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CMPA, Recipe

Recipe // Dairy & Soya-Free Victoria Sandwich Cake

With H-Bear suffering from Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA), and also a soya allergy, finding sweet treats that he can eat can be a challenge. He’s recently realised that cake exists, and as been rather envious of us while we’ve tucked into cupcakes and such like. We’ve tried a few different alternative recipes for cake (including a rather disastrous beetroot chocolate cake!) but none of them have tasted quite right. So when the lovely folk at Flora got in touch and  ...

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H-Bear Updates

H-Bear // The Milk Ladder, Attempt #1

We’ve been debating starting H-Bear on the Milk Ladder since he turned one in June. He has a Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) as well as having a soya allergy, so for a family of utter cheese heads this is a whole new world for us! He was first diagnosed by the sleep consultants we were working with during the Bubbaroo sleep campaign when he was a newborn. Initially I felt quite angered by their suspected diagnosis (this Mama loves her cheese), and vehemently denied that I  ...

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Motherhood

Motherhood // The Dummy Quandary

When I found out I was pregnant with Busby back in 2012, I had a very long list of things I thought I would never do as a parent. A large number of items on said list went out of the window as soon as she entered the world, but there was one thing I was absolutely resolute about not giving into – and that was giving her a dummy. As it transpired, she never needed one anyway, and she was never a thumbsucker either; Flopsy Bunny is where she gets her comfort. But then H-Bear arrived.

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Baby, Indy, Reflux

Parenting // My baby is healing

The past nineteen weeks of our lives have probably been some of the most difficult we have ever endured. There have been days where I’ve considered walking out and leaving because I couldn’t handle anymore screaming and crying from my newborn. There have been even darker days where I’ve felt as though I’ve been having a full-on breakdown; shuffling around the house like a zombie on only 2 hours sleep, tear stains streaking my face, wishing I could just escape by any  ...

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