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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

25/10/2018
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Reasons You Might Want to Find Out the Gender of Your Baby

Finding out the gender of your baby in advance seems to have become quite a divisive topic in recent years. Some people have strong feelings about whether it is right to find out the sex of a baby in advance, and some just feel it’s nicer to keep it a surprise. Having the option to be informed whether the baby is a boy or a girl at your 20 week scan is actually a relatively recent occurrence, with women from my mum’s generation not being given the choice. As with... 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

05/07/2018
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Top 10 Tips for Moving House with a Baby

Moving house can sometimes be bittersweet. You are about to embark on an exciting new chapter with your baby, but you are feeling stressed and unsettled. If you want some advice to make your life easier and keep your baby happy during the move, these top ten tips will help you on your way! Get your baby’s things organised first Not knowing where to start? Start with your baby’s things first. Although there will still be all of your own stuff to pack up, the peace of mind that your... Read More

16/06/2018
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Keeping Little Ones Cool in the Summer

With summer approaching in just a few days (21st June 2018) there brings a promise of a warm and hazy sunshine filled days. Whilst it’s a lovely season to enjoy for most of us, for babies and small children the heat of the season can be quite frustrating as they can’t regulate their own temperatures like we can. Here’s my top tips on how to keep your little ones cool in the heat; 1) Wear minimal clothing There’s nothing worse than wearing too many clothes in the sunshine and that goes... Read More

06/06/2018
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Coping in the Workplace after Maternity Leave

When you’re on Maternity Leave, especially those first few months, all you’re thinking about is your newborn baby, and maybe when you’ll find the time to sleep ever again. Most mums aren’t thinking about what their next step is, they’re enjoying being a Mum and learning everything about their newborn. So when the time actually comes, making a choice if you’re returning to work is quite a daunting feeling. For some, they already know they can work from home, or their partner can hold the fort with most of the... Read More

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Breastfeeding – Managing Expectations

Breastfeeding. Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t. Or is that just what we are lead to believe as a first time mum? It can be really hard listening to conflicting advice from midwives, health visitors, and even friends and family. You hear stories from people you know who cried in agony attempting to breastfeed their little ones, while others tell you of their blissful breastfeeding journey. Midwives will tell you how important it is right after giving birth while health visitors will encourage you to breastfeed your baby... Read More

08/09/2015

Pregnancy Blog: 7 Month Pregnancy Bump Diary: Dear Beautiful

Well with the seventh month comes the third trimester, which I guess could be a highlight… or maybe not so much. Its great to know I’m well into the final third of this pregnancy, and on the homestretch as it were. But at the same time saying goodbye to the second trimester has meant saying goodbye to the comfy and energetic portion of my pregnancy, and the third trimester is notoriously the hardest part as you count down the days to meeting your baby. We ended up having to have... Read More