A blog for mums

Advice about pregnancy and newborns

Hi there! I’m Mary, a nurse, midwife and maternity nurse drawing on over 30 years experience. I also love writing so I thought I’d combine the two and provide you with a one-stop resource for all things Pregnancy, Mom & Baby related!

Expert Guides

Product Advice

Regular Blog Posts

Community of Mums

Expert Guides

Pregnancy & Newborn Advice Categories

What area of pregnancy and being a mum would like to know more about? Choose a category below to find expert guides on a range of topics from infant feeding to post delivery care and much more.

Infant Feeding Guides

Breastfeeding & Bottle Feeding

Guides to help with everything you need to know about infant feeding.

Pregnancy Preparation Guides

Pregnancy & Preparation for Labour

From having a birth plan to learning about pain relief in labour.

Baby Care & Routine

Baby Care & Establishing a Routine

Expert advice on topics like baby bath time, baby routines & more.

Post Delivery Care Guides

Post Delivery Care of Your Baby

Find out more about post delivery mental health & postnatal depression.

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Featured Guides

Here are a few of my most popular and requested guides around preparing for pregnancy and post delivery care. These guides are written from my over 30 years experience as a nurse, midwife and maternity nurse.

The Hospital Bag for Mom and Baby


Pregnancy & Preparation

Infant Feeding Guides

Which Formula is Best for Bottle Feeding


Infant Feeding

Common Breastfeeding Problems


Infant Feeding

Setting a Routine for
Your Baby


Baby Care & Routine

Post Delivery Mental Health Care


Post Delivery Care

Recent Blog Posts

Mary the Baby Whisperer Rant!

Mary the Baby Whisperer Rant!

Introduction    As followers of www.thebabywhisperer.ie and @marythebabywhisperer, you’ll know by now that I’m on a mission to improve the lot of new and expectant families, particularly during the postpartum.  I wholeheartedly believe that women in Ireland receive...

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What baby products to use?

Baby Product Advice & Recommendations

All products I endorse, have been tried and tested by me through interaction with parents and babies in hospitals and postnatal settings.

Mary Hodgins

My Story

Hello there, and welcome to my blog on all things Mom and Baby. You might wonder why I decided to start a venture like this?

With so many years of experience as a mid-wife and maternity nurse I wanted to share my knowledge and help moms on what can be a joyous but sometimes difficult journey.

The aim of this website is to advise, teach and guide parents on what’s recommended in a gentle, supportive and non-judgemental manner.

Every Mom, Dad and Baby is different and a one-size-fits-all approach is just not feasible.