What is 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. Watch … read more >

homemade granola

Homemade Granola

Treat yourself this weekend, and make some of this delicious granola.  Even if you don’t have much faith in your cooking skills, trust me, this is easy and you will love it!

Getting to grips with breastfeeding

“And are you planning on breastfeeding?” asked the midwife in the antenatal class. I patted my bump and replied, “Not today!” Oh we were having the craic already! As annoying as I was, trying to be the funny girl in class, I was sincere in my wish to try and breastfeed my first baby. I was … read more >

Getting out and about with baby

Ellen is now 5 months old and great fun already.  Every week sees a new milestone and it’s so exciting to see her grow and develop.  She still throws us a curveball every few days by doing something unexpected or out of routine, so we are constantly learning.   During her first few months I … read more >

Festive Mocktail recipes

If you are avoiding alcohol this festive season it doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself at a party or that you have to ring in the New Year with a glass of water! Here are a few tasty mocktail recipe ideas: Mojito Mocktail   75ml of apple juice 75ml of sparkling water 1 whole lime … read more >

Four months old

Dafne is four months old and is breastfed exclusively. I had a few breastfeeding essentials before Dafne was born, here is a list of a few items that I found useful.

Baby and Vitamin D

The Department of Health recommend that all babies, whether breastfed or formula fed, should receive a 5 microgram (5µg) supplement of vitamin D3 every day from birth until 12 months of age. Vitamin D is important because it helps to absorb calcium and so is important for developing healthy bones.

Postnatal Aqua Yoga

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 >