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/

Cheesy Veggie Pasta

This simple recipe for cheesy veggie pasta is a great one pot meal suitable for the whole family.  It also makes a great speedy meal for kids as it can be frozen in individual portions and defrosted when heated.  It needs no further accompaniments.  If in your household there is a daddy who must have meat in every meal, as there is in […]

Having two children

So what’s it like having two children? This is a question I asked anyone and everyone from about 6 months pregnant with my second. It was at this point that I began to freak out. Would I be able to cope? How would I manage and balance the needs of both? Everyone assured me it […]

Potty Training Stubborn Boy

So here we are in week three of potty training and I am dealing with a very stubborn boy.  Potty training stubborn boy is currently summing up my existence. He is just like a mini me and that is hugely frustrating as I don’t whether to laugh at ‘me’ or get irritated by his seeming […]

Potty training children with Autism

Our nanny’s brother has autism and she was recently telling me about the differences between potty training children with autism and those without.  As another mummy has also asked me about this I thought I would share the things that she told me.  I hasten to add that I am certainly no expert even on potty […]

Cheap Family Meals – Pasta Bake

Cheap family meals are what I am always seeking and I just recently remembered another which was one of my favourites; my mum’s pasta bake.  We often used to have this as children and I would always be left wanting more.  I mean cheese, pasta, tomato and mince what’s not to like… As a mummy I am […]

My 10 worst bits of daddyhood

Being a daddy is great most of the time, but as with everything there are some things that we could live without so this is a post about my 10 worst bits of daddyhood.  Ultimately I would never want to change any of it as my boys mean the world to me, but I like […]

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) […]