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Beyond the ‘Baby Blues’: Recognising & Supporting Post Natal Depression

Beyond the ‘Baby Blues’: Recognising & Supporting Post Natal Depression

Becoming a mother is expected to be a joyous and happy occasion, full of Kodak moments.  The transition to motherhood is a period of intense change – physically, emotionally and mentally – that can be incredibly overwhelming. When the dreams about motherhood don’t always match the realities, it can be both frustrating and disappointing. At first, when they come home ... Read More »

Baby & Toddler Groups Expectations

Baby & Toddler Groups Expectations

The expectations and realities of parenthood can be quite different. Plans for maternity or parental leave usually include leisurely days where yourself and your sleepy newborn will finally have the time to catch up with friends, household projects and all those other things that have been on the long finger for so long. There will be, without a doubt, plenty ... Read More »

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

Children learn through play.  It’s their language.  As they roll around on the ground, play pretend games or paint and draw, they test their physical strength, they set up problems and they find solutions; “Teddy has a broken leg, we must find ways of making teddy better”.  As they talk, move and have fun, children are constantly learning. Their imaginations ... Read More »

Top tips for introducing babies & toddlers to books

Top tips for introducing babies & toddlers to books

Talk or Sing About the Pictures: You don’t have to read the words to tell a story. Try “reading” the pictures in a book for your child sometime. Make It Personal: Talk about your own family, pets, or community when you’re reading about others in a story. Let Children Turn the Pages: Babies can’t turn pages on their own just ... Read More »

Top Tips For Safe Sleeping

Top Tips For Safe Sleeping

Until they are one year old, babies should sleep on their back both during the night and during naps. This has been proven to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Make sure your baby has a safe sleeping environment. Use a fitted sheet on a firm, new matters. Don’t include any pillows, bumpers or stuffed animals in ... Read More »

Love Parenting Survey

Love Parenting Survey

At Love Parenting we really value your feedback! We are always trying to improve our website and can only do this if you tell us what you like and what information you find helpful.   This survey will take approximately two minutes to complete and  if you wish you may enter a draw for two €25 Boots voucher.   *Please be aware that we ... Read More »

Top Tips For Safe Sleeping

Top Tips For Safe Sleeping

Until they are one year old, babies should sleep on their back both during the night and during naps. This has been proven to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Make sure your baby has a safe sleeping environment. Use a fitted sheet on a firm, new mattress. Don’t include any pillows, bumpers or stuffed animals in ... Read More »

Top Tips for Cutting Costs with a New Baby

Top Tips for Cutting Costs with a New Baby

Focus on What You Really Need. There’s no way around the fact that having a new baby means acquiring new things, but try to focus on the basics—a buggy, a safe, comfortable place for the baby to sleep, a car seat if you have a car, simple, soft clothes. There are a lot of extras (baby wipe warmers, for instance) ... Read More »

Sleepless Nights: Top Tips for Coping

Sleepless Nights: Top Tips for Coping

New born babies and sleep deprivation go hand-in-hand. They need to grow so they need to eat, even through the night. Fine, as expectant and new parents, you brace yourself for that. But what happens when the infant stage passes and you feel like you’re still walking around like an extra in a zombie movie? What happens when your bundle ... Read More »

Baby and Child Reflexology

Baby and Child Reflexology

Reflexology is a beautiful therapy to enhance nurturing relationships with your little one, developing a sense of security and attachment. You can introduce reflexology to your child at any stage and enjoy the immediate benefits. Reflexology is a safe and effective therapy to use with babies and children, encouraging health and wellbeing, promoting bonding and comforting, soothing digestive complaints, and ... Read More »