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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Top Toys for Playing Outside

We hear a lot about how important it is for children to get into the fresh air and play outside. But does that really mean you need to fill your garden up with loads of plastic products? We prefer a more natural and simple approach to playing, and one that will inspire your children to use their imaginations (and be less painful on your finances!). Here are our top toys for playing outside. A scooter, […]

What Is Gentle Parenting?

It can be easy to feel totally overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting advice you can get as a new parent. There are so many books and website forums recommending different approaches and you find people give you completely different opinions on the ‘right’ way to raise your child. Every parent-child relationship is different and it is important to remember that what works for one person isn’t necessarily right for you. You may come across […]

Positive Discipline Practices

No parent enjoys being the disciplinarian. It’s one of the less fun aspects of being a parent, but it’s also a necessary evil. Proper discipline is key to helping your child develop good habits from an early age, habits that will help them better interact with their peers and settle well in school. Is there one way to discipline your child? Absolutely not! As any experienced parent will tell you, a lot of the job […]

10 Mum and Daughter Playtime Activities You Should Learn

Mothers and daughters have a very special relationship. Bonding with your little girl through play time will not only help with her intelligence but also with her social skills and self esteem. Looking for some ideas? We’ve come up with 10 activities that each provide a different benefit to her develop, in addition to being fun for the both of you. Colour Recognition: Learning to recognize different colours can help your child identify all kinds […]

8 New Mum Myths Debunked

For any expectant mother, it may seem like the moment you announce you’re pregnant, you become bombarded by advice and opinions for every angle. While most of it is supplied with good intentions, this is also the reason so many myths are out there surrounding motherhood. Thankfully, these eight myths have proven to be 100% false: Myth No. 1: There is only one right way. When it comes to parenting, there is no one way […]

The Impact of Parenthood on Marriage

Starting a family is exciting. However, no one is prepared for all the changes that come with adding children into the mix. Your relationship is going to be tested as you figure out what “normal” means now. It can seem impossible to invest attention and energy into your marriage. However, with just a bit of effort, the two of you can become even closer. What You Expect of Yourself The reality of not enough sleep […]

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