• Close up of a toddler boy showing his teeth Teething

    Most babies start teething anywhere from 3 and 7 months old.  In special cases a newborn could have a tooth at birth or could be as late as a one year old.  Teeth can break through one at a time or several can come through at once.  For some of the lucky babies there are no teething signs at all but for most there is some level of discomfort.  The most common signs of teething can be refusing to eat, pain waking them from sleep, drooling and gnawing.  Soothing your babies pain can be as simple as buying a rubber teething ring which you keep in the fridge or freezer for them to chew on or it can be as extreme as soothing gel that you buy from the chemist.  Just keep reminding yourself that it won’t last forever and is part of natural progression.  By the time your child reaches the age of 3 he or she should have a full set of 20 baby teeth.  Their permanent teeth should start coming in around aged 6 and they shouldn’t fall out until then.

  • Exhausted Father and Mother falling asleep on a sofa surrounded by kids toys. Being tired is now a way of life

    Every time I see or bump into somebody and they ask how I am, my initial response was to say “TIRED”.  I truly believe that the hardest thing about parenthood at this stage of my life is the sleep deprivation.  It’s not the lack of sleep but the broken sleep that affects me most.  I don’t know about you but if I don’t have a enough sleep then I am one cranky person with a short fuse.  With two girls under two and fourteen months apart, my world has been flipped upside down.  What I have come to realise is that every parent is tired.  So I have made a sub-conscious effort to stop saying those words and am training my mind to accept that this is now a way of life.  I know that it’s not forever and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  So for now, when I see or bump into someone I have stopped saying that I am TIRED and now I tell them I’m BUSY, which is a whole new article…..

  • picture of bamboo plants Organic Cotton vs Organic Bamboo

    What are the Benefits of Organic Cotton?

    • It’s healthy – Organic Cotton farming does not use synthetic fertilizers, harmful pesticides or other dangerous chemicals that can be harmful to your health.
    • It’s Environmentally-friendly – The process omits harmful chemicals that would damage the soil, environment and workers.  Furthermore, cotton is a renewable resource.
    • It’s High Quality – The fibres are softer and stronger because they are not broken down by chemical processing.
    • It’s Durable – Because Organic Cotton isn’t ever exposed to weakening chemicals it will last many years with proper care.
    • It’s Comfortable – Natural fibres are much softer and comfortable to the touch.
    • It’s Invigorating to know that by choosing organic cotton clothing for your baby that there won’t be any chemicals touching their skin AND there is no harm to the environment.

    Did you know that Conventional Cotton products use almost 8,000 chemicals during production? Published by Think Green, Go Organic.

    What are the Benefits of Organic Bamboo?

    • It’s High Quality – This is because it’s extremely absorbent, very breathable, and ultra-soft.  These features mean it’s both luxurious and practical.
    • It’s Hygienic – Bamboo is resistant to odour, mold, mildew, and bacteria even after numerous washing’s.
    • It’s Hypo Allergenic – This means it’s suitable for all skin types.
    • It’s Easy to Care for – Bamboo clothing doesn’t wrinkle and is machine washable in cool water. Furthermore, fabric softeners are not needed or recommended.
    • It’s Environmentally Friendly – Bamboo is a renewable resource. In addition, pesticides and fungicides are not required in the production of bamboo as is it is seldom eaten by insects or infected by pathogens.

    Did you know that Bamboo is not produced from a tree but an extremely fast growing grass?  In fact, Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth.  Some species can grow up to 1 meter per day and up to 60 feet in height within 90 days.