24 silly baby brain stories from mummy bloggers!

1. A few weeks ago, in a mist of sleep-deprived baby brain, I did a little food shop the other side of town. I got home and realised I had left the 2 shopping bags in the car park, right next to where my car was! A sheepish phone call to check if they’d been handed in, and an hour’s round trip later, I was reunited with them!!

Is that the silliest thing I can blame baby brain on? 

2. In another car park incident a few months prior, I went shopping for an hour not realising that I’d left one of my car doors wide open! 

It got me wondering about the silliest things other mums had done because of baby brain so I asked my fellow bloggers…. there are some corkers here!

Funny baby brain stories
3. Today I sent a pitching email to a company I was really keen to work with; it was a really good pitch, but I forgot my attachment, so had to send an email apologising profusely with a red face and told them I had re-attached (I hadn’t again). I tried again, apologising yet again and would you believe it, I’ve forgotten again. I’m too embarrassed to send a fourth email…. bloody baby brain. http://www.lifewithboys.co.uk

4. Does 4 kids and no rational thinking left count…..’cause we missed our flight home from Spain due to me not checking the tickets properly!! Never seen my kids move their arses so quick 😂 http://www.everyonesbuckstopshere.co.uk

5. I’ve tried looking for my glasses. They were on my face. My eyes were blurry because they were so tired. Http://lesbemums.com

6. I forgot my mobile number, it completely left my head. It would be understandable but I had had the same number for 14 years! http://www.winnettes.com

7. In the early baby days I put the dog bowl in the microwave and almost gave the meal I was meant to be heating up to the dog! http://www.suburban-mum.com

8. I recently turned up to a baby group half an hour after it had finished before going to the opticians on the wrong day for my appointment! I’m now back at work as a teacher and my class even say “is it baby brain again?” When I mess things up/can’t remember! https://littlebigandme.wordpress.com

9. Today almost 15 months after having Freddie I left my house keys at my mums after staying with her. Not so bad but I only realised when we were five minutes drive from my house! Lucky mum had her key otherwise it would have been a 60 mile round trip to get mine! http://mummytomylittlecheekymonkey.blogspot.co.uk

10. I threw dog food into the washing machine. Not sure if I was trying to feed the dog or put the washing on, I couldn’t remember which needed doing! http://www.fizzypeaches.com

11. I set my phone alarm for pm instead of am and missed my early morning train to London for an important work conference. Fortunately my employer saw the funny side! The taxi driver who was sat outside my house at 5am however did not. http://www.nomipalony.com

12. At work I exchanged on a property purchase without getting a new mortgage offer so we were £180k down on the day of completion, luckily we managed to get it sorted in the end! http://www.hellobeautifulbear.com

13. Put a bunch of cards in the post without any stamps, including a Mother’s Day card which I had written Happy Birthday in … It was a bad day when everyone started receiving their cards! http://emmaandfamily.co.uk

14. Took our dog for a walk to the woodland park at the end of the street. Only when I got there I’d picked up the lead and forgot the dog Www.beingmumbeingme.co.uk

15. I tried turning my husband down with the TV remote not long after having my first baby. He looked at me like I was absolutely crackers and I still couldn’t work out why he was laughing at me! http://www.belledubrighton.co.uk

16. 34 weeks pregnant I drove to the shop because I had crippling spd and could barely walk but NEEDED MINTS, bought my much needed extra strong mints (craving) and walked home bemoaning my painful hips… Put the key in the door and realised I’d left the car at the shop! Spent the next 6 weeks worrying I was going to leave my baby somewhere after she arrived! Blog.monkey-feet.com

17. I put a new packet of frozen veg in the cupboard rather than the freezer.. unfortunately didn’t realise until the next day 🤢 I couldn’t even blame my husband for it as it was me who unpacked the shopping!! http://www.mamawilkos.com

18. I flew to see my brother for the weekend. Went to the airport to fly home and couldn’t work out why my boarding card wouldn’t let me through to security. When I checked it I had booked my return flight for the day before! To be fair I had an 18 month old who didn’t sleep and was 5 months pregnant at the time. I managed to get home but it was a very expensive mistake 😂 http://tobygoesbananas.co.uk/

19. I took my new daughter downstairs, after my c-section, in the pram. 48 stairs, no lift and no-one to help. Anyway, I kept feeling like something was wrong. Got to the bottom and realised… I’m wearing no shoes. The long climb back up for my shoes was horrendous. http://www.katykicker.com 🙂 

20. £80 of petrol in my diesel car was probably my most expensive baby brain incident, and the £150 it cost to have it drained. 😬 http://www.fivelittledoves.com

21. Just a couple of days ago whilst driving to a play date I worried there was something very wrong with my car.. it was losing power and slowing down. Then I realised my foot was on the brake and not the accelerator 🙈 http://www.thesparklenest.com

22. I spent 15 minutes trying to get my contact lenses out of my eyes….I’d already done it a few minutes prior to this. http://www.clareslittletots.co.uk/blog

23. I lost my car keys when I was pregnant with my first. We didn’t have a spare set so had to order them from VW and I had to drive my husbands car (who had to get a lift to work). It was a total pain. I found the keys a month later – in the freezer!! I wasn’t in Ells good books for a while. Www.Somewhereaftertherainbow.Co.Uk

24. I lost my baby, panicked I couldn’t find her. She was on my back on the sling and I was shhhsing her at the time 😂Www.mummieswaiting.com

These made me smile! What’s the silliest thing you’ve done because of baby brain?!! Please do leave your funny stories in the comments section!

