Monthly Archives: June 2012

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An orchestral treat

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We’ve just had a fantastic afternoon at the CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) at an Olympic themed classical concert for children. It began with an art workshop where medals and Olympic flames were produced by the bucketload before the … Continue reading

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Operation in utero

An interesting article on a world first: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18548506

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Is the garden centre best place for baby?

When I fancy a trip out, I keep being drawn to the Holly Bush garden centre! As one of the children’s favourite childminding destinations, I feel like its the ideal place to take my little one too. From birth babies … Continue reading

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Internet advice

I am always reading different things on the Internet whilst feeding during the night and last night came across this page about what baby needs to thrive; http://www.babycentre.co.uk/baby/dailycare/whatneedstothrive/ and thought it might be nice to include it on my website. … Continue reading

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Capture the breeze

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When out in the garden, hang brightly coloured fabrics on the washing line for some attractive visual stimulation! It’s really simple to achieve in a couple of seconds (unless you’ve already got washing on the line!) yet really effective. If … Continue reading

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Breast feeding a sick baby

Knowing our little one was to begin life with a major operation meant we had chance to prepare ourselves a little for what was about to come. We visited all of the hospitals that would be involved and gathered as … Continue reading

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Interest bottles

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Check out these resources I made whilst on maternity leave 🙂 Designed to stimulate all of baby’s senses, they’re also easy, cheap and fun to make either on your own or with older children. I filled mine with cooking oil … Continue reading

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The irritability of breastfed babies :-|

I’ve just been reading an article on how/why breastfed babies display more irritable behaviour than formula-fed babies which can come as a shock to new parents. The general gist of the research was that crying is an essential feature of … Continue reading

How my life has changed!

Since writing my last post, there has been a massive change to my life in the smallest form….I have become a Mom! A very happy Mom at that 🙂 Having a bump was enough to disrupt my routine but, now I’m a little more mobile and feeling 100% better (allbeit with only one hand free to type!), I will attempt to get back into blogging.

As I’m currently on maternity leave and not due back to work til September, my blog will focus on parenting skills, hopefully providing a resource for prospective parents. I will attempt to share any knowledge or tips I’m gaining on my journey and will welcome contributions from all readers! Our new arrival started life needing major surgery after the 20 week scan detected a congenital malformation and our parenting began with a couple of weeks in hospital, so we received lots of support and gained lots of advice from all professions meaning I have plenty to share – I hope you find it useful……….