I had planned to write about something else for my first post. I absolutely will cover that topic but something momentous has happened! Quite by herself, my non sleeping, ‘up-20-times-a-night-when-all-the-other-babies-were-sleeping-for-longer-and-longer’ baby did it. She did what everyone has been telling me and her she *should* be doing since birth. What you may ask? What should … More The Holy Grail of Parenting AKA ‘Sleeping Through’ (Natalie)
Popping this here for posterity. It went a bit bonkers on Facebook when we posted it. It clearly resonated with many of you… Yet another relative stranger asked last week if Wilf is a ‘good baby’. Hubby replied with,” “Yes, he does all the things a baby should do”, whilst I rolled my eyes in … More For all the ‘Bad’ Babies.
Did you know the phases of the moon can wreak absolute havoc on your child’s sleep and, just to warn you, according to NASA, ‘Tonight’s Full Moon is the Frost Moon, the Cold Moon, the Long Night Moon, or the Moon before Yule.’ (UK) So, what might this mean for you and your babies? It … More Toddlers, or Tiny Lunatics?
Mel Pinet, an expert in babywearing at Wrap a Hug, gives us the lowdown on everything you need to know about babywearing. Both Jo and Lauren at the Mother Side carried their babies in slings and carriers, and found it not only a lovely experience having their little ones close (and so handy for naps on … More Babywearing: benefits, advice and safety
Over 80% of mums who stop breastfeeding in the first six weeks weren’t ready to do so. What an astounding statistic, and gutting to read because so often these mothers feel like failures and yet it is the breastfeeding support system (or lack of it) that has failed them. But there is support out there. … More Everything you need to know about breastfeeding…and more
We first ‘met’ Pinky back in May, when we suddenly started getting dozens of new followers from Australia… a little detective work lead us to her page, where she had kindly shared one of our posts. Since then, she has kindly shared more of our posts and we admire the support and advice she gives to … More WBW2017: Q&A with Pinky McKay, IBCLC and Infant Sleep Expert
When I hear stories from friends who work in primary schools about ‘Nurture Groups’, it makes my heart weep. I’m not referring to groups that support specific learning needs but groups for young children who need to be taught to smile and how to be affectionate, or show emotion, not because they’ve experienced a life … More Our messed up society AKA The suppression of maternal instinct.
Wondering why your baby is a bit cranky, not sleeping, wants more cuddles, to be carried more, or to be left alone? Has your smiling, bouncing small person suddenly switched personality? Have you been through the usual list of wind, teething, discomfort, tiredness, full nappy etc and nothing seems to be working? Yep, sometimes there … More Cranky and sleep averse baby? It could be a developmental leap…
In addition to being in the middle of National Bed Month, we are also in the middle of Safer Sleep Week. In honour of this, we have Tribe Member Fran as our first guest writer, talking about something that Lauren and I have little experience of: Bed Sharing. Often (wrongly) referred to as ‘cosleeping’, bed … More Celebrating ‘Safer Sleep Week’ with our FIRST EVER guest post…
This was a fairly early purchase for us. P has always seemed to like sleep but we wanted to make her transition from the co-sleeper crib in our room, to her own cot, as easy on her as possible. Having read The Gentle Sleep Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, I was well aware of the benefits … More REVIEW: The AUKEY Room Diffuser.