Baby Talk Blog

21 June 2020
Having a Second Child: 5 Top Tips for When One Becomes Two
The Baby Academy Blog

For many parents, the final weeks of their pregnancy can be a rollercoaster of emotions and the same can certainly be said about welcoming a second child too. Here is my advice for preparing for the arrival of a second baby. Many parents have shared their experiences with me over the years so here are my five top tips for those early weeks when one baby becomes two.


26 May 2020
Advice for Pregnant Women During Lockdown
The Baby Academy Blog

During this time of of isolation and lockdown it is incredibly challenging for women expecting a baby. Pregnant women are usually offered support, advice and reassurance throughout their pregnancy by midwife appointments at the baby clinics as well as ante-natal classes and pre-natal parent groups but sadly at this time of social distancing these avenues are not easily accessible.


5 April 2020
#StayHomeSaveLives: Top Tips for Staying Home Safe with your Baby
The Baby Academy Blog

We should all know by now that staying at home in order to stop the spread of Covid-19 virus and reduce the load on our wonderful NHS service is absolutely vital, but it can be very difficult should you run into problems with baby routines and keeping them stimulated. It’s important to remain positive and keep your family safe during this period of lockdown and we understand that many parents and their babies are struggling...


1 January 2020
Reflux: What Are the Symptoms and How Can You Help Your Baby?
The Baby Academy Blog

Reflux is a very common condition in babies and it usually passes by the time your little one reaches their first birthday. Reflux occurs when your baby’s oesophagus is under-developed and the acid in their tummy that helps her to break down her milk, sometimes when mixed together it can come back up causing your baby to show signs of discomfort. As your baby’s digestive system matures, the symptoms of reflux will disappear...


As a baby sleep consultant it is essential for me to offer my clients lots of support and guidance.
Vickie

1 January 2020
Breast Isn't Always Best: Switching from Breast to Bottle Feeding
The Baby Academy Blog

For many women wanting to switch from breast to bottle, feeding can sometimes come with feelings of guilt and anxiety. For many women instinctively breast feeding your baby is the right thing to do and we are constantly told that breast is best. What happens if you can’t breast feed? Or maybe you don’t really want to. This can be a very emotional decision to make especially in the midst of hormones and the emotions of becoming a mum...


1 January 2020
Baby Development: When Do Babies Start Sleeping Through the Night?
The Baby Academy Blog

When do babies sleep through the night? This is the question that every exhausted parent asks themselves in those early weeks of sleep deprivation with their new baby. Developmentally, babies are able to sleep through the night (7:00pm to 7:00am) from around six months old, but sadly there is no magic answer to this question, after all every baby is different as is everyone’s parenting style...