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.
Boozy nights out have been replaced by afternoon buggy strolls with old friends. But the really weird thing is I haven’t found it weird at all. In fact, I’m enjoying myself more than I ever have done before…
A lovely addition to our family garden and packs down small enough to take on almost every adventure, the Grand Trunk Double Parachute hammock is an absolute bargain for outdoorsy families.
Today was a momentous day for me as a dad, because Gemma popped into the office for the first time since Sonny was born – leaving us to fend for ourselves. For an entire day! Here’s how it went…
One of our biggest concerns before Sonny was born was how our jack russell Mario would take to him. The dog has had our undivided attention for the past 9 years, but with a few simple adjustments to his lifestyle he seems to have accepted the newcomer to his home.
We may not be doing the most important job, but that doesn’t mean dads don’t need a break every now and again too. Here are 6 ways to create some dad-time for yourself.
Trying to fit work commitments around the demands of supporting a new family is probably the biggest challenge I’ve faced in my life, but I’m still loving every second.
Five things I learned in Fatherhood Week 1: the birth wasn’t as bad as feared; midwives are wonderful people; the first night at home is terrifying; you won’t believe how much you love your baby; never leave a nappy off for long!
For a terrified dad-to-be like me, this book has been more useful than all of the NHS classes, midwife appointments and NCT courses put together. Rob Kemp, you’re my hero!