Real Talk Blog

baby crying with colic 17/02/2021
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DO I NEED ANTI-COLIC BOTTLES FOR MY BABY?

Having a colicky baby can be exhausting, frustrating and upsetting. The non-stop crying would test a saint and causes a lot of stress for new parents. Luckily, there are products that can help you and baby get through this tricky period and there’s lots of trusted help and guidance available too. The main thing to remember is that there is nothing you are doing wrong, it’s just one of those things that many young babies get. If you’re worried about colic and want to know if you should get anti-colic... Read More

03/02/2021

HOW DO I KNOW MY BABY IS TEETHING?

As a new parent, it’s natural to wonder when your little one is going to reach their first milestones and what to do when he or she gets there. Teething is when your baby’s teeth start to come through their gums and it’s a key time for every child. Every baby is different and there’s no one size fits all when it comes to getting their first teeth. It’s totally normal for teething to happen any time from around 4 months, up to a year, or even a bit older.... Read More

26/01/2021

HOW TO BOTTLE FEED YOUR BABY

US model and celebrity Chrissy Teigen broke the mum-ternet last year with her social media post about formula feeding, when she posted: “People have surrogates, people have trouble breastfeeding and all you hear as a new, anxious mom is how breast is best. “Normalize breastfeeding” is great. “normalize formula” is great, too! so yeah. That’s all! Normalize formula! your baby is gonna be BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT, AND OK.” @chrissyteigen There are benefits of breastfeeding, but we know that it’s just not possible for every mother for a variety of reasons, whether... Read More

24/12/2020
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BEST WAYS TO ESTABLISH A SLEEP ROUTINE FOR YOUR BABY

Parents know just how challenging it can be to get their children to go to bed and sleep. This is especially a challenge for new parents who just had a baby. While you’ll become more experienced and familiar with your baby’s sleep cues over time, it’s important that you get an early start in establishing a sleep routine for your newborn. Is a Sleep Routine Important for Babies? Most adults know how important getting enough rest is yet often don’t establish a sleep routine for themselves. As a responsible parent,... Read More

18/12/2020
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OH BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE!

Snuggled up against the winter weather outside, we’re looking forward to 2021 with hope and wonder about what it will bring us. And maybe you have a new little arrival coming your way! In our opinion, there’s no better way to warm up the winter months than having a bundle of joy to care for, but we know that any new parent will have plenty to keep them occupied and are no doubt planning and prepping for everything they need. Maybe you already have your nursery ‘must haves’ sorted, but... Read More

15/12/2020
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10 WAYS TO MAKE BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS MAGICAL

Although 2020 has been a year many of us will want to forget, if you have a precious new baby in your life, their first Christmas is a truly memorable time.    We have put together a selection of ideas to make the festivities magical for all the family. So, cameras at the ready! From creating a special Christmas stocking, to keepsakes which will be in your lives for years to come, start your own traditions with the best gift of all – your new little one! There’s still time... Read More

24/11/2020
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OUR NEWBORN SLEEP SECRETS (SHHHH!)

When any new parent brings baby home for the first time, it’s natural to feel nervous. You can read all of the books in the world, but there’s nothing quite like living it for yourself – magical, unknown, filled with joy and exhausting – often all at the same time. Sleep (or lack of) is a topic on every new parent’s mind, which makes choosing the right sleeping arrangements for you and your family, one of the most important early decisions. Remember that this is your individual experience to shape... Read More

16/11/2020
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Top 2020 Christmas gifts for baby

Thanks to COVID-19, Christmas is going to be a little different for all of us this year.  Living through a global pandemic (well done to us) we’ve all realised just how important it is to cherish our nearest and dearest, show them how much we care and create special moments at home. If there’s an amazing new parent or baby in your life and you want to give them the best Christmas present this year, then you’ve come to the right place. With 40 years of experience under our festive... Read More

15/10/2020
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HALLOWEEN WEANING FUN

Feeding children can be a bit of a challenge at times especially if children are going through a fussy eating stage. One of the things that helped my children, was to make food fun and exciting. As adults we are very guilty of repetitive meals and I know how easy it is to fall into that cycle especially given the time challenges that many of us face. I want to share some really easy ways you can create fun food for your children without it taking up loads of extra... Read More

10/09/2020
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10 Baby Travel Bag Essentials

When you are expecting, you suddenly have a very long list of things you are going to need. It is pretty crazy the amount that is needed for such a tiny human being, but you will soon find yourself getting prepared and buying all the essentials. So I am here to help you tick off your list all those things that are handy, which firstly starts with a decent travel change bag and essential extras. I haven’t even used this bag yet, and I am already so impressed. If I... Read More