The world and his internet are full of advice about babies. It sometimes feels like everyone is competing to come up with the next Big Idea. After surviving the first three years with my own two little bundles of joy I realised that what parents of babies really need is a list of simple, common
Your baby may be cute and cuddly, but just occasionally it would be lovely if they could tell you exactly what it is they need. Any parent who has tried in vain to satisfy the cry of a distressed or frustrated infant, knows that understanding baby talk is not easy. As you get to know
You’ve got past any latch issues, cracked nipples and getting up seven times a night to breastfeed your child but the next question asked by many mothers is ‘when should I stop breast feeding?’ Guidelines The World Health Organisation recommends that babies should be exclusively breastfed until they are six months old. While this a
A recent study of 14,000 new mums in south-west England has revealed that breastfeeding can halve the risk of developing post-natal depression (PND). While this is great news, the study also cautioned that of those women who wanted to breastfeed but found themselves unable to do so, the risk of developing PND more than doubled.
In one of our competitions, we asked you the experts, your top 10 must have items for new parents. We weren’t talking about cots, prams, car seats or nappies, but those items that you thought you might not use much but they ended up a God send! We had a record number of tips (over
There are so many schools of thought on parenting, and there are always people quick to give advice, so much so it can leave you in a spin. The latest new kid on the block to sweep us off our feet is Attachment Parenting (or AP if you are well in the know)! Is this