Costa Rica – a perfect introduction to Central America. Everything about this country is beautiful; the mountains, the beaches, the people, the food. We squeezed as much as we could into a week but could easily have stayed longer. Read More
Congratulations! You’ve managed to bake a tiny human to perfection, give birth to said human AND keep her safe for those first precious months.
NOW comes the fun part - entertaining your little treasure! Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and Ben and Holly (to name but a few!) do a wonderful job of keeping small people engaged and occupied for a while you try and juggle a million and one things, but, aside from the fact too much telly is probably not ideal for their developing little brains, there is a limit to the number of times you can listen to a certain little pink madam jumping up and down in muddy puddles!
Finding the best possible childcare for your most treasured possession can be a daunting and, often, quite stressful task, particularly when you have to return to work before you feel ready. Below, Bubble & Pop childcare expert, Hope Swail, gives us some top tips on what to look for when you’re viewing potential settings for your baby. Read More
Breast is best. As women, we are bombarded with this mantra from so many sources long before we even plan on having offspring! And of course, there is no denying that breast milk is amazing with massive benefits for both baby and mama alike. “Liquid gold” is what the lactation nurses at my local hospital CONSTANTLY called it. Read More
After an amazing grown-ups only trip to New York earlier this year, we decided to go back with Ella for mid-term break. It was the perfect time to visit, not too cold (even by Ella’s standards!) and not too busy with holiday crowds yet. While New York doesn’t initially strike you as a place to bring a small person, we found loads of amazing activities to fill our days. Read More
Living, as I do, in Brighton, where the community midwives are very supportive of home births, when it was time to start thinking about my birthing plan for Baby Number 2, I decided to give some serious consideration to having him at home. Read More
Getting your bag all packed and ready for hospital (if that’s where you’ve decided to have your bubba) is such a milestone in your pregnancy. This growing a baby business suddenly gets very real as you start gathering all the bits and bobs you’ll want and need to ensure you have the best experience possible when you arrive at your birthing centre. Read More
A direct flight started from Cayman to Colorado recently so we thought we would spend a couple of weeks there over the summer hols. What a great place for a family holiday. Below are the highlights of the small person-friendly places we visited. Read More
The summer hols are upon us, which means you may be contemplating travel with your small humans. If you’re planning to fly to your holiday destination, here is Rach (who has travelled the globe with her small human, Ella) with some top tips for how to stay sane! Read More
Growing, giving birth to and taking care of a tiny human are challenging beyond anything you can possibly imagine when you see those two little pink lines on that little white stick for the first time in your life. Read More
I’ve left the house without wipes. Tell me I haven’t left the house without wipes. *rummages frantically through the chaos of the baby bag desperately trying to locate said wipes*. There are no wipes. How can there not be any wipes? Nappies. Read More