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

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep

Winter is fast approaching and this means not only Halloween, Fireworks and Christmas, but also the clock change! Uh oh! Something that many of my lovely clients worry about, particularly when they have spent so long getting their little people into beautiful sleep and routine patterns only for it to be all thrown up into the air by the clocks …

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Preparing for your Second Baby

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Parenting

As I move through my second pregnancy, I have been turning my attention to the full range of emotions that come from being about to bring a second baby into our family: excitement and trepidation seem to be the two main conflicting emotions that a lot of parents go through and both are absolutely natural at this time. If you, …

Long car journeys with babies and toddlers: tips and tricks for festive travel!

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep, Parenting

Lots of us will be facing long car journeys with babies and toddlers this Christmas and there might be that nagging feeling at the back of your mind that it’s not going to be easy. Once you’ve ticked off the Christmas shopping list, wrapped the presents, packed your bag, packed your little ones’ bags (and then probably re-packed them twice …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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. …

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Establishing Good Baby Sleep Habits from Birth…

Heidi Skudder Baby Sleep

Nearly every client I meet will ask me “But how could I have stopped my baby sleeping badly in the first place?”. The answer is usually very simple, unless baby has had medical issues, there are LOTS of things you can do from birth to establish good sleep habits. Your baby is born having been used to darkness, muffled noises …