FUN THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR BABY

Hartbeeps Hartbeeps is my go-to baby class. It tops them all without a doubt. I honestly think I love Hartbeeps more than India does herself. But I do love seeing her face light up every time we attend. Hartbeeps is a magical, interactive multi-sensory production for babies and young children. The music is original and remixed nursery rhymes, the theme changes each week and we put silly hats on the babies. I have been taking India since she was about 2 months old (classes start from newborn) up until now. What I love most about Hartbeeps is that it integrates…

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PARENT JUDGING

  Parent judging is something that it so common these days, but that doesn’t make it ok and we shouldn’t have to put up with it. A couple weeks ago my parenting was judged by another mother. I was told I shouldn’t give my baby a loaded spoon, because she could potentially gag on it. This wasn’t the first time this has happened but it infuriated me so much that it led me to make a blog post about it. I know this persons concern came from a good place (I think), but I couldn’t help but feel offended and…

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10 THINGS THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT BREASTFEEDING

I have been exclusively breastfeeding for almost five months now. Before I became pregnant I didn’t put much thought into breastfeeding itself. I assumed the majority of mothers bottle fed their babies. Probably because I don’t regularly see women breastfeeding publicly. In addition to that I have never seen a breastfeeding advert on television, it’s has always been formula being advertised as a substitute for breastmilk. Breastfeeding hasn’t been the easiest road for me but it has definitely been worth it. As a new mum, there aspects of breastfeeding that I wasn’t educated about. Most of the information I have…

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INDIA | MONTH THREE

Month three has arrived. Oh, how the months have flown by. My baby is now a quarter of a year old and I am already feeling broody. She surprises me more and more everyday, and I cannot get enough of her (sometimes). INDIA Feeding: India will still feed every 2-3 hours, (she’s such a beast) the longest she has gone for without feeding is 5 hours. She still refuses to take every single bottle I have given her. I have tried the Medela Calma and the Phillips Avent Natural, as well using three different teats, but still nothing. Please let…

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INDIA | MONTH TWO

┬áSo month two has finally arrived. The newborn days are over, and boy did they pass by so quickly. India has grown so much over the last month. She is now in the 91st percentile on her growth chart, which isn’t a surprise as all she likes to do is eat (just like her mummy). We also hit some major milestones this month. It has amazing to watch her develop so well over the last few weeks. I can’t wait to see what else India has in store for me next month. INDIA Feeding: She’s still feeding every 2-3 hours,…

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