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/

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 […]

Baby sleep routines

A Baby Sleep Routine – Do you even need one?

Baby Sleep Routine – Do you need one for your newborn? Before I had my children a baby sleep routine and baby sleep training were just something I watched on super nanny and thought a little ‘Victorian’ in their ideas. In fact before I had kids I thought that baby sleep training seemed quite mean, […]

Abandon ship: potty training disaster

Potty training disaster – run, save yourselves, big boy pants overboard and mummy considering following them!! Today has been the worst day of mummyhood ever.  I can’t even dress this up as being funny – it wasn’t! We have had to abandon all attempts at potty training and I am literally devastated I feel like […]