Alice

Hospital Bag ESSENTIALS Checklist: AKA THE THINGS YOU ACTUALLY NEED for you and your newborn baby

Here is a checklist of the essentials to pack in your hospital bag for whilst you are in labor and for you and your newborn baby once they arrive. YOUR ESSENTIAL MOMMY-TO-BE HOSPITAL BAG CHECKLIST If you want to be prepared for every baby birthing eventuality you should ideally pack your hospital bag once you …

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Cake Mix Cheats

Feeling too lazy to bake from scratch… or just not got enough time? Here’s some cake mix cheats for creating amazing cakes and baked goods using cake mix. Cake Mix Cheats My mum has never let a cake mix into her house. She’s a purist about baking. I’m not sure she ever even bought bread …

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Baby sleep tips

Here’s a list of simple baby sleep tips, easy things you can do to help your baby to sleep. Baby sleep tips Precious sleep. Baby needs it. You need it. Neither of you is getting enough. What do you do?  Turn to an expert who says follow me and all will be well. Hmm. Having religiously followed …

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Breastfeeding tips

Here are some really simple breastfeeding tips from real mums who have breastfed their own babies. Gentle tips that will offer you support, guidance and help to breastfeed your baby.  Breastfeeding tips Breastfeeding seems the most natural thing in the world – the perfect expression of a mother’s bond with her baby. But boy can …

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Traditional Christmas cake recipe rich with fruit

This is our family’s traditional Christmas cake recipe. It’s a fruit cake similar to a Dundee cake recipe. It is very rich and utterly delicious.  Traditional Christmas cake recipe Traditional Christmas cakes come in lots of shapes and sizes. Most traditional cake recipes involve large quantities of dried fruit enriched with spices and alcohol. At …

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Coping with Polyhydramnios

This is a guest-post about polyhydramnios by Alice Thompson who publishes at www.sloely.com “Oh my gosh, you’re enormous!”.  I wasn’t even 8 months pregnant when my shocked friend shouted out this choice greeting, but I was already carrying an extra 25kg (55lbs) on top of my pre-pregnancy 55kg (120Ibs).   That’s a LOT of extra weight …

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Top Tips – Cradle Cap

So this list of cradle cap treatment tips is compiled from friends, family and some conversations with the chemist and we’re going to start working our way through it from this week to see what is best for us. Cradle Cap Treatment Tips Comb in Olive Oil before shampoo Comb in Coconut Oil before shampoo Comb …

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Potty Training Help

So potty training is meant to take 3 days right? Hmmm … if only … My daughter showed all the signs of readiness. So we got the books on how she’d master the potty in 3 days flat and tried to follow them. And I really, really did try hard. But the house descended into …

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