Ok, so I am a bit biased. I run nearly new sales so obviously I think they’re great, but I have loved nearly new for much longer than I’ve been running the sales. Before I had children, other than the occasional car boot sale (occasional because that was a time when Sundays still meant a […]
Life with Babies
Having and looking after babies can be incredibly challenging. This section has advice for before you become a mum (should you attend NCT classes or are the NHS ones just as good?) as well as when you’ve had your baby (is it normal to have no parenting instincts whatsoever?)
I was blessed with a big, colicky, sicky baby that didn’t sleep and I’ve written about all of the experiences to hopefully help people who are going through it.
I’ve also written about my experience of postnatal depression and not bonding with my baby, both of which need to be talked about more openly.
While there’s plenty of serious bits you’ll also find some tongue in cheek stuff about my total naivety about what parenthood involved.
When my daughter knocked a baby tooth out at 11 months old, we panicked. Would she be able to eat normally? Would the adult tooth come through ok? Would people stare at her? It turned out not to be that big of a problem and, now that her adult tooth has come through, I wanted […]
I’ve always needed my sleep. When all my friends were staying out all night at clubs, I was ready to go home by ten. When they were at my house, I’d often go to bed and leave them awake downstairs while I slept peacefully in my bed. Left to my own devices, I wouldn’t be […]
When you do your pre baby shopping you’ll likely be focussed on clothes, endless cute outfits that they’ll probably only wear once but are too lovely to resist, and equipment, prams, cots, breast pumps, bottles etc. In the first months your baby won’t need any toys but as they start to grow into a bigger […]
Sleep training is a very emotive topic, some people are horrified by it and some people feel it’s the only way to cope. I am of the latter camp. After I had my first baby, I had postnatal depression and struggled to bond with him. I was certain that if I could just sleep, I would […]