Sugar and Baby Food: Know what you buy

Many parents know the dangers of high sugar diet. Some are cautious and check their food labels meticulously. But are parents vigilant when it comes to sugar in baby food? Supermarket ready meals for babies have excellent packaging, obviously for sales purposes. They all scream, in bright colours and bold pictures, of the goodness they contain for Read more about Sugar and Baby Food: Know what you buy[…]

How did I become that mother…

Before I had my child, like many people, I used to be shocked at how some mothers handled their kids. The ones that really got to me were those who let their child cry and remained calm while people around them became edgy. I wondered how they could stay so calm when their child was so loud and everyone Read more about How did I become that mother…[…]

First Christmas as a mother

Christmas is a day we truly dedicate to family and friends, and it is particularly exciting for those who may only have this day to spend quality time with their loved ones. It is also a great time for gift exchange as this has become a tradition of this festive day. This year’s Christmas is full of new things for Read more about First Christmas as a mother[…]

No longer giving explanation for clingy baby

Certain parents live with the fear (or shame/regret) of having a clingy baby, some struggle to deal with their clingy baby, and others just don’t think about babies’ clinginess too much.  I now fall in the last category, but used to be somehow so uncomfortable when my baby got clingy in social circumstances. Whenever she got like that, Read more about No longer giving explanation for clingy baby[…]

What I wish my doctor had told me about BCG (TB) vaccine

BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) vaccine injects a « weakened form » of  the bacteria that causes TB into your baby so that they can develop immunity against it. It’s pretty scary, especially for new parents, to know that your baby is being injected with a serious bacteria. Even though I knew that these doctors had experience and that the vaccine Read more about What I wish my doctor had told me about BCG (TB) vaccine[…]

How to teach your baby a second language from an early age

Hubby and myself are French speakers, and want our baby to speak French too. When Baby turned three months old, we started playing her nursery rhymes in French, and she loved them! She’s five months now, and, believe it or not, she  knows most of the rhymes and even has her favourites. These songs teaches her numbers, colours, Read more about How to teach your baby a second language from an early age[…]

Get ready for baby’s first swimming class

Hubby and I agreed that swimming would be part of Baby’s activities before she was even born. However, we never agreed on when would be best for her to start. I wanted her to get in a pool as soon as the doctor gave us the go-ahead (from 2 weeks), but hubby was reluctant and wanted Read more about Get ready for baby’s first swimming class[…]

Babies are simply a blessing

Not a day goes by without me being thankful for my baby girl. I think she’s the best baby in the world, but this does not stop me from loving other babies. In my eyes, babies are blessings and miracles. When I was pregnant I knew how unpredictable pregnancies and deliveries could be, with common Read more about Babies are simply a blessing[…]

Why I carry my baby more than I’m told to

Being a new mother is tough. You have a long list of things to learn quite fast, ranging from decoding your baby’s cries, understanding their sleeping and eating patterns, to excelling in your nappy changing skills and different ways of carrying babies. Advices from those who have been there before you can therefore be godsend. From Read more about Why I carry my baby more than I’m told to[…]

Why I have a problem with (bad) weaves/wigs

This weekend, we went out to a gathering attended by many of our friends and family, and everyone wanted to carry our little one. Unlike some mothers, I do not have any objection to that as long as myself or/and my partner know the person. This has in fact come as a surprise to many, and I Read more about Why I have a problem with (bad) weaves/wigs[…]

Make up and mummy duty…

This is a genuine « enquiry » post to make up lovers who are also mothers… I am a new mum, and my baby is almost 3 months old. Since giving birth, I’ve applied make up about three or four times. Though, I must confess that I’m not a huge make up fan. I prefer the freedom of Read more about Make up and mummy duty…[…]