Month: September 2010

Coping with children and house work

When you just have one child to care for, life as a full-time mum is manageable, if busy.  Before my son came along, daily life revolved entirely around my firstborn.  I’d take my daughter swimming or to a baby music session, then, while she had her post-lunch sleep, I’d get on with a few jobs […]

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Swimming with your baby

One of my absolute favourite mum-baby activities is taking my 8-month old daughter swimming at our local leisure centre. My hubby takes her swimming every Saturday morning (giving me some welcome free time woohoo!) and I take Amelia swimming one other time during the week. It really is great fun. Our baby girl has always […]

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Mumsnet’s “Let girls be girls” campaign

Mumsnet launched its “Let girls be girls” campaign earlier this year and the initiative is rolling on and gaining ground with retailers continuing to sign on in agreement and some yet to sign up. The campaign voices a protest against “the premature sexualisation of children” and encourages retailers “to commit not to sell products which […]

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Helping your baby recognise family

Babies love faces. Michael Frank, an expert in brain and cognitive science research and currently Assistant Professor at Stanford, says that babies “like to look at anything that resembles a face, even something as abstract as an electric outlet” . I bought my baby girl a gorgeous maracas from Octopus – the one I chose, […]

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Newborn clothing essentials

As a first time mum and someone who hasn’t spent much time with babies, I was pretty clueless when it came to choosing clothes for my soon-to-be-born baby. The masses of clothing that would bombard my vision as I entered a baby store did nothing to appease my bewilderment. I guess that dressing a baby […]

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