Are you worried about whether your baby is getting enough sleep and if you should be doing more to help them self-soothe at night? The pressure on mamas to get their babies sleeping for longer stretches starts pretty much as soon as you’ve given birth. The focus in the early weeks is always on 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.
They’re less than a week in to the job, but Meghan’s posed for pictures in front of the world’s media in a white dress (bravest new mum ever) and Harry is already back at work. It would seem Meg and Haz are totally bossing this parenting lark, but even when you’re royalty, there are several
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
We all have a breastfeeding story, however long or short. Some mamas didn’t want to try it at all. Others struggled through pain, infections and sleepless nights to do it for years and some desperately tried, but couldn’t hit that so-called “gold standard” of breastfeeding. You had it in your head that you would breastfeed
Whether you are bottle-feeding your newborn or switching to bottles for an older baby, you’ll want to get the right kit in place. These are the must-haves for bottle-feeding. I’ve tried to write a fairly broad list of things you may need, as some of it can come down to personal preference. If you’re just
If you’re struggling to get the hang of breastfeeding or just have a few questions, there are lots of places to get free help with getting your baby to feed effectively. Don’t suffer in silence or stop breastfeeding if you don’t feel ready to, there is a lot of help and support out there –
I was so ready to have kids, until I actually went ahead and had kids. I had waited until I was old enough to have built a successful career, but not so old that I would struggle to conceive. I had also planned ahead financially – making sure the maternity leave policy was favourable and
New parents often talk about days flying by at an alarming rate when looking after a newborn baby. We all have days when we look at the clock and can’t believe it’s 4pm and we’re still in our PJs. But what about the days that drag? Yes when you’re juggling visitors, cleaning, appointments and cooking