It's amazing how many women have lost a baby, yet the pain is hidden and rarely talked about. Like it is shrouded in secrecy. This is why I embrace Baby Loss month because, even just for a week of the year, there is more awareness and more people share their baby loss stories. Making it less taboo and inspiring for mothers who are going through a heartbreaking time.
Being in the role that I have of holding mum and baby c...
The word ‘colic’ is often said to parents of a miserable baby. Baby won’t stop crying? Colic. Baby constipated and struggling to poo? Colic. Baby arching his back and writhing around in pain? Colic.
How can colic be so easy to diagnose yet every colicky baby seems to have different symptoms, but all have one thing in common. Misery. Both baby and parents are absolutely miserable. Health professionals look for the rule of thre...
It’s January and so many of us suffer with the January Blues. It is little wonder that this is the best time of year for travel agents as we all start thinking about a little sunshine to look forward to.
As many children return to school after the Christmas holidays and my husband returns to work and we all settle back into our normal routine, I can certainly see similarities between the January Blues and the Baby Blues.
As I write this, I have a lovely glass of cold white wine in hand and boy is it necessary. Today can only be described as a difficult and mentally exhausting. From the moment Trudy, my 2 year old, wandered into our bedroom at 7am she made it known that my usually loving and care free daughter had been replaced by a demon toddler. This doesn’t happen very often but when it does, brace yourself!!
Reflexology is based on the theory that there are lots of nerve endings in the foot that correspond with the organs and zones of the body. A gentle and relaxing massage on a baby’s foot using thumbs and finger tips can settle a fractious baby, relax them to help induce sleep and help with colic too.
Begin by cradling your baby’s feet and singing a soft lullaby to relax your baby.