Swimming with a Baby at AquaMagis in Plettenberg

I wasn't sure how good it would be here and whether it would be worth writing about, but actually it was well worth the visit and well worth telling other people about!  We came here as a little day trip while seeing family in Siegen.  As a general tourist it's unlikely that you'll be staying…

Why Are we Taking a 5 Month Old to Disneyland Paris?

We are going on holiday soon (since before Ripley was born we've always liked to do 2 holidays a year) which includes some time with family in Germany so that they get to meet our little man, a quick stop in Luxembourg, a couple of days in Eindhoven, a stop at Nausicaa and Amiens as…

10 Baby Hygiene Questions… Answered!

"You'll be fine" they said, "It'll all come naturally" they said. Bullshit is what I say! Don't get me wrong - there are plenty of things which do come naturally to most people; like carrying your baby or making sure they're fit and healthy.  However there are other things which aren't as obvious, especially when…

Baby Einstein Neighbourhood Friends Activity Jumper

We got this from my parents at Christmas for Ripley, knowing that he's still a little bit too small for it at the moment.  However, we built it a couple of days anyway to get the box out of the way and see what it's like. We use a small bouncer around the house for…

Day 10 – The Miracle Powder of Talcum

Let me start with an apology of sorts...  this is diary day 10, even though Ripley is already a ripe 5 weeks (and then some) old*.  The biggest thing I have discovered in my so far still short tenure as dad, is that babies sap the time out of your life!  Time for you to…