Hush Little Baby Don’t You Cry

Of course ‘sleeping through the night’ is the dream for most parents. Is Mia sleeping through right now? No. Am I shattered? Yes. She’s 5 months old and it’s never too late to start sleep training. Luckily for me there’s a glimmer of hope that’s come in the form of my good friend Heidi of The Parent and Baby Coach.…
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First Impressions Of Chicco Next 2 Me Crib

for baby’s sleep time… In my post “My Most Used Baby Bits” I featured the Chicco Next 2 Me Crib and subsequently received lots of emails from you guys asking me what it’s like. So here’s why it’s the one thing I’ve recommended to anyone having a baby! Welcome to the world… When I fell pregnant I spent a long…
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Learning Corner: January

Tips like “babies shouldn’t be awake for longer than 2 hours at a time” and “if the vest has split shoulders you can pull them down rather than over the baby’s head” (thanks Meera 🙂 ) I only learned after I’d had Mia. So here’s my new regular series imaginatively named ‘Learning Corner’. Snippets, blog posts and other articles that…
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My Most Used Baby Bits…

During my pregnancy like many I made a spreadsheet of everything I needed for the baby. It was split into ‘newborn’, ‘0-3’ and ‘3-6 months’, ‘nap time’, ‘bath time’ and ‘feeding’. I’m really glad I did this because it meant by the time Mia was here I didn’t need to worry about what we didn’t have. I’ve been asked a…
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Nurseries: Space Saving Solutions

Small nurseries require big ideas! We all know that babies need a lot of ‘stuff’ so it’s crucial to organise a nursery the best way possible to maximise the space you do have. When it came to figuring out the best way to set up Mia’s room, I did some research and came up with a list of pointers that…
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Post Natal Depression or Baby Blues?

It’s just so confusing…   For the past year I’ve been seeing a counsellor for anxiety and panic attacks. I knew I wasn’t depressed so didn’t want to go down the medication route and after months of counselling only now do I understand the root of the problem. But when you become a new mum, it’s a whole different ball…
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Bathtime According to Babies

Scrub-a-dub-dub Baby Mia tells us her story… Boy do I love bathtime?! “A chance for me to show off my smiles to Daddy. Oh and pose for the photos Mummy sends to people and splash around in 37 degree water. It’s so nice that they’re both in the bathroom with me. But sometimes I prefer just one of them because…
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Modern Baby Buys: New Season Girl’s

The other day I braved mine and Mia’s first trip alone to Westfield and it was a real girls trip! For those who don’t know, it’s a HUGE indoor shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush with nearly every shop you can imagine. In four hours I visited M&S, Next, Mamas & Papa’s and eventually ran out of time to shop for myself.…
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Well This Is Unexpected…

It’s no secret that the introduction to motherhood is different for everyone. For me it’s nothing like I expected. And now almost two months on, I’m still experiencing new things that surprise me everyday. Mother’s Instinct Call it common sense or just understanding your baby but parent intuition IS a thing. But it may not happen straight away. For me…
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What A Difference 6 Weeks Makes…

  Reality’s kicked in, you’re out of that first week haze and you’re trying (trying being the operative word here) to get some kind of structure back in your life. After all the fluffy pillows, clouds and love hearts of the first two weeks now’s the time where the sleep deprivation side effects have well and truly kicked in. Who…
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Isabella Oliver: The Style Interview

  There’s no denying that being pregnant (and the weeks that follow) can be a real fashion test. Even for even those with a more stylish and sartorial eye. While I was fortunate to have the time to really shop around during my preggo days, some aren’t so lucky. So there’s a need for a go-to brand that’ll always deliver.…
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Two weeks later…

“Having a curry? Ooo, watch the baby doesn’t fall out! Hahahahaha!!” Hmm. If only it were that easy. That definitely wasn’t the case when on the thirty fifth hour and two hours of pushing, feeling completely defeated and in the mother of all excruciating pain (and still no sign of baby) I tried taking the IV drips out from my hand…
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