It’s hard to believe that every day, across the UK, 684 women go through a miscarriage, 152 babies are born too early and 10 babies are stillborn. Baby loss is preventable, we know this because people who are cared for in Tommy’s clinics are more likely to leave with healthy babies. For this reason it is essential that we keep funding Tommy’s to develop their … Continue reading Phoebe is swimming for Tommy’s
Just over a year ago I found myself at an event at the Women’s Organisation sat next to a new business owner who had left her teaching career to begin another adventure. That person was Elisa and she told me about her transition from teaching into the world of baby massage. A couple of months later Baby Bear Massage and Yoga was launched to the … Continue reading Baby Bear’s Den – Crosby
Let their creative side out AND keep your Hinch home! Ok so no-one really has a Hinch home with kids running around … do they? But if there’s one thing that can really de-rail an attempt at tidy like nothing else it’s the dreaded request by your mini for an arts and crafts day. The spilt paint, the smeared glue, the millions of tiny pieces … Continue reading Create with Stace – Coming Soon
When speaking to mums and dads about Water Babies the conversation often comes back to the same thing, the cost. There is no denying that £157.50 for a 10 week course is going to leave a dent in any maternity pay packet so what are you paying for and is it worth making savings elsewhere to introduce your little fish to the water? Here is … Continue reading Water Babies – Is it worth the money…?
For a long time I’ve become more and more aware of just how much my mum actually did (and still does) for us, but having my own baby has really made me get it. I’ve spent many nights recently wondering when the superpowers that single parents, like my mum, must kick in because lord knows being a mum is exhausting enough when the other parent … Continue reading Lipstick on the cheek
In the last post The Power of Praise we touched on language and how much our babies understand in their first weeks, months and years. Since then I have visited the Liverpool Language Lab which is set up to find out just that. The Liverpool Language Lab is based at the University of Liverpool and is made up of researchers and students interested in … Continue reading Liverpool Language Lab
Come on, admit it, you all love to be told you’ve done well. Whether you accept the praise graciously or lap it up it’s always nice to get a pat on the back. Some people thrive on it and it motivates their work, others need help to recognise it as they modestly underplay their achievements. I have to admit I can always work that little … Continue reading The Power of Praise
When it comes to babies the only constant is change. Just as you think you’ve nailed something the balls are back up in the air and you return to square one. As babies can start the classes from only a few weeks old it can be difficult to really work out what time of day is best for baby. Something that works one week may … Continue reading 5 things to consider when choosing your Water Babies class…
Only weeks into my maternity leave, as I became a regular on the baby clubs and classes circuit, one particular class kept popping up in conversation. Moo Music came highly recommended time and time again with new mums slipping each other the insider knowledge of when the next booking period went live. They tell you life changes when you become a mum but never had … Continue reading 3 reasons you and your baby need Moo Music in your life!
For over a year now the attention in our house has been on me, my bump and then our little babe. When we see friends and family they first inquire about Phoebe and generally follow this up with… ‘and how are you?’ While this is all to be expected and is certainly with good intentions it’s easy to see how in the early days of … Continue reading Dadventures in the Pool- Water Babies Week 4