The Easter holidays are just around the corner and you may be thinking of jetting off somewhere nice for a few days. If not, perhaps a summer holiday is in the diary… Either way, if your trip involves boarding a plane you’re probably already fretting about how to keep your brood happy when the cabin door closes. Read on for tips on how to survive a plane journey with a screaming baby. Continue reading
When I was pregnant, labour didn’t scare me. The way I looked at it, this baby was coming out one way or another so the pair of us might as well just get on with it. The thing that did give me sleepless nights however, was breastfeeding…
Let’s not beat around the bush – one of the perks of being pregnant is that you get to have a baby shower. Obviously it’s not just the presents; it’s the ritual – the hesitant shaking to the friend what’s in there, that first pull on the ribbon, the uncontrolled joy of tearing through pretty paper in a whirl of delight and anticipation – it’s utter bliss. Until, that is, you open up your fourth baby thermometer and realise that for the next few weeks you won’t just be lugging round a belly the size of a watermelon, but also a bag of items that need to be returned to baby boutiques all over town. Suddenly that baby registry seems like an awfully good idea. To help avoid a burst of gifts you can’t use, I’ve picked some great items to include on your wish list (hint, hint to friends and family). Put them on your registry NOW and that way your baby won’t end up with a wardrobe full of ill-fitting onesies on baby shower day.
When your friend has entered that new sphere known as parenthood, it’s normal to be excited for them. However, in addition to a new baby, there is also an exhausted, hormonal and potentially quite sore new mum to think of. We know she’s your BFF and you’re itching to give her new bundle a squeeze, but there is still a protocol when it comes to visiting her in hospital. Here are the dos and don’ts of being a perfect visitor.
Ah, pregnancy that golden time when you finally get to cancel the gym membership, put your feet up and ‘burn calories’ through a combination of channel surfing and padding to and from the fridge. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? But unfortunately, that’s not the reality.
While fitness shouldn’t be your main consideration during pregnancy, it’s important to stay active where possible. After all, you’re about to become a parent and in between nappy-changing marathons and late-night feeding sessions you’re going to need a good level of energy in order to rise to the challenge.
Of course, there is a lot of confusion when it comes to pregnancy exercise and what is safe, so to give me a nudge in the right direction, I caught up with pre- and post-natal exercise specialist, Amy Saunders of Urban Energy Fitness. She gave me the lowdown about pregnancy exercise and busted the myths and misconceptions that surround this tricky topic. To put your mind at ease, here is the reality check on five prenatal fitness myths that just won’t die.
“Carefully selected by expert parents, JustEssentials are designed with practical, everyday needs of baby and parent in mind and made of the highest quality materials”
JustEssentials WallArt is an easy and quick solution for decorating the walls of baby’s nursery. Application of the stickers on a clean and smooth surface is easy, and WallArt can also be removed again without leaving a trace. The wall stickers are made of high-quality adhesive sign vinyl and masking film, which ensures that once they are applied on the wall surface, they will stay perfectly in place.
In addition to providing beautiful decor to the room, your child can also draw freely on the sticker as it is easily wiped down with a damp cloth.
WallArt comes with an easy to follow manual and handy applicator, to install stickers “bubble-free”. Also included are 2 chalk sticks for fun drawing.
With friendly underwater creatures in it’s design Under the Sea is perfect for holidays and heat waves, the new 0.5 tog Travel Grobags will keep a baby comfortably cool thanks to their 100% cotton single layer construction.
The clever travel opening makes them easy to use with a 5 point harness such as in a pushchair or car seat, so you can take all the safety features of the original Grobag with you on the road this summer.
Under the Sea also comes with their own carry bag for easy storage when you’re out and about.