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Babywearing – 6 Reasons for Dads

Baby Wearing is such a practical alternative when out and about with your baby. But did you know it’s not just for mums?! Here are 6 Reasons for Dad’s to Baby Wear: 1. Bonding It’s a great opportunity to spend some quality with your cutey. 2. Comfort It’s comfortable and give s baby a chance to see the world from a different angle. 3. A Break for Mum It gives mum a well deserved break from pushing a big bulky pram when out on a woodland walk or even around the shops. 4. Closeness My wife breastfeeds and this gives
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Maternity Classes – A Dads Experience

“Your baby crowning will be like the opening of a flower” said the midwife. I am no horticulturalist but I suspected this was bull####. I was nervous at the thought of a birthing class beforehand and it wasn’t being helped by this hippie who looked like Mama Cass, smelt like cats and, apparently, combed her hair with a hot twix. If this was the best the NHS could offer I thought it best to wait until my wife’s waters broke and head straight to the nearest Vetinary Clinic. Never had I felt so ill qualified for the role I was to
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5 Reason to Babywear by Papoozle

Whether you have a tiny newborn, a little cuddle monster or an independent baby, babywearing is a great way to feel close, to get things done and to sneak some extra hands free cuddles into the day. There are hundreds of reasons to babywear, but we have picked our top 5 to share. The 4th Trimester It is now widely accepted that there is such a thing as the fourth trimester.  After nine months curled up warm and cosy in the womb, the world is a big and scary place and babies need to experience it from the comfort of
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Labour – What they don’t tell you!

No one can ever prepare you for labour, absolutely no one. No amount of antenatal classes,  midwife appointments or girlie chats.  It really is a one of a kind experience that you really can’t put into words. Read my story & discover my 5 tips for labour!  The body is a wonderful thing isn’t it!? I mean when you actually think what one is capable of it is surreal.  We create and harvest little human beings from a tiny cluster of cells. Over a nine-month period your little one develops into what will define them as individuals, and no two
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17 PLUS truths about the baby years and beyond!

The Baby Years: 1. If you have a boy – you will watch the position of his winky like a hawk when changing his nappy! 2. Your first cup of hot tea or coffee will be when you return to work from mat leave! 3. You focus heavily on when they will roll, crawl, toddle and walk and then wish they didn’t! 4. If you breastfeed – your multitasking improves by being able to feed the baby, eat a bowl of soup and chat on the phone. 5. If you express milk, then any spillage of said milk is THE END OF
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Breast Feeding – A Wonderful Gift!

I was always one of those … “oh I will definitely Breast Feed” I didn’t really think about it before falling pregnant or in fact during my first pregnancy.  It was very much . . . IN THE PLAN Also in my plan however were real nappies.  Yes, those soft luxury looking powder puffs, but that is an entirely different story altogether!  At each appointment with the Nurse she would ask about Breast Feeding, reciting all the benefits and every time I would say ‘oh yes that’ll be me!” Naturally I am a 32 DD/E cup, I absolutely hate them BTW. 
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4 Tips for a Perfect Mother’s Day!

4 Things Mums really want on Mother’s Day! (and It is not Chocolates & Flowers) These days we have days for everything don’t we? The pressure of such days can be immense, hoping it lives up to the high expectations. Social Media has certainly added to that pressure too, as you browse friend’s photos and review their perfect Mother’s Day pictures.  People never put the full picture on social media do they?! Instead it tends to look like this, right? My husband for example does not even acknowledge Valentines day… I recall in our early relationship it used to upset
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Top 5 Valentines Gifts for Mums & Mums to be

 5 Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Mums and Mums to be. Is your partner pregnant or a new mum? Are you struggling with gift ideas this Valentines Day? Don’t worry we’ve got 5 Ideas that we think you’ll like. 1.   Gumigem Teething Jewellery With our Traditional Heart Necklaces & Miller Heart Necklaces you can’t go wrong.  Something stylish for mum and practical for baby but bought with love from you! Priced at £13.45 available from https://gumigem.co.uk/shop.html 2.    Mummy Bracelet – now known as The Memory Bracelet The Mummy Bracelet Is an innovative design that mums can wear to help combat baby
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Dum Love!

I don’t really remember feeling the need to use a dummy first time around, to be honest I don’t really remember much first time around. I don’t really remember feeling the need to use a dummy first time around, to be honest I don’t really remember much first time around.  It is very much a rose tinted bubble.  However, with having two, I suppose to cope with the unbelievable increase in noise from persistent crying or perhaps to take five minutes for a quick cuppa, a simple plug was all that was required and it did the job just grand!
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Chocolatte to go!

In the run up to Christmas I promised myself I wasn’t going to cave into giving my two girls chocolate calendars. In the run up to Christmas I promised myself I wasn’t going to cave into giving my two girls chocolate calendars.  Instead I thought I would provide them with a fun filled Play-doh one which on paper sounded like a much better option.  Thinking of the aftermath of having to wean both of them off having Chocolate 24/7 was giving me a sugar induced headache!Day 1 – Excitedly I hand them over and they are thrilled to receive their
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