• Packing a baby travel bag

    Whether you’re travelling by plane, train or car, there are a few items you can pack to keep your baby happy on the journey.  Having a baby travel bag means you’ll have everything you need to distract and care for your little one within easy reach.  If your usual changing bag is big enough, use

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  • When does breastfeeding get easier?

    If you’re wondering when breastfeeding will get easier it’s probably because you’re finding it painful, tiring, stressful, difficult or all of the above.  Having been told breastfeeding would naturally happen, I was really disappointed when I was unable to breastfeed my first baby.  I tried to get her to latch on but we just couldn’t

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  • Unique gift ideas for new mums

    Are you searching for a unique gift for a new mama that will both delight her and be really useful for her life with a newborn baby?  Of course any gift is going to be welcome, but you can pretty much guarantee a new mum will get plenty of flowers and cute tiny baby clothes. 

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  • How to stop your baby fighting sleep

    Your baby is showing all of the signs of being tired, but when you come to put them down for a nap they fight sleep with all of their tiny strength.  It can be so frustrating and upsetting to see your baby distraught and unable to get themselves off to much-needed sleep. It’s also confusing.

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  • To the mama on the brink of breaking

    Dear fellow mama,  “It’s just a bit of crying.” That’s what you keep telling yourself. When you tell your friends and family the crying is starting to grate on you (understatement of the year), they nod and smile with sympathy. Some might even make a joke about earplugs being essential for the baby days or

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  • Preparing your child for starting school

    If you have a child getting ready to start school in September then you’re probably a bundle of nerves right now.  My eldest daughter will be starting infant school in just a few weeks and I can’t quite believe we’ve reached this milestone already.  The final weeks of preparation for school are mostly about getting

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  • The best fluffy pancakes for toddlers

    Pancakes are one of my daughters’ absolute meals.  The great thing about them is that you can serve them for breakfast, lunch or dinner!  I always have the ingredients in the cupboard, so I can cook them last-minute and they can be served with so many different things.  My girls like their pancakes served with

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  • 10 tips for surviving night feeds

    The first rule of night feeds is, there are no rules! Whether you’re breastfeeding your baby or bottlefeeding, night feeds will be an inevitable part of becoming a parent.  Night feeds are both difficult and beautiful. They leave you feeling physically exhausted, and yet being up in the early hours with your baby can be

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  • Going on holiday with a baby

    Are you gearing up for your first holiday with a baby and wondering how to pick your destination, what to pack, and how on earth you’ll survive the journey? That first holiday with your first child is a special time, but it’s also a daunting prospect.  You’ve got the memories of all those fun, relaxing

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