Dairy-free breastfeeding – hints and tips if you are considering going dairy-free

At 6 weeks old, it became apparent that baby H had a dairy allergy. My stubbornness meant I was determined to continue breastfeeding, and so I made the decision to go dairy-free - 100%! I was totally dairy-free for 10 months, and have recently begun slowly introducing dairy again as it seems baby girl is … Continue reading Dairy-free breastfeeding – hints and tips if you are considering going dairy-free

Ab separation during pregnancy – what it is and how to test for it

*I am by no means a professional and any information is research I have carried out myself. If you think you have ab separation, speak to your GP or health visitor* I recently had an amazing personal training session with Nicki Ryder from Fit Inside Out. It was during this that she felt my stomach … Continue reading Ab separation during pregnancy – what it is and how to test for it

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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Unhelpful things to say to the parents of a colicky baby