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November 2018

30/11/2018
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10 Signs your Baby is Turning into a Toddler

I probably speak for a lot of first-time mums when I say that one day my tiny newborn was cooing and gurgling on his back, the next he was following me into the toilet. There certainly wasn’t any preparing for it, and now it’s happening, you just have to sort of go with it! Although there’s nothing better than seeing my mini me bloom right before my eyes, I can’t help but think, time, please slow down. Like with every development stage, that as a mother you frantically search the... Read More

29/11/2018
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Winter Survival Hacks For Your Family

We know that ‘run-down-feeling’: your body aches, your throat tickles, and you just can’t think straight. You’re getting sick. And sickness can spread like wildfire in your family, especially amongst little ones with their teeny tiny immune systems. But don’t despair. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep everyone happy and healthy when cold and flu season strikes. Here are our winter survival hacks for your family.  Get snug as a bug Biting temperatures call for getting cosy in chunky knits and endless hat-scarf-gloves-combos. But instead of throwing one... Read More

16/11/2018

How to combat pregnancy fatigue with nutrition

Nothing zaps your energy levels more than having a bun in the oven. But instead of crawling back under the duvet or reaching for calorie-laden pick-me-ups, the antidote to sluggishness could be hiding in your diet. Here’s how to combat pregnancy fatigue with nutrition. So long sleepiness; greetings get-up-and-go! Prioritise breakfast Like an early morning workout or ice-cold shower, eating a well-balanced, nutrient-dense breakfast is one of the best ways to kick start your day during pregnancy. As the old adage goes, ‘breakfast like a king’. Ideally, it needs to... Read More

08/11/2018
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Making Christmas Magical for Children – Seven Fun Activities to Make the Festive Season Extra Special

Now we are into November, Christmas is just around the corner. It will soon be time to dust off those decorations and start thinking about making Christmas magical for your children. These are some fun activities to help make the festive season extra special. Make a Christmas Eve Box Christmas Eve boxes have grown in popularity over the past few years. It doesn’t have to be something you spend a fortune on. A simple shoebox wrapped and filled with a few items will be just as magical as a huge... Read More

01/11/2018

Is breast really best? The age-old debate

Breastfeeding isn’t a big deal? It almost sounds like blasphemy. Indeed, the message ‘breast is best’ has long been advocated by the World Health Organisation and other presiding health bodies, permeating parenting circles. They propose mothers should feed newborns breast milk for the initial six months to reap the health benefits for themselves and their growing babes. But the notion women must breastfeed is now being challenged. It’s a complicated, sensitive and even politicised issue – and one everyone has an opinion on, too. To set the record straight, we’ve... Read More