When you first have a child, you may think that they barely sleep. After all, it feels like you hardly get any shut-eye between feeding, cuddles, and playtime. But the average newborn should get around sixteen to seventeen hours every single day. You just feel exhausted because they rarely take this sleep in long stretches like adults do. They’ll awake regularly for feeding, changing and sometimes just for a little cry for crying’s sake. While you may be tired, you need to remember that sleep for baby is much more essential than for you as a functioning adult. So be patient and they’ll grow into a more convenient sleeping pattern over the next few months. Here’s everything to know about your bundle of joy’s sleeping patterns, habits, and needs.
If you’re planning to have children or just received news that you’re going to be a parent in the coming months, then you may be wondering how you can prepare your home and your lifestyle to suit the new arrival. One of the very first things that you’ll have to consider is renovating your home in order to suit your children.
The most common things that people think about are security (such as installing cameras and removing any crawl-level hazards) and preparing a kid’s bedroom. People often overlook the importance of preparing their bathrooms for children as well. A kid-friendly bathroom doesn’t mean adding the latest comic book characters to the wall or having colourful tubes of toothpaste, so in this post, we’re going to go in-depth on how you can change your bathroom to be more suitable for children.
I have been so overwhelmed with work and our house move lately I've been struggling to find time to switch off and relax. So I've decided to take a moment and sit back and think about the ways I enjoy relaxing and make sure I fit at least one of these into every single day. And I'm sharing 5 of them to inspire you to carve out some 'me time'.
Both my girls were a complete nightmare to wean off breastfeeding. I was at my wits end because neither of them could be left for more than a few hours even at 9mths old. My breastfeeding story is similar to lots of Mums who find the transition from breast to bottle is a struggle. Here are some top tips to hep if your baby is resisting the change
As the weather transitions into gloomier, shorter, rain-laden days, we can say goodbye to many summer delicacies which gave your menu that lovely rainbow-like colour palette. Versatility is summer’s second name, but autumn can be a tricky time for maintaining a level of diet diversity.
However, this isn’t an excuse to give up on your health goals or lower your diet standards! On the contrary, this dreamy season offers a plethora of healthy bites ideal for keeping you in good shape, cold-resilient and revelling in autumn feasts.
Oil has gotten a bad rap over the past few decades but with the tide turning away from low-fat to good-fat we should all make sure we know which oils are best to cook with while keeping us healthy.
Sugar has become a real problem in our modern diet. The average person consumes around 140 teaspoons a week of the sweet stuff. And it isn't just about how much we spoon into our tea, so much of our sugar consumption is hidden in the foods we buy from cereals to ready meals. Here are some top tips to help you easily curb your sugar intake without too much hassle.
Being a mum is definitely one of the most beautiful things in the world, even though it can be really challenging and sometimes frustrating. One of the issues the majority of new mums deals with right after giving birth is losing weight, which can put a lot of pressure on them. However, you should know that it isn’t impossible! Just stay with us and learn about four practical tips that will inevitably speed up the process of losing your baby weight!
Up to London with Little I for first GOSH appointment. Hoping they can give us some answers to her ongoing immune system issues.
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After the week of scorching heat we can certainly say Summer has arrived! But while the sun brings fun but it also brings danger and protecting our family's skin is top of the agenda on sunny days. I've teamed up with Nivea Sun and Cancer Research UK to bring you some top sun safety tips and test out some family friendly suncreams to avoid tears and tantrums!
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.