Recent Posts by Pinky McKay IBCLC

“But You’re Doing It All Wrong…”

Do other people’s comments have you thinking that you are ‘doing it wrong’ raising your baby? Pinky McKay offers some wise advice if you feel like you’re ‘doing it all wrong’. Read More

Smacking: To Smack or Not To Smack?

To smack or not to smack – a controversial topic in anyone’s language. Here’s some thoughts from BellyBelly’s Parenting Expert, Pinky McKay, as well as member experiences and thoughts about smacking. Read More

Surviving the In-Laws After You Have a Baby

Is your mother-in-law really going out of her way to needle you or could she actually be trying to impart some well-meant (although mis-guided) information? Pinky McKay gives us some great advice on surviving the in-laws. Read More

Frustrated At The Mess? Why You Should Re-Think Playtime Mess…

Mess – it’s got to be near the top of the list of parent’s frustrations! However here are some important reasons to de-stress over your children’s mess. Find out what they are, as well as some guidelines on violent toys. Read More

Discipline And Your Toddler: 9 Effective Tips for Toddlers

Toddlers learn limits by testing them. It is normal for toddlers to assert their developing independence by saying ‘no’ or ‘escaping’. Now is the time to gently lay the foundations of discipline. Read More

Feeding Your Baby – Is It Taking Too Much Time?

Before buying into feeding routines for your baby, there are real risks which are important to consider. Read on for some great advice for both breastfed and bottlefed babies. Read More

The Mummy Margarita – How You Fall In Love With Your Baby

Have you had a Mummy Margarita? It takes you to the place where all that routine and structure you thought about during pregnancy will be thrown out the window. Read More

Co-Sleeping With Baby: Is It A Part Of Bonding?

Is co-sleeping part of mother-baby bonding? Find out lots of great information about co-sleeping - the science behind it, as well as safe co-sleeping tips. Read More

Babymoon – What Is a Babymoon and Why Should You Plan One?

Babymoons should be compulsory for every new mother! Stay in your pyjamas for two weeks new mammas – the ‘babymoon’ helps with recovery and establishing bonding with your baby. Read More

Do Cuddles Make Babies Smarter?

When your competence as a mother comes under scrutiny, it’s easy for doubts to creep in that you just might be ‘giving in’ to your baby or that she really is a little rascal plotting to wrap you around her proverbial little finger. Find out why you should listen to your instincts and cuddle your baby. Read More

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