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How will I know when my baby is ready for shoes?

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How will I know when my baby is ready for shoes?

Seeing your little one take their first steps is such an incredibly special moment, and one you have no doubt tried to capture on camera time and time again! The progression from baby to toddler is a huge step but you don’t need to head out and buy your little one their first shoes right away, here’s why. It’s really important to let your little one go barefoot for as long as possible. Toddlers learn to balance through the nerve endings in their feet and wearing bulky shoes can hinder this. Your little one will be able to balance and...

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12 Tips for Preparing a Toddler for a New Baby

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12 Tips for Preparing a Toddler for a New Baby

    Firstly huge congratulations if you’re preparing for another baby! I’m writing this 4 weeks before my 3rd little one is due, and although I’ve done it all once before I’m find it invaluable to go through all of these tips again! Juggling, two little ones brings a whole new level of chaos - it is wonderful chaos though! Even though you’ve got a million things to do, one thing you definitely don’t want to overlook is preparing your toddler for baby’s arrival. After all, toddlers aren’t exactly known for their flexibility and willingness to share. Remember that you’ll...

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When should I start reading to my baby?

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When should I start reading to my baby?

I don’t know about you but I love reading with my little ones. There is nothing better than curling up with a book (even though sometimes it's the same book over and over and over again!) Reading to your little one is a great way to spend some lovely bonding time with them but it also has some real life long benefits. It’s been shown that the more words your little one hears in their first few months and years of their life the better their language skills are likely to be later on.  Of course you are sure to...

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The 7 Best Activities to do Outdoors with Baby

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The 7 Best Activities to do Outdoors with Baby

The weather has been beautiful again this week which inspired this blog post!  As a Mum I know there is nothing better than the warm weather when you know you can be outside in the fresh air all day long with your little one.   Here are my top 7 things to do outdoors with babies. These activities are great for babies between 0-12 months. 1 - Bubbles  Bubbles are fun for babies and children of all ages. Not only is it fun to watch the soapy floaty bubbles sail in the breeze, this is also amazing for baby sensory development....

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5 top Reasons to Massage your Baby

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5 top Reasons to Massage your Baby

As a trained Baby Massage teacher myself these are the 5 key reasons I think Baby Massage is an invaluable skill to have!

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