Today I discovered a T.A.R.D.I.S in the form of our little baby boy. Although small and cute outside, inside must be massive in order to house the amount of wind he releases after every feed. Thankfully there is a cure for all this trapped wind called 'Daddy Bounces'. Daddy Bounces consists of gentle movements up and down whilst our son rest on my knee or arm, with all this happening whilst baby is in a perfectly vertical position. I've therefore come to the conclusion that the perfect gift for new parents is either a pogo-stick or trampoline. Oh, that and blankets.
When we first started equipping the nursery we both went out and bought rather a lot of blankets each as well as other baby essentials and when we put our baby items together we thought it foolish of us to have bought so many of the same items. However, with baby excretions now coming out of every orifice at a phenomenal rate, we find ourselves wishing we had more - the majority of blankets are in the wash, in the dryer or being removed so that they may be washed & dried.
Oh, don't forget to obtain and use vest and socks for baby, worn under his or her sleepsuit. These really are another must have item, it makes changing nappies/diapers so much easier. When you have to undress your little bundle of joy it stops them from getting cold and screaming the house down as a result. It also means that when you do have to remove outer clothing, which is wet (for one of five possible reasons), baby doesn't mind as much.
As you see from the photo, I'm now just waiting until our little boy can challenge me on a console game - I just hope that I can lose gracefully!