Folic acid is for all sexually active woman of child bearing age! Fact.
You are not planning to become pregnant so you do not need to take folic acid? Fiction.
Half of all pregnancies in Northern Ireland are unplanned. You might think an unplanned pregnancy couldn’t happen to you, but most contraceptives are only 99% effective. It could happen!
When I was approached a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to review some Funky Giraffe Bibs, I really would have liked to have said no. Aaron, my youngest is 20 months old. Surely I should be getting to the stage where bibs are becoming less and less of a requirement?
Recently I have been trying to think of things to do with old baby clothes. I have given some to charity. I have sold some. But there are some I have kept. I adore the idea of turning them into something else to keep and cherish in years to come. Of course, if you are looking for creative ideas, such as things to do with old baby clothes, there is one obvious place to go – Pinterest. And that is just what I did! Here is a list of my favourite crafts using old clothes.
As a parent one of the hardest things is when people in a position of authority give conflicting advice.
I’m sure everyone in the UK is aware that the recommended age for weaning (in the UK this means starting solids) is 6 months. Professionals are resolute that this is the optimum time to introduce your baby to foods (unless they advise you otherwise on medical grounds). However, when the advice was 4-6 months, I’m confident that the professionals were certain that anywhere in this range was a suitable time.
I understand that research progresses our knowledge and the government don’t make recommendations without giving the facts due consideration, however I feel that these strict guidelines are just another way of pressurising parents. And if you don’t manage to wait till 6 months then, ‘Tut Tut, don’t you want to give your baby the best start in life?’
I weaned both my boys at around 5 months. I actually tried the second one at 4 months but he wasn’t interested at that time (I was hoping it might help with the colicky symptoms he displays in the evenings). So that leads me to wonder…
Does it even matter? Wouldn’t your baby let you know if they weren’t happy? Isn’t that why lots of people do wean early? I doubt anyone out there is force feeding a baby who doesn’t enjoy food.
I don’t have the answers. I’m just not entirely convinced that the Doctor’s and Health Visitors do either!
Did you wean your baby ‘early’, and if so do you feel guilty about it? I love reading your comments and reply to as many as I can.