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 […]



How To Spot The Signs Of Postnatal Depression

Having a baby is a time of immense change in your life. Being pregnant, preparing to be a parent and actually becoming a parent are new and unknown. It’s a time that can be very stressful and difficult to navigate. When you become a new parent it can be hard to talk openly about having negative feelings because you can feel pressured that everything should be marvellously under control and you should be constantly happy […]



What Should You Eat When You’re Breastfeeding?

If you’ve decided to breastfeed, you don’t need to start a special diet. What’s important is to make sure you’re eating a balanced and varied diet to maintain your energy levels. You will need some extra energy to sustain you when breastfeeding (and of course for looking after your baby, particularly in the middle of the night!). But you don’t need to ‘eat for two’ and can usually get the nutrients you need from eating […]



First Aid Tips You Should Know As A New Mum – Part 2

Becoming a new mum is an exciting time of great change in your life and the beginning of an amazing journey for you and your baby. It’s important to try to be as prepared as you possibly can. Part of that includes knowing what to do once your baby has arrived. Last week we looked at some common ailments your baby may suffer from. This week we’re focussing on what to do in more serious […]



First Aid Tips You Should Know As A New Mum – Part 1

Becoming a new mum is an exciting time of great change in your life and the beginning of an amazing journey for you and your baby. It’s important to try to be as prepared as you possibly can. Part of that includes knowing what to do once your baby has arrived so we’ve put together some first aid tips and advice for you. There’s so much to cover in this vitally important topic that we’re […]



How to cope with pregnancy hormones

  When you are pregnant your body will change more than ever before. Your altered hormone levels can affect your mood and emotions as well as physically affecting your body. Remember that it is the job of your hormones to help regulate the many changes taking place which will enable your baby to grow and you to go through labour and give birth. Some of the most significant hormones in pregnancy are oestrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, […]



Taking Supplements During Pregnancy

Good nutrition is vital to promote both a healthy pregnancy and baby. It is important to be vigilant about getting enough nutrients to nourish your body and support your baby’s development as best you can. Remember that your nutritional requirements are different during pregnancy as your body is working extra hard; if your body is deficient in a vitamin or mineral, this can have consequences for the health of your baby. You can get most […]



What to do if your baby gets a cold?

It can be worrying as a parent the first time your little baby gets a cold, particularly as they can’t tell you how they’re feeling, nor can they understand what is going on. If your baby comes into contact with other people regularly they will be exposed to a multitude of germs and viruses. Babies and young children tend to get colds quite often and it can seem as if they catch everything that’s going […]



New Year New You?

Happy New Year! The beginning of each year seems to bring a fresh deluge of articles on New Year’s Resolutions – a million mixed messages about how to change your life, what you could be doing, what you should be doing, how to be a better person and be fitter, healthier, richer…so much noise! There is little point (and definitely no psychological gain) from making resolutions just for the sake of making them. We’ve decided […]



How to Treat Baby Eczema

The incredibly sensitive nature of your newborn’s skin makes them far more susceptible to skin irritations and common skin conditions. One such condition is eczema. And while it can make your baby uncomfortable, it can be managed at home to keep it under control. What Is Eczema? Eczema is a type of rash that usually develops in babies within the first six months of life. The most common type of eczema babies develop is known […]




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