Baby Breakfast Ideas from other Bloggers

Watching Pickle eat his breakfast is, without a doubt, my favourite part of the day. Not only is it the one time I’m guaranteed to be able to drink a hot cup of tea, but we just sit and kind of grin at each other for about half an hour, whilst he crams as much as he can in his mouth (before dropping it all on the floor, obviously). The only thing is… I’ve gotten stuck in the habit of just giving him a slice of buttered toast. Every day. And whilst I’m sure there’s probably nothing wrong with that…

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Disrupted bedtime routine – thanks Christmas

A while ago I shared a post about how we were trying to implement a new bedtime routine, and how we were getting on after week one. I set myself a goal of having it sussed by Christmas and in the run up to the holidays, it looked like I was on track! I’d take Pickle upstairs for story and a feed about 7 o’clock and then he would sleep until about 10.30pm when LPD and I would usually go to bed. It may not sound a lot compared to babies who wonderfully sleep all the way through the night, but…

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When Daddy goes back to work…

Once the mayhem of Christmas itself was over (yes, it’s lovely but it can be a bit full-on, can’t it?), I really enjoyed having a few days to ourselves as a little family, making the most of the time off work Little Pickle’s Dad (LPD) had. In the years we’ve been together, it’s been a rarity that we’ve both been off work for the entirety of the holiday season, which makes me appreciate it even more. In fact, I think the Christmas just before I met LPD, I worked Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve AND New…

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Pickle’s first baby tooth

When I started this blog, I thought I’d be using it to document and capture all of Pickle’s precious baby milestones but in reality, I’ve barely written about any of his ‘firsts’ – so here’s to changing that! I often find I use my little corner of the internet to get things off my chest, decant the build up of emotions that comes with parenthood or simply bosch out a ‘here’s what we did today’ post but that’s really not why I began writing it. So today… guess what? I noticed Pickle’s first baby tooth had cut through.

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The New Bedtime Routine: Week One

Last week, I shared a bit about a new bedtime routine that we’ve been trying to implement. I’m not too proud to admit that we’ve gotten into some bad sleep habits with Pickle, and getting him into a bedtime routine is just the start of what we need to tackle (next on the list: the extraordinary amount of times he wakes up in the night and his preference to sleeping on us for naps!). I’ve been keeping a little bit of a record of how we’ve been getting on and it’s really helped me to see what works and what doesn’t.

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