Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Baby & Me: Six Month Update

As I write this it's 2am, roasting hot and I've just fed for the fifth time since 7pm, my big, six month old baby seems to have regressed to newborn levels of hunger. I don't blame her, I'm thirsty too but my eyelids are not happy about the situation. The house has gone to ruin during the heatwave this week, I have just about enough energy to keep her alive let alone tackle any ironing. Here's what else has been happening: 
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Monday, 26 June 2017

Baby Steps: Introducing Solids

We waited until she was almost six months old to start weaning, she went from pretty uninterested to watching us eat as like a Wimbledon umpire within two weeks. I wasn't too excited at the prospect to be honest, friends excitedly asked me if she was weaning from four months onwards. It's so much fun, they said. I couldn't see it myself, cleaning rejected broccoli from the floor is not my idea of a good night. Plus, a few mums that I'd spoken to were following such a strict regime that it all just seemed like a lot of clock-watching hard work. But, the umpire had spoken, she couldn't live on milk alone (although her rolls of fat would suggest otherwise). 
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Review: Babybjörn Bouncer Bliss

If it ain't broke, just make it even more stylish. That's how the saying goes, right? I don't know many families who don't have at least one Babyjörn bouncer at home. First designed in 1961 by the Swedish family owned company, it's seriously stood the test of time, but this year, Lillemor Jakobson, BabyBjörn's creative director and co-founder felt a styling update was in order, and the bouncer bliss was born.  G is modelling ours, the mesh design in Cocoa here, the range also includes a quilted cotton option in four trend-led colours including a beautiful 'Old Rose' pink.
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Post Birth. Ten Things You Need To Know

I considered myself pretty read up on birth. I had done antenatal classes, a hypnobirthing course (don't get me started on that). I spent my pregnancy working for a baby magazine for goodness sake but I still had it largely in my mind that birth, however long it takes, ends when the baby exits your body in one way or another at which point you pack up your bags and take your baby home to work on the next challenge; Sleeping Through The Night. There may have been a vague notion that there would be something resembling a heavy period so to pack
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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Baby & Me: Week 23 Update

At least I think we're at 23 weeks, I'm losing track! I popped into the breastfeeding cafe last week to get some weaning advice and was chatting to some mums of tiny babies about sleep and reflux and THE CRYING THAT JUST WON'T STOP. It made me realise how far we've come. The breastfeeding expert (let's call her Natalie, because that's her name) was walking around soothing a crying baby, two months ago that would have been G.
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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Summer Breastfeeding Capsule Wardrobe

Breastfeeding hadn't really influenced my style through the winter, I was always a breton and dungarees girl, way before baby (and quite a long time before dungarees were fashionable). So I expected to be able to wear my summer clothes in the same way, a vest underneath, one up, one down, baby on. It turned out not to be quite so simple. 
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