Advice for new mums…

Honestly, I’m probably not the best person to give advice on having a baby and what happens next as I’ve only had one baby, a baby, my baby, little Emily who isn’t so little anymore, but in the eyes of just about most, is very little, but I do think there should be some kind…

Feed your child how you want, boob or bottle, mother knows best.  

There’s a lot of talk in the press at the moment that women who breastfeeding are slowly dying out, becoming such a rarity that it could stop all together. I don’t breastfeed Emily, but before you pass the judgement book, I stopped because I developed thrush and fuck me it was painful. Emily wasn’t getting…

My baby refuses to burp after every feed

Since I first fed Emily at the hospital, the midwives made it very clear that burping my baby after each feed was vital. All the books tell you to do it and all healthcare professionals insist on it too. The thing is for some reason Emily just isn’t keen on it. She’ll fart to her…

Why do feeding bottles go cloudy? 

Why does plastic go cloudy? It’s a question that’s on my mind when I sterilise Emily’s bottles. Turns out it’s to do with the deposits of minerals on the surface that stick there because of the intense heat from the sterilisation and quick drying methods. And it can also do with how hard your water…

Treating Colic

It’s not a pleasant moment when you discover the reasons for your baby’s endless screaming is due to colic and there is little you can do to help soothe it. Colic is the name for excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy. It’s a common problem that affects up to one…