Toddler eating an apple in the kitchen

Top tips for fussy toddlers

What if your toddler suddenly starts being fussy and refuses the foods you give them? Well don’t stress, it is perfectly normal for toddlers to go through their ‘fussy eating phase’ at some stage. Mealtimes during these times can become a bit of a nightmare for you and your toddler, with lots of tantrums and frustration. Fortunately, most toddlers grow out of their fussy eating phase and normal mealtimes are eventually restored!

Belly of pregnant woman cooking at kitchen

Let the batch cooking begin!

It’s my first week of maternity leave and it’s still sinking in that this is the beginning of the rest of my life.  So many changes ahead!  It’s been great not having to get up to an alarm in the mornings as I’m not sleeping well at night.  That’s been very tiring the last few … read more >


Parent problem Googler!

At the beginning of this year, I wrote here about the dangers of Googling parental queries. It’s a pretty obvious one. Googling is like a red rag to a hypochondriac, if you’re anywhere near as hysterical as I am, a google too far and you could end up diagnosing bubonic plague when it’s just a runny nose. Guaranteed if you admit to others that you are a PPG (parenting problem Googler) it will be met with shrieks of “DON’T Google stuff!”

newborn sleep guide

Sleep and your new baby

Infants require a significant amount of sleep in the first few months of life.  It may be surprising for some new parents to discover that sleep does not come naturally to your much anticipated arrival, or you may find that your new baby is rarely awake.  Just as they come in all shapes and sizes, the ability to sleep well at the start, varies hugely from each individual child. However, the amount of sleep necessary for healthy development does not differ hugely from baby to baby and there are a number of elements that may be addressed to ensure that you all get as much as possible.

Derval and Dafne

Welcome baby Dafne!

So far in my blogs for first 1,000 days I’ve been talking about being pregnant. Now I can finally blog about a baby! Dafne O’Leary was born at the end of July. She was in no hurry and arrived a week late

elimante bed time battle

5 steps to eliminate bedtime battles

Bedtime battles can involve a long drawn out bedtime routine, demands for one more story, a drink or something to eat. Whatever way your bedtime battle unfolds, all parents report that it is draining and stressful and a time that few look forward to. Here are 5 simple steps to help create a struggle-free bedtime process.

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Toddler Breakfast Ideas

The toddler years can be both fun and difficult when it comes to food and developing eating habits. It is a key time though to develop your child’s eating habits for life! So one of the most important meals of the day is breakfast, here are a few fun and healthy breakfast ideas suitable for … read more >