controlled crying

Parenting by the book part two: controlled crying


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Controlled crying featured heavily in another book I bought when Sonny was a little baby. It was something that I was desperate to try; not because I was desperate for order and structure and routine and normality, but because I was getting a bit disheartened by the number of conversations I seemed to have which […]

By the book- part one

I remember buying a fabulous book when Sonny was ready to be weaned. It was  a lovely, colourful book of simple, basic puree recipes . The photographs in the book suggested that if I made these purees, my son would develop into a beaming picture of heath and happiness, and I would be an equally […]

Regression Revolution

I’ve mentioned before that I’m scared of the world and where it’s going. I wonder sometimes, although admittedly more for conversational dramatic effect than genuine concern, if by the time Sonny has grown up all communication will be via text messaging or similar, and we will re-evolve to have no vocal chords? Don’t laugh, it […]

How to make a baby – part one

Being a parent is an absolutely amazing thing. It’s simultaneously wonderful and terrifying, energizing and exhausting, and in my own personal experience has made me generally a better, calmer and all-round nicer person. Giving birth to your own baby is also amazing and terrifying. Because it’s so other-worldly weird, painful and in my experience, hallucinogenic, […]