all in one cloth nappies plus wetbag, wipes and boosters

All in One Cloth Nappies- everything you need

You would have read in my last post that we are making the move over to cloth nappies. This is for quite a few reasons but the most important being the fact that they are eco-friendly and they will be saving us money in the long-run… up to £500 a year did you know?! We are starting with the all in one cloth nappies but I know there are other versions available and there is a lot for me to still find out but for now, I am going with what seems to be the easiest option. Continue reading “All in One Cloth Nappies- everything you need”

preemie parent, 3 pictures of prem baby

The First Six Months as a Preemie Parent

Six months have somehow passed since our little ‘dinks’ arrived prematurely into our world and I cannot believe it. At times it still feels as though it was only last week that I was back and forth to the hospital, having emotional breakdowns, longing for my baby to be able to come home, yet here we are months later, sitting at home with a very happy and healthy little boy who has come on leaps and bounds. Becoming a preemie parent has been an eye-opener and a very different journey to having a full-term baby and I know I am incredibly lucky that my boy is here safe and well…

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baby feet in Mummy's hand

Ways to prepare for your baby’s arrival

Preparing for your new arrival can feel incredibly daunting (and expensive!) – especially if it is your first baby. The main thing is to not panic or stress yourself out. To help you prepare for your baby’s arrival, it is worth getting everything in check over the course of 9 months to help ease the transition into ‘Mum mode’, giving you more time at the end of your pregnancy to put your feet up. Continue reading “Ways to prepare for your baby’s arrival”

flying with a baby checklist written on a skyline with a plane

Flying with a Baby Checklist

We are about to embark on our very first holiday abroad with a baby. We first took Jake aged 2 and even though he was still in nappies, he had far fewer needs. As long as he had toys, games and stickers he was a happy boy! So, this year he is 4 and the tablet is probably going to be played the entire time (if he has his way!) but William is just 5 months which has made me feel a little more anxious. But to combat this I have done my research and this is my flying with a baby checklist: Continue reading “Flying with a Baby Checklist”

perfect gifts for new mums with the bump company

Perfect Gifts for New Mums

Becoming a new Mum is an exciting time, a tiring one, often overwhelming one but definitely tiring  (ahem) exciting! It is a time when it is perfectly ok to be showered with gifts, fussed over by family and friends and collect cute baby items to gush over. There are so many must-have items but sometimes you just need those pamper gifts to make this time extra special.

The Bump Company specialise in just such gifts. Continue reading “Perfect Gifts for New Mums”

newborn baby reflux

What’s it Like to have a Baby with Reflux?

Reflux. It’s a word I’d heard of previously, just as I had done with Colic but when your first child has no issues with these things there isn’t any need to look into it further or discover what it actually means to have a baby with either or even both of these conditions. Well, my wake up call has come– quite literally! My newest addition has been suffering for weeks now and no matter what we try there doesn’t seem to be much let up… Continue reading “What’s it Like to have a Baby with Reflux?”

How Your Household Budget Changes When You Have a Baby

There is no doubt about it that having a baby impacts so many different areas of your life drastically. One of the things which ends up being affected is your household budget, as you will have to spend on items which you had never really considered in the past. Other areas of current spending will need to be increased, while you may also find that there are some expenditures which can be trimmed. If you have yet to create a household budget at all, now is the time to start thinking about this. So, here are just a few of the ways that things will change financially when you have a baby. Continue reading “How Your Household Budget Changes When You Have a Baby”