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New radio station uses white noise to help babies sleep

A new digital radio station has launched in Portsmouth (UK) which is using white noise to help babies sleep. The project is a collaboration between LittleSleepyHead.co.uk, NCT, Angel Radio and Solent Wireless. The station will run for the next few weeks and plays a variety of household noises which have been selected to help babies drift off into a relaxing…

Slightly random new baby items you didn’t know you needed!

Tonight we’re going to look at a few slightly random new baby items we’ve found almost essential for coping with a new baby! Whilst the everyday items are obvious (and if you need pointers, check out our new baby checklist!) here are a few new baby items you might not have thought about which you will surely find essential! A…

“I do but I don’t” and other annoying things toddlers say

Babies are great, they are cute, they are quiet and their needs are simple to fulfil. Toddlers, on the other hand… Whilst the ability to have a conversation with your little one is obviously wonderful, there are times when it can be infuriating. Here are a few of the most annoying things we hear on an almost hourly basis! I…

Suffolk sunsets

We have just got back from a short break in Suffolk, UK. We stayed at the Shipwreck Pub near Shotley. The rooms were fantastic and staying with our 4 month old baby was very easy. it was so nice to have a break. The pub is part of a marina, and serves food throughout the day. The rooms have obviously…

Autumn conker picking

Out and about for a lovely walk today looking for conkers. Carrying the baby is always exciting. Seems like we picked the perfect day, they were literally falling out of the trees to our feet as we walked! We needed helmets!

I’m not sure what age you can start playing conkers with children, I think it will have to wait for a few more years. For now, they are just happy to find and collect them! Though now we have to work out where we are going to keep them all…

Lylia Rose -our perfect pick outfit for under £60

It’s not just those pesky babies who need stuff – us parents need stuff too! So today, we’re looking at some of the stylish accessories from Lylia Rose. This is our perfect pick outfit from all of the lush things available. The site is beatiful, and Victoria has a frequently updated blog so you can find out more about her,…

Parents, is your mobile usage risking your child’s safety?

June 6th to 12th is Child Safety Week in the UK. Child Safety Week is  run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and highlight how they can be prevented. It’s a great opportunity to stop and think about the potential dangers to our babies, toddlers and children and to take…

Keeping fit as a new parent – no contract gym memberships

In the early stages of parenthood, a lot of your pre-baby regular activities take a back seat. For us, one of these was exercise, which we found neither the time nor energy to do! Paired with the significant increase in biscuits that we were consuming just to survive, this was not good. Life with a baby over the age of one…

Building a Raspberry Pi Baby Monitor – Part one

As an expectant Dad, I was searching for helpful things to do in preparation for the arrival of our little one. Once I had all the essential items ready, hospital bag packed and nursery painted I set about a little hobby project. I bought a when they first came out – a tiny, cheap low power computer. Until this point,…