How much time do you all have to do your own thing with your own mates? How much time do you spend doing things with just your partner? and how much time do you spend with family activities?
For us it is crucial to maintain a balance of all of these for a healthy relationship and great for the family. I have time with my friends, my wife has time…[Read more]
We currently have a huge cash outlay on childcare for our children each month, and have been used to that going out of our bank each month. I wonder if we are better continuing that monthly outlay and adding to it for the children to go into private education from primary school, or save the money and enjoy the extra money as a family for holidays etc?
andy84 replied to the topic If you could go back and tell yourself one thing before the baby was born,,,, in the forum Off Topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Don’t read too many books about babies. Every child is different and every parent is different, and there is no text book that fits all. Find what works for you, your partner and the baby and stick with it.
We use a potette like this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Potette-Plus-Folding-Travel-Trainer/dp/B001RH2RW4 it is great and easy to carry around if there aren’t toilets nearby. We used this with our first child and currently going through with the second child. We find it is best to ask over and over again if they need to go to the toilet and reward…[Read more]
Yes I would agree that routine is a good starting point. There are also good books out there that tell the story of children being scared of the dark that it may be worth trying as these have a positive message, if this is still an issue.