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Sweet little lies: Mealtime deceit and other lies we tell kids

A little white lie never hurt anyone, so they say. A friend of mine, who has two small children of similar ages (and therefore a similar glazed over expression and mental state) shared with me this list of meals that they make for their family, and, crucially, what they call …

Guest blog: The *real* ten stages of labour

I’ve never been in labour, so although it sounds like a lot of fun it does mean that I’ll never be able to blog about it (be grateful).  This was written by my friend Gemma Hayward especially for Whinge Whinge Wine. Gemma is the mother of two small children too – a little …

Big boy bed: Moving from a cot into a bed at 12 months old

There’s no doubt about it, this kid is a climber. He’s also a dedicated cot-hater; since the very first time he was placed lovingly into his cosy bed he has routinely announced his displeasure and, by the time he reached a year old, he’d throw a full blown tantrum whenever we …

Toddler tea time: A simple five step process

Getting decent food into the big one seems to be a constant struggle. Out and about, I don’t even try to force vegetables into her any more (unless they’re bean shaped and covered in tomato sauce) for fear of the public tantrum. At home though, this sucker for punishment just …

My top toddler toilet training tales

It is probably true that, like soft play, every parent blogger has a potty training blog in them. It’s an inevitable part of raising toddlers and if my experience is anything to go by, there will be a tale or two to tell afterwards. After a bit of a false …

Weekends with the kids

It’s the weekend! Sweeter words were never uttered. Ah, that’s right. I forgot. I have two small children… It means absolutely bugger all. If you don’t have children, which probably isn’t a big percentage of the readership of this blog to be honest, your weekend might include one or more …

Safety first: Outwitting your suicidal baby or toddler

There are no two ways about it; babies are dumb.  Before they can even move, as soon as they are able to grasp things, they enjoy putting themselves in mortal danger. They are not to be trusted for a second. Our primary role as parents is to stop them from …

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