Welcome to Parent Patch. My name is Jamie, wife and mother based in Melbourne. This is a blog where I post my story, discuss trends in parenting, write reviews and share resources. I hope to provide you with inspiration and relevant parenting information. about me
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My Experience Using Newborn Cloth Nappies

Having done the cloth nappy journey since 4 weeks old with my firstborn, I decided to start once we arrived home from hospital with bub number 2. I chose my newborn nappy system several months in advance, along with being gifted a few extra things prior to bub’s arrival. If I had of known that my bub would be born 4.2kg I may have done things a little differently as I was only expecting a 50th centile baby!  Continue reading…

My Journey

Thankful For The Chapters of 2017

As I reflect upon last year it was probably a bit of a mixed bag for me. I was blessed with the most incredible miracle, yet also really struggled through some challenging work circumstances and my confidence and sanity really suffered as a result. No matter what kind of year I have, I always try to reflect upon not just the good and bad that unfolded, but how I grew through those experiences. Continue reading…

Health, Inspiration, My Journey

Next Birth After Caesarean – Navigating the System and Defending One’s Birth Rights

After the birth of my daughter, I wrote about when birth does not go according to expectations, with her delivery resulting in a caesarean section. A previous surgical birth had multiple implications for my second pregnancy and delivery, the major one being the freedom of choice and support pertaining to a repeat caesarean section or vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).

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My Journey

Grateful for 2016 and Thankful for 2017

As 2016 has drawn to a close and 2017 has arrived, like many of us I decided to take time to reflect upon the past year and look forward to what the new year holds. If you have had a challenging year in 2016, it is easy to overlook all the positive things that life brought you over the past year. I pulled out my 2016 diary and found something from each month that I am grateful for. No matter how hard or smooth sailing your year was, we can all find some joy and grace amidst the storm.
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Good to Know, Health, Things I Love

A Woman’s Monthly Friend: Baby BeeHinds Eco Pads 

Now this might gross out a lot of women, but what if I told you there was a reusable version of your disposable tampons and pads? Something that would save millions of female sanitary items ending up in landfill each year? Well such things do exist – your equivalent tampon is the silicone menstrual cup and reusable cloth sanitary pads, made in much the same way as modern cloth nappies but a lot trimmer and for mums! Continue reading…