Mama Musings

Got a catnapper? Same here

Got a catnapping baby? Same here

I've always wondered why other babies can nap for longer than 40 minutes, yet my babies can't since birth.

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What to do when you're late to the Coronavirus stockpiling party

What to do when you're late to the Coronavirus stockpiling party

If you've been to the supermarkets and finding no luck with the everyday essentials, try these eco-friendly alternatives below. 

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Dream feeding: How I gently phased out baby's 2AM night feed

Dream feeding: How I gently phased out baby's 2AM night feed

I started to dream feed my #2 at 11pm with the intention of gently phasing out her 2am feeds. 

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My baby is not satisfied after breastfeeding

My baby is not satisfied after breastfeeding!

With baby #2, one of the most frustrating things for me was that my newborn was mostly unsatisfied after our 1 hour breastfeeding session.

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Easy and gentle exercise post C-section that is good for you

Easy and gentle exercise for postpartum mamas

Postpartum mamas, as your baby grows bigger and heavier, you may feel weak at your core when you need to lift your baby or stroller in and out of the car. It's time to start strengthening our deep core muscles with these easy exercises.

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Which bottle steriliser should I get?

Which bottle steriliser should I get?

If you're a new mama thinking of bottle-feeding, choosing the right steriliser is important to make things more time-efficient for you. 

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3 postpartum body changes that you can't ignore

3 Postpartum body changes that you can't ignore

"Why do you still look like you're 5 months pregnant?" Here are 3 postpartum body changes that you can't ignore!

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One of my hardest days: 5 week old crying in the evening

One of the hardest days: 5 week old crying in the evening

Week 5 killed me. And it’s humbled me. It's not easy when it happens night after night and you're experiencing it.

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How to avoid nipple confusion when you breastfeed and give formula top ups

How to avoid nipple confusion when you breastfeed and give formula top ups

If you decide to breastfeed and give formula top ups, just be mindful of nipple confusion as babies react differently to a bottle.

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Does power pumping work? I tried it and it worked

Does power pumping work? I tried it and it worked

Low milk supply? Stressing if you have enough milk for baby? Or maybe you're trying to build a freezer stash after 10-12 weeks postpartum? Consider power pumping.

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Regular dish soap vs baby bottle cleanser

Regular dishwashing soap vs Natural baby bottle cleanser⁠

Can I just use my dishwashing soap to wash baby bottles? What's the difference? And what items do I need for bottle-feeding?

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What's in my diaper bag for 2 babies under 2 (newborn edition)

What's in my diaper bag for 2 babies under 2 (newborn edition)

Fast forward 16 months and 2 children later, my diaper bag is on the lighter side compared to before. 

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Refreshing summer drink for breastfeeding moms

Refreshing summer drink for breastfeeding mamas

Lactation summer smoothie recipe that's refreshing and energising for breastfeeding mamas.

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Is my baby hungry or overtired?

Is my baby hungry or overtired?

The most common question on every mama's mind: Is my newborn hungry or overtired? We often think that baby is hungry when they cry but in fact, we may overlook their fullness or tired cues. 

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Can you stop swaddling cold turkey?

Can you stop swaddling cold turkey?

In hot summer nights, parents may have no choice but to stop swaddling as it gets too hot for baby to sleep. So, how do you stop swaddling cold turkey?

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Step-by-step guide to travelling overseas with a baby

Step-by-step guide to travelling overseas with a baby

I was a first-time mum, feeling anxious and I needed a step-by-step guide to travelling overseas with a baby.

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Can I take my 2 month old baby to the beach?

Can I take my 2 month old to the beach?

The question on every new mama's mind: Should I take my young baby to the beach? Should I even bother?

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Top summer activities with young babies

Top summer activities with your young baby

It's almost summer, if you have a young baby, check out these cheap and fun family activities.

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Swaddling in hot weather

Swaddling in hot weather

Australian summers are getting hotter. And the question is, should we still swaddle our babies to sleep?

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Green Christmas gifts

Green Christmas gifts for babies under $50

Mamas and Papas, we've put together a guide on sustainable Christmas gifts under $50 for babies. Here are our favourites.

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Busy mom guide: 3 Eco-friendly parenting ways to save money

Busy mom guide: 3 Eco-friendly parenting ways to save money

It's not all about reusable nappies when it comes to eco-friendly parenting. Busy mamas, try these 3 simple ways to start saving money and the planet.

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Breastfeeding Moms: Supermarket snacks to boost milk supply

Breastfeeding Moms: Supermarket snacks to boost milk supply

These are my favourite snacks when I'm breastfeeding, and they're available in major supermarkets like Woolies and Coles. 

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Sample breastfeeding and pumping schedule for newborns

Sample breastfeeding and pumping schedule for newborns

For mamas who are pumping on top of nursing to feed your newborn, check out my sample schedule on how to coordinate both pumping and breastfeeding.

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7 facts about pregnancy and c-section that people don't talk about

7 facts about pregnancy and c-section that people don't talk about

“I wasn't prepared for my husband to feel weird having sex with his pregnant wife...”

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