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Having The Grandchildren to Visit

3 Jun 2015 09:54:00

Grandchildren are such an excitement whether it’s the 1st or the 10th or maybe more. Our mother has what she calls a ‘Grannies’’ Boasting Book’ which fits nicely in her handbag ready for any opportunity to show pictures of her 8 grandchildren.

We often get calls from brand new grandparents....

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For some, being pregnant is a total joy, from the moment they see that positive test, right up to the moment they finally meet their bundle of cuteness. For others the road is not so idyllic! Morning sickness, indigestion, constipation, pelvic pain and the list goes on. Regardless of the journey, going past your due date is no fun and the longer you go 'over due', the harder it gets as impatience and discomfort set in.

Only 4% of babies are actually born on their due date; they really...

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Hospital Bag Checklist

5 Mar 2015 09:28:43

Between 33 and 36 weeks it's time to pack up a bag ready for dad to whip in the car as and when baby decides it's time to make that grand entrance.

Before you start packing, it's worth giving the hospital a call to find out what they do and don't supply. Some wards are able to provide you with things like nappies, formula & maternity pads where others simply don't have the budget. You may get a few to start you off, but you could be expected to bring your own stash.

It can be quite daunting thinking about packing your hospital bag; you don't know if you will be in for an hour or 10 days, what size your baby will be, if it's your 'bits' or your tum that will be sore...?!

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An Introduction to Baby Massage

5 Feb 2015 22:21:00

What is Baby Massage?

Baby massage or ‘infant massage’ is an alternative therapy that has been used to promote healing and well being across the world for thousands of years; accounts and references can be found as far back as 3,000 years. Developed from methods that have been passed down through generations, it involves the use of different techniques to gently manipulate and rhythmically stroke your baby’s body using your hands. It has....

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