13
Oct

Sleep Tight

We are often asked for advice on safe sleeping and baby monitors with sleep mats this is something we cover in all our workshops but we thought we would put a wee blog together with some pointers and helpful links. Babies spend a lot of the first few weeks and months sleeping so it’s important Read more

5
Oct

Becoming a new mum can be hard!

Becoming a mum is what I always wanted and I feel very lucky to have four lovely children. But, the truth is, it’s hard! The first few weeks and months can be lonely as you adjust to your new life with your baby. Becoming a mother is a major transition in your life as new Read more

28
Sep

Witching Hour

  While attending a yoga class recently I overheard a soon to be mummy describing a strange phenomenon to another member of the class. She was referring to her friend who had recently had a baby and for some unknown reason, said baby who is for the most part happy and settled throughout the day, Read more

21
Sep

Hospital Bag Checklist

As your due day fast approaches, it’s time to think about what to take with you to hospital. We recommend having your bag packed from around 36 weeks and include items for both labour and your time on the post natal ward. Here is our guide to your labour essentials. Paperwork: Blue notes Birth plan Read more

8
Sep

Always Getting Bigger…..

It doesn’t seem all that long ago we published a post about how the Baby Matters blog was improving and expanding at a rapid rate, reaching more mums and dads, and helping them with their own baby matters. Now here we are a short time later with much bigger news about us as a whole Read more

7
Sep

Preparing for a Home Birth

Sarah Murphy is the newest addition to the Baby Matters team and earned her stripes training as a Pediatric Nurse at the renowned Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh before embarking on a career as a maternity nurse. She has travelled extensively working as a maternity nurse and recently returned to Scotland after holding a senior management position Read more

31
Aug

Do children need toys?

Have you ever looked at the toys and games you have in your house and really thought about who they are for? I was sorting out the boys stuff the other day and came across things which I have definitely played with more than them. And so, it got me thinking about what they actually Read more

24
Aug

Swaddling

All new parents will have heard of swaddling and it’s absolutely your prerogative as to whether you choose to swaddle your newborn or not. For those who do want to swaddle, this blog is for you! I visit a lot of mummies who tell me their little one really does not like to be swaddled. Read more