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  • Do you know your baby and toddler sleep stages?

    As a first-time parent, I think we can all remember that time when we left hospital with our newborn, having walked through the front door to our home and slumped on the sofa thinking “What do we do now?" It’s a complete lifestyle change and scariest of all, you're are responsible for another living being! (No pressure). You are their world and all they know. No one can tell you how it’s really going to be...

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  • The Baby Packing Checklist

    Liat Hughes Joshi, author of What to Buy for Your Baby (White Ladder Press) says: "There's no such thing as packing light when you're travelling with a baby. The key is to get organised and think through what you need for the key areas of baby care - so feeding, sleeping, changing and playing. This will make working out what you need to take less overwhelming." Do you remember the first time you left the house with...

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  • Pushchairs: where to start?

    One of the most exciting things about preparing for baby’s arrival is purchasing a pushchair - whether new or secondhand. It’s one of the most expensive items you will buy so it’s good to have a think about what you might need and how you will use it. We've got together with Didofy - makers of the 3-in-1 travel system to give you some points to consider!   Three good places to start:   STYLE...

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  • Pregnancy wellbeing: How to stay active

    If you’ve already got children, then this pregnancy won’t be like your first. You might not get the time to pamper yourself as much as you did the first-time round. But, it’s still important to build in some time during your day for exercise. Keeping fit not only helps you to stay strong for your pregnancy, but it will help to maintain your weight and give you the feel-good factor. Here's some top tips on how to stay...

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  • Pregnancy fitness: How to keep walking

    Walking is a great way to improve your fitness, de-stress and keep active. If, like me, you love a good hike, there’s no need to stop once you become pregnant. However, you might find that you need to make a few allowances to make sure that you stay safe and carry on enjoying a good walk. Here's some top tips on walking safely when pregnant from Mother & Nature Know your limits I like to stay active, but even I know not...

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  • Top tips on bathing your baby

    For new parents bathing your baby for the first time can be quite intimidating but also a beautiful milestone to see. The World Health Organisation recommends waiting at least 24 hours before washing your newborn baby. It's important not to get the umbilical cord wet at the NHS have some great tips on sponge bahing your baby also known as 'topping and tailing'. It's not essential to bath your baby everyday but if they do...

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  • Buyer Beware!

    In the UK we have a raft of rules and regulations designed to ensure that you are protected when you buy something. So can you be sure what you are buying is safe? Sadly this is not the case any longer. A few months ago a baby died because the parents bought a cot off of Amazon which wasn’t safe. Last month we learn that there are car seats for sale which wouldn’t protect your child in an accident. And this week we learn that...

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  • 5 foods to avoid when pregnant

    Did you know that during pregnancy a woman’s immune system can be weaker and more vulnerable to infection? Some foods which are raw or undercooked can carry bacteria which, although many women won’t have symptoms, can in fact affect a growing baby.   Here are some foods which are best avoided* Fish (high in mercury) This includes: big eye tuna, marlin, swordfish, king mackerel, shark, orange roughy, Gulf of...

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  • Which changing bag are you?

    When it comes to choosing a changing bag, there are so many to choose from! But the good news is, there will almost certainly be one which will suit your needs. So, whether you're looking for a spacious backpack for those 'grab-and-go' moments or something more stylish yet still practical - here's a great selection to choose from. We've teamed up with luxury baby changing bag brand KeriKit to highlight the many different...

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  • Organic & Natural Baby Products: Should we bother?

    During our pregnancy-haze we find ourselves trawling the shops looking for things the baby will need - cot, pram, bottles, pumps and pillows to name a few. We want the best for our baby from day zero. So what’s the hoo-hah about organic and natural baby products? They seem to be expensive. And are natural products really as natural as they say? So should you bother? We think so yes. And here's why. It's better for their...

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