Yesterday, at exactly 20 months old, Aria had a check up with the Health Visitor. I called in to clinic about two months ago to let them know that Aria still wasn’t walking, this appointment was as a result of that. We now think that she has hip problems, quite possibly Hip Dysplasia. Let’s start with a bit of background information, Aria can bear her own weight, she has been…

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You may recall a few months ago I wrote a blog post asking if my baby was slow, I’d got carried away in the perfect world of social media and marketing emails. Marketing emails like the one below, telling me what my child is doing now, all just assuming that at this age they must be walking, talking, etc. Parents proudly sharing their babies first steps and conversations, and rightly so,…

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Aria is a little behind in comparision to a lot of children her age. People say that you shouldn’t compare children, they are all different in their own ways, and they are right, but it is very difficult not to compare in this day and age when social media means that you can’t switch your phone on without seeing that another baby of a similar age has just ticked off…

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My baby is one, how? Is she even a baby anymore, when do they go from being a baby to a child? She isn’t toddling yet so I assume that means she can’t be classed as a toddler? In fact, despite being one Aria still isn’t crawling, walking or doesn’t have any teeth yet, which to me means that she is still a baby, right? I’m pretty sure that every…

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How is it possible that Aria, my little baby, will be one year old next month? One whole year? Where has the time gone? We’ve had another hard month, a ten, almost eleven month old baby with tonsillitis is hard going! But, as always, we’ve also had an amazing month watching Aria learn and develop more and more.   As if chicken pox at 9-10 months wasn’t bad enough poor…

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