She ate all the chocolate. Twice. The first time was dramatic, the second was telling. The first time was the advent calendars. I’d put them in the lounge, out of reach of Boybug (obvs), and only just in reach of Girlbug. There were two each. Each child had a cardboard, chocolate filled one, and one … More Girlbug ate all the chocolate: a lesson in impulse control
This is a scientific shout out to all you parents out there who deal with fussy eaters. Day in, day out. And worry, and feel guilty. I can’t help you with the worry, but maybe this will make you feel a teensy bit less guilty. I hope so. So, a few weeks back I detailed … More Fussy eaters: nature or nurture?
*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
A new report shows that UK hens eggs are rarely contaminated with Salmonella. This is great news for those who love runny eggs, especially for pregnant ladies, young children and other vulnerable groups, for which a bout of Salmonella could be really unpleasant! I’ve written about eggs before, see here for a full description about … More Are eggs safe?
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?
Life with young chidren seems to make stomach upsets unavoidable. Thankfully, they’re usually over pretty quickly. I often see posts about it on social media, so I’ve made a little infographic, and had a think about some of the questions that are sometimes asked. Like everything, there are exceptions to the rule. Like always, I’m not offering … More What caused the stomach ache?
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
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?
I’ve just written a post on introducing babies to solid food. It’s been inspired by the recent publication of the EAT study – looking at introducing food before six months and the effect it has on allergies. It’s a bit long, sorry! My conclusion is that the science is complicated and conflicted and you have … More When did you introduce solid food?
Today was the day of Girlbug’s preschool booster vaccinations. What better way to demonstrate the wonders of science and celebrate British Science Week? Girlbug didn’t see it that way, however. We prepped her before hand – a little pain now is better than being really ill another day. She agreed in principle. Turns out, she … More BSW day 4: Chocolate craters and dreaded doctors