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How to Master Working From Home With Children

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How to Master Working From Home With Children

With more people working from home than ever, many parents are asking the question, how can I stay productive? The age of your children will largely determine how much they will impact your work from home productivity. Older children can often dress and feed themselves, allowing you to get on with work for longer periods. Whereas, young children require far more attention. Here are four fool-proof ways to maximize your productivity while working from home with children. Make a Schedule Making a schedule that you can stick to is arguably one of the most important steps to take when trying...

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The Ultimate Guide To Get Your Baby To Stop Crying

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The Ultimate Guide To Get Your Baby To Stop Crying

You can’t call it a day until you hold your baby in your arms and feel their little fingers and tiny toes. We know that watching them smile is the best feeling in the world for you. It is for us too! Becoming a mother is the moment when all of life’s battles suddenly seem worth fighting for. However, it becomes alarming when the struggle is not against the world but your baby. It’s at this moment that you feel helpless as a mother. Believe us when we tell you, it’s absolutely normal.Babies cry for a lot of reasons. It’s...

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How To Swaddle Your Baby - A Step By Step Guide + Tips

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How To Swaddle Your Baby - A Step By Step Guide + Tips

If you’re looking to help your newborn sleep longer and cry less - two things parents definitely want, the answer is swaddling! Touch is our most ancient, calming sense. So swaddling reminds babies of being in the womb and it's a similar experience to being cuddled skin-to-skin, but its big advantage is that it envelops a baby's body with a soft caress that can soothe them for hours when they’re sleeping … and can't be in your arms.  New babies have very little control over their arms. Swaddling prevents your little one from whacking themself in the face and getting...

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The Three Most Common Issues With Breastfeeding That Mums Face.

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The Three Most Common Issues With Breastfeeding That Mums Face.

A newborn baby has only three demands. They are - warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three. – Grantly Dick-Read The World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Breastfeeding Week during the first week of August every year. This initiative is aimed towards raising awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding. This year’s theme is “support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. Medical experts, including the Department of Health of the Australian Government and Australia's infant feeding guidelines, highly recommend breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months. Experts believe...

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It’s about time we stop labelling mums

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It’s about time we stop labelling mums

Yesterday afternoon I was scrolling through my Instagram feed while my baby was asleep, like I always do. While I was mindlessly scrolling, something caught my eye. I came across this person who was talking about the different 'types of mums'. Now mind you, this wasn't a post that was casually or playfully talking about how mums are in general. This post talked about the different types of mother stereotypes, and the person who wrote this post was talking about how mums should parent kids the 'right way'. What made me angrier was that this person was preaching and promoting...

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