Travelling with a baby can be a daunting prospect for a new parent. Whilst all this angst and stress is understandable, there are a few simple things you can do to make the experience easier, and hopefully even enjoyable, for both you and your little one.
If you've been following me you'd know that I'm into practical gifts for new mums to make their lives easier in that newborn stage. So that's why I was so excited when I received this New Mama Kit recently, I just had to share!
Welcome to motherhood. The land of vomit, poo, sleepless nights, anxiety, worry and paranoia, the land of all crazies and never empty laundry baskets. Welcome to the land of tears, sweat, tantrums over the silliest of things, the land of magic and all possibilities. Because this is what motherhood is. The place where everything happens and you don’t need a reason for it.
Before I had a baby, my dog was literally my fur child. I treated her better than a human. She stayed indoors, was immaculately groomed and was fed gourmet meals. Then once that baby came, everything changed. I was contemplating giving the dog away. How could I go from loving something so deeply to despising it? I didn't know myself.
Milk for thought? The AAP recommends breastfeeding for at least 12 months, while the WHO endorses it for up to 2 years and beyond. So why are fewer women in high-income countries doing it? Is it due to "convenience"? And what can we do to change this?