The gross side of pregnancy – a poem for first time dads

After months of writing about the perks of pregnancy and all the things I’m looking forward to about being a dad, my pregnant wife suggested I take a different approach this week, by writing instead about all the less appealing things that come with growing a baby; AKA all the gross stuff that ‘what to expect’ books conveniently miss out. So to spare your (and her) blushes and avoid going into (too many) graphic details, let me fill you in, through the medium of poetry. And before you… View Post

Is baby talk actually bad for my baby?

If you’re an avid reader of my blog, it’s highly likely that you’ll know the following two things about me. Firstly that I’m the proud uncle to twelve adorable nephews and nieces. And second, that I’m a complete stickler when it comes to punctuation and grammar. Add these two traits together and you’ll soon discover one of my biggest pet peeves; parents who communicate with their children (and, worse, with each other) in baby talk. Now I understand it can be difficult to hold back the ‘coochie-coos’ when in the… View Post

Why choosing baby names is no fun at all

There’s nothing quite like picking out baby names to make you realise how many people you hate. From that creepy old neighbour and evil school bully who haunted your early childhood to that bunny-boiling ex and work colleague who always wreaks of BO, finding a baby name that you and your other half both love (and that doesn’t have negative connotations with ghosts of your past) can be a veritable minefield. It’s no wonder therefore that growing numbers of new parents today are shunning the conventional lists of popular baby names and… View Post

Is my pregnant wife a secret superhero?

I don’t believe in unicorns, ghosts or magic, but the signs that I’m living with a secret superhero are proving increasingly difficult to ignore. Now firmly into the third trimester of our first pregnancy, I’m convinced that my wife has super powers… My wife, the superhero First up, in the same way that all good superheroes start out, she’s been busy hand-stitching her own super-unique superhero costume. After bidding on, buying and borrowing piles of maternity clothes, she’s spent hours personally tailoring every item to fit over her… View Post

A new hope for miscarriage sufferers across the UK

As readers of my blog will know, I’m passionate about raising miscarriage awareness, especially among first time parents, as unfortunately miscarriages are far more common than most of us realise. While to date my wife and I have been extremely lucky to avoid having to go through the immense pain of a miscarriage, after announcing our pregnancy news to the world I have been saddened to learn about a surprisingly large number of friends, family and readers of this blog who haven’t been so fortunate. Few people, for… View Post

15 of the most unbelievable baby products on the market today

As expectant parents, we are bombarded with lists of must have items we simply have to buy to prepare for our new baby’s imminent arrival – each more outrageous and unbelievable than the last!

But can you spot the real items from the fakes? Scroll down to reveal the answers…… View Post

Is it safe to eat sushi during pregnancy? Fact or Fiction?

After extensive research and decades of expectant mothers (and supportive fathers) shunning sushi during pregnancy, I have discovered that this is in fact one of the most widely misreported pregnancy myths out there – read on for the full story!… View Post

We need to talk about miscarriages

Expectant parents should all be aware of the true facts about miscarriages to ensure they are prepared should the worst happen, as unfortunately, miscarriages are more common than you’d think.… View Post