Bumbo

We bought it when our now five year old daughter was four months, most likely because I had seen it listed as an essential on some parenting website, browsed during those early sleepless nights, long before Instagram. It arrived just before Christmas and we positioned it in front of the Christmas tree, wedged her in […]

Tattoos

In a plastic bag shoved behind the bedside table in our spare room lies a little girl’s dream treasure trove. Unceremoniously bundled together is the pound shop’s finest – bubbles, stickers, tattoos, whoopee cushions, coloured pencils, fairy wings and pirates’ eye patches all waiting patiently to be gifted. Except, unfortunately, they’ll be waiting a long […]

Cups

It’s funny, and you probably won’t remember this – but before you had children, a cup was something you got out of the cupboard, filled with water (or another beverage of your choice) and sipped from at your leisure. Now, when I even hear the word every single muscle in my body tenses and I’m instantly filled with […]