more than one way to raise a child

Month: May 2018

A review of the Happy Birth Club: an alternative to NCT

A review of the Happy Birth Club: an alternative to NCT

What is the Happy Birth Club? Hosted by Beverly Turner, the Happy Birth Club is a ‘ collection of antenatal classes in Chiswick with a difference’, most notably on top of the classes there is ongoing support from a midwife including a home-visit after the […]

Top tips for travelling overseas – without your baby!

Top tips for travelling overseas – without your baby!

Both of us have been lucky enough to have trips stateside recently – for work (Em) and for a family wedding (Kate). Whilst we both had a great time, leaving our kids for the first time was terrifying! So much to think about – from […]

To christen or not to christen?

To christen or not to christen?

You may not have realised it, but across the UK fewer and fewer children are being christened. The rate has fallen by nearly 80% since 1900 and in cities such as London fewer than 1 in 10 children are christened. This is despite almost 60% […]

Infant Shuddering Syndrome or Shudder Attacks

Infant Shuddering Syndrome or Shudder Attacks

What is it?  Infant Shuddering Syndrome, Shudder Attacks or Shudder Syndrome is a relatively common, but little known movement disorder that can happen to babies. It has no long term affects and can be considered “normal” although as a parent whose child had it – […]

Why we buy stuff for our babies secondhand?

Why we buy stuff for our babies secondhand?

One of the things that brought Kate and I together is our joint love of a good bargain! Both of us have mainly bought our children equipment, toys and clothes secondhand. So why? Where do we buy things? And what are our top tips for […]

Gina Ford for 0-6 month olds

Gina Ford for 0-6 month olds

This is the second in a series of posts about Gina Ford – you can read the first one here. A short recap from the first post: Gina Ford is a controversial ‘sleep trainer’ in the UK that advocates for a routine approach to feeding […]

What you need to know about having a joint first birthday party

What you need to know about having a joint first birthday party

With The Boy and The Girl born just ten days apart, and having many of the same friends, it was a no-brainer to hold a joint one year old birthday party. We planned a relaxed brunch party with around thirty (!) of our closest friends and […]

Review: Hamax Caress Bike Seat

Review: Hamax Caress Bike Seat

The past few weekends we have been loving the sunny weather and in particular taking The Boy out on our bikes on his snazzy new bike seat. It seems like a long time ago, but pre-kids The Boy’s Dad and I used train for triathlons and spend […]

Going over 40 weeks: elective induction or wait it out?

Going over 40 weeks: elective induction or wait it out?

We all know that a baby’s ‘due date’ is really just an educated guess — only 4% of babies are actually born on their due date. Nevertheless, it’s a really important marker used to assess the baby’s development and to give you an end date! […]

Science Museum: How suitable is it for one year olds?

Science Museum: How suitable is it for one year olds?

We were inspired by @clemwallop‘s post on The Motherhood about museums in London for babies so we started visiting a few ourselves! The first: The Science Museum in South Kensington.