New Baby …what to buy?

That exciting time of a new baby  due. So much to think about and maybe you are wondering about what you will need to buy for this new little person. There is no doubt these little ones certainly do need more “stuff” than their size would make you think!

So how do you decide what to buy and what you really need. Yes I guess it would be great in some respects if we just went out and bought everything we saw we liked, but really that is not practical. Plus of course you need to is really important to get to meet your little person first and see how as a family life will be for you. 

I believe there are a few essential things you need to think of. Can you buy too much, ( YES) how do you know if something is going to be right for you? For example when thinking about a pram or pushchair, do you need this to be one that goes easily up stairs, or you’r going to have to carry it up stairs. Is it easy enough to fit in my car ? Do I want this to last for more than this baby?

To break it down simply … think about your little person ….sleep, milk, hygiene, baby transport, clothes and play.

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Have you heard people say “nurturing your child is so important”… and thought ..but what does it really mean?

Nurture basically means caring and protecting whilst something is growing. With our little ones a parents interactions with them are nurturing..building a strong emotional relationship  with our child.. Helping our little ones grow emotionally and intellectually. A baby/infant/child learns from our love, spending time with them. Letting your little one know they can count on you . love … emotional parent child relationship. Relationships teach a child to think. 

Little ones need to hear our voices. Watch our facial expressions. 

Cuddles, love and responding to their needs. When they cry..knowing what they want and responding to them.

“When your child is upset .. as a parent you become upset .. don’t just react but RESPOND to them” JK 2020





Praise for children is such a positive gift to give them no matter what age they are. Children want praise, they need to hear positivity and love. Praise can boost confidence and self esteem, show love, show that you care and are interested and involved with what is happening . We show our children praise in many ways, .. words such as “WOW”, “fantastic”, “you did that” , “love it” , “your so clever,” “you can do this” , “Im so proud.”

Along with gestures such as of hugs, clapping, squeals of delight, and of course the kiss to say ..amazing. Sharing the stories with friends and families telling of how proud you are of your child, “guess what my little man can do now”

Praise Praise and Praise our children ,the benefits are wonderful x

Building Blocks

Who doesn’t love playing with blocks, building towers, building again as high as we can, even knocking them over . It’s a bit like life..where new experiences build up, things grow, things don’t work ( fall down) and then we grow more experiences (towers) . Though the towers always need strong foundation blocks at the bottom to hold strong and allow for development. So ..building blocks and child development ? Think of it as from baby -infant- toddler- child developing a strong set of foundation building blocks ready to help our little ones in life . Let’s call the Building blocks :- kindness/empathy, understanding, love ,positive self esteem and self awareness and understanding positive disciplines for life. With these as strong foundations ,our little ones can develop with confidence growing into strong individuals .

As parents we can help support these building blocks to grow strong. Allowing them to grow into their own self as an individual with gaining confidence in themselves and their abilities. Let them be children and act their age . Lots of opportunities to learn though play kindness, playing near others or with others, sharing, taking turns with others, respect for others. Confidence to have fun and laugh and run and dance around and enjoy life. A parent that is open to them, too easily turn to when they need cuddles , love and attention and quiet time. Knowing it is ok to be sad and happy. Positive praise, let them try new things..encourage curiosity of new things and experiences ..let them explore. Children need to learn how to figure out problems..let them …don’t step in and solve the puzzle for them. Have boundaries with behaviour, after-all life has boundaries . Learning boundaries are often related to their safety and their own well being. Building Blocks become part of us xx


Parenting journey..quite a tricky road some times. Do you ever wonder how such little ones can at times dictate how the day is going to be and many times alter what we were planning to do ? I know for me sometimes I can just follow the flow and smile about it, other days I’m left wondering WHY! We all need a friendly go to support , even just for a chat. I believe we all look for different support from different people, making hopefully a great support network. For all parents out there, mothers ,fathers ,Grandparents, Guardians, doing it together or doing it alone. If you would like some support for those tomes ..drop me a message. xx