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  • Surviving first few weeks with newborn

    Today we hear from new mama, Daisy on her experience of surviving those first few weeks with a newborn… Those first precious weeks once you’ve brought baby home can feel like a whirlwind of dirty nappies, constant feeding and sleepless nights. But, once that adrenalin high wears off and you realise you’re responsible for this …

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  • Tips for Baby’s first bath

    Tips for Baby’s First Bath from our friends at Cuddledry. Bathing a newborn baby is something that nobody can really prepare you for, and for many new parents there’s nothing more daunting at first! There are so many things to think about- how to hold a slippery baby, how to wash said slippery baby, how …

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  • Increasing low milk supply

    We have a guest post from Jenny Silverstone on increasing low milk supply when breastfeeding. Jenny is a mother of two, a writer, and a breastfeeding advocate. Having experienced the joys and endless struggles of breastfeeding first hand, Jenny now helps other mums by sharing tips, tricks, and actionable breastfeeding advice on her blog – …

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  • NEC Baby show discount tickets

    Would you like NEC Baby Show discount tickets? We are doing not one but two Baby Shows in the next month or so! The Baby & Toddler Show at Sandown Park 7th-9th April and the Baby Show at the NEC 19th-21st May. For Sandown Baby & Toddler Show you can use code SBT15  to save …

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  • Why do newborns sleep a lot?

    Why do newborns sleep a lot? Newborn babies sleep. A lot. You may not have been prepared for just how much time your newborn will spend sleeping. Often during the day. Whilst your baby was in the womb, the majority of their time was spent sleeping. This is because they were warm and cosy, surrounded …

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  • Hello Yes Mum!

    We chat to Hollie de Cruz, creator of yesmum® cards and founder of London Hypnobirthing. Hi Hollie, So tell us a bit about yesmum and what you do? “I’m Hollie de Cruz, the Founder of London Hypnobirthing and the creator of yesmum® cards. I use my Instagram platform @theyesmummum to inspire and promote education, equality …

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  • What is the ideal nursery temperature?

    What is the ideal nursery temperature? The ideal nursery temperature is 18 degrees. You can use a nursery thermometer to check this. You may need to use central heating or a fan to achieve this temperature dependent on the weather. You should dress your baby according to the weather for sleep. A vest or even …

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  • Can I use a blanket with a baby sleeping bag?

    We are often asked, “Can I use a blanket with a baby sleeping bag?” No you should not use a baby sleeping bag with a blanket. Baby sleeping bags are designed to be used alone and without any additional cover, so your baby does not overheat. We advise for extra warmth that you can layer …

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    What is a doula?

    What is a doula and why will having one help me? This guest post is from Sophie at Nurturing Birth. There is nothing new about doulas, though many people have not come across the term before.  I am often misheard and assumed to be either a jeweler or a dealer!  For millennia, as women were …

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  • What is a cellular blanket?

    A cellular blanket or cellular baby blanket is a blanket with thousands of tiny holes in it, often made of cotton and used in maternity hospitals and for babies. Why use a cellular blanket? The holes in a cellular blanket allow airflow, making them safe for babies to use (as demonstrated in the picture featuring …

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