Newborn baby cues: understand what your baby is telling you

Mom making eye contact and smiling at her baby. The baby is lying on their back looking up at mum

Newborn baby cues: understand what your baby is telling you Most of us, as new parents, find it really hard to interpret those newborn baby cues. They grunt, grimace, and cry… but what do they need?? Sometimes, we try something and our babies just cry louder. Then we start to worry and panic that we’re […]

Newborn babies, week one and priorities

Five year old child holds her newborn baby brother

Newborn babies, week one and priorities This blog was originally published on my old website, on the 15th September, 2017, a week after my second child was born. I’ve not edited any of the content, apart from adding some more photos.  My newborn baby is a week old! I had great plans to write and […]

Newborn babies: the distress of crying and colic

Baby lying on its back crying

Newborn babies: the distress of crying and colic What is colic?? The definition of colic has changed over the years, but essentially colic can be defined as sustained, inconsolable crying in an otherwise well baby. As I said in my previous blog, it doesn’t really matter whether it’s officially colic or *just* that your baby […]

Is this something to worry about?

Mum cuddling a crying baby, and trying to soothe them by putting a finger in their mouth

Is this something to worry about? The early days are a steep learning curve.  Babies do some really weird things in the early days and it’s sometimes hard to work out if it’s something to worry about or not. The hardest thing is to see our babies look uncomfortable or not be able to stop […]

What you need to know about using a sling/carrier with a newborn baby

What you need to know about using a sling/carrier with a newborn baby Using a sling/carrier with a newborn baby can be daunting. There is definitely a learning curve involved and you want to make sure your baby is safe. However, they can be such a lifesaver! A sling is, hands down, my top parenting tool […]