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Introducing Solids or Jamie loves Banana

I was so looking forward to starting Jamie on solids!  Food has always been a very important part of my life (see my food blog here) and I was terribly excited to introduce my little boy to the wonderful world … Continue reading

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Headlines: Co-Sleeping increases risk of SIDS

With dismay I read the Guardian headlines yesterday – “Sudden infant death risk greater when parents share bed with babies”. This study (a meta-analysis) conducted by Bob Carpenter of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and published in the … Continue reading

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Why I started solids before 6 months

I started Jamie on solids a couple of weeks back, when he was 4 months and 2 weeks old, despite current guidelines suggesting that babies should not be started on solid food before they have reached 6 months of age. … Continue reading

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Object Permance

Object permanence, a concept from developmental psychology, is the understanding that objects (and mummy) exist even if you can’t see/hear them.  Object permanence only develops around 8 or 9 months, before that, little offspring thinks his new toy (or mummy) have … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Friends or how to entertain a 4 months old

Jamie is now 4 months and a bit, and it’s a joy to see his transformation from someone who basically just sleeps, feeds and poops into a little human with his own personality and taste.  For him, everything is new … Continue reading

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Your Baby Week By Week – a must-have book for every new mum

I bought a lot of books in preparation for the impending birth.  What a waste of money that was as they are now all gathering dust on my book shelf. Gina Ford has annoyed me after 20 pages – I find authors suspicious who … Continue reading

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Boys Toys – The first 6 weeks

When Jamie arrived first into this world, I enthusiastically introduced him to the wealth of toys I had acquired on various late-pregnancy shopping trips, internet shopping frenzies and as presents. To my dismay Jamie was not very receptive.  He was entirely oblivious … Continue reading

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