Are you breastfeeding a newborn and pinned to the sofa for literally hours every day, holding a tiny head in one hand and in need of something to do with the other? Perhaps you like your little one to nap cuddled up … Continue reading
Part of an occasional series in which our author looks back over the past weeks and months and wonders just where in the name of god the past weeks and months have gone.
Preparing for a new arrival (or shopping for an existing baby) is a simple enough matter, right? You just head to Mothercare, Google “baby stuff” on your favourite online store, or trot up and down the Baby aisle of your local … Continue reading
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The babymakers. Being in possession of an infant allows one to get away with all kinds of public behaviours more generally frowned upon in polite society. So if you’ve ever wanted … Continue reading
So we’ve all seen Three Men and a Baby, yes? The 1987 film where Ted Danson, Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg live in an impossibly glamorous penthouse apartment, caught between a farcical drug deal and the unexpected need to change obviously … Continue reading
It’s been five whole months since Scarlett arrived in the world and, to acknowledge a very well-worn cliché, that time really has passed in the blink of an eye. While it’s gone quickly, we’ve also seen some really huge changes in that time; and as I know we have readers with new babies and a couple on the way, now is a good time to reflect on all the things that are already distant memories and the things that are getting so much better all the time.
To celebrate Scarlett’s 18th week (yes really OMG etc etc), I’m going to celebrate an underrated piece of baby equipment. But first, I’m going to confess to using it. The humble baby wipe – staple of my own upbringing – … Continue reading
How do we love? Eizabeth Barrett Browning lost count of the ways; the ancient Greeks made it four. Eros, or romantic love, is the kind we in the contemporary West write bestselling novels and platinum-certified ballads about; but your typical Greek … Continue reading
It’s vaccination time! Or your little one has a cold, or is teething, or has some other ailment and your GP has mandated the use of infant paracetamol suspension. Here’s a SUPER HANDY how-to guide. Acquire Calpol sachets and syringe. Note instructions … Continue reading