Winding techniques with babies

When a baby has wind it can be very distressing for other family members and very disruptive if you are out and about.Wind in babies tends to be more of a problem in the very early days when babies are very tiny and their digestive systems and other bits and bobs are all still so […]

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The busy mummies guide to breastfeeding

Breastfeeding a first baby is quite different from breastfeeding subsequent children…when you have more than one it goes something like this… The first few days… the days and nights merge into one big long day when everyone sleeps except you feeding can be a bit awkward even if you have done it before – different babies feed differently […]

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An open letter to my children: part one

Dear Children, You will never know…. the elation I felt when I discovered I was pregnant with each one of you the combination of excitement and anxiety I felt during each of my pregnancies the amazing sensation of having you wiggle about inside my tummy the combination of impatience, fear and joy I felt as each pregnancy […]

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Bed hopping

Being a parent brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘bed hopping’. At university this had other connotations. Every morning you could spot the bed hoppers as they did their ‘walk of shame’ back to their own rooms. However, times change and as a parent if you spend the entire night in your own […]

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The Unwritten Mummy Commandments

So these are not written down as such but we all know and understand them…don’t we? I can’t decide… Thou shalt get thy child to share If you get a really polite pair of mums, you can end up with toddlers passing a toy between them potentially indefinitely. It’s a crucial element of the rules […]

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Breastfeeding Rates

I constantly see and hear things about breastfeeding rates in the UK being low. There are continuous campaigns to encourage mums to breastfeed their babies, highlighting all the benefits over bottle feeding. Often this is rammed down mothers throats and those that choose not to breastfeed or are unable to are made to feel inadequate. […]

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