March 2017


What’s the best season to have a baby? And is any season better than the other at all? Some parents don’t really mind which time of the year will their offspring be born, while others prefer specific month or months. Our little one was born in June, and from my experience, it’s the perfect time to have a baby. We certainly didn’t plan to have a summer baby, but it happened anyway.

So, let’s find out why having a baby in the summer is awesome.

In April, it’s going to be 12 years since I left Slovakia and came to live in the UK. Wow, it seems like yesterday when my mum said her goodbyes to me at the airport. I’ve settled in the UK, but my home is always going to be a very special place for me. That place is called Vysoke Tatry (High Tatras). 

I’d like to share with you the things I love about my home town and Slovakia.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and, yeeey, it’s my very first. Thinking about this special day made me reflect on the past nine months since I became a mum myself. What a life-changing experience it’s been? And where’s the time actually gone? It seems just like yesterday when we brought our little girl home from the hospital. Oh boy, how much has happened since then? The last nine months have been the most challenging but also the most beautiful of my life so far. There have been highs and lows, laughter and cry, moments of pure joy and moments of desperation. But one thing is for sure. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Being a new mum means your whole life as you knew it before you had your baby is turned completely upside down. Your entire life suddenly revolves around this tiny human being who becomes…

 We’ve been using Joie Mimzy Snacker high chair for a few months now, so I think it’s a good time to write a review about how we are getting on. Overall, I’ve been happy with this purchase, it’s got some lovely features, although it’s not without faults. It’s very safe and comfortable for my little one. We bought it when my daughter was about five months old when we wanted to start introducing solid food. As she couldn’t sit unsupported then, we used it in a semi-reclined position but have since moved on to an upright position only. If you want to know the good and the bad, then read on as I inform you about all the details in this Joie Mimzy Snacker high chair review. Key features of Joie Mimzy Snacker high chair This unisex high chair has three reclining positions, easy to fold mechanism (can be folded and unfolded…

Every country, every culture will look at parenting differently. Whether that’s sleeping, feeding, dressing your baby or the care you receive when giving birth, there will be as many different ways of doing things as there are cultures in the world. Certain things are done differently here than in Slovakia. Living and raising children in the UK means that I can have the best of both worlds. So, if you want to know what I like about it and what I don’t, then stay tuned, and I’ll explain. Parents don’t overdress their babies To be honest, this one took me a while to digest. When I first came to England, I was shocked and horrified when I saw a baby with no hat and no socks on. This would never happen back home. Babies need to stay warm. The more layers, the better, right? Hmm, maybe not. Maybe we are overdressing…

Baby products, so many to choose from. How do you pick the ones you will really need? I remember clearly walking through the baby aisles
during my pregnancy and feeling, ..em, rather baffled at times.

Ok, here we have swaddling blanket, and here are baby sleeping bags. Hold on, what are these cellular blankets, shawls, all these fancy items, that I have no clue what to do with them or whether I really need them.

And that’s just the beginning. What about all the other baby accessories?

Baby at the wedding. A match made in heaven or a combination from hell? What happens when you mix these two ingredients together? Surely, babies can steal the limelight with the cute dresses and smart little outfits, but they can also cause some major distractions, to say the least. My sister got married last year when my baby was three months old. I was so excited. Of course, for my sister getting married but also that my whole family will finally meet my little girl. Living in the UK means that I don’t get to see my extended family in Slovakia very often. So, I was really looking forward to it. My baby was used to sleep and nap with a background noise of music, TV and talking, so I was expecting her to be just fine on the day. Still, I should know by then how predictably unpredictable babies…

What’s the best sleeping position for a baby? Simple question, yet even here you might get various answers from different health professionals.

Here, in the UK, it is widely recommended that babies should sleep on their backs. Ever since I became pregnant, I read everywhere that’s the safest position for a baby’s sleep. Plus, the midwives, health visitors and other health professionals have only confirmed this. You read about the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and it scares many new parents more than anything else.

Choosing a name for your baby? A decision which you shouldn’t take lightly. Your baby will carry it for life. But what if you expect to have your child in a foreign country? In that case, it’s even more challenging, and you may face some real baby name challenge before you pick the perfect name. Add the fact that you and your significant other are from two different countries as well, both other than the country you live in, and the task of naming your baby becomes ever so interesting. Or almost impossible at times, should I say. My other half left the choice of our baby’s name mainly to me, and I was quite happy to do that. He wouldn’t mind giving our daughter a Slovakian or Albanian name (our home countries), as long as it wasn’t too weird, but I wanted something that would work in both countries as…