9 ways you know your child is a crappy sleeper

In anticipation of my first sleep update post in two years – I can’t believe I haven’t written about sleep in so long! – I’m reposting this article I wrote for Parent.ie last year. It’s all true. You know it.

Do you have perfect sleepers who clock in 12 uninterrupted hours a night? Or are your smallies still working out that “sleeping through the night” bit? Come on, admit it, there’s more of us out there than we think! Here are 9 ways you know your child is a crappy sleeper.

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Space. The final mindf*ck

So, they started learning all about the solar system in Montessori there before Christmas. It was brilliant. Random facts about Jupiter and the Sun were just dropped into general conversation, as you do. And questions about what side of the planet we were on, right now. Of course, a sudden and deep interest in space provided a generous theme for Christmas presents and now we’re surrounded by rockets, spacemen, battle rovers, aliens, shuttles, and the actual solar system itself. Seriously, check this out: Continue reading Space. The final mindf*ck

Most unlike me – 5 ways to make your blow-dry last longer

Okay, as the title says, this post is most unlike me. In fact, it’s the first “beauty” post I’ve ever had on Mind the Baby. But in the last couple of months or so, I have realised that for the first time post-baby, I have a bit more time to actually “do” my hair, rather than just wash it and head out the door in the mornings with a wet head that eventually turns into a mass of curls. I’m looking a little more sleek a little more often. I wrote this post originally for Parent.ie* sometime last year but as I blow-dried my hair this morning I thought I should add it here too, because – even if I do say so myself – they are geniunely good tips! Continue reading Most unlike me – 5 ways to make your blow-dry last longer