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

Men and women struggle to get on at work and find time for their families

Once only women got penalised for taking time out to look after children<p>Once it was simple. Men worked and most women stayed at home to raise the children. But as more women entered employment, balancing family and work life became a prime aspiration of modern mothers. An entire publishing industry …

Women's News

The sad truth about having a baby: ‘cattle’ care is now the norm

A new report confirms our worst fears about lack of midwives and lack of continuity. The situation is frustrating and dangerous – and it’s getting worse<p>It’s the most important, meaningful and – for many – anxiety-provoking day of your life. You’re going to experience the rare privilege of being at …

Pregnancy

Is your Sophie the Giraffe toy full of mould?

<b>As far as I can tell, guilt and parenting seem to go together hand in hand.</b><p>Whether it’s your toddler falling over, or not spending enough time with …

Babies

How To Turn A Walk With Your Toddler Into An Epic Educational Journey

Sentiments like “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” or “Not all who wander are lost,” bring up thoughts of listless hippies. And while …

Babies

CPR | Baby 1st aid | Emma's Diary

Unconscious baby<p>If your baby is unconscious, check to see if he is breathing by looking for chest or tummy movement - flick the soles of his feet and …

Babies

To the New Mother: There Will Be Days

There may be days when you think, <i>I can’t do this.</i><p>Days when you don’t feel good enough, when you look around and feel inferior to every other parent …

Babies

Late arrivals - going over your due date| Emma's Diary

Tommy's - Tiger stripes - pregnancy stretch marks

The latter was a gift from a friend which lasted about a month. It smelt so good and promised so much I've kept on buying it. A few fairly prominent …

Body Image

What To Do If Your Toddler Won't Sleep

10 top tips to help your toddler get a good night's sleep.<p>So, you think you’ve got your little one’s sleep sussed? You might be in for a shock when they make the transition from baby to toddler, so don’t get too comfortable.<p>For some reason, we tend to expect babies to wake up during the night, but …

Toddlers

Flu and pregnancy

Seasonal flu occurs every year, usually in the winter. It’s a highly infectious disease caused by a virus.<p>The most likely viruses that will cause flu …

Health

I'm Raising an Only Child and It's Not the End of the World

My daughter has an imaginary sibling.<p>Actually, let me be more specific. My daughter told me today that she has three sisters and three brothers. …

Is It Ok To Love Your Kids And Hate Being A Parent At The Same Time?

<i>The following was syndicated from Ivan Siladji’s personal blog for</i> The Fatherly Forum<i>, a community of parents and influencers with insights about</i> …

Parenting

Fighting The Fear When You’re Pregnant After A Miscarriage

We lost our first baby about six months before I got the pregnancy test with that second line. I hadn’t taken a pregnancy test since the one I had …

Babies

Baby's First Bolognese Sauce

• Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion and celery over a low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened.<br>• Add the garlic …

Cooking

Tommy's - Folic acid in pregnancy

Why take folic acid in pregnancy?<p>Folic acid is a vitamin that helps your baby's neural tube grow. The neural tube is part of the baby’s nervous …

Pregnancy

24 Memorable Photos That Show The Beautiful Realities Of Giving Birth

Childbirth is one of the most important moments of women's lives, yet many moms find that after the fact, they only have a few concrete memories of …

Photography

All the Other Parents Have Got it Together, Right?

There are days, sometimes weeks, when I find it real easy to convince myself that everyone knows what they’re doing – everyone but me.<p>I watch other …

Why Parents Shouldn’t Clean Up After Kids, With The Author Of ‘Messy’

Everyone has been at that point when the house is trashed, the dishes are in the sink, and a producer from <i>Hoarders</i> is knocking on the door. Oh, if …

Parenting

Tommy's - All about exercise in pregnancy

Now you’re pregnant, being active will boost your health – it’s good for your unborn baby, too. It can also help get your body ready for giving birth …

The incredible photo of delayed cord clamping after birth

The photo was taken by Kate Kennedy Birth Photography and was shared on Birth Without Fear's Facebook page with the words:<p>"Perfect baby Elliot, born …

Babies

Fearless mother helps deliver her own baby by c-section

WOW!<p>Yes, you read that right; a woman has done the (almost) unthinkable, and helped to deliver her own baby... by c-section.<p>Sarah Toyer, from …

Pregnancy

The real milestone cards for new mums

<i>This is a guest post by community member and blogger Frances. She writes her own blog Whinge Whinge Wine and has two children aged 2 and 9 …

Babies

'My body began unexpectedly… leaking' The things NOBODY tells you will happen after giving birth

There's a few things this mum wishes she'd known about what happens just after you welcome a baby...

Please Sleep, but Not All Night

From the day we brought our little bundle home, she slept for five-hour stretches, though never at night. In fact, bedtime for a while was 5 a.m. But …

Babies

People Are Fascinated By This Video Of Breast Milk Under A Microscope

It surpassed one million views in under two days.<p>A viral video is giving Facebook users an up close and personal look at breast milk.<p>On Jan. 7, Jansen Howard of Colorado Springs posted a video that shows a single drop of her breast milk under a microscope.<p>“You guys... this is SO COOL!!!!!!!!” …

Babies

Being A Parent Is Disgusting...

How 7 Different Cultures Approach A Child’s First Haircut

Deciding when to cut your child’s hair for the first time is a big deal. There’s just something about those first sprouts, contrasted by your quickly …

Religion

Mum Shares Struggles Of Being Pregnant After Miscarriage, Encourages Others To Do The Same

'You should never feel you have to hide a baby.'<p>A mum has opened up about the struggles she faces being pregnant, having previously lost two babies.<p>Allie Boss, from Utah, US, made the decision to announce her pregnancy early, at eight weeks, because “no one should ever hide a baby”.<p>But having …

Babies

14 Things Every Parent Of A Reception Child Goes Through

Trying to remember the name of their best friend.<p>It feels like only yesterday that your baby was a newborn, but now you are buying their first pair of school shoes - where does the time go?<p>Any parent of a reception child will be going through the same 14 things (mainly lots of crying and needing …

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