Practical & Health


Is it really possible to catch up on lost sleep?
New York Times | 24 July 2015
“A timely nap of less than 20 minutes can equate to an extra hour of nighttime sleep.” Nice if you can find those 20 minutes! 
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formulaAn open letter to formula feeders
by Laura Powell-Corbett
HuffPostUKParents | 23 July 2015
“Let us not berate one another but embrace our differences.” Read article…

surviving-sleep-deprivationTop tips for surviving sleep deprivation
Budding Smiles | 23 July 2015
From simply drinking water to saying “yes” to offers of help, some great advice. Read article…

phrases-for-toddlersSix reassuring phrases for toddlers
Sand in My Toes | 21 August 2014
How a few words of reassurance can go a long way, when supported by the right actions. Read article…

cardboard-boxesWhy Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
by Helena Lee
BBC News | 4 June 2013
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. Read article…

boost-your-energy10 simple and effective energy boosters for tired moms
Cloudy, with a chance of wine | 8 June 2015
From cranking up the music to just drinking a glass of water, some great advice for tired parents on how to beat exhaustion. Read article…

baby-immune-system5 Surprising Ways To Boost Your Baby’s Immune System
by Hannah Fox
Mother & Baby | 1 October 2014
Ways to help strengthen your wee one’s immune system and fight those winter (and summer!) colds. Read article…

Sleeping on animal fur is best for baby
by John von Radowitz
Independent | 8 September 2014
Why all that cosy fur is not just super comfy but helps to strengthen little immune systems. Read article…

Breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy
by Gavin Extence
The Guardian | 23 August 2014
The father of a newborn son recounts his wife’s struggle with breastfeeding and asks why the NHS can’t be more honest. Read article…

12 Amazing Uses For Breast Milk (Aside From Breastfeeding)
by Alison Coldridge
Mother & Baby | 7 August 2014
From using as a skincare product to a natural medicinal alternative, here’s how to put your milk to good use – whether you’re breastfeeding or not. (I tried the ear and eye treatment and it worked a treat!). Read article…

10 Genius Ways To Soothe Your Baby’s Teething Pain
by Alison Coldridge
Mother & Baby | 29 April 2014
Great teething tips, with some natural remedies. Read article…

Is your baby sleeping through the night yet?
by Jenny Thomas
Before you shout “No!” and throw your phone across the room in frustration, this is not a judge-y article designed to make you feel like a failure. Very reassuring for any parents and wee ones suffering from broken nights feel ok – it’s just baby nature! Read article…

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