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How to deal with baby eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition that affects many children, often appearing during infancy and potentially lasting until a child gets much older.  My eldest daughter developed Eczema around 6 months old and so began the search for a magical potion or cream to improve it.  She got a lot better as she became older and was mostly better by the time she went to school.  She did have occasional flare ups when she got too warm or in the sun but overall it was much more manageable.  We also found that she managed a lot better when she did not have cows milk in her diet.  She is now a teenager and has great skin, although it can still be sensitive to chemicals in shower gels etc

So what is eczema? And more importantly, how do you manage the symptoms? Continue reading

What is Gender Neutral Parenting ?

Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis, Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, John Legend & Chrissy Teigen are all doing it, but is this a celebrity fad or a prominent and permanent change in the way we see gender in our world. Gender neutral is likely a term you’ve heard before, around intimate dinner circles, on various social media platforms or even through your activist friend who always seems as if she’s had one too many Red Bulls. Love it, hate it or don’t quite understand it gender neutral parenting is a movement that is quickly sweeping the globe, but what exactly IS gender-neutral parenting and what exactly does it involve. Continue reading

The battle of the work life and family balance

Finding time to spend with your loved ones is really important, connecting with your family and sharing moments together is a feeling like no other. As a working parent, it can be difficult to find the family balance between the time you spend at work with the hours you spend at home. Children have a number of needs and more often than not, those needs require an income to make them possible. It almost seems like a battle that will never end. There are moments that you would hate to miss as your children grow up, but you also want to provide them with the best possible opportunities. Continue reading

Your Baby’s First 12 months in Pictures

Having a new baby can be an expensive business with new equipment to buy and all those cute outfits but what about the more practical items ?  Do you know how much it might cost for nappies for the year – I was surprised how much it actually costs!

Thinking about baby we also take a look at how many naps they might take and also doctors visits – how many can you expect in the first 12 months ? Continue reading

Car Safety and your Newborn

I remember one of the scariest car rides I have ever had was taking our newborn home from the hospital.  It was a cold and icy day and I was sleep deprived and anxious, not a good combination.  Suddenly your brain starts working overtime; Is the car seat safe?  Is baby strapped in safely?  Are we driving too fast or too slow?  Something I took for granted had suddenly become laced with danger.  What I needed to do was take a deep breath and stay calm!  If this sounds like you then read on for my top tips to ensuring car safety with your newborn. Continue reading

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