Since we started potty training Isobel my other half was extremely worried about Isobel having accidents in the car. So we bought a cover that fits under the car seat, which protects the car. Since Isobel has a habit of not saying anything if she's distracted we have had more than one occasion of potty … Continue reading Keeping the toddler car seat clean
I think you are either one of those people who can respond to criticism with a witty remark, or let it boil up inside you and hours later come up with about 20 witty remarks. Unfortunately I fall into the latter category! So a few weeks ago when I was dropping Isobel off to creche … Continue reading Women be nice to mothers please!
We are now 3 weeks into severe lockdown restrictions in Ireland and still 3 weeks to go. While it's a lot different to Lockdown 1.0, we at least still have childcare open and my working hours aren't so manic! We still have to come up with a lot of activities to pass the day. Isobel … Continue reading Lockdown survival part duex
I recently read an article that highlighted Ireland has the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe. Considering the level of support I have seen women receive here, I am not particularly surprised. Maybe instead of questioning why women don't breastfeed more we should question why our health system and government don't offer the support that is … Continue reading Breastfeeding in Ireland
It was Baby Loss Awareness campaign last week and I didn't speak about it at the time, basically because I have no experience of it, so therefore don't feel qualified to speak on behalf of others. I have a lot of close friends who have gone through a baby loss at different stages, and all … Continue reading Baby Loss Awareness
I think from 20 months to 3 years must be the most frustrating time for parents and toddlers. They know what they want to say but we as parents have to try and decipher their code. Isobel seems to be gaining more and more new words every day and even though there is still a … Continue reading Breaking the toddler code
I know I had a pretty good experience with potty training Isobel but wanted to flag to those struggling with it, that sometimes even a good result can lead to setbacks. We had about 10 accidents over the weekend with no real explanation for it, other than she didn't tell us or said it too … Continue reading Potty accidents
Seriously fuming this morning when dropping off Isobel at creche and asked if this is the jacket that will be kept there. So essentially got a text yesterday saying because of Covid their jackets must be kept at creche meaning I now have to go out and buy another one. And I was expecting to … Continue reading I’m going on a rant..
It's hard to believe its nearly 3 months since we began potty training. I've been asked a lot of questions since, so thought I would highlight below the main things to focus on before you start: 1. Do your research, I spent about a month reading "Oh crap potty training" before I felt ready. 2. … Continue reading Potty training follow up
So how is it less than 100 days until Xmas?? I'm not sure where the year is gone, never mind the fact I haven't blogged in a while. Well there has been a lot of change going on, since we went through potty training in July, which feels like a lifetime ago now. During lockdown … Continue reading The next chapter..