Younger Child 3 Months – 6 Years Advice

How much does your little one change…from a tiny helpless baby to lively toddler – every stage is magical yet can be exhausting. Read our articles written by real mums who want to help

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5 Reasons You’re Nailing Motherhood

By Lucie from lucielovesit As a first-time mum, I spent weeks dealing with baby blues and second guessing myself. I was struggling with my C-section and being in hospital for over a week. It’s only now, 5 months down the line, I can see things more clearly and I feel…

Younger Child 3 Months - 6 Years Advice

Our Top 10 Children’s Books

Written by Alaina Howie from Mulberry Mummy Instagram: I’ve always loved books. I resisted the charms of Kindle for a long time because it couldn’t offer me the same experience that a real book does. There’s something about books –the smell, the feel and the experience of turning the pages…

Younger Child 3 Months - 6 Years Advice

Telling your toddler they are having a baby sibling

Most parents can’t wait to spill the beans to their little one that they will be having a baby brother or sister in the not so distant future. However it can also be nerve wracking as well, as you want them to understand and grasp the concept as much as…

Younger Child 3 Months - 6 Years Advice

Five Top Tips for starting Potty Training

Starting to potty train your child can seem like a really daunting prospect. Some children take to it straight away, while others take a little longer to come around to the idea. Whichever your child is, we wanted to share five top tips to help ease you into the potty…

Younger Child 3 Months - 6 Years Advice

Is My Child Ready For Potty Training?

Potty Training, especially if it is your first child, can be a really daunting prospect. So many parents worry about when is best to potty train. The advice you hear over and again is ‘when they are ready.’ But how do you know when your son or daughter is ready…

Younger Child 3 Months - 6 Years Advice

Top Tips for Fussy Eaters

At least at some point in your child’s early years they will no doubt go through a ‘fussy’ stage when it comes to food. You may have a baby that eats anything and everything, who might suddenly become a fussy four year old, or a baby who won’t eat much…

Younger Child 3 Months - 6 Years Advice

Getting Your Child Emotionally Ready For School.

In just a few short weeks a new school year will begin and there will be lots of young children getting ready to start reception. It is such a hugely emotional and nerve wracking time, for them and you. Here we give our top tips for helping your child get…

Younger Child 3 Months - 6 Years Advice

How to deal with Tantrums

When your child has a meltdown, especially in a public place, it can make you feel quite stressed and anxious. When those said meltdowns feel like they are happening multiple times a day, it can make you wonder if you are doing something wrong. The first thing to remember is…

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Going from One Child to Two – What to Expect…

We announced our new ambassador for The Essential One – the lovely Vicki from Honest Mum.  She is a super stylish Mum to two, who manages to juggle being a busy Mum, work as a professional blogger and all those other things, while still being the best Mummy she can…

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Having Baby No 2: A Guest Post From Hayley at Sparkles and Stretchmarks.

We are excited to have blogger Hayley from Sparkles and Stretchmarks guest posting for us today. Here she chats all about her second pregnancy and her thoughts and feelings as she prepares for baby’s arrival…. I found out that I was expecting baby number 2 toward the end of August 2014,…

Younger Child 3 Months - 6 Years Advice

Things Parents Say To Toddlers…

You’ve created this little miracle, proudly dressed your bump in the finest maternity clothes, bought that special first going home outfit, washed countless baby grows, endured the sleepless nights, enjoyed endless snuggly newborn cuddles and watched proudly while they take their first steps and say their first words.  Then all…