What you really need to buy for your new arrival

A few months ago a blogger on Twitter asked her followers how many babygro’s she needed for her newborn and the response was a little all over the place. Some tweeted back their enthusiasm for the common white babygro, others mentioned other things, whilst the rest simply just responded in the excitement that she soon…

Sleep regression, when will it end?

Emily hasn’t been sleeping throughout the night now for about five weeks. What started off with a little midnight wake up for a feed has now turned into proper sleep regression, and I’m starting to lose the will to live. I had heard about sleep regression before but I always thought it was for children…

Emily has a great group of friends 

Emily has a small but great group of friends. All of her friends are similar in ages and mean the world to her. It’s so lovely to see that she has a good little group of friends that she can laugh, play and learn with. Emily is incredibly lucky with the little group that she…

Babies with piercings, thoughts?

I know a few people, who decided that their baby, at a young age should and did get their child’s ear pierced. Some people scream it’s child abuse, others think it’s just wrong and others refuse to comment. Thing is whatever you agree with, it’s not your body to mess with to start piercing holes…

What’s happening to the NHS dentists in Kent?

Sam visited his dentist last week for a check up and was told that his surgery and it’s sister surgery was closing in a Ramsgate, leaving 16k patients desperately trying to find a new one. Hundreds of people have expressed their concern over finding a new dentist in posts I’ve seen shared online as Sam’s…

Emily was sick over Christmas :(

Did everyone have a good Christmas? Ours was a little quiet. Whilst most dealt with hyperactive children and stuffing their faces with turkey, our Christmas was filled with something very different. Our poor little baby was sick. From Christmas Eve right through till 2 days ago, Emily fought a bout of vomit and tummy trouble…

Emily’s teeth are really starting to come through 

For the past few weeks, a Emily has been a little up and down, again. As if this time of year doesn’t already bring the sniffly, snotty noses that all parents and their little ones need just in time for Christmas, teething and growing pains also love to jump in whenever they have a chance…

Monday’s trip home was a nightmare in London

Monday we came home from spending a weekend with family and friends in Isleworth, my hometown. The weekend was lovely, but it went by so quickly. Time just flew, by it was great to see everyone, including my niece who we picked up from school on the Friday, gave her her birthday presents early and…

Emily has upped her eating game 

After a successful few months weaning her from 4 months old, Emily took little interest in food when her first teeth started coming through about 6 months. Don’t get me wrong she showed interest in some things, liked others, enjoyed her yoghurts, fruit purees and snacks but beyond that, she wasn’t interested. Whilst her friends…

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…

The first cut is the deepest 

Since Emily became mobile, bumps and bruises, tears and sobs are the norm. It’s not nice, but it can be frequent. When I used to look after my niece, I’d sit on the edge of my seat as Mya would catapult herself off a bouncy castle and giggle as she’d fly high up in the…

This weather is pants and it’s making us all sick

So this week is a pretty big week. This week we wave goodbye to the little digits and say hello to the big almighty 1, because Emily will be going from little baby to what the professionals class as “toddler.” But this week couldn’t just run smoothly without hiccups could it? Of course not. We’ve…