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 […]
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 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 […]
When I was pregnant with my first child, I decided not to do NCT classes. Money was tight, time was tight and I wasn’t sure they were really for me. It remains one of my greatest parenting regrets (and I’m not the only one). Here’s why I really do think NCT classes are worth it. […]
When I was putting Girl Child to bed last night she asked me “Mummy, what do you love more, me or sleep?’ A perfectly reasonable question, as how much I love my bed is a running joke in our house. I explained that I loved her more, and that all mummies loved their children most. […]