Tales of Little Z – 4, 5 and 6 months

Six months already Little Z! How are we already at six months?! Time has genuinely¬†flown. I’m tired and I’ve still not even started trying to get properly fit again. But I’m so grateful everyday that you are here. Every morning (yep, you’re still sleeping next to me because you insist on waking up lots for your milkies!) I wake up to a big giant grin. And every time I go and get you from your nap, you beam at me.

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Ditching the dummy

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A couple of weeks after H was born and we still struggled to settle her when she was tired. After a nap she was fine. During and after a feed she was fine. But nothing would soothe her to sleep. So since her feeding was fairly established, we tried giving her a dummy. The difference was astonishing and immediate. Having something in her mouth calmed her down and she would stop crying and just gaze at the world until she

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The Parenting Guessing Game!

I’m pretty darn sure that upon reaching their Toddlerhood milestone, each toddler is secretly issued with ‘The Ultimate Toddler Guide: How to Give Your Parents the Best Toddler Experience’. I imagine it covers the variety of ways to approach eating, how to determine whether you like a particular food on a given day (or hour) and when to nap or not based on your parents plan for the day. It guarantees that every parent of a toddler gets the same

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Weaning is tough work but sleeping-through is in sight!

We’ve been weaning for about a month now and it’s going well I think. H is now on three meals a day plus a mid-morning yoghurt and fruit snack. She has dropped down her milk feeds so she is only really having a morning, mid-afternoon and bedtime milk feed. Despite this, the amount she eats is really quite phenomenal given her size. Today she ate: 7am: Milk feed 8am: Ready Brek with apple puree and two buttered toast sticks (no

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Teething, Weaning and Bottle Feeding

It’s Saturday night as I write this and Sam is out in London meeting his friends. So I’m enjoying some time on the sofa after indulging in an oven-cooked frozen pizza after putting the smallest member of our household to bed with, amongst other woes, a summer cold and hoping she stays asleep. Although I suspect she won’t since I’ve already been in to soothe her twice. Anyway, it felt like time for a blog post I’ve been trying to

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Growing-up again

Whilst H changes and grows a bit every day and week, it feels like she occasionally goes through bigger jumps of change*. Now feels like one of those times. For starters, since the weekend H is now in her own room. Sam has been suggesting it for a while but I wasn’t happy to move her. The guidance is to keep them with you for 6 months, but also it was always a big emotional step for me to move

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Carpe Diem – Using Time Efficiently!

In actual fact, with a small baby it’s really about ‘Seize the Hour’ or even ‘Seize the Minute’. More so than ever before, every minute is precious and needs to be be used efficiently. That might be to get a load of chores done. It might be to have a shower. Or it might just be to sit down and have a quiet cup of tea. H has been in an overnight routine for over 6 weeks now so in

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If it ain’t broke then really don’t try and fix it. Really!

From what I can tell, as babies go, H isn’t a particularly bad sleeper (getting her to nap in the day is a different case!). After the initial trauma of the first 2-3 weeks, we’ve had only a few terrible nights. For the most part she trends to go back to sleep quite quickly after her night time feeds. I am hoping it will continue this way, touch wood, fingers crossed etc. Just over a week ago we noticed she

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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