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baby decor inspiration: five creative nursery themes

Planning and designing the perfect nursery for your little one isn’t easy – there are often so many things to consider, purchase and organise at the same time. An excellent way to start is by deciding on a nursery theme. This is as simple as picking an overarching style or feeling that will suit …

dream team: how to master co-parenting

When my partner and I decided to start a family, we would sit up late into the night planning our parenting strategy. From how long our children could watch TV per day, to whether they should eat sugar, we thought we agreed on everything. However, we soon found out there's more to learning how to pa…

sweet dreams: how to prepare a nursery

It’s official... your baby is well on their way. Hurrah! Your to-do list is growing by the day, but there's one job that you're really looking forward to: getting the nursery ready. Yes honestly – this is the fun part! Unleash your creativity and get stuck in. There's really no right or wrong way to…

time to get active: great sports for kids

Is ‘where do they get their energy from?’ your most overused phrase? If the answer is yes, it's probably a good time to look into signing up for some sports for kids. Whether you have a super-wriggly baby on your hands or a toddler who just won't tire, active games can help to burn off that energy r…

tiny but mighty: my premature birth story

So I’ve written a blog. I’ve never done anything like this before because I’m conscious of oversharing. That being said, mothercare’s nominated charity is Bliss and they represent a cause close to my heart. Here’s why. nothing prepares you for having a premature baby About 10 years ago, we had…

made for little miracles: the story of our new premature baby clothes

Every newborn is as precious as the next but some arrivals need a little extra TLC. For babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, the chances of requiring additional care are increased. That’s where neonatal units come in, to look after premature babies when they need it most. For preemie par…

flipping great fun: how to make perfect pancakes with your toddler

When it's drizzling outside and your little ones are peckish and restless, pancakes are a great go-to. But be warned: things often get quite messy! Never mind the spilt flour, making these fluffy delights is a simple (yet effective) way of treating your children. Plus, if you’re brave enough …

ten ways to support your partner after birth

Parenthood is an incredible journey but an emotional one too. For mums who have just given birth, a little support can go a long way as they recover. As part of our Body Proud Mums campaign, we spoke to Dr Arun Ghosh to find out ten ways you can support your partner after birth. If your family ha…

recovery after birth: surviving the early sofa days

During those first few weeks after baby’s arrival, it can seem like the sofa is your new BFF. Between feeding, napping and nappy changes, you might even start to wonder if there's life outside those four walls (it's still there, don't worry!). To make your recovery after birth a little easier (and a…

body proud mums

#bodyproudmums We are so delighted to be launching Body Proud Mums, our new campaign that celebrates the beauty of the post-birth body and represents a part of motherhood that is rarely portrayed in the media. As the runner-up in Transport for London’s Women We See competiti…

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