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Posts from the ‘Newborn Advice’ Category

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 (or 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 would be understandable. 

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SLEEP BETTER – SWADDLE AND BAG THAT BABY!

The number one issue I deal with as a post natal doula is sleep deprivation!  Let’s face it, sleep is a most basic human need, and we all go a little loopy when we’re low on it.  When I was having babies, my husband and I would refer to it as ‘wake torture’.  And it was just that.

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YOU KNOW YOU’VE GOT A NEWBORN WHEN…

When talking with expectant mums, I’ve always majorly underplayed 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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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

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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