Thursday, 31 December 2009


Well it's New Year's Eve and I'm into my second Blog.

As I have always said, "If you want something done, ask a busy person". So true to form I will try to write everyday!

Tonight I am off to look after a dear little boy who is now 9 months old.

He sometimes wakes around 3am and I find he will go to sleep if left to settle himself. After all, I wouldn't want to rouse him further if he is not fully awake.

However, if I hear he is standing up and clearly needs to know someone is there, of course I will go in to help him settle.

He will not need a drink, just reassurance and maybe a cuddle, then he is fine.

So I wish everyone a good New Year's Eve and a very happy New Year.


Wednesday, 30 December 2009


The reason for setting up this blog is that, as a Maternity Nurse with four adult children of my own and years of experience of looking after newborn babies and their parents, I have a whole host of knowledge worth sharing with new parents.

A first child is a daunting experience. Thanks to the internet, so much more knowledge is available, but navigating your way towards the trustworthy info is not easy, particularly when many sites are only interested in generating sales and not about what is best for your child.

I am daily flabbergasted by the amount of trivial and unnecessary paraphernalia that the poor first time parents are talked into buying; particularly when it comes to expensive equipment such as prams, which are clearly designed by people who have little or no experience of what it is to manage a baby and their lifestyles day by day.

Another thing.... how do baby clothes designers get away with putting press-studs down the back of a baby's clothes, when we all know that babies have to lie on their backs most of the time?

Then there is the question of being environmentally friendly. For example, large nappy dispensers have yards of unnecessary plastic when you empty the bin. Whatever happened to recycling the supermarket bags for all the daily pee nappies and the small nappy sacks for the pooey ones?

So, here is a start and hopefully I will be able to give some qualified hints and practical advice to all the parents who are baffled by the amount of choices they are having to make!