Creating a Musical Soundtrack to your Baby’s Life

Creating a Musical Soundtrack to your Baby’s Life

I don’t often have guest posts on my blog, however I’ve made an exception once again for Lauren aka. Musical Mum as I loved her post idea. The connections that babies make with music amazes me. I often sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star when I was pregnant with Autumn, and once she was born, she seemed to settle better to that song than others. My husband is a big fan of the American drama series, Bones. As soon as Autumn hears the theme tune, she is distracted from whatever she’s doing and looks towards the source of the sound.

Even in my own life, I know the strong connections that I’ve made to music throughout my life. The power of music is something that truly fascinates me. Anyway, over to Lauren… View Post

5 ways to help an early teether

5 ways to help an early teether

Autumn has been teething since just before Christmas, when she was 3 months old. I felt sorry for her, even more so as she didn’t quite have the coordination of babies who are of average teething age (around 6 months) to hold teething toys in her mouth herself.

Here are my top tips for helping a little one that is teething and lacks the coordination to help themselves very much:

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Sunday Review: Pacif-i, the smart connected pacifier

Sunday Review: Pacif-i, the smart connected pacifier

I’m someone who has always had an interest in new developments in technology. When I was pregnant, I heard about Pacif-i, a smart dummy/pacifier that links to your smartphone via bluetooth. It tells you your child’s temperature and can track medication. With a £40 price tag I wasn’t sure about purchasing one. However, there are times that it is VERY handy to have one!  View Post

Medway Council’s closure of 19 Children’s Centres

Medway Council’s closure of 19 Children’s Centres

On Monday morning, I was alarmed to read an article that said Medway Council were closing their Sure Start Children’s Centres. I was even more disgruntled to read that it was so that they could save £60,000 to fund a party and fireworks! Those who know me well will know that despite being introverted, I am one to stand my ground. My mind instantly started buzzing with thoughts about petitions and protestsView Post

A letter to my daughter at 7 months old

A letter to my daughter at 7 months old

Dear Autumn,

I say this every month, but time is going much too fast! It seems barely any time has passed since I was writing a letter to you at 6 months old! You’re so big now, it hurts my back to carry you. Nanny found my book from when I was a baby and you weigh around 3lbs more than I did when I was your age!

What a good girl. When you came out of hospital after being seriously ill, I kept telling you to drink your milk. I told you that it would make you grow big and strong! Here we are almost half a year later and you’re doing so well. View Post