Expectant mums and dads everywhere have tons of questions and concerns about pregnancy, what to expect and the realities of giving birth.
If you find yourself asking these questions, you’re in the right place!

As an expectant parent, it is so important to look after your mental and physical wellbeing – from eating the right foods, doing the right exercise, preparing yourself emotionally, sorting out the baby’s nursery, packing your hospital bag etc… the list feels endless! 

You are embarking on one of the most exciting and terrifying journeys you will probably ever go through! Pregnancy is truly incredible, but the end result is even better! I promise!

Check out our posts below for a little help. At Water Filled Wellies we take the positive parenting approach and look at the wonderful moments as true learning experiences. We have posts on a range of topics covering what to expect after birth as your little one grows from a newborn, to a toddler and into childhood! Exciting isn’t it!?

Pregnancy Posts

what to pack in your hospital bag

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag – Ultimate Check List

Congratulations! If you’re here, it means your little one is soon to arrive and the most exciting adventure of your life is about to begin! But you’re probably wondering ‘what to pack in your hospital bag’. Don’t stress, we’ve got you covered! Your essential hospital bag should consist of the following items: Birth plan Labour

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what is sids

How To Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

What is SIDS? The question “What is SIDS?” and most importantly “How can we prevent SIDS?” are commonly asked and googled amongst concerned parents across the globe. Getting your baby to sleep and stay asleep is not always easy! In fact, if you’re anything like me, this is something that has been a constant up

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baby decisions

Knowing What’s Best For Your Little One – How to Decide

Knowing what’s best for your little one is one of the hardest things to do, and then living with that decision and its consequences brings its own roller coaster of emotions – especially when the decision didn’t pan out the way you’d hoped.  From tummy time, sensory play, breastfeeding, combi-feeding, bottle feeding, dummy / no

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becoming a parent

Becoming A Parent Has Changed Me For The Better

The highs and lows of becoming a parent have changed me for the better. I have refined the skill of patience and become a great deal more empathetic – the impossible a year ago! Many people are concerned about the difficulties of becoming a parent; truth be told, it’s the hardest thing I’ve done to

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The Honest Truth! Expectations Vs Reality Of Giving Birth

Giving birth – Expectations Vs Reality I’m a planner. I love lists. Order. Control… I’m a teacher after all. Needless to say, regardless of my hours of hypnobirthing  preparation, my extensive birthing plan and detailed list of what to have at home for our new arrival, the reality of giving birth was not quite what

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becoming a parent

12 Things To Know About Being A Mum In Year 1

My beautiful baby girl turned one this week (27th July 2020). I can’t quite believe how quickly the time has flown by! The past week has been a jumble of mixed emotions: sadness at her first year coming to an end, pure joy at how much she is flourishing and utter astonishment at the growing

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