Tag: pre-baby

The research is in: nobody sleeps like a baby

For the past two weeks I’ve been trawling through the internet, trying to find everything and anything on sleep in babies and parents. I just find it fascinating that while there is so much information on how to get baby to sleep, hardly anyone is looking at how to help parents sleep. The scientists admit that there is a disconnect between sleep research and popular opinion on infant sleep –…

Finding the joy and the fun

I have just started reading Jennifer Senior’s All Joy and No Fun, perhaps the most depressing book for any first-time parent. Its main message is that you’re going to love your children, but hate spending time with them. I loathe the idea that forming a family, something I have wanted for so long and worked hard to achieve, is going to make my husband and me miserable. Unfortunately, the evidence,…

The minimalist dilemma: where do you draw the line?

May was not a minimalist month in our home. After searching for a bigger and better apartment for six months of we finally made the decision to stay put. The next step was getting our very tight space ready for life with the baby. As we had done virtually nothing to our home during the apartment hunt, there was a lot to do: in addition to accommodating the baby’s things,…

Why you need a ring sling

Onto the third and final part of my series on the three basic types of baby carrier: the ring sling. This is probably the image that comes into your head when you think “babywearing”. A ring sling is a relatively short piece of firm, woven material with two rings at one end, which are used to fasten the sling around you. The look can range from hippie-dippie to smart casual…

The clutter-free maternity wardrobe

Everything I’ve written so far of course comes with the disclaimer that I haven’t had the baby yet. All my ideas and plans may come to nothing when the big day arrives and all that will be left of this site is a hastily scribbled article posted in 2016 about how wrong I was about basically everything. I do have experience of being pregnant. I may only be 2/3 of…