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Review: Baby Massage

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Baby massage sounds like one of those silly things that 'woke' people swear by, when we all know back in our day our parents never took baby massage classes, as they were too busy going uphill both ways in the snow going somewhere. However, I encourage you to give these classes another think. There are quite a few benefits to taking a class.

Why?Even if you think the whole thing is bubkiss, you can't deny that skin to skin contact is important to strengthen the bond between you and your baby. You learn massaging all different sections of your baby. Face, back, legs, arms, chest and tummy. Plenty of time to bond. Its encouraged to get your little one down to their nappy (you can go full monty if you are feeling brave... but guess what your little angel do when they are relaxed!).Does your baby suffer from colic? Or has 'rough evenings'? Baby massage can help to pass wind/gas which is normally the cause of these issues, making them less stressful for both you and bub…

Frame: Mumhood Classes Review

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At dinner with friends a few weeks back, I was lamenting on how hard it is to find "mummy and baby  fitness classes". For living in London I thought this seemed 'a bit off'. It seems like there are more classes further afield (Chiswick, Ealing, Greenwich, etc) but not as many closer to home. Why can't the bigger gyms (Fitness First or Virgin for example) offer these classes?

However there are some places that do cater to the fitness mum - one of them is Frame.

Frame has multiple studios dotted across London: Shoreditch, Kings Cross, Fitzrovia, Victoria, Hammersmith, and Farringdon. They have been around since 2009 and would be classed under 'boutique gyms'. They dont have your classic gym floor with treadmills and weights, but they focus on different classes to keep people motivated.

I signed up for their introductory offer of two classes for £20 at their Shoreditch location. The normal cost varies depending on which subscription you decide up. PAYG (pay…

Real Nappy Week: Why Go Cloth

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FULL DISCLOSURE: I do not use cloth nappies exclusively. I admit this below. I give full props to
those who are 100% cloth. I also give props to those who use cloth 25% of the time -- we are all doing what we can for our own reasons! 

This week is Real Nappy Week, so I thought it would be good to talk about cloth in general.

Regardless if you use one cloth nappy a day or 40 -- you are making a difference whatever your motivation for using them. Don't be discouraged, there is plenty of help available if you know where to look!

 There are many reasons to use cloth nappies.
Money Savings: It may not seem it in the short term but throughout the duration of when you would be using diapers (birth to potty) - using cloth saves money. Let's assume you by 20 cloth diapers are £10 a pop, thats £200. According to the internet, the average number of nappies used in a babies first year is 2,500 (crikey). Looking at Amazon, the average cost of a Pampers diaper is about £0.11 per diaper. Tha…

Elvie Breast Pump: Review

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Elvie Breast Pump: A Review When I first saw the Elvie Breast Pump at John Lewis -- I was still pregnant. I took one look at it, noted the price, and quickly moved on. Blimey - pricey! I didn't need that... Then I got more pregnant. And I started to research more things, And I started to realise how different my life would be. I am currently typing this one-handed while my other arm is currently being used by my one month old.
:: the next evening :: Right where was I?
Then I realised that after having the baby, my life would change quite a bit. Any way I can save some time doing 'life-admin' can be used to interact with my baby and maybe... just maybe, a nap. 
What's In the BoxOne you order a single hub, you get (almost) two of everything you need to pump your luxury milk into two 5oz bottles (which can be refrigerated/frozen). They also provide you two different sizes for your nipple guards, with a smaller one (21mm)  being available for sale on their website
Oh and…