Bringing a new-born baby home is a joyous time for everyone, this little person that you have been waiting for all this time is finally home where you can love and care for them. To help them settle in, you need to start working on your bedtime routine so that they can get used to you and the family. One of the most important things to master is the night-time, you want them to sleep as much at night as possible. If you are new to parenthood, then here are some tips to getting night time right.
I recently saw a big topic over on mumsnet this week about who to have in the delivery suite with you. There is a debate over whether to have Mum, or partner and whether the partner would feel left out if the Mum went in with you. Well, I had both in the room with Noah, my first, and I am extremely glad I did have them both.
I was thinking about how different it has been going through the potty training process with Isla (my second) compared to Noah (my first) and it made me laugh. So I thought I’d write it up in the hope that other people have a giggle and relate or realise how stress free the second time round is. With Noah I took a weeks annual leave to focus on potty training. With Isla I took no holiday! With Noah I had toddler wipes, baby wipes, loo roll, training pads, pull ups and lots of talc to hand. With Isla she had knickers and loo roll. With Noah I had Potty’s all over the house in case he needed a wee. With Isla we had one, in one place which she made it to every time (so what was I worrying about with Noah?) With Noah I made sure our journeys were short and we went for a wee before we left for any trip, even if short. With Isla we jump in the car and go, if she needs a wee we just pull over and she pee’s en route. We don’t care do we girls? With Noah I had a […]
Gardening can often take up a lot of time and effort. With more people leading busy lives, the idea of a low maintenance garden is ever more appealing. Most people don’t have gardeners, so here are a few ideas to help you achieve gardening perfection with a minimum of effort.
From the very day you find out you are pregnant a million things will run through your head, it is an incredibly exciting time but it’s also a time when many of us will be looking to tighten those belts (money wise obviously, there’s not much hope of that happening with the bump in the way!) I always worry about money and how we will cope when the maternity pay kicks in, as I am sure many of you mummies-to-be and daddies-to-be do. One great way of getting some “help” is to use websites like mumandbabyonline who pride themselves on helping you to save those valuable pennies. Sign up to the newsletter; you fill out one simple form that in turn signs you up to other companies such as Boots, Hipp, Huggies and Pampers, giving you the opportunity to start saving straight away on all those essential baby needs. How does it help you save I hear you say? You will get access to vouchers, fantastic competitions and emails from mumandbabyonline with updates monthly, so you’ll never miss out. Another way of helping out with the monthly finances, is to check out what you are entitled to; have a look […]
Preparing for the arrival of your little one can be a huge undertaking and can often bring worry and stress to you at a time when you should be trying to enjoy your pregnancy, relaxing and maybe even putting your feet up! Here, experts from The Baby Show offer guidance and advice for expectant parents so you can begin your incredible journey to parenthood with only ease and excitement. The Baby Show is taking place at London Excel between Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February. Get Organised Being prepared and organised is the first step in making a stress-free environment for your newborn. Sit down and plan exactly what you think you need for your baby and write a list as it allows you to carefully think things through and consider what you really do need. Ask for help Having a baby is wonderful but it can also be quite daunting and confusing so don’t be afraid to ask others for their opinion. Ask friends and family their recommendations on products and key milestones, they will often offer advice that you may not have even thought of. There are always experts on hand to help and you can often find […]