Despite the best of intentions, we all fail sometimes when it comes to looking after babies. Our intentions are always good but we forget things, we’re a bit too ambitious or we could just really do with one good night’s sleep.

Do these sound familiar?


  • 1 When you just knew your baby needed a nap
    In a cot. An hour ago.
  • 2 When you're determined to introduce your baby to new taste sensations
    But you feel BAD.
  • 3 When you did wonder if your baby was too big for that cot
    But got a surprise when you woke up with his fingers in your eyes. 
  • 4 When you see what your baby's dad has dressed her in
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    Yes, we know it's control freakery but seriously does he not know?
  • 5 When you realise there's a full nappy bag in your bag
    Because you just pulled it out at work while rummaging for a pen.
  • 6 When you discover there's baby sick down your back or your top's on inside out
    HOURS after you arrived at work.
  • 7 When you just knew that baby walker was a bad idea
    Toddler baby + wheels = accident waiting to happen.
  • 8 When you've taken dressing up your baby in cute costumes just a bit too far
    It started with sharing snaps of your baby wearing a cute hat at a perky angle and before you know it...
  • 9 When you run out of nappies
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    And only discover you've used up every single spare one, after you've taken the dirty one off.
  • 10 When you think passers-by are smiling at your baby because he's just so cute but...'s because his face is entirely hidden by his hat.
  • 11 When your family photos don't go according to plan
  • 12 When you let your baby self-feed
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    Aeroplane spoon into mouth was so much easier.
  • 13 When you leave your baby for just one second (or in the care of older siblings!)
    That's peanut butter, in case you were wondering. 
  • 14 When you're just a bit too ambitious for your baby