Early pregnancy scare – our false miscarriage diagnosis

Suffering from endometriosis and being aware that natural conception may not have been possible for us, discovering I was pregnant in January 2016 felt like such an immense blessing. We had a rocky road to start with, however. I was spotting blood and having pain in my left side. We were sent for an early … More Early pregnancy scare – our false miscarriage diagnosis

Breastfeeding essentials – what to buy if you are planning to breastfeed

Breastfeeding is tough in the early weeks. I was pretty much glued to the sofa with baby H, with previous daily must-haves like showering and hairbrushing a distant memory. We have come through all that now and are going strong still breastfeeding at nine months, but there were a few items that definitely made those … More Breastfeeding essentials – what to buy if you are planning to breastfeed

Mama Bear Loves… Happy Baby Company Organic Baby Blanket (Review)

About Happy Baby Company Organic Baby Blanket The Organic Baby Blanket is 75x75cm and is made from 100% organic cotton. It comes in a variety of colours, and also in stripes. It is advertised as being perfect as a blanket, play mat or nursing cover. The Happy Baby Company is a family run business and … More Mama Bear Loves… Happy Baby Company Organic Baby Blanket (Review)

Unhelpful things to say to the parents of a colicky baby 

Colic is something that unless you have personally been through it, you cannot fully comprehend it or its impact on a family. As a colic ‘survivor’, I had so many comments from family, friends and strangers regarding the subject. Some helpful, and some completely not. Here are some of the most unhelpful things people said … More Unhelpful things to say to the parents of a colicky baby 

Fun in Gloucester

Gloucester often gets a bad rep. It’s Cheltenham’s underprivileged cousin. I can remember when I was pregnant someone even commenting that I should not give birth at Gloucestershire Royal to avoid having “Gloucester” on my child’s birth certificate. I was so shocked, I didn’t even know how to respond. Having lived in Gloucester for nearing … More Fun in Gloucester