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When Do Babies Recognise Themselves in the Mirror?

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Babies don’t develop self-awareness until they’re around two years old. At around this time, they’ll come to realise that they’re seeing themselves when they look in the mirror. Until this point, they may not quite understand just what they see in the mirror. They may even think they’re seeing another baby they can play with! […]

What To Wear When Breastfeeding

Whether you’re about to start breastfeeding, or you’re already nursing and you’re wondering if you can make things any easier, choosing what to wear when breastfeeding can make all the difference. Should I Wear a Nursing Bra? Nursing bras can make feeding your baby a lot more comfortable, and a lot more straightforward. There are […]

Cloth Sanitary Pad Care & Use

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We’re all taking steps to reduce our impact on the environment – from recycling where we can and reducing the amount of meat and dairy in our diets to limiting the amount of plastic we consume. And for many of us, this extends to choosing reusable period products such as period pants and cloth pads. […]

Antihistamines When Breastfeeding: Dealing With Allergies

If you’re breastfeeding, any medication you take may pass through your breastmilk to your baby. As a result, you might be reluctant to take any medication for as long as you’re nursing. But if you suffer from serious allergies, can you still take antihistamines? In this post we’ll explore the official advice on taking antihistamines […]

Eight Summer Activities for Babies

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Your baby’s brain will grow so much in their first two years, so it’s important to make sure you keep them entertained while helping them develop and explore their world. We’ve picked a selection of summer activities that you can enjoy with your little one both in the house or outside in the sunshine. Sensory […]

Signs of Ovulation After Giving Birth

All of your ovarian activity stops during pregnancy. This means that, among other things, you’ll stop having periods while you’re pregnant. After birth, you’ll eventually start ovulating again so you’ll soon start having periods once more. It also means you’ll be fertile – you can get pregnant again surprisingly soon after giving birth! How Soon […]

How To Dress a Baby in Summer

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On hot summer days it’s important to keep your baby cool and comfortable. In this post we’ll discuss some general tips on how to dress your baby in summer. Will you be travelling with your baby this summer? Be sure to check out our essential packing checklist for travelling with a baby or young child! […]

When Is It Too Late to Start Breastfeeding?

Some new mums start breastfeeding their babies, only to switch to bottle feeding later on. Other mums start with bottle feeding, but later decide that they want to switch to breastfeeding – or to a  combination of breastfeeding and pumping. Whether you stopped breastfeeding for a while and want to return to it, or you […]

Things Not To Do After Giving Birth

It’s important to look after your physical health and mental wellbeing in the days, weeks, and months after you give birth. Look after yourself and you’ll be in a better place to look after your baby. Talk to your doctor or midwife about any precautions you may need to take after giving birth. You can […]

When Does Breastfeeding Get Easier?

It will take time for your body to adjust to breastfeeding, and for you and your baby to get used to each other. But if you’re wondering when breastfeeding gets easier, this short guide explains what to expect from the first few days, weeks, and months of breastfeeding. If you’re yet to have your baby, […]

How Long Do Postpartum Night Sweats Last and When Do They Stop?

Heavy sweating is very common following pregnancy. It’s a condition known as postpartum night sweats, and almost all new mothers will experience it. The most confusing thing about the heavy sweating that follows pregnancy is that it can happen at any time, even when you’re sitting completely still. Yet the sweating is most likely to […]

What To Put in a Baby Hamper For New Parents

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Baby hampers make thoughtful gifts for new parents. Rather than presenting a single larger gift, with a baby hamper you can instead give new parents a collection of smaller items, all lovingly presented in a beautiful box or basket. Whether you’re looking for a meaningful gift for a baby shower, or you just want to […]

Pelvic Floor Exercises After You’ve Given Birth

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During your pregnancy and birth, your pelvic floor muscles can become stretched, which can weaken your bladder and bowel control. In this post we’ll discuss some simple pelvic floor exercises you can do after you’ve given birth to help you regain control of your bladder and bowel. You might also hear pelvic floor exercises referred […]

How to Break the Breastfeeding Sleep Association

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The first few weeks of your baby’s life can be beautiful. But there’s no denying that, for many new mums, postpartum can be exhausting. Your body will still be recovering from the birth, your baby won’t yet have a stable sleep cycle, and on top of all this, you’ll have to navigate the challenges of […]

How Often Should You Dust At Home?

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The more often you dust, the easier you’ll find it to keep your home clean and free from allergens. So how often should you dust your home? It all depends on a few factors. Some things can encourage the build-up of dust in your home – such as if you live with pets, or if […]

First Period After Birth – What To Expect

If you’re approaching your due date, or if you’ve just recently given birth, you might be wondering about when you’ll start having your period again. So we put together this essential guide to what you should expect from your first period after birth, and when you should expect it. When Will My Period Start Again […]