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How to decide what the best sleep routine is for your baby

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How to decide what the best sleep routine is for your baby

How do we get our children to stop the torture and sleep through the night? It was really interesting to listen to the ‘You and Yours' programme on Radio 4, recommended to me by a friend who knows how sleep deprived I am thanks to my night waker and early riser. The callers debated over the right, or best way, to get your child into a night time routine.  So what sleep solution is right for you?  Baby LedTwo lines of thought, go with the flow, be led by our babies or little tots, feed them when they need feeding. How natural is...

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Six tip for organising a baby shower

Six tip for organising a baby shower

Baby showers have taken off in the UK like beard trimmers in a barber's shop. Little Dot Company has observed that with this increase in parties, there has been a shift in the size, style and type of baby shower bashes that people are throwing.  Welcoming a new life into the world is about as big an event as you can get. So a baby shower is a great way to high-five the end of the journey for mum’s-to-be with friends and family. Not to mention some well-deserved recognition for carrying her little lodger/s for almost a year.  If you are looking to...

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The Mamazine #4

The Mamazine #4

You'll be wishing you did your pelvic floor exercises mamas, because this week in The Mamazine we have funny stories from Steph Douglas, founder of Don't Buy Her Flowers, and the entertaining Tasmin Roberts, former Sky News Anchorwoman turned You Tube 'Anchormum' and social media vlogger. If you're not already following these women, check out their daily delivery of chucklesome updates on Instagram and Facebook. We're reviewing the latest best-selling novel from Giovanna Fletcher 'Happy Mum, Happy Baby'. Fab new blogger Frances Cross Writes tells us why she loves this fun biography. As always, if you like what you read feel free to leave your...

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Little Dot The Mamazine #3

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Little Dot The Mamazine #3

It's Maternal Mental Health & Wellness Week and as Little Dot is all about mamas it's important we stick together and find ways of supporting and raising awareness of coping with mental health. Hearing other people's stories of their experience with postnatal depression or anxiety can be a comfort for anyone going through it. Sometimes it feels a relief to know you are not alone. Today on the blog we have a story from my sister, who dealt with postnatal depression and the tragic loss of our dad. We also have an interview with www.kickscount.com, Lisa Newhouse. Giving us her slice of advice...

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When Motherhood Becomes Overwhelming

When Motherhood Becomes Overwhelming

This week is Maternal Mental Health Wellness, women secretly suffer from pregnant and postnatal mood and anxiety disorders. In an isolated world sometimes it feels better to know you're not alone. Here we share single mother Laura's difficult and traumatic start to motherhood.  "When I was pregnant with my son I couldn't have felt happier. In fact I don't remember ever feeling so happy in my adult life! Everyone was always asking me how I was and was so interested in my pregnancy, and to be honest I think there's a lot to be said for the massive oestrogen surge of pregnancy! I can...

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