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

Losing a Loved one in Lockdown

I started this blog thinking the hardest thing I would write about would be the hardest parts of parenting like the tantrums and sleepless nights but this is far harder than any of those. This is exemplified by the fact I have put it off for weeks now. But I think now, the time is […]

The Constant Lessons with a Little One.

Everyone knows that parents either learn a lot or just constantly wing it. So now Munchkin is now a toddling, more communicative, more hilarious, ever lovable ball of pure joy, there’s a few more lesson’s I have learnt on the journey called parenting. 1. Weaning them = changes in mealtime expectations for you. If you […]

Avoiding the Lockdown Lows

Lockdown can be tough. Here are five ways I avoided the lockdown lows so you can too

‘Water’ Way to Light Up Your Day with Sensory Play at Home

With Covid-19 lockdown in full swing, me on furlough and Natalie, a teacher working the majority at home as a key worker, Munchkin is out of nursery and at home full time. This meant we quickly set about making a routine and including the daily key element of sensory play. Here is a few things […]

Our Latest Plastic Free Promises

It has been a little while since I’ve made a plastic post, and while we may be all distracted by COVID-19, the environment is still suffering under a ton of plastic. Last time I told you about our first swap outs. We removed cling film and freezer bags for reusable tubs, shopping bags for tote […]

Covid-19 Self-isolation and Staying Sane with a One Year Old.

When we came to self-isolate we knew this would be hard on Munchkin. His usual week changed suddenly. One moment it was nursery for three days and each Nanny covering one day each. At weekends we would see friends, or his Grandparents, Great Grandparents or his Auntie and Uncle. There would be a weekly swimming […]

A ‘magical’ first Christmas

Christmas for Munchkin really began early December when the tree entered the house. He’s always been mesmerised by nature and now there was a tree standing in his living room. Then came the shiny decorations, tinsel and most importantly, the lights. Woooah! All the rest of the lights went up around the house and then […]

The Next 2 Me to Nursery Transition

The time to move into his nursery and big boy cot, which could be feared by some, came at 9 and a half months old. This may seem late, but tied in nicely with the move from our Munchkin breast feeding in the evening and throughout night to purely bottle fed. A change which made […]

The Best Job in the World.

A post by Nanny Well it’s been a month of looking after munchkin. I am only doing one day a week as amazingly I seem to have become very busy since I retired! I worked for the NHS for 40 years but decided last spring that I had had enough. I lost a large percentage […]

Twenty hours to parenting…

So 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 to prepare, pack the hospital essentials […]

Nine Months of Preparation and a fair bit of Panic

You watch the adverts and films where discovering that your wife is pregnant is magical. Well, that’s what I expected too. It turns out being woken at 6am as Natalie does an unplanned test isn’t so sensational. It was hard to comprehend what she was actually telling me in that 6am slumber, let alone feel […]

Munchkin’s firsts from the first first he conquered.

From birth to 9 months, this post is there to celebrate all the firsts our Munchkin has conquered so far with lots of piccies. But by no means make any comparisons as every baby develops at their own rate 😊. Month one After five long days in the post-natal ward following the arrival of our […]

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Covid Continues

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