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Top tips for fussy toddlers

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!

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The Joys of Weaning

Christmas and New Year has been and gone and my household is on to a new challenge. Dafne is coming up to 6 months and I’ve begun to wean her onto foods. Since I had Dafne I’ve learned that every baby is different.  Rather than trying to do exactly what one book says or one expert … read more >

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Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday is here! Pancakes are so versatile and can easily make a nutritious meal for both you or your baby or toddler. Pancakes made with milk are a source of calcium, eggs add some iron, protein and vitamin D, you can use wholemeal flour to boost the fibre and then serving with fruit adds … read more >

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Our beautiful baby girl

I’m delighted to announce that our beautiful baby girl, Ellen, arrived into the world 10 weeks ago and has completely captured our hearts.  We have already forgotten what life was like before her!  She is growing so fast and her little feisty personality is already emerging.  I remember saying to my hubby during her first … read more >

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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.

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The pelvic floor and why you should give it a lot of love!

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.

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Aqua yoga for pregnancy

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.

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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.

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Learning to make friends

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.

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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 >