The best baby carrier for active parents – top picks for mums and dads

After weeks of festive frivolities, something’s gotta give. No longer can we continue gorging ourselves on pigs in blankets, mince pies and mulled wine. Our waistlines simply can’t take the strain. Nor can we justify spending half of our waking day in front of the tellie watching re-runs and dubious Christmas specials. Our bum-shaped dent in the sofa might never come out. No, no. As much as it pains me to say it, the time has come to put down the TV remote and step away from the… View Post

Teddy’s Winter Warmers – our favourite baby clothes and accessories to keep your little one warm this winter

With morning frosts, biting winds and snow on the way (I hope), the winter season is now well and truly upon us. Which means it’s time to turn up the central heating and dust off your winter woollies (if you haven’t already) in preparation for the chilly months ahead. But while we adults can warm our cockles with cups of hot chocolate, a draw full of thermal undies and bucket-loads of mulled cider, our little ones aren’t so fortunate. What with their weak necks, feeble attempts at grabbing and general inability… View Post

Know a great dad? Don’t delay…tell them how special they are today!

I know, as men, we are extremely lucky. Sure, some of us smell, have hair growing out of our nostrils and, as a sex, are statistically more likely to pop our clogs nearly a decade earlier than our female counterparts. But we still have it pretty good. We earn more (on average), aren’t discriminated against in the workplace based on our gender or because we’re a dad, and we never have to personally experience periods or the dreaded menopause (every cloud…). However there remains one major area where men are overlooked by society on an almost daily basis:… View Post

10 essential baby items that got us through our first month of parenthood

As every new parent knows, during the latter stages of pregnancy, we are all bombarded with countless lists of essential baby items that we simply ‘must buy’ before our little one’s arrival. For the first timers among us, at around the 36 week mark, beset by a dangerous combination of confusion and fear, we dutifully set about buying anything and everything we can to ensure we are as prepared as possible for life with a new baby. Unfortunately this often results in over-buying; wasting money on things that… View Post

5 thoroughly thoughtful gifts that all new parents will love

There’s nothing quite like the arrival of a baby to make you realise just how generous your friends and family are. After the birth of a new babe, its parents are literally inundated with thoughtful gifts for their little cherub. From hats, baby grows and muslins, to teddies, toys and blankets, newborns today have never been luckier. But as a first time parent myself, I know from first-hand experience that, while every present is wholly unexpected and extremely generous, the gifts which really stand out from the crowd… View Post

A Wrist Watch like no other – Review and COMPETITION!

When I was recently invited to try out an innovative new wooden wrist watch from JORD, the request couldn’t have been more timely. You see, as a dad-to-be in the final weeks of pregnancy, and now as a real life father, time has never been more precious. During the latter stages of pregnancy, I always felt that time was running out. It seemed there was never going to be enough time to prepare our home and buy all the kit we would need before our new baby’s arrival.… View Post

Pillow talk: the perfect pregnancy threesome

Now, before you get too hot under the collar, let me be clear from the start. We haven’t invited one of our new NCT friends around for a steamy ménage à trois. Nor am I going to discuss with you the pros and cons of co-sleeping with a new baby. No, this post is about an entirely different kind of three-way; the one my wife and I are currently engaging in nightly…with our new pregnancy pillow. Like all real-life threesomes (or so I’ve heard) my wife took some persuading… View Post

Getting creative for Father’s Day!

As children across the country make their final preparations for UK Father’s Day on 19 June, I can’t help but get rather wrapped up in all the excitement too. As, although I don’t have any children of my own quite yet, I know that come September (when our little one arrives), I will finally become a lifetime member of this illustrious group of deserving fathers who are celebrated annually for our dad jokes, dad dancing and general ‘dadliness’. So to get into the spirit of the occasion (and… View Post