• 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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  • You called him what????

    When it comes to motherhood there are two key controversial hurdles to navigate in the early weeks.  One, breastfeeding. Everyone has a view on this one, from your midwife to the nosey arse who couldn’t help but comment on that packet of infant formula you were buying at the supermarket checkout.  Two, the name. This

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  • Creating the perfect toddler playroom

    Designing a fun and stimulating playroom for our toddlers was at the top of our agenda after we moved into our new house.  Although the girls now have bigger bedrooms, we wanted to give them some extra space downstairs that was just for them to play, draw and be creative.  Just a few months after

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  • Establishing a soothing baby bedtime routine

    Having a relaxing bedtime routine for your baby will not only help them get to sleep quicker but it’s also a lovely opportunity for you to bond.  Throwing the word routine in there makes it sound like it might be a complicated affair, but a bedtime routine for a baby is really all about signalling

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  • 10 amazing baby bedtime books

    Are you looking for soothing baby bedtime books to help your little one relax and go to sleep? Reading to my kids has always been an essential part of our bedtime routine, ever since they were newborns.  Your baby’s bedtime is the perfect part of the day to bond with your little one. Reading a

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  • Do we really need baby development reviews?

    Everyone who becomes a parent has to face sleepless nights, the angry breastfeeding debate, poo-stained clothing and the baby development review questionnaire.  The review asks various questions intended to figure out whether your baby is meeting their milestones and healthy.  They’re accompanied by appointments and chats with the health visiting team, where they ask additional

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  • 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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