8 Things A Baby Does To Get Your Attention

  1. Cries. I will get the obvious one out of the way first.
  2. Develops a cough. Not just any cough, it’s a fake cough. This one will catch you out most of the time, are they ill? They seem fine, because they are fine. The crafty devils.
  3. Hover near the oven, but only when it’s on. This way you drop tools instantly and rush over to pick them up and move them away. They then cry when you put them down. While you bang your head against the worktop.
  4. The one time you forget to close the baby-gate, they will crawl towards the stairs faster than a greyhound racing at the tracks. You will then surprise yourself at the speed in which you reach the scene. Nothing makes a parent move faster than a baby flirting with danger.
  5. When the post arrives your baby will turn into a dog and start eating the letters, the very moment they are posted through the door. You then spend a significant amount of time examining your baby and picking off tiny chewed up pieces of paper. It was a bill anyway, they’re only doing what you wish you could do.
  6. Attach themselves to your leg. This takes attachment parenting to a new level, since you literally have a baby attached to your leg the entire time you are indoors. This usually leads to being picked up or you standing still in the hope they will get bored. Either way, you are fully engaged!
  7. Behave like they are being kidnapped every time someone other than you holds them.
  8. Learn to climb.

PhotoGrid_1438455477686Here is the moment after she turned into Houdini and wriggled free from her stroller straps [chuckles]


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  1. August 3, 2015 / 10:14 am

    Yep, every single one of them. We now have fake cries too from our toddler. We know it’s fake cause there are no tears and by the shape of the mouth (round with bottom lip sticking out). Great post!

  2. August 8, 2015 / 6:24 am

    Haha this is a great list. And oh so true!! My two do great ‘fake’ coughs lol #thelist xx

  3. You Baby Me Mummy
    August 11, 2015 / 9:09 am

    Yes very true! Fake cries too! Baby often just climbs on my head! Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx

    • August 11, 2015 / 9:15 am

      Oh yes! The fake cry and I forgot the ‘pretending they’re hurt’ but that’s more our toddler! Thank you for hosting x

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