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


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


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



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


Nipple Confusion

‘Nipple confusion’ is a term I hear a lot. For those of you who don’t know what it is means it is essentially a problem that may occur with a bottle-fed baby in which it forgets how to nurse on a mother’s nipple. I hear it a lot from exhausted nursing mothers with a desperate Read more