Secrets of the Golden Hour of Birth
The “golden hour” or “Enchantment hour*”, refers to the first hour (or hours) following birth where both mother and baby adjust to their early postpartum state and forge bonds/ imprint on one another and discover their new selves. This journey from the last moments of labour and birth until the new mother and child are…
To expecting mothers everywhere. 5 reasons to consider ignoring every baby sleep book on the market.
1. There is no magic solution to babies waking. Definitely not one that you can only access for $30 in your local book store. Trust me. if there was a magic solution parents everywhere would be shouting it from the roof tops. 2. Many parenting books make you feel like a failure. It is classic…
Breastfeeding during the first week – an overview
So, Breastfeeding is rarely like it seems in the hallmark cards.Understanding what is “normal” can give you some great insight into the behaviour to expect from your your baby, and how that changes (so quickly!!) over the first week. Each day is a new adventure when you are learning how to breastfeed and infant.You might…
Shifra’s first bath (a family experience)
Shifra was approximately 2 weeks when she had her first bath. A few notes on the video below: 1. The bath is in the kitchen sink. clean, easy to fill and empty, and with a good height bench to work with 2. bath water is lovely and warm. warm enough for anyone to comfortably bathe…
The imperfect mum and the art of wabi-sabi.
From what I understand (and I can’t make this clear enough – I am absolutely not an expert in Japanese culture or language) this process is aligned with the concept of Wabi Sabi- or perfect imperfections. Essentially treating breakage and repair as an important element of the object’s history and journey instead of something that…
When your newborn is deeply asleep – A Haiku
That moment when your baby is finally deeply asleep. And you are suddenly panicked that they are sleeping too deeply.