Breastfeeding: Starting Weaning With Baby

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I was pretty focused on not introducing food to little Pudding until 6 months old.  To be fair that is only 2 weeks away...

Breastfeeding -Why Am I So Hungry!

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Little Pudding is 5 1/2  months old now, and I've managed to feed those chunky little thighs of hers myself all this time, go...

Bonding With Baby At Bathtime

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Recently, the lovely people at Infacare sent us their baby bath and new night time baby bath to try out with Little Pudding.  We've...

Little Pudding’s 5 Month Old Baby Update

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Wow, five month's old already!  This is one of my favourite stages of the baby days. When they are all cute and squishy, full...

Facebook and Breastfeeding: Who wins?

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So Facebook and breastfeeding hit the headlines again as they take down Emma Bond's photo of her nursing her premature baby for the first...

Baby Swimming with HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®

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When HUGGIES® challenged us to get our little ones swimming this winter, I really wasn't sure how it would go.  If you read my last...

Swimming With Huggies Little Swimmers

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I have a confession to make, well I probably have several but for the purposes of this post the one I'm going to reveal...

The Jekyll and Hyde of Gentle Parenting

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I know how this stuff works.  I've been in this parenting game for nearly 17 years now.  I should be well practised at it...

Mum’s, You Know You’re In Control Of Your Life When…

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Now then Mum's, are we in control of what goes on from one minute to the next when there's kids involved.  I know I'm...

Please Help The Children’s Society Protect Children From Pay Day Lender’s

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The issue of Pay Day Loan companies and the impact they have on the poorest in society is huge but possibly not immediately obvious...

Do I Need A Breastfeeding Necklace?

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There has been a growing fashion over the last decade for buying breastfeeding necklaces. They hadn't hit my radar when I was feeding Indie,...

Little Pudding’s 4 Month Old Baby Update

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This month's update is a little bit late.  Little Pudding was 4 month's old on the 29th September.  The first three month's flew by,...

Keeping Children Busy In Autumn!

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We've been trying some new things this weekend and our first stop was a Sensory Play Centre called 'Look Inside'.  Unfortunately I didn't feel...

Breastfeeding: Midwives Tales and Other Bad Advice

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Can I firstly say I have had some great midwives, health visitors and maternity support workers across my 3 pregnancies and breastfeeding my babies....

10 Breastfeeding Tips For New Mums (That Are Actually Helpful)

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Breastfeeding a newborn baby can be a fiddly business.  They're so fragile and delicate and quite frankly the whole experience can be overwhelming for...

Little Pudding’s 3 Month Old Baby Update

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So little Pudding is now 3 months old!  I can hardly believe it, time is going so fast.  We've had a name change this...

My Positive Breastfeeding Experience

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I see a lot of posts and updates across the internet and social media, and of course in the Breastfeeding Diaries of Mum's having...

5 Activities To Do With A Baby

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Babies aren't always the most exciting of things, and some days, dare I say it, they can be down right boring.  It's important to...

I Don’t Drink Mum

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My Teen is 16 years old.  He'll be 17 in December.  I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting some more for him to start experimenting...

Breast vs Bottle: Who’s Debate Is It?

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This article from the Guardian US by Jessica Valenti appeared in my Facebook feed  about the age old breast vs bottle debate, and for me...

How To Potty Train A Toddler In Nursery

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We have had such a busy house recently the thought of potty training has been a little overwhelming for everyone.  That being said, Princess...

Two Month Old Baby Update

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Little Tinkerbell is two month's old today.  Where on earth did that go.  It doesn't seem like 5 minutes ago I was posting where...

A Mum In The Middle

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This summer is proving to be a tough one in some respects and I'm really starting to feel stuck in the middle.  We have...

Book Review: Breastfeeding Made Easy by Carlos Gonzalez

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I was genuinely delighted to be given the opportunity by Pinter & Martin to review one of their recent publications 'Breastfeeding Made Easy' by Carlos...

6 Tips For Preparing Dad’s For Breastfeeding

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Dad's are so important to successful breastfeeding and they can make or break a breastfeeding relationship.  If you and your partner decide you want...

Keeping Teen Busy This Summer

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Doesn't it get harder to keep them busy the older they get?  It's not that they need entertaining as such, but engaging them in meaningful...

Bringing Home The Baby: A Toddler’s View

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Mummy and Daddy kept saying there was a baby coming soon.  They said it was in Mummy's tummy.  Now do I look like I...

One Month Old Baby Update

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So today Tinkerbell is one whole month old and hasn't it flown by!  I find time really speeds up with children around, I'm so...

Cantaloop Nursing Bra Review

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I cannot stress how important being comfortable is to having a successful breastfeeding relationship with your baby or child.  I've already talked about pillows...

Breastfeeding Advice For Mums (From a Breastfeeding Mother)

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Breastfeeding my newborn baby seems to be going really well at the moment, touch wood.  She's growing so fast that she will not look...