Charlie's Footsteps Blog

Play Dates - for Baby or You!?

Posted by Clarissa Primavesi on

Play Dates - for Baby or You!?
Do we arrange playdates for our babies + toddlers or for ourselves? I came to conclusion it's just as important for parents as it is for babies! Here I also give 5 tips to create a successful playdate for you and your baby.

Read more →

Baby's First Birthday

Posted by Clarissa Primavesi on

Baby's First Birthday

We’re approaching Charlie’s second birthday and despite absolutely hating all cliches, it really has flown by! The days are LONG but the years really are short. We’ve decided to make a little event out of Charlie’s second birthday, because this time last year Madrid was in a mini-lockdown and we weren’t able to travel between districts. My parents came to Spain from the UK which was absolutely lovely and we went to a local restaurant for lunch which we all enjoyed. We had a little mini zoom party with Charlie’s other grandparents, but it was all quite overwhelming for him....

Read more →

How to Soothe your Colicky Baby?

Posted by Clarissa Primavesi on

How to Soothe your Colicky Baby?

Here are the recommendations I found worked best for Colic. I will say every baby is different, but this is what worked for us. 

The 5 S’s (as coined by Doctor Harvey Karp): Swaddle, Side/Stomach, Sush, Swing, Suck

Read more →

What is Expected in 0-12 Months Olds Sleep - Rachael Wilson

Posted by Clarissa Primavesi on

What is Expected in 0-12 Months Olds Sleep - Rachael Wilson

Today I am thrilled to publish this fantastic blog by Rachael Wilson - Sleep Consultant which is a general overview of what is expected in the first year of sleep life!   It is absolutely part of parenthood, to be up in the night, changing nappies, feeding, pacing the floorboards, rocking back to sleep, “enjoying” those moments while the rest of the world out there sleeps! Today in this blog I wanted to explain what to expect from your child’s sleep in the first year. How you can maybe determine what is “normal” when it comes to night waking and help...

Read more →

Travelling with Babies

Posted by Clarissa Primavesi on

Travelling with Babies

It’s almost the summer holidays and the world is starting to tentatively open up again with the speeding up of the vaccine programme … which is very exciting for those of us who haven’t seen family for months and months, but also comes with its own set of challenges if you have a child or children! We managed to fly quite a few times with Charlie before the world locked down in March 2019, and the last time we managed a trip to the UK to visit his grandparents was in December 2020 and he was 15 months old. We’re...

Read more →