Parents & Co Blog

  • Sleep Support for Parents

    Sleep Support for Parents

    A Testimonial from a Sleep Deprived Mum As first time parents you get lots of unhelpful advice, especially when you have a problem. Our problem was that we hadn't had a full night's sleep for 20 months and the cracks were really showing! Our daughter would need cuddling to sleep and would wake up every night, at least once, for around 2 whole hours. Lots of people told me to let her cry herself to sleep, but that felt wrong to me, it hurt me to even think about it,so we carried on cuddling her to sleep and hoped one day she'd sleep through the night by herself. My husband has a demanding job and I am pregnant again and looking after an active toddler, we started to feel like we weren't fulfilling our roles properly, like exhaustion had become part of our personalities and we were totally different people. We were unhappy, stressed and parenting became harder and harder. The disturbed sleep must have been having the same effect on our daughter. Karen was recommended to me
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  • Essential Tips - Baby Sleep

    Essential Tips - Baby Sleep

    Life as new parents feels like an endless blur of feeding, changing, crying and more crying! Sleep deprivation kicks in! Help is at hand with tips and one to one baby sleep support for parents with new baby.
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  • Tongue Tie

    Tongue Tie

    It seems the numbers of babies born with tongue-tie is on the rise, or are we just more aware of this condition now? If there was an issue years ago what normally happened was babies were given a bottle, but now mothers are being encouraged to breastfeed.
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  • Parent's & Co Christmas Event

    Parent's & Co Christmas Event

    Christmas event hosted by Parents and Co at the Kings Stag on Wednesday 14th December 2016 for mums and babies, with refreshments and pampering activities.
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  • Premature Mum - An Emotional Journey

    Premature Mum - An Emotional Journey

    The reflections of a premature mum and her emotional recounting of her journey, its trials and tribulations, and eventual joy in having her premature twin boys
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  • How did my little boy grow up so fast!

    How did my little boy grow up so fast!

    How did my son grow up so fast reflects on the journey of motherhood and letting go when the time comes.
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  • Parenthood is the hardest job in the world?

    Parenthood is the hardest job in the world?

    Parenthood is the hardest job. It's relentless, unpredictable, overwhelming, fantastic, exhausting! Everything that people tell you and more. I don't honestly think anything can prepare you for what it's really like in the early weeks of being new parents.
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  • Surviving Christmas with a baby!

    Surviving Christmas with a baby!

    The excitement of your new baby combined with the sentiment of Christmas often brings huge stress!!! Everyone wants some time with your baby including you!! Your parents invite you to stay over at their house, don’t worry about packing they’ve set up a nursery; your husbands family want to see baby too so you compromise and say you will spend Boxing day with them, they live a 100 miles away!!
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  • The Cobbled Kitchen

    The Cobbled Kitchen

    I’m a mother of two boys in my mid-40s who decided 2 years ago that I could no longer be a secondary school teacher as well as a mum! And so, it came to a “now or never” moment to pursue the idea of being self-employed and doing what I love – cooking and teaching.
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