Congratulations. You are about to have a baby, or the little one has already arrived. You are likely to feel overwhelmed with lots of different emotions, and you worry that you will forget to look closely at this special time. It is reasonable, therefore, to want to find a way to celebrate the birth of your child.
Is your baby a good sleeper? It’s one of the most common questions new parents seem to get asked isn’t it? Are they good for you? This generally means do they sleep well? People are obsessed with the sleep questions and the amount your child sleeps appears to have a direct correlation with how ‘good’ they are perceived to be.
If you’ve been told your baby is back to back don’t panic. There is lots of time for the baby to turn before labour and if they don’t you can still do it. There were a few concerned looking faces during my last two births but I was so determined to get my babies out without forceps that eventually started to shift them in the right direction. Good luck and trust your body! It will all be worth it.
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Common to virtually every first-time mum, is the desire to show their new baby to the world. However, they also quickly realise that the mess associated with these tiny humans means both baby and mum are very likely to be covered in…well, something. Possibly lots of different somethings all at the same time!
Did you have a nickname for your bump when you were pregnant? A poll of 1,500 mums and dads revealed nine in 10 used an alternative name for their baby while pregnant, with ‘Button’, ‘Sprout’ and ‘Pebble’ also popular monikers.
Throwing a great baby shower can prove somewhat overwhelming for a host, particularly if they have never planned one before, which is why careful planning and being as prepared as possible is the key to a fun and stress-free bash!
Finding the time and energy to do some exercise after you’ve had a baby might be the last thing on your mind, but carrying out a gentle, light workout daily is a good way to help the body recover from pregnancy. Regular exercise has many benefits, including lowering the chances of getting postnatal depression, making […]
Learning to swim and having water confidence were always things I considered really important when I became a parent. My parents invested a great deal of time and effort getting me to learn to swim as a child, and I am very grateful for that. My dad swam with me every Sunday morning, challenging me […]