One of the most wonderful times in your life is when you become a new mother. And the fourth trimester is a time when you should be enjoying your cosy bundle of joy. But very often the experience is much darker because acting like a 24-hour life support machine can easily make your mood plummet. So the start to motherhood is often a huge struggle.
Not only do you pass nutrition to your newborn through breastfeeding, but your own state also affects your baby, whether you are breastfeeding or not. As a new mum, you may be tempted to pay more attention to your baby’s wellbeing than your own, but the two are fundamentally connected. Eating good nutritious food is good for you and good for your baby.
Have you had a child off school with an illness already this term? Are you kids more cranky than normal? The winter can be tough for even the most robust kids. Dark mornings, cold and wet days with no chance to play in the garden after school can run most children down. Here are some great tips to keep your kids happy and healthy during the dark and gloomy winter months until the spring kicks in.
If your child has had a sudden regression in development or a reduction in cognitive skills then it is important to establish whether this could be due to the environment. Lead toxicity is one of the key causes of poor performance and learning difficulties, and is more common than you might think. It is important to find out whether there’s any risk that your children might be exposed to lead, especially if you live in an older home.