The great outdoors

When I was younger I used to spend pretty much the whole of summer holidays outside. Back then there was a lot less worry for our parents about letting us spend all day outside with friends, and a lot less to keep us interested inside like Dads and computer games (well, I had a mega drive but was only allowed…

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A ‘good’ Sleeper – how we got there

Suddenly Athena has become a really good sleeper. She was what most people would call a ‘good sleeper’ anyway, as in she slept solidly without waking through the night once she was asleep for a good 10 hours or more. The problem used to be getting her to sleep, at bedtime or nap time. Until she was around 11 months…

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Dens and tubes

Athena is loving playing in the make-shift den I built her a few days ago. When she was having her morning nap I opened up a folding table, popped her bean bag chair and some cushions in and flung a spare sheet over it all. I set up her crawl-tunnel (an ikea bargain!) so it poked through one side and…

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13 months old

Well, all of a sudden Athena is 13 months old! I’ve not done a baby update since she was 10 months old, I meant to do one at a year but by the time I sat down to write it was too late! Sleeping: through the night from around 8 till 8 or later. I was thinking about starting to…

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