Expert’s Panel

Competition – What you need to buy when you become a mum

Win baby essentials worth £155 from Argos Expecting your little bundle of joy soon? You’ll definitely want to enter our competition where we’ve teamed up with Argos to give away a set of three baby essentials for lucky parents-to-be.   The winner will get   1x Widgey Plus Pregnancy & Sleep Pillow – Silver Star.   1x Koo-di Maternity Weekend Bag – Black.   1x Sap... »

Plagiocephaly – What is it?

In broad terms Plagiocephaly is a condition characterised by a flattening on one side of the back of the head. It may also involve bulging of the forehead, fullness of the cheek and ear misalignment on the same side as the flattening. There are three ‘typical’different head shapes: In our experience there are two different forms of the condition: deformational and positional. Deformational Plagioc... »

Lactation consultant Sandra Tanner tackles your breastfeeding questions

I can’t produce enough milk and my baby is loosing weight. It is very distressing when you feel you can’t produce enough milk to sustain your baby. If your baby is actually *losing* weight then he needs extra milk – now. This doesn’t mean the end of breastfeeding, and the quality of your breastmilk is not in question. Your milk supply may not be as good as it could be, or y... »

Clifton Eye Company optometrist – Arminder Panesar.

Did you know children can start having their eyes tested at just six months old and it’s paid for by the Government? Neither did we until we spoke to Clifton Eye Company optometrist Arminder Panesar. The professionals at the Regent Street optometrists talked to Mum’s Diary about why it’s important to check your child’s sight early and how they are setting themselves apart as the most child-friendl... »

Fit2Drop a dress size in just 2 weeks!

Fit2Drop a dress size in just 2 weeks!

Fulfil that New Year resolution for a healthier, slimmer lifestyle with the help of Sarah Dineen from Fit2Drop. Start the plan when you are ready for just £15! How Does it work? You will follow a eating plan and exercise program devised by Fit2Drop, it takes on the elements of ‘clean eating’ basically no processed, fast, cheap or packaged food. There is one thing that Gillian McKeith s... »

Feeding Your Baby From Bump To Toddler

Pregnancy & Labour As well as ensuring your diet is varied, colourful and balanced; it is also important to consider ‘anti nutrients’ in your diet or environment. So avoiding or reducing exposure to toxins from strong perfumes, chemical cleaning agents, trans fats in margarines, crisps, cooked sunflower oil and cakes, caffeine and alcohol. Adding raw olive oil to vegetables and salads and havi... »

How Homeopathy can help your toddler in the Winter months

How Homeopathy can help your toddler in the Winter months

‘How can I help my toddler have a better resistance to bugs in the winter months?      He seems to have a permanent cold’ asks Nancy Wilson. Homeopath, Bev Nickolls, answers ‘Children are commonly seen in my clinic and parents are often looking for more natural ways to help their children and avoid using over-the-counter conventional medicines unless absolutely necessary. Parents are often aware t... »

Breastfeeding problems solved with Sandra Tanner

Breastfeeding problems solved with Sandra Tanner

Lactation consultant Sandra Tanner answers your questions. 1. I’ve got inverted nipples so that means it’ll be too hard for me to breastfeed. Women often worry about their ‘equipment’ and whether it will help or hinder breastfeeding. Breasts and nipples come in all shapes and sizes; some nipples protrude, and others are flat, and some are inverted. Most healthy full term babies won’t b... »

“Christmas- ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly……Not Stressed!

If you, like most people, find that December not only brings much joy, but also added stress and more “to dos” on an already crammed “to do” list then you might find some welcome and much needed relief in a bit of “conscious enquiry” at this festive time! As we are all busy it is easy to amass a big list of things that need doing and then zoom through them without too much thought about what we ar... »

The Harmony™ prenatal test – the latest, most accurate non-invasive screening for Down Syndrome

The Harmony™ prenatal test – the latest, most accurate non-invasive screening for Down Syndrome

The Harmony™ prenatal test is the latest, most accurate non-invasive method that screens for down syndrome and other trisomies from 10 weeks onwards. It is based on the latest advances in molecular biology. Scientists have discovered that there is a small amount of the baby’s DNA (‘cell free’ fetal DNA) in the mother’s blood. This DNA is thought to come from the placenta. The number of chromosomes... »

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