Daddy and Munchkin Blog

The Adventures of Daddy and Munchkin

My Wifey for lifey and my thoughts aligned when we both decided to share parental leave and give our Munchkin a equally weighted start to life. I started this blog to share my experiences.

Why do you take so many photos of me?!

Many months on from shared leave, I still now continue to share as there are few Dads who do. So here I will share my thoughts, experiences, and the occasional product review.

Posts

Ways for Dads to bond with a Newborn

From the moment you enter the maternity ward, your world flips upside down. You used to be the decider of your sleep schedule and knew roughly what time of day it was by how you felt. Suddenly, as you appear from that sauna hot room of first cries, sweat and tears, everything has changed. Your […]

Twenty hours to parenting…

Our Birth Story Natalie returns from a long term at work ready for a half term rest, a week before the Munchkin or Munchkiness is due to arrive. We didn’t know what we were due to have as we wanted the surprise. Whilst I’m still at work, Natalie has a week off to prepare, pack […]

Anticipation 2021

As we approach Summer and the potential end of “lockdown” and our journey on the “road map” out of the restrictions, we must all be feeling a slight wave of trepidation...

Splosh Review

One source of plastic in your home is household products. Splosh reduce plastic use completely. Here's my review

Munchkin’s (/mostly Daddy’s) Favourite Six toddler products at 2 years old

It was at just 7 months old I wrote the last favourite eight products. 16 months later his tastes, or rather ours, have changed. Here are our top six toddler products. 6. A Tuff Tray This is essential if you want to contain that messy play from the rest of the house and gives Munchkin […]

Stay Happy Working from Home in Lockdown

Here are my seven techniques to staying content working from home in the current situation

Five tips for a New Dad

You are excited, but apprehensive. Everything changes. Here are five tips to support your partner to build a happy home for the new arrival.

Other Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact at Home

I've done many a post on reducing plastic so here's things you can do at home to reduce your emissions and waste and help save the planet

10 things I’ve Lately Learnt as a parent.

Last time I wrote one of these posts things were different (find it here). We were allowed out of the house for non essential reasons, Munchkin was a tiny 8 month old, and our biggest fears were feeding Munchkin the right things. So at two years old, here’s the latest things we have learnt. 1. […]

A Cleaner, More Sustainable World with Reusable Cloth Nappies

Being sustainable in parenting is about setting yourself up for success and making even one small change can make a very big difference. Cloth nappies are one of mine.

Never Having Second thoughts

My Life Choices A post by Nanny of Munchkin As I approach a rather big birthday, I can look back on my career and feel rather pleased with how things went, would I have done anything different? Absolutely not. I knew from the age of 11 that I wanted to be nurse, followed by a […]

Start 2021 by Preventing Plastic Pollution.

While there's enough going on right now, and the headlines focus on other issues, plastic is still a problem for our planet.

The Latest of Daddy and Munchkin

Daddy designed a decorative wall for a small amount of what it could cost

We are still aiming to help the environment

Reducing our usage and plastic

Daddy has reviewed our top four National Trust properties

We had a hellish night, but with this knowledge would have worried less

Daddy is staying sane and has some tips

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