Parenting

13 May 2019

Seven ways stress effects pregnant women

Pregnancy is a time of change; depending on how one adapts to change could alter how one experiences being pregnant. Life doesn’t stop because you are pregnant, yet you do feel ...
13 May 2019

How to get more sleep with a new baby

It’s Royal Baby fever across the globe as Harry and Meghan have welcomed their new son. The news has certainly made us broody, but there’s just one slight issue – ...
13 May 2019

Seven ways to alleviate breastfeeding related soreness and pain

by leading pharmacist, Daniel Brash “Nipple pain is most often triggered by baby not latching on correctly, so it’s worth trying different positions to feed your baby in. The important ...
13 May 2019

Seven ways to cope when you leave your baby overnight for the first time

There will come a day when you choose to leave your baby in the care of someone else to have a weekend away with your partner, because of work commitments ...
12 May 2019

Seven things I learned as a new mum

Being a new mum is like no other experience in life and I have learned a lot since my little girl has come along. If you have a new born- ...
11 May 2019

Seven push presents you can buy your partner to celebrate the birth of your baby

Over the past decade, we have seen a rise in the purchase of ‘push presents’ – a gift given to a woman from her partner after childbirth. Although this might ...

10 May 2019

Seven reasons to ask for money instead of gifts for your baby shower

Recent findings from www.moneysavingheroes.co.uk has found that one in five expectant mothers ask for money instead of gifts at their baby shower, so here’s why you might want to do ...
9 May 2019

Why parents shouldn't feel guilty for taking time out for themselves

It’s only when you become a parent that you know the true extent that having a child can have on your life. With there being so much to learn and ...
9 May 2019

Seven top tips for hypnobirthing

BREATHING- Mastering a simple breathing technique for birth is an absolute game changer. Try inhaling deeply through your nose for a count of four, feeling your chest expand before exhaling ...

9 May 2019

Female First's top baby products for May 2019

Here are our top picks for this month for your baby.  As the latest addition to the Next2Me range, the innovative Next2Me Magic has even more features to allow parents ...
9 May 2019

A fifth of expectant mothers prefer money over gifts at their baby shower

Research conducted by www.MoneySavingHeroes.co.uk has found that a fifth of expectant mothers would prefer to recieve money over a gift at their baby shower. Initially all respondents were asked “Did you ...
9 May 2019

Seven signs you’re getting back to normal after having a baby

According to recent research by Asda Little Angels, it takes mums and dads an average of 9.7 months to feel ‘normal’ again after having a baby- longer than the actual ...
8 May 2019

10 Lifelines for new parents

Recent research by ASDA Little Angels found that parents have ten lifelines to help them get through the early days of parenthood. If you’re a new parent- some of the ...
7 May 2019

Six ways to give your baby the royal treatment

To celebrate the birth of Meghan and Harry’s new baby boy- we thought we would come up with some suggestions to give your baby the royal treatment today- you don’t ...
7 May 2019

Seven self care tips for new mums

When you first become a mum, you can easily forget about yourself as all your focus turns to your new bundle of joy. The reality is, if you don’t look ...
6 May 2019

Seven reasons why your maternity leave is the perfect time to declutter

I have recently come back from nine months of maternity leave and I found it a great time to organise my home- here’s why. It’s an indoor activity Sometimes you ...
5 May 2019

Seven benefits of walking with your baby

Taking your baby out for a walk is one of the best things you can do while on your parental leave- here’s why. It gets you out of the house ...
4 May 2019

Seven reasons to take your baby to a play group

Although your baby might not be old enough to play on their own or indeed with other children, play groups are still beneficial for both you and your baby- here’s ...
3 May 2019

Seven reasons to take your baby swimming

Swimming with your little one has many plus points, so if you’re struggling to think of things to do with your baby, here are a few reasons you might want ...
2 May 2019

Seven things to do once your maternity leave starts

As soon as you put the out of office on at work to say you won’t be there for the next nine months- you might want to think about the ...
1 May 2019

Be Thankful, Be Hopeful, Be Happy - Maternal mental health: My story

Hi everyone. Welcome back! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and enjoyed the sunshine! (which is rare for Easter, it’s usually a bloody wash out!) I actually had ...
1 May 2019

Seven activities you can do with a newborn

When my daughter was first born- I immediately thought- she does nothing but poo, sleep and cry. Which to some extent is true but there are still things you can ...
30 April 2019

Seven things you don’t need for your new baby

Advertising companies, other parents, family members and baby shops tell you that you need certain things when your baby is born- but trust me- you don’t. We fell into the ...
29 April 2019

Seven reasons we all need to be more baby

Since becoming a mum, I have been preoccupied with everything that I can teach my daughter- how to wave, how to roll over, how to hold a sippy cup; to ...