As the royal baby arrives – what’s your advice for Kate?
How wonderfully exciting ! Saw this in a shop window and just had to share !
Yesterday The Palace announced that Prince William and Kate are having a baby – which is wonderful news. Then later it was announced that Kate had gone into hospital to explore her Morning Sickness. Pregnancy Sickness Support is the only UK based charity supporting women with this condition. In its extreme form it is known […]
The new guidelines, announced last week, instruct GPs to encourage women to have natural labours with as little medical help as possible. The reason? Caesareans cost the NHS £1,200 a time, while epidurals are around £200. Unsurprisingly, people have expressed outrage, with critics condemning it as barbaric and even a form of legalised torture. Jenni […]
Did you know breastfeeding could save the lives of 1m children under 5 in developing countries every year?
Did you know breastfeeding could save the lives of 1m children under 5 in developing countries every year? On the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF call on governments to bring in strong policies to support breastfeeding more – to prevent children dying from diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia and to help them all survive […]
Today I’m delighted to welcome Roxanne Porter as my guest blogger who has been caring for families for over 15 years on her website called Nanny Jobs in an attempt to reach more qualified nannies looking for work in the United States and Canada. She is here to help people (women AND men) that love […]
The television has many names – TV, the telly, the box, the electric “babysitter”… While the last one is usually said in jest, the sad fact is there is more truth to it today than there should be. In decades past and when I was growing up, whether and how much to let babies watch TV wasn’t […]
What’s up Mum is an educational resource set up in conjunction with the HSE to provide advise and information to all pregnant women and new families. They have some really lovely, helpful and informative videos so go and explore http://www.mediaconcepts.ie/whatsupmum/
It often divides parents – the “let them cry” – “don’t let them cry” debate but a study in the University of Texas has found unsurprisingly that that babies left to cry have elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, even after they have learned to settle themselves. Read more here The Telegraph What are your experiences […]
I’ve just discovered downloading the Sunday papers on my Kindle ! Bliss ! So I read with interest Jemima Lewis’ article in The Sunday Telegraph about how paternity leave is good not only for children and mothers, but can help the economy, too. What do you think ?
In the Queen’s Speech at the state opening of parliament yesterday it was revealed that the coalition government plan to revolutionise maternity leave by allowing parents to split it between themselves. The move could allow mothers to return to work earlier after the birth of a child, but also allow fathers to be more hands-on […]
I remember arriving at Mayday Hospital at 3.15 am after my waters broke with my first baby – excited, terrified and uncertain about what was happening to me. The midwives who helped reassure me, looked after me and helped me deliver (2 weeks early) my son Will into this world, with his little police helmet head after […]
Apparently women who have a varied diet in pregnancy may be less likely to have a child who is a fussy eater ! A decade of research has linked the smells and tastes that a baby is exposed to in its first few weeks and months of life with the foods and scents it grows […]
Something to make you smile this morning ! This adorable baby had a hilarious reaction to a vacuum cleaner and the giggling baby has become an overnight internet sensation after his mum filmed him playing with a vacuum cleaner
Here are my pinterest articles on babies from weaning to walking http://pinterest.com/TheSueAtkins/babies/