Establishing A Sleep Routine with Our Children | AD

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It feels like such a long time ago that LP and Little Man were babies. Any parent will know that sleep doesn’t always come naturally to babies and sometimes you have to work quite hard to establish a good sleeping routine for them over a period of time. That’s definitely how we found LP and Little Man’s early years.

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That Mummy Tummy

That Mummy Tummy

I have, at times, mentioned my mummy tummy on this blog, when talking about my weight loss journey, general dieting and how I feel about myself physically. I don’t think though that I have ever spoken about this new feature of mine negatively. Purely that it’s there, it’s something I have, a fact of my post-baby body.

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Baby Names – How Did We Decide?

Baby Names - How Did We Decide?

We often get asked how we chose the children’s names. They’re not the most traditional or common names and so it is usually a topic of conversation. I thought it would be nice to talk about how the children came to have their names and my thoughts around naming babies.

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Teaching Little Man to Self Settle

Teaching Little Man to Self Settle

When you end up rocking your first baby to sleep until 15 months and then through a blur of being pregnant again, crying on all sides, horrendous nights and no sleep you somehow manage to get your baby going to sleep by themselves in their cot, you then promise yourself that next time it will be different, next time your baby will sleep by themselves.

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Parenting a New Baby | AD

Parenting A New Baby

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Having a new baby is one of the most life changing things that can happen to someone. There is so much to learn and so much to experience. When having your first baby a lot of parenting will be completely new to you and, like me, you could end up turning to google late at night for reassurance. This infographic gives a little bit of parenting advice to help new parents be slightly more prepared for things to come – colic is definitely something I wasn’t prepared for!

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Walking Boy!

Walking Boy!

It’s been on the cards for a while but last week Little Man took his first unaided steps and has now been toddling around by himself ever since. Little Man absolutely loves to be on his feet and has surprisingly good balance for a baby that has just learnt to walk – He’s been walking holding onto our hands for a few months but didn’t have the confidence to let go – until now.

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Teaching Little Man to Self Settle

Teaching Little Man to Self Settle

I have written before about how our breastfeeding journey is coming to an end – Little Man is one very soon and we’ll be winding down breastfeeding shortly after his Birthday. Up until recently Little Man had always fed to sleep but I have realised recently that I have had to start rocking him to sleep rather than feeding – The same thing we have done for nap times since Little Man dropped his daytime feeds a few months ago.

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An Afternoon From Hell

An Afternoon From Hell

I wrote, quite a few months ago now, about how solo parenting sucks. I wrote it when our family of four was still a fairly new thing and doing the dinner, bath and bed routine by myself was a horrendous experience. Since then a lot has changed. We no longer have bathtimes when Dave isn’t here in the evening but I’m hoping to introduce baths again soon, now that Little Man is more independent – to some degree at least.

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