Before I had my daughter, I said a lot of stupid sh*t about being a parent. I judged others on their parenting skills and made bold, frankly ridiculous statements about how I was going to parent when I had zero experience of being one… Continue reading
Robust, colourful and ideal for stimulatating developing senses and building a baby’s listening and memory skills- What’s not to love about baby board books?
How to survive a caravan holiday with kids under five
Caravanning with three under fives isn’t something that I thought I would find myself doing. Getting a tan and drinking cocktails by the pool is my idea of a relaxing break and they don’t tend to go hand in hand with caravan holidays.
The quest to get my daughter to take a bottle took six months, about £300 and pretty much my sanity. I read every word on the web on the subject. I read every crank Netmums post, every advice page and every bottle review. I listened to peoples tips and recommendations. We have heard and tried them all. When it comes to bottles there are so many. It’s hard to know where to start and even harder to know where to go next when your baby rejects one.
So, disclosure I’m 32 and I can’t drive. I know, I know. I’m too old not to drive and now I’m a mama I need to get my shit together and pass my test. And I will. Soon. Maybe. But until then I am quite happy being a train wanker.
A while back, I wrote a post about how my being a new parent is pretty tough on the Dad too. Six months on and the baby still doesn’t tend to stick to any plans but she will now take a bottle. So where bedtime used to be a ladies-only, boob-fest, Not-the-Mama can now get involved and we are ever closer to the 50/50 parenting we always planned to do.
Breastfeeding is hard. Moving from breast to bottle can sometimes be even harder. You might be exhausted and need a break or you’re going back to work or you’ve just decided that enough is enough, you’ve done your best mama and you want to move on to the bottle. But what happens if they won’t take one?
A week ago today, my daughter took a bottle of formula milk from her Dad. Might not sound like a big deal but it was an emotional day in the Evans’ household because up until now, our six month old daughter has refused ALL bottles.
Becoming a parent has been the most unbelievably amazing and life-changing ride. My darling baby girl will be six months old next week and I can’t imagine life without her.
However awesome motherhood is, it doesn’t come without it’s sacrifices and so to celebrate these first six months, I have compiled a list of things I miss since becoming a mama…
Instagram is brilliant for kids clothing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not adverse to a bit of high street shopping but I’ve found some amazingly bright, beautiful, weird, wonderful and truely individual kids clothing on Instagram.