February 08, 2017
Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year – but it can feel anything but when you’re a new mother. Where this special day used to be about last-minute city breaks, luxurious gifts and plenty of quality time for couples, when there’s a new baby around, it can be dominated by sleep-deprivation and nappy changing.
Babies are a beautiful addition to the family, and they can create a sense of deeper love and appreciation between couples – but they’re not always compatible with all-out romance and passion! Nevertheless, all new mums deserve to be thoroughly spoiled on Valentine’s Day – if not in the way they are used to.
Take a look at these wonderful ideas to help make a new mother’s first Valentine’s Day special and memorable.
If you’re not already hiring the services of a nanny, why not try bringing in a qualified babysitter, or drafting in a family member or friend to take care of your little one, it’s important to have some quality time with your partner anyway so why not make time on Valentine’s Day.
Many new mums spend a lot of time at home with their new arrival, so a night out can be just what they need to up the romance factor. Even having just a few hours away from nappies and bottles can provide some essential bonding time for new parents.
A romantic Valentine’s Day gesture doesn’t necessarily mean getting all dressed up and going out. What better way to show a new mother how much you love her than bringing in professionals to pamper her in her own home? Mobile beauty therapists will often offer special Valentine’s packages, including facials, manicures and pedicures. You could even get a couple’s massage! Best of all, the little one will never be far away.
Many new mothers feel anxious if they’re away from their little one for too long – especially if they are still very young. Why not dine in, so that the new addition is never more than a few metres away?
You could hire in a chef to cook up something of restaurant-quality, or you could cook up a storm in the kitchen together, making your favourite meal from scratch. If you can persuade a friend or family member to look after your little one in another part of the house, you’ll be able to truly relax and enjoy the experience.
In the first few months of a baby’s life, it can feel like their mother’s world is taken over by non-stop feeds, pushchairs, nappy changing and breast pumps – and while no mother would ever complain, it’s normal for them to crave a special treat or a gift that’s more about luxury than practicality. Indulge the new mother with a beautiful leather handbag, a stunning piece of jewellery or a pair of shoes they’re sure to love.
Roses and chocolates never fail when it comes to making a woman feel special and appreciated.
December 11, 2018
If the festive season didn’t feel exciting and filled with wonder already, along comes your little one and gives you a fresh perspective on what the Christmas season truly means.
Making that first Christmas special can feel overwhelming, you want everything to be picture perfect but you know they’re not going to remember all the fuss.
Gift giving for your newborn is the easy part, after all, you want to spoil them. But we’ve listed below some thoughtful first Christmas presents that will last well beyond this Christmas and go on to be treasured keepsakes in their lives.
November 27, 2018
It’s true what they say - children are the ones that make Christmas special.
With festivities fast approaching, you may be getting overwhelmed in the planning of your baby’s first Christmas. And that’s completely understandable.
After all, as parents, we want to make it perfect for them and create memories that can be looked on in many years to come.
Although your little one will not remember their first Christmas, traditions are a great thing to begin to establish during Christmas, as they can continue year-after-year, and become something that your child cherishes about the festive season when they are older.
To help inspire you, we’ve listed some of the thoughtful traditions you can begin to help your baby’s first Christmas to be magical, in the hope they will last far longer than the real fir tree.
November 13, 2018
As parents, we want to be able to capture all those special moments of our little one's lives. But when you’re not a professional photographer, sometimes capturing those picture perfect moments can be frustrating.
As famous photographer WC Fields once said - “never work with animals or children.”
And when you’re a parent you can understand why. Not only because your model is often a wiggle bum, but also because the lighting might not be great, or you’ve realised you can see the giant pile of ironing in the background.
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