Why Formula and Nipple Shields saved Breastfeeding for us!

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding

A whole month has passed since our little man arrived, and it now feels like we are getting into our own rhythm, so time to sit and think about our journey from birth until now, with one of the biggest things of course being feeding! The big and sometimes controversial subject of how best to feed your baby is of …

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Setting up The Parent and Baby Coach: My Story

Heidi Skudder Coaching

Having worked with non-sleeping babies and misbehaving toddlers for over 8 years now, I am very much used to functioning on very little sleep. Being in my early 30’s, meant that much of my 20’s life was spent staying overnight at family’s homes, helping parents with getting their little ones to sleep better at night time. This has meant that …

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 18 degrees in the day 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 little people into beautiful …

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It’s a Boy! – The Second Trimester

Heidi Skudder Pregnancy

It’s a boy! A muddy puddle loving, handsome, mini-version of my very own husband…an actual boy! Finding out the gender of our currently cabbage sized future child was something that we had never really questioned. Being a super organised person myself, I wanted to know exactly what I would be needing and what to buy, before our little bundle arrived. …

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The Art of Fussy Eating – Toddlers at The Table

Heidi Skudder Toddler Behaviour

For many parents, the start of the second year means the end of night feeds, sleep regressions and the beginning of new exciting physical development stages for your toddler. However, it also marks the onset of eating problems and fussiness over food groups. Whilst it is totally normal for your child to start testing boundaries, it is also equally as …

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Pregnancy – The First Trimester – Part One: Mosquitoes, Paranoia and Early Scans!

Heidi Skudder Pregnancy

For me, the decision to talk about my pregnancy with family, friends and clients, from as early as 6 weeks was a simple one. I have spent the last 8 years working closely with new parents and have seen far too many mothers suffer in silence; often breaking down into tears when talking about troubles conceiving, miscarriages, pregnancy and parenthood. …