Daddy DIY

September 11, 2013

Make those seemingly daunting tasks much easier with our helpful guides to the obvious changing of a nappy to the more complicated ‘looking after junior alone’!

When Do I Start a Routine?

2017-03-21 11:46:26 admin
Routine for baby You will come across many different opinions when talking about 'routines' for a baby, but I have to say, we implemented one very early on and whether it is a total utter fluke or not, it has definitely worked for us, and we have a 7-7 sleeper as a result (most of the time...).
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Stay Safe on Halloween

2016-10-31 13:49:57 admin
pumpkin Halloween is a really fun time for children, allowing them to dress up in funny or scary costumes. Follow these 10 tips to ensure that you and your children enjoy the magic of halloween.
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Dealing with Tiredness and Sleep Deprivation with a Baby

2015-11-05 16:06:16 admin
Parent asleep beside baby You've never fully understood the true value of sleep until it has largely been removed from your life. Dealing with a new baby requires you to considerably adjust your entire life with Junior at it's core. You need to be razor sharp to ensure that you are able to give her the best possible care, ensure the safety of the environment in which she will grow, and not to mention your own constant anticipation and learning.
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The Perils of Potty Training

2015-09-28 09:20:07 admin
Toddler with Potty Training Rewards Book We've reached that dreaded milestone in Junior's life where the nappies are off! It's potty training time... Remarkably liberating for the budding naturist to be running around naked. Toddlers love it, and, it has to be said, a cost saving on less nappies being required. There is an unavoidable and unpleasant flip side to this of course.
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Choosing a Nursery

2015-08-17 16:34:12 admin
Baby crawling on floor Something that completely escaped our attention until after Junior's birth was choosing a nursery, and although  late to this particular party, we got very lucky, finding a wonderful nursery that suites Junior very well.
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Treating Cradle Cap

2015-03-20 10:11:08 admin
Baby girl with cradle cap First thing is first, if your baby's scalp is dry and flaky skin, or a thick scaly, yellow or brown crust, don't panic. Cradle cap (seborrhoeic dermatitis) is very common, and although not pleasant to look at, is perfectly harmless.
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Baby Swimming Checklist

2015-02-07 15:08:58 admin
Baby underwater Firstly, it's great that you have decided to take Junior swimming. It'll be a lot of fun and a great experience, but expect some kicking and screaming to begin with. It's occasionally a rush to get everything ready for the event, and on many occasions I have been caught out, so below, is a checklist to make sure you have all you need.
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Baby Sleep Tips for Bedtime

2015-01-23 15:30:28 admin
Sleeping baby girl This post is born of an idea I had, tweeting sleep tips on how to make bedtime as painless for Junior, and you parents alike. Some may be obvious, but there are  also tried and tested, not so obvious, gems. I will also be updating this post with more baby sleep tips, and of course, we'd love to hear of any methods that prove effective for you.
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Separation Anxiety at Night

2014-12-18 12:46:00 admin
Sleeping baby Separation anxiety is a tough one for any sleep-deprived parent, and although challenging and incredibly frustrating at times, it is a normal stage in your baby's development. They just think that they will never see you again, so you can understand why they get in such a state.
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Preventing & Clearing Nappy Rash

2014-11-30 12:19:05 admin
Happy baby Most babies develop a nappy rash at some stage , and this can range in severity from mild discomfort to extremely sore and painful, making Junior a very unhappy bunny indeed. But don't fret as it can be prevented and, if it appears, usually cleared within a few days to bring a smile back to baby's by following the steps below.
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