Babies

10 things you might not know when becoming a new dad

10 things you might not know when becoming a new dad

Most new dads have a few months to get used to the idea of fatherhood but there’s more than a grain of truth in the adage that nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent. Here are a few things you may not already know. Making it up as you go along Many men figure

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Baby led weaning

Baby led weaning

In recent years there has been a growth in the trend of baby led weaning (BLW). Any mum or dad with a young baby and even those still pregnant, can’t have failed to see or hear the term being used. But what exactly does baby led weaning entail and what are the advantages? What is

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Caring for a deaf child

Caring for a deaf child

Deafness can affect the way in which children communicate, learn and socialise. There are varying degrees of hearing loss and different children will need different levels of support. If your child, or someone close to you, has been diagnosed with hearing loss then are some things you can do to make life easier. Reduce background

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kids and sleep

Kids and sleep

We all need to sleep but getting a good night’s kip is particularly important for children as it affects their mental and physical development. So how do you know if your child is getting enough sleep and how can you encourage healthy sleeping patterns? Newborns As every parent knows, the sleep pattern of a newborn

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child abduction

Child abduction

Having your child abducted is every parent’s nightmare. The chances of a stranger whisking your child away are, mercifully, very slim. But every day many children are taken illegally away from the care of one parent by the other or a member of the extended family and taken overseas without mutual consent. If you fear

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creating quality time with the kids

Creating quality time with the kids

Between work, household chores and general everyday life, the opportunity to spend quality time with the kids is often difficult to come by. And if you have more than one child, giving each of them some one to one attention can seem like an impossible task. However, it is worthwhile as you’ll become closer and

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