Just as you think you have settled into a great evening routine, another bout of sleep regression drags you back into reality of toddlerdom! We are about 2 weeks into this phase now and at first I thought it was illness as Isobel is recovering from a bad ear infection. She seems to be also … Continue reading Sleep regression -we meet again
We celebrated Isobel's 18 month milestone this week, but with all the joys of been a toddler there is some definite downside. The tantrums started before Xmas and the advice from her doctor when she witnessed one was "Congrats you have a bright child, she has started tantrums early, but good luck because you will … Continue reading 1.5 going on 5….
I think I am extremely lucky that when I write about difficulties I am having with Isobel, I get an influx of support. I have recently written about trouble settling Isobel to sleep and could not figure out how to make improvements. Our NCT course leader Lou dropped by at the weekend for a chat … Continue reading Bedtime routine changes
It seems everyone I talk to about this is either so decidely for it or against, there seems to be no middle of the road option. Maybe I am naive to think there could be. I have read a lot on this topic and since there always seems to be a phase when it is … Continue reading Do you cry it out?
I had been putting off this task for as long as I could, but with nursery demanding we send Isobel in with shoes I had no choice but get her fitted this weekend. I'm not trying to stop her development but even putting socks on her feet can lead to a battle each morning. She … Continue reading First Shoes
It's always a proud day when you find out from nursery that you need to be "more firm" with your daughter, after you've learnt she's been scratching babies faces and thinking it's funny. If I was there my response would have been "that's nothing compared to the headbutts, eye gauging, and lip pulling I have … Continue reading Naughty girl at Nursery
These seem to be my only words since last week as Isobel took her first steps. Now that she can stand and walk its constant encouragement to build her confidence to keep her going.She's so cute walking, and I'm not just saying that because shes my baby. She stands up sticks her belly out, arms … Continue reading Walk to Mommie
Over the last few weeks bathtime has been an absolute nightmare with Isobel. No matter what we do she refuses to sit in the bath and will cling to the tub and stand until she's lifted out. We've tried adding in toys, her soother, teething rings, even got in the tub with her and nothing … Continue reading It’s a phase 🤞
I am always really impressed by how many people read by blog and get in touch with me to thank me for sharing. From the stats I can see I have readership from the USA to Australia which is truly outstanding how a small blog can literally travel thousands of miles! So when I got … Continue reading It’s a small world
It's been a hard few weeks since our nursery announced at end of June they would close in July. Just as Isobel was getting settled, we have now had to move her to another nursery this week. She did a few hours of settling in the week before last which didn't go particularly well, so … Continue reading Settling In Again!