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Toy of the Moment – 7 Month Baby

Toy of the Moment – 7 Month Baby

My First Phone by Plan Toys is a sweet little wooden phone. It is suitable from 12 months but my baby is very happy playing with this phone at 7 months old. It has a colour beaded style key pad which feels bouncy when pressed […]

Best Irish Stores for Baby Essentials

Best Irish Stores for Baby Essentials

There is a huge list of baby essential needed before their arrival. Being prepared for when baby comes is key to surviving those delicate and sleepy first few weeks. Essentials like Multi-Mam compress pads to give your boobs relief when breastfeeding, Milton wipes, soothers and […]

Morning Sickness – How to ease it

Morning Sickness – How to ease it

Morning Sickness occurs in about a third of pregnancies based on current stats. I personally think this is more like ⅔ at least!   During the first 3 months foetal development is at its greatest. Nausea and vomiting are directly associated with a hormone called […]

Baby Nutrition -Protein Steamed Salmon

Baby Nutrition -Protein Steamed Salmon

Baby Weaning -Stage 2 Is your baby ready to add some protein to their solid food? Why not start with some steamed salmon. Salmon contains a massive quantity of Omega 3 Fatty Acids – great for hair, skin (eczema, dermatitis), cognitive development. It is also […]

Avoiding Those Stretch Marks

Avoiding Those Stretch Marks

Here are a list of the creams I found worked wonders in avoiding stretch marks while my skin expanded in pregnancy and shrank after pregnancy. I think the key is to hydrate the skin all the time in pregnancy so as to avoid those stretch […]

Natural Skin Care – Avoiding Chemicals

Natural Skin Care – Avoiding Chemicals

How do we choose a chemical free option when labelling is so poorly legislated in Ireland and the EU in general? It can be tough trying to decipher what the ingredients in a product actually are and with so much choice out there it is […]

Natural Baby Moisturisers

Natural Baby Moisturisers

It is such a cherished ritual is it not? Massaging moisturiser onto your baby’s skin after a bath! Such a relaxing experience for both mother and baby but also encourages bonding and releases more oxytocin within your body – good for milk production and burning […]

Nipple Creams – Breast Feeding Support

Nipple Creams – Breast Feeding Support

  So you are trying or would like to try breastfeeding your baba? Nipple Creams are essential for successful breastfeeding. My advice would be stock up before baby comes, so you do not end up with cracked nipples, browsing the internet in tears in search […]

Baby Nutrition- Purple Sweet Potato

Baby Nutrition- Purple Sweet Potato

Have you tried a purple sweet potato yet? Also known as the Okinawan Potato. Most babies just love the taste of sweet potato, and it is so easy to add other flavours to it that might not taste as nice blended, like broccoli, asparagus, turnip. […]

Toy of the Moment – 5 Month Baby

Toy of the Moment – 5 Month Baby

  Well at 5 months old now my baby is just on the precipice of crawling. So naturally any toy that can assist in that leap is most welcome in our house. I came across this Fisher Price “Watermates Duck Ball” on a weekend away […]