Munchkin and Bear news & tips — 4th trimester

Let’s talk maternal mental health

4th trimester New baby Parenting support or tips

Let’s talk maternal mental health

While we’re all about playing and having fun with our babies here at Munchkin and Bear, we appreciate that this is only a small part of parenting.  As soon as you find out you’re having a baby, life as you know it changes and this can be overwhelming. Nothing can prepare you for the physical and emotional rollercoaster of parenthood and for many of us, it can be a struggle to adapt to this new life. A mixture of sleep deprivation, hormones and a tiny human to nurture can make for some really tough times.  Frankly, it is totally normal...

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Healthy eating after having a baby

4th trimester New baby

Healthy eating after having a baby

There’s no denying that cake, coffee and chocolate will play a large and important part in your recovery from childbirth - and you definitely should enjoy it without guilt - but there are plenty of other super important foods that will genuinely support your body in those first few weeks and months after your baby arrives.  Best for blood loss Blood loss is totally normal after giving birth but the amount and duration will vary for everyone. Many women find that this bleeding has an impact on their energy levels and overall health. In some cases it could also lead...

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Welcome to the 4th Trimester!

4th trimester New baby

Welcome to the 4th Trimester!

Looking after yourself as a new mum  You’ve made it!  Pregnancy is done and now you’ve got your tiny bundle of joy in your arms 💞.  Did you know you are officially in the fourth trimester? Yes it’s a thing… and not something that health professionals always mention so we thought we’d give you a little insight, just in case! What is the fourth trimester? The fourth trimester marks the first 12 weeks of your newborn’s life when they adjust to the world outside the womb and go through some huge developmental changes. As well as getting to grips with...

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