Bonjour mes amis! Ca va? Bugger I can’t get the funny sign thing* under the C so now it looks like I’m offering you a glass of Cava, which I’m not. I was going to write this post in French but to be honest although I have a degree in it, my written French is pretty […]
It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to summer holidays. This year we are doing Denmark with a 2 and 3 year old. Why Denmark? Well if there’s one thing I’ve learned about children it’s that they love a bit of classic mid century Scandinavian design. My son cannot get enough of the […]
We are going away skiing for a whole week. Without the kids. Mr Eeh Bah is worried we will miss them. ‘I’m worried we’ll miss the kids.’ He moans. ‘But there’s free champagne and a hot tub’. I reply incredulous. ‘A week is a long time to be away.’ He claims. Not when you’re drunk […]
If you’re a fashionista in a panic you’ve missed a key trend for next season don’t worry!
Babywearing is a way to transport an actual baby. Like pushing a pram except instead of wheels you use your legs. Totes amaze!
Wearing your baby means no swearing as you try to ram your pushchair through shop doors but also nowhere to hide the 6 bottles of wine you have bought.
When I wrote What Does Your Pram Say About You? I deliberately left out slings because everyone knows that wearing your baby in a sling says one thing:
I am a tie dye wearing hippy with hairy armpits.
Now I know this is not the truth I have happily worn both my children and let me tell you my armpits are perfectly hair free.
But it seems that wearing your baby does project a certain image. Whilst wearing my son in New York I was asked if I was into, like, attachment parenting?
I replied yes we were quite attached to our children, more so the eldest as the younger one could be a bit of a pain at times.
Wearing your baby is like walking around in a lovely big cuddle, a cuddle that sometimes ends up with one of you being sick whilst strapped to the others chest.
As you can see there are positives and negatives to the whole babywearing thing: This is what I have learned about slings, wraps ‘n ting.
Lots has been written about how having a child will change your life, boundless love, sleepless nights yadda yadda yadda. But there is one unexpected change a child will bring: You will start seeing dog poo. Everywhere. Before I had children I would happily skip down shit filled streets knee deep in greasy chip wrappers […]
When we were Londoners we lived 30 minutes away from lions and tigers and bears and Oh My! Do we miss London Zoo. Pregnant and struggling to entertain a lively toddler the zoo was my go-to day out, the penguins were far better company for Eeh Bah daughter than a fat grumpy mum could ever […]
Buying a pram is the most complicated adult process you can go through that doesn’t require a solicitor. Most parents buy their prams before baby arrives. If you’ve ever ordered lunch for someone who is late you will know what a complicated decision making process that can be, when you are buying a pram you […]
I don’t know if you’ve ever fled a natural disaster with two young children in tow?
It’s not something I’d recommend. We drove for 4 hours – no toilet breaks, no snack stops, no let’s all have a break from the screaming baby stops – 4 hours on empty roads listening to the emergency services radio telling us to stay indoors.
It was terrifying.
The only positive note was that my bum was clenched so tight for the whole 4 hours my pelvic floor almost returned to its pre-pregnancy state.