Newborns spend around 70% of their time asleep, sleeping often, but in short periods. When they’re awake, they need feeding, changing and lots of TLC, which leaves parents exhausted. As this sleep routine is very different to parents’ sleep, many ...
Heartburn is very common during pregnancy. It affects 8/10 women at some point during their 9 months and can be pretty unpleasant. It’s been found that around 1/4 experience it in their first trimester, 1/3 in their second trimester and 3/4 in their third trimester.
Pregnancy can be such an exciting time. As you prepare for your little one’s arrival, you (or your doctor) will have to start making decisions over how they will enter the world. The majority of births are vaginal, but many women have (or choose) to have a C-section.
We’re not going to beat around the bush here – if you’re wondering if you can exercise during pregnancy, the answer is yes, yes you can. It’s understandable that it might be scary – your body is the only thing protecting your baby from a world that it’s not quite ready for yet!
If you've got questions about jetting off before the little one arrives, we've got you covered. Whether you need to travel for business, you’re off to visit loved ones or just treating yourself to a romantic holiday before the baby arrives, it is generally safe for you to fly while pregnant.
If you're suffering from pregnancy sickness, you’re definitely not alone. Unfortunately for many pregnant women, nausea and vomiting are symptoms that can’t be avoided and, unlike the term ‘morning sickness’ suggests, it can happen at any time of day.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, if like many, you’re aren’t as prepared as you’d like to be - or it’s your first one and you’re not sure what to get - help is at hand. We’ve put together a list of some thoughtful gifts with new mums in mind.
Here at Bluebell, we understand how crucial good sleep is for everyone, but we also understand how easy it is to put it on the back burner when you have a new baby to care for.
They light up our lives and once they’re in our world, we can’t imagine it without them, but sometimes we just wish they would settle down and sleep a little bit better. Struggling with baby’s sleep is a common problem for many new parents.
It’s normal to worry about your little one’s wellbeing. As soon as they enter the world, it’s our job to keep them safe and to give them the best start in life. A good night’s sleep will leave you with a bouncing bundle of joy, and a safe night’s sleep can give you peace of mind.
We’re so close! Those 9 months can pass so quickly, and before you know it your little boy or girl is ready to come out and meet you. Pregnancy can be life changing and those 9 months can be tough – your body has been through a lot...
You’ve made it to the final leg of the journey – and what a journey it’s been. Now it’s time to start preparing for that special day, and this is an important time for Dad to get involved as Mum will be needing lots of rest.
You may be pleased to know that, from 13 weeks, your body might begin to bounce back from some of the things you were experiencing in your first trimester. For many women, feelings of nausea and anxiety can subside which is why it’s also known as the ‘golden trimester’.
Whether you’re jumping for joy at the news, or feeling a bit nervous about of creating a tiny human, it’s important to know what to expect. Of course, all pregnancies are unique, so your own journey and plan will be individual to you.
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We’ve made it! As your little one approaches their first birthday, it’s fascinating to think back to less than a year ago when they couldn’t hold their own head up and were completely reliant on you. Now you probably can’t keep hold of them as they crawl or run around, babble away to strangers and develop in leaps and bounds before your eyes.
Travelling for anyone can be a bit of a challenge, but it's even tougher if you're taking a new baby along for the ride! If you’re planning on travelling somewhere this Christmas (or at any time of the year) we've got some tips for you!
In 2018, we’ve shared much of the latest parenting and science news with you. Some of this has had an immediate impact and other things could take longer to have an effect on day to day parenting. As we get ready to welcome 2019, we have taken a look at some possible parenting trends.
It’s that time of year again: we’re heading out to nearby fields on crisp evenings to watch terrific firework displays, warm ourselves by bonfires or wave sparklers around like magic wands.
Congratulations! Your baby has turned 1 – well done for surviving the first wonderful year. As your toddler grows, lots of things will change but there’s one thing that will remain constant: the need for good sleep (and your concern over how they should be sleeping).
Preparing for a birth can often be both stressful and exciting. There are some things you should consider for after the birth and when you get back home. To make it easier, we have listed all the common things we needed so you can prepare before your bundle of joy arrives.
Your baby’s fascinating first few months can pass by incredibly quickly, and so much can happen in that short space of time when it comes to their development. All babies are different, and there is no strict schedule when it comes to reaching specific milestones.
Dude, where’s my baby? Something you might start asking as your little one begins to move around. This time can be a big change for you, as they may no longer be sitting still where you leave them.
Having a baby brings with it all kinds of amazing experiences! But having to care 24/7 for this tiny human also creates many new and sometimes unexpected challenges. These challenges can result in stressful feelings, the effects of which may not only be confined to you.
The average person spends around five years and four months on social media in a lifetime (that’s two hours a day). Social media creates fantastic ways for parents to interact with and learn from each other. New parents today have a wealth of information available to them that wasn’t available to their parents and others.
Sleep is extremely important to the human body at any age, and there is growing body of evidence showing that a lack of sleep can have long lasting and damaging effects on our health and well-being.
One of the most wonderful things about babies is that they are all unique and completely special in their own ways. It’s understandable that you may feel anxious if they are not developing at the same pace as other babies, but they will grow and develop in their own time.
New parents can lose up to 600 hours sleep in their baby’s first year, and it’s no surprise; parents’ lives can be hectic, and getting enough sleep is often pushed to the bottom of the list.
75% of toddlers (6-36 months) use smartphones and tablets daily. Many parents have concerns over the effects that these devices can have on their child’s development, but others believe they could be advantageous if used correctly.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Are you getting into the festive spirit yet? It’s definitely cheerful, but it can also be stressful - especially if you're a new dad. Your beautiful (and expensive) bundle of joy has just arrived and you're still figuring out how to fit your life around this little being’s chaotic lifestyle.
When you start buying all your baby gear, you'll soon be faced with a question: where should I put all of this stuff? This means it's time to get the nursery (i.e. the room your son or daughter will be inhabiting for the coming years) ready! And if there's anything that Dad can do, this is it.
One of the biggest challenges that new parents face is lack of sleep, and it’s natural to just focus on how your new born is sleeping, putting your needs on the back-burner. Finding a healthy balance between keeping your baby safe and sound while avoiding sleep deprivation yourself is problematic for many parents.
Becoming a parent comes with lots of excitement but it also brings many new questions and decisions! None perhaps more important than deciding a sleeping arrangement for after the little one arrives. And, as with all parenting decisions, the more important a decision is, the more diverse and passionate the opinions are.
I like to move it, move it! If your little one hasn’t started crawling, they may do at this age, and there’s a chance they could even start walking! This range of possibilities shows how normal it is for two babies of the same age to be at such different stages. Always remember that babies grow and learn at different speeds, so don’t panic about them not meeting general milestones; they have a lot to learn and they will get there.