Which formula is best for my baby?

Which formula is best for my baby?

I was lucky enough to be asked to write a guest blog for Annabel Karmel on infant formula milks. While I’m an advocate of breastfeeding there are some mums who can’t breastfeed their babies and others who choose not to.

This blog was written to give mothers information so that they can make an informed choice about formula milks in order to feed their baby in the way that they choose.

The Red Book - interpreting Growth Charts

The Red Book - interpreting Growth Charts

How your baby grows in the first year of life terms of her weight and length is linked to her future health. This is why each baby born in the UK is issued with their ‘red book’ and why your Health Visitor likes you to pop along to the baby clinic to have her weighed at regular intervals. Read on to find out what the curves mean and how to interpret the charts.

Sweets, Sugar & Children - how much is too much?

Sweets, Sugar & Children - how much is too much?

One of parenting’s biggest challenges is how to manage sweets, treats and sugar. Children are obsessed with sweet food and crave sugar often asking for ice cream, biscuits or candy bars. Read on to find out why we need to worry and my strategies for managing their relentless requests.

How much should your child drink?

How much should your child drink?

Adequate fluid is a real concern for a lot of parents and if your child is prone to constipation, fluids are something you will be asked to encourage them to have more of. In the summer we need to drink more as we use fluid to cool ourselves down and if your child has had a tummy bug extra fluid will be needed to help them rehydrate. Here are my top 5 tips for a healthy fluid intake:

'Rise & Shine' - Breakfast - the most important meal of the day

'Rise & Shine' - Breakfast - the most important meal of the day

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and I know the science behind it! Eating within 2 hours of waking jump starts your metabolism and sets your child up for their busy day ahead.

'Grow your own' Intuitive Eater

'Grow your own' Intuitive Eater

Childhood obesity rates are rising. Dieting is doesn’t work and restricting a child's food intake is linked to both obesity and eating disorders. Mindful eating is learning to enjoy food, its being aware of the hunger and fullness cues and develop a healthy weight. Learn to eat mindfully instead and grow a happy, healthy mindful eater.

Funny Tummy??

Funny Tummy??

Does your child suffer with a funny tummy? Some children could be constipated, not pooing for several days and when they do go it takes them a while. Other children might have diarrhoea or loose watery stools. Frequent tummy pains are often a complaint and oh, my… the wind….!! But what could all of this mean?