Flying with a Toddler

Heidi Skudder Parenting, Toddler Behaviour, Toddler Eating

This week I put a post out on Instagram asking all parents who have flown with toddlers for their tips, as Rupert, the hubby and I are soon to be taking our first long haul flight together as a family (other than when we flew long haul at 4 months and he slept the entire 10 hours but little bubba’s …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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 …

Why Formula and Nipple Shields saved Breastfeeding for us!

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding, Parenting

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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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 …

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Creating a Good Milk Supply for your Newborn….

Heidi Skudder Breastfeeding

In my role as a Parent and Baby Coach, I often work with Mum’s who are really struggling to get a grips with breastfeeding. In this blog I point out some of the common problems with milk supply and how to make sure that your baby gets a good start with breastfeeding…. Your baby is born with a need to …