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6 Things to consider when planning to travel with a newborn

6 Things to consider when planning to travel with a newborn

The most important thing when it comes to travelling with a newborn is safety and comfort (for them, not you). If you have a comfortable baby, chances are you will have a much more enjoyable ride. We travelled a lot when the children were newborns, including a holiday to Ibiza when Isla was just a few weeks old. VIEW the POST

5 months

5 months

We are 5 months in and loving it, we are nearly sleeping well, still the odd wake up call but its usually once a night for a quick milk top up! They both have their odd nights where they cant settle, not sure why, Noah's been waking up a lot too - poorlyness I think.VIEW the POST

Bottle Week: MAM Manual Breast Pump

As part of Bottle Week I am featuring this fabulous manual Breast pump to aid all those parents that would like to express milk and use bottles. I was sent a manual breast pump by MAM and I must admit, at first I was really sceptical about using a manual Breast pump. I had heard a lot of stories about people getting sore wrists, arms, hands and it taking a long time to pump any kind of substantial amount out from manual breast pumps. But I gave it a try and I'm very glad I did, this MAM Breast Pump is winner of the Mother and Baby Gold Award, after all. The MAM manual breast pump maternity pack comes with: 1x Manual Breast Pump, 1x 130ml Anti-Colic bottle, 1x 160ml Anti-Colic bottle, 2x slow flow teats and 2x sealing discs. You can buy it online from the MAM website. The…

Bottle Week: MAM Anti Colic

Bottle Week: MAM Anti Colic

I was lucky enough to be sent a MAM Manual Pump to review when I was pregnant with Isla, the manual pump came with a green MAM anti colic bottle to capture the milk that you have expressed. I say I'm lucky I was sent the pump because I would never have come across the bottles, they are absolutely fantastic and by far the best bottles I have ever used. They are so easy to use, the anti colic system is fantastic and really helped with Isla. I am in a firm routine with the bottles now, I never have any trouble washing them and they fit in the steriliser too. The other really good thing about these bottles is that they self sterilise!!! This has come in extremely handy over the weeks. The teat shape was perfect for Isla - she was happiest feeding from this shaped teat and ...

Bottle Week: Dr Browns Newborn Kit

Bottle Week: Dr Browns Newborn Kit

Dr Browns are the only bottles that offer a fully vented, vacuum free bottle, which helps to relieve babies suffering with colic and as you know Isla had this in her first few months. We were sent the fabulous Newborn Starter Kit, which contains: microwave steriliser with tongs, 3 x 240ml bottles , 2 x 120ml bottles , 2 x level 2 teats , 2 x level 3 teats , bottle brush and 2 x travel caps. It retails at £49.95 and you can buy it here: http://www.breastpumps.co.uk/acatalog/Gift_Set.html. So how does the vent system work in these bottles? When babies are given a bottle of milk they suck it through the teat. As the milk leaves the bottle, air enters in through the vent to take the place of the milk. Dr Browns bottles have a patented internal vent that allows the air to enter and directs it to the ...

Can’t breastfeed, Won’t breastfeed!

Babyhuddle recently approached me about trying out their fab new site and writing a guest blog post and I am very glad they did, the website is great and the idea of creating lists of products for other mummies-to-be and mummies is a ingenious idea. After a few moments thinking about what a good topic would be to write about, that would be a) helpful to other mums-to-be, b) relevant to Babyhuddle and c) easy to create a list of products for… I had it: Expressing!! It made me think back to Noah’s first two weeks, which in turn, made me feel very smiley. I had no idea I was going to express, until a week into Noah’s appearance, he just used me as a dummy and didn’t feed properly from me. At 2am until 4am some nights, I would just have to stand by his cot rocking him, whilst he was attached…