Our Sleep Routine – World Sleep Day

Written for World Sleep Day on 17th March 2017, this post is about our sleep routine with our baby.

I love sleep, don’t you? Unfortunately, it’s something that most new parents are lacking in – unless you’re one of the lucky few! As it’s World Sleep Day today, I thought I’d discuss our sleep routine with Autumn with you.

Once we got back from the hospital after her operation, we started a sleep routine (she was 6 weeks old then). From what I’ve heard, it doesn’t sound like sleep routines work with all babies and each person/couple has to tailor it to their needs. However, this is what we do: Continue reading “Our Sleep Routine – World Sleep Day”

Autumn’s 3 most favourite books, March 2017

We’ve been reading with Autumn since she was a 6 week old baby. She loves books and here are her current favourite children’s books!

Inspired by World Book Day tomorrow, (2nd March 2017), I thought I’d write about some of the books Autumn has in her collection or has borrowed from the library. Since Autumn was only a 6 week old baby, I’ve been buying and reading books to her often.

It’s never too early to start reading to babies, as it helps them to learn and it’s another activity you can do to help develop their senses. To begin with, black and white books are best as they can’t see especially clearly and they enjoy looking at the contrast. As they get to a couple of months old, they start to pay more attention to bright colours. As a 5 month old, Autumn now absolutely loves books, especially if they’re brightly coloured! She really looks at them and interacts with them by touching them and trying to hold them. Sometimes she even tries to turn the pages by herself!

Autumn seems to have three favourite books currently:

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My breastfeeding journey

Sharing my breastfeeding story, from a fantastic start despite initial latching problems due to the issues I faced as a result of Autumn suddenly falling ill.

Breastfeeding is a very personal thing and every woman with a child has her own story about why she breastfeeds, why she stopped breastfeeding or why she formula fed from the start.

My story begins years before I even fell pregnant, when my, (then boyfriend), husband and I were discussing having children in the future. I just knew that when the time came, I wanted to feed my child myself. After all, breast is best, right?!

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Sunday Review: Nuby Zoo Chimes

This Sunday I am reviewing the Nuby Zoo Chimes Lion – this baby toy is one of Autumn’s favourites.

I decided this week I’d like to review one of Autumn’s baby toys. So, which better one to choose than one of her most favourites? Her Nuby Zoo Chimes lion, which we’ve named Lionel, always seems to make her smile. He’s a great distraction technique while I’m tiredly stumbling around the room of a morning trying to find a jumper that doesn’t have baby sick on it, do the clips on my bra up correctly and trying not to put my knickers on inside out (I have an 80% success rate).  Continue reading “Sunday Review: Nuby Zoo Chimes”