Mothercare hosts Breastfeeding Awareness Week – & a few of my tips too! | V. I. BABY

If only we could all get beauty treatments while breast feeding…ahh to be Giselle!  (PICT: Instagram) There is so much negative press surrounding breast-feeding – be it mothers doing it in shops and being asked to leave, whether you do it or not, what age you feed your baby too and so on. If I’m honest I find it all quite boring. Your baby needs feeding – so you feed them (Be that breast milk, formula or a combination). Motherhood…

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Why do people think it’s ok to say: ‘You’re calling your baby ‘what’…?’ | V. I. BABYBRAIN

With pregnancy and motherhood comes opinions. Everyone elses that is. It doesn’t matter if its someone you work with, someone in the supermarket or even a family member its seems everyone has something to say. None more so than your choice of name. Speaking to some close baby mama and mama-to-be friends we got on the subject of names. And, how one comment can put you off your choice – even if it’s a name you love. Be it your…

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20 Diet Tips I could learn from my Toddler | V. I. BABYBRAIN

Weight Watchers – TICK. Slimming World – TICK. Slim Fast – TICk. The Fast Diet (5:2) – Interesting! Jason Vale Juice Master – yes, downloaded the Apps (must buy juicer!) Been there, got the T-shirt (and few key rings, pens, recipe cards) and still have the extra pounds to prove it. Now, I’m not saying dieting doesn’t work – I just haven’t found one that works for me. That means one I can stick to. I was once sent to…

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What’s inside your hospital bags? And, why one hospital bag isn’t enough! | V. I. BAG

One of the first things I was looking forward to when I went on maternity leave was packing my hospital bag – or, bags! I wanted to feel organised and prepared (ever the Girl Guide!) – maybe it was a little OCD but I’m sure I can’t be the only woman who looked forward to doing this with as much glee as packing your schoolbag the night before the new term? Maybe it was because it was a chance to get…

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10 Things That I Have Never Done Until I Had A Baby | V. I. BABYBRAIN

Pict: KeepCalm-o-matic 1. Self help-ing at the Supermarket This is: 1) Taking something of the shelf 2) bypassing trolley/basket 3) handing to a screaming tot 4) ahh.. peace! Case in point was one afternoon when I popped in for a few essentials (you know milk, bread, cake…) and Miss Marnie was screaming so loud that before she could empty the aisle and the knowing glances I had whipped out a squeezey fromage frais and shoved it in her mouth. I did of course confess my sins at the checkout and…

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