Whoever came up with the idea of a 'Tidy Tot' needs a pat on the back and a Chocolate Orange. After a month of getting way too familiar with our dining room floor, cleaning up the palette of various food items pebble-dashed all over it by my 6 month-old, I was excited to find out … Continue reading Game. Changer.
What I pictured when I first considered swimming lessons for newborn Ada: a chaotic pool-full of screaming babies; parents awkwardly holding on to their semi-buoyant, slippery mini-me, trying to keep their chubby little faces afloat; a pod of babies bobbing up and down in swim rings as their parents make swimming gestures beside them … Continue reading Why I’ve come to terms with spending a small fortune on swimming lessons for a person the size of my cat.
Apparently it's a good idea, at the ripe old age of six months, to start getting Ada used to the idea of having some water at mealtimes. Up until now, she's never drunk anything but breast milk, and I've got to admit - a cup of water is definitely preferable to Little Miss Bolognese Face … Continue reading Sip, sip, hooray!
"Do baby-led weaning," they said; "It'll be great," they said... Well, it IS fun, but - wow - it's messy. Seriously messy. I'm talking porridge on the walls, on the cat and everywhere in between. At 6 months old, Ada is just on the cusp of baby-led weaning. 'Eating' is an ambitious word to use … Continue reading How not to ‘highchair’.
At almost seven weeks old, my baby girl was beginning to 'wake up' and realise that there are interesting things all around her. Yup - it was time to get her a play gym. Now, at this point, we hit a few play gym-shaped obstacles. Our specifications were simple: it's going to be in our … Continue reading Well hello there, handsome play gym [insert cheeky wink here].
Two weeks-deep into parenthood. The husband goes back to work. The visitors begin to taper off. It's just you and your mini-me (and, in my case, Janet the Cat, but I don't want to talk about her: she ate a birthday cake that I so lovingly made, and I'm still not over it). It was … Continue reading Baby Sensory: worth the money? (Spoiler alert – yes!)
Letting your almost-six-month-old loose in a bed of jelly, a carpet of cereal and a pile of ice-cream sounds hellish, right? (Think of the washing! Think of all the chubby-baby creases to prise the forgotten food out of!). How about if I told you that you and your mini-me could indulge in all of this … Continue reading Hooray for messy play