We talked about how we should do pelvic floor muscle exercise both during and after pregnancy to prevent any pelvic floor problems and about trying to prepare the pelvic floor for birth as well as we can. However even before giving birth we know that the pelvic floor in a woman can be symptomatic giving rise to problems with the bladder, bowel and with sexual satisfaction. Having given birth there may be more problems as the pelvic floor has sustained the passage of childbirth.
Henry is nearly a year and a half now, and he has become a complete non-eater. This is bizarre to me because obviously Tom and I are two of the greediest, food-obsessed, non-stop eaters you will ever meet. At meal times, we watch baffled as Henry rejects every single delicacy put in front of him. … read more >
Cal took his first steps two weeks ago, at fourteen and a half months. Watching a child’s development is so amazing. To watch them grow from a helpless little creature a few short months ago to a strong little toddler. I am in awe of life when I look at Cal.
Getting your toddler busy in the kitchen, involving them in simple cooking and food shopping, can go a long way to nurturing a positive attitude towards food and acceptance of new foods. This will help to fight off/manage the dreaded fussy eating phase.
Eating together as a family has been shown to have multiple benefits for all involved and not only from a nutritional perspective but in many other aspects as well. Research has shown that family mealtimes can boost children’s vocabulary even more than being read out loud to and children who regularly sit down to family meals are less likely to be overweight or obese.
Having enough iron in the weaning diet is important to help your baby grow and develop, and to prevent iron deficiency anaemia. Iron also will support brain development. From about 6 months of age, your baby’s iron stores, accumulated from you when you were pregnant, are depleted, so dietary sources of iron become very important.
During Stage 2 you should aim to feed your baby 3 meals per day. Divide these into the morning, afternoon and evening. Each meal should be approximately 2-4 tablespoons but this will depend on your baby’s appetite. Foods should be offered before your baby’s milk feed during this stage. Space meals and milk feeds apart … read more >
Some simple advice on why weaning is important and how to get started with your weaning journey.
Here is a list of some items that may come in handy to have for your weaning journey.
Iron is important to keep your energy levels up as it helps to pump oxygen around the body so it is a good idea to make a conscious effort to keep your iron intakes up after birth – as being a new mum can no doubt be exhausting!