Bottle-feeding must-haves

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…

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10 breastfeeding resources for new mums

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…

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Are you ready to have kids?

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…

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What am I supposed to do with my baby all day?

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…

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Stop guilt-tripping new mums and tell them the truth about breastfeeding

The number of mums who breastfeed their child is declining despite most mamas giving it a go immediately after birth. The HuffPost reports: “Just 42.7 per cent of mothers breastfeed their babies when they are…

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7 things new parents argue about – and how to keep the peace

First-time parents argue 40 per cent more after their child is born, according to counselling organisation Relate.  I can tell you, that figure sounds a little conservative to me! After our first child arrived we…

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13 things new dads need to know

Becoming a parent is an exciting change but it’s also extremely confusing.  You may have done the NCT course, read the baby books and been given lots of advice from your mum, but nothing can…

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Why all new mamas need to be more Cardi B

I’m fine. How many of us have said that just after having a baby and not meant it at all? Two simple little words, one very big fat lie. This week Cardi B revealed she…

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18 ways to survive the first eight weeks with a newborn

The first few days of having a newborn baby are a blur of shock, excitement and awe. And then the interesting stuff begins. As your baby starts to wake up a bit and stops being…

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11 ways to get your breastfed baby sleeping through

How do you get a breastfed baby to sleep through the night? This is the question myself, and probably a billion other mamas, ask themselves frequently.  The truth is that some babies are resistant to…

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10 pieces of rubbish baby advice you need to ignore

No sooner have you popped your new baby out, then a wave of advice, remarks and “helpful” observations will start coming your way. If you’re not careful, you will start drowning in it. Some remarks…

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How to cope with sleep regressions in the first year

The first time your new baby hits a sleep regression it will take you by surprise. Whether your child is a champion sleeper, or a bit of a nightmare, the regression is a massive shock…

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Why your newborn won’t nap unless held and what to do about it

We all know that babies need naps – so why then are they so ridiculously resistant to taking them? During the early days after being born, babies are pretty easy to get to sleep. They…

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11 things parents forget about the first year

My youngest daughter is edging closer to 18 months and has left the baby days behind her. My two toddlers are brilliant fun, and I love watching them do new things every day. But as…

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Why not cherishing every minute does NOT make you a bad mum

Time with your children is very precious. We love them to absolute pieces, and they grow up way too fast. That first year is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of affair. Then when you add more children…

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Top tips for moving house with a newborn baby

Having a baby and moving house can be two of the most stressful things you can do. So what happens when you combine the two together? Moving home when you have just had a baby…

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Surviving the Witching Hour with your newborn baby

You gain a hell of a lot when you become a mother, but you also lose a few things too. Your marbles being one of them. For me, one of the biggest losses that I…

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New mummy anxiety

Leaving the house. An action that was once just a simple matter of popping on your shoes and heading out of the door, becomes a tad more complicated with a baby in tow. There’s the…

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Mum knows best

When it comes to babies there is no one-size-fits-all solution. As new parents we struggle with so many worries about whether we are doing it right and how on earth can we get the hang…

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New mama loneliness

Of all the things I expected motherhood to make me feel, lonely was definitely not one of them. You would think it was a matter of simple mathematics. When you add a baby to the…

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