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According to the chiropractor, this is the best position for healthy hips – your baby’s thighs are supported to the knee, with the main weight of their body on their bum, not their crotch, unlike in the Baby Bjorn. I came so close to buying a Baby Bjorn baby carrier. Another mum had shown me hers and told me how easy it was to clip on and off.  It looked great … and seemed easy to use.  What mum isn’t drawn to something practical that could make her...

Does Your Kid’s Crying Make You Uncomfortable? If you were a child and something happened to you which really hurt, like you hit your head or kicked your toe and it was so sore you felt like crying, how’d you like your parents to be? I was with Joshi in a park a few weeks ago, when this kid, about 6 years old, slid face-first down a slide.   Although not visually injured, he was clearly sore and started crying when he reached his mum at the bottom.  His mum was...

“Good boy?” “Naughty boy?”   You’d think that telling your kid that they’re a good boy/girl is a good thing right?  Well, since Joshua was born it’s been something I’ve consciously avoided saying to him.  I’ve never quite been able to explain why, I just felt really drawn to not using the expression.  I’ve also felt a bit weird whenever people have asked me if he’s a good boy.  I mean, what mum’s...

I know of mums who dealt with their kids’ cradle cap really early and others who never did anything about it. You really don’t need to do anything unless it becomes itchy and starts bleeding, (which is very rare) or if bothers you of course. Treatment: I waited until Joshi was 15 months before I did anything about his.  You couldn’t see it because it was hidden under his hair and I wasn’t bothered by it, but I reached a stage where thought it would...

I can’t tell you how often I’ve been asked this question in the last 14 months.  There’ve even been times when meeting another mum for the first time she’s skipped the ‘hi, what’s your name and how old’s your baby” stuff and gone straight for the big question.  What everyone’s really asking is, “Does your little darling sleep through the night?”   Joshi’s almost 15 months and ever since he was born he’s...

Smiling despite the chaos! I’ve always loved a neat and tidy home. Now I wonder if I’ll ever have one again.   I know I will, but for now our apartment feels as though everything’s completely upside-down most of the time. On Sunday Joshi turned 1. When he was 5 months old he started cruising (walking around while taking support of the furniture). And then last month he finally let go of the furniture and started walking, hands free! Now he’s all over...

Simon and Joshi asleep on Saturday morning I don’t know what we’d do without Saturdays. Before I became a mamma I had no idea that sleep deprivation was going to be such a big part of the equation. Joshi is now 10 months old and waking anywhere between three and eight times a night.   Apparently that’s entirely normal and healthy, for Joshi.  During Joshi’s night-time wakes he usually just needs a wee and a small drink (of boobie milk) and then goes...

Joshi asleep in his comfy training pants When Joshi was 8 months old it suddenly occurred to me that I didn’t need to put a nappy on him at night. (The fact that it took a few months for me to realise this probably has something to do with the sleep deprivation that comes with mammahood).  I realised that for the past few months I’d been waking up, removing his dry cloth nappy, taking him to the potty, putting his dry nappy back on and going back to sleep. ...

At The Beach With Joshi We had our first car-boot-potty-experience last week!  It was such fun! I was taking Joshi to the beach and as soon as I’d parked the car I looked back at him and clocked that “I really need a number 2 mum” look on his face! I did a little dance in a my head, similar to the live one I do at home when I need to come up with a spontaneous plan of action, fast. I didn’t want to take him in the bush right next to where we were parked...

Megganmamma and Joshi passed out under a tree You Know You Have a Baby When … 1. You’re doing yoga on the living room floor, eyes closed, going into a beautiful meditative space.  You roll over onto your tummy and place your chin on a spot on the rug which has very obviously been recently puked on. 2. You’re really not sure whether it’s Monday, Wednesday or … 3. You no longer care whether one of your boobs pop out in public. In fact, you may not even...

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