Breastfeeding: The End & How I stopped at 19 months

I made a decision I’ve been thinking about for a long time at the start of the month. I stopped breastfeeding Arlo. To some it may not seem like a big deal but as anyone who is or has breastfed their baby will know, making the decision to stop isn’t one that can be taken lightly. On the first of…

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‘Still feeding’ #WorldBreastfeedingWeek

Yes, we are “still” breastfeeding. Although why people ask like that I’ve no idea really. The WHO advises breastfeeding till two if it suits mum and child. Arlo is 16 months old and shows no signs of stopping whatsoever. He’s never had a nursing strike and would feed all day every day if he could. He certainly attempts to feed…

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Breastfeeding: Hot Milk Chic Nursing Bra

Arlo and I are fast approaching our ‘golden boobs’ award, that’s a year for the uninitiated. It’s true that your boobs change as your breastfeeding journey continues and mine have now shrunk a little compared to what they were in the first few months. All but one of my nursing bras were used when I was feeding Athena so when…

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Babywearing: BabyBjörn One Carrier

If you follow me on instagram you might know I’m a big fan of babywearing and being a mum to two children close in age wouldn’t be half as easy if I didn’t carry Arlo so much. The newest carrier we’ve been using is the BabyBjörn One. Now the BabyBjörn name has been synonymous  with baby carriers for many years,…

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Babywearing: Visiting a Sling Library (Blogtakeover)

So you’ve heard about slings and babywearing, and fancy giving it a bash. ‘OK’ you think, ‘off to mothercare we go’ and you trot off in search of a sling, only to be overwhelmed by a confusing selection of uncomfortable looking contraptions and untrained sales staff. If you’re lucky, you might come away with one of the ergonomic carriers they…

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Baby led weaning: the start

I always aimed to wait until Arlo hit 6 months before we started weaning but he was grabbing at food (and playdoh, leaves and grass) and shoving it in his mouth with such determination that we actually started a couple of weeks prior to six months, as we did with Athena. However this time we’re heading down the baby led route…

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Shared Baths & Win with Earth Friendly Baby [ended]

I love baths, they’re one of my favourite things ever, and much as I do love a nice long soak on my own in a hot tub with a good book these days a family bath is pretty good fun! I’ve always had baths with Athena, right up until the night before I had Arlo in fact, so was really…

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Attachment Parenting vs Gentle Parenting

I wrote in this post about the future of my blog that I wanted to write more about our parenting style so here goes! When I got pregnant for the first time I was given a whole bunch of books from various people and one of them detailed a daily schedule, almost to the minute (something about being contented, I’m…

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