I was never very good at co-sleeping with my babies, mainly because the safety recommendation that you shouldn’t be ‘excessively tired’ with an infant in the bed essentially ruled me out. Every night. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop putting the bassinet as close to my bed as possible. For co-sleeping fans, there are a number of[.....]
Author Archives: Katrina Whelen
The softest colours and the softest fabrics – these baby and toddler basics are simply too lovely to be hidden under winter layers.
Earlier this year a video of two Dutch men experiencing the simulated pain of childbirth went viral. While men will never know the real pain of when push comes to shove, so to speak, the experiment captured people’s imaginations. But what about simulating the less painful and more joyful aspects of pregnancy?
There’s a bit of a trend in publishing for children at present – the flip-over book. Think of it as ‘sliding doors’ for kids – simple stories told in different ways by flipping the book over and reading from the back or upside down. The appeal for children is obvious – they get to choose[.....]
Many years ago, I was walking along the street with my two-year-old (he’s now ten). Suddenly he stopped and cried out “Look mama! A wah-wah!” Now wah-wahs (his word for ducks) were his very favourite animal. We spent lots of time reading about wah-wahs, playing with toy wah-wahs and feeding the wah-wahs at our local[.....]