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Our pick of the cutest summer clothes for your two-year-old

Oh hello, Summer. Nice of you to <i>finally</i> show up.<p>'Tis the season of BBQs, sunshine and filling up your garden paddling pool with a jug and a sulky …

Clothing

How to treat hay fever symptoms in pregnancy

Hay fever can be aggravating at the best of times, but especially when you’re pregnant and you’re not sure which of your go-to medicines you can use. …

Hay Fever

Victoria Beckham reveals inspiring quote she tells Harper every day

Victoria Beckham is a fashion icon, one-fifth of the most iconic girlband in the world, wife to a footballing legend - and a fantastic mother to her …

Victoria Beckham

5 easy ways to create a child-friendly garden

For many of us, our gardens are a pride and joy, with every inch of our lawns painstakingly weeded and carefully co-ordinated flower selections …

Gardening

Eva Longoria Bastón welcomes first child and reveals adorable name

American actress Eva Longoria Bastón has welcomed her first child into the world with her husband José Bastón, a healthy baby boy.<p>Eva and José …

Amir Khan

Thoughtful gift ideas to say thank you to your child's nursery teacher

The end of the school year is approaching, and if your tot is leaving nursery to progress to 'big school', a gift will most likely be in order for …

Caterpillars

20 really annoying phrases all dads are sick of hearing

From mummy support groups to knowing (yet comforting) nods when your little one throws a strop in the middle of Tesco on a Saturday afternoon, mums …

Parenting

Everything you need to know about your Anomaly (or 20 week) Scan

It’s a mum-to-be milestone, so get clued up on what actually happens at your 20-week scan<p>As pregnancy events go, your anomaly scan is up there with …

Pregnancy

Mum shares genius hack to getting baby's clothes to dry faster

As new mums, we can use all the help we can get. Absolutely everything is time-consuming when you've got a little one in tow, and the last thing you …

Cleaning

The top 50 baby boy names for 2018

What are the best boys’ names this year? Whether you're pregnant and looking for baby name inspiration or want to check how popular your little one's …

Liam Payne

The Top 50 Baby Boy Names for 2018

What are the best boys’ names? Whether you're pregnant and looking for baby name inspiration or want to check how popular your little one's name is, …

14 fertility superfoods to add to your shopping basket if you’re trying to conceive

Trying for a baby isn’t all about the bedroom business. There’s a lot both you and your partner can do with your clothes on – including digging into …

Nutrition

What is nub theory and does it *actually* work?

Pregnancy is a vocabulary minefield.<p>From the time you first hear the phrase ‘nub theory’ to the time you have your baby (and then for years after, …

Pregnancy

Hilary Duff's son has chosen a name for his new sister, and it's. . . different!

Choosing a name for your new arrival is no easy feat.<p>Does it flow off the tongue? Do the initials accidentally stand for something incriminating? …

Hilary Duff

5 Instagramable Airbnbs that are perfect for your next family getaway

The way we go on holiday has completely changed over the past few years. Goodbye hotels with strict check-out times (and no kitchen for hungry …

Travel

How to dress for a wedding if you're pregnant

Wedding season can be nothing short of stressful if you've got a bump to contend with. But it doesn't <i>have</i> to be, as we've searched up and down the …

Clothing

What it's REALLY like being a mum at university

University is stressful enough with deadlines, reading and the pressure to do well. So, when I found out I was pregnant after my first year of my …

Pregnancy

9 gift ideas to get your other half for Father's Day

We don’t mean to panic you, but Father’s Day is just around the corner (as in, it's happening <i>this</i> Sunday, June 17th).<p>If you’ve not had a chance to …

Shopping

When can I hear my unborn baby's heartbeat?

When you're pregnant you are often desperate to meet your little one straight away. You want to fast-forward the morning sickness, hefty bump and …

Pregnancy

smarTrike toddler travel tips for a successful vacation

If you’re starting to plan (and panic) about getting away on your summer hols with a feisty toddler in tow then we’ve got a few little smarTrike tips …

Kids

Your need to know on raspberry leaf tea in pregnancy

The time has come to add raspberry tea to that long (shopping) list of food and drink products recommended to pregnant women. The benefits of this …

Pregnancy

Raspberry leaf tea in pregnancy: what you need to know

The time has come to add raspberry tea to that long (shopping) list of food and drink products recommended to pregnant women. The benefits of this …

Pregnancy

Jacqueline Jossa reveals gender of her second baby!

Former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa has revealed she's expecting a baby girl with her estranged husband Dan Osborne.<p>Earlier this year the …

Amir Khan

Should I have saved more money before trying for a baby?

<i>I’ve never really been one for maths, but from the moment I found out I was pregnant, I felt like sums were all that was running around my head.</i> …

Pregnancy

Gripe water: what is it and does it really work?

If your baby has ever had a sore tummy, you’ll know the feeling of desperately looking for a remedy to help alleviate their discomfort. Gripe water …

Pregnancy

Pippa Middleton confirms she's pregnant with her first child

Pippa Middleton has confirmed her pregnancy in her column for Waitrose Weekend magazine.<p>In the piece, titled 'Exercising While Pregnant', she wrote: …

Tom Daley

10 of the best night lights for babies and children

Trying to get your little one to sleep can be a bit of a challenge at times, but then we don't need to tell you that. Whether it's troublesome …

Kids

The 51 poshest baby names EVER

Choosing a name for your new arrival can be a tricky task.<p>Do you go for an old-fashioned classic? Perhaps a pretty name? A moniker on the top 2018 …

Pregnancy

Which cheese is safe to eat during pregnancy?

Got a craving for some Cheddar on crackers or a delcious mozzarella salad? Turns out tucking into cheese when you’re expecting can sometimes be a …

Recipes

Mums reveal the moment they realised they had postnatal depression

Having a baby is an experience that completely changes your life. Whether it’s your first child or an addition to the growing brood, many new mums …

Mental Health