Argh! A few days ago, our son Dillon experienced his very first night terror - who knew they could be so terrifying! Dillon was fast asleep in his cot when we heard crying - only Dillon was limp, unresponsive with his eyes glazed. For a few minutes he didn't even recognise us, his own parents! … Continue reading Woah! No one told me about night terrors
Last week Dillon had his development review with the health visitor at our local midwife centre. The 10 - 12 month review is seen as important by the NHS to assess how your child is progressing, plus it provides us with the chance to ask any questions or address any concerns health and development wise.… Continue reading What happens at your baby’s 10 – 12 month health review
Today is Dillon's first Diwali - the festival of light for Sikhs and Hindus around the world. Diwali is a celebration of light, knowledge and good nature. It is usually marked by gifts, redecorating houses brightly and lighting lots of candles around the house. I have lit several candles for Dillon, Harv and I today.… Continue reading Happy Diwali
Yesterday I took my 10 month son into London with me to meet a friend for a cuppa. We were quietly minding our own business on our own table with my son sitting in my laps clapping his hands on the table when this stranger just shouts out at me "that is so annoying". To… Continue reading Why do random strangers feel the need to insult others parenting skills?
Every parent of a child with eczema knows how irritated their baby can become with the need to constantly scratch that itch. For the past four months, Dillon's eczema has progressively been getting worse - spreading from his face and arms to all over his body. Four trips to the doctors (plus a dermatologist), and… Continue reading Winning the battle against baby eczema
You may have seen this week a new study published around National Eczema Week, and the rising case of eczema in babies being linked to having too clean a house. Well Dillon has taken National Eczema Week quite literally, and now has it on his face and arms! The study hypothesises that with the increasing… Continue reading Looking after your baby’s eczema
You've heard of the phrase 'you are what you eat', now researchers are telling us 'your baby is what you eat'. You may have seen a new report by Dr Michael Mosley this morning confirming what us women, mothers and expectant women already know - that what you eat during pregnancy has an enormous affect on your baby for the… Continue reading How what you eat during pregnancy has long lasting effects on your baby