I've collected a vast quantity of beakers over a year as I tried to encourage Squeak to drink water, then cow's milk. They served mainly as elaborate items to be thrown at the cat. I searched high and low for the perfect beaker, read endless reviews, listened as another health visitor told me how he … Continue reading The sleep conundrum
5.00 Squeak begins to stir, kicking me in the side. I refuse to believe he's waking up so I try to bear hug him back to sleep. I drift in and out of consciousness. 6.00 Squeak is squealing with delight. He has thoroughly enjoyed the last hour of wrestling. This has made him thirsty and … Continue reading Our routine at 18 months
I had an amazing nights sleep. I want to shout it from the roof tops. Squeak woke up terrified at around midnight (probably because of a loud storm and he ate salmon for the second time at dinner maybe also a tummy ache?). I took him to sleep in our spare room as usual, and … Continue reading The Opposite of Controlled Crying
When Squeak started waking every 30-60 minutes for a few months I felt like I had been hit by a truck. It was only when I collapsed at home one morning and spent the day in A&E that I realised I wasn't dealing well with the situation. You see, I expected babies sleep at night … Continue reading How to cope when your baby doesn’t sleep….
When I was pregnant, both of Squeak's grandmothers reassured me that as Mr Wawa and I were both excellent sleepers throughout our baby hoods, Squeak would undoubtedly be too. Dig a little deeper and neither of them could remember any specifics. Then I encountered baby myth #1. If you admit your child doesn't sleep long … Continue reading 13 months of nights
Two breakfasts plus an hour running around at a play centre equals one very very tired little boy who is still snoring away after 90 minutes' sleep. Squeak is thirteen months and has been walking confidently for the last month. Up until he started walking he still breastfed like a newborn regardless of how much … Continue reading To sleep and beyond…