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Baby Registry 101: Momma Care

Welcome to the first edition of our Baby Registry Series. We’ll be discussing must-haves for your baby. Just click on the any photo here for more details on the product and to add it to your Mumspring Registry. Hours after having my baby, I still had a bump…why? I found out that after 9 months…

How to potty train your child

So it’s time! Errm…how do you even know for sure?       It probably seems like just yesterday that you changed your toddler’s first diaper, and now you’re wondering if it’s time to start potty training. There’s no magic age at which children are ready to start learning how to use the potty, but…

How to discover your child’s talent

Remember growing up, if you don’t come first in class you were in trouble. Your parents would ask questions like “Does that girl/boy have two heads?” Growing up, we were labeled using terms that indicated how “dumb” or “smart” and most our parents believed this because it was from schools. Schools’ main source of evaluation…

Essential Nutrients For Your Baby’s Growth

ZINC Why your baby needs it Besides having a positive effect on cognition and development, zinc’s primary roles are to maintain immune function and  helping to heal and repair scratches or wounds. Its various other functions include helping the body use carbohydrates, proteins and other nutrients in foods.   Daily requirement Formula meets needs through age…

Your guide to picking the right car seat

  Why do you even need a child safety seat? Because it’s an essential part of car safety. Child seats save lives. Strapping a baby properly reduces risks in car accidents. Buying and installing a car seat can seem overwhelming. When you wander down the aisles of your local baby store, the sheer number and…

Why you need a travel cot

What is a travel cot? A travel cot is a collapsible cot that can be folded down, stored in a bag and taken on holiday or packed in the car. Most travel cots have a plastic or metal frame and mesh sides, and come with a lightly padded mattress. Some have wheels or castors. A…

Common Breastfeeding Challenges and Solutions

Breastfeeding can be hard at times, especially in the early days. But remember that you are not alone.  And while many women are faced with one or more of the challenges listed here, many women do not struggle at all. Also, many women may have certain problems with one baby that they don’t have with…

Milk Storage Requirements

Many mothers find it convenient or even necessary to collect their breastmilk and store it to be used at a later time.  Such is the case for mothers who are returning to work or school or for mothers who may need to be separated from their infants.  The guidelines offered below may answer the many…

Choose The Breast Pump That Suits You

Now you’ve figured out what you really need in a breast pump. The next step is to make a choice, based on the features that you want it to have and what works for your pocket. We’ve made a pick of the best breast pumps that work for every type of mum and every budget….

What you really need in a breast pump

The function of the breast pump is as simple as it’s name right? It helps nursing mum pump breast milk into a storage bottle. Well…maybe. Especially if you’ve figured out if you want a manual or electric, double or single. Sounds like a lot of work right? We thought so too, that’s why we decided…