What is a naming ceremony?

If you would like to celebrate the birth of your baby but don’t fancy having a Christening or perhaps you aren’t religious, a naming day could be for you. What is a naming ceremony? A naming ceremony is a day where a child or adult is officially assigned a name. It is non religious and…

5 Father’s Day gift ideas for a first time dad

If you are looking to make someone’s first father’s day extra special, baby crafts, matching outfits and hand drawn sketches could be for you. Here’s 5 ideas to consider… 1) Matching socks The guys over at Happy Socks make a great ‘Two peas in a pod‘ gift set that features two pairs of matching socks…

The week that was

Last week was one of many firsts. Time is flying by and George is ticking off milestones left, right and centre! It’s great but also, please slow down baby boy. Here’s our snapshot… Last Hartbeeps class With maternity leave coming to an end, so unfortunately are our classes. We finished our second term with Nikita…

The week that was

This week has been filled with friends, baby groups, new goals and ended on a high with my first Mother’s Day. Here’s our snapshot… Old friends, new babies We had a visit from one of our London friends who had a baby girl six weeks before George arrived – Dorothy. She popped round for a…

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…