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10 Tips For Flying (Successfully) With Baby

10 Tips For Flying (Successfully) With Baby

1. Be calm and tell yourself that it will be a great flight 2. Prepare to let baby have something during takeoff and landing. Some articles online claim that as long as the baby does not have any ear problems, ears should not hurt during takeoff and landing. In my personal experience, Jacob seems a […]

Flying With Baby – What To Pack

Flying With Baby – What To Pack

  it your first time flying with bub? This may be a nerve racking experience for some! Check out these tips to make your trip as smooth as possible. Warm layers – The plane can get pretty cold so I usually dress Jacob in a regular onesie and socks and bring along his pajamas to […]

Babywearing Part Three – Stretchy Wraps

Babywearing Part Three – Stretchy Wraps

  Stretchy wraps, in my opinion, are IDEAL for newborns.  They are so soft and keep a newborn baby so close and snuggled with its wearer – it’s such a great way to transition a newborn from the womb.   All stretchy wraps are made different, depending on the fabric used, the length (although this […]

Not What You Expect

Not What You Expect

  Since becoming a mother, people have been offering advice more than ever. In addition to the well-intended advice I receive, I also tend to inform myself by reading widely on parenting issues. Recently I read two different articles, one on guilt­ free parenting and another on refraining from saying “be careful” to your child. […]

Postpartum Red Flags

Postpartum Red Flags

  Congratulations you’re a mum, and if the physical symptoms we outlined in postpartum pests weren’t enough for you, here are some more postpartum red flags that you should never ignore: You can’t get out of bed in the morning – not in a fatigue kind of way, but in a ‘I just don’t feel […]

Babywearing Part Two - Ring Slings and Pouches

Babywearing Part Two – Ring Slings and Pouches

In part two of the series, we will be looking at Ring Slings and Pouches. These are probably the second most well known baby carriers after Soft Structured Carrier’s.  Both are marketed as being good for newborns and toddlers alike, but current recommendations on safe babywearing would suggest that pouch carriers are not suitable for newborns. […]

Babies Communicate Through Crying

Babies Communicate Through Crying

  No one likes to hear a baby crying inconsolably. It is one of the hardest things to hear and whilst  this post is about crying, I’m not talking about that sort of crying, nor am I advocating that you let your baby cry without reason. I’m talking about learning the various cries your baby […]

How To Do Infant Massage

How To Do Infant Massage

  As a qualified massage therapist and mother of two, I wanted to share with you the joy of baby/toddler massage and it’s benefits. Massage is the perfect way to strengthen the loving bond with your child. If it’s your new bundle of joy, massage helps develop their first sense of interaction through touch, stimulating […]

Babywearing Part One - Soft Structured Carriers

Babywearing Part One – Soft Structured Carriers

  In part one of the series we will be looking at “Soft Structured Carriers” (SSC). I’ve set this first in the series, because these types of carriers are the most well known and can be found in most baby stores. They can be used from newborn, most of the time (sometimes needing a newborn […]

An Introduction To Babywearing

An Introduction To Babywearing

  I am a mother of 3. Since the birth of my third child, I have become somewhat addicted to all things babywearing (I crossed out ‘somewhat’ because my husband tells me I’ve definitely crossed that line!) Baby wearing started out as a necessity. The more I delved into the world of babywearing (and there […]