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Monday, 7 March 2016  |  Admin
What you really need in the early days of having a baby

It's your first baby and you are probably super excited and super anxious in equal measure. Once you start baby shopping it can become a little overwhelming with so many cleverly marketed items telling you they are 'must have'l but will more likely be gathering dust in months time.So we've compiled a list of items available from Earthmother that we think are essential for a healthy and comfortable start for you and your baby. And we've also listed some items we don't stock but you can find easily elsewhere.

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Monday, 1 February 2016  |  Admin
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Thursday, 5 November 2015  |  Admin

We recently had the pleasure of meeting lactation consultant and mum of 4, Mairead Murphy, so we asked her to write a little about what she does.

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Thursday, 8 October 2015  |  Admin
7 fantastic benefits of baby carriers and slings
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Thursday, 1 October 2015  |  Admin
My Breastfeeding Journey with my Three Little Nurslings

It’s National Breastfeeding Week in Ireland, a week to promote the wonder and joy of breastfeeding. So I thought I would share my own breastfeeding journey with you.

I have 3 children, all happily breastfed from birth to 12 + months. When I had my first baby, I was clueless. If it wasn’t for a beautiful, gentle, young Italian midwife who supported me in Holles St during my 5 day stay after a c section, I don’t know if I would have taken to it so well. She showed me the best positions to feed in (I liked lying on my side with him facing me best) and reassured me that he was feeding well. Thankfully Conall fed easily from day 1, he’d feed for ages, at least 40 minutes a go and would happily sleep, feed, sleep and feed. Until week 3 when he started screaming constantly and I didn’t know what to do – was he hungry, was he windy, was he tired? I was completely overwhelmed and it happened to coincide with my mother and father in law coming to stay with us and seeing way too many flashes of boob for my liking! It was a low point. But I went with it and let him feed all the time and we got through it and back into a bit of a routine within a few days. Looking back it was an obvious growth spurt which I hadn’t learnt about yet…there’s so much to learn! I never got mastitis or cracked nipples but I did get sore boobs sometimes and I found the best way to deal with that was massaging the lump towards the middle in a hot shower. 

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Saturday, 12 September 2015  |  Admin

First aid tips to prevent infant choking and child choking, burns and scalds treatments and meningitis symptoms

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Thursday, 6 August 2015  |  Admin

Basically the way I see my work is that I help the family ease into the transition of parenthood. Finding their new ‘normal’ or balance. Each family I work with is unique and I tailor my services to their specific needs and desires. I adore babies! Always have, always will :)

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Thursday, 9 July 2015  |  Admin

Chronic inflammatory conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders are on the rise – but with a few simple dietary changes, you can help your baby avoid them.

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Friday, 3 July 2015  |  Admin

Our mission is straightforward - to provide parents and their children with the best natural eco-friendly products. We sell the highest quality products for mothers and babies without any hidden, harmful chemicals. We have tried and tested many products as our family has grown and we are happy to be able to share the best and most trusted here.

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