The Benefits of Babywearing

In our busy modern lives we can forget the need for close physical contact with our babies, particularly when we are rushing around working, shopping and caring for others. It can be easy to find your baby has spent a lot of their day simply being moved from place to place in their car seat, travel-system and crib. What is Babywearing? Babywearing means the practice of carrying or wearing a baby in a sling or […]

How to help your children (and you!) sleep well at night

A couple of months  ago we posted our article on Safe Sleep for Babies, but sleep is equally as important for your older children and for you. Why is sleep important? Good sleep is essential for good health. It is as important as nutrition and exercise for everyone, both children and adults. We know what it’s like when our children (or us!) haven’t had a good night’s sleep – it can affect their mood, behaviour […]

Love, Love, Love – The Love of a Mother for her Child

Our post today is in celebration of Valentine’s Day. However, it is not the usual stuff of Valentine’s Day – the celebration of or the hope of romantic love or all that sweet sugary marketing hype that we have all become used to. No, today I want to celebrate motherhood. In particular, I want to celebrate one very special mother, a lady called Cath Fenton. Last week, my middle son, Thomas, and I had the […]

Can You Lower Your Risk Of Pre-Eclampsia?

What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia (also written as preeclampsia) is a condition affecting some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy (after 20 weeks). In the UK up to 6% of pregnancies are affected with mild pre-eclampsia, with 1-2% of cases severe. Figures indicate that 5-8% of pregnancies in the US are affected by pre-eclampsia. What are the symptoms of pre-eclampsia? The signs of mild pre-eclampsia are high blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in […]