It’s breast to stop, now!

I have decided to write about stopping breastfeeding (after 6 months and once it has become firmly established and part of yours and your baby’s routine), and particularly my own experiences, as this is a little talked about issue. Most of the bump out there is about starting breastfeeding, not …

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The real cost of costly childcare

When it comes to choosing to have a baby, our finances of course play their part, but not having a choice when it comes to going back to work, due to the astronomical costs of childcare in the UK, is quite a depressing reality. Contraception gives us a choice when …

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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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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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Tech Savvy Toddlers

When I was a little girl I played outside in my Wendy house, on my swings or my preferred play time activity, making mud-pies! I have never in my life been able to use any kind of game console or in fact any game that requires hand-eye coordination. My brother …

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Secrets of a Midwife Mummy

The last 18 months have been a crazy and remarkable rollercoaster for me. Probably like a lot of you reading this. I fell (very surprisingly but very brilliantly) pregnant on my honeymoon, and in the blink of an eye I had gone from cocktail-sipping, sun-bathing, retail therapy, career girl about …

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A trip to the seaside

Here at JoJo it is company policy not to recruit our child models through agencies, we prefer to use our customers and employees little ones. So when we decided on Whitstable for the AW12 catalogue shoot the next challenge was to recruit our little models. Myself and Tom, our photographer, …

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The wonderful world of weaning

Weaning is a big deal, there’s no doubt about it. It’s the first time you have to really think about what you’re putting in your baby that doesn’t involve a bottle or a boob. Having said that, it really isn’t worth getting too stressed about it – and I mean …

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Plastic Passion

The story of a blue turtle Twenty years ago in the Pacific Ocean 28,000 bath toys fell off a cargo ship.  There was a red beaver, a blue turtle, a green frog and a yellow duck.  On the packaging in colourful letters were the words ‘The first years. Floatees. They …

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