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Designing a home that works for you and the kids

Designing a home that works for you and the kids

Family-friendly homes can be stylish places and at Totter + Tumble, we like to think we have floor play covered for you. Our subtle memory foam playmats are designed to suit your modern home and protect little movers too, with different aesthetics and two sizes available to suit different spaces. If you need some interiors…
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How to Prepare your Little Person for the Winter Clock Change

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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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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Placenta Capsules: My Experience

If you’ve been following my postnatal journey on Instagram, you’ll know that I made the decision second time round to take placenta capsules after having my son, Felix, in May. As The Parent and Baby Coach, this is an area that I’ve always been interested in the science behind and something that I wanted to…
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The Little Black & White Book Project review

The Little Black & White Book Project review

Recently, I have been very lucky to receive the most beautiful box of books from Ruth Bradford, who owns The Little Black & White Book Project. Ruth is a Bristol-based Mummy and entrepreneur, who publishes black and white animal illustrations for babies and toddlers. She combines her love for animals with her passion as a…
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Newborn sleep

Newborn Sleep

A huge congrats to Meghan and Harry on the arrival of their new little baby boy! I am so excited for their journey into Parenthood and I don’t doubt that they will make the most amazing parents. I hope to be joining their little boy gang very soon, all be it second time over! So…
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Weaning

Signs Baby is ready for Weaning

So, you have managed to get through the first few months unscathed (more or less!), you are finally getting to grips with your baby, their routine, their needs and their funny little ways and now we are about to tip it all on its head and throw something else into the mix: weaning! As your…
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An Easter Recipe from Wyld Cookery

Today I am thrilled to welcome lovely Fran, from Wyld Cookery, to my blog. Fran is my other half on our popular Weaning Workshops and I’m so lucky to work alongside her. She is a Mummy of two and has a wealth of recipe ideas to support weaning and encouraging our little ones to eat…
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Combatting Early Morning Waking

Combatting Early Morning Waking

After my super successful recent Instagram Live on Early Morning Waking, I promised I would run through some of the most useful tips and techniques I use, all trialled and tested with many clients over the years. The way in which you approach the early waking of your child will, of course, depend on their…
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Springing Forward – Saving Routines When the Clock Changes…

Springing Forwards – dealing with the clock change and your baby’s routine

The clock change is upon us once again, and for most this means longer days and that summer is on the way – hurrah! For some of us, though (us parents!), this can mean concerns about your child or baby’s routine and worry about how best to deal with it… Here are my top tips…
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Online Baby Sleep & Routine Course

Online Baby Sleep & Routine Course

If you follow me on social media, then you may have seen that on March 1st I launched a super duper new product and I took a very exciting step in my business by producing the Online Baby Sleep & Routine Course. I wanted to take the time to write about this process and record…
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Motherhood

Becoming a Mummy – Second Time Over!

For those of you who already have a second or even third baby, you will appreciate that this blog is being squeezed in amongst a never-ending to-do list, whilst having a toddler demanding every minute of your attention! Much like the second baby that is growing in my tummy, the attention still focuses much on…
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