• felix wearing the ergopouch cocoon swaddle

    Review: ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle

    10th January 2019

    I’m not quite sure how it works, but when you decide to have a second child, even though you sort of remember that you had to deal with sleepless nights and the constant worry of why baby won’t sleep anywhere but on you, you don’t really remember exactly what it was like. Felix arrived into…

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  • Felix’s Birth Story

    7th January 2019

    On December 12th 2018, I gave birth to my second son Felix by water birth. I had attempted a water birth with my first son, Dexter, but things hadn’t quite gone according to plan. I am pleased to share with you my water birth story, a positive experience I hope will inspire others to also…

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  • Nicola breastfeeding Felix in bed selfie

    Breastfeeding Journey: The Highs and Lows of the First Two Weeks

    3rd January 2019

    Breastfeeding: You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. When my breastfeeding journey with Dexter didn’t go to plan and I turned to formula, I felt judged that I had let my son down by not continuing to try to breastfeed him. This time, Felix and I have found a really great rhythm…

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  • Felix fast asleep as a newborn

    Welcome to the World Felix Edward

    16th December 2018

    I’m delighted to announce the birth of our second son Felix Edward, who was born in Ormskirk and District General Hospital on 12th December 2018 at 10.57pm.

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  • woman stood in front of fireplace with big baby bump and nursing bra

    Breastfeeding Essentials When You Have a Second Child

    3rd December 2018

    Although Dexter was bottle fed, I was hell bent on breastfeeding last time, but it just didn’t work out. I really want to breastfeed this new baby and I’m going to try to persevere while trying to be a bit more laid back about it this time. Being prepared for a breastfeeding journey is key, here…

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  • Dexter in the bath shouting into the camera

    Having a Second Child | Will I Parent Any Differently?

    26th September 2018

    Since finding out we are expecting our second child, I am often asked if I will do anything differently this time around. I have to admit that even though I try to parent in a baby-led (or toddler-led) way, I do still have quite strong views on how I like to do things. I am…

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  • How To Cope With Colic | Colic Awareness Month

    22nd September 2018

    Those first few months of being a new parent can be really tough: the bewilderness of not knowing what you’re doing, the sleepless nights, the guilt as you panic over every single parenting decision you make; imagine then, on top of all of this, having a baby with colic.

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