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The blessings and curses of pregnancy

The blessings and curses of pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences that any woman can have in life. Women who have had the absolute privilege of carrying a child know exactly what I mean. The ability to become pregnant and look after a baby in your womb as it develops into a fully functioning human is one of life’s biggest miracles. For all the blessings of pregnancy it is not, however, without its struggles.

Symptoms of teething and how you can help!

Symptoms of teething and how you can help!

Symptoms will be different for every baby as will be the severity in which they get them. Some babies will sail through the teething period like it’s a breeze. Others will really suffer. This may be because some babies’ pain threshold is higher than others, or because some babies’ teeth come through easier, without as much impact on their gums. Who knows!

There are certainly no rules for teething, but as a general rule these are the most likely symptoms a teething baby will experience…..

What You Can And Can’t Eat During Pregnancy

What You Can And Can’t Eat During Pregnancy

It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction when it comes to what we can and can’t eat during pregnancy. You hear old wives’ tales, information from different countries which can often be different to our guidance, and stories from different generations about ‘back in our day…'

And it can be confusing!

A Surprise Arrival | Part 2 (Fatherhood Series)

A Surprise Arrival | Part 2 (Fatherhood Series)

I sat in the dark of the car, eyes darting back and forth, desperately searching for any sign of the ambulance. Suddenly, there was a knock at the window. I jumped out of my skin, adrenaline suddenly surging once more. It was my mother-in-law; she’d set off for the hospital on hearing the news.

Teething Symptoms and Advice

Teething Symptoms and Advice

It's official. Teething sucks. It can be a distressing time for mummy and daddy as well as your little one. Teething symptoms can hugely vary from baby to baby, and those little peggies can make an appearance at a different time for each baby. Find out if your baby really is teething, and how you can help them.

A Surprise Arrival | Part 1 (Fatherhood series)

A Surprise Arrival | Part 1 (Fatherhood series)

When you reflect back, it’s incredible how your most profound moments unfold. It’s not like a movie. There is no foreboding score to imply impending action. The craziest days often open with the mundane. This was a Monday. We headed our separate ways and started work.

The Best Baby Teethers

The Best Baby Teethers

Our Belo Teething Mitt has made it onto the Made For Mums list of best baby teethers!

Good teethers provide comfort and relief for your baby when those little peggies are starting to come through. Made for Mums have highlight the best teethers as tested by their parents

Making Room – The Big Nursery Project (Fatherhood Series - Part 6)

Making Room – The Big Nursery Project (Fatherhood Series - Part 6)

Preparing the nursery is a big step. You’ve been working hard to come to terms with the news and this is another big step on the road to acceptance. Suddenly, you’re creating an entire room for someone: someone who will soon be occupying said room. Expect to stand staring at the finished nursery sweating, both from the effort of decorating and the panic inducing connotations of this final preparation.

A Day in the Life of Matthias Cook, aged 1¾

A Day in the Life of Matthias Cook, aged 1¾

6.30am – Now everyone is awake I can commence with my first game of ‘hide in the curtains’. I have become a master of this over the past few months, my family never find me!

Pregnancy Pitfalls (Fatherhood Series - Part 5)

Pregnancy Pitfalls (Fatherhood Series - Part 5)

'Pregnancy had some interesting side effects. Without going into too much detail, I’d never been more attracted to my wife. She looked stunning. Pregnancy suited her big time............ I’ve heard people refer to a person ‘glowing’ when pregnant. I think I finally got it, ‘glowing’ is fancy speak for really hot. She was glowing. But be warned, unsolicited approaches can be met with fierce rebuffs. It’s nature’s cruel joke

Preparing to be Unprepared (Fatherhood Series - Part 4)

Preparing to be Unprepared (Fatherhood Series - Part 4)

In hindsight, you can’t ever be fully prepared for the arrival of your first baby. You’ll read loads of advice about getting ready, what you’ll need and how to prepare. Take around 70% of that and just scrap it.

Spreading the News (Fatherhood Series - Part 3)

Spreading the News (Fatherhood Series - Part 3)

So, the big news is in your lap. You’ve spent the last few days in a trance as your mind scrambles to regain its composure. Back to normal (ish), your news is all of a sudden burning a hole in your pocket. You’re desperate to tell someone, anyone.
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