Sleep training: does it work?

Sleep training is the process of teaching your baby/toddler/child to sleep through the night. To go to sleep without difficulty, to settle themselves if they do wake in the night and to wake at a ‘reasonable’ hour. If you are a parent of a child or children who do not sleep well this will sound like […]

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How things change…

Before you have children, your life is awash with fulfilling great expectations. Far-flung trips, promotion at work and designer shoes or handbags and a nice lip gloss or posh face cream all tick the happiness box. Post-reproduction, we mums get our kicks from the small things in life…such as: Someone, anyone, cooks you dinner. Even if […]

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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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