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New Baby 0-18 Months Advice

19/04/2019

Best ways to celebrate baby’s first Easter

Easter conjures up images of bunnies, chocolate eggs, and lambs grazing on grassland. But this year is different. Forget stuffed toys – you’ll have the cutest bunny of them all. Yes, this Easter you’ll be holding a very real, very adorable tiny human. And even though your little one is too wee for chocolate and sweets galore, you can still celebrate this holiday in a meaningful and memorable way. It’s the perfect occasion for gathering with family, starting traditions, capitalising on cute photo opportunities, or simply celebrating new life. Here... Read More

20/12/2018
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Baby’s First Christmas – How to Survive

This year we’ll be celebrating Baby’s First Christmas with our second son, Freddie who has just turned 11 months old. Having enjoyed a first Christmas with our first son, Olly back in 2013 I have a little experience on my side and this year things will be a little different. Sometimes, the most pressure we feel is the one we put upon ourselves so this year here’s four things I’ll be doing this year… Don’t set your expectations too high Babies under the age of one don’t know what day... Read More

07/12/2018
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Top 5 Essentials for Weaning

When it comes to weaning your baby, it can be really exciting with all the new flavours and textures they’re about to try and in all honesty, it can be rather daunting too. It’s a huge milestone so you’ll want to do what is right for both you and your baby. My youngest little boy Freddie is currently being weaned and at the age of 9 months, he’s now 3 months into his exploration with food. Here’s my top five essentials that I recommend you’ll need when it comes to... Read More

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

11/10/2018
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How to Cope when you have a Super Clingy Child

I’ve experienced both fierce independence and intense clinginess in my children; and, rather oddly,  in the same child. I recently wrote about how I’d felt completely defeated by my infant daughter being entirely uninterested in me, always choosing her daddy over mummy – despite the fact she’s breastfed: I was only good for milk, nothing more. It hurt like hell, although I felt silly for allowing it to upset me so much. And then one day everything changed. Literally overnight, my youngest, Elfin, became as high-needs as her big sister.... Read More

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Top Ten Things You Really Need in the First Year

During pregnancy, especially if you’re on the Insta-Mum hype, you’ll find you’ll be inundated with “BUY ME, YOU NEED ME” type posts from brands with their products. I am due to become a Mum of three in December and over the past four years of Motherhood I have found that the market has changed a lot and the amount of products I have found I have bought and never used quite crazy really.  Becoming a Parent is super expensive and if I can find any way to cut the cost... Read More

10/09/2018
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Getting Your Newborn into a Routine

 Are you a first time parent? Did you bring your newborn baby home in the excitement of becoming a family and asked yourself now what? I will admit, I did this all three times I brought one of my children home for the first time. It took a few days to get into the baby routine of feeding, napping and sleeping. I have always been a firm believer in having a routine to follow. Not just because babies thrive on routines but also because I knew what came next. I... Read More

27/08/2018
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5 Ways to Strengthen your Baby’s Bond with the Other Parent

It can be difficult and upsetting to come to terms with the fact that your baby is more content with one parent over the other. It’s a hard situation for both parents to be in, with lots of new mums and dads feeling like they are doing something wrong and that it is somehow their fault. It is not anybody’s fault and from my own personal experience, I know how low it can make you feel. From around 4 months of age, my baby started to become distressed and upset when... Read More

20/08/2018

The Art of Conversation: Helping Baby Speak

According to a raft of scientific evidence, chatty parents raise bright children. In fact, if you really want to help your tiny babe along the linguistic path, nattering away to her is one of the most conscientious things you can do. Though it may seem futile to converse with someone who can only muster a nonsensical babble back, baby is constantly learning from your communicative exchanges. Want your little one to become a verbal whizz? Here’s your essential guide to helping baby speak.  Start talking to baby early You may think it’s... Read More

06/08/2018

How can I stop baby hiccuping?

C’mon, baby hiccups are pretty cute, right? Hmm…debatable. Unfortunately for parents, it’s not as easy to instruct little ones to drink a glass of water upside down or hold their breath (two so-called hiccuping ‘cures’). Fortunately, though, there are several tricks to prevent hiccups from striking in the first place, and even ways to stop baby hiccuping when an episode does hit.  What causes baby to hiccup? Hiccups are an enigmatic biological phenomenon – no one’s entirely sure how or why they occur. As we know ourselves, hiccups often strike without... Read More