When to wean?

We all know the Department of Health’s advice that we should start weaning our darling sprogs when they reach 6 months and not a moment before. Even if our little ones are performing impressive contortionist acts in order to get to our cake (in my experience mums do eat a …

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The Breastfeeding Quandary

There are some topics which cause such a furore that even as an industry professional I’m left staggered by the range of opinions, so goodness only knows what a woman who’s just given birth may feel. Whether you choose to breastfeed or not, everyone has an opinion on how you …

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Jago’s Cheesy First Word

Bad Cheese Jokes It is one of the defining moments of being a parent, hearing your child utter their first ever word.  Despite huge amounts of parental coaching Jago’s first word turned out not to be mum or dad but ‘cheese’.  It is possible that this was due to the …

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Is it eww to chew your baby’s food?

There has been a fair amount of controversy in the world of weaning in the last month after Alicia Silverstone released a video on her website that shows her feeding her eleven month year old son directly from her mouth to his. You can view the video here: http://www.thekindlife.com/post/home-video-breakfast-with-baby-bear If …

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Kirsty’s African Adventure

Travelling with a toddler is pretty daunting. Not only do you have to survive the flight (12 hours to South Africa in our case) but for a small person they sure pack big. The items we’d earmarked as essential for our visit to the in-laws were car seat, buggy, travel …

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Kirsty's African Adventure

Travelling with a toddler is pretty daunting. Not only do you have to survive the flight (12 hours to South Africa in our case) but for a small person they sure pack big. The items we’d earmarked as essential for our visit to the in-laws were car seat, buggy, travel …

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