It’s quite normal, sorry.

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.

My partner wants to breastfeed

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

Baby shows & local support services

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

Stretchy wraps – info & tips

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

Positive effects associated with babywearing

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

Breastfeeding Myths & Questions (part 1)

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?

Responsive parenting in a heatwave

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

What actually happens in a 1:1 session?

(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?

10 things you need to know about…

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…

B A B Y W E A R I N G CONSULTATION

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

Help, I have a last minute holiday and no space for a pushchair!

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!

Listening Skills

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