*sigh* I feel like this could become a regular blog item. Toddlers are renowned for being fussy, but Boybug really isn’t. His eating habits seem set to “random”. He is well known for his consumption of the inedible. Fox poo, stock cubes (with foil on), raw potatoes and play doh are just some of the … More What my toddler ate today
So, Boybug has his 2-year review with the health visitor next week. I knew it was coming, and was braced for questions about his height and/or weight, maybe a question about his language, movement, social skills. I was not expecting a 7 page questionnaire!! Now, at the top of the questionnaire it does say “this … More Tests for two year olds?
Ah, back to this topic. I’ve mentioned before Boybug’s ample stature, and that at seven months the health visitor advised me to consider portion control (I didn’t do it). But was she right? Am I over-feeding Boybug? Is he heavy or fat or both? I read this on the BBC last week: “Researchers used the … More Is a heavy baby a fat baby?
As tempting as it is to rely on Dr Google, taking advice from strangers on the Internet can be dangerous (or in this case, messy). It’s part of the reason I don’t give advice on the blog – I don’t know your individual situation. I can’t possibly know all the variables of a problem. I … More Why you should be cautious of Internet advice
Happy half term! This is the easy one. The one where the kids play in the sun and I sit back and watch at a distance with a cold alcoholic beverage. The one that’s only really four days long. The one where the kids look just the right level of sun-kissed by the end. The … More The easy half term!
I feel like I’ve used every tool in my Parenting Arsenal, and the kids still aren’t playing ball. Am I just overthinking things? I’m not arguing against evidence-based parenting (obviously!), but there are times when I wonder if I might do better going on instinct…but usually as I’m thinking this I am also looking up … More Five (or more) animals that do parenting better than me
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
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
So, today is the end of British Science week. Nine days of science has been hard to cram in, and I’ve come to the conclusion that sometimes the best way to explain things to toddlers and preschoolers is in amongst what you’re already doing. While we all enjoyed playing with cabbage water and making craters … More British Science Week round up
Ok, ok. Tenuous at best. Today was an unproductive, disorganised day. We’ve all got colds, Boybug was up for 3 hours in the night, and I just didn’t have a science experiment in me! I’ve done no housework either, and thought if I added a messy science experiment to the mix my husband might complain! … More BSW day 7: Investigating the iPad