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Posts from the ‘Newborn Advice’ Category

10 NEW-MUM MYTHS, DE-BUNKED

Thinking about heading out in your highest heels for a night on the town? Don’t do it, your baby will be born, cross-eyed.

Stop eating those strawberries! They cause strawberry-skin blemishes on your newborn.

Baby born with a flock of hair? It’s because you experienced so much heart-burn and indigestion whilst pregnant.

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YOU KNOW YOU’VE GOT A NEWBORN WHEN…

When talking with expectant mums, I’ve always majorly under-played the extent to which their life is about to change.

Sure, there’s going to be lots of new joy, wonder, and excitement, but a newborn, by nature, can leave you a little.. rattled, scratching your head, wondering how the heck you got yourself here (although I’m sure your memory isn’t quite that bad).

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THE WONDER OF SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT

Baby loves a snuggle and don’t we all, but what recent research shows us today is that cuddling our babies uninterrupted and skin-to-skin, directly after their birth, has some truly staggering benefits.

So what is skin-to-skin contact? Skin-to-skin contact or Kangaroo Care (KC) is when a naked baby is popped tummy-down on the mum’s or dad’s bare chest.  In the instance of Kangaroo Care, a top is worn over you both.  I know… cute.

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THE BABY BREAKOUT… STEPPING OUT FOR THE 1st TIME

Staying home and snuggling down with your newborn is bliss.  But, what happens when cabin fever sets in and you need some fresh air (and a loaf of bread)?

Getting out is essential for everyone’s well-being, but if you’re more shackled than delighted by the notion, it’s understandable. 

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A NEW MUM’S CROWD CONTROL

*Photo used with thanks to Jes Jackson.

Early days with your new baby are super precious and as keen as you’ll be to show her off, you’ll need some clear boundaries to ensure you and your baby can thrive. 

You’re gonna need your space, it’s crucial! but there will be a crowd of your nearest and dearest for whom, this is also a precious event.  You’ll need to balance the two – and a delicate balance it will be! Read more