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View from an expert: Newborn Sleep and the first few months.

View from an expert: Newborn Sleep and the first few months.

So you’ve got a baby (congratulations), you’ve brought them home - now what should you expect from their, and your, sleep? This is often a really confusing time as babies develop so much in this 4th trimester.

It’s really vital to know that this stage is all about nurturing your baby and never about sleep training. The key elements are just to arm yourself with the best knowledge to be able to face and recognise any hurdles you come across.

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My interview for our Cowshed collab

My interview for our Cowshed collab

For our recent Cowshed collaboration, the team interviewed me for their blog, so in case you want a nose I've posted it here too.

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How to cope with the clocks springing forward

How to cope with the clocks springing forward

Clocks changing on Mother's Day, that's a bit mean isn't it?

But do not fear, sleep expert Kate Cohen of Sleep Time Baby has 5 top tips for us all no matter how old your little darling.

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MOTHERHOOD: How not to piss off your toddler with a new baby

MOTHERHOOD: How not to piss off your toddler with a new baby

Firstly excuse the title, but I wanted to call a spade a spade as we have had some testing times with Etta since introducing Uma to the family.
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MOTHERHOOD: From one to two

MOTHERHOOD: From one to two

On 5th July this year we became a family of four. A lot of people had warned me that going from one child to two was far more than twice the work but I didn't believe them.
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BIRTH: My elective c-section

At midday on 5th July 2018 as I was wheeled into theatre, a part of me wondered what on earth I had done. Choosing major abdominal surgery to bring my second daughter into this world couldn't have been more different to the months of hypnobirthing practice and my assumption that Etta would slide into the world under water and practically pain-free.
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PREGNANCY: The differences second time around

I have been somewhat astounded at how different I have been during this second pregnancy, versus the first time with Etta. Obviously a lot of it is driven by my thoroughly different circumstance of having an active and demanding 2 1/2 year old at home, oh and this business to fill my nights and weekends, but still I suspect a lot of the differences are rather universal.
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PREGNANCY: Insomnia, anxiety and me

Gosh i'm tired. Unsurprising when I realise that for the last 10 weeks I have not slept for more than 90 minutes at a time, and never once had more than 6.5 hours sleep in any one night. Honestly.
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PREGNANCY: Shut up about my bump

I remember being warned with my first pregnancy that people, often random people, would reach out and feel the need to stroke my growing stomach. I suspected that I'd done the same myself so had broadly accepted that this would happen and that I'd be OK with it as a temporary invasion of my personal space and midriff. 
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MUSLINS: Our orthoptist sees them in action with her new baby

I’m Laura and I’m an Orthoptist, which means that I am a specialist in children’s visual development. I’m currently on maternity leave with my 14 week old son, Thomas, and have been a consultant for Etta Loves since Jen first had the idea and got me involved to add the science into the designs.
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LIFE: I am woman, hear me empathise

I had a boss once who changed me for life. She was a fearful woman who had clearly not got the memo that she didn't need to take on masculine traits to make it to the top. She made my life hell by being aggressive, without a trace of self-awareness or warmth. And whilst I hated every moment of that year we worked together it taught me a very valuable lesson, that of the strength of femininity.
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MUSLINS: Ways to use our muslins for a hot cup of tea

MUSLINS: Ways to use our muslins for a hot cup of tea

You all know by now that our muslins are super clever. Not only do they do the multitude of things that muslins do, but they also stimulate your baby's developing eyes from as little as a few days old.
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