Easter gifts for babies

Recently I’ve been thinking about Easter gifts other than the usual chocolate egg. There might be all sorts of reasons to avoid chocolate, your baby might still be very young, you might choose to avoid sugar in general or it might just be that you know the...

New Series – Our Day

Working as a nanny and maternity nurse for many years I have been privileged enough to be invited into many, many homes. Not just for a few hours or a weekend but to live and work there for weeks, months or even years. If there is one thing I learnt very early on...

In my Baby Bag

If you’re a new parent it can be really difficult just to get out of the house. Even if everyone is dressed, fed, clean and awake you still have to pack a bag! You don’t know what you need to take, you don’t want to be unprepared and stuck without something...

Why I feed my baby cake

Dear Mums in the play center, I overheard your conversation the other week. I didn’t mean to, but you weren’t exactly being discreet. It went something like this: Mum 1: It drives me mad, people giving their children those fruit yoghurts. Mum2: I know!...

Stop asking that!

I was chatting to some friends the other day and we were talking about those words and phrases that people use so habitually they don’t even realise, but that can be really annoying. There is one question that gets asked so universally I think it’s asked...

Can my baby eat that?

One of the biggest worries when you start to wean your baby onto solid foods is what they can and can’t eat. You go to a friend’s house and get chatting, they ask you to stay for lunch and offer something for the baby. But is it safe for them to eat? The...

First Foods, new course available now!

I promised you my new course, First Foods, in the new year and here it is. Weaning can be scary, one mum even described it as “the hardest part of parenting young children,” but with this course you’ll breeze through with confidence! (and if you...

5 ways to survive Christmas with sanity intact

Christmas can be so stressful! Especially with small children around. You want to make it perfect for them, create that magical experience that will live in their memories for ever, see their eyes sparkle in wonder and delight. So you obsess over the perfect tree, the...