At 6 months old, Ada mastered the art of crawling, and - simultaneously - her daddy mastered the art of panicking that all of his babies (by 'babies', I mean the speakers, TV, laptop etc) would be violated at the hands of our curious little human. And thus, Operation Baby Proofing was born. We needed … Continue reading Not your typical baby gate…
Well, we definitely didn't reach reach the six-month mark that all the baby bumf (that I so eagerly read) recommends a baby should bunk-up with its parents for. At four months old, Ada was evicted out of mummy and daddy's room, and checked in to her new cot*. She clearly didn't know the difference and … Continue reading Let’s all just chill out and alarm the baby’s cot.
If Janet the Cat was able to dish out high fives, she definitely would have given me one last week as I bundled her into her carrier and took her to the cattery (AKA: The Respite Centre for Felines Harassed by Crawling Babies). For one week only, Ada's favourite sport - Racing Janet to the … Continue reading Poo roulette: flying with a baby.
Adorning a corner of our living room is a collection of toys of various shapes and sizes that I thought would be super-appealing to our baby. Well, they are - to an extent. Yet as soon as Janet the Cat saunters past, or the remote control is in view, or - you know - she … Continue reading Toys? The baby likes remotes, feet, the cat and anything else ‘non-baby’.
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].
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
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.
As one of a group of 6 - or more - friends who have holidayed (read: got lost in the Scottish wilderness) together annually throughout their 20s, I found myself packing an extra load of luggage in the shape of a 5 month-old for this year's Welsh adventure. My husband and I are the first … Continue reading Holidaying with friends, a baby, and the Joie Commuter travel cot.