New parent debate: The pitfalls of pram shopping

Between you and me, I hate shopping at the best of times, but this is one shopping trip that I’ve personally been dreading ever since discovering we were pregnant back in January – the argument-inducing, more-stressful-than-you’d-think, first outing to choose and buy your first pram. This innocent-sounding exercise should be simple right? A total breeze? WRONG! The volume of otherwise happy couples who start the day of pram browsing in high spirits but end up screaming at each other in the middle of their local Mothercare before angrily… View Post

Is it normal to sleep in separate beds during pregnancy?

My wife and I made a pact early on in our relationship that, no matter how big an argument we had before bedtime, we would never sleep in separate rooms. And yet, during the first trimester of our first pregnancy, we have now slept apart three times over the past month alone…not due to any argument, I must stress, but rather as a direct result of the pregnancy itself. So in today’s blog I ask, is this new change in our bedtime routine perfectly normal or are we… View Post

New parent debate: Choosing baby names

For those who have missed previous iterations, our new weekly feature – New Parent Conversations – reveals the silliest exchanges that all new parents have with each other during their first pregnancy. This week, we’ll be looking at the hot topic of naming your baby and how difficult it is to come up with a shortlist of decent baby names that both Mum and Dad agree with! Because nothing makes you realise how many people you dislike than when you’re naming a baby… As always, it turns out that great minds don’t… View Post