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Category: Motherhood

Preparing for Second Baby

If you’ve already got one child – whether they’re a baby, toddler or older child – and are pregnant or planning with number two, this blog post shares some top tips on how to do the juggle that is Baby Number 1 and Baby Number 2! If you’d like to learn more, do visit my…
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Nobody Tells You…

Becca Maberly, pregnancy and postnatal expert and author of “Nobody Tells You”, has created a secret mum club where all the helpful, honest advice about pregnancy, birth and parenthood is kept. On season 1 of my podcast I chatted with Becca about “A Mother Place”, her business that brings information on everything that motherhood brings.…
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My Home Birth Story

I believe that giving birth is a huge subject that, despite experiencing it twice, and I do feel that we don’t always know that much about it. In schools we are not taught about giving birth – you don’t learn the science of giving birth – and this is something I am keen to talk…
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Parenting Across Generations

As part of my work as The Parent and Baby Coach, I am often told by parents that they feel utterly bombarded by the amount of information out there on how they should be parenting. In modern society, parents are easily bamboozled by the onslaught of well-meaning advice – from their parents, aunties, sisters, education…
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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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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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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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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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Motherhood

Vanishing Twins Syndrome

In September 2018, we found out that we were expecting! I knew from very early on, as early as 2-3 weeks, because already I had an inkling… Something about me felt pregnant, which I didn’t have last time around! Come 5-6 weeks, I was taken down by exhaustion, sickness and was just completely wiped out.…
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Motherhood

Preparing for your Second Baby

As I move through my second pregnancy, I have been turning my attention to the full range of emotions that come from being about to bring a second baby into our family: excitement and trepidation seem to be the two main conflicting emotions that a lot of parents go through and both are absolutely natural…
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Motherhood

Our Birth Story – Reflecting back…

Rupert’s Birth Story   Part One – The Run Up… At just under 39 weeks pregnant, it was a cold and crisp Friday and I was setting my out of office email thinking I should begin to wind work down with just over a week pf pregnancy to go. I had a relaxing week or…
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Motherhood

Saving the Environment – One nappy at a time!

Review of the Kit and Kin nappy brand I started 2018 a lot more mindful of our family impact on the environment, having had a baby very recently. Not only that, but Veganuary was kicking off, and social media was awash with pictures of sea life dying from plastic consumption from a recent Blue Planet…
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Motherhood

Patiently Pumping – Our Pumping Journey!

I was very keen on pumping alongside breastfeeding from the very word go as I wanted my husband to be involved with bedtimes, therefore pumping enough during the day time to give him a bottle in the evenings. When Rupert was born, I soon realised that pumping would be a much bigger part of my…
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Motherhood

Our Breastfeeding Journey

And so this is where it ends… I don’t think the end of a breastfeeding journey is ever easy for any mother. Whether it is at day five because your baby just wont latch, week 12 because you are not producing enough milk, or month 9 when you return to work. There is that very…
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Motherhood

The Fourth Trimester – Highs and Lows

Fourteen weeks old and counting. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish that time would stand still, and I could cuddle my newborn baby boy forever. We no longer fit into that “take it easy, you have a newborn” category and life is mostly back to normal… I’m both excited but…
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Motherhood

Why Formula and Nipple Shields saved Breastfeeding for us!

A whole month has passed since our little man arrived, and it now feels like we are getting into our own rhythm, so time to sit and think about our journey from birth until now, with one of the biggest things of course being feeding! The big and sometimes controversial subject of how best to…
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Motherhood

Experience into Practice….The Parent and Baby Coach becomes a Parent!

So, this is the time that I have been waiting for, for the last 16 plus years… The start of my new life as a Mummy, with our baby boy due any day. We are 9 days from due date, to be exact, but of course we all know that it is never worth counting…
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