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Fairy power

Posted on 19. April 2017 by admin

If only there really was a sleep fairy that could visit my daughter at night, sprinkle special fairy dust over her to keep her asleep and bring her a chocolate in the morning!

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How do you teach your baby to love veg? Repetition, repetition, repetition!

Posted on 14. April 2017 by admin

Okay, all you parents in the weaning trenches – hands up if you’ve encountered this scenario. You’re introducing your baby to the exciting taste of a brand-new vegetable (broccoli, say, or parsnip). They eagerly open wide, take a big mouthful... and make the most incredible grimace you’ve ever seen. The puree ends up everywhere, and the baby is giving you a look that says, “Don’t EVER try that one on me again!”

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Girls vs. boys – gender-appropriate care for the bits “down there”

Posted on 17. March 2017 by admin

In many ways, having a newborn baby girl isn’t so different from having a boy; in those first crazy weeks, both genders pretty much need to eat (constantly), sleep (nowhere near enough) and have their nappies changed (approximately 5 million times). So far, so similar. But there are a few differences it’s worth keeping in mind...

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Water babies: Getting through the first bath with confidence

Posted on 09. March 2017 by admin

So you’ve come through your baby’s birth with flying colours – congratulations! Now that  you’re home, though, the tips you picked up in neonatal classes may have got a bit fuzzy, and you might be finding the idea of bathing your newborn intimidating. Don’t worry – you’re far from alone. 

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Top settling strategies for soothing little ones

Posted on 10. January 2017 by admin

Going to sleep may seem simple to an adult – and if you have a young baby, it’s probably just about the most precious thing in your world right now – but nodding off can be a real challenge for little ones. We’re not born knowing how to drift off peacefully to dreamland, so one of a parent’s first jobs is to help their baby learn how to settle into a calm, relaxed state that will let them fall asleep. 

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How to be a pro at weaning on the go

Posted on 19. December 2016 by admin

Teaching your little one about solid foods can be a lot of fun – but boy, is it ever messy! (If you’ve ever found yourself seriously considering using the pressure-washer on a grotty highchair, you know what we mean.)

 

At home, you can pretty much prepare for the mess – we recommend a gigantic tarpaulin, personally – but you can’t stay home all the time. So what’s the best way to handle feeding your baby when you’re out and about? 

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Having a very happy New Year with your newborn

Posted on 19. December 2016 by admin

If you’ve got a brand-new baby in the house this holiday season, you’re probably feeling equal parts overjoyed and exhausted right now – and perhaps a bit unsure as to just how to navigate the previously-familiar silly season of parties, gifting and general merriment with a tiny one in tow.

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Five ways to wow your little ones with the magic of Christmas

Posted on 19. December 2016 by admin

When our children are small, one of the very best parts of the holiday season is seeing the wonder on those little faces as they imagine Father Christmas in his sleigh, coming to leave special gifts under the tree just for them! If your family loves to celebrate the Christmas legend, here are a few creative ways you can make the season even more magical for your little ones.

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Christmas with a newborn: Top hints to help you have a truly happy holiday

Posted on 06. December 2016 by admin

If your new baby is arriving around the same time as the Christmas turkey, you’re definitely in for a memorable holiday season! But while a newborn is definitely one of the most special presents Santa could bring, celebrating Christmas with a tiny person in the house can bring its own challenges. Here are some of the best savvy-parent tips we could find on how to make the season merry, even if all you really want for Christmas is eight hours of uninterrupted sleep...

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