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Getting Breastfeeding off to a good start

Getting Breastfeeding off to a good start

Breastfeeding has huge benefits for both mum and baby, but it does take time and practice to get established. The following points will help you to get breastfeeding off to a good start, but it is very important to get hands on help in the early days and weeks. Although the midwives will provide breastfeeding support, be sure to ask ... Read More »

World Breastfeeding Week: The Importance of Supportive Partners

World Breastfeeding Week: The Importance of Supportive Partners

The benefits of breastfeeding are both immediate and lifelong – it provides on-tap nutrition as and when baby needs it and creates the building blocks of brain development and immunity that will carry your child through life.  The fact that something is natural doesn’t mean that it comes naturally or is easy and breastfeeding is no exception. It takes practice ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Play: A User’s Guide

Play: A User’s Guide

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A Holiday with a Baby

A Holiday with a Baby

As the summer months approach, many families will be thinking of a holiday with a difference – “a holiday with a baby”.  Many new parents are currently planning their inaugural holiday, be it home or abroad, as a family unit.  Like everything since baby came along, the break will be altered with your new addition-great memories, experiences and exclusive time ... Read More »

Tips for talking to your baby

Tips for talking to your baby

Talking to babies even when they cannot talk back helps them to learn to speak and communicate. Mums and Dads who talk to their baby when they are just babbling but not actually speaking are helping their babies’ language development.* By replying to your baby’s “Chatter” in a way that matches what your child might be saying you are teaching ... Read More »