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Tummy Time

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Tummy Time

Tummy time is serious business! Not only does it help the development of your baby's neck and shoulder muscles, it's also an opportunity for your baby to start to enjoy movement and play.  You can start to incorporate tummy time as soon as possible, but it's important to remember there is no rush—it's not uncommon for babies to dislike it to start with. Start slow, even as short as a minute at a time, before building up to 20-30 minutes, 2-3 times a day. This process can and should take 3-4 months, so there's no hurry! The end goal is...

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Nappies

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Nappies

Changing nappies is not only a repetitive and daunting task, but it's also (put bluntly) crap! As a new parent, it's essential to have everything you need to change your baby before they arrive. Unfortunately, their digestive system won't wait for you to be ready, or to have all the necessary supplies, so being prepared is crucial.  Here's what you'll need:  Nappies! It seems like a no-brainer, but there's a lot to consider when choosing the nappies you want to use. Cost, environmental impact (by your standards), and ease of use are all important factors to weigh up. Whatever you...

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Sleep

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Sleep

One of the most challenging aspects of being a new mother is learning how to adapt to your new role on limited sleep. Your sleep cycle will change drastically and will be very different from what you are used to. Newborn babies need feeding every 2-3 hours—they will not sleep for more than 3 hours at a time. This daunting schedule will continue for around the first 6-8 weeks. After a few months, your baby may begin sleeping through the night (if you are lucky).  Tips to help your baby off to sleep:  Just like adults, babies need to be...

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Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding

Whether you're a new mother or you've had children before, the first 24 hours after giving birth can be overwhelming. It is entirely normal to experience a full spectrum of emotions during this time. You are not alone. Within an hour of giving birth, one of the most important tasks you will have to undertake will be your child's first-ever breastfeeding session. Your midwife will be on hand to help you through this process, but it will go something like this:  Skin-to-skin contact is the perfect way to get your baby to seek out the breast instinctively. This intimate moment...

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Coronavirus - What I’m Doing as a Mother

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This is not intended to cause panic or to sell product. Coronavirus is more than just a hot topic right now. Beyond the funny memes, and the countless emails from businesses telling you what they're doing to minimise disruption, there is a very real virus. The last thing I want to do is add to the panic because we don't need that right now. As a mother of three — 5 years, 2.5 years, and a newborn — keeping my young family safe is at the forefront of my mind right now. I've had many discussions with friends and family about the...

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