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

Our post today is in celebration of Valentine’s Day.  It was originally published a year ago, but the content is still fresh in my memory and my feelings are as intense about the people involved as they were back then. However, this post 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. […]

Three ways to be a greener parent

These days we are more inclined to be a greener parent and take greater note of the environmental impact of our lifestyle choices. As parents, we have a natural urge to maintain a safe world for our children. But often we make choices that are at odds with the need to tackle urgent environmental issues such as plastic pollution in the sea, carbon emissions and chemical pollution from manufacturing and landfill. Here are three simple […]

Why is my baby crying?

Why is my baby crying?   A baby’s first cry after being born is an emotional and reassuring moment for parents. However, for new parents, continuous crying can become worrying and overwhelming, especially when you are not sure how you can comfort your baby. Everyone knows that babies cry, but some cry more than others and some babies are harder to settle when they do. Here are a few reasons that might explain a baby’s […]

Should we rethink Christmas gifts?

It’s that time of year again when our attention is on Christmas gifts. The nights are drawing in, Christmas lights shine out across town and everywhere we look there is sparkle and glitter. It’s an exciting time, especially for children, but for parents it can be conflicting and stressful as we try to manage our finances, keep our children happy and prevent our homes from being buried under mountains of plastic! It doesn’t help that […]

We Answer Your 5 Top Questions About Breastfeeding

Most pregnant women and new mothers will have heard the phrase ‘breast is best’, and in the UK over ninety percent of expectant mums say they want to breastfeed their babies. There are many benefits to breastfeeding for you and your baby, but like anything new it can be daunting to get to grips with all the facts. So what’s so special about breastmilk? Breast milk provides the nutrition young infants need, in the correct […]

How and when should you start giving your baby solids?

During the first year of life, babies learn an incredible amount, going from tiny infants to boisterous toddlers in the blink of an eye. Beginning to eat solid foods is an important step in your baby’s development, so here are some key facts to help on the way. When to start introducing solid food to your baby? Around the world, advice differs about when it is best for babies to begin with solid foods, and […]

What is Vitamin K and why do we give it to babies?

What is Vitamin K? Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin found in green leafy vegetables, vegetable oils and cereal grains. Full-fat dairy products also contain a form of vitamin K. It was discovered in the early part of the 20th century and found to have an important role in coagulation (clotting) of the blood. It was considered such a significant development that the two scientists who first studied it were awarded the Nobel Prize for […]

What are the benefits of yoga in pregnancy and beyond?

During pregnancy, it is recommended to stay active and take regular moderate exercise. In recent years, this has led to a booming market in classes and groups designed for pregnant women. Many women enjoy prenatal yoga for its combination of relaxation and fitness, and there is evidence that this is beneficial for both mum and baby. Good for your body – Yoga increases strength and flexibility, helping you to prepare your body for childbirth. It […]

5 Natural Methods To Speed Along Labour If You’re Overdue

Research shows only about 1 in 25 babies are born on their actual due date. 1 in 5 arrive at 41 weeks or even later. So remember it’s very common for babies to take their time arriving! But we know (from our own experiences) that it can feel very frustrating to go over your due date. Every day that your baby is in your womb, they are developing and preparing for the world outside. In […]

Why boredom is good for your kids!

Now that the summer holiday season is here and most kids have been off school for a couple of weeks or more, parents and carers everywhere are hearing the dreaded phrase, ‘I’m bored!’. It can be frustrating when kids have been looking forward to time off for weeks, only to claim they’re bored within the first few days (or even hours!) of the holidays. But how should we respond to our children when they tell […]

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