I really don’t think you know exactly how you’re going to parent until you’re there. Prior to having our daughter, I probably didn’t give much thought to attachment parenting. I didn’t really know what it was. There’s a chance I thought it was probably some sort of natural, or green parenting, but I don’t think I ever really asked the question “What is attachment parenting?” When we had our daughter, we had everything we thought we would need. We had the cot, the pram, the moses basket, and we even had the bottle feeding stuff despite having no intention of using…

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I’ve done a post about Ways to Help With Tummy Time, so since Isabelle is currently big into standing I thought I’d write a post about ways to help with that. 1. The Zone of Safety I’m putting this up first as it’s by far my favourite. It’s one I’ve used a lot when I’m with Isabelle all day, and it’s one that I feel gives you a little bit of time to get something done whilst your baby is playing. It’s the Zone of Safety: There’s a few reasons I like doing this one, and one of the main ones…

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An article, posted on the Daily Mail, has stated that “three babies are accidentally dying every WEEK while sleeping in their parents’ bed with 141 fatalities in the past year alone.” With a damning, misleading headline like that, I thought I’d look at the question “is co-sleeping safe?” It’s very important to note how things are worded in this article when it comes to asking “Is co-sleeping safe?”. Take the following as an example: ‘The chance of sudden death goes up when bed-sharing if a parent smokes, has drunk alcohol or taken drugs or is very tired.” IF. That’s right, the…

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I’ll be honest. For us, it’s been incredibly easy getting Isabelle to engage in as much tummy time as possible. Truth be told, she really isn’t fussed on being on her back. She’ll lie there, but unless you’re changing her, playing with her legs or doing something stupid to amuse her, she doesn’t like it. Instead, what she does want, is to be on her front.

We’ve also been incredibly lucky that Isabelle has had really good neck strength from a very early age. Here she is a little under 4 weeks old, sat happily in her bouncer without the need to get held up:

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When I tell people that my wife still breastfeeds they tend to see me as incredibly lucky. After all, I pretty much sleep through the nights. I have done since Isabelle was around 8 weeks old. In part, its mostly down to the fact that Rachel still breastfeeds.

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