NEVER ENDING STORIES

NEVER ENDING STORIES

Bedtime stories are such a precious ritual for children and parents everywhere. After a day of noisy chaos, quiet dimly lit rooms around the world offer a peaceful backdrop as children have their imaginations pushed one last time before drifting off to sleep. This nightly tradition offers parents (especially those who work), a crucial opportunity to bond whilst offering the child a valuable and fun lesson in development and language. Story time is also to us and so many parents we know, an integral part of a routine – Edie knows she has a bath, then stories and then goes to sleep. It’s been like this as long as I can remember and such a tradition will be repeated all over the world...

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NOT GUILTY

NOT GUILTY

For the nine months George was pregnant with Edie I was wired with nerves and excitement. I would often lie awake with a beaming smile as I considered the joy that was on the horizon but also worrying about everything that entered my head concerning a newborn. Whether it was finances or storage space (but mainly, just how the hell do you bring up a baby?), our bedroom was often illuminated by a 2am Google search to settle my concerns and persistent insomnia. I spent my time researching the logistics and what we should be buying, plus exhausting every baby name book under the sun. I even read bits and bobs from ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’. But was it missing a chapter?

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TIPS & TRICKS

TIPS & TRICKS

You could read countless baby books, take an NCT course and speak to all the parents you know but there will be some things you still might have missed or not considered.

Below are a few of those things we discovered along the way with Edie that might not be mentioned in the books and just came to us with a little trial and error. They might work for you, they might not. Every child is brought up differently but with any luck you may find my suggestions useful. Then again, you might read them and think ‘what the heck?!’...

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THEN AND NOW

THEN AND NOW

It was 11.50pm on February 13th 2012 when Georgia, my then-girlfriend, now wife, walked through the door into our London flat having just returned from covering New York Fashion Week for work. Tired and exhausted after a gruelling few days, she was desperate for the comfort and familiarity of our bed, but we both suspected (hoped) there could be another explanation for her acute fatigue…

So before a visit to the land of nod, there was one thing to do… take a pregnancy test.

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