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FOOD FOR THE PICKY TODDLER


  My toddler’s gotta list of foods that she refuses to eat & it’s multiplying LOl Nova has become quite picky which has lead to meal times being dragged out as her preference determines how quickly she will finish meals. It varies from 10mins to 1hr. A whole forking hour, who has the patience for that. No, not me, not…

WHY BREASTFEEDING YOUR 2ND IS DIFFERENT TO YOUR 1ST


Latching On You’d think that from the many months of breastfeeding your first child that it’d be easier with your second, nope. Still hurts like a bish. This is because every baby has a different latching on experience. If your bub is having some trouble latching on then that can lead to breastfeeding problems in the first week or two…

WHAT WE DID RIGHT IN OUR 1ST YEAR OF PARENTING


Have Other Family Members Care For We’ll never forget our first month being newly parents. If only newborns came with an instruction manual. Actually, forget that thought cause even then it wouldn’t be much help as newborns are unpredictable AF! It was like working overtime in manual labour, exhausting. Luckily, we asked my mum to stay over for the first…

MISTAKES I’VE MADE IN THE 1ST YEAR OF PARENTING


    Breast Milk – Formula   I expressed my milk for the first few weeks then stopped because it was just easier & faster to directly feed from the nipple. What a mistake that was. This made it incredibly difficult for Nova to transition from breast milk to formula as she was highly resistant with bottle feeding. So here’s a…

WHAT I FEED NOVA DAILY / MEAL PLAN


  Here’s a few shots we did the other day in our kitchen. Look at that sookie face all because she did not wanted to sit on the kitchen bench. Also, did we notice the little strawberry mess on my top? Always a smart idea to wear white x baby x food isn’t it.   How To Increase Your Baby’s …

NOVA’S 1ST BIRTHDAY


  Started From Newborn   ONE full year since the birth of Nova already! If you think time flies, try having a child Lol Kids grow so fast, too fast. How lucky are we to have the technologies that we do today to enable us to document our baby’s growth & development. I mean you won’t even notice much change…

USES FOR BREAST MILK


Treating   The struggle with baby eczema was real. Nova’s eczema flared during the day & it was really upsetting to witness her irritation. Finding a solution was like product after product. We trialed 4 different “organic” products where we did find one that seemed to have worked. Though I gotta admit that finding the right time to apply it onto…

BABY BEACH DAY ESSENTIALS


  Pack List   It’s difficult to replicate the comforts of your own home when you’re out with a baby. It was Nova’s first trip to the beach so we had to make a list in advance just to feel prepared. Of course, we wanted to take everything at first; from the high chair to the walker & her whole…

THE NEW MUM


      Establishing   We knew straight away that we wanted Nova to be breastfed, we just didn’t realise how challenging it would be. At the beginning we were so pressured by our mums to give Nova formula that we ended up having to do so on the 3rd day just to settle them down lol After 5 days of producing…