Did you know that colour and light have a profound effect on our sleep? Red light stimulates the release of the melatonin which is the hormone that helps us sleep. So if you're feeling restless tonight, turn on the red LED light of your diffuser and bask in it's glow until you fall into a peaceful sleep.
Know any new mums who might be feeling like this right now? I still recall clearly the overwhelm I had as a new mum, and sometimes the smallest gestures from my partner, friends or family would make the hugest difference.
Tag a new mum who could use some love right now ❤️
📷 by @brooklyn_rabbit and @postpartumstress
YA Festival Tips.
From us to you // Keep your space clean over the 4 days. Bring rubbish bags to tidy up as you go. #mumtips . // BYO lamps and torches. They're great for shadow puppetry, games of spotlight and generally just seeing things at night.
One thing that you have probably noticed about my girls is how much they love their bunnies. I was asked today if they let me wash their bunnies. The truth? They don't "let" me, yet the bunnies still get washed. ⠀
The secret is that each of my girls actually has 2 bunnies, they just don't know it. As soon as it became apparent that Bella was becoming attached to her bunny, I immediately bought a "twin". When I was buying Zara her bunny when I was still pregnant, I immediately knew I would need 2.⠀
The trick is to wash them equally and swap them often, so they are equally loved / scabby. If you wait until your child's special toy is too well loved, they will know that the replacement is an imposter. They will have none of it, trust me.⠀
In answer to the second question, which was "how do you wash them?", it's quiet simple. I put the bunnies on a short cool wash inside a mesh bag them leave them to day in the airing cupboard. ⠀
Seriously, if your child shows signs of finding "the one" toy, invest in a twin. I cannot tell you how many times that the twin bunnies have saved the day in times of vomit / being dropped in mud etc. Plus, God forbid, one of them really loses their precious bunny, their world would not crumble.⠀
Does your child have a "special" soft toy? Do you have a spare?⠀
We love animals🐝🦁🐱🐻🐰🐨🐹🐱🙉🐒🐽🐽🐷
Any kind of animals.
That’s why we are glad, Forever is a company aware enough this very crucial topic. Testing on animals is not ok in any aspect. So thank you Forever. ❤️
Half Term is approaching...
and I'm hearing/reading many (mums) are ready for it! ...Also been reading about boosting immunity, Vitamin C ...prevention is better than cure - I always say.
So while I've been recommending these yesterday and today it has inspired me to take a quick photo to share with you here too.
A Bundle of our Family Faves for the Autumn Winter season... B Vitamins!
The Cocoa Blend, is a wonderful blend of B vitamins and Superfoods for both increasing relaxation and thus feeling energised to cope with the daily emotions and strains...
🥣 Again add to porridge, even coffee! Make a yummy hot Cocoa in the evening... ☕ 🍊 We all know Vitamin C is the one for boosting our Immune System, don't wait to catch a bug, a cold (the flu)... Elderberry Syrup - high in Vitamin C suitable 12mths+ can be taken as a daily boost or if already feeling unwell
(we have supplements too for older children /adults)
🥣 Add to warm water or smoothies or hide in the porridge!
Out and About - Organic Defence Hand Spray, kills 99.9% of bacteria with a blend of essential oils and witch hazel. Just what we need in babybags, handbags, on the go, public transport and schools!
Then back indoors, it's the Organic Defence Aromatherapy Blend, in the Diffuser or on a hankie or tissue (behind the radiator 👌🏼) ...this blend is cleansing and protects against most common bacteria and viruses while helping to support the immune system. ...and of course, drink water and eat well!
Question- does anyone else do this?
I have always been creative with trying to find additional ways to add goodness to our meals and drinks....hence my experimenting to make a natural healthy vegemite alternative.
We love probiotic food and drinks. For example, EveryMite contains Apple cider vinegar with the ‘mother’ and coconut aminos- both fermented foods that contain natural probiotic goodness.
William won’t eat coconut yogurt (William is dairy free) so I add it to everything instead... Every night (yes don’t judge as I know he is 5 years old now and too old for a bottle) he has his night time bottle which contains filtered water, coconut yogurt, coconut milk, extra probiotics, and his daily biotin and methionine.
