Sleep is crucial for child development and it ensures healthy brain functioning, good overall health, and balanced emotional well-being, as various studies have proven. It’s very important to establish a bedtime routine your kids will get used to. First of all, our beloved little rascals need to have a healthy daytime-night time rhythm and get their optimal amount of sleep (eight hours the least). If they suffer from increased levels of stress, they might wake up in the middle of the night and experience nervousness. Routines ensure good sleeping habits as their bodies assimilate to the exact time of going to bed, so they start producing the sleep hormone. If you’re wondering when to start introducing your child to a bedtime routine, it’s never too early … More Importance of Kids’ Bedtime Routine For A Good Sleep & How To Establish It
Gone are the days of our children coming home from school, doing homework, and then playing outside with their friends until dusk. Most parents would agree that neighborhoods are too dangerous to let children run around without adult supervision. Other parents feel extra-curricular activities are better experiences for their children than the playtime they experienced in their youth. Are these reasons for cutting out unstructured playtime valid? Experts say no! … More Everyday Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Child’s Success
There are a lot of things that seem different once you become a dad, and fashion is no different. If you’re about to become a father and you’re one of those guys who likes to have their hair a certain way, spends a few hundred pounds on clothes shopping without thinking, and takes their style seriously, then all that is probably about to change. … More 4 Ways You See Fashion Differently As A Dad
My best friend is not one of the most subtle or caring of characters to grace this earth. However I was a pleasantly surprised when he took the time to ask me about how I was finding fatherhood.
I reluctantly found myself opening up about how the lack of sleep was taking it’s toll on me and I was genuinely taken aback when my friend placed his hand on my shoulder and looked me reassuringly in the eye, and said:
“I completely understand what you’re going through, I had to get out of bed last night to let the puppy out to poop, I’m knackered!”. … More 30 Things Only People Without Kids Say
One of my lasting memories from my last trip to Glastonbury was seeing a child being pushed through a crowd of ‘inebriated’ festival revellers in a wheelbarrow by his parents. He was pressing his ear defenders so tight to his little head and the little boy had his eyes tightly closed.
Unfortunately most people were unaware of his presence until it was too late and they either bumped into him or dropped their drinks all over him. I remember thinking, why the hell would you take a child to a festival, can those parents be any more selfish?!” … More Would You Take Your Baby To A Festival?
Our daughter is the hybrid of a 2nd generation Pakistani Muslim father and an African born mother, who is half English and half Zimbabwean. As you can imagine, opening a joint bank account was a nightmare! … More 10 Ways To Raise A Child Without Prejudice
Before you ask Choco, I don’t think I’m Bridget Jones, I just want to give you an update on how it’s all going. My daughter is now 4 months old and life has completely changed. Before we get in to the ins and outs of the last few months and where we are today, it’s wise to take stock and remember what I hoped to have achieved by the ripe old age of 33. Remember the bucket list I made way back when…well I found it: … More Dear Me Right Now
I may have had better sleep, but I messed up the dream feed and struggled to settle the baby back to sleep. When I finally did get my head on the pillow and tagged Rambo in to look after Rambini, all I could smell was vomit and poo. I have some reminisce of where and when the excrement may be, but I was really too tired to care. … More The Reality Of Being First Time Dad
The internet is full of articles about mothers and their post-baby weight, and it’s unsurprising really as women do all the hard work during pregnancy and labour. In fact women do all the easy and medium work as well!
So, is it a bit selfish of me to expect the internet to be littered with information on what happens to a dad’s body after birth and how their weight may change or even how to do anything about it?
Regardless of all of that, maybe it’s time to make a stand (burning calories as we do it) and get the subject out there… … More A Dad’s Post-Baby Body
Obviously I am embarrassing at this point in your life regardless. But I have info for you. Real live info that I think will still be beneficial in the future. … More Open Letter To My Sons About Marriage