Woman holding her belly with the hand.

Your Body: What to Look Out For After Childbirth

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.

toddler food blog

Henry on hunger strike

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 >

No Repro Fee
Pictured alongside Cal, who will celebrate his first birthday later this month, Maura spoke about how she wants to encourage other parents of toddlers to include the optimal amount of nutrients such as Iron and Vitamin D in their diet. Iron supports normal brain development and Vitamin D supports normal bone and tooth development.
Broadcaster highlights long-term importance of Vitamin D and Iron for toddlers.
Research shows that 90% of Irish toddlers (1-3 years) don’t receive enough Vitamin D in diet1, which is essential for normal bone and tooth development.
1 May 2015 – Broadcaster and First 1000 Days ambassador Maura Derrane has introduced her son Cal for the first time today. As an ambassador for the movement, Maura hopes to inspire and educate other mothers across Ireland of the importance of good nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a child’s life, from pregnancy up to two years of age.
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Milestone Moments

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.

family meals

The importance of family meal times

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.

a man is feeding a little child

Getting enough iron in the weaning diet

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.

A baby boy eats his fruits and veggies.

Suitable finger foods for baby from 6-9 months

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 >