Things you really need

Well …. we are The Essential One after all – so we are best placed to try and help give you a few handy tips on what you really need for your baby and young child

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Figuring out Life as a Stay at Home Mum

Written by Holly from Little Pickle’s Mom I think part of me always knew I’d end up being a Stay at Home Mum. I kept telling myself throughout my pregnancy that I’d wait and see how I felt. You can never know how you’ll feel until it comes down to it……

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Planning for Maternity Leave: Six Top Tips

Top Tips for Maternity Leave By Hayley Jones from Devon Mama Despite planning for it for months, finishing work and going on maternity leave still catches many mums out. It’s a huge step that often marks the biggest shift in identity in our adult life. Especially if you’re a first…

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Using Compression Socks During Pregnancy

By Sarah, Editor of Compression Info. Sarah enjoys living an active lifestyle, which is why she values the importance of sharing and exchanging information about the benefits of compression gear. Why your Feet Swell During Pregnancy… With pregnancy comes a whole new list of things that will start happening to…

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The Power of Online Friendships

By Susanne from Ghost Writer Mummy Thirteen and a bit years ago, I took a pregnancy test. And as the boldest of blue lines began to appear, my world started to shift. It was as though the ground beneath my feet was becoming softer, and I was suddenly more vulnerable,…

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Holiday Packing for your Children

Holidays are something we all look forward to and get excited to get booked and on the calendar. But when it comes to packing for them some of us find ourselves a bit lost and unstuck of what we should be taking with us for our children.  I have learnt…

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Changing Relationships after your First Baby

Written by Holly from Little Pickle’s Mom Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/littlepicklemom Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/littlepicklemom Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/littlepicklemom It’s the thing you’ll get told countless times during your first pregnancy, and you’ll spend months trying to prepare yourself for it, but life really does change when you become a parent. I thought I was ready…

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Managing between a Toddler and a Newborn

By Rebecca Wilson from Me & You Raising Two Managing your time equally between your toddler and newborn is something, with the best will in the world, you can’t prepare for. Thinking the other day about Emelia, and how well (on the whole) she has adapted to a new baby…

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Reusable Cloth Nappies

By Katie Atkinson from Gold Dust Prior to having my little girl I hadn’t considered anything other than disposable nappies. If it wasn’t for having a newborn trial pack of reusable pop-in nappies, I probably wouldn’t have thought twice. But here we are, almost 9 months down the line and…

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Bonding with your Baby

A Personal Experience By Kirsty McManus from Life With Boys During pregnancy, we all have a preconceived idea of what life with a new baby will be like. Child-birth should have been a heart warming experience. The midwife should have placed my son in my arms and I should have…

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What to Eat (and Not Eat) when you are Pregnant

During pregnancy, a few things will stress you out…but eating should not be one of them!  Unfortunately, much of the well-meaning advice you receive from friends and family is based on popular old wives’ tales and is enough to confuse anyone. This article is designed to dispel the rumours and…

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What New Mums REALLY Need

Written by Georgina Clarke Becoming a new Mum for the first time can be extremely overwhelming at the best of times. You want to feel prepared and have everything that you could ever need for your newborn. But how can you know exactly how much and of what are necessities?…

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Why You Need a Pramsuit…

In the last few days autumn has definitely arrived and it’s time to start thinking about warmer clothes for your baby. Here at The Essential One, we really pride ourselves on our huge selection of pramsuits- guaranteed to keep your baby snuggly and cosy in the cold weather. But why…