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Pregnancy Summer Safety: Sunscreen and Sun Protection

Protecting yourself from the sun’s bright rays is especially important during pregnancy when your skin tends to be more sensitive than usual. Of …

Skin Care

Creating positive habits to encourage sleep

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Babies

Mum Shares An Important Body Image Lesson After Her Daughter Called Her Fat

'Fat is not a bad word in our house.'<p>If your child called you fat, how would you react?<p>‘Fat’ is a word that has become synonymous with body shaming, so some parents might tell their child that it’s “not nice” to use that word and think no more of it.<p>But not Allison Kimmey.<p>Kimmey, who is a self-help …

Parenting

Study Shows That Exercising During and After Pregnancy May Help Reduce Postpartum Depression Symptoms

Postpartum depression (PPD) is <i>never</i> a mom’s fault. That said, experts are hopeful there are steps we can take to help prevent and ease symptoms. And …

Depression

The biggest mistake I made with my newborn

Here is a super weird thing about humans: they don't know how to go to sleep by themselves when they are born. It's a skill they actually have to develop.<p>One way to keep them from developing it quickly is by helping them go to sleep all the time.<p>That's what my wife and I did. It's the biggest …

Babies

A psychologist shares the question everyone should ask themselves before embarking on the 'clumsy, groping process' of parenting

The prospect of parenting is terrifying for reasons that are too many to list here, but one that I've personally heard multiple times is this: <i>I'm terrified of making the same mistakes that my parents made.</i><p>It's a legitimate fear — raising kids is hard, and it's a lot easier to say you won't be …

Parenting

Babies cry in the womb and 18 other surprising facts I learned when I became a dad

First came the awe and elation at my wife's pregnancy. We were finally starting a family!<p>In the next moment, an <i>"Oh s--t!"</i> panic sunk in.<p>To counter …

Why true bliss lies in the solo work trip away

The women at the school gate clustered round me at pick-up time, eyes wide, children forgotten, left to damage each other with impunity in the …

Travel

Childcare vouchers

How do Childcare Vouchers work?<p>Through the Childcare Voucher Scheme, your employer may be able to provide you with Childcare Vouchers, which you can …

Money

Warning: 1 in 7 car seats are NOT fitted correctly

A new investigation has exposed that as little as one in seven children’s car seats are actually fitted correctly; risking the safety of little …

Trucks

Is Our Phone Use to Blame for Our Kids' Acting Out?

Share31<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Pin<p>Tweet<p>We parents are just as obsessed with technology as our kids. Sure, we may not play games or text silly emoji to our …

Parenting

Parents Putting Their Kids At Risk By Failing To Correctly Fit Child Car Seats, Study Finds

'It’s a form of Russian roulette that drivers are playing.'<p>More than eight in 10 drivers are putting children’s safety at risk by failing to correctly fit child car seats, according to a new study by What Car? magazine.<p>The investigation carried out, in conjunction with Leicestershire Police and …

Parenting

Are the mums at the school gate really that bad?

Shares 68<p>The School Gate. Words to strike fear in the heart of any new school-going mama. We’ve all heard the horror stories: judgy mums looking you …

Education

Could you be suffering from 'mumxiety'? How one mum spotted the signs

'I was thrown into a steaming pit of unwanted opinions, questions and pushy decisions on my version of motherhood'

To Get More From Life, We Need To Do Less — So Let’s Clear Our Calendars Now

A few years ago, Amazon saved my life. No, it wasn’t because they were shipping a variety of nut butters and multigrain crackers to my house to …

What sort of sleeper is your baby?

Discover what type of napper you've got and how to get her to sleep well in her own way. Read on for your bespoke plan<p>The No Napper<p>Whether you push …

Babies

A Father Should Never Be Shamed for Taking Paternity Leave

It’s a topic that stirs debate on a seemingly daily basis: paternity leave in the sports world.<p>The latest example took place when Boston sports talk …

Parenting

Co-Sleeping Is Killing My Body, But I Still Won't Give It Up

My lower back burns. My shoulders are rocks. My spine is a rod of pain. My hips feel “tight,” but “tight” doesn’t even begin to describe how they …

Babies

Babies Should Learn to Swim and Not For the Reasons You Think

Share423<p>Pin1<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>If you needed another reason to prioritize spending the day poolside this summer, you’ve got one. A recent study from …

Babies

18 Things I have Learnt About Camping With Kids

So camping season is upon us! All around us wholesome families are frantically purchasing blow up mattresses, enamel mugs, antiseptic hand gel, …

Camping

7 Ways to Bond When You Don't Want to Play Pretend With Your Kids

Share1K<p>Pin8<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>I’ll be the first to confess, I’m not the best at make-believe. Maybe it’s because I lack childlike wonder and an active …

Kids

Pregnancy and Stretch Mark Oils

Over the course of your pregnancy, your changing shape may need a little assistance to help it grow and shrink again with ease. Not only will your …

Skin Care

Why Your Toddler’s Being Clingy – And How To Cope With It

If your child’s suddenly become uncertain when you’re not around, reassure him with a gentle approach<p>Whether it’s grabbing your legs or screaming …

Parenting

This C-Section Photo is The Most Adorable Thing You'll See Today

If you're pregnant, it's totally natural to have a bit of anxiety surrounding delivery day. Having a baby can be painful, stressful, physically …

How to grow a happy family

<b>Whether it's your first, second or fifth baby, here's how to help your family bond as well as possible.</b><p>First-time parents<p>If this is a first child for …

Parenting

Your newborn baby's first few weeks: What to expect when you get them home

<b>Bringing your baby home for the first time can be a scary prospect.</b><p>In fact, the first 24 hours followed by those first few days and weeks are like a …

Babies

14 things you should NEVER say to the mum of a ginger child

Call them carrot top ONE MORE TIME

Parenting

Baby product checklist: The new baby essentials you actually need

<b>Expecting a baby is incredibly exciting, but there are lots of things to organise too. For someone so tiny, they’ll make huge waves in your life!</b><p>From …

Babies

Yet another cost of raising a child: £800 'parenting lessons'

As every parent knows too well, bringing up children is expensive.<p>If you want a precise figure, try £231,824 – that’s what insurer LV calculates it costs to raise a child from birth to age 21. That’s roughly the price of the average British home.<p>But families are increasingly opting to add another …

Parenting