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 […]



Top tips for protecting your baby in the sun

We love sunshine! Topping up on your Vitamin D levels is important for health but it is also important to keep your little ones safe. There are far safer ways for you and your baby to get your daily dose of Vitamin D. Remember that if your baby is less than six months old, their skin is thin and delicate. It doesn’t yet contain much melanin – this is the pigment that gives hair, eyes […]



Amazing facts about placentas

What is the placenta? The placenta is an amazing organ. It is attached to the lining of the womb during pregnancy and is crucial for the development of your unborn child. Every single minute one pint of blood is pumped through it to the uterus. The baby’s blood and mother’s blood never mix but pass through separate arteries in the placenta. If they did mix, the mother’s blood would produce antibodies as a defence against […]



The Great Baby Sleeping Debate

So how well does your baby sleep? Sleep is so important for healthy babies and their tired parents! There are a few lucky parents who wonder what all the fuss is about, whereas the rest of us tear our hair out trying to establish good sleeping patterns. As with everything baby, there are so many opposing views. So, should you leave your baby to cry? Should you nurse him to sleep? Should you wait until […]



Working Whilst Pregnant – 5 Tips To Keep You Healthy

Provided you are generally healthy there is usually no reason not to continue working throughout your pregnancy. You may want to put in place some changes to your normal routine. If you have a long commute, working from home can be an option on occasions. Or you may wish to avoid peak travel times, so you’re not travelling when it’s really busy. In the UK you are entitled to ask your employer to make reasonable […]



7 Simple Steps to Increase Your Milk Supply

So you thought that breastfeeding would come naturally right?  For some women it does, and milk supply is never a problem. For others, and I’m amongst those, breastfeeding was always tricky, mainly because my milk supply was so low. We tend to get offered practical support on how to breastfeed – positioning  the baby etc, but until recently the issue of low supply of milk was not sufficiently addressed. Breastfeeding can be and should be […]



How To Manage Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety can be very stressful for your child. It can also be very stressful and frustrating for you as parent. Bear in mind that it is a totally normal stage of your child’s emotional development. It’s very common and forms part of many people’s parenting journey. Separation anxiety and fear of strangers often happens between about six months and three years old. Remember that your child will grow out of this. What is separation […]



The Best Brain-Boosting Baby Food

Once your baby starts weaning and consuming more solids, it can be overwhelming trying to plan the menu for someone who can’t yet speak. Babies need the right blend of nutrients daily to help them grow and develop properly, which is why planning is important. One of the most crucial things to consider is their brain development, so they can begin recognizing shapes, colours and objects, processing what they hear around them and then one […]



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 […]




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