The Lowdown On Babywearing

The Lowdown On Babywearing

The practise of wearing babies has been done throughout the ages and across cultures. It’s a beautiful, natural way to create a deeper bond and give your baby the care they need by being close to them and still being up and about.

 

I started babywearing pretty early on, when my little one was only a few weeks old and I took her on walks with me. In the first few months, she would almost always fall asleep while I was wearing her. She also didn’t like being left lying down even if I was still in the same room, so sometimes the only way I could get anything done around the house was if I was wearing her. 

May 21, 2022 — Irena De Filippou
My Baby & I: Our COVID-19 Experience

My Baby & I: Our COVID-19 Experience

It’s been 2 years since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. We’ve been through multiple lockdowns. Fear and uncertainty has become an unfortunate norm, especially for those of us who are of the vulnerable population, or with loved ones who are. I was pregnant in 2020 and gave birth mid-2021 so I was constantly worrying about getting sick, and then worrying about my newborn getting sick. After 2 years of making sure we took the best precautions, and with the disease getting closer and closer to us, I started feeling like I was playing dodgeball with COVID-19. I also started feeling like it was only a matter of time before we did get it.

And then it happened.

March 24, 2022 — Irena De Filippou
8 Ways To Keep Your Baby Safe From Other People's Germs

8 Ways To Keep Your Baby Safe From Other People's Germs

“Please don’t touch my baby!” I said loudly.

The woman threw me a dirty look as if I was the one who had committed a grievous offence, not her. Maybe she thought I was being racist? I made a face. “There’s a pandemic going on, hello?!”

Her face changed. She dropped her hand and walked off without a word.

 

The Do’s & Don’ts When Visiting a New Baby

The Do’s & Don’ts When Visiting a New Baby

Born into a big family, I was always comfortable and looked forward to family gatherings. Therefore naturally, I didn’t put much thought into how early I wanted company around after giving birth. I completely disregarded how uncomfortable, how tired, how “ugly” I might be and how exhausting it is to be present for others when really you just want your own space.
The Double Standards of “Daddy Privilege” – Momsplained.

The Double Standards of “Daddy Privilege” – Momsplained.

Let me momsplain something here, “daddy privilege” is a term to describe the double standard that exists in parenting – praising dad for doing expected/normal duties. Is it new? No. But it is getting called out with more and more moms and dads (you go dads!) coming forward with the disgusting truth of how our society upholds such low standards for dads while expecting greatness from moms.

 

How To Prepare For A C-Section: Before, During & After

How To Prepare For A C-Section: Before, During & After

As a first-time mother, I naturally wanted to be as prepared as I could. I read all kinds of articles, attended webinars, spoke to other mothers, and eventually got to a point where I felt confident in visualising the ‘perfect’ birth. So when I found out at 34 weeks that my baby was breech and I was asked to consider a C-Section if she didn’t turn, I was more than a little thrown.

February 20, 2022 — Irena De Filippou