I had to laugh when I read online today, the article in the Daily Mail that Mummy bloggers are talking about and responding to and yes in true blogger network form, I have jumped on the band wagon. But only in as much to say “so blinking what?“… I did like the reference to Gin Lane though.
There is no occasion more beautiful than celebrating the blessing of a baby. Whether it’s your own baby shower or that of a loved one, toasting the bub and mummy-to-be is the first of many treasured memories the two will share. Now tailoring a baby shower worthy of nine months of discomfort – that’s the task at hand!
Whether you are a new mum or a veteran mum, picking out a crib mattress is one of the toughest decisions you are going to make. I say this because there are so many varieties on the market and it’s what your child is going to sleep on for at least 2 years. It’s important that the mattress fits the crib, doesn’t add to the SIDS risk that newborns are prone to, and you have to make sure it’s firm enough. You shouldn’t just go out and buy the first one you see on sale. Let me show you what to look for in a good crib mattress.
You are now past the nerve-wracking trimester of your pregnancy, hence planning for some fun and recreational activities won’t be a wrong move. The first-trimester, I can understand, how nauseatic it can be and getting down to plan something sportive might turn ugly for you. But the good news is, it’s over now and you are living the golden months of a woman’s life. So, pamper yourself as much as possible and bask in around.
Preparing for a baby is a very happy time, but there is a lot that you have to get done before your new born arrives. With all of my pregnant friends around me, it got me thinking about the things you really need. What do you need to purchase in advance in order to be certain that you have everything that your baby could possibly need once he or she is home with you? Check out my tips on what you need to be totally ready for baby’s arrival. A very special life event.
There are so many nice and shining things you can buy when you are expecting your first newborn. Obviously when it comes to baby number two, you know exactly what you need and do not need. With the arrival of my little neice it made me think back to when I was expecting little Noah and here are my useful tips on what is actually useful.
After pregnancy, it is entirely natural for a new mother’s attention to be consumed by the care of her new born baby. It is, however, just as important for women to monitor their own health in the time that follows childbirth, with evidence supporting that some factors related to pregnancy may increase the risk of certain types of breast and gynaecologic cancers.
Did you know from 4 April 2015 both Mums and Dads can share the parental leave and make it work, best, for their family? I know legislation can look and sound scary, but I am sure you are already thinking about how it will benefit you. Or maybe you are like me, thinking this would have been brilliant when I was expecting my children. The Government information for Shared Parental Leave and Pay really breaks it down so it is easy to understand, it is definitely worth a read if you are expecting a baby after 4 April 2015.
I had great plans for fabulously funny YouTube clips for this Teksta Newborn kitty and our pets, but as with all of the children’s toys, they simply ignored her. The cat was not phased by it at all – which is a good thing in a way as I don’t want the animals chewing up or fighting with the children’s toys. But I was disappointed when I didn’t get the footage I was after! The kitty is so cute, she sings a little song, she meows like a little kitten would and she is so dinky. She is the perfect size for my two as they can hold her in their hands and really imagine they are playing with a little kitten. She is a very life-like little robotic kitten at that, retailing at around £19.99 and the only upkeep is batteries: 3 AAA ones. Whereas our cat requires food, litter, insurance and all the other things that come along with a real pet. My little ones are still quite young but I think they got the hang of it towards the end of the video footage, Noah is starting to get the kitty to walk towards his […]
Many of my friends are pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant or have small children and it has been making me think long and hard about when I was pregnant and how life was a huge risk assessment. Don’t get me wrong, I loved being pregnant, but there were so many considerations and to be honest it hasn’t stopped now the children are growing up.