About The First 1000 Days
1000 days. Doesn’t sound like an awful lot does it? But the fact is that the first 1000 days of your little one’s life are a uniquely special time that can have a very real influence on how they develop, grow and learn — not just now, but for his or her whole life. Take a look around and discover what you can do to make a positive difference to your bundle of joy’s future health. The nutrition you provide them with now will have an impact that lasts far beyond these first 1000 days.
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The foods and drinks that you choose during pregnancy have long lasting effects on your baby’s health. Here are the things to check that you are including/avoiding in your diet during pregnancy.
What if your toddler suddenly starts being fussy and refuses the foods you give them? Well don’t stress, it is perfectly normal for toddlers to go through their ‘fussy eating phase’ at some stage. Mealtimes during these times can become a bit of a nightmare for you and your toddler, with lots of tantrums and frustration. Fortunately, most toddlers grow out of their fussy eating phase and normal mealtimes are eventually restored!
Some simple advice on why weaning is important and how to get started with your weaning journey.
Swap certain foods for others that have a higher nutritional content.
One of the best decisions you can make during the first 1000 days is to choose to breastfeed your baby. This article has lots of information about breastfeeding you may not know.
There are lots of reasons and benefits for including oily fish as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Safefood have developed a handy portion size guide for children aged 1-5 to show parents exactly what counts as a portion.
Congratulations! You are setting out on the first steps of a very exciting road, and no doubt looking forward to meeting your baby at the end of these 40 weeks of pregnancy.
In the first 1000 days, breastfeeding reduces your child’s chances of being obese.
For lots of reasons, it is a good idea to reach a healthy, ideal weight before you become pregnant — for both you and baby.
Iron plays a vital role in healthy brain development — that’s right ensuring your toddler gets just 8mg a day of Iron (RDA for toddlers) could help them develop to their full potential as teenagers and adults.
Remember in the First 1000 days, it’s important to introduce a variety of healthy foods to your baby’s weaning diet as this will improve their eating habits later in life.
The pelvic floor, like the cervix, is one of those bits of anatomy that no one wants to chat about until you’re pregnant and then all of a sudden everyone is chatting about it! As a pre and post natal yoga teacher I bang on about the pelvic floor ALL the time. Why? Because its not something you want to neglect really and here’s why.
Aqua Yoga classes are designed for you to maintain your health & fitness, both emotionally & physically during this amazing journey to motherhood. Aqua Yoga helps prepare expectant mums for labour, relieves many of the discomforts of pregnancy and increases your energy levels in a supportive environment.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding this Christmas, here are some tips to help you maintain healthy eating habits over the festive season.
This time last year I was back at work and Cal had settled really well with the childminder. He was only four months old when I went back to my job and although I was a bit apprehensive at first about giving him to a minder at such a tender age, I was thrilled at how well he settled.
Aqua yoga is the perfect combination of the benefits that yoga and swimming can bring. Our Aqua Yoga classes are designed for you to maintain your health & fitness, both emotionally & physically during this amazing journey to motherhood. Water is a medium especially suited to postnatal women and wonderfully soothing to those who have just given … read more >
At the time of writing this, our baby is one week overdue.
Is it just me or has Autumn this year been completely dominated by Halloween and the Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte? Everywhere I go I see Halloween paraphernalia and signs for this intriguing beverage and every minute of the day I long for its spicy, creamy goodness… Clearly Halloween is fast attaining the same kind … read more >
Essentially, HypnoBirthing® is a childbirth preparation course. I personally think its a lot more then that though! I think its a parenting preparation course too, because it helps you examine the kind of parent you want to be and sets you on the right path.
It’s my first week of maternity leave and it’s still sinking in that this is the beginning of the rest of my life. So many changes ahead! It’s been great not having to get up to an alarm in the mornings as I’m not sleeping well at night. That’s been very tiring the last few … read more >
At the beginning of this year, I wrote here about the dangers of Googling parental queries. It’s a pretty obvious one. Googling is like a red rag to a hypochondriac, if you’re anywhere near as hysterical as I am, a google too far and you could end up diagnosing bubonic plague when it’s just a runny nose. Guaranteed if you admit to others that you are a PPG (parenting problem Googler) it will be met with shrieks of “DON’T Google stuff!”