• Children’s sweatshirt of awesomeness from Tootsa MacGinty

    September 28, 2012

    My parents have just been on holiday, and bought Eliza a present of the red bear sweatshirt from Tootsa MacGinty that I mentioned in my blog post about brilliant baby clothes. Lucky old Eliza. My mum hadn’t actually read that blog post – I know, right? – and bought the jumper independently of knowing I liked…

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  • 4 Baby Crawling Tips To Help Your Baby Crawl Forward

    September 25, 2012

    When It Comes To Baby Crawling, How Do You Help Your Baby To Crawl? Read Our Tips To Encourage Crawling How do you help your baby to crawl? I’ve been researching this subject a lot because we have an almost-crawler! So how do you encourage baby crawling? Here’s what we’ve been trying to help our…

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  • Eliza: A Baby Update At Six Months

    August 24, 2012

    Here’s Our Six Month Baby Update I wasn’t going to write a six month baby update this  month, as I had thought that there would only be tiny developments which would verge on the tedious for everyone apart from the Grandmas. However, six months for babies seems like a massive turning point! She’s changed so…

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  • On weaning, feeding, and teaching my daughter to love food

    August 22, 2012

    Thinking back to my childhood, my brothers and I were notoriously picky eaters. One of us would only eat mashed potato with salad cream, one wouldn’t touch anything which had bits in it, and there was a particularly traumatic incident involving some fish that my parents still regularly bring up now. So when it came to weaning…

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  • In the family

    August 5, 2012

    Top row: Eliza with Grannie Gill and Grandad Keith. Bottom row: also with my brother Steve, and Grandma and Grandad (my mum and dad). Like a lot of people we know who live in London, Alex and I don’t live very close to most of our immediate family. I grew up in Shropshire, and after…

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  • The Olympic torch relay: Crystal Palace

    July 26, 2012

    I realised I must be a proper mum when I got excited about taking five-month old Eliza along to see the Olympic Torch this week. It’s hardly like she’ll remember it, is it? But it seemed like a nice thing to do; plus it’s something to tell her about in years to come (hi, future…

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  • Phone, tapes and videos – old-school tech my baby will never know

    July 20, 2012

    I live in a tech-loving household; there aren’t many gadgets that we don’t have (my mum’s reaction on hearing that the Google Nexus 7 tablet is my husband’s latest purchase: “You’ll never move house!”). I was talking to my friend Nick about this and we meandered on to discussing how technology has changed dramatically in even…

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