Baby food review: Boots Organic Apple Porridge 

  Boots Organic Apple Porridge for babies 4m+  They say: Boots Baby Organic Apple Porridge Stage 4-6months 250g Breakfast The most important meal of the day. Breakfast is the best way to start the day. It fuels the brain and body with energy and essential nutrients and supports children’s health, growth and learning. It’s Important…

The weaning process, when’s a good time to start? 

They say 6 months is the right age to start your baby on solids, but I think it should be down to the parent if they think it’s a good idea to start earlier. Emily is 17 weeks old and for the best part of 2 weeks she’s taken a great interest in food, our…

I drink wine and formula feed, so what… 

There are so many people out there quick to judge others for whatever reason and it’s something I’ve noticed a lot being a new mum. Like the fact I don’t breastfeed anymore, the shock that I gave up so easily even though we both had thrush and it was painful and now that I don’t…

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…

Things not to say to a new mum who formula feeds 

So, it’s a well-known fact that breastfeeding is the way to go when considering feeding your baby. Breast is best as they say. The benefits extend beyond basis nutrition. It contains all the vitamins and nutrients your little one needs in the first 6 months of their life and helps them be protected against illnesses….

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…

Winter Favourites:Winter Vegetable Soup

Try this delicious winter vegetable soup on for size. Perfect for those days when the fog takes over your day, the weather ruins your plans and you want something that will keep you warm and toasty. I’ve used 9, yes 9 vegetables for this soup and it’s a good source of calcium, folic acid and…

Dear Daddy… 

Dear Daddy, I may only  be a few months old but I’m so thankful you’re my daddy. From the moment I came into world you were there helping mummy be strong and showed her love like never before. You were there when I was brought into this world, carried to the table, watched me as…

Things not to say to women who breastfeed 

Believe it or not but even if you choose to breastfeed there will be someone out there who is keen to stick their oar in and stir up some crap for you doing what’s natural. I know right. Unfortunately there are too many experts out there who will be negative, disapprove and can be mean…

Let’s talk about baby poop 

Let’s talk about poop. OK it’s super gross, but it’s normal and let’s be honest we all do it so talking about it shouldn’t be that disgusting yet we disappprove. But when your baby is born we as parents do this super weird thing where we obsess about our child’s poo. I’ve done it, Christ…

Feeding Emily has given me terrible backache 

For someone who’s had terrible backache most of her life, whilst pregnant I only experienced a day of pain in my back and that’s because I slept funny. But after a few days of Emily being here my back has suffered. My posture has never been that great to begin with but after labour, breastfeeding…

Baby essentials I swear by

When pregnant you’re recommended to buy certain things for when your baby arrives and depending on many things, you may or may not use them. Which is why for a few of our purchases we waited until Emily arrived before we started spending money on things. There are so many variations of products out there…

Non alcoholic Xmas drinks to get you into the festive spirit 

With Christmas, just around the corner, those new mum’s who’ve just given birth and are breastfeeding may be craving a cocktail, a glass of sherry, some baileys (like me!) or a glass of mulled wine but know that unfortunately they can’t consume any alcohol because of their baby. But no fear, there’s fortunately a few…

“She’s too young for a routine…” 

Emily is three weeks old today. In that time she’s been breastfed and is on formula. When Emily was in my womb she was an active baby. Between 1am and 5am she liked to have her kick-about. Her moment to let her foot loose, get her dance on and let mummy know that she was…