• 7 surprising benefits of sleep deprivation

    It’s been about 10 years since you last had a real night’s sleep.  OK, in actual fact it’s probably been a lot less, but even a few weeks of sleep deprivation can feel like a life sentence.  Babies fall into two categories when it comes to sleep. The perfect little angels who sleep for six

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  • How to cope with pregnancy and a toddler

    Being pregnant is exhausting but add a toddler to that and you will be wishing for bedtime before 9am.  Coping with a toddler when you’re expecting your second baby is tough, but there are lots of things you can do to help you take care of yourself while taking care of your toddler.  I had

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  • The best natural remedies for a teething baby

    Is your baby struggling with teething pain and you want some natural remedies to help soothe them to sleep and reduce their fussiness? Teething is a tricky time for both mum and baby, as often you feel like you are helpless as you watch your baby suffering.  Some babies suffer very minimal symptoms when teething,

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  • Our last summer

    This week we found out about my daughter’s primary school place.  In the run-up to the decision I had been a bit sick with worry about where she would end up.  Now we know we have our second choice school. I’m pleased with this, although it’s not as close as our preferred option which was

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  • 11 tips for postpartum recovery with a toddler

    Postpartum recovery is never easy but it’s particularly tough when you have a toddler to care for as well as your newborn baby.  If you’re worried about how you’re going to cope with a baby and a toddler in the immediate days and weeks after giving birth, then the key thing to remember is don’t

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  • 11 scary postpartum recovery facts and how to cope

    The memories I have of giving birth to my children are absolutely some of the best of my life – but that postpartum recovery period is shocking! There are so many things that I didn’t realise would happen that took me completely by surprise. I don’t think I appreciated quite how knocked out it You

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  • Breastfeeding essentials for new mamas

    If you’re new to breastfeeding or getting ready to give birth to your baby, then there are a few essential items you’re going to need.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of baby products on the market, but really there aren’t that many items that you actually need for breastfeeding your baby. 

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  • How to deal with the terrible twos

    Is your toddler throwing tantrums, refusing to do as their told, not eating as they used to, crying more frequently and generally a lot more difficult to deal with? It looks like you’re in the terrible twos! The terrible twos are a slightly misleading phrase, as they can start any time from age one, and

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