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Did you know that newborns cry with an accent?

We all know that the Scottish accent sounds completely different to the Australian accent or the New Zealand accent. But what about babies? When exactly do we start to sound different?  According to this article, we sound different from when we are two days old! BBC also have an interesting article on how babies memorise stimuli… Read more »

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At the Mercy of the Midwife

The birth of my daughter went smoothly. I cannot fault the team of doctors and nurses it took to deliver her. That was probably the easiest part of the whole pregnancy – after all, all I did was lie there! (Little Miss was born by caesarian). However, the next 24hours were ones I’d rather not… Read more »

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Cause for Celebration

The 3rd of May was a joyous day! It was celebrated with a happy dance in the early hours of the morning. It wasn’t my wedding anniversary. Nor was it my birthday, or the day Little Miss was born. It was the day I was blessed with eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.

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Cloth Curious

If you’re a woman, I’m sure at some point you’ve been told, usually by an older, female family member, to always wear nice underwear incase you get hit by a bus. I was. Many times. Over the years I began to love wearing this ‘nice’ underwear. Particularly as my salary increased and I could buy… Read more »

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Bottle-fed Guilt

The World Health Organisation recommends that babies be exclusively be breastfed until they are six months of age. So does the National Health and Medical Research Council. If you go to the Pigeon website and want to look at their bottles, you first have to read a blurb that, amongst other things, says: “The WHO… Read more »

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Even the experts are unclear…

I take great comfort in knowing that I am not the only one still working things out and doubting if I’ve made the right choices. Back to the Future on Breastfeeding looks at the most recent views on when to introduce solids. I like the quote at the end from Professor Cathrine Fowler… a very… Read more »

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Awesome Responsibility

January this year took forever to come… it was like waiting for Christmas as a child. As the days become closer they also become longer. I’d eagerly go to sleep each night, willing the next day to approach. I was waiting for the ultimate gift. The birth of my first child. Her eventual arrival was… Read more »