Having babies adds pounds but, as we all know, gaining weight when you are pregnant is the “healthy” thing to do. In fact, professionals recommend that women eat 300 more calories a day when pregnant to gain sufficient weight. Of course, after we have the baby, the weight stays on and we find ourselves struggling to lose pounds and feel normal again.
If you are thinking of getting a gift for a friend who’s a new mother, then you will understand what types of things they will need. In those early days, new parents want to have gifts that will be good for their baby, or useful for them. From toys to baby technology, there are many gift ideas that you can give them that will be of huge benefit to them. Here are some of the best gifts you can get for the new mother.
As a new mum, the option of maternity leave might be a stretched out time in your life that feels like ages, but let me assure you, that time goes quickly. Whether it is six weeks, three months, six or twelve months or even longer that you get to take off with your little one, do we really make the most of it? I don’t feel like I did with both of my maternity periods. I wanted to discuss some of the things you could do during your maternity leave to better ourselves and enhance our life in some way for the future. If you are on maternity right now, I hope that this gives you some ideas and inspiration.
If you’re a mum, at some stage you probably began to get the hang of planning ahead, time-management and preparing for rainy days. Trying to stay ahead of things and make sure that you have all of the essentials you need for your household and your kids can often result in you having more than you need. This could mean that you’ve got one too many baby bags for a ‘rainy day’, or an excessive number of unworn clothing items that are collecting dust. Whatever the case may be, unused items can turn into a nuisance with time as they become redundant and take up unnecessary space. That’s why this article will list four forms of clutter that you’re more than likely to have if you’re a mum.
Of all the things that people warned me of when I first announced I was pregnant, very few of them ended up breaking into the top ten of things I should have been prepared for. They mentioned sleepless nights, dirty nappies and sore breasts but these were to be expected with a newborn in the house.
This is a great opportunity to win a Babymel changing bag and nominate one a good nappy changing facility in the Baby Changing Room Awards. Five years after launching the first Baby Changing Room Awards and sponsoring the National Childbirth Trust Baby Change App, Britain’s leading nappy cream brand Sudocrem is once again pioneering the way with a new category to recognise the importance of Changing Places toilets for disabled children.
What with my first baby, Noah, turning 7 yesterday, I thought it would be good to write down some helpful tips for new Mums out there. Having your first child is a very scary and exhilarating time. There is so much information out there to help you get through it, and your mother and other family members to help you and give you advice. The most important thing you need to remember is that you are not alone, and that help available – all you need to do is ask. Knowing about what you need to do to prepare for your first baby can help you in terms of stress and getting ready for your little one’s birth:
Lansinoh are working with me to give away some fabulous breastfeeding products to one of my lucky readers. Breastfeeding reminds me of long nights and days to be honest, where little Noah and Isla would feed. I had a lot of trouble feeding Noah and it only lasted a couple of weeks. Whereas with Isla I didn’t want to stop breastfeeding, but I had to for work reasons. Two contrasting scenarios: I wish I had pushed a little more with Noah and that I could have breastfed for longer. That bond with baby is immeasurable.
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.
It’s never too early to get your child started with a lot of things that will help their health and development. Being active is one of the things you can start encouraging early – even if they haven’t learned to roll over yet! Encouraging an active lifestyle is excellent for your infant, and benefits them as they grow up to. You can help them to develop their coordination, motor skills, and even their confidence by being active with them. If you’re looking for ways to get active with your baby, toddler or older child, try one of these ideas to do fun things together.