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Designer Jeans

I have a friend who chooses to buy her child designer shirts and jeans. When it comes to shopping for her children, quality, comfort and the visual impression her children will make with their clothes are extremely important to her. While you may scoff, she explained to me that this choice has made her a […]

When your baby is in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

Having a baby in the Neonatal Unit of a hospital can be extremely frightening. There is the worry and anxiety you will feel for your child; the equipment, beeping and language that makes absolutely no sense; the hormonal changes that having a baby can bring, the stress from demands at home. Basically, the experience can […]

Preparing for twins

Though it can be exciting to find out that you are having twins (or triplets, or quadruplets), it is not unusual for the news to knock you for six. It can be a bit overwhelming to know how and where to start preparing. Carrying more than one baby immediately puts your pregnancy into a higher […]

Confessions of a childless paediatrician

Confession: My name is Tamara I’m setting up a new-born childcare agency and I have no children. I’m also a child less paediatrican (but we’ll talk about that later on). I really wish I had a relate-able story about how the challenges I faced with my new-born baby inspired me to set up my new-born […]

AYBU? Parenting internet lingo explained

There is a lot to learn when you are preparing for a new baby. One thing you probably didn’t think you’d have to learn is a whole new language. The parenting internet lingo, though essential to navigating the sites, can be a bit … hmm how shall I put it…. obscure. While you may be […]

Helper Bees Values

Helper Bees was created to help families during one of the most special but trying times of their journey. We appreciate the trust it takes to let someone into your home, care for your children and handle your possessions. We only recruit student nurses, midwives and health visitors from London’s leading nursing schools, or nurses who […]

The Helper Bee Story

Since Helper Bees isn’t your ordinary babysitting agency, I thought it would be good to start with explaining what we do and how it a came about. I love babies! I guess this is obvious given that I am children’s doctor after all, but really this is important to the story, so stay with me… […]

Welcome

Welcome to the Helper Bees blog. In the 18 months since this business was conceived, I have had tons and tons of support from parents, grandparents, and friends of new-born babies all over the country. You’ve helped shape and build a service that is bringing smiles to exhausted parents all over the UK! And so […]

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