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The Famous Temper Tantrum

The Famous Temper Tantrum

Temper tantrums range from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and breath holding. They’re equally common in boys and girls and usually happen between the ages of 1 to 3. Some kids may have tantrums often, and others have them rarely.Tantrums are a normal […]

The Importance Of Play Dates

The Importance Of Play Dates

With there being so much to organise as a mother the last thing you have time for is the planning and preparation involved in play dates for your child or children. As parents, you be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to […]

Breastfeeding in public

Breastfeeding in public

TIPS AND ADVICE FOR BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY IN PUBLIC

The law on breastfeeding:

The law is on your side ­ – in England and Wales your right to breastfeed in public is covered by The Equality Act 2010, which states ‘that a business cannot discriminate against mothers who are breastfeeding a child of any age’. This therefore means that you can’t be asked to leave premises or be refused service in places such as cafes and shops. You are also quite within your rights to breastfeed in public open spaces such as parks, on public transport and in places like theatres and cinemas. In Northern Ireland, breastfeeding mothers also have protection under the Sex Discrimination Act. The law in Scotland goes further, making it is a criminal offence to try and stop a woman breastfeeding a child under 24 months in a public place.

 

Top 6 Children books for 3 years + (recommended by mothers themselves)

Top 6 Children books for 3 years + (recommended by mothers themselves)

Spending any time with your child is so valuable, however enjoying a fantastic book full of magical illustrations, and delivering fantastic messages to your child is invaluable. Here are a list of the top 6 children’s books aimed at 3 year + for you to enjoy […]

Only Child- Lonely Child?

Only Child- Lonely Child?

How many different ways are there to answer the never ending questions about having your second child? ‘When are you expecting your next child’, ‘Doesn’t he/she need a brother or sister?’ ‘Waiting a bit for the next child?’.  The simple answer would be to tell […]

Announcing your pregnancy

Announcing your pregnancy

The new craze appears to be facebook and media posts introducing a new addition to the family in a creative way. Announcing the news verbally to family and friends appears to be a thing of the past.

Below are the top ten creative crazes of 2016/2017 of announcing your wonderful news:

  1. Playing a sporadic game of scrabble – pre planning the board to state ‘your are going to be a daddy/mummy’
  2. Grocery List – Sharing a grocery list with your other half. On it write a list of items including ‘baby back ribs, baby carrots, baby peas and other foods with baby’ in there names – see how long it takes him to twig?
  3. Only Child T-shirt printingPrint your only child a t-shirt which states ‘only child expiring …..and add the babies due date’.
  4. Family photosA family photo with a spare chair – to allow the viewer to work out the rest of the puzzle.
  5. Cards to family members – Send greetings cards to family members ‘grandma, auntie, uncle’ informing them of the fantastic news!
  6. Shoe photo – Writing your date of births on yours and your partners shoe print and then adding in a tiny pair of boots with the due date on them.
  7. Photo with the dog – Taking a photo with the dog in the middle of you both and the caption ‘mum and dad are getting me a human.
  8. Photo blowing up balloons – You and your partner take two photos, the first with you attempting to blow up a balloon each. The next with you blowing these balloons up announcing on each balloon ‘we are expecting’ and the due date.
  9. Pea shoots – Order some small square boxes. Inside these boxes place a pea pod, when the recipient opens the box they will see 3 peas in the pod with the caption ‘soon to be 3 peas on our crazy pod’. Send them to whoever you want to truly surprise.
  10. Christmas decorations – Make or produce some home made Christmas baubles, on each bauble have the written text for example ‘Grandma established  2017’, ‘Auntie established 2017’ for a truly special Christmas surprise.
Flying with your baby tips

Flying with your baby tips

  Flying with babies can be stressful for you and the other passengers. We all know everyone loves to tut or pass comments on those parenting skills of other. On the plane in a confined space is the perfect place for others to do just […]

Baby Naming – Advise and Inspiration

Baby Naming – Advise and Inspiration

With some couples naming their bundle of joy from the very beginning and others leaving the ritual till after the birth – anything goes. Do you gain inspiration from googling A-Z of baby names, read over the popular names of the year or use an […]

Best baby blogs 2017

Best baby blogs 2017

Alpha Mom – http://alphamom.com/category/pregnancy/
From a week by week pregnancy calendar to a pregnancy section featuring no end of helpful tips, information and feedback on dilemmas from baby showers to birthing partners, also handy product reviews. All comments are up to date and relevant thanks to their active following group.

Rock my family – http://www.rockmyfamily.co.uk/
Rock My Family celebrates the joys of daily family life and provides a valuable resource for everyone navigating the many challenges along the way. Featuring product reviews and expert advice along with a wealth of inspiring fashion and decor ideas. Rock My Family endeavours to inspire as we well as provide the opportunity to discuss the important topics of parenthood.

A baby on board – http://www.ababyonboard.com/
A Baby on Board is all about a mothers life living in London, covering everything around pregnancy specifically bringing up children in London. Writing about everything from baby clothes through to beauty, breastfeeding, family life and style, homes and interiors, travel and lovely things for mothers. Written openly and honestly about the highs – and lows – of modern motherhood.

The Uphill – www.theuphill.com/
Follow the triumphs and struggles of a thirty-something-mum. From pregnancy diaries to labour and birth survival tips. This blog is given credit for it’s openness and honesty. Covering clothing, tips and hints and everything in between.