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Chris McGuire

Writer & Blogger - Out Of Depth Dad

After a London-based career, writing and producing children's TV, Chris is now a stay at home dad to his son 'Sam'. As Out of Depth Dad Chris gives a warts-and-all account of being a new parent feeling more than little out of his depth.

Football, Gender And Success

That's what you say about little boys, isn't it? If they're lucky, they might grow up to be footballers. It's a social norm, an acceptable comment to pass on a baby. My frustration is not with the old lady. She is certainly not the first to have said it to Sam, and (I'm sure) won't be the last. My frustration is with the aspiration that lies behind it?
15/11/2017 14:06 GMT

How To Nappy-change A Crawler

What happened next? You panicked didn't you? Don't be coy, everyone does. Suddenly, the realization dawns that your little crying and pooing creature (that you're not allowed to return to the shop because you lost the receipt or something) has cast off its most endearing quality - complete immobility.
08/11/2017 10:02 GMT

How To Eat Out With A Baby...

There comes a time in every parent's life when sitting in a nappy-scented house, for hour after hour, cleaning up sick, sterilizing bottles and watching <em>Judge Rinder</em>, is no longer the fun it once was. It's at this point that the idea of taking your child to eat in a restaurant first crosses your mind.
06/11/2017 16:43 GMT