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Review: Pure Beginnings Bamboo Baby Wipes

The Pure beginnings bamboo baby wipes are quite strong but also soft. The smell is quite strong and I thought it might irritate The Munchkin’s sensitive bottom but he had no adverse reaction to it. I liked that while they were wet they weren’t soaking like other wipes I have used before. So there was no need to dry his bum after wiping it down. Even though I was adverse to the smell at first I learned to love it when I changed a poo nappy. It really masked that awful smell!  ...

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Just Keep Swimming

A few weeks ago we took The Munchkin to his first swimming lesson. It was just a once-off introductory lesson at Aquatots. They only start proper lessons with babies from 6 months old and at the time The Munchkin was only 4 months. So we had a lesson that consisted of a 25 minute video showing us what we could do with him in the bath at home and in a paddling pool (if we had one) to get him used to the water and movements that are used in the real lessons. This was¬†Division One (0-6 months)  ...

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Let’s read a story!

It’s been five months in to this Parenting gig and we’ve established a pretty good bedtime routine. The Munchkin has a feed, bath and then it’s time to go to sleep. On some nights he goes down like a lamb. Other nights he fights like a UFC champion – where I get hit and scratched and shouted at and it’s a nightmare. It’s frustrating. He’ll fall asleep in my arms, I’ll put him down, he’ll wake up crying… And we do the dance all over  ...

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Review: Feed Baby app

Way back in the time of our forefathers when dinosaurs walked the Earth and smartphones weren’t a thing, people raised their kids without the use of apps. Why in Lord’s name, I hear you ask, would you need an app to tell you when to feed your baby or put him to sleep? Surely that’s just lazy parenting? But, wait, come here… Let me tell you a thing <dramatic whisper>This app is amazing!!!</dramatic whisper> This app is a godsend to the sleep deprived  ...

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