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6 Great Reasons To Keep A Dog When You Have A Baby

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6 Great Reasons To Keep A Dog When You Have A Baby

My friend recently bought a rescue dog and called her Poppy. She’s a gorgeous gentle Terrier. Prior to being ‘rescued’, Poppy had a wonderful life, she was the apple of her first owner’s eye… until she had a baby. Then six months later, Poppy was given to the dog shelter. I was horrified when I realised how common this is. I’ve always joked that Billy, my dog, was my first baby before my real human one!  Having a baby is exhausting and it can be hard managing a baby and a dog but please try and push through it because...

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5 top tips to help with your teething baby

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5 top tips to help with your teething baby

Babies can start to suffer with teething from around four months old. When my daughter started teething, I googled how long babies would teeth for - I won’t tell you the answer! Having gone through this, I thought I would save you time by putting together my top five tips to help ease the discomfort for your little one.   My first top tip can be used on any age baby; homemade ice-lollies. These are ideal as can be used from just four months old which is when teething pains can start to kick in. Simply add breast or formula...

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Manifesto for mess

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Manifesto for mess

It was 8pm on a dark winter’s night. I stood in front of my utility room sink, surrounded by clothes in various states of the wash cycle; some in the washing machine, others hanging on the airier, more optimistically waiting to be ironed. I was scrubbing stains off my baby’s clothes after a ‘successful’ meal. She had enjoyed her food but as usual, the bib had let me down. I was feeling tired and harassed and thinking, “WHY DON’T BIBS WORK?” That day my daughter, Emily had been wearing a white cardigan. “Madness!” I hear you cry.  I would normally...

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When is the best time to wean your baby?

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When is the best time to wean your baby?

When is the best time to wean your baby? Confused? I was. The shops are full of baby foods with labels telling you ‘4 months+’ so surely if reputable food companies say you can wean from four months then it’s ok to start then, right?   Myth 1- A baby is ready to be weaned from 4 months According to Government and the World Health Organisation your baby should be six months old before introducing solids. The main reasons are; Your baby gets all their nutritional needs from breast or formula milk for the first six months of their life....

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