stay and birth! Holdall Carseat Hat Outfit (vest, outfit) x 3 Muslin cloths Snowsuit Blanket Nappies (operate under the assumption…

Trying To Conceive

In the beginning there was a thought, a thought of a bonny little baby playing in the garden and growing up to be a beautiful, independent, empathetic child. What no-one ever told me was that the transition from thought to reality involves so many tears and crushed hopes and hundreds of pounds sent to ClearBlue…