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Top tips for sucessfull breastfeeding →

Top tips for sucessfull breastfeeding

Women often spend so much time reading books preparing for birth but little time getting ready for breastfeeding. If you think about it we spend a few hours in labor but maybe months breastfeeding. Read this post to help get the best start and join us for the Breastfeeding workshop linked at the top of this post.

To help you along the way we have prepared helpful hints.

Here’s the tips

Whilst some women find breastfeeding straightforward, the vast majority of us may have some form of struggle.… Read more

Posted on August 16, 2013

Keeping cool: Tips for kids & babies →

Keeping cool: Tips for kids & babies Temperature control

Given the weather we are currently experiencing let’s talk temperature control in regard to keeping your children cool in hot temperatures.  If you want more advice about this or any other child safety issues, I’m running an introduction to Paediatric First Aid on August 14th and 21st. (And it’s run over 2 mornings to give you extra time to absorb all the information.

Normal body temperature is 36 º to 37 º Celsius (or about 96.8 º to 98.6 º Fahrenheit); You are considered feverish if oral temperature is above 100º F (37.8 C).… Read more

Posted on July 30, 2013

Is Your Baby Windy? →

Is Your Baby Windy?

To greatly enhance the early bonding relationship between parents/ caregivers and their Infant babies use gentle, tactile stimulation along with loving verbal communication. Strokes can be either stimulating or relaxing, depending on your baby’s needs and developmental level.

For tips on how to help infants with colic and understand what to expect from infant massage classes watch the video below.  Join us for one of our lovely baby massage courses to greatly improve your babies digestion.… Read more

Posted on July 23, 2013

Stretch it! The benefits of stretching as part of your exercise routine →

Stretch it! The benefits of stretching as part of your exercise routine

As you age, your muscles tighten and range of motion in the joints can be minimised. This can put a damper on active lifestyles and even hinder day-to-day, normal motions.

Tasks that used to be simple, such as zipping up a dress or reaching for a can off of the top shelf, now become extremely difficult. A regular stretching programme can help lengthen your muscles and make daily living activities easier.… Read more

Posted on June 28, 2013

What To Look Out For In Babies →

What To Look Out For In Babies Pediatric Assessment

This post discusses development issues that can be linked with child birth. If you have concerns about the development of your baby – I offer pediatric assessments at the clinic.  If you’d like more information or would like to book a free assessment; contact us on 01 677 9859 of email info@the-elbowroom.com.

Birth can be a stressful experience for baby as well as mum.  The bones in their head actually over-lap to allow the exit from the birth canal.  … Read more

Posted on June 20, 2013