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Our Birth Story – Reflecting back…

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding, Parenting, Pregnancy

Rupert’s Birth Story   Part One – The Run Up… At just under 39 weeks pregnant, it was a cold and crisp Friday and I was setting my out of office email thinking I should begin to wind work down with just over a week pf pregnancy to go. I had a relaxing week or more planned of shopping, cinema …

Halloween Baby & Toddler Recipe!

Heidi Skudder Parenting, Toddler Eating

Lovely Fran from Wyld Cookery has put together this recipe for your little ones this Halloween! Wishing you all a Happy and Safe Halloween – even if it is just an excuse to dress your little ones in cute pumpkin outfits!   Pumpkin, Cheddar and Herb Muffins Makes approx 12 mini muffins 100g self raising flour 60g wholemeal flour (if …

Fall Back; How to Prepare your Little Person for the Winter Clock Change

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep

Winter is fast approaching (although it is still up to 18 degrees in the day this week which seems a little mad for this time of year!), and this means not only Halloween, Fireworks and Christmas, but also the clock change! Uhoh! Something that many of my lovely clients worry about, particularly when they have spent so long getting their …

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Setting up a Baby Sleep Routine – What age is best?

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Parenting

I often have clients come to me with newborn babies asking what age is best to start setting up a sleep routine. These parents are sometimes ones who have had a hard time with their first baby and want the second baby to be a better sleeper from an earlier age. Or they could be parents who have heard about …

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Reflux Diagnosis and Symptoms

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Breastfeeding, Parenting

The reflux journey is long and for some clients can be a really difficult and frustrating time. As parents we are given little knowledge of our baby’s digestive development and issues from the beginning and therefore trying to negotiate around the process of diagnosis and finding out what is causing babies reflux can be exhausting. Many babies will have some …

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Saving the Environment – One nappy at a time!

Heidi Skudder Parenting

Review of the Kit and Kin nappy brand I started 2018 a lot more mindful of our family impact on the environment, having had a baby very recently. Not only that, but Veganuary was kicking off, and social media was awash with pictures of sea life dying from plastic consumption from a recent Blue Planet episode. It is hard not …

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Patiently Pumping – Our Pumping Journey!

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding, Parenting

I was very keen on pumping alongside breastfeeding from the very word go as I wanted my husband to be involved with bedtimes, therefore pumping enough during the day time to give him a bottle in the evenings. When Rupert was born, I soon realised that pumping would be a much bigger part of my day for a long while …

Springing Forwards – Dealing with the Clock Change and your Routine

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Parenting

The clock change is upon us once again, and for most this means longer days and Summer is on the way – hurrah! For some of us though (parents!), this can mean concerns about your child or baby’s routine and worry about how best to deal with it… Here are my top tips on helping your routine stay consistent in …

Our Breastfeeding Journey

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding, Parenting

And so this is where it ends… I don’t think the end of a breastfeeding journey is ever easy for any mother. Whether it is at day five because your baby just wont latch, week 12 because you are not producing enough milk, or month 9 when you return to work. There is that very strong, natural sadness about coming …