Real Talk Blog

07/05/2021
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Why Vegetable-Led Weaning is Worth All The Flying Broccoli

Our little ones’ immune systems are their first line of defence against illness and, just like with our adult immune systems, theirs get stronger with the help of a balanced variety of nutritious foods. We’re talking fruits, veggies, whole grains, and protein-rich foods.

27/04/2021
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THE SENSORY SIDE OF WEANING by The Children’s Nutritionist

Weaning your baby is an incredibly exciting time. It’s such an important milestone in your little one’s life and it’s likely to be the messiest…but that’s no bad thing!  Did you know that all of the mess helps your baby’s brain develop?  A baby’s growing brain is ever so sensitive to changes in its environment and your baby uses all of their senses to notice these changes and learn from them.  By letting your little one experience foods though their sensory system you are giving them the opportunity to create... Read More

26/03/2021
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INTRODUCING YOUR BABY TO BEAKERS AND CUPS

Are you wondering when might be the best time to introduce your little one to beakers and cups? How do you do it? What drinks should you give them and what should you avoid? And what’s the right cup to use? Lots of questions – and hopefully we can help with some answers! Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle feeding, the NHS and British Dental Health Foundation recommends babies start to learn to drink from a free-flow feeder cup from around six months old. It will help them to make the... Read More

24/03/2021
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GREEN, FUN GAMES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Spending time in nature brings so many benefits to your baby’s development. It’s proven to stimulate cognitive development as well as build their confidence, creativity and problem-solving skills as they grow. Here, we’ve shared some ideas and inspiration to help your little ones connect with nature. Grow together Gardening is such a fun activity that engages many of your baby’s senses  – they can see, touch and smell all of the beautiful flowers from an early age, and build on their coordination skills when they’re ready to get involved themselves.... Read More

24/03/2021
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OUR TOP 3 ECO TIPS FOR A GREENER FAMILY LIFE

1. Choose biodegradable alternatives! When it comes to household waste, what do you think gets thrown out more than anything? If you’re a new parent, two things will come to mind: nappies and baby wipes! Did you know the average baby is estimated to go through 4,000 – 5,000 nappies (filling 130 bin bags) and as many as 15,500 disposable wipes in their early years? Despite their obvious convenience, a lot of these products are made and packaged with synthetic plastics that will take up to centuries to fully decompose.... Read More

18/03/2021
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HOW TO STERILISE BABY BOTTLES

This last year has made us all take more steps to stay bacteria and virus free. We may be using more hand sanitiser and disinfectant than ever before, but for babies, protection from germs has always been crucial. This is because a little baby’s immune system is not as well developed as an adults and so they are more easily effected by germs that can cause illnesses like diarrhea and vomiting. We all want to keep our babies healthy and happy and sterilising bottles and teats is the best way... Read More

12/03/2021
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HERE’S TO INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN EVERYWHERE

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year #IWD2021 we decided to make a week of it! Each day we’ve been sharing stories from mums who have had to overcome significant challenges in their motherhood journey. If you missed them, here they all are. My IVF Struggle I overcame failed IVF and had to fight hard mentally and physically to face my second round, risking the chance of failure again. Second round I then landed in intensive care, with a massive fear of the unknown of 1. surviving myself and 2.... Read More

09/03/2021

IDEAS, TIPS AND ESSENTIALS FOR BABY’S NURSERY

Planning and decorating the nursery for your baby is a lovely thing to do, it’s good fun and you can put your own stamp on it. Lots of people like to get the nursery ready during pregnancy, as it’s a special time – and also one less thing to do when baby arrives! You’re not alone though if you feel a bit daunted by the task and not sure where to start. In the early days, it’s advised to keep baby in your room when they’re asleep, so you’ll likely... Read More

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