• 25 ways to soothe a crying baby

    Trying to soothe a crying baby and feel like you just can’t figure out what’s wrong? The term mother’s instinct is actually really misleading, because that implies you should just magically always know what to do.  The truth is that when you become a parent you can second guess yourself about everything, and your baby’s

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  • Heavy bleeding in early pregnancy – what’s normal?

    Bleeding heavily during early pregnancy is scary.  However as a mama of two healthy girls, who bled for the first eight weeks during both pregnancies, I want to let you know that bleeding can be nothing to worry about.  If you bleed heavily and for several days or weeks during early pregnancy the automatic assumption

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  • 25 tricks to get baby to sleep

    Want tricks to get your baby to sleep faster and for longer? Let’s be honest, there is no magic wand or one-size-fits-all method to getting a baby to sleep.  Newborns are especially difficult as their sleep patterns are all over the place and they will be waking often to feed.  In the first few weeks

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  • 18 things to do before your baby turns 1

    Are you on the countdown to your baby’s first birthday and wondering what you should be doing before your baby turns one? That first year flies by, not just because this is such a huge adjustment for you but also because babies change so much before they turn one! They grow, they start to talk,

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  • Tips for preventing tearing during labour

    If you’re worried about tearing during labour there are a few things you can do to reduce the risk.  Before we get down to the tips, its worth mentioning that as with all things to do with labour, there are no guarantees.  You may want a natural birth in water, but you end up with

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  • 13 ways to help your baby sleep in hot weather

    Helping your baby stay cool in hot weather and get a good night’s sleep is probably the first worry that pops into your head when you hear the word heatwave.  Although summer is a great time for fun with little ones, it’s also the kind of thing that wrecks havoc with your baby’s sleeping patterns. 

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  • How to heal “down there” fast after giving birth

    Want to heal fast after giving birth to your baby? Whether you’ve had vaginal stitches after tearing naturally or an episiotomy. Whether you’re suffering from haemorrhoids or just a seriously bruised bum, there are a few unpleasant things going on “down there” postpartum. Your body after giving birth is probably feeling pretty exhausted. You’ll likely

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  • Moving a toddler from cot to bed

    Moving your toddler from their cot to a bed is one of those parenting moments where you worry and second guess everything you’re doing.  The first worry is whether your child is ready to actually move to a toddler bed. The next worry is whether they will hurt themselves falling out of bed. And the

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  • How to mentally prepare for a baby

    Whether you’re pregnant already or trying to conceive, it’s a great idea to mentally prepare for a baby so that you’re ready for this huge change in your life.  Welcoming a baby is a happy and truly life-changing experience, however it can also be extremely tiring, draining and stressful.  For that reason it’s a good

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