Formula and your baby

I spoke to a friend the other week about their baby and their formula. They had stopped breastfeeding so had decided to go on formula instead for a few reasons. But they noticed it took a few tries with different formulas before they settled on one, which seemed to work for a few weeks, then…

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…

What I’ve learnt in the year since Emily was born

Since Emily was born so many things have happened. Amazing things, wonderful things, crazy things. It’s been a brilliant journey and we’re only 15 months in. The past 15 months has flown by at a ridiculous rate. How did we make it through this time without killing each other? But although there’s been moments, it’s…

We went to Giovanni Fletcher’s book signing in Canterbury

If you don’t know much about Giovanna, she grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario (he was on TOWIE), and with family playing such a big part of her life it was only natural that she had always dreamed of having children of her…

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…

Jar, pouch or DIY

Now that the teething is over, and The two bottom front teeth have popped through, we’re back to weaning again. It was a difficult few weeks, apart from a bit of porridge in the morning, Emily wouldn’t have anything else apart from formula. Now that we’re back to weaning, I’m trying everything to get Emily…

I put Emily on follow-on milk at five months 

It’s said that you’re supposed to give your baby follow-on milk from six months, around the time that you start weaning them. But in the past few weeks, Emily has just not been satisfied with the formula that she has had since birth. Since I gave up breastfeeding, a week after Emily was born, and…

As time goes by 

This year is flying. It’s shooting by so quickly, can you believe it’s May already? Is that just me, or him thinking this? Anyone else, anyone? So, Emily’s 5 months. That’s crazy isn’t it? Well, more so for Sam and I, because people tell you, everyone tells you, that once you have a baby, that’s….

Emily’s 4-month growth spurt is a nightmare

For the past 3 weeks, Emily has been suffering from the terrors that come with the 4-month growth spurt. Every online article states that this growth spurt only lasts a few days but honestly, I think the person who wrote the article doesn’t actually have children because the reality is very different! For the first…

Emily loves trying to feed herself 

At 4 months, I can’t believe how much my little girl is changing. It seems so long ago when we put her tiny little self into the cot, as she slept peacefully, with two tired eyes staring down at her. Only those few months ago, she depended on us so much, for milk, to clothe,…

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…