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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

crying baby with colic

7 Reasons Why Colic Sucks!

My second child has colic, something that we never really had to deal with the first time and I can honestly say that it sucks! I never fully understood the ‘my baby doesn’t sleep’ thing. Yes, child number one would feed a lot which would have me up every couple of hours at night but we were very lucky that we didn’t experience the screaming we are seeing now. It’s suddenly like being a first-time Mum all over again, new things to learn and new conditions to pull my hair out over!  Continue reading “7 Reasons Why Colic Sucks!”

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Creating The Perfect Room For Baby Without Spending A Fortune

All new mums want to have a lovely space that they can bring Baby back home to, once they have been born. However, the cost of creating such a space can be a bit of a strain, especially with a year of maternity leave wages on the horizon. That is why it can be useful to know some clever tactics for creating the perfect room for Baby that won’t clear out your bank account. Read on to find out more. Continue reading “Creating The Perfect Room For Baby Without Spending A Fortune”