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Best Ways to Soothe a Crying Baby

Could it be colic? Know the symptoms and the proven ways to end the tears.Read more

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Babies With Food Allergies

An upset tummy, a rash, or a lack of weight gain may signal that your baby has a food intolerance or even an allergy.Read more

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Friday Five: Things to do in January

Hello! Here are five things to do in January… And my second regular Friday post, woo! (Let’s see how long this lasts for). This week…Read more

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Why I’m still talking about parenting (and a change of direction)

Why I’m still tallking about parenting – a re-launch of my blog, A Baby on Board to be a blog for parents, in and beyond the baby bubbleRead more

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One book a month: February

This month I read Jog On by Bella Mackie, a book about how running can change your life and your mental health for the betterRead more

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Would you use a menstrual cup? I try the Lily Cup One

Would you try a reusable menstrual cup? I try out the Lily Cup One from Intimina, a period cup for people who’ve not tried them beforeRead more

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Buy the biggest bed you can: the secrets of co-sleeping parents

Are you a co-sleeper? Did you ever co-sleep with your children? Or is the thought of bed sharing with your baby, toddler or child a…Read more

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19 things CBeebies’ The Baby Club gets wrong about baby clubs

19 things Cbeebies’ The Baby Club gets wrong about baby clubs, from the crying babies through to the endless chat about birth storiesRead more

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Five things we’re watching, five years after everyone else

Here are five TV programmes we’re watching, five years after everyone else…this post could also be called ‘thank goodness for catch-up TV when you’re a…Read more

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Baby Shopping Guide: The Must-Haves (and Don’t-Needs)

Going shopping for baby gear? Shop smart for your first baby with cheat sheet list of infant necessities, nice-to-haves and products you don’t need to spend money on.Read more

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CBeebies Thumbelina preview (and 10 of the biggest CBeebies earworms)

CBeebies Thumbelina preview – we get a sneak peek at the CBeebies Christmas show for this year, when it’s on TV and ten Cbeebies earwormdRead more

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The highs and woes of the second-time primary school application

Reader, I have done something weird… But before I tell you about that, is anyone else applying for primary schools at the moment? Is anyone…Read more

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Trying for a baby

When you don’t get pregnant – 12 things no-one tells you about when you’re trying for a baby and dealing with infertility issuesRead more

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When the holidays don’t start exactly as planned…

It was exactly 48 hours before the end of term when I had the call of doom. Having just finished a meeting at the opposite…Read more

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What not to do when your child starts school

Is your child starting school this September? Here are some things you absolutely *shouldn’t* do. It’s been two years since my once tiny newborn daughter…Read more