Useful links

Have a browse through some of our recommended groups

Colchester Based groups

Sling Swing and Beanie Boppers Colchester

Sling Swing is a fun, gentle dance and movement class for parents and their babies in slings.

Beanie Boppers is a movement to music class for walkers under 5 years

Little Love Hearts

Nicola offers warm & welcoming classes for all parents-to-be, new parents and babies, to help teach love, bonding, nurturing care and development through Hypnobirthing, Baby Massage & Baby Yoga.

La Leche League Colchester

A breastfeeding group offering Mother to mother support, facilitated by trained breastfeeding councellors.


Sarah Everett Photography

Sarah specialises in beautiful outdoor photo shoots, she is also the creator of all portraits used on this website.

East Essex cloth nappy library CIC

With branches in Maldon, Tiptree, Burnham, South Woodham, Colchester and Mersea, they offer advice and support for all interested in reusable nappies. They also provide trial kits and newborn kits.


Beautiful Postpartum care gifts for new mums, designed by mothers Victoria and Catherine.


National info links

Carrying matters

A great resource for all things sling related. Rosie Knowles has also written the book "Why Carrying Matters".

Sophie Messager

Sophie's website is full of information about the postnatal period, old traditions and how to adapt them to your circumstances. Sophie has also written the book "Why Postnatal Recovery Matters".


As well as being a center for excellence in carrying consultant training, Slingababy has an abundance of information on all things baby.

La Leche League GB

To find clear, well researched information about breastfeeding head to La Leche League GB.

Breastfeeding Network-Drugs in breastmilk

A great resource if you want to find up to date information on how drugs, medicines and natural remedies effect breastfeeding.

Sarah Ockwell Smith

A well known parenting expert who specialises in the psychology and science of parenting, ‘gentle parenting’ and attachment theory, with a particular interest in child sleep.


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