Now four months old, my little one seems to be getting irritated at sitting in her bouncer while we eat. To placate her we’ve invested in a Beaba Babyboost Seat and she now joins us at the table. With a plastic cup and spoon to keep her occupied, she seems much happier to be involved, but it has also served as a reminder that before long she won’t be content simply to watch mealtimes, she’ll want to be part of them… Enter weaning.
Let me first begin by saying that losing weight has NOT been my main focus since becoming a mummy. My attention has 100 per cent been on my daughter and husband and enjoying this magical time. Added to this, I’ve always had a bit of an issue with how so many women feel pressured to fit into a pair of size eight jeans while walking around with a six-week-old. That said, like most women, there is a part of me that laments over my pre-pregnancy body. Continue reading
One of the best – and worst – things about pregnancy is all the random food cravings. During my first few months nausea really knocked it out of me and the only way to combat the problem was to give in to all my cravings, which included everything from cheese-stuffed pretzels to spicy Cheetos and chocolate ice cream. While I enjoyed this period of excess, I was somewhat relieved by month five when my normal, healthier, appetite returned. After all, while cravings are completely natural, you have to set reasonable limits because the more weight you gain in these nine months, the harder it will be to stabilise it later. Plus, there is some evidence to suggest that babies discover flavours in the womb, and if you don’t want a little one with a taste for fried buffalo wings in brown sauce, it’s wise to reign it in. Continue reading