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Due Date – EDD

August 16, 2021

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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Baby Development

Learn how to help your baby get the best physical start in life that they can.

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Cross lateral movement and baby development

By Adeline Tye | September 4, 2020

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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Tummy Time

By Adeline Tye | September 5, 2020

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…

Baby development milestones 0-12 months

By Adeline Tye | April 16, 2021

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…

Breast Feeding – My experience

I didn’t have a preference when it came to feeding my baby   I have worked as a nanny, putting together routines that work well with babies who have been bottle fed. I have also worked as a maternity nurse and supported mums who have breastfed. Both could work and I originally thought I would…

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For those that are a little further along their parenting journey. Ease your weaning worries with some of these great recipes from our resident weaning expert.

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Weaning Wednesday – Roasted Veg with Cod

By Adeline Tye ~ February 3, 2021

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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Weaning Wednesday – Dips!

By Adeline Tye ~ January 27, 2021

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

By Adeline Tye ~ January 20, 2021

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…