Don’t Chloroform your baby, no matter how sleep deprived you are… 

When it’s 4am and you’ve not slept you WILL consider anything to sooth or quieten him… It can be the worst. Literally the worst. Super upsetting, you feel like a failed parent, you slightly hate him for continually crying, and you’ll want to walk away from it all.  But it’ll pass eventually. Although right there…

Tiny baby poo #1: Meconium = Black tar of doom

This is one potent poo. Essentially, this is all the poo the baby has ever created in the womb, all distilled into one concentrated black, tarry, stinky substance which is called meconium. It’s the first poo your baby will do and the midwives always say its Daddy’s job to deal with it. Well, considering what…

Dry skin? Baste your child in olive oil

Many, many babies come out with dry skin. Particularly those that are late and overcooked. Some just get a few dry flaky patches – usually around the head or crotchal region – whilst others look like a snake shedding its skin. When our baby arrived he was already quite a flaky chap and we were…

Tiny baby: The skull gap freaks me out

So new babies have a gap in their skill, which essentially means the brain is exposed…albeit under the skin and hair. And that is as weird as it sounds. You can see and feel it pulse, or contract when he swallows or yawns. This is grim! When will this hole fill in!? What damage can…

Pregnancy: Moisturise that belly!

For the first four months or so of this weird and wonderful process the bub is pretty small (see this fruit and veg themed week on week size guide), meaning The Belly is likely to be as it was pre Bub incubation. But it’s not long into month four or five before he or she…

Baby sleep: I’ve created my own womb and I’m not ashamed

First things first. Yes, I have a fluffy Star Wars Chewbacca dressing gown. And yes, it’s awesome. So unless he is hanging from a boob, baby Feline doesn’t tend to feel very comfortable, for tongue tie = gassy baby related reasons, unless he is asleep. It was quite tough to get him to settle unless…

Pregnancy: Morning sickness sucks and I had no idea

Some of you will be think: “how the f*** could he not realise morning sickness sucked?” Well, I’ve never really paid attention to it! I was too young when my Mum was pregnant with my bro and when my Step-Mum was with my sister. Any women I know who have had kids so far are…

Baby sleep: All hail Ewan the Dream Sheep

Womb noises to placate a crying baby… really?! This was pre-baby me. Cynical. But damn girl it genuinely works! And Ewan the Dream Sheep is the best, fluffiest exponent of these noises on the market. The four settings Ewan carries sound like two types of static (who knew there were two!?), some kind of pulsing…

Pregnancy: Do I need to talk to the belly?

I read a lot online about how the bub is able to hear from about 23 weeks, and that you should therefore talk directly to him or her, and play Mozart to ensure supreme intelligence. Apparently some studies suggest they can absorb some traits from what it hears regularly. I asked my own Mum about…