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Our 2 most used baby products of Ava’s first year

Jul 23, 2018
ust a Mamma Best baby products

I’m still getting use to saying this but, our baby is ONE! I can’t help reminiscing about the past 12 months… It’s been magical, emotional, amazing and hard – all at once. Sharing our journey with YOU has been a new experience and so unexpectedly wonderful. We have also come across so many fantastic new brands and baby products. Ones that made Ava’s first year a lot easier. The 2 most used baby products (except diapers and wet wipes) in…

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3 Easy ways to document baby’s first year

Jul 20, 2018
Just a Mamma Keeping track of baby's 1st year

We are all part of the visual era and with so many #instagood and Pinterest perfect ideas on how to document baby’s first year in the prettiest and most unique way it’s super easy to get carried away. This 3rd time around I certainly did… With Eliana I just took a photo every month. With Lia I used a blackboard and monthly stickers. I still love her photo series (see it here), but storing the massive blackboard for a year…

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Turning 1: Celebrating with a Cake Smash and giveaway

Jul 5, 2018
Just a Mamma Babys 1st birthday

And just like that our baby girl is 1. It’s been a year like no other and I am overwhelmed by the thought of already having spent 365 days with our Ava. It’s strange how, the more kids we have, the more appreciative I become of every second I get to spend with each of them. Of course there’s also just something extra special about a 1st birthday… So, why not celebrate it with a cake smash? Unique in every…

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Preparing Homemade Baby Food: Baby food Appliance Review

Apr 30, 2018
Preparing Homemade Baby food: mommy and baby

As promised, the follow up post to #MOMMING101: INTRODUCING SOLIDS. And today’s all about preparing homemade baby food. Baking, roasting, boiling… There are loads of cooking methods yet steaming has stayed the number one choice when it comes to preparing baby food, locking in most nutrients. This being said, some foods are definitely more flavourful when baked so don’t forget to give alternative cooking methods a go as well. Consuming raw foods are also a healthy option as long as the…

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#momming101: Introducing solids. Everything about baby’s 1st year!

Apr 23, 2018
JustaMamma Introduction to solids Babys first food

Let’s talk solids. What a fun new adventure! But… Different opinions on when to start weaning, how to go about it, which food to introduce first, how to prepare it all and how to prevent allergies; leave most moms overwhelmed and unsure. For us starting solids has always been a fun, positive experience and I’m happy to say we have 3 fuss-free, healthy eaters. So, I’m sharing how we approach solids. Everything from preparing that 1st purée all the way…

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#Momming101: Baby sleep essentials and establishing a good bedtime routine.

Mar 6, 2018
JustaMamma Baby and toddler Sleeping essential and bedtime routine

Getting a full night’s sleep and establishing a good bedtime routine for baby seems to be the holy grail of parenting… It’s probably one of the most asked (and most bragged about) baby milestones parents need to deal with. If you were blessed with a good sleeper you’re deemed a winner but if your little one prefers late nights, midnight milkshakes or break of dawn wake-up calls… The advice starts pilling up, experts need to be consulted and sleep training…

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#Mombodsunited: Mommy and Baby Workout

Feb 7, 2018
JustaMamma Mommy and Baby Fitness lunge

Okay mama, so you had your baby and love your cute, little bundle of joy. You’ve made it through the 1st couple of weeks and you’re getting use to your “new life”. Now it’s time to start taking care of yourself again too… More specifically, it’s time to get back into shape! For a fortunate few (usually those young mamas in their 20’s), this just happens but if you’re like me, you’ll need to put in some effort to feel…

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Weaning Sense : Making food FUN for everyone!

Jan 31, 2018

Deciding to start solids isn’t easy. With so many contradictory opinions regarding exclusive breastfeeding and allergy prevention, taking this 1st step towards the food isle can be daunting. About a month ago we took that step… After a lot of back and forth but we finally decided to start! With our older girls we went more “traditional”. Breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months but Ava was ready and eager to eat at 5 months. With the help of the Weaning Sense…

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First Aid Kit essentials by Survival CPR

Jan 23, 2018

At the end of last year I had the pleasure of attending a CPR and First Aid course by Survival CPR. It was incredible and I was blown away by how much I learnt in one Saturday (and not even a full day; 9am to 3pm). For the 1st time ever, I am now confident (and certified) to give CPR to a baby, child or adult in need and I also know how to treat minor wounds and trauma and…

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xoxo baby bath time cuteness!

Jan 22, 2018

One of the cutest gift we got when Ava was born was something practical too… A hooded towel. I know, I know, it’s something so ordinary and something everyone has but the Hip Hop Hooray bunny towel from XOXO Baby really is something special. Firstly, the size. Bigger than most hooded towels you’re sure to cuddle baby well into the toddler years wrapped up in their xoxo baby towel. The quality is also fantastic! Made with thick, highly absorbent 100% cotton towelling…

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