Center Parcs vs Bluestone: which is best for families with toddlers and babies?

We’ve just come back from a break in Center parcs, Longleat – our first time there with a toddler and baby. As we’ve been there twice, and Bluestone three times… I thought compare them both for you…

Center parcs vs Bluestone with toddler and baby
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Baby S’s 7 month update

S turned 7 months old a few days ago and it feels like the month where he’s developed the most….

7 month old baby boy
We started weaning him about 6 weeks ago and even though he doesn’t eat loads, he loves his food and will try anything we pop on his tray! His favourite thing is munching on broccoli!

I can’t remember if I said in the last update but he has two teeth (got them at about 5 months) which helps with the weaning! His top ones are imminent, so far he’s coping quite well with teething – his Amber anklet seems to be working!

We moved him to his own room a couple of weeks ago and he is sleeping SO much better! Goes to bed at 6/7pm and wakes once or twice during the night but… shock horror… twice now he has slept right through til 5.30/6am!!

He’s full of chat…. dadadadada and gah gah gah! He absolutely loves being in his jumperoo, more than his older brother did I think! He also sits up pretty well although not for long!

And one of his new skills over the last few weeks is waving, almost looks like the royal wave… cute!


The new year brings us a new routine! Every Monday morning we go to a TotsPlay class which involves a few songs/dancing, learning a few signs and then playing with different sensory toys. Monday afternoons, Tuesdays and Wednesdays we’re free to meet up for baby dates etc, sometimes we go to a local baby group on a Wednesday morning.

Thursdays and Fridays we have toddler W in tow too and I usually take them to a baby and toddler group, class or messy play, or softplay… we like to mix it up! Both boys have swimming lessons on Friday afternoons. 

They both adore each other (although W is a bit too loud for S at times!) the days I have both of them at home, W definitely helps me keep S entertained!

Here’s W’s 7 month update – hard to believe I was getting ready to go back to work, feel very luck to have a few extra months this time around!

Cheesy pasta bake with bacon, broccoli and cauliflower – feeding a family for £2 per head

Can you feed your family for a day for £2 per head? It costs £2 to feed and educate a child in Zambia per day. Voucherbox are donating £50 to Zamcog to feed children in a school in Zambia, for every blog post published as part of their £2 challenge (before end of Feb 2017)

It got me thinking about how much we spend and how much some of our meals cost. Here’s a family favourite that comes in under budget…. cheesy pasta bake with bacon, broccoli and cauliflower!

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REVIEW: Tommee Tippee Steamer Blender 

I’m a huge fan of Tommee Tippee – we use their bottles, perfect prep machine and steriliser, so I was VERY excited when they sent me a steamer blender to try out – and perfect timing as we’re about a month in to our weaning journey.

Tommee tippee steamer blender
It looks cute, compact and fits into a modern kitchen! The instructions are easy to follow, it’s VERY easy to use. Continue reading “REVIEW: Tommee Tippee Steamer Blender “

Review of the year 2016: toddlers, babies, life and my top 5 blog posts


What a year! My second beautiful boy was born in June and we had a pretty tough few months with feeding/weight issues, a hospital visit at 8 weeks and general crankiness til he was 4 months old! When I wrote about parenting 2 boys I think I was in a bit of a negative place…. things do get easier and we’ve had a great few months now…

All the while his big brother W has developed such a character over the year. Full of chatter, very clever with words, numbers and his imagination… and potty trained to boot! Continue reading “Review of the year 2016: toddlers, babies, life and my top 5 blog posts”

Baby S’s 6 month update 

A few days before Christmas, baby S turned 6 months old!

The health visitor came to see him that day and it was the first time we’d seen her for months as I’d not bothered getting him weighed etc.
He weighs just shy of 15lb and it was no surprise that he’d dropped down to the 2nd percentile in terms of weight. No surprise because the few weeks prior, he’s dropped his day feeds to just taking a couple of ounces at a time…. co-incided with teething so I’m not worried about it!

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Toddler W’s build-up to Christmas… his first ‘proper’ Christmas!

This year feels like W’s first proper Christmas. He seems to ‘get it’, he’s excited, he’s hyper!
Over the last few weeks he’s met Santa a few times already, first at Cardiff Bay’s Santa’s Post Office, then at various baby and toddler parties. This week we took him to see Santa in the magical North Pole at Pugh’s garden centre, which was fab!

My mum made him an advent calendar which has been a fun addition to the daily routine this month. I had to source very small items which proved a tricky but rewarding challenge… he’s over the moon with his 4 frogs and 4 ‘crusher’* cars (*he thinks they’re from ‘Blaze and the monster machines’!) and some days he just had stickers in there. Proof that you don’t need to spend much on toddlers.

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Last-minute Christmas and birthday gift buying for children – with Wicked Uncle 

If you’re a last-minute Minnie like me who never knows what presents to buy for kids older than her own then you’re in luck as there’s a website just for you!!

The guys at Wickeduncle asked me to try them out and I’m so glad!

As you can see, straight away you choose who the present is for – what age they are and away you go….

Wicked uncle choices
You can filter by categories e.g. Outdoor, sensory, creative and sort by price.

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REVIEW: Rockin’ Baby newborn pouch – and our first attempt at babywearing! 

Before S was born I knew I wanted to try babywearing with him as it’s something I didn’t really try with W. So I was delighted when the guys at Rockinbaby offered me a newborn pouch to try. We’d already tried out their fabulous clothes so I knew it was going to be good….
It arrives in a cute compact Continue reading “REVIEW: Rockin’ Baby newborn pouch – and our first attempt at babywearing! “