Due Date – EDD

The actual percentage of babies born on their due date in the UK is only 4%! Can you believe that!? This seems extremely low, but rates rise rapidly on the dates surrounding the given due date. 60% of babies are born within a week either side of the estimated due date (EDD) and more than…

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What is the 4th Trimester?

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Have you heard the term ‘Fourth Trimester’ before?  The fourth trimester focuses on the first 3 months after you have had your baby. This is the time when you are adjusting to your new role as a parent and your baby is adapting to the outside world. It takes time to get to know each…

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Circadian Rhythms

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A circadian rhythm is your internal body clock based on 24 hour periods. It is what helps you know the difference between day and night. A newborn baby does not have an established circadian rhythm when they are born, and it can take up to 6 months to fully establish itself. There are ways in…

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Baby development milestones 0-12 months

We begin with a guest post from Milestones Baby Massage, Clare has shared her baby milestones cheat sheet for the first 12 months of a babies life. It is important to remember that this is only a rough guide and sometimes children achieve the milestones faster and some do take a lot longer, however you…

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Weaning Wednesday – Roasted Veg with Cod

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Today we wanted to share a quick and easy recipe that can be used to introduce fish to your baby for the first time, and also be enjoyed by the whole family for years to come! Recipe: 4 large tomatoes 1 courgette 1 yellow pepper Fillet of white fish (cod or haddock) Dried or fresh…

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Books on Feelings and Emotions

Collection of books by Tom Percival

This week (1st-7th February) is Children’s Mental Health Week. This past year has been incredibly challenging for us all and it’s no different for children. Place2Be is the charity that launched Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015. This year’s theme is Express Yourself. It focuses on creative ways children and adults can share their feelings,…

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Weaning Wednesday – Dips!

Weaning Wednesdays - Ne Parent Company

This week, we thought we would share three easy veggie dips that would be suitable for babies aged 6 months+ Dips are a great way to explore new flavours, especially in the form of herbs and spices! And they are a great way to introduce family eating as well! Dips are suitable from 6 months+…

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Weaning Wednesday – First Foods

Weaning Wednesdays The New Parent Company

Welcome to the first in our Weaning Wednesday series! And where best to start than first foods! Whether you have chosen to start with purées, go the baby-led weaning route, or a combination of the two (my personal favourite), introducing your little one to their first taste of solid food can be exciting and nerve…

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Tummy Time

Tummy Time The New Parent Company

Hopefully we’ve all heard of tummy time. We are reminded of doing it by health professionals regularly, as it has so many benefits for your baby.   But what exactly are those benefits? How often are you supposed to do it? And what if my baby absolutely hates tummy time? What are the benefits of…

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Cross lateral movement and baby development

Cross lateral movement the New Parent Company

What is a cross-lateral movement?   If you have been joining in with Clare’s baby massage videos, you may have heard her refer to the term ‘cross lateral movement’. But what does this mean and why is it important for your child’s development? A cross-lateral movement is any motion that requires coordination from both sides…

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