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Keeping Your Little One Safe in the Sun This Summer

Keeping Your Little One Safe in the Sun This Summer

Summer is officially here and we have some lovely weather ahead this week. While we will be heading outdoors with the whole family to enjoy the sun, our little ones need a little extra attention in terms of their sun protection so here are a few tips to keep your little people safe in the…
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Raising curious and inclusive children

Raising Curious and Inclusive Children

We have been shocked and saddened at recent events in the US and the killing of ablack man by a white policeman, which has brought to the forefront of our mindsthe complex topic that is racism and white privilege.  Although we are by no means experts in this field and are very much still learninglike…
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Why I don’t believe in Colic

Why I Don’t Believe in Colic

There, I said it…  The thing is you see, colic is a very general term for an unhappy baby. The NHS definition of colic is “when your baby cries a lot, but there is no obvious cause”. For me, that is just not true. Crying is communication, so if your baby seems to be very…
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Why Setting up Sleep from an Early Age has Huge Benefits for Everyone

Why Setting up Sleep from an Early Age has huge Benefits for Everyone

When I am working with clients on their little ones sleep, one of the most common questions I often get is “what could I have done earlier on to avoid having to do sleep coaching now”, or “Is there any thing I can do with my second child so that we get things right from…
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Preparing for Isolation with Small Children

Preparing for Isolation with Small Children

Although the schools and nurseries are currently still open, many of you with younger children will have noticed the quick closure of many local Mum and Baby groups, baby classes and playgroups. We are being advised to stay at home unless it is necessary to go out and get food supplies. Lots with symptoms will…
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Weaning

Eating as a Family

One of the challenges I am asked about the most (sleep aside!) is fussy eating. Fussy eating is at an all-time high, with ever increasing numbers of children only eating a handful of limited foods, and it is, understandably, something which parents really worry about. The good news is that there are things you can…
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Balancing bath and beditme with a baby and toddler

Balancing bath and bedtime with a baby and toddler

Bringing a new baby into your little family bubble can be a daunting, yet exciting, experience for second time parents. The fear of how to deal with two children, when you have one child who holds your attention, starts to become real and you begin to try and work out how things will work logistically.…
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Christmas Travelling and Routines

Christmas travelling and routines

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! I just love Christmas and can’t wait to spend it with my boys and loved ones, but I know that for a lot of people, Christmas brings with it a lot of anxiety about travelling, staying elsewhere with their babies and change of routine. I wanted…
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BREAST PUMP REVIEWS: STABILITY VERSUS FLEXIBILITY

Breast Pump Reviews: Stability versus Flexibility

I have finally gotten around to writing my breast pump reviews, after what has now been 4 months of using both the Medela Swing and the Elvie pump. They are both so different and I am still enjoying using both pumps but I wanted to review them in a way that makes things clearer for…
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4 Month Routine

Fall Back: How to Prepare your Little Person for the Winter Clock Change

Winter is fast approaching and this means not only Halloween, Fireworks and Christmas, but also the clock change! Uh oh! Something that many of my lovely clients worry about, particularly when they have spent so long getting their little people into beautiful sleep and routine patterns only for it to be all thrown up into…
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