• 10 things that are worse than teething

    October 20, 2015

    ‘Isn’t teething absolutely brilliant?’ said no mum, ever. Humans. We think we’re so clever, don’t we? But if we are, why on earth have we not yet evolved to the extent that babies can teeth without any pain at all? Answer me that one, Darwin. Maybe we’re just not quite there yet and at some…

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  • Two teeth and a turtle; ten texts from the week

    August 16, 2015

    Ten texts I sent to Alex this week:

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  • Other people’s Sophies

    May 6, 2015

    AKA toddlers, teething toys and the lure of the forbidden… What is it about babies and the irresistible appeal of the things that they just can’t have? It’s a tale as old as time; people have been craving forbidden fruit since Adam took the first bite from the apple (so behind the times; clearly if he…

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  • Farewell to teething terrors

    March 20, 2014

    Fanfare please, and bring out the jazz hands, for it’s a momentous day in our household. Eliza’s last baby tooth has made a special guest appearance in her mouth, which means she now has the whole set.  And more importantly, it means No. More. Teething.

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  • On teething terrors, bad nights and a game of musical beds

    November 20, 2013

    Last Tuesday night I said the following to Alex, about two seconds before I fell head first into a deep and delicious sleep: 11.25pm: Me: ‘Isn’t it GREAT Eliza’s sleeping better now? I feel like such a normal person again …zzzZZ’ And because fate couldn’t *possibly* let that go, even just this once, the following…

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  • On yet more teething terrors

    May 1, 2013

    Just a very quick post to say, for what must be the billionth time, isn’t teething an absolute pain? We’re awaiting the arrival of the fourth back tooth (story to date: here). It’s hanging around in the gum like an unwanted guest who is threatening to get drunk, cry, and ruin the party. As a…

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  • A Tale of Three Back Teeth

    March 23, 2013

    Once upon a time there was Alex, Gill and Eliza, and there was the next instalment in the tale of the terrible thing called teething… Our story begins during lunch three weeks ago. My mum, who was visiting, spotted something unexpected. “What is THAT in the back of Eliza’s mouth?” she asked. It was a…

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