Author: Louise Wheeler

Top Extra Energy Tips for New Mums

When I first became a mum I would often get asked “how are you?” and I constantly found myself saying “tired” as I really was exhausted.  I was so forgetful that I had to write down the times I fed and changed my baby! I knew that it wasn’t right to feel so shattered yet I also recognised my body was healing, making milk as well as dealing with broken sleep so I made a few changes that helped me feel more energised. My extra energy tips Go to bed at the same time each night just like you...

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#15babiesaday for SANDS Awareness Month

Throughout June SANDS Awareness Month will be breaking the silence about babyloss. Sadly, 15 babies die before, during or shortly after birth every day in the UK – that’s 15 too many. On the 15th June, the still birth and neonatal death charity (SANDS) would like everyone to get involved by posting a message on media using the hashtag #15babiesaday to highlight the statistic and its everlasting impact. The charity aims to raise money to help provide care to families and develop research that will look at ways to prevent neonatal deaths. Extreme stress and baby health The importance...

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Sleepy Nico celebrates 5th birthday with special events

This week we’re sending birthday wishes to a local baby brand who have been helping parents go hands-free for a whole five years! Sleepy Nico, which manufactures and sells bespoke baby carriers and slings, is an award-winning Suffolk business that keeps community at its heart. The great news for parents is that Sleepy Nico will be marking their birthday celebrations with five special events this summer. Firstly, Sleepy Nico will be holding an online competition to name its new baby carrier design – with the successful winner getting one of their very own. Visit their website for details on...

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Review: Baby Born Interactive Sister Doll

When we were asked to review the Baby Born Interactive Sister Doll I showed my daughter a picture and her face lit up! I knew it was going to be a hit! When it arrived we immediately unboxed it as she wanted to try it out to see what the doll could do. It was lovely to discover that she does not require batteries; you can feed her juice and make her cry by simply squeezing her arm. She has lovely long hair that you can brush and style and, although she is older than the normal Baby Born...

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Why you should cut grapes to avoid a child choking risk

Doctors are reminding parents and carers to avoid giving whole grapes to children because they pose a major choking risk. Believe it or not, grapes were recently named as the third most common cause of food choking deaths. Research found that only hotdogs and sweets are bigger choking hazards. While most parents know that young children shouldn’t be given foods such as whole nuts, doctors are concerned that many are still unaware of the dangers posed by the fruit. Their small size and round shape means it is easy for them to completely block the airways. To make matters...

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