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Why choose washable products, nappies, breast pads, and cloth pads? The Cost One of the first things that everyone thinks of is the cost. Washable pads (as we will refer to these products on the whole), are more expensive to buy at the outset. I can’t lie to you about that, but in the long term, all these washable, reusable products will save you lots of money. The cost of taking a child to 2.5 years approximately in disposable nappies, with wipes and nappy sacks included, is about £14.50 a week at the moment. That’s a whopping £1885 in total,...

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Getting started breastfeeding is an unbelievably large topic. There are tons of antenatal classes, midwives, peer supporters and health visitors that could give you better advice than me. This is my experience, and my own opinions as someone who has exclusively breastfed my daughter, and just stopped feeding her at 29 months. Why I wanted to feed, I wanted to breastfeed because it's free, that was honestly my first thought. To be honest, I was breast fed and raised in a family of women who all breast fed on the whole so to me it just seemed like the normal,...

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The back story So, I am both a stay at home mum and a small, work from home business owner. In order to run my business with any sort of success I need to devote my time and concentration. However...I have a toddler at home, who, as children do, has demanded the majority of my time since the day she was born. I constantly marvel at how I can spend a day with my daughter, never sit down, and be totally exhausted at bedtime. Yet when my partner says the ever annoying phrase "So what have you done today" I...

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Its happened again As I write this I am nine weeks pregnant, if I release this, I will have had my first scan and be at least twelve weeks, everything crossed.  Oh the sickness! I have been so sick with this one, much sicker than with my daughter, and dam near constantly nauseous. I've found ice lollies are the only thing that make me feel better. Luckily its absurdly hot for the UK this summer, also unluckily for me, and every other pregnant woman, its absurdly hot for the UK this summer!  Dealing with a toddler (28 months) is hard...

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7 easy tips to stay safe and cool while baby wearing in the heat, this year the British summer is surpassing expectations and you and your squishes need to stay cool.

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