Does anyone else add yogurt to their children’s bottles? Surely I am not the only one ???? @yoko_coconutyoghurt my favourite coconut yogurt ever made - thank you for bringing this into the world xo
My mummy friends and I treat ourselves to an afternoon tea at @coombeabbeyhotel every year (though this was our second visit this year🙊) we love it there! We meet up with our kids normally, so it’s great to get a chance for a proper chat without the distraction of little ones running around. The sandwiches and cakes 🍰 are delicious 😋
Sigo con la rutina mañana y noche de las ampollas de @endocare_es de acción antioxidante, hidratante, regeneradora e iluminadora; su fórmula está compuesta por activos que contribuyen a atenuar los signos del envejecimiento cutáneo y a prevenir su aparición sin dejar esa sensación grasa sobre la piel.
La verdad es que desde que las uso, noto la piel más tersa y más agradecida, a la hora de la limpieza y sobre todo de maquillarme, la piel está mucho más sana... además del efecto de las ampollas, seguir este tipo de tratamientos te hace ser muy disciplinada y el cuidado diario se nota.
Os recuerdo sus beneficios:
➡️Hidratente-Reafirmante de efecto inmediato.
➡️Antioxidante-Reparador a largo plazo.
➡️Unificador del tono de la piel e iluminador.
Me recomendaron en @farmaciaparquerioja que acompañara el tratamiento con estas cremas contorno de ojos también de @endocare_es para ayudar con la fatiga y la falta de sueño existente 😅 que son antiarrugas, antiojeras, antiojeras y con efecto iluminador. ¡Un completo para cada mañana por favor! 😜
@farmaciaparquerioja @endocare_es @cantabrialabses #abrimos365dias#farmacia#salud#ampollas#Endocare#endocaretensage#saludenlapiel#mumtips#Logroño#tratamiento#adiosverano#holaotoño#regeneraciondelapiel#healthylifestyle#healthylife#instamum#instamama#cuidadosdemamá#belleza#EspaciodeSaludIntegral#mombie
✖️✖️T E E T H I N G ✖️✖️
Who’s had a teething baby?
I know in our household we have been teething on and off for almost 3 years yahhhhh 😬😬 I spoke about a natural remedy I was told about by a midwife friend and I used it to a quite an affect with my little ones. Here is the recipe everyone has been asking for✖️
✖️Chamomile Salve✖️ ✖️5-8 Organic Chamomile team bags ✖️10-20mls (0.6 ounces) of boiled water in a mug ✖️ Place the desired amount of tea bags in the boiled water in the cup.
✖️ Let is steep for a good 10 min ✖️ Take out the tea bags and place the mug in fridge, it should thicken up
✖️ Patch test first, but rub a little amount on baby’s gums
I also recommend an authentic Baltic amber teething necklace if you have a teethy baby. Make sure to only use during awake hrs.
#teethingbaby#teething#natural#naturalremedies#organic#mumtips#momtips#mumlife#sleep#sleeptips#sleepconsultant 📷 @ameliabarton_x
Lailu’s off school poorly today, thankfully I have two arms for cuddles but it’s definitely not easy 😟 to everyone looking after your little ones I salute you! It’s not a day off work, I do love my kids but I’m looking forward to my next makeup job / day off lol 😘
As African new mums, our experiences with our mother figures are unique. For many of us, it is the most bonding experience, yet the most testing to the relationship.
⭐️CLICK THE LINK IN BIO FOR FULL WRITE-UP⭐️. .
1. SWORN TO SECRECY: You won’t be allowed to tell anyone, this is to prevent the “evil eye”. Forget any social media announcements!
2. LOTS OF “PETTING”: If you are lucky, lots of fawning over you, delicious home cooked meals, lots of accolades and general loving.
3. If you are unlucky, you could be accused of “pretending” to be sick, you may be called lazy or spoilt 🙄 >> CLICK the link in my bio<< for more on this point.
4. UNLIMITED PRAYERS: Expect to be woken up for prayers, holy oil to rub on bump/baby .
5. BABY GENDER PREDICTIONS THROUGH DREAMS: They “always know”.
6. NO TALK OF EPIDURAL: They always know atleast one person in their lifetime that’s been paralysed from epidural: **Aunty Sunbo’s, daughters uncles wife in the 60s**.
7. KOLA NUT/AGBO/BITTERS: They will offer one concoction or the other. Always check these are safe. Bitter Kola is not safe for a growing baby.
8. THEY WILL NOT LET YOU COMPLAIN: For fear of offending the baby. They will ask you to apologise to baby if you say anything negative about the pregnancy.
9. THEY PANIC ABOUT EVERYTHING.
10. YOU CAN’T LIVE WITH THEM, YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT THEM. You just gotta love em 🤗❤️
🌟Free Community Well-being Workshop this coming Sat 20th October 3-5pm for children 8-11yrs in Richmond. 🌟 We will be integrating music, movement, stories, art, breathing & meditation exercises around themes such as managing emotions, effective communication, imagination, creativity & self awareness.
