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Mamas & Papas – Baby Brand

Baby, Baby Products
If you’re a parent of a little one, chances are you’ve heard of Mamas & Papas, a UK-based baby brand known for its classy baby accessories and goods. The brand launched in 1981 with a dedication to style and modernity for babies, parents, and toddlers.  Read on for more information about Mamas & Papas and if their products are worth the investment.  Who Owns the Mamas & Papas Brand? David and Luisa Scacchetti launched the brand to implement Italian style into the UK baby-gear market.  In 2011, Mamas & Papas was the most widely loved baby and nursery brand in the UK. However, in 2014, they implemented cost-cutting strategies and were bought out by BlueGem Capital Partners.  BlueGem owns UK brands Liberty and Iconic London in addition to Mamas & Papas. What...
10 Best Prams to Buy in Ireland 2021

10 Best Prams to Buy in Ireland 2021

Baby Products
Welcoming a new baby into world is one of the most exciting and memorable times in a person’s life. For first time parents however it can be quite an overwhelming time too. The baby essentials list from products for home life to items for transport and moving about with your baby can be endless. The choice of options for nurseries and general baby supplies has never been better but that leaves the question on everybody’s mind – which one is best? A pram is one essential for a newly born baby and one of the most costly items too. Parents often do a lot of research into the best brand of pram or the most stylish even to suit their personal taste. As the sheer choice of prams can be a little much to process for some people, we have comprised a complete list of the best prams to buy ...
Challenges That Every Working Breastfeeding Mom Faces!

Challenges That Every Working Breastfeeding Mom Faces!

Breastfeeding, Parenting Tips
Breastfeeding might look easy or average to people. But, only do the mothers know how does it feel to feed their breastmilk to their toddlers. There is a lot to experience, be it experiencing sore nipples or going through a ride of a roller coaster of emotions! Most health experts suggest mothers breastfeed at least until the newborn is up to six months old. But, working mothers would have to give up breastfeeding even before that period. What is stopping them from doing so? What could be the challenges that they face? Let us look at them one by one! ❖ Lack of time Not every industry and profession is the same, and so does the procedure for maternity leave provided by them. Sometimes, mothers have to return to their work desk and start working right after the baby completes two or three...
The Best Ways To Combat New Moms’ Sleeping Schedule Problems!

The Best Ways To Combat New Moms’ Sleeping Schedule Problems!

Parenting Tips, Sleeping Schedule
One of the most typical troubles that a new mom faces could be irregular sleep schedules. Though people assume that there are very few ways to tackle this problem, we have lined up some best practices that a new mom could try to get her beauty sleep! ➢ Let other family members do the night shifts! There are different opinions and views on how people prefer sleeping. Some are entirely okay with staying up all night, while some of them need a good sleep only during the night and not at any time, while some of them can sleep anywhere at any time! All the new moms who prefer sleeping at night and feel comfortable at night only can ask their husband or mother or mother-in-law or any one of their family members to take over the baby if they wake up during the night. You can store the milk in a...
Parenting Tips That Every New Mom Must Be Aware Of!

Parenting Tips That Every New Mom Must Be Aware Of!

Parenting Tips
Parenting is one of the most challenging jobs on the one hand but a fantastic experience that a mom will ever have on the other hand. Parenting for the first time is indeed a complicated job and requires some suggestions, tips, and knacks to tackle it quickly and enjoy the most of it. Are you a new mom? Are you in need of guidance and advice regarding parenting, especially for the first time? We have lined up some practical parenting tips that a new mom should be aware of to make their parenting experience memorable! ★ Don’t freak out about your toddler’s food habits! It is normal to freak out if you observe strange food habits in your toddler. But, do not worry about the same unless it is healthy and good enough to consume. Let them eat when they are hungry, and thus, stay calm, and ref...
New Work Skills That You Have Honed As A Mother!

New Work Skills That You Have Honed As A Mother!

Advice, Mother
Parenting is not just about looking after the kid, providing them everything, fulfilling their necessities, and so on. But, as a working mother who was on maternity leave, one can learn many skills and imply the same in her office. So, let us see some of the new working skills that one has honed as a mother! ● Management skills ● Management skills are one of the most important ones, be it in parenting or work life. You might have already got the hang of how to balance the management of home and kids. This will help you in managing and balancing your work along with projects with colleagues. Also, you would have learned some negotiation skills too. Make use of that! ● Communication skills Did you know that communication skills are vital to get your dream job or dream position? Yes, it...
It’s Okay If You Follow All The Advice And It Still Doesn’t Work

It’s Okay If You Follow All The Advice And It Still Doesn’t Work

Advice
Someone left a newspaper open on an article called “Low libido: tackling the loss of desire” the other day. It was the photo that caught my eye first, but then I saw the title and I was quick to move on. It’s not exactly the kind of thing you want to be caught reading in a public space. In case someone sees you like, and thinks you’re reading it for personal reasons. Hardly the stuff of conversation over coffee with colleagues. Before I walked by, I did get the gist that the article included tips on how to improve your libido and I thought “Jesus, how low would you be if you followed all the tips and you still just didn’t really fancy it?” As if you weren’t feeling bad enough that you thought taking tips on improving your levels of desire from a newspaper article was worth a punt. Where...
Pregnant Women Everywhere Thank You

Pregnant Women Everywhere Thank You

Parenting Tips, Pregnant Women
There I was, enjoying a nice cold glass of Sancerre with my dinner, when my eye wandered to the symbol at the bottom of the label. It’s a symbol that I’ve seen hundreds of times – usually on the back of my Corona in the pub – but it really got me thinking this time. Thank God, I thought, THANK GOD that symbol is there. How helpful would it be, if I was pregnant right now, and was just about to pour myself a glass of wine to go with my meal? How helpful would it be to see that symbol and be suitably forewarned that its not suitable for pregnant women? I would have continued on, unsupervised, in ignorance, lashing into the vino unaware of the dangers that lurked within. Also, THANK GOD, that it’s a symbol and not spelled out in the letters of our mother tongue. The symbol of cour...
Changing Bag Porn!

Changing Bag Porn!

Bag Porn
Myself and Mr Mind the Baby did some serious eye-rolling at changing bags before the little man was born. We both expressed dismay that changing bags were a) so expensive and b) so feminine because, you know, men have children and change nappies too, you know. Clearly with little else to be worryin about, we felt so strongly about these points that we went out of our way to buy a €20 plain black changing bag from Argos – that looked quite like a vinyl record bag actually – just to prove our point. It didn’t fit on our buggy. Then the strap broke in the first two weeks. It was completely unsuitable for our my needs. Because let’s be honest, when one person is on maternity leave, they’re spending an awful lot more time with the changing bag than anyone else and the handbag get...
Jesus, The Whining

Jesus, The Whining

Whining
It is never ending. I am no longer surprised by the most ridiculous, perfectly normal, non-irritating things that can elicit a whine. The other day, there was ten minutes of whining because I accidentally put his underwear in the laundry basket when he wanted to do it himself. That example right there goes to show you that this is the most bullshitty behaviour ever. “I wanted to do my own dirty laundry“. Seriously like. Said nobody ever. Soothe me, oh wise ones. Tell me this stage does not last very long. How long does it last exactly? It is a stage though, right? Tell me it’s not going to stay like this forever and I’m not raising a whiner, that they all do it. Because he mightn’t make it! I am not covering myself in parenting glory these days. I wholeheartedly admit that I find ...