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Six Steps to Better Sleep: Laying the foundations for healthy sleep habits

Routine Sleep Support

Six Steps to Better Sleep:  Laying the foundations for healthy sleep habits

After 2 years of interrupted sleep I was seriously struggling - working with Natalie was a game changer.  I finally could reliably get more than 5 hours of sleep even if I chose to go to bed at midnight!  Here are her key steps to help you get things sorted before you are on your knees x

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Come and meet us at The Baby Show

Come and meet us at The Baby Show

Want to check out the range before you buy one?  Walk over them to test the padded memory foam for yourself?  See the different sizes in person or even spill some milk and see how easy it is to wipeclean?  Come and join us at the Baby Show in May

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21 meals a week - and counting...

Kids meals Quick and easy childrens cooking Toddler meals

21 meals a week - and counting...

Three meals a day, seven days a week. That’s 21 meals a week at a minimum. In truth, it’s often more if you cook a different dish for the grown-ups or conjure up something extra to tempt a picky child. It’s no surprise that the chief caterer in the household can sometimes struggle for recipe inspiration. Of course, everyone aspires to produce tasty, home-cooked meals containing all the elements of a healthy diet. And sometimes it’s necessary to smuggle vegetables into dishes to get those vitamins into your children. But time is also of the essence, given the need to...

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Mum? Mummy? Mumma?

favourite names first words mama mumma mummy

Mum? Mummy? Mumma?

The first words that most children learn are the names they use for their parents. And those early sounds vary the world over. Mum or mummy? Mumma or mom? It’s something we’ve thought about long and hard at Munchkin & Bear as we launch the business into the UK and Europe. How should we be addressing all those female parents out there? That’s not to neglect the dads among you. But our particular challenge has been to find an equivalent for ‘mumma’, which Munchkin & Bear currently uses in Australia. Say it out loud and it might sound normal to...

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Neighbouring interests: how Munchkin & Bear made it to the UK

Career change European launch mumpreneurs Munchkin & Bear South west london

Neighbouring interests: how Munchkin & Bear made it to the UK

It all started when I saw a removal van outside our flat in Battersea, south-west London. Little did I know then that welcoming our new neighbours with a bottle of wine would lead to a business partnership and the launch of Munchkin & Bear in Europe more than a decade later. That friendly gesture led to many more get-togethers and, before long, Alana Hands and her husband, Tim became firm friends. This was long before either of us had children and entrepreneurship was the last thing on our minds. Our days were busy with product development and marketing for Rimmel and advising...

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