Sleep Training a One-Year-Old

A good night’s sleep is something that we have been severely lacking for the past 14 months in my house, but I can happily say that we are now in a great place with Jack’s sleeping habits, and that sleep training wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be. For over a…

Our Baby Weaning Essentials

My last post went into detail about my weaning journey with Jack, so here’s a list of the weaning essentials that we have relied on over the past year. The Basics Anybody that is beginning to wean their baby will know to buy the few basics: a food blender and some ice-cube trays. Ice cube…

Our Weaning Journey

Before I had Jack, I thought that weaning a baby onto solid foods would be an easy task, just like I assumed that babies would naturally wean from breastfeeding to drinking from a bottle (Yet here I am with a 13-month-old who refuses to give up the boob – more of that soon!). Surely going…

Our Battle With Baby Eczema

I remember some of the first things that we bought when we found out that we were having a baby – Johnson’s, Johnson’s, and more Johnson’s. I was so excited to use their products, to have that constant baby smell, to make clouds of baby talc every night even though I still have no idea…

Me vs Mum

In the first few months of being a first-time mum, there’s a lot more to get used to than just learning about how to look after a newborn. There are so many changes at this time in your life that it can become overwhelming, especially when you realise that there’s a lot more to it than…

The Difficulties of Breastfeeding

When I was pregnant, many people warned me that breastfeeding was going to be hard. Well, my midwives didn’t – they just told me how beneficial and natural breastfeeding is and that ALL mums do it. It was only the few new mummies who I knew who tried to tell me the truth. Since I…

How We Improved Our Bedtime Routine

My last post detailed my daily routine with a 6-week-old and I spoke a lot about our difficulties in getting Jack to sleep in the evenings and in his cot for more than an hour at a time. From 7 weeks onwards, Jack’s sleeping habits began to improve, however. Here’s more about our sleeping routine…

A Day With A Six-Week-Old

As a first-time mum, it’s likely that you will spend a lot of your time wondering if you’re doing things right, how you could be doing things differently, and how other mummies are spending their days with their new baby. From nap times to feeding schedules, to how to keep your baby entertained in the…

My Hospital Experience

Who knew that giving birth would be the easy part?! With 9 months to prepare for having a baby, labour and giving birth will be at the top of every mum-to-be’s list of what to worry about most during their pregnancy. But it never occurred to me that the days that would follow could be…

My Labour Story

What follows is my experience of labour and giving birth, so if you don’t want to read about such obvious details then you might want to skip this post! This is for any mums-to-be who want to read about a real birthing experience in preparation for their own… and anybody else that may be curious….

My Pregnancy Story

Let me tell you about the shortest pregnancy ever. Well, it often felt like I was waiting for years for Jack to arrive, but I didn’t find out I was pregnant until I was 16 weeks and then he was nearly 4 weeks early, so I managed to skip most of the waiting and was…