Welcome to Navigating Baby

This is the tale of a tired daddy, a frazzled mummy and their 4 crazy, but lovely littles. We share our chaos and all we have learnt along the way whilst navigating parenting/

My top 10 best bits of daddyhood

My top 10 best bits of daddyhood are made of the things that keep me going even when I am tired and have been woken up at the crack of dawn again. Being a daddy is often challenging and hard work, but it is also fabulous and the best decision we ever made.  I wasn’t sure […]

Daddy Bottle Feeding

If a daddy wants to get involved with feeding the baby then of course the only option is bottle feeding and so if a baby is solely breast fed it can lead to us feeling a little left out.  Don’t get me wrong I’m not suggesting that breast milk or breast feeding be abandoned as […]

Cajun Sea Bass with Salsa

Cajun Sea Bass with Salsa This is a bit of a treat dish as sea bass is not the cheapest, but it does work as a family meal and is also good if you are ever doing a dinner for friends or even just having a couples dinner at home and want something a bit […]

Navigating Potty Training Poos

Potty training poos is impossible!! When navigating potty training there is nothing worse than a poos that does not make it to the potty and for us this a daily occurrence!  Since starting potty training, our almost 3 year old, around 2 weeks ago (this is the second time round see earlier posts for details) […]

First Birthday Party Planning Ideas

When planning a 1st birthday party it is easy to go crazy and plan all kinds of games and activities that your 1yr old simply can’t even join in with.  I know I did exactly that the first time round.  We had all kinds of things going on including a pinata and a bubble machine.  I […]

Cheap Family Meals Minestrone Soup

After having our second baby finances were very tight so I started looking around for cheap family meals that would be healthy and satisfying for a family this was one of the ones that a friend suggested to me and it was delicious so I thought I would share it. This recipe will serve at least […]

Baby’s First Birthday

Today was the little ones first birthday and I was more excited last night than I am for my own birthday.  There is something so magical about a baby’s first birthday the idea of everything being brand new and experienced for the first time really appeals to my imagination and makes me go OTT on the celebration front. With […]

Formula Milk after 12 months.

I am currently confused… This happens a lot as a mummy I find as there is just so much conflicting advice about everything. Using my slightly dodgy mummy compass I am trying to work out whether or not I should still be giving formula post 12 months or not. We have always stuck with one […]

Navigating Potty Training

Potty Training off I go again… When finding my way through this particular minefield I have struggled to even find the entry to the maze let alone actually be able to locate the centre! We originally tried this when our eldest was 28 months and it went great for a month or so, but then […]

EASY Routine

Here is what I found to be suggested timings for the Easy Routine: 4 weeks – 4 months E – 7:00am A – 7:45am S – 8:15am Y – 8:30am E – 10:00am A – 10:45am S – 11:15am Y – 11:30am E – 1:00pm A – 1:45pm S – 2:15pm Y – 2:30pm E […]