Baby Brains

By Neil | Featuring Baby & Parenting articles, news and reviews from the very best sources around the world.

How I potty-trained my child at 18 months old

<b>Let me start this story with a huge disclaimer: I make no comment nor do I have any opinions on how others choose to potty train their children.</b><p>Now …

Babies

You know you're a mum when...

<i>It can take a while for it to truly dawn on you that you are actually someone's mum - but Samantha Dooey-Miles has picked out a few defining</i> …

Parenting

But Really, Who Even Has A Good Sex Life?

The last times...

<i>We all know about the firsts, but what about the last time your baby does something? Rachel Tompkins on those surprisingly emotional</i> …

Babies

How Dad Can Help Boost Baby's Brain

Hands-on dads could be more hands-off with homework help down the road. A new study from the UK shows that fathers who interact more with their …

Babies

16 hospital bag essentials you’re likely to forget

One of the most important bags you’ll ever pack, it will sit by the door for weeks as you await the arrival of your new baby. There’s plenty of …

Hacking

The 9 golden rules of teething

Think your baby has his first pearly whites on the way? Here’s the nine golden rules of teething you need to know.<p>1. Knowing the early warning signs …

Babies

Weight gain in pregnancy

Weight gain in pregnancy will cause your body to change in size and shape as your bump and baby grow. In the UK, there is no guidance on how much …

Pregnancy

Settling in at nursery

<i>Marie-Claire McGlade on preparing for the big day. There may be tears... and not just from your baby...</i><p>At this time of the year many of us are …

Babies

What Would A Better Mother Than Me Do?

Share33<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Pin<p>Tweet<p>“I don’t want to go to bed! A good Mommy would let me have a cheese stick!” my daughter yells at me for what is maybe the …

Parenting

7 sneaky ways to get some time to yourself

<i>Finding child-free time is as important as it is difficult, though fortunately, we parents have super-human levels of resourcefulness and mastering</i> …

Parenting

Parenting as an Introvert

Share99<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Pin<p>Tweet<p>My husband and I have been in the room for less than a minute before Chad – a tan, amiable entertainment director – …

Introverts

10 amazing facts about your newborn’s brain

There’s so much going on in your baby's head right now, it’s mind-blowing!<p>You might think that all your newborn baby does is eat, sleep and need her …

Babies

Are YOU confused by the new booster seat safety law?

Car seat safety is a key concern for most parents, but negotiating the maze of rules and regulations surrounding it can be a headache to say the …

Airlines

Stages and Phases of Labor: Early, Active and Transitional

Childbirth progresses in three stages: labor, delivery of the baby and delivery of the placenta. Unless labor is cut short by a C-section, all women …

Pregnancy

The definitive list: What not to eat and drink during pregnancy

There’s no bigger motherhood minefield than deciding what not to eat when you’re pregnant - but it’s often hard to distinguish between fact and …

Pregnancy

10 myths about parenthood and mental health

NCT expert Sarah McMullen dispels ten of the most common myths surrounding pregnancy and motherhood

Mental Health

12 things that scared me in my newborn’s first month

by Adam Riches posted in Mum Stories The first month of your baby’s life is simply a baptism of fire. From the second you arrive home with your …

Babies

Yes, we might be overparenting, but it’s not all bad

By Mary Janevic<p>Contemporary parenting, with its coddling and hovering ways, irritates just about everybody who is not doing it themselves.<p>Worse, it …

Parenting

Tips for travelling with your new baby - Holiday and travel | Emma's Diary

Going away for that first short break with your baby needn’t be daunting and there’s no need to pack the kitchen sink! Here at Emma's Diary we give …

Babies

But Then I Actually Had Kids…

I used to think that being a mom would be easy. Used to think that when the time was right, it would just happen, I’d know what to do, I’d fall …

Parenting

Date night: dream vs reality

<i>Samantha Dooey-Miles on what really happens when you finally get some quality time with the one you love (that's your partner, not your baby,</b> …

Parenting

Small Connections are Big Brain Builders

Share202<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Pin<p>Tweet<p>On a recent shopping excursion, I found myself standing near a family with a baby. While the adults in the group engaged …

The Brain

'Baby talk' is GOOD for our little ones - and experts now have the proof

This ‘baby talk’ or ‘motherese’ comes about when we subconsciously change our voice timbre – ‘best defined as the unique quality of a sound’ – when …

Babies

Tommy's - Movements matter - raising awareness of fetal movements

By Anonymous (not verified) on 1 Apr 2017 - 14:29<p>Hi I have had this pain which has gotten severe since I was 8 weeks pregnant. My hips are so painful …

Pregnancy

Can thumb sucking cause a lisp?

Sucking is a natural reflex in the newborn. It is very normal for some babies to suck their thumbs, fingers or a pacifier to soothe and comfort them. …

Babies

Tommy's - 5 easy breakfast ideas in pregnancy

Breakfast is important so do it like a king. Take the time to chop some fruit for these easy ideas for a healthy breakfast.<p>Having a good breakfast …

Archie Adams, aged 2¼*, advises cheeky kids on how to keep family stress at boiling point

Eating<p>You need to get strict here and lay down the law. No veg, no sauces, no bright colours (unless it’s Haribo). Everything should be served as per …

Parenting

If Your Kid Loses Focus Easily, This Overlooked Reason Could be Why

Share827<p>Pin1<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>During the second semester of our daughter’s first-grade year, we started receiving notices and messages from her …

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