Giving a baby a pacifier/dummy: pros and cons

Giving a baby a pacifier/dummy: pros and cons Should you give your baby a pacifier/dummy? Parents often assume that all babies automatically need a pacifier/dummy. But do they really? This article will explore the use of a dummy for babies, when they can be helpful and beneficial, and what some of the drawbacks of using …

What’s normal in the first few weeks: a nappy chart

What’s normal in the first few weeks: a nappy chart  Click on the nappy chart to access a downloadable PDF, or scroll to the end of this article to see it:  What goes in, must come out It’s amazing how obsessed you become with your child’s nappies in the first few weeks! I’d been a …

You’re a new mum and baby is cluster feeding: here’s what you need to know

You’re a new mum and baby is cluster feeding: here’s what you need to know Cluster feeding: it’s pretty tough, isn’t it? When you were pregnant, you probably had an idea of what breastfeeding would be like. You imagined feeding your baby for 20 minutes every three hours. But now that your baby is here, …

Are you making enough breastmilk for your baby?

Am I making enough breastmilk for my baby? One of the biggest concerns new mums have, is whether they are making enough breastmilk.  This is a worry that new mums have had for thousands of years!  Throughout the world, parents have used herbs, potions, spells, incantations, wet nurses and a variety of little cups and …