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Germany mulls plan to force mothers to reveal child’s biological father

Germany has drafted legislation requiring mothers to inform their partners if their children were fathered by another man.<p>The measure, known in the media as the “milkmen’s kids law”, will go before the cabinet as early as Wednesday before heading to parliament.<p>It would apply to cases in which men …

Germany

4 Ways To Prevent Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

Leg cramps are a common side effect of pregnancy, but these foods can help you find relief.<p><i>Leg cramps are a common side effect of pregnancy, but</i> …

Food & Dining

The nappy change gap: how parenting preparation for new fathers is becoming a middle class preserve

From Prince William’s sleepless nights to Andy Murray juggling his winning streak with new responsibilities, it is now the norm for new fathers to want to be seen as a “hands on” parent.<p>But new research points to a class divide in the level of parenting preparation by new fathers in Britain.<p>A …

Parenting

8 Questionable Soothing Techniques From Back In The Day

My first child was born in 1991, when parenting was less of a systematic process and more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-high-waisted-pants improv. …

Babies

I Never Thought I Could Forget My Baby, But I Did

Ah, summer — the season of cooking out and camping out, swimming and biking, lounging and playing…<p>…and sometimes, leaving your babies in hot cars.<p>I …

Babies

7 Keys to Parenting the Danish Way

As new parents, it often feels like we’re always living in the moment, whether we’re trying to figure out how to get through the long nights with a new baby, master the art of the swaddle to soothe a fussy baby or keep breastfeeding even while traveling. But that time goes by fast, and pretty soon …

Kids

4 Comics About The 'Incredibly Absurd' Sides Of Parenting

Amy Camber gets hilariously real about car rides, messes and tantrums.<p>When art teacher Amy Camber became a mom six years ago, she started drawing comics as an outlet for her daily parenting frustrations.<p>“I think we hear a lot about how wonderful and rewarding parenting is and while that is …

Parenting

Emma's Diary: How to take great photographs of your baby or toddler this summer

How to take great photographs of your baby or toddler this summer<p>Summer is one of the best times of the year to capture some fantastic shots of your …

Breastfeeding V Formula: 7 Reasons Why It's Completely Your Choice

You do you.<p>Everyone has an opinion on breastfeeding - whether it’s getting flack when mums breastfeed in public or judgemental looks when spooning out the formula.<p>Put simply, it’s your choice.<p>In celebration of UNICEF’s National Breastfeeding Week, we’re reminding all mums how important it is to …

UK News

Baby Night Feedings By Age - A Printable Chart

“How many times should be my baby be eating at night?”<br>“Is it time for me to night-wean, or are his night feedings still necessary?”<br>“I feel like my …

Babies

How To Get Your Baby On A Schedule

Scheduling is a hot topic on The Baby Sleep Site®! We have a variety of sample baby sleep and feeding schedules, but how do you <i>get</i> your baby on a …

Babies

Tommy's - It's concerning to see mobile apps that claim to monitor your baby’s heartbeat being promoted in the press

We were disappointed to see that the Evening Standard included a mobile app claiming to monitor your unborn baby’s heartbeat, in their list of ‘The …

Babies

The 'last hug' photo sweeping the internet

The stunning photo, taken by Crowned Birth Photography, captures the last embrace between a pregnant mama and her little girl before both their lives …

Internet

Inside the maternity bags of expectant mothers around the world

Ellen gave birth in Simulemba Health Centre, which serves over 70,000 people and delivers more than 90 babies a month. It has no clean running water, …

Maternity

Why Spending Time Alone Is The Key To Keeping Your Family Together

Everyone catches themselves at some point reminiscing about when they had friends, free time, and interesting hobbies. It lasts until your toddler …

Babies

My dad is a hostage negotiator — here are his three tips to get your kids to do what you want

Shutterstock<p>My dad is a trained hostage negotiator. He applied the skills that experts use in crisis situations to get me to follow orders as a kid — …

Why My Maternity Leave Isn’t A Freaking Vacation

I am not hard to please. I don’t need fancy restaurants or spa days or luxurious accommodations to feel like I’m on a vacation. But describing my …

Maternity leave

Name that Rash!

A handy little guide of the most common ones you might see in a baby under 1 year-old.<p>I remember the first time my baby had a rash—angry red …

This Is the Coolest Thing You Can Do With Your Baby's Old Onesies

Onesies get their name due to the fact that they're one piece, but because babies grow so fast — seriously, why so fast?! — there's almost a double meaning to the name, as it may feel like your child only wore each one once before promptly growing into the next size. Babies go through a ton of …

Babies

8 Things to do Before 8 am

I was drowning. Not in water, but in life. I couldn’t breathe. The moments I finally thought I had surfaced and could catch my breath proved …

Domestic Technology

19 Tips for Camping With Kids

Leave the screens behind and pitch a tent at your nearest campground for a nature-filled, home-away-from-home your kids won’t forget.<p>New at This? Camp Like a Champ<p>Stick to these do’s and don’ts when camping with young kids for the first time.<p><b>Don’t rough it.</b> Car camping, in which you drive up to …

Camping

An Apology To Stay At Home Moms

I owe an apology to women everywhere. Specifically, to stay at home moms.<p>I used to be like a lot of men who have this notion that mothers who stay …

Transit

When I Realized Why a Crowd Was Staring While My Son Played

A couple years ago we took my son Ivan to his very first parade. The parade route was just a couple blocks away from our house. We went because the …

Parades

8 Things I Don’t Give A Sh*t About As A Parent

When I first started parenting nine years ago, I worried a lot about little things like how my son looked in public, how he ate, and how he acted. I …

Kids

All Parents Will Sympathise With This Mum After Finding This Sudocrem Disaster

'At least it's not on the dog...'<p>Children have an uncanny ability to make horrifying messes in less than 10 seconds.<p>Now all parents are sympathising with this mum after she discovered her daughters Scarlett and Poppy had had a busy morning.<p>After a sleepless night, she films the scene for her …

UK News

If your kids are eating you out of house and home - you NEED this snack list!

30 Kid Friendly Summer Snacks – Fun and healthy snack ideas for kids! Perfect for summer snacking.<p>Hi! Tiffany from Feel Great in 8 back again!<p>Summer …

Seasonal food

15 thoughts mums-to-be wish they could share…

Follow us<p>Getting pregnant<p>Topics<p>Before you begin<br>• Trying for a baby<br>• Trying for another<br>• Trouble conceiving<br>• All getting pregnant<p>TOP RESOURCES<p>Am I …

The Simple 4-Step Trick to Make Your Lipstick Last No Matter What

I absolutely love wearing a vibrant, traffic-stopping red lipstick but detest the fact that it always gets all over everything. Truthfully, I am a bit clumsy and known to smear my lip color on coffee mugs, my face — heck, sometimes I find it on my keyboard or phone. As they say, the struggle is …

Lipstick