10 Must-Have Products For Newborn Babies 2018

March 2, 2018
newborn essentials

There are so many products out there for newborn babies now, and if it is your first baby, you may be convinced that you probably need all of them, right? Wrong. When I was pregnant with Oscar, I ended up buying so much that I really didn’t need. I had baby food blenders that I never used because he was terrified of the noise, despite already owning a smoothie machine. I bought a bottle warmer, even though I already had…

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Newborn Nursery Plan

February 11, 2018

One of the most exciting things about finding out you’re pregnant is creating a plan in your mind of exactly how you want the nursery to be. We moved house just before Oscar was born, so his nursery was never a priority for us. We knew there was almost no point in decorating, and the bedroom we moved him into was a box room with white walls. Instead of painting, we just left it white and decided it would be…

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I’m Struggling To Escape The ‘Mum Guilt’

February 4, 2018
mum guilt

I’m finding it extremely difficult to get through most days without feeling some form of guilt now. My first baby turns two soon, and very shortly after, his brother will be born. I am looking back at his life and realising that there were so many stages of it I wished away, and so many things I didn’t do with him, and it makes me feel shit. Is ‘Mum Guilt’ even a real thing? Sadly, yes. What makes this whole…

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How My First Labour Went Wrong & Why I’m Hoping For A Positive Natural Birth

January 28, 2018

I have never been proud to tell my labour story. I have a terrible fear of judgement every time I mention the words “failure to progress”.¬†After 3 days in labour, a failed induction, broken waters and having already exhausted every other option, I gave in and admitted defeat. Because it ended in an emergency caesarean section, I do feel somewhat inferior when it comes to discussing my birth story. Hopefully, I can use my experience to help others not make…

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