We all have ‘bad days’ from time to time. Where everything spirals rapidly out of control, we’re tired before the day even starts, and grumpy and irritable seems to be our default position. I’ve had my fair share of these suckers over the last few years, so I know exactly how you feel. But I’ve discovered that just because a day starts off badly, it doesn’t have to end that way. Here are 5 Things to do when you’re having a bad day to turn it into a good one. (Or at the very least, a BETTER one!)
Breastfeeding is no joke. Seriously. It takes determination, sacrifice, an unwavering belief that this is what’s best for your baby, and lots of support along the way. When you start, it feels less like a beautiful bonding experience with your new infant, and more like something you have to endure, or simply survive. I totally get it! I breastfed both my daughters, and it was definitely a game of survival in those early days and weeks. From my own experiences, here’s How to Survive the First Few Weeks of Breastfeeding. You’ve got this!
Toddler’s love a good book! It’s the combination of funny stories, bright and bold pictures, cute animals, flaps to lift, things to stroke, noises to make and textures to explore; books have it all. And that’s just the ones we have in our home. In my humble opinion, these 29 Fantastic Books for Babies and Toddlers are the best of the lot! These books have stood the test of time. and curious little fingers. We love them, and I’m sure you will too.
Up to a third of babies get nappy rash at some point during their nappy wearing life. It’s not a nice feeling to open your little ones nappy and see that tell tale red and sore bottom. But it’s very common and in most cases, very easy to treat at home. Here is everything you need to know about nappy rash.
When it comes to tidiness, I will not be winning awards any time soon! And yet, mess stresses me out. Recently, my wonderful three and a half year old has been going on a ‘tidy up strike’. Every. Single. Day. The resultant battles that have unfolded have not helped the matter at all. I decided something needed to change if I wanted a different outcome. Read on to discover 16 Ways To Encourage Your Toddler To Tidy Up – all tried and tested by yours truly. And we’re seeing massive breakthroughs already.
A year ago, I gave birth to our second daughter, Sophia. From the moment she entered our world, she captivated both our hearts, and the hearts of those fortunate enough to meet her. Her sweet temperament, laid back personality and infectious laugh are just a few of the things we have fallen head over heels in love with over this past year.
This is a celebration of her first year.
We all know what it’s like. Your best friend just had her first baby and you can’t wait to meet the new arrival. But you’re a bit stuck. What’s the protocol for visiting a new mum? Should you wait for a set period of time before you go round? Will you have to change a nappy if you visit? What if the baby is sick all over you? How long should you stay? For sure, there are lots of things to consider before, and during, a visit to a new mum. These 17 Rules for Visiting a New Mum, do not answer all of the above question, but they do offer some guidance, protocol if you like, for what is, and what is definitely not, acceptable behaviour when visiting a new mum. Your bestie will thank you later.
Everybody knows, we English folk just lurve talking about the weather!!! We spend all winter complaining that it’s miserable and we can’t wait for the summer to arrive, and then when it does, BAM, we complain it’s too hot! There’s no winning. But when the weather in question is the blazing hot summer of 2018, which saw temperatures peak at 35.6C (in Faversham, Kent just in case you were wondering), it’s understandable that people want to talk about it.
As a mum, knowing how to keep my girls cool and safe in the sunshine is something that I take very seriously. I’ve realised that in order to actually enjoy the summer with my girls, I need to be prepared. Here are my top tips on How To Survive a Heatwave With a Baby (without staying inside all summer).
As a mum, you can’t get a lot done in 25 minutes. I know this because 25 minutes used to be my baby’s regular nap length. If your baby is anything like mine, then nap time gives you a choice; do you indulge in that cup of tea or do you crack on with that pile of laundry? But what if I told you there was a better way? What if I showed you How To Get Your Baby To Nap For More Than 25 Minutes (in 10 easy steps)? I used these super simple steps with both my daughters and their naps increased from 25 minutes to 2 hours.