You are the holder of the puzzle pieces.I got all emotional last time I taught an introduction to #slings #workshop with @villagemidwife.Talking about these puzzle pieces, made me well up with emotion, remembering one of the times I #knew I meant for this work.As I passed around a box of puzzle prices, explained how you… Continue reading You hold the puzzle pieces
Another common query from parents at this time of year in the UK. It's Christmas party season with employers and families alike. So what's the norm for breastfeeding families in these scenarios? From the moment your baby was born, they began to rely on you for nourishment, comfort, safety and as researcher Neils Burgman would… Continue reading A party with out my baby
This list is for those super interested in my background, for most parents knowing that I am a UK registered Paediatric nurse and experienced breastfeeding specialist is enough. If you have any suggestions for my further training do let me know ! Professional QualificationsBucks New Uni - BSc Nursing (2007 - 2011)Kings College London -… Continue reading Training and Qualifications
Pre visit questionnaire Just after we have agreed a time and place for our session together, I will send you a link to the pre visit questionnaire.Questions are about you and your baby, any health issues I should know about and some logistical concerns. I use this information to plan our session and also keep… Continue reading Before our visit
How often have you thought, this problem is unique to just me, my family or my kid? You might find out that issue or situation actually it's quite common but many parents get stuck without knowing how to gain realistic expectations and norms. But why? As I type up another follow up email about just… Continue reading It’s quite normal, sorry.
So your partner is about to have your child and you've heard a lot, (how could you not?) about how breastfeeding is the best. Thing is you've also heard it has disadvantages, heard not everyone can do it and your worried. You want your kid to get all the good stuff, you want your partner… Continue reading My partner wants to breastfeed
Are they selling the right message? There is a baby show in the county I work within, this month. I remember visiting one, heavily pregnant with my first born son and I thought of the type of help I needed then. I didn't know what I know now, two babes later. At the time, like… Continue reading Baby shows & local support services
Two way strechy wrap (Hana) in a Front wrap cross carry Another day and another common query from a parent. This one wants to share all the positive effects of carrying with her pregnant friend & gift her a stretchy wrap. My friend is having a baby in Nov and I want to gift her… Continue reading Stretchy wraps – info & tips
When babies enter the world, they expect to be, and need to be carried by us. Be this in our arms or with the aid of slings and carriers, the positive effects are wide reaching for baby, parents and society as whole. Positive effects for baby Encourages bondingHelps to regulate body systems and growthPromotes and encourages… Continue reading Positive effects associated with babywearing
isn't it time for change?
Questions Can I drink wine when feeding? How do I know if I have mastitis if I don't have pink nipples of white breasts? ( I can't see a red mark on dark skin) Can you REALLY make breast milk if you are adopting a newborn and haven't had kid previously? How does it work? What to do when baby has tongue tie? What else about the physiology of a babies mouth can hinder breastfeeding / other issues?
5 things to try
Your little one does not stop expecting their needs to be met, just because its hot outside but you might have questions about caring for you little one when those needs seem harder to meet in the heat It is just as important as ever to read and meet your little peoples needs. Here are… Continue reading Responsive parenting in a heatwave
(Blurr to protect confidentiality) Once we've agreed upon a date and time, I'll send you a previsit questionnaire. This makes sure I know a bit about you before I come also helps us both plan what we are going to cover. We start in your home, where you are comfortable and sessions last between 1-2… Continue reading What actually happens in a 1:1 session?
The WHO code & your business. So you run a baby business and some has mentioned the WHO code to you, they might have suggested that you are unintentionally violating it. You are passionate about breastfeeding and confused how someone thinks you are doing something unhelpful. Here’s what you need to know. Thing 1 This… Continue reading 10 things you need to know about…
What happens if someone comes in the dark of night and gifts your the confidence you need to succeed? 💭This is what happened for a family recently and with permission, I share with you what happens within babywearing consultation with me (babywearing consultation). L I S T E N First I listen to your needs… Continue reading B A B Y W E A R I N G CONSULTATION
a bit about me and why I do what I do 🙂
In this blog: Outgrowing first sling Diverse abilities Holidaying with slings The title of this blog is a typical query for a babywearing consultant. Like most of the parents I work with, this mum has chosen to tune into her child's needs, not turn away from them. She has met a challenge and bravely, seeks… Continue reading Help, I have a last minute holiday and no space for a pushchair!
None of us are perfect, we live busy lives, often juggling many mental processes at once. We try our best to listen to those we are supporting but sometimes we may fall short. Honing in on listening skills can really help us offer more effective support. The photos bellow are adapted from a list by the Bloemfontein… Continue reading Listening Skills
A-Z of babywearing beyond babyhood. Is your favorite here?