Mum self-care

Being a mum without a mum

This blog is for all those mums-to-be who have lost someone close to them, someone they relied on or looked forward to sharing new baby moments with. I rarely discuss it but I lost my mum to cancer when I was 14. Although this was a tough time, kids are super resilient (as I mentioned …

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Baby-wearing and the TICKS guidelines

Baby-wearing is all the rage at the moment with many benefits for both parent and child. A few of these include improved bonding, reduced chance of flat-heat syndrome and hands-free holding. Using a carrier or sling can even reduce the incidence of postnatal depression. However, baby-wearing can so easily go wrong if you’re not quite …

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Giggling babies at bedtime!

Is it just us or does your baby get all giggly and jolly just as you’re settling them down for the night? Isaac’s bedtime is often his happiest time of the day. This seemed a little odd to us at first as we expected him to be sleepy and if anything a little grumpy. We …

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The 4 month sleep regression

I am sitting here expressing milk for the 4th time tonight (no not tonight… its now 6am, how did that happen?!) My 4 month old has hit a tricky spot, namely the infamous ‘sleep regression’! I did not see this coming after our blissful sleeps since 11 weeks (please refer to my previous super smug …

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