Bad Dadu is a professional daddy blogger - The baddest dad in town. I’ve sired two boys which technically does make me a dad. Having sons is the only criteria of being a dad I fulfill. That and arrhythmic dancing. Sometimes I feel more like an inadequate uncle.
There is nothing quite so testing in the first year of parenthood than the misery and exhaustion of a teething baby. There is however very little understanding of the cause of teething pain and some experts even believe that it doesn't exist at all. This last point is of course hotly contested by parents the country over.
My Christmas craft projects are but a distant memory so it's hardly surprising that I have been rather excited about Easter and the chance to do some seasonal crafting! It didn't take long for me to get my three year old in the spirit of things too - all I had to do was rustle some bright yellow tissue paper and a packet of "goggly eyes" in her direction and she was well and truly on board!
Katharine is a mum of 3 year old Tilly and 3 month old Wilf, who lives in Hampshire. As a second time mummy, she explains what it's like for teething second time around.
At home, we have a first aid basket and for the car we have a separate first aid box. I’m the daughter of a GP, so it means that I have piles of different shaped bandages, steri-strips and dressings with little idea of how to use them. Here is our list of first aid essentials.
When Theo, my youngest who is now 10 months, reached the average age of 6 months for teething to start, I began dreading the worst!
It really was Throwback Thursday for us at Head Office on 6th August when we met Liz Carter whose grandfather Harry Hayward had worked for Ashton & Parsons from 1895.
Holly Poppins talks us through everything that you should be taking with you when going on holiday with a baby, just in time for the summer holidays.
In this beautiful blog we uncover the history of lullabies and find out why they are so soothing for little
Read Dave’s blog reflecting on fatherhood as his first father’s day approaches
The sun has got its hat on and the lovely Dr Sarah Brewer gives mum and dads her top tips on keeping little ones safe in the sun
Learn how to avoid spending a small fortune when prepping for a new arrival
Real mummy blogger Mel looks at advice offered to new parents and sorts the helpful from the plain weird!
The wonderful ‘sleep fairy’ Dee shares her advice on dealing with night waking from babies to toddlers
Mummy blogger Jess gets crafty this Christmas with her step by step guide to making a Christmas garland
As grandparents now make up a large percentage of child carers we ask Sharon, a grandmother from Cheshire to share her practical parenting tips and advice that she has passed on to her sons and daughters
Top tips from real mummy Mimi on how to have stress free holidays with little ones, plan, plan and plan!
Tom Briggs is a husband of one and a dad/punchbag of two energetic and iron-willed little boys.
The important thing about helping babies to relax and be calm is that it can help in a variety of situations but in particular - the awful stages of teething.
Teething begins when the first tooth comes through at around 6 months.
Ellen is a blogger and journalist and has a 10 month old baby boy, here she talks about coping with the clock change....
“Are we there yet?” It’s the question that my partner and I will undoubtedly come to dread when our monkey is a little older. For the time being however we have other challenges to face whilst travelling with a six-week-old.
Teething started early for us, at around three and a half months - my little cherub was replaced by a grizzly, grumpy monster and no matter how many baby books I read nothing prepared me for this. What did help was speaking to friends, family and reading online for help. Thankfully we have a wonderful local pharmacist, who offered advice and some teething gel, which initially helped take the edge off, but it didn’t last.
Christmas is an exciting time of year - especially for little ones, but with all the excitement and activities over the Christmas holiday it can cause quite a disruption to sleep - especially if you are away visiting family and friends.
As a mum with a young child, the thought of bonfire night can be very daunting. Here, Chelsea Connell goes through her experiences of it and what advice she can give to other mums.
As the summer holidays draw to an end Becky, a working mum from Berkshire with a 3 year old daughter Maia and a baby on the way, shares her tips on places to visit...
Whether you are a mother or father, becoming a new parent can be extremely daunting. You may find that you have lots of questions in the early months.
With the weather heating up Lisa Clegg shares her top tips on putting hats on babies and toddlers and keeping them there!
We’re celebrating dads this month, enjoy this exceedingly honest account of early fatherhood from Phil, a dad and a doctor
Our real mummy George talks about how she copes with a toddler and teething baby
Guest blogger Fi shares her five easy activities to do with your little one this Spring
Moving house is up there as one of the most stressful events, throw a little one into the mix and chaos ensues. Real Mum Chloe shares her advice on how to cope
Our guest blogger Fi shares her top tips for your first Valentine’s Day as new parents
Dr Sarah Brewer shares her top tips on recognising when your baby may be feeling under the weather this winter
What to adapt, what to give up on & how to enjoy it with as little stress as possible
So we’re just under two months away from the birth of our second child. Are we planned, prepared and all ready? Not really!
How much do you get a night? Are you getting enough?
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