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Breaking Her Milk Habit Before Her 3rd Birthday

At around 6 months of age a baby has the ability to sleep a full night of sleep. P1 was 10 months when she began to sleep an amazing 12 hour stretch. P2 is yet to reach that milestone and P3 exactly the same. They both have habits that need breaking.  A preschooler needs 11 hours of sleep plus a …

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3 Easy Recipes To Get Milk Into Your Toddler’s Diet

Big Milk is a special milk designed for children aged 1-5 years old and is enriched with Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Iron and of course Calcium. It is so important to get these nutrients into your child’s diet for healthy, growing bones and teeth. I have been busy in the kitchen this week producing three easy meals using Arla Big Milk. …

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Talking About Sleep With Arla Big Milk #BigSteps

I am beginning to think I should be editing the caption of my blog to “A Blog From The Heart Of A Sleep Deprived Mum” because quite frankly, that’s all I seem to be blogging about lately. Sleep is a sore subject for me and that’s due to the lack of it. When I read back on when P1 was …

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“We’ve slipped back into a horrible routine”

I had hoped to be writing a post about how well P2 was doing with giving up milk. We decided about two weeks ago that we needed to cut it out completely to start with. Like an addiction. It’s how we helped her to lose her dummies that she was so addicted to last year and that “cold turkey” approached …

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Arla Big Milk Review

Milk seems to be the bane of my life at the moment. I seem to spend so much time making formula milk for P3 and receiving demand after demand for “a big one milk bottle” from P2. Then there’s P1 who really should be having more for her bone strength and growth. P2 is addicted to cows milk in a …

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How Does Your Baby Self Settle?

At two years old, P2 is still waking in the night demanding milk on average twice a night. We’ve begun the “weaning” as such by reducing her intake during the day. She’s now limited to a cup in the mornings, not a bottle, and one 9oz bottle at night. I’m confident that she’s getting enough calcium as she’s having plenty …

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“My breastfeeding experiences are over”

It’s been over two weeks since we breastfed. Just under two weeks since I last expressed milk. It’s gone. My milk is gone and therefore my breastfeeding experiences are over. I didn’t shed any tears about stopping. Deep down I knew this was the right choice. My body is returning to normal. A heavier, chubbier normal but still normal. My …

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“We are now 13 days since we last breastfed”

The morning after I had wrote about P3s slow weight gain I woke up at about 2am and sterilised some bottles. She’d been restless and squirming and my boobies for a while and it was upsetting me. The whole situation was upsetting. I felt completely useless. I received many helpful advice from the health professionals and from fellow blogging friends, but I …

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MAM Starter Set & Soother Pod Review

For P1 & P2 we used Tommee Tippee. Whether it was bottles, cups, spoons, soothers or even the steriliser – it was always Tommee Tippee. So when we recently decided to bottle feed P3 there was no question as to what we’d be using… or was there?! P3 point blank refused the Tommee Tippee bottles. Reluctantly, I dusted off the …

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“The only positive is that it’s a gain and not a loss”

I felt so nervous waking up this morning. P3 was due to get weighed again to check the weight gain situation. I’ve been trying really hard to get more feeds into one day, I’ve been eating and drinking better too. I woke the poor little lady up from her nice cosy slumber in her Doona and took her inside the …

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“During the day we have no issues”

I didn’t expect to have problems feeding this time round. With P2 it had all gone pretty smoothly but with the weight gain falling heavy on my mind the past few days I’ve been questioning my ability. I’ve done a lot of Googling and the support I’ve had via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook has been astounding but I still can’t …

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“P3s weight gain is not good, in fact it’s awful!”

At the 6 week checkup P3s weight had dipped slightly. It wasn’t a huge concern because she’d just been ill and on antibiotics. Then today, we visited the health clinic for a weigh in and to see the health visitor. That’s when it smacked us right in the face. P3s weight gain is not good, in fact it’s awful! This …

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“My boobies are the size of my baby’s head!”

My boobies are the size of my baby’s head! Bigger in fact and whilst inside a bra are quite attractive. Oh but there’s nothing glamorous about my boobies. They’re full to the brim, they’re firm, they’re leaking and they’re so painful that if anyone or anything touches them they’re likely to lose a limb. Yup, my milk has well and …

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Sykes Cottage Ice Lolly Competiton

I welcomed with huge open arms Sykes Cottage’s challenge to create our own ice lolly recipe. The weather has certainly been more positive the past few weeks and it’s just been beautiful. We could have done with the ice lolly moulds and challenge a lot sooner! Ingredients: 300ml of Milk 2 heaped tablespoons of Strawberry Milkshake Powder Sprinkles Ice lolly …

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