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Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips from a GeoBaby Mum Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips from a GeoBaby Mum

on Friday, 25 July 2014. Posted in Baby Basics, Life With Baby

A GeoBaby Mum shares her tried-and-true tips on how to breastfeed with new mums.

We’ve all been there: we put our babies to our breasts but… nothing. Or it's something not quite what we were hoping for. For a first-time mum, it’s natural to get frustrated when breastfeeding doesn’t work out, or your baby refuses to suck for more than a couple of minutes, or your supply seems like it’s completely dried up.


Giving you Permission to Be the Parent! Giving you Permission to Be the Parent!

on Tuesday, 02 April 2013. Posted in Baby Basics, Life With Baby

Need a few parenting tips to make your life easier? Meeting the needs of both yourself and your child can be tricky. Baby sleep consultant Natalie Ebrill shares her advice on how to be a smart, effective parent.

Starting to feel overwhelmed by your child? Babies quickly become stronger and smarter, and learn how to get what they want from doting parents. Read on to gain greater control over your young one, and be the parent that your child needs!

Getting Ready for Baby - Nursery Furniture Getting Ready for Baby - Nursery Furniture

on Tuesday, 01 September 2015. Posted in Baby Basics, Practical Advice

Planning your new baby’s nursery? Check out our nursery furniture tips to help you make the best decision.

As first time parents, everything about having a baby can seem overwhelming - especially when you are getting advice from friends, siblings, parents, even the cashier at the grocery store seems to be an expert on babies when she sees your baby bump. Here is a comprehensive list of everything you should need for fitting out your new baby's nursery. Some of the items are necessities, while others are simply luxuries.


Breastfeeding: Understanding Breast Engorgement Breastfeeding: Understanding Breast Engorgement

Written by Liz Purnell-Webb on Sunday, 02 August 2015. Posted in Baby Basics

Liz Purnell-Webb from A Mother's Touch tackles engorged breasts

In recent weeks many of my mums have had breast engorgement and have not really understood what it is, so thought I would offer some basic understanding to what is happening and some tips to help.

The Baby Nursery Checklist The Baby Nursery Checklist

on Friday, 12 April 2013. Posted in Baby Basics, Practical Advice

What to buy for baby? Find out with our handy print-out-and-keep list of essential newborn baby items you will need when baby arrives.

When you first discover you’re pregnant, nine months can seem like an eternity until you're holding that tiny bundle of preciousness in your hands. However, with so much to prepare and organise, those nine months will fly by before you know it.

To help you get a head start on preparing for your new baby’s arrival, we enlisted the help of our wonderful GeoMums to compile this handy and practical checklist of baby essentials. The list includes the must-haves as well as nice-to-have items (in italics) that aren’t essential but they do make our lives easier. All you have to do is download and print ladies!

Let’s go shopping!

Stimulating Baby, Naturally Stimulating Baby, Naturally

Written by Annerley HK on Thursday, 31 December 2015. Posted in Baby Basics

Conchita Amende, an experienced UK-registered health visitor, nurse, and midwife from Annerley Midwives, explains how parents can stimulate their babies using the world around them.

We know that the first eight months of baby’s life are prime time for learning but many of us are stumped for ways to stimulate and “play” with a baby. The usual fall back is to invest in some educational toys but the good news is that baby will do very well (if not better) if you use the world around you to help develop baby’s social and sensory skills.


Keeping Healthy Breastfeeding Breasts Keeping Healthy Breastfeeding Breasts

Written by Annerley HK, Hulda Thorey on Monday, 28 July 2014. Posted in Baby Basics, Life With Baby

Hulda Thorey talks about engorged breasts, blocked milk ducts and mastitis

New mums have enough to deal with without worrying about mastitis, a painful infection that develops in blocked milk ducts and is often accompanied by a fever. And because the condition is usually the result of poor breastfeeding technique, it is often new mums who suffer.


Getting Photos Done Professionally Part II: Newborns Getting Photos Done Professionally Part II: Newborns

Written by Soo Jin Kim on Tuesday, 23 September 2014. Posted in Baby Basics

Thinking of arranging a newborn photoshoot for the family album once you welcome your bundle of joy into the world? Allow us to guide you through the process...

While you still have some free time before the big arrival, why not check out some tips on how to organise the photoshoot and make it a memorable family experience? Experienced family photographers Maria Sze and Hazel Chiu share their tips on how to make the most out of your baby’s first ever photoshoot.

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