Tag: toddler

The 27 month check

In our neck of the woods, there is no such thing as a two year check, but instead an oddly specific 27-month check.  I know this because I recently received a letter from the health visiting team requesting I make an appointment for the toddler, along with a questionnaire to …

Bath time: Our nightly routine

I used to love a bath. The average person, when asked to picture in their mind’s eye a bath time scenario, will probably imagine a relaxing affair, conjuring up images of soft lighting, candles, a good book, decadent smelly bubbles, a face mask perhaps, maybe even a cheeky glass of …

The nap conundrum: The nap dropping toddler

As a parent to a baby or toddler, there are few things – OK nothing – quite as glorious as nap time. For a brief moment you can stop being a parent, make a hot beverage (and actually drink it) and take all the lengthy toilet breaks you desire. You can …

Guest blog: The Other Mother’s guide to toddler TV

This guide to toddler TV has been written by a good friend of mine. She has a two year old and is currently incubating number two. It was when my daughter was about a year old (and driving me nuts) that I first decided to make use of the electronic babysitter, …

The perils of a mobile baby

I’ll come clean. As a first time mum, I was naive. I wasn’t ‘my baby does x because I’m a perfect parent’ naive or ‘I’ll never give my child a dummy and they’ll only eat organic vegetables and never tantrum in public’ naive. I wasn’t that kind of arsehole (I …

Hell’s teeth: The molars are coming through

A big and hearty welcome to my new readers. As lovely as it is to meet you all, I do feel the pressure is on a bit now. Rather than ranting anonymously into the abyss, I realise I should probably put a bit of thought into attempting to be witty …

Monday morning

Today was going so well. Well, it wasn’t really. After two decent nights (and I can barely believe that a 5.30am wake up counts as decent, but it does. Childfree people take note) last night was the kind of night where you think it would probably be easier to give …

Big firsts: With two under two I’ll take all the wins that I can

I haven’t updated in a while because, well, there hasn’t really been a lot to update. Potty training went to shit (fortunately figuratively rather than literally) as soon as daddy was back at work. Suddenly weeing on the carpet was more fun than stickers or chocolate. I made the executive …

Play Don’t

I could write a long post about the difficulties of looking after two children.  Maybe one day I will*. Things you may take for granted when there’s just the one, like spending all day feeding, going back to bed straight after breakfast, or even just taking twenty minutes (and the …

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