There are plenty of commentaries about the role of social media, gagetry and screens in our children’s upbringing, and I’m loathed to add to it…But I’m going to. I am a first-generation IT-child. I started school in the world of BBC computers (well…one computer) and wheeled-out cathode ray tube TVs. I lived the first decade … More Technological tots
So today, ministers debated the Meningits B vaccine in the House of Commons. I had planned to watch it, summarise it and write an opinion piece today. But,it’s almost three hours long. So, a more detailed analysis will have to wait until (maybe) tomorrow. In the meantime, from watching a small portion of it, it … More Meningitis vaccine debate in the House of Commons
I’m going on a job hunt I might catch a good one I’m a bit scared What a beautiful day Oh look, porridge, the kids have had wet, gloopy porridge I can’t avoid it I can’t change the only-fitting suit Oh no! I’ll have to wipe it with a baby wipe Wipe, sponge, wipe, sponge … More I’m going on a job hunt
My husband is tall. Girlbug is long and lithe like her dad, but Boybug is huge in every dimension. Obviously I think both kids are gorgeous, and I love to blow raspberries on Girlbug’s washboard stomach just as much as I do on Boybug’s paunch. But his cheeks are divine! He has slimmed down loads … More Life on the 90-something-th percentile
Have you seen the social media post about a small boy with chickenpox and a very nasty bacterial infection to boot? It’s now made some national media, and is trying to raise awareness about not using ibuprofen with kids who have chickenpox. Well that’s news to me!! As I’ve mentioned before, both of mine had … More Chickenpox and ibuprofen
Placentas are amazing either way. Whether you decide to bin it, broil it, roast it, encapsulate it or make it into a keepsake for the mantelpiece. As a disclaimer, I did the first! I don’t really remember having the conversation when I had Boybug. With Girlbug I remember the midwife holding up a pulsating mass … More Placentas: bin or broil?
Well, that largely depends on your definition of baby, and of train. If you mean putting your nine month old in pants, and expecting them to crawl to a potty, and getting frustrated when they end up with soggy pants, then no. No, you shouldn’t do that. If you mean putting your three month old … More Should I potty train my baby?