Tag: parenting

New Year’s Resolutions

| January 9, 2013

New Year's ResolutionsHappy New Year!

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Some of my resolutions this year:

  • Discover new and exciting places to visit in London with a toddler
  • Practise yoga at least twice a week
  • Expand my recipe list for super quick and healthy meals
  • Learn French to an intermediate level
  • Start work on our renovation project in Brittany France
  • Develop my love of photography

I’m really excited about this year and everything that’s going to be featured on Only Best For Baby.

There’ll be parenting news and tips, nutritional advice for families, healthy lifestyle features, great recipes, baby and toddler product reviews, holiday and travel updates and I’ll be sharing insights into life with a toddler.

You can stay in touch on Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s to a great 2013!

Best Manual Breast Pump

| March 5, 2012

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump with Calma Teat

I found the Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump with Calma Teat perfect for those times when I couldn’t breastfeed and needed to express.

The Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump with Calma Teat is BPA free, lightweight and portable for when you’re out and about or travelling.

It uses a 2-phase expression technology that is alike to a baby when breastfeeding which mimics the natural sucking rhythm of the baby with short, stimulating movements followed by longer, more intensive ones to ensure an optimal milkflow.

This gives you faster let-down and maximum milkflow which significantly reduces pumping time, so you can express more milk in less time and more comfortably.

The Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump with Calma Teat is the best manual breast pump you can buy.

If you’re looking for a breast pump that’s ideal for occasional or frequent use the Medela Swing Breast Pump with Calma Teat makes expressing quick, easy and suitable for everyday.

The Medela Harmony Breast Pump won the Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Gold Award for Best Manual Breast Pump 2011 / 2012.

It’s A Dad Thing

| February 11, 2012

Imogen holding Daddy’s finger

I always know it’s the weekend when I’m out and about on a Saturday or Sunday and I see babies and children giggling and laughing and having fun with… Dad.

It warms my heart to see so many Dad’s taking an active role in the lives of their children. And why shouldn’t they? Parenting is about caring for your children, whether you’re the Mum or the Dad.

And it’s only natural that Dad’s will often have a different approach to parenting than Mum’s.

Playing rough and tumble, kicking balls around the house, forgetting to put the toys back in the box, leaving baby clothes strewn on the floor and perhaps not getting quite so caught up in the daily routine as Mum would like.

But it all adds up to new experiences for your child and this can only be of benefit to your children as they learn about different approaches to life.

That said, I still find myself having to bite my tongue when I desperately want to remind my husband that our baby eats lunch at 12pm and needs two naps a day!