How To Manage Nausea And Vomiting (Aka Morning Sickness) In Pregnancy

The majority of pregnant women experience morning sickness – nausea and vomiting. It usually affects women in the early stages of pregnancy during the first trimester from around 6 weeks (and up to 12 weeks). It’s officially known as NVP (nausea and vomiting in pregnancy), although you will more often hear it called morning sickness. This is a bit of a misnomer as it can actually happen at any time of day. No-one really understands […]

Pushy Parents and Competitive Mums. Are YOU One Of These?

There is a fine line between being a supportive parent and a pushy parent. Are you guilty of crossing this line? Most of us probably are at some point during our parenting journey. Here at Easy Mom and Baby, we’re feeling a bit uncomfortable as we can recognize ourselves in much of what follows. If you find you want your child to do something more than they want to, then you might just be being […]

6 Ideas For Healthy Kids’ Party Food (That They Will Love)

Planning food for a kid’s party doesn’t mean you have to go shopping for tons of cocktail sausages, crisps and sugary junk. We prefer real, natural food, especially for our kids. So we thought we’d share some of our favourite ways to make healthy party snacks. They’re easy to make too! Fruit Kebabs – just slice some fruit and slide it onto a wooden BBQ skewer. We like the rainbow colours of strawberries, blueberries, chunks […]

Which Essential Oils Can You Use In Pregnancy And Childbirth?

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts which can be helpful to aid relaxation and reduce anxiety during both pregnancy and childbirth, provided you are generally healthy. If you’re interested in using essential oils, it’s sensible to check with your midwife first, particularly if you have diabetes or high (or low) blood pressure or any other medical conditions. Or you could consult a qualified aromatherapist. If you experience bleeding during your pregnancy then using essential […]

Wrapped in Swaddling Clothes – Bamboo Style

The background to swaddling your baby When you have a newborn baby, you are likely to be bombarded with advice. Do this, don’t do this! Do that, don’t do that! There are definitely trends in baby care – what your mother did with you, may not be what you choose to do with your baby. One technique which seems to have stood the test of time is that of swaddling your baby. Yes, there was […]