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How to survive a long haul flight with a baby

The thought of flying with a baby or children is enough to put many parents off flying. Travelling with a small human can be hard, however it shouldn’t stop you from seeing the world. With a little bit of planning, you can give yourself the best chance of surviving, with your sanity intact at the other end. When Max was 2 months old, I flew from South Africa to New Zealand return.

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Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation, something you cannot prepare yourself for when becoming a new parent. Babies can wake up every 1-2 hours throughout the night, leaving both parents feeling extremely exhausted. When you complain about it people will tell you how you need to sleep train your baby, stimulate your baby more throughout the day so they sleep better at night, co-sleep, don’t co-sleep, let your baby self soothe. If only it was that easy.

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Baby Skincare

Trying to decide what baby skincare products to use for your baby can be overwhelming. When you go to the supermarket or pharmacy you will see countless brands and products. When I shop for baby products I avoid products that contain chemicals, dyes and fragrances, and choose products with natural ingredients as they tend to be more gentle on a baby’s sensitive skin.

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Baby Essentials

One of the most over whelming tasks when you’re expecting, is figuring out what you really need once the baby arrives. There are countless baby products and brands on the market and everyone has a different opinion on what works best for them and their baby.  I thought I'd share a list of products that I couldn’t live without during the first 2 months of having Max.

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Pear, Apple and Kale Salad

Chopped kale, tossed in a maple, mustard, lemon juice and olive oil dressing, topped with sliced apple and pear, quinoa, pecans, goats cheese and dried cranberries. If you are wanting a vibrant salad that is full of nutrients, this is the perfect recipe. The apple and pear help to sweeten the salad, the cranberries add a chewy texture and the kale gives it a crunchy texture.

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Green Smoothie

A Green Smoothie was the first ever recipe to feature on our website in 2012, and they still remain a favourite in our diet. Green smoothies are a fantastic way to eat your vegetables without even realising it.  This Green Smoothie recipe is full of nutrient-dense vegetables, giving you the benefits of filling plant-fibre. Feel free to add in other ingredients such as chia seeds, shredded coconut, banana, nut milk, ginger, mint and berries.

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Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Pulsing raw cauliflower in a food processor transforms it into a rice like dish thats perfect for adding another serving of vegetables into your meal. This recipe is also a great way to use up expiring produce, not to mention a delicious way to enjoy them. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand and any protein choices you enjoy such as chicken, beef, tofu or just extra veggies. 

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