They say that nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent. In fact, giving birth and becoming a mum can be terrifying and thrilling in equal parts. But while that saying is true, there are a few things you can bear in mind to make the transition from couple to family as smooth as possible.
Even the best-laid parenting plans in the world cannot always prevent temper tantrums. It’s a dead cert that at certain points in your child’s younger years, a few meltdowns will occur. And that’s just the parents. (I guarantee that most normal parents are tempted to throw a wobbly themselves on occasion. Or is that just
Co-sleeping means keeping your baby close to you at bedtime. This can mean simple room-sharing, where you place your baby to sleep in a cot, bassinet or bed extension, or it can refer to bed-sharing, where your baby joins you in your bed at sleep time. Most parents would agree that room-sharing is safe enough
Parenting may involve a bit (or a lot) of winging it, the basics of care are fairly easy to tick off. Making sure your child has a home, is fed, clothed and stimulated with toys and activities is not difficult as such for most, although granted the cost of all this may present a few
Families fall into different categories regarding touch. Some are naturally physical with each other and display lots of affection, whereas others have a much more distant protocol. These families rely on talking or sharing activities as ways of spending time together. Now that we’ve moved far away enough from the age where babies were swaddled
Atopic Dermatitis is the clinical name for the chronic (long-term) skin condition most of us call Eczema. This dry, itchy, rashy skin condition presents itself in many different forms, with varying degrees of severity. It can come and go and appear virtually anywhere on the body. It is uncomfortable and can be very painful indeed.