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Planning a road trip with your little one?

Parenting support or tips Travel with children and babies

Planning a road trip with your little one?

Tips for long car journeys with little onesGearing up for a long car journey with babies or small children can feel like a Herculean task. Packing up the car and getting out of the house on time is just the start. From whining and travel sickness, to toilet stops every 15 minutes, it’s not surprising that even the most cool, calm and collected of us can feel stressed. If you’re looking to make your next journey as smooth as possible, here are a few things you can prepare in advance.  Feeding and changingGive yourself extra time before you need to...

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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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Tips for throwing your own baby shower at home

New baby Parenting support or tips Pregnancy

Tips for throwing your own baby shower at home

If you’re having a baby it’s safe to assume the people who love you will want to spoil you a bit before life becomes all about your little one. And you definitely deserve to be spoilt! A baby shower might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it’s a lovely excuse to get your friends and family together and to eat some cake! Social media and baby websites are great places to get inspiration for your baby shower. You could set up a Pinterest board of ideas or ask friends who’ve already had babies what they liked most. Obviously, there...

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Food diaries can be really useful when weaning

Allergies Parenting support or tips Weaning

Food diaries can be really useful when weaning

An estimated 40% of children in the UK have an allergy and we’re sure most of you have friends or family affected by this. The last week (20-25th April) has been Allergy Awareness Week so we thought it might be useful if we shared some information on allergies, especially if you’re just starting to wean your baby. While weaning can be a really fun phase - watching your baby grimace and delight at new textures and flavours - we know it can also be a bit of a nerve-wracking time. Plus, it requires being a bit organised, and a lot...

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