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
I need to declare something: I'm not a fan of garish plastic toys that are a.) gender specific, and b.) garishly plastic and tacky-looking. Ada has lots of toys (her current favourite being a wooden spoon and some simple stacking cups from IKEA). Recently, she's been showing more interest in fiddly things like zips, shoelaces, … Continue reading I made a toy and I liked it (well, I say ‘made’ – does threading buttons on to string count?)
I am currently eating my words as I watch my 5 month old daughter bounce up and down in her Jolly Jumper, each time receiving a delightfully soft landing courtesy of her faux-fur lined Toms Cuna booties (buy them from Kidly at £26), which I was sent by Kidly to review. These are the the … Continue reading “Baby shoes are pointless until the baby can walk,” I said… until I got a pair for my definitely-not-close-to-walking baby.
I reckon a car seat is one of the first 'baby things' parents-to-be consider. Let's face it - you can find one to suit any budget and any style. We had three requirements: It needs to be as safe as possible (duh!) It needs to be suitable from birth; It needs to look good in … Continue reading Safe and stylish: the Recaro Zero.1 car seat
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, Ada just wasn't feeling the love for our pram system (we soon got the message after failing to console her around many a supermarket and town centre). Thank goodness for slings! For the spring months, I wore Ada in a stretchy wrap, which we both adored. Then … Continue reading It’s a sling thing (or to be precise, it’s a Connecta Baby Carrier thing).
You know the drill - you're pregnant; you're excited; you want to buy everything and more right NOW. A pram was one of those items that we thought was as essential as nappies and clothes. We spent a long time visiting different shops, looking online, trying out an array of wheels for our unborn bundle … Continue reading The Mutsy Evo Urban Nomad: an incredible pram system, but a waste of our money.