Today is my daughter’s first birthday! I can’t believe how quickly it has gone by and I find myself reflecting on the year that has passed. I’ve never used so many adjectives to describe how I feel. There are not enough words to describe how much I have grown in this past year and how much she has taught me.
Over the weekend, we attended a family BBQ to celebrate a birthday. These gatherings occur several times a year over other celebrations, Easter, Christmas and Chinese New Year. Ever since I fell pregnant with Madeleine, we get a surplus of unwanted baby advice where we’ve had to force a nod and smile politely.
There are many famous books out there that insist on the “crying it out” (CIO) method. They swear by quick results within days to teach your baby to self settle and sleep through the night. I am ashamed to say that during a very desperate time, I have been gullible enough to follow suit, even though I am very against this method. I gave it a shot and ended up with a distressed baby that vomited and a very overwhelmed and tearful mother. I absolutely hate this method and no matter what the books say, I will never ever recommend this to anyone nor will I ever try it again.
There are 3 factors we considered when choosing a nappy brand that suited our baby: comfort, absorbency and price. Here is my review on each the brands we tried: Continue reading “Disposable Nappy Review”
A month off a year old, I still can’t believe it. To be more exact, I can’t believe we have survived a year and there’s no intentions of a divorce yet (haha). They say becoming parents changes your relationship and it certainly has, but we are still growing strong (most of the time). Continue reading “11 Month Baby Update “