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Home or Away….

So the holidays have started and for some there’s no going away this year it’s a staycation in Scotland and so far that’s involved A lOT of rain, so we have put together a quick list of things to keep you busy over the next few weeks…. 1. Clip and climb at Ratho This new Read more


15 Things To Do In Your Last Month Of Pregnancy

With one of our own entering the final stages of the baby race we thought we would share our top tips for enjoying your final month of pregnancy. 1. Get ready, ideally you don’t want to be caught short so if your planning a hospital birth pack your bag now or if you have opted Read more


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


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



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


First Day at School

For many of our mums, their baby’s first day at school is fast approaching. It’s a whole new chapter in their little lives and so, with tissues at the ready, we’ve come up with some ideas to make the transition a little bit easier. Warm Up Gently. In the week before term starts – and Read more


Stay Calm It’s Exam Results Day!

If, like me, you are a parent waiting on your child’s exam results tomorrow, you may well be feeling anxious at the moment. Hopefully on results day it will be smiles all round and you can celebrate with your child. What if they don’t get the results they were hoping for? Here are our Top Read more



If you are looking to start or restart your post-natal exercise regime then check out PedalHouse – Edinburgh’s newest indoor cycling (spinning studio). Located at 29A Beaverhall Road, PedalHouse has state of the art bikes, an edgy clubby vibe and a friendly team who want to welcome new and regular spinners alike, and help people Read more