New Mum

Benefits of swaddling your baby

Baby swaddling is the practice of firmly wrapping your baby with a blanket so they feel warm and secure, just as though they were still in mum’s womb. Baby swaddling has been practiced by mums for centuries, but modern mums have reawakened this practice as a way of soothing fussy infants, and helping to calm […]

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Breastfeeding Strategies for the Working Mum

You’ve just had your little bundle of joy and then you’re trying to adjust to the novelty of being a mother and what all of that means, trying to comprehend the changes your body has gone through and bonding with this new human you have just birthed.hello Your emotions see-saw through joy, love, sometimes sadness […]

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Prickly Heat Rash

Your baby’s skin is so delicate and can easily become dry and irritated. The most common irritation in babies is a prickly heat rash. With the right treatment this pesky rash can quickly and easily be dealt with.   How is a heat rash caused? A heat rash appears when your baby overheats in hot […]

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Tips to Clean your Baby’s Mouth

Your baby puts a lot of things in his mouth. It’s showing curiosity and an important way for him to learn. But it is also an easy way for germs and bacteria to cause illness. So you need to make sure your baby’s mouth is clean and protected. The importance of cleaning their mouths Babies […]

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How to Clean Cradle Cap

Skin conditions on your new born can be very worrying, however more often than not it’s just dry skin that babies can be very prone to. Cradle cap is very common in babies and there is a simple treatment that can clear it up without any cause for concern.   What is Cradle Cap?   […]

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How to brush your baby’s teeth

You’ll see that first tooth start budding from around 6 months old so it’s best to start looking after it early! The earlier you get him into a routine, the easier he’ll take to it.   How to brush his teeth Your baby will have 20 milk teeth in total so try to let him […]

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Tips for Breastfeeding While Taking Medication

It is possible for you to contaminate your breastmilk if you are taking particular drugs.   Are you having to take medication for long periods of time?  Are you on medicines for diabetes?  Or a course of antibiotics?  Or just a one off tablet like a sedative?  Whatever your situation you need to seek advice. […]

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Tips for Breastfeeding

A healthy body and mind is essential when you’re breastfeeding.  A happy mother means a happy baby!  Here are a few tips for you to keep producing good quality milk: Lots of rest! Your mammary glands will produce more milk when you are resting. Make sure you are relaxed during breastfeeding. When you are stressed […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Stretch Marks

Stretch marks! The body bugbear of women everywhere. But what are they and how do they form? Stretch marks happen when your skin is stretched significantly over a short period of time. When your skin stretches on the outside, the inside layers stretch too, causing the lower layers of your skin fibres to tear. This […]

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Safe Cycling

Posted in Baby, Baby Care, New Mum, Toddler

Family holidays can be great fun, especially when you can get out and about and see a bit more of the destination you’re staying in.   Sometimes one of the best ways to get around is by bicycle.   However, you need to make sure that you follow safety rules to ensure a safe trip.  […]

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