If I’m taking my little boy for a stroll I prefer to use a baby carrier rather than a pram, because it means we aren’t restricted to footpaths. But beware – once your baby’s had enough, they’ll make a lot of noise telling you about it!
One day in the future, hopefully many decades from now, I can picture myself rocking manically in an old folks’ home (or possibly a mental asylum), still haunted by the sinking realisation that the the Wheels On The Bus may never stop going round and round. Or that the Grand Old Duke of York will never stop marching his troops…
The fact I started writing this blog at 3.30am says pretty much everything about the sleep pattern of a new parent. It’s unpredictable, exhausting and relentless; but you learn to cope with it. Because you have to.
With the sudden arrival of glorious summer weather Sonny’s been feeling the heat, so this week we treated him to his first dip in a paddling pool. And as usual he reacted brilliantly!
He’s not even four months old yet, but my little lad Sonny is already my hero. Watching him grow and begin to enjoy the world around him this summer has made me more proud than I could have ever imagined.
Taking your newborn baby for his or her first walk is one of the most exciting moments in early parenthood, but also one of the most daunting. Make sure you’re prepared.
As parents we’ll never forget it, as a baby Sonny will never remember it, but this was a huge day for us as a family that we’ll look back on with fond memories for many years.
It’s easy to forget sometimes, but some of the smallest things in my life are the the biggest and most exciting things that have ever happened to my 12-week-old son. Like today’s trip to the park, for example, when he looked happier and more excited than I’ve ever seen him before…
It’s a hard to thing to admit when Sonny’s so young, but sometimes it’s good to get a break from the relentlessness of being a parent. So this weekend, when his Scouse grandparents came to visit, we both left him for the first time and hit the road on our bikes…
Our answer to this question was both, but if I had the choice again I would skip the NHS class and just attend NCT. It costs £200 which may put people off, but it’s good fun, amazingly thorough and allows you to meet a great network of new friends.