Category: Sleep

Don’t get a crib

Having read this article on the connection between business and the mommy wars, I’ve been thinking about how so many posts on parent blogs are geared towards getting people to BUY stuff. I’m therefore starting a little series called “Don’t get…” offering a light-hearted look at some of the things new parents perhaps don’t need quite so badly. So you’re pregnant. Hormones come, hormones go and one morning you wake up and decided you simply have…

Four things I never thought I’d need (and now use every day)

It seems unbelievable that this time a year ago I was already 6 months pregnant and getting pretty excited about the arrival of my baby boy. A quick look at the archives makes it clear that one of my main concerns was what I did and didn’t need to buy for his arrival. I remember being so frustrated by the advice I found online. It was either exceedingly vague (your baby will…

Confession: we don’t have a schedule…or a routine

Just before baby boy was born I was embarrassed to tell people I wasn’t planning on getting a stroller. It seemed everyone was bombarding me with advice on which stroller to get and it felt a bit weird to go “um, actually, I think I’ll be okay with just a sling…” Now, I proudly carry baby boy with me wherever I go: I know babywearing works for me and happily tell…