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Blue Monday has been pin pointed as the most depressing day of the year. At MamaBabyBliss, we are not calling it Blue Monday any more. We are coining it “Opportunity Monday”. We feel we should be looking at all the factors that make us feel blue and creating positive behaviours for ourselves to benefit from through the rest of 2017 and beyond!
So today it is the 22nd December Three days until Christmas or so I thought until my step-daughter sent me a message saying: “So excited! Can’t wait to see you on Friday!” Friday? Why Friday? I pose this question to my husband (who had been responsible for co-ordinating said visit with our eldest and her family plus my mother-in-law) says: “Because it’s Christmas Eve.” No, it’s not, I reply.
Looking after a new baby can be incredibly stressful as it is 24/7, 364 days a year with sleep deprivation thrown in for good measure. As part of the NHS Self-Care Week initiative, we have created some practical everyday tips to get some well-deserved me-time (with baby even) in just a few minutes every day.
Following the election of Trump and the many tragic events of 2016, it is clear that the world is broken. But we can change the world. We must change the world and it begins with the most precious people of all. Our babies.
Recently, a piece of research was issued by the University of Manchester stating that natural oils such as olive oil and sunflower oil are not safe to use on baby's skin. Oils have been used for centuries for massaging babies across the world, so what should you use?
As a 14 year old child, I was mortified and embarrassed that my mum was pregnant with another baby. My eldest sister was 23 and pregnant with her first baby, how embarrassing that our mother was pregnant again!
When I had my first child, 6 and a half years ago, I knew I wanted to breastfeed her. I expected it to be very hippy like and enjoyable and yet I had a very marmite relationship with it...
The wonderful staff at the Leeds Mother and Baby Unit, have recently completed their MamaBabyBliss Baby Yoga Training. There are 15 Mother and Baby Units in the UK, this now the 2nd unit to have participated in training with us...
Baby massage is truly a gift at our fingertips and massaging our babies regularly provides a range of benefits. We have put together the MamaBabyBliss A-Z of what a difference baby massage can make to you and your baby.
Have you prepared body and mind for labour and birth ? We have compiled our top labour tips and products for you, during this special time. Be excited, its your babys birthday!
We decided to do the course as I loved MamaBabyBliss pregnancy yoga and the ethos of the company. We don’t live near family and don’t have any experience with babies and so I wanted to be as prepared as possible, whilst involving Bailey in a non-intimidating way.
When we massage our babies, we also help release the hormone oxytocin in the baby, which regulates the cortisol or stress levels. In other words baby massage can help relax a tiny one, reducing periods of crying and so aid sleep – welcome news for any new parent. Read our top tips!
I started reading about Melina and the journey that her mother, Demet and family have been through and I was absolutely in awe at the strength, positivity and sheer resilience of this woman, not to mention her love and devotion to her beautiful little girl Melina.
• In the UK, approximately 100 children are born with this rare disease each year.
• One in every 6,000 - 10,000 babies are born with the condition.
• At any one time it is thought that there are between 2,000 – 2,500 children and adults in the UK living with SMA.
I am not a moaning kind of person but lately, I have been moaning. I have been whinging that am not feeling Christmassy because basically the world’s a mess and it’s too warm. Then last night I went to Alana’s nativity play....
Yesterday, I read about a survey from The Baby Show where in a study of 1,000 mums, 60% of women said they suffered from the ‘baby blues’. Almost 23% of the women suffered from postnatal depression and of those over half (60%) said they didn’t receive the support they needed.
Stuck with ideas of how to bring extra revenue into your salon? With an increase in the birth rate, especially in the over 35’s, there are more women with extra disposable income looking for good quality pregnancy massage treatments as a treat for themselves. Salons are now starting to realise that this is an important untapped market and will open the doors to a new customer base.