Know-how: Bonding with your baby|
By Laura Lee Davies on 01/01/2009 in Your baby and you
Whatever the nature of the birth or your experience of feeding, sleeping and living with your newborn, bonding is a valuable experience for all of you.
you: there is no research to prove that delaying that bonding moment is going to have any real effect on mother or child. The worst thing that happens, is that women expecting a rose-tinted moment, give themselves a hard time. Feeling guilty
What is Stage One Weaning?|
By Debra Stottor on 29/09/2008 in Feeding
What does stage one weaning mean? What age does this start? And what should you feed your baby?
the same food as the rest of the family. Here’s stage one explained.Stage one weaningWhen to startThe Department of Health recommends that you start giving solids at six months – it used to be earlier but research has shown that your baby’s digestive system
Getting pregnant: where to start!|
By Laura Lee Davies on 19/06/2009 in Trying to get pregnant
You are thinking about having a baby - so what do you do next?!
for conception and pregnancy, which research suggests can be good to start a few months ahead of getting pregnant.There is a charity called Foresight who champion good diet as key to the long-term health of the baby you will have.Additionally, medical advice now
Pregnancy second time around - labour and birth|
By Maria Muennich on 12/11/2009 in Second time pregnancy
You've been through it once, but what can you expect to be different with labour this time?
The experience that you gained during your first labour is usually a distinct advantage for second-time mums: You've researched birthing options, you know what the stages of labour are, you know how different the start of labour feels from Braxton
Top Tips for Natural Baby Care|
By Laura Lee Davies on 20/08/2008 in Your baby and you
We ask the founder of Nature Babycare for some top tips on giving your baby a better, natural start in life
generation I was becoming much more environmentally aware,” says Marlene, “but at the same time, I had a busy life and I did not see that washing nappies would fit into that schedule.”She began to research the nappy business and a new career was born. She
Men - is your body ready to make a baby?|
By Maria Muennich on 29/04/2010 in Before you try to conceive
When trying to conceive, much of the attention is the woman, but your health and fertility is half of the conception equation. Here's what you should know as a would-be dad...
in determining a successful conception and pregnancy, and even in providing the fundamental building blocks of your baby's long-term health. In fact, there's compelling recent research to show that toxins present in the man's sperm can create long-term health
Weaning your baby: what not to give|
By Joanne Lumsden on 30/09/2012 in First steps to weaning
Play it safe during the early stages of weaning by following our tips on which foods to avoid
From constipation to choking to allergies, there’s a lot to worry about when you’re weaning your baby. And with new research suggesting that, contrary to the official Department of Health advice to wait until six months, it’s safe to introduce food
Fussy eaters at age 10-12 months|
By Cheryl Freedman on 19/02/2011 in Feeding a 10-12 months baby
The nearer your baby gets to one, the more independent he'll become at mealtimes – and, quite possibly, more fussy. Here's our dos and don'ts to help you survive feeding time
.Do move on from pureesResearch has shown that it is important to move your little one on to more mashed foods and then adult textures from around one year. This helps to develop your baby’s chewing and swallowing muscles, and there’s evidence to suggest
Beat bugs in the kitchen|
By Cheryl Freedman on 20/02/2011 in Food safety
Don't want your baby to get an unnecessary tummy upset? Then follow these tips for obliterating germs and bacteria in your domestic domain
anymore.Rule 2 Change that kitchen clothResearch has shown that up to 134,000 bacteria could be hiding on every square inch of your dishcloth – not a pleasant thought! Grubby, moist cloths are a breeding ground, so wash regularly at high temperatures
Food allergies: the tell-tale signs|
By Cheryl Freedman on 06/03/2011 in Special diets for babies
Do you think your baby may be suffering from a food allergy? Here's what to look out for, from wheeziness to skin rashes
skinIf you suspect an anaphylactic reaction don't wait, call 999 immediately.What triggers anaphylaxis?Anaphylaxis in children is most commonly triggered by peanuts, other nuts, sesame, milk, fish and eggs. Recent research into children who had suffered