We are THRILLED to announce that our Cheeky Emu design is now available for pre sale in all Marmalade Lion products!
Stock will be arriving 1st week of November. Check out our stories for more Cheeky Emu inspo! 🦁✨
My little man is #7weeks today..
He changes every single day! He fills my heart more and more everyday.
But holy hell, I wish I had of known a little more about newborns and how to be a mum. All I can say is if your #pregnant read this!
Here are some pointers I wish I knew first up.. would of saved a few breakdowns 😂 I’m sure I will learn more and more and I’ll keep you updated!
1. #newborns literally, EAT, sleep, play. But not play for long. Don’t let them become over tired. Look for the tired signs and when you see them try and put them to sleep. They need to learn how to sleep. I didn’t know this and ballsed it all up! And created my own little monster. Only now trying to do all of the above and it’s exhausting. My aunty bought us a #sleepprogram (best present you could buy a new mum) this is actually my lifesaver and I don’t know how much longer we could of gone like it. #babyshowerpresentidea buy one!
2. Just remain as calm as you can, they feed off your emotions.. if you find every little thing getting on top of you, it’s time to get away if you can. Get a massage, go to the gym, go for a walk, meditate, anything!! Give bub to your partner or friend or family and get away for an hour.
3. White noise!! Use it!
4. You will have bad days!! 5. It takes time to figure out why they are crying when it’s not a hunger, or emotional cry.. 6. Always have a back up plan for anything you do
7. Look forward to something. Always have something booked every few days, even just a coffee with a mate.
8. Find some mummy friends you can chat with so you don’t go nuts!!!! 9. Get a good baby carrier
10. It will all be ok.. oh and don’t let your parents go overseas for a month after bubs born 😭 it’s so hard not to just pick up the phone and ask the “stupid” questions or just to talk... #newmums#newmummy#postpartum#mumproblems#mumtips#babyboy ##babyboyclothes#jurassicpark#7weekspostpartum
So where do you need balance this weekend?
Get some big to do’s done?
Is it worth thinking about your life balance for a bit with a cuppa or glass of wine and readjusting some bits?
Ladies & Gentleman, we have a new Milestone...Miller's first date & it is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Prince Miller and Princess Alessandra are only a few weeks apart in age and have grown up celebrating each development stage with each other, but nothing has brought them closer together than FOOD! Yup, these two cuties just love their food and seeing as though they are at the stage of 'self feeding,' I thought I'd put on a special picnic spread just for them: cue my obsession with creating memories!
I got all of Miller's @munchkin_anz plates, bowls, cups and utensils together and created an amazing spread. There was no way to stop the mess on the clothes, but one thing I was sure of was that no bowls would be tipped or thrown and no fluids would be split because these Munchkin products have grip, suction and are spill-proof. Seriously, they have been the core of Miller's feeding journey, we love them so much that we decided to wrap a few goodies up and give them to Alessandra as a present today!
I apologise for any ovaries that are exploding due to these adorable pictures... but if you want to see even more and read all about Miller's feeding journey (a great read for mums who are starting their bubs on solids), the link is in my Bio xxx
Such a great note to finish the week on! I do keep hearing that nappy-free playtime helps with grizzly babies. It always helped with my two, but every baby is so different, so I never wanted to assume that it works for most. I always found some gentle baby massage would break up a tough afternoon too.
So if you’ve got a grizzly baby, give some nappy-free playtime a go. And if it gets too messy, jump online to order a Rudie Nudie Waterproof Playmat....link in bio ☝️ [I swear I hear my voice as one of those cheesy infomercials on tv some days 😝].
Have an amazing weekend! I’ll be offline this weekend, as we’re heading away with a big group of friends [11 adults and 11 kids in one house 🤪] ❤️
Happy Thursday Eve! We’re almost there people 😃 Had to have an extra coffee this morning. Kaia has just started private swim lessons & cries for the full 30mins! Trying to get her used to being in the pool without me but she is NOT having it. Any tips mums?? 💋💋💋 .
In addition to learning about the names of food ingredients, kitchen tools used and cooking terms in the cooking process, children also achieve a sense of accomplishment / satisfaction after completing a local dish #cookafeastwithron 🍳👶🧒
Come on Moms, encourage your little ones to persevere! Simple acts like saying "good job!" goes a long way...