Why are baby clothes different sizes?

I’ve just been sorting through George’s clothes as he has outgrown quite a few items lately. Most are going into a vacuum bag to store in the loft and some are heading to the charity shop. As I’ve sorted through his things, I’ve noticed that many items in 3-6 months are completely different sizes depending…

The week that was

This week has been a fun one with a tiny hint of stress. In family life we’ve done loads of nice things and bought some new toys for George. In my life, I’ve had a complete crash of confidence in going back to work. But, having talked to a few people, I’m feeling a lot…

Baby classes in south Manchester

Whether you are a first time parent or you have older children but are looking for new baby classes, there is plenty of choice in south Manchester. Swimming, signing, massage, reading, messy play, dancing, sensory – the list is endless. I have been doing baby classes since George was four weeks old – not all…

The week that was

A few highs and lows this week and unfortunately, some illness again. We’re all better now though and excited for the week ahead. Here’s our snapshot… Sitting up – George has been sitting up with some help for about a month now. He would support his weight but lean slightly on me to stop himself…

5 newborn baby essentials

It’s easy to go overboard when you’re planning the arrival of a newborn baby. Clothes, furniture, feeding, picking a pram, bedding – the list is endless but the essentials are not. Out of everything we bought, I wanted to share the five most helpful/ essential items for us. Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine Obviously this…

The week that was

This week has been a short one as we’ve been cooped up for half of it with illness. But, we’re feeling better now and looking back at the highlights. Here’s our snapshot. New Hartbeeps term – we started back at Hartbeeps South Manchester on Monday afternoon, kicking off with Easter fancy dress. George was given…

My 10 most inspirational women

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I’ve listed out the 10 most inspiring females to me. In no particular order… Emmeline Pankhurst Pankhurst was a born Mancunian and British political activist. She was the leader of the Suffragette movement who helped women get the right to vote. I’m sure she is smirking in her grave…

The week that was

This week was full of firsts. Flavours, lessons, places and purchases. The most important event was today – George’s naming ceremony. It was a chance for our closest friends and family to come together and formally celebrate his arrival. It was beautiful. Here’s a snap shot of the week that was. Crazy weather – Monday…

Back to work

Two months today, I’ll be heading back to work. Back to the office and back to the life I used to have before becoming a parent. The first month of maternity leave was awful. I finished work two weeks before I was due and George ended up being two weeks late so I had a…

Taking care of you

Babies are amazing. They are cuddly, smiley, smell amazing, love to play, give you unconditional love and eventually turn into fully grown people that are part of your family. Getting them here though takes quite a bit of work and can take its toll on your body. The first trimester was a constant battle of…