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Tips for Newborn Care from Head to Toe

Tips for Newborn Care from Head to Toe

  You've no doubt been dreaming about your baby for months!  Caring for your baby is one of the most rewarding and challenging things you’ll ever do. It can feel overwhelming bringing a newborn home but the more prepared you are, the easier the adjustment will be for you and your baby. These tips for newborn care from head to toe can help even the most nervous first-time parents feel confident about caring for a newborn. Let's get started!   If You Choose to Breastfeed, start as soon as possible Choosing to breastfeed or bottle-feed is a personal decision. It’s...

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Activities to Keep Young Ones Entertained at Home

Activities to Keep Young Ones Entertained at Home

With new lockdown measures in place parents are finding new ways to keep young ones entertained during long days at home. Here are some ways to fire up your kid's imagination, from arts and crafts to exercise activities – leaving you more time to work from home or simply take a breather. Here are some ideas to keep your young ones entertained during lockdown, I hope they help.   Set up an Obstacle Course This works best in the back yard, but if it’s wet outside you improvise. You could have your child do 5 star-jumps, throw balls into a...

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A List of Chores Little Ones Can Help With

A List of Chores Little Ones Can Help With

Do you think children should have chores? Some parents wonder whether their children should have chores. Believe it or not, chores are incredibly beneficial for children. However, there is a lot to consider before assigning chores that little ones can help with, and how to motivate them to get the chores done. To get your young ones into the habit of assisting with chores, you may have to figure out which ones they love to do. It’s also important to consider age-appropriate chores.  Don’t force your child to do a chore unless they’re emotionally, mentally, and physically capable of doing...

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19 Self-care Ideas for Busy Mums

19 Self-care Ideas for Busy Mums

  We all know as parents how important it is to take care of ourselves. When we can stay connected to our own well-being, it overflows onto our children and we become more patient, loving, happy parents. Mums need to see the value in taking time for themselves. Partners should also understand that when Mum gets some time to herself, she is re-energized and reset, ready to take on the next challenge. Self-care ideas for busy mums is so important, for the whole family! Between dropping older children off, work, picking children up, washing, kids sports, dinner, bedtime, and sleep...

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New Mum Challenges and Tips to Overcome Them

New Mum Challenges and Tips to Overcome Them

Preparing for new mum challenges and learning to make confident decisions will help you avoid an over-anxious motherhood. The goal is to focus on what matters to you and your partner, which can be overwhelming when you’re constantly bombarded with loads of information.

Here are some of the more common new mum challenges and tips to overcome them.

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Getting Back Into Exercise Post Pregnancy

Getting Back Into Exercise Post Pregnancy

Written by the amazing Miranda Harrison from Activ8 Gym Whangarei I’m not Supermum! Do you wish you could put on a cape and lipstick in the morning, turn into a Supermum, click your fingers and everything just be ‘done’? We might wish this… but the reality is we can’t. We have to accept what we have, be thankful for it…and just get on with our days. Some days are great- everyone gets dressed by themselves, there is no food on the other side of the room, we get out the door and in the car with no screams, tantrums or...

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