Riff Raff Ramblings
Finding out you are pregnant can come with a range of emotions from excitement, nervousness and sometimes fear. It is completely normal to want to share this exciting news with the people who are closest to you. There is no time frame that you have to wait until before sharing your news with people you love. Many women think that they aren’t allowed to share their news before they hit...
Top 5 Jogger Prams
If you’re one of those mums that can’t wait to get outside for long walks, or even a jog around the neighbourhood, then this post is just for you.Jogger prams have been designed to give your little one an easy ride, while you get the luxury of being able to walk or run with ease.The difference in these compared to your regular pram can be found in the suspension, the...
Exercising While Pregnant
During pregnancy, your body is going through an enormous number of changes, both physical and emotional. Although this time is a period of immense joy and excitement, the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy can make this period challenging for many women. One of the most effective ways to manage the challenges of pregnancy is through regular exercise and maintaining good health throughout your pregnancy. Research has shown that regular...
How To Know If You're In Labour
The lead up to your due date is both exciting and nerve wracking. As your due date approaches, you may be wondering if every little twinge or new feeling is the start of labour. Thus, leaving you wondering “How will I know if I’m in labour”. Here are some signs to watch out for to help you determine if you’re in labour.
Should I put my baby into a routine? When should I sleep train my baby? How do I get my baby to sleep? These are all common questions for new parents and there is a lot of talk around having your baby in a routine and sleep training which can all seem daunting and confusing for new parents.
Why Sleep is Vital for Babies’ Development
Sleep is one of the most crucial factors in your baby's growth and you’ll come to see why shortly. Although it may appear that all they do is lay there rested, those priceless hours of shuteye are essential for their development and general well-being. Their minds actively process information, create new links, and consolidate memories while they sleep. It's like a little mental exercise! Also, a good night's sleep can...
White Noise and Its Pleasant Benefits for Your Baby
Your little bundle of joy can get a little fussy sometimes. Sometimes, as new parents, you just don’t know what to do to alleviate the situation. Other than the helplessness, it’s difficult to get a good night's sleep as well. This is because babies sleep intermittently throughout the day and night, and it’s pretty hard to be asleep while your baby is awake. Eventually, your sleep gets interrupted. White noise is a...
Pregnancy Over Summer
Being pregnant over summer comes with some added challenges including trying to stay cool, increased swelling, increased sunburn, increased fatigue and the increased discomfort that comes with all of those. But it’s not all bad, summer and the holiday season can be a fun and enjoyable time with family and friends. Taking simple steps to help you reduce discomforts will mean that you can enjoy yourself too.