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#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: BOTTLE FEEDING AND PRAISING THE EFFORT

Abigail Gerrard

#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: BOTTLE FEEDING AND PRAISING THE EFFORT

We have been lucky enough to have the very lovely Janey Carey from Mummy Buddy (www.mummybuddy.org.uk) and Lydia Mansi (www.lydiamansi.com) feature on our #payparenthoodforward a little while back. Janey shares some super helpful tips both on giving babies medication and bottle feeding and Lydia has an important parenting philosophy  that was passed down from her own parents.  Janey \   Hi, I'm Janey. I recently set up the Mummy Buddy Programme, connecting first time pregnant women with a dedicated, friendly, local new mum to support them during their transition into motherhood.  I live in West London with my husband Kieran...

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#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: LAVENDER, WHITE NOISE AND MUSLIN CLOTHS

Abigail Gerrard

#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: LAVENDER, WHITE NOISE AND MUSLIN CLOTHS

So for this #payparenthoodforward we were lucky enough to feature the creative duo behind Luna Creates (www.lunacreates.co.uk), the wonderful Lucy Chalmers and Gina Manns, as well as the UK Blog Award 2018 nominated blogger Claire Ferguson aka Cailyn's Mummy (www.cailynsmummy.com). The Luna creates team share the benefits of lavender oil and white noise in their tips, while Claire gives her tip on how to always be prepared, which was passed down to her from her own mother.  Lucy and Gina  We are very excited to take part in #payparenthoodforward for the amazing Gerrard & Grace. Our names are Lucy &...

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The Gerrard & Grace Christmas Edit

Abigail Gerrard

The Gerrard & Grace Christmas Edit

So with just a week (give or take a day or two) left until many small businesses' last shipping day (19th/20th December to guarantee delivery before the day) we wanted to offer up our very own Christmas edit. At Gerrard & Grace we are all about creating super thoughtful yet practical gift boxes. We think our boxes would make the perfect Christmas present for any parent-to-be or new baby this Christmas. However, we love thoughtful gift boxes no matter who they are for. That's why we have created a Christmas edit for just that - making thoughtful gift boxes for...

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The Seven Laws of the Newborn

Abigail Gerrard baby humour newborn parent parenting parenting advice

The Seven Laws of the Newborn

So having had our second baby six months ago I have come to realise that some newborn traits are universal. Our two little ones couldn’t be more different in temperament and yet in those early months they shared many a common habit. I have dubbed these “The 7 Laws of the Newborn”. First Law: Their favourite place to poo is in a fresh nappy. You think to yourself “Ooh, I wonder if they need a change?” and so you diligently change their little bottom with a coo and give a running commentary on their “bot, bot” only to hear (or...

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#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: BABY BATHING AND LESS WASHING

Abigail Gerrard

#PAYPARENTHOODFORWARD: BABY BATHING AND LESS WASHING

 So this is our very first #payparenthoodforward feature on our blog. The format is simple. Parents share a ‘Love’ and ‘Loathe’ of parenting and a #payparenthoodforward tip. It’s Brad and Jenny’s turn this week on #payparenthood forward. Brad is co-founder of Gerrard & Grace and shares a useful tip give to him by his mother in law. Jenny is a London mama who shares trick to cut down on the washing. Hi, I’m Brad, co-founder of Gerrard & Grace, finance journalist and fledgling blogger for @thefmlyman. I live in London with my wife Abi and our two girls, one non-stop...

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