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Parenting and family from birth to great grandparents

Is he a good baby?

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The general questions when waiting in a queue with Lucas from the people next to me have been, how old is he, what’s his name and is he good? I smile politely and say yes he is but really I want to ask what defines a good baby? What would a 7 month old baby […] Read more…

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Advice for my pre-pregnancy self

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lucas led down smiling up at camera wearing a white dribblestop top

Things I wish I had been told when I was pregnant… 1) Strangers touch your bump, some before asking. After this, they go to stroke your baby’s head like they are a pet or doll. 2) Make the most of sleep before you get to six months pregnant because after that the sleepless nights begin. […] Read more…

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Isn’t breastfeeding normal? Lets not sensationalise

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breastfeeding

When I was in the shop yesterday, I noticed on the front page of one of the newspapers was a photo of a celebrity breastfeeding with the headline ‘exclusive shock pics’. The article that followed is one of pro-breastfeeding, saying it is normal and natural. However, does the headline shock pictures not portray it as […] Read more…

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Sleep training

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sleep training #pregnancy #parenting

Lucas and I were getting changed after swimming yesterday, there were two other mums talking about bed time routines and sleep training. One was saying how she had left her baby to cry for 40 minutes and then her partner went in, picked the baby up and ruined it as she had managed to last […] Read more